On December 18, 1853, the Rev. Charles Seymour preached his first sermon as rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Frederick. He resigned in 1862.
On December 18, 1862, Barbara Fritchie, storied heroine of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem, died at age 96, just three months after she waved the Union flag at Stonewall Jackson's Confederate troops as they passed her West Patrick Street home.
On December 18, 1884, a new roller rink was opened to the public on the Kunkel lot on East Patrick Street. It was built by the Lancaster Company. Williard A. Holland was the business manager.
On December 18, 1925, Dr. Will L. Payne regained his eyesight which he lost in an October car crash, following unorthodox treatment by himself to himself.
On December 18, 2007, a bust of Dr. Ulysses Grant Bourne, Sr., the first African American doctor to practice in Frederick, was dedicated at Frederick Memorial Hospital. The sculpture was the result of the efforts of Sam Williamson, a student at Ballenger Creek Middle School, who had written an essay on Dr. Bourne while in fourth grade. Dr. Bourne was never allowed privileges at the hospital.