This Day In History
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
On This Day

Events

in 1904

The FIFA is founded...
The FIFA is founded in Paris. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, commonly known by the acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. Its membership comprises 208 national associations (the United Nations has 193 member states). Its headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter. FIFA is responsible for the organisation of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.
FIFA, football

Births

in 1844
Henri Rousseau

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll collector. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality.

Deaths

in 1895
Franz von Suppe

Franz von Suppé or Francesco Suppé Demelli was an Austrian composer of light operas who was born in what is now Croatia during the time his father was working in this outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A composer and conductor of the Romantic period, he is notable for his four dozen operettas.
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