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Famous Events For December 18

Famous Events For December 18 – Today In History

What Happened on December 18 in World History?

Early Centuries – December 18 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. 218 BC 2nd war of Punic: Battle of Trebia; The army led by Hannibal Carthaginian were victorious causing heavy causalities over the Roman army on the Italian soil
2. December 18, 1118 – Saragossa was seized by Alfonso van Aragon
3. December 18, 1271 – The renaming of the kingdom as Yuan by Kublai Khan coinciding with the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty of China
4. December 18, 1352 – election of Etienne Aubert as Pope Innocentius VI
5. December 18, 1385 – agreement of peace between Burgundian Duke Philip II and the defiant city of Ghent – Peace of Tournai
6. December 18, 1406 – Anton of Burgundy made Duke of Brabant
7. December 18, 1603 – The first navy of the Dutch East India Company guided by Admiral Steven van der Hagen left for the East Indies

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8. December 18, 1621 – All the members of the English parliament accept the protestation
9. December 18, 1642 – Navigator Abel Tasman takes his excursion around the Farewell Spit in Golden Bay, first discovering Maori in New Zealand

18th Century – What Happened on December 18 – The 1700s

10. December 18, 1719 – publication of “Mother Goose’s Melodies For Children” by Thomas Fleet
11. December 18, 1773 – combat at Grass Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound leads to the loss of two Maori and nine members of the voyage by Cook, New Zealand
12. December 18, 1774 – Banishment of Jews by Queen Maria Theresa from Prague, Bohemia and Moravia
13. December 18, 1777 – 1st Thanksgiving Day celebration at a National level to coincide with the submission by Burgoyne
14. December 18, 1783 – The government headed by the Duke of Portland was sacked by British King George III
15. December 18, 1787 – New Jersey accepts the US Constitution and it was the 3rd state to accept the constitution
16. December 18, 1793 – The warship La Lutine was handed over to Lord Hood by the French royalists; changed the name HMS Lutine and is now known as a famous treasure wreck
17. December 18, 1796 – publication of the 1st US newspaper on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
18. December 18, 1799 – The body of George Washington buried at Mount Vernon

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19th Century – December 18 This Day That Year – The 1800s

19. December 18, 1813 – Fort Niagara won in the War of 1812 and was taken over by the British
20. December 18, 1832 – Charles Darwin on board HMS Beagle arrives in Tierra del Fuego during its first trip
21. December 18, 1839 – the image of the Moon, 1st made in the US by John Draper in New York City
22. December 18, 1849 – 1st image of the Moon through a telescope by William Bond
23. December 18, 1852 – Edward Smith-Stanley, from the Conservative party, resigns making way for George Hamilton-Gordon as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
24. December 18, 1858 – Passy, is a part of Paris: first “Samedi soir” villa of lovers Rossini
25. December 18, 1860 – “independent commonwealth” status for South Carolina announced
26. December 18, 1862 -War at Lexington, Tennessee
27. December 18, 1865 – Law on import of cattle comes into effect in the US
28. December 18, 1867 – Burning of 49 dead in the train accident, “Angola Horror” in New York
29. December 18, 1869 – the first play of the football club in Canada, Hamilton Foot Ball Club
30. December 18, 1878 – 210 people lost their lives when a French ship SS Byzantine submerged after an accident in Dardanelles
31. December 18, 1878 – execution of John Kehoe, the last of Molly Maguire’s society, in Pennsylvania
32. December 18, 1888 – the discovery of prehistoric Anasazi remains of Mesa Verde, Colorado Richard Wetherill, and his brother-in-law
33. December 18, 1890 – voyage by Lugards to Meng and Kampala, Uganda
34. December 18, 1892 – first performance of the dance troupe, “Nutcracker Suite” by Petr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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35. December 18, 1892 – first performance of the 8th musical by Anton Bruckner
36. December 18, 1894 – in the 4th day of the 1st cricket, Australia Vs England, with follow on by England at 4-268, with 7 players in the front position
37. December 18, 1898 – a maximum speed of 63 kph (39 mph) reached in an automobile
38. December 18, 1899 – appointment of Field Marshal Lord Roberts as supreme commander  of the British in South Africa

20th Century – Important Events On This Day December 18 – The 1900s

39. December 18, 1900 – The narrow-gauge railway line (2 ft 8 in or 762 mm) from Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook in Victoria, Australia opened for a commercial run
40. December 18, 1902 – The legislation– Education Act – brought about by Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister of Britain, on Education, approved by the Parliament regarded as the most important act
41. December 18, 1905 – In the first cricket play, H V Hordern, achieves 8 wickets for 81 in the 2nd innings of the first-class cricket (NSW V Qld)
42. December 18, 1912 – the skeleton of a Piltdown Man found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit was proved to be false and its perpetrator was Charles Dawson
43. December 18, 1913 – commencement of the hearings by the Indian Inquiry Commission, also known as Solomon Commission in Pretoria
44. December 18, 1916 – end of War of Verdun, the longest of WWI, by the surrender of Germans after fighting for 9 months with 1 million victims
45. December 18, 1917 – The freedom declared by Finland was accepted by the Soviet government by issuing a declaration

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46. December 18, 1917 – The US approves the 18th Amendment for prohibition of alcohol and circulated to different states for authorization
47. December 18, 1920 – The words United States or US were missing in the 1st US postage stamp issued
48. December 18, 1923 – setting up of the international zone of Tangier in Morocco
49. December 18, 1932 – Chicago Bears defeat Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0 at the NatioFootballball League Championship final at Chicago Stadium
50. December 18, 1935 – Broadman achieves 117 runs in the domestic Sheffield Shield cricket match for South Australia
51. December 18, 1935 – installation of Edward Banes as President of Czechoslovakia
52. December 18, 1935 – inauguration of Lanka Sama Samaja Party in Ceylon
53. December 18, 1936 – Queensland cricket scored 49 runs for 10 against Cricket Victoria; Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
54. December 18, 1936 -the arrival of 1st giant panda, Su-Lin, to the US from China in San Francisco
55. December 18, 1939 – Aglajarvi was recovered by the Finnish army
56. December 18, 1941 – submarine U-434 belonging to Germans submerged
57. December 18, 1941 – Japanese army arrives in Hong Kong
58. December 18, 1944 – A hurricane sinks US Destroyers Hull, Spence & Monaghan
59. December 18, 1944 – Electricity plants in Amsterdam demolished by Nazis
60. December 18, 1945 – Uruguay becomes a member of the United Nations
61. December 18, 1946 – A TV serial drama, “Faraway Hill” terminated after 2 months in the US
62. December 18, 1947 – Pope Pius XII issues a circular letter om Optissima Pax
63. December 18, 1948 – 2nd political election in Indonesia commenced
64. December 18, 1948 – TV transmission chnnel6 in New Orleans, LA started
65. December 18, 1949 – Philadelphia Eagles defeat Los Angeles Rams, 14-0; the game was played in a driving rain and made the playground a mud pit at the National Football League Championship
66. December 18, 1952 – stepping down of Ellis W Ryan as President of Cleveland Indians
67. December 18, 1953 – the airing of programs from TV transmission channel 7 in Little Rock, AR on ABC
68. December 18, 1953 – airing of programs from TV transmission channel 2 in Midland and Odessa, T on ABC
69. December 18, 1956 – first performance of “To Tell the Truth” on CBS-TV
70. December 18, 1956 – the unfurling of the Israeli flag on Mount Sinai
71. December 18, 1956 – Japan becomes a member of the UN

72. December 18, 1956 – Phil Rizzuto accepts the assignment as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer
73. December 18, 1956 – award of best football player status in Europe to Blackpool & England winder Stanley Mathews; defeats Real Madrid duo Alfredo Di Stefano & Raymond Kopa
74. December 18, 1957 – under the program nuclear power for peacetime use, the first atomic power plant produces electricity at the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania
75. December 18, 1958 – first communication satellite TV sent from Cape Canaveral, under the SCORE program
76. December 18, 1958 – self-rule for Niger within the French Community
77. December 18, 1959 – appointment of Sammy Baugh as the 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)
78. December 18, 1960 – censure of segregated ons of race at the General Meeting of the United Nations
79. December 18, 1961 – The musical record company in Britain did not accept the Beatles
80. December 18, 1961 – The Associated Press identifies Wilma Rudolph as the female athlete of the year successively for the 2nd year
81. December 18, 1961 – The Portuguese settlement of Goa, Damao and Diu comes under India
82. December 18, 1961 – commencement of TV transmission channel 53 in Fresno, CA (IND)
83. December 18, 1961 – Wilt Chamberlain of the NBA Philadelphia Warriors achieves 78 points against LA
84. December 18, 1962 – first performance of the 13th Concerto by Dimitri Shostakovich in Moscow
85. December 18, 1962 – atomic test by USSR at Novaya Zemlya USSR
86. December 18, 1962 – commencement of TV transmission chnnel26 in Montgomery, AL on PBS
87. December 18, 1962 – Josef Masopusst, midfielder of Dukler Prague adjudged the best European football player; defeats Benfica striker Eusebio and FC Koln defense Karl Heinz Schnellinger
88. December 18, 1963 – World’s best in 10k created by Clarke (28:15.6)
89. December 18, 1963 – Muskegon in Michigan recorded a snowfall of 3 ft
90. December 18, 1963 – the first show of the movie, “The Pink Panther”, guided by Blake Edwards and featuring Petr Sellers and David Niven with music by Henry Mancini
91. December 18, 1964 – The musical, “I Had a Ball” performs for the first time at Martin Beck Theater NYC to give 199 presentations

92. December 18, 1964 – commencement of the animation series, “The Pink Panther”
93. December 18, 1964 – The fans attending the cremation of soul singer Sam Cooke damaged the funeral home
94. December 18, 1964 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
95. December 18, 1965 – last show of “La Grusse Valise” at the 54th St Theater NYC after 7 presentations
96. December 18, 1965 – astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell touch down in the Atlantic after spending two weeks on Gemini VII mission
97. December 18, 1965 – in a barrel skate jumping on ice, Kenneth LeBel clears 17 barrels
98. December 18, 1966 – premiere of the TV show “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss on CBS
99. December 18, 1966 – atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
100. December 18, 1966 – Richard L Walker discovers Epimetheus, a moon orbiting Saturn
101. December 18, 1968 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
102. December 18, 1969 – premiere of “Coco” at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC to give 333 presentations
103. December 18, 1969 – abolition of capital punishment in England, Wales, and Scotland by an act of the House of Lords voting against the death penalty
104. December 18, 1969 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
105. December 18, 1969 – debut performance of the movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” 6th James Bond Film featuring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg in London
106. December 18, 1970 – debut of the film “Me Nobody Knows” at Helen Hayes Theater NYV to give 578 shows
107. December 18, 1970 – rebellion in Poland failed
108. December 18, 1970 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
109. December 18, 1971 – EPCOT Center, Disney World celebrate the 1st Candlelight Processional
110. December 18, 1971 – Saturday morning band music cancelled by CBS radio
111. December 18, 1971 – Jesse Jackson in Chicago founded the “People United to Save Humanity”
112. December 18, 1971 – value of US$ revised to 7.9% in Holland ($1=Y3,245
113. December 18, 1971 – an untimely detonation on a bomb in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry transported by the Irish Republican Army kills three members
114. December 18, 1972 – As a result of the failure of the negotiations to close the Vietnam War, the US attacked North Vietnam by launching Operation Linebacker II, the heaviest bombing
115. December 18, 1973 – Soyuz 13 was sent into space to orbit Earth for 8 days
116. December 18, 1973 – Yanks contracts with Dick Williams as manager but later turned by AL Pres

117. December 18, 1974 – the inauguration of the San Francisco Visitor Center at City Hall opens
118. December 18, 1976 – debut performance of the movie, Startart is Born” guided by Frank Pierson with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson,
119. December 18, 1976 – premiere of “Wonder Woman” on ABC
120. December 18, 1976 – Viktor Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovski was given to ChCP leader Corvalan in exchange
121. December 18, 1977 – stepping down of Nate Thurmond, (jersey No.42)
122. December 18, 1978 – Atomic test by France at MuruAtolltoll
123. December 18, 1978 – Atomic test, below the ground level, by uSSR
124. December 18, 1979 – Stanley Barrett was the 1st to achieve the sonic speed (739.666)
125. December 18, 1980 – musical concert by Bruce Springsteen at MadiSquareuare Garden
126. December 18, 1980 – The Abortion Act by Van Agents, minister, was accepted by the 2nd Chamber
127. December 18, 1980 – The hunger strike by IRA’s Sean McKenna was called off due to his critical illness
128. December 18, 1980 – The constitution of Vietnam was approved
129. December 18, 1982 -The readiness for the firing of Challenger’s main engine, was 20 seconds
130. December 18, 1983 – the 29-play losing streak by the San Diego Clippers of the NBA ended
131. December 18, 1984 – Sweden defeats USA in Gothenburg (4-1) during the 73rd Davis Cup
132. December 18, 1984 – the first show of the film, “A Christmas Carol” guided by Clive Donner featuring George C Scott in the US
133. December 18, 1985 – premiere of “Jerry’s Girls” at St James Theater NYC to give 139 presentations
134. December 18, 1985 – The “acts of hostage-taking” was censured by the UN Security Council, with no vote against
135. December 18, 1987 – Ivan F Boesky was awarded a 3-year jail for guilty of inside trading
136. December 18, 1988 – first division championship for Seattle Seahawks with 9-7 best score
137. December 18, 1988 – Australia beats England by 8 wickets t the Cricket Women’s World Cup
138. December 18, 1989 – A Christmas event, “I Love Lucy” exhibited for the 1st time in 30 years
139. December 18, 1989 – debut performance of “My Children, My Africa” by Athol Fugard in NYC
140. December 18, 1990 – The finalists for 1993 list was finalized by NL: Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, and Washington, DC
141. December 18, 1990 – No Concessions for Iraq repeats President Bush
142. December 18, 1991 – award of a “star” for De Forest Kelly (Dr. McCoy on Star Trek) in Hollywood
143. December 18, 1991 – shutting down of 21 plants by General Motors
144. December 18, 1992 – Federal Communications approves, 4-1, to permit Infinity to acquire Cook Inlet stations
145. December 18, 199Skating World created by Kevin Scott (1K 1:12.54)
146. December 18, 1994 – premiere of “Comedy Tonight” at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC to give 8 presentations
147. December 18, 1994 – last show of “What’s Wrong With This Pic? At Circle in Sq NYC after 12 shows

148. December 18, 1994 – Darryl Strawberry refuses to accept charges of tax evasion
149. December 18, 1994 – The former communist party, the Socialist Party in Bulgaria was victorious in the parliamentary election
150. December 18, 1996 – Day one of the test Cricket match between Zimbabwe and England
151. December 18, 1996 – The rating system in the US TV industry-accepted
152. December 18, 1996 – Ebonics” was accepted as a language or dialect by an official resolution of the Oakland, California school board
153. December 18, 1996 – The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Maleki announces during a press conference that it will permit unrestricted flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz keeping its right to close the shipping path if endangered
154. December 18, 1997 – publication of HTML 4.0 by the Association of World Wide Web
155. December 18, 1999 – The five Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation Instruments together with ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS, and MOPITT is hurled into space by NASA

21st Century – December 18 This Day In History – The 2000s

156. December 18, 2001 – Michal Owen, Liverpool forward, is declared the best football player in Europe earlier than Real Madrid striker Raul and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn
157. December 18, 2002 – A maximum shortfall of $35 billion was foreseen by Governor of California Gray Davis as against his announced budget figure during the election movement at the time of his re-election a month earlier

158. December 18, 2002 – The premiere of the 2nd movie by Lord of Rings, “The Two Towers” earned USD 62 million during the opening weekend and $926 million in total worldwide
159. December 18, 2002 – Debut show of “The Hours” based on the theme of the US-based novel by Michael Cunningham and featuring Meryl Streep, Julianne More, and Nicole Kidman
160. December 18, 2002 – Calvin Klein, the Fashion designer, proposes to sell his business establishment to shirt-maker Philips-Van Heusen for $430 million
161. December 18, 2009 – The highest-money-earning film, “Avatar” by James Cameron, featuring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver premieres
162. December 18, 2011 – The US officially closes the Iraq War by withdrawing its troops from Iraq
163. December 18, 2012 – An apartment caves in, in Palermo, Italy killing 4 people and wounding 11 persons
164. December 18, 2012 – six staff administering polio vaccinations were shot down in Pakistan
165. December 18, 2012 – The radicals belonging to the Seleka alliance group killed 15 people while seizing Bria, the Central African Republic
166. December 18, 2017 – Australia reclaims its Ashes by defeating England by an innings to take a lead of 3 games at the Wacca in Perth
167. December 18, 2018 – The dismissal of Portuguese manager, a position attracting much attention, Jose Mourinho by Manchester United; United gained 6th place in EPL but lagged behind 19 points league leaders Liverpool; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed as the new temporary manager
168. December 18, 2018 – Women majority reaches 51% in the Nevada State Legislature in the US for the first time

169. December 18, 2018 – inferno wipe-out 600 stilt houses in Manaus, northwestern Brazil
170. December 18, 2018 – a shooting star bursts with a massive ball of fire over the Bering Sea releasing energy equivalent to 10 times that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, is considered the 2nd largest during the previous 30 years

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