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

  • 1851
    First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
  • 1870
    Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
  • 1872
    King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1919
    Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
  • 1919
    The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1939
    The Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw begins transmitting.
  • 1943
    World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
  • 1944
    World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Junyō Maru, 5,600 killed.
  • 1988
    End of pro-democracy uprisings in Myanmar after a bloody military coup by the State Law and Order Restoration Council. Thousands, mostly monks and civilians (primarily students) are killed by the Tatmadaw.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1643
    Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (d. 1715)
  • 1779
    Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1845)
  • 1949
    Peter Shilton, English footballer
  • 1956
    Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
  • 1967
    Tara FitzGerald, English actress
  • 1971
    Jada Pinkett Smith, American model and actress
  • 1976
    Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979
    Vinay Rai, Indian actor
  • 1980
    Chris Tarrant, Australian rules footballer
  • 1982
    Alessandro Cibocchi, Italian footballer

Who died on September 18?

  • 1598
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • 1722
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1783
    Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
  • 1792
    August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (b. 1704)
  • 1857
    Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer (b. 1785)
  • 1905
    George MacDonald, Scottish writer and minister (b. 1824)
  • 1911
    Pyotr Stolypin, Russian politician (b. 1862)
  • 1967
    John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 2002
    Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2003
    Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)

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