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 This day in History - December 18
361 Historic Events for December 18
1935

Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia

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1935

Juan V G¢mez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies

Death
1936

1st giant panda imported into US

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1936

Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to US from China, arrives in SF

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1936

Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17

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1937

S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies

Death
1938

[Bryan] Chas Chandler, rocker (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun)

Birth
1939

Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull and Spear)

Birth
1939

Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, S Afr minister of Education

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1939

Sandro Lopopolia, Italy, lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)

Birth
1939

Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright

Birth
1939

Finnish army recaptures Agl„j„rvi

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1939

Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51

Death
1940

Arnold Long, cricketer (prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey and Sussex)

Birth
1941

German submarine U-434 sinks

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1941

Japanse troops land on Hong Kong

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1941

Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother and Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)

Birth
1942

William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V

Birth
1942

Charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies

Death
1943

Alan Rudolph, actor (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven)

Birth
1943

Bobby Keyes, rocker

Birth
1943

Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)

Birth
1944

Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam destroy electricity plants

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1944

Destroyers "Hull," "Spence" and "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Philippines)

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1945

Uruguay joins UN

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