This Day In History
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
On This Day

Events

in 1825

In June 1908, K Company of the 13th Regiment loads a 10" gun at Fort Hamilton
In June 1908, K Company of the 13th Regiment loads a 10" gun at Fort Hamilton
The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City. Historic Fort Hamilton is located in the southwestern corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn surrounded by the communities of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Bensonhurst, and is one of several posts that are part of the region which is headquartered by the Military District of Washington. Its mission is to provide the New York metropolitan area with military installation support for the Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve.
Fort Hamilton, New York City

Births

in 1910
Jacques Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. He was also known as "le Commandant Cousteau" or "Captain Cousteau".

Deaths

in 1852
Karl Bryullov

Karl Pavlovich Bryullov, also transliterated Briullov or Briuloff and referred to by his friends as "The Great Karl", was a Russian painter. He is regarded as a key figure in transition from the Russian neoclassicism to romanticism.
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