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, 1,474,156,800 seconds 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.
  • 1739
    The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1870
    Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
  • 1873
    Panic of 1873: The U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures.
  • 1898
    Fashoda Incident – Lord Kitchener’s ships reach Fashoda, Sudan.
  • 1919
    The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
  • 1939
    World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
  • 1992
    An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.
  • 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)
  • 1876
    James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1946
    Otis Sistrunk, American football player
  • 1948
    Christopher Skase, Australian fugitive businessman (d. 2001)
  • 1949
    Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)
  • 1950
    Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957
    Emily Remler, American Jazz Guitarist (d. 1990)
  • 1973
    Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
  • 1974
    Xzibit, American rapper
  • 1980
    Jonathan Biss, American classical pianist

Who died on September 18?

  • 1722
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1783
    Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
  • 1830
    William Hazlitt, English essayist (b. 1778)
  • 1891
    William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • 1941
    Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (b. 1866)
  • 1951
    Gelett Burgess, American literary humorist (b. 1866)
  • 1958
    Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist, illustrator (b. 1873)
  • 1962
    Therese Neumann, German mystic, stigmatic (b. 1898)
  • 2002
    Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2005
    Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)

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