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, 418,248 hours 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

  • 1739
    The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1809
    The Royal Opera House in London opens.
  • 1838
    The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
  • 1870
    Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
  • 1879
    The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1898
    Fashoda Incident – Lord Kitchener’s ships reach Fashoda, Sudan.
  • 1939
    The Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw begins transmitting.
  • 1973
    The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1977
    Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
  • 2007
    Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1786
    Justinus Kerner, German poet (d. 1862)
  • 1852
    Clement Lindley Wragge, British-born meteorologist (d. 1922)
  • 1901
    Harold Clurman, American film producer (d. 1980)
  • 1951
    Tony Scott, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Lance Armstrong, American cyclist
  • 1975
    Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian
  • 1979
    Alison Lohman, American actress
  • 1986
    Keeley Hazell, British model
  • 1988
    Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player
  • 1990
    Lewis Holtby, German footballer

Who died on September 18?

  • 1630
    Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
  • 1783
    Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
  • 1783
    Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (b. 1707)
  • 1792
    August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (b. 1704)
  • 1857
    Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer (b. 1785)
  • 1951
    Gelett Burgess, American literary humorist (b. 1866)
  • 1953
    Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
  • 1998
    Charlie Foxx, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2002
    Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)

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