What are the important events that happened on September 18? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 18: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 18 is the 261st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 5, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,094,880 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontahenagon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 154 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,732 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 18 Historical Events

  • 14
    Tiberius is confirmed as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate following the natural death of Augustus
  • 96
    Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
  • 1454
    In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage.
  • 1793
    The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
  • 1885
    Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
  • 1931
    The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
  • 1964
    North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
  • 1975
    Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
  • 1984
    Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1860
    Alberto Franchetti, Italian opera composer (d. 1942)
  • 1889
    Sir Leslie Morshead, Australian soldier (d. 1959)
  • 1905
    Agnes de Mille, American choreographer (d. 1993)
  • 1923
    Peter Smithson, English architect (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    Phyllis Kirk, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1937
    Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949
    Peter Shilton, English footballer
  • 1962
    Aden Ridgeway, Australian indigenous politician
  • 1972
    Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer
  • 1974
    Sol Campbell, English footballer

Who died on September 18?

  • 1675
    Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
  • 1891
    William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • 1924
    Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (b. 1846)
  • 1958
    Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist, illustrator (b. 1873)
  • 1959
    Benjamin Péret, French surrealist author (b. 1899)
  • 1994
    Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player (b. 1954)
  • 1998
    Charlie Foxx, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2001
    Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2002
    Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
  • 2008
    Ron Lancaster, American-born football player (b. 1938)

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