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

  • 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.
  • 1851
    First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
  • 1914
    The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
  • 1919
    Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
  • 1934
    The USSR is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1939
    The Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw begins transmitting.
  • 1939
    World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
  • 1990
    Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1997
    United States media magnate Ted Turner donates USD 1 billion to the United Nations.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1819
    Léon Foucault, French physicist (d. 1868)
  • 1900
    Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, 1st Prime Minister of Mauritius (d. 1985)
  • 1945
    P.F. Sloan, American pop-rock singer and songwriter
  • 1950
    Shabana Azmi, Indian actress
  • 1959
    Ryne Sandberg, American baseball player
  • 1962
    John Mann (musician), Canadian rock musician and actor
  • 1964
    Jens Henschel, German footballer
  • 1967
    Tara FitzGerald, English actress
  • 1970
    Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)
  • 1980
    Avi Strool, Israeli footballer

Who died on September 18?

  • 411
    Constantine III, Roman usurper
  • 1663
    St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
  • 1675
    Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
  • 1890
    Dion Boucicault, Irish actor and playwright (b. c.1820)
  • 1939
    Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1941
    Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (b. 1866)
  • 1944
    Robert G. Cole American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (b. 1915)
  • 1961
    Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish United Nations Secretary-General and distinguished economist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1905)
  • 1968
    Franchot Tone, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 2006
    Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)

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