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 262nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 5, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,569,280 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 ‘dihectahexacontadigon’ 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 132 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 1,367 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 18 Historical Events

  • 324
    Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire.
  • 1454
    In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 1759
    The British capture Quebec City.
  • 1812
    The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
  • 1873
    Panic of 1873: The U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures.
  • 1906
    A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1948
    Communist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.
  • 1964
    North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
  • 2009
    The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1894
    Fay Compton, English actress (d. 1978)
  • 1923
    Queen Anne of Romania
  • 1937
    Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1948
    Lynn Abbey, American computer programmer and author
  • 1952
    Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
  • 1953
    John McGlinn, American conductor (d. 2009)
  • 1964
    Holly Robinson Peete, American actress
  • 1971
    Jada Pinkett Smith, American model and actress
  • 1972
    Adam Cohen (musician), Canadian musician, singer-songwriter
  • 1972
    David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (d. 2003)

Who died on September 18?

  • 1722
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1827
    Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (b. 1789)
  • 1857
    Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer (b. 1785)
  • 1896
    Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (b. 1819)
  • 1909
    Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian historian, archaeologist, epigrapher and folkorist (b. 1850)
  • 1941
    Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (b. 1866)
  • 1956
    Adélard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
  • 1994
    Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player (b. 1954)
  • 2004
    Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2006
    Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)

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