December 18 in History – What happened on 18 December in Past

✅ Published on December 18th, 2019 in December in History

18 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 18, the day number in a year is 352 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 353. December 18 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 18 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1271The Mongol emperor Kublai Khan named his empire as Yuan. With this began the Yuan dynasty.
1777National Thanksgiving Day was celebrated for the first time in America.
1787New Jersey became the third state in America.
1799The body of the first President of the United States of America George Washington was buried at Mount Vernon.
1839John Draper of America first photographed a celestial body moon).
1839First Astronomical Photo Moon by John Draper) Made in America.
1849William Bond took the first photograph of the moon through the telescope.
1865The first US animal import law was passed.
1866Wooster's College established in Ohio.
1867In Angola, New York, US, the last coach of a Lake Shore Railway train derailed, plunged 40 ft (12 m) down a gully, and caught fire, resulting in 49 deaths.
1892The first performance of the fairy-tale ballet The Nutcracker was held at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1899Field Marshal Lord Roberts was appointed the first British Supreme Commander in South Africa.
1902Italy's famous inventor Marconi created the first radio station.
1912Amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announced the discovery of fossilized remains of a previously unknown early human, known as Piltdown Man, which later turned out to be a hoax.
1916The French defeated German forces around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France, ending the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I.
1923The International Area of ​​Tangier was established in Morocco.
1932Joseph Paul-Boncour became Prime Minister of France.
1935Edward Bains became the President of Czechoslovakia.
1945The South American country of Uruguay became a member of the United Nations.
1958The United States launched SCORE, the world's firstcommunications satellite.
1958The United States launched SCORE, the world's first communications satellite.
1960The National Museum was inaugurated in the capital Delhi.
1966Epimetheus one of the moons of Saturn was discovered but was mistaken as Janus. It took 12 years to determine that they are two distinct objects sharing the same orbit.
1966Astronomer Richard Walker discovered Saturn's satellite Epimetheus.
1971For the second time in history, the value of the US dollar decreased.
1987Programmer Larry Wall released the first version of the programming language Perl via the comp.sources.misc newsgroup.
1994"Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 8 performances.
1994Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges.
1994Norman, Couples and Azinger wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Golf Challenge.
1996Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe and England.
1996The school board of Oakland, California, passed a controversialresolution officially declaring African American Vernacular English as aseparate language or dialect.
2005The most recent Chadian Civil War began when rebel groups,allegedly backed by neighbouring Sudan, launched an attack in Adré.
2006The elections were held for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.
200930,000 Philippine people remain in the temporary shelter as scientists predict the Mount Mayon volcano will erupt in the coming weeks.
2009The Copenhagen Summit on climate change ended with the drafting of the non-binding Copenhagen Accord.
2010Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is granted temporary powers to pass laws by decree, negating any required review or support from the National Assembly.
2010The Tunisian Revolution began, and what was initially a series of protests with a set of demands evolved into nationwide demonstrations that eventually toppled the regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after nearly 23 years of rule.
2011During the 40th anniversary of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, a bomb kills one person and clashes break out between security and opposition protesters.
2011US troops were removed from Iraq, formally ending the Iraq War.
2012United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II attends a meeting of the Cabinet for the first time, receiving a gift honoring her Diamond Jubilee; this was first time a Cabinet meeting was attended by a British monarch since the reign of Queen Victoria.
2013In the U.S., two winners are believed to have won the Mega Millions lottery; they will share a jackpot of $636 million.
2014The E.U. extends sanctions against Russia by banning oil and gas exploration, cruise ship activity, and investment in Russian-annexed Crimea, the annexation is considered illegitimate by E.U. member nations.
2015Britain's coal mine Kellingley Callery was closed.

Famous Birthdays of December 18 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1987Ayaka / Singer / Japan
1825John S. Harris / Politician / United States of America
1984Derrick Tribbett / Singer / United States of America
1963Karl Dorrell / Footballer / United States of America
1916Betty Grable / Actress / United States of America
1964Stone Cold Steve Austin / Producer / United States of America
1922Jack Brooks / Lawyer / United States of America
1847Augusta Holmès / Painist / France
1897Fletcher Henderson / Composer / United States of America
1987Miki Ando / Figure Skater / Japan
1971Noriko Matsueda / Pianist / Japan
1725Johann Salomo Semler / Historian / Germany
1910Abe Burrows / Author / United States of America
1984Paul Harrison / Footballer / United Kingdom
1916Douglas Fraser / Academic / United States of America
1907Lawrence Lucie / Educator / United States of America
1983Andy Fantuz / Footballer / Canada
1896Gerald Barry / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1963Norman Brown / Singer / United States of America
1911Jules Dassin / Actor / United States of America
1950Gillian Armstrong / Producer / Australia
1958Julia Wolfe / Educator / United States of America
1977Claudia Gesell / Runner / Germany
1929Gino Cimoli / Baseball Player / United States of America
1968Alejandro Sanz / Singer / Spain
1887Bhikhari Thakur / Actor / India
1954Ray Liotta / Actor / United States of America
1937Nancy Ryles / Politician / United States of America
1980Benjamin Watson / Footballer / United States of America
1944Crispian Steele-Perkins / Educator / United Kingdom

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