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

  • 1809
    The Royal Opera House in London opens.
  • 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.
  • 1872
    King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1879
    The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1895
    Booker T. Washington delivers the “Atlanta Compromise” address.
  • 1914
    The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1961
    U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 1990
    Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1992
    An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1434
    Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467)
  • 1587
    Francesca Caccini, Italian composer (d. c. 1640)
  • 1786
    Christian VIII of Denmark, King of Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1919
    Tommy Hunter, American fiddler (d. 1993)
  • 1929
    Nancy Littlefield, American film producer (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Jimmie Rodgers, American singer and composer
  • 1949
    Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)
  • 1951
    Benjamin Carson, American neurosurgeon
  • 1953
    Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • 1975
    Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter

Who died on September 18?

  • 411
    Constantine III, Roman usurper
  • 1663
    St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
  • 1722
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1827
    Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (b. 1789)
  • 1911
    Pyotr Stolypin, Russian politician (b. 1862)
  • 1941
    Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (b. 1866)
  • 1964
    Sean O'Casey, Irish writer (b. 1880)
  • 1968
    Franchot Tone, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 2002
    Margita Stefanovic, Yugoslav and Serbian musician best known as a keyboardist for the Serbian rock band Ekatarina Velika. (b. 1959)
  • 2002
    Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)

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