December 18

The December 18 is the 352nd day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 353rd in leap years), thus 13 days remain until the end of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 19th century
  • 3.2 19th century
  • 3.3 20th century
  • 3.4 21st century


Politics and World Affairs

  • 218 BC: The Battle of the Trebia in the Second Punic War the Carthaginians under Hannibal defeated the Roman army.
  • 1118: The army of Alfonso I conquered during the Reconquista after a long siege by the Moors held the city of Zaragoza. The King shall determine the location of the new capital of Aragon.
  • 1393: In Znojmo ally of the Hungarian king Sigismund, Jobst of Moravia and the Habsburg Albrecht III. from Austria to Bohemia and Holy Roman king Wenceslas.
  • 2005: Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region occupy the town of Adre in eastern Chad, after which the Chad is engaged in the conflict in Darfur.


Science and Technology




Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.

Nature and Environment


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century




Before the 19th century

  • 0253: Victoria of Rome, early Christian martyr
  • 0301: Gatianus, Bishop of Tours
  • 1215: Philipp von Ratzeburg, bishop of Ratzeburg
  • 1495: Alfonso II, King of Naples
  • 1577: Anna of Saxony, daughter of Maurice of Saxony
  • 1597: Barbara Blomberg, beloved mother of Charles V and Don Juan de Austria
  • 1633: Theodor Galle, Dutch engraver ( burial date)
  • 1638: Father Joseph, a French Capuchin and advisor Cardinal Richelieu
  • 1701: Wilhelm von Brandt, a Prussian lieutenant general
  • 1716: Thomas Wickede, Mayor of Lübeck
  • 1737: Antonio Stradivari, Italian violin builder
  • 1742: Adam Friedrich Wroth, German cartographer
  • 1751: Kilian Ignaz Dietzenhofer, Bohemian architect of Baroque
  • 1798: Michael John of Valais, Austrian field marshal and Hofkriegsratspräsident

19th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2001: Gilbert Becaud, French singer
  • 2001: Marcel Mule, French saxophonist and composer
  • 2003: Charles Berlitz, American writer
  • 2004: Vijay Samuel Hazare, Indian Cricket Player
  • 2004: Albert Nordengen, Norwegian politician
  • 2004: Peter Palitzsch, theater director and theater manager
  • 2004: Anthony Sampson, British journalist and writer
  • 2006: Joseph Barbera, American character animator and producer
  • 2006: Stefan Hentschel, German pimp and Boxer
  • 2004: Takamatsu no miya Kikuko shinnō -hi, Japanese princess
  • 2008: Majel Barrett - Roddenberry, American actress
  • 2008: Mark Felt, American FBI agent
  • 2008: Claus Grimm, German lawyer and Vice- President of the Federal Fiscal Court
  • 2009: Connie Hines, American actress
  • 2009: Jacqueline Laurent, French actress
  • 2010: Wilhelm fig, German surveyor and civil servant
  • 2010: Rudolf Ahlswede, German mathematician
  • 2010: Ernst Engelberg, German historian and university teacher
  • 2010: Jacqueline de Romilly, French philologist and member of the Académie française
  • 2011: Vaclav Havel, the Czech writer and politician
  • 2013: Ronald Biggs, British Postzugräuber
  • 2013: Elisabeth Dörler, Austrian theologian and a member of a Catholic secular institute.

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances St. Wunibald, Anglo-Saxon evangeliser in Franconia, abbot in Heidenheim (Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox )
  • Saint Willibald of Eichstätt, Anglo-Saxon bishop and evangeliser in today's Germany (Protestant, Catholic feast day is July 7 )
  • Gatianus St., Bishop ( Catholic)
  • Mary expectancy ( Catholic)
  • Anniversaries of international organizations International Migrants Day (UN) (since 2000)

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

  • Day
  • Day in December