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

  • 1635
    Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria declares war on France.
  • 1810
    First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
  • 1873
    Panic of 1873: The U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures.
  • 1885
    Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
  • 1898
    Fashoda Incident – Lord Kitchener’s ships reach Fashoda, Sudan.
  • 1914
    World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1944
    World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Junyō Maru, 5,600 killed.
  • 1948
    Communist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.
  • 1990
    Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1344
    Marie Valois, Princess of France (d. 1404)
  • 1952
    Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1957
    Emily Remler, American Jazz Guitarist (d. 1990)
  • 1962
    Boris Said, American race car driver
  • 1967
    Tara FitzGerald, English actress
  • 1968
    Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player
  • 1970
    Aisha Tyler, American actress and comedian
  • 1973
    James Marsden, American actor
  • 1984
    Anthony Gonzalez, American football player
  • 1988
    Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player

Who died on September 18?

  • 1783
    Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (b. 1707)
  • 1827
    Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (b. 1789)
  • 1830
    William Hazlitt, English essayist (b. 1778)
  • 1860
    Joseph Locke, English railway builder and civil engineer (b. 1805)
  • 1964
    Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 1987
    Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
  • 1998
    Charlie Foxx, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2002
    Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
  • 2004
    Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2008
    Ron Lancaster, American-born football player (b. 1938)

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