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, 409,488 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 ‘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

  • 1454
    In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 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.
  • 1837
    Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a “stationery and fancy goods emporium”.
  • 1850
    The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
  • 1919
    Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1943
    World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
  • 1960
    Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
  • 1962
    Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1975
    Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1643
    Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (d. 1715)
  • 1860
    Alberto Franchetti, Italian opera composer (d. 1942)
  • 1904
    David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, British politician and peer (d. 1999)
  • 1922
    Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1964
    Jens Henschel, German footballer
  • 1964
    Marco Masini, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1970
    Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)
  • 1971
    Jada Pinkett Smith, American model and actress
  • 1974
    Sol Campbell, English footballer
  • 1980
    Chris Tarrant, Australian rules footballer

Who died on September 18?

  • 887
    Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle)
  • 1598
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • 1722
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1830
    William Hazlitt, English essayist (b. 1778)
  • 1924
    Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (b. 1846)
  • 1944
    Robert G. Cole American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (b. 1915)
  • 1970
    Jimi Hendrix, American musician (b. 1942)
  • 1997
    Jimmy Witherspoon, blues singer (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2002
    Margita Stefanovic, Yugoslav and Serbian musician best known as a keyboardist for the Serbian rock band Ekatarina Velika. (b. 1959)

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