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 261st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 5, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,505,692,800 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 ‘dihectahexacontahenagon’ 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 154 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 1,732 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 18 Historical Events

  • 14
    Tiberius is confirmed as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate following the natural death of Augustus
  • 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.
  • 1895
    Booker T. Washington delivers the “Atlanta Compromise” address.
  • 1895
    Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
  • 1910
    In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
  • 1919
    The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
  • 1934
    The USSR is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1948
    Communist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.
  • 1981
    Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • 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?

  • 1870
    Clark Wissler, American anthropologist (d. 1947)
  • 1888
    Toni Wolff, Swiss student and lover of Carl Jung (d. 1953)
  • 1932
    Nikolai Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2002)
  • 1936
    Big Tom, Irish country singer
  • 1946
    Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (d. 1992)
  • 1967
    Tara FitzGerald, English actress
  • 1970
    Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)
  • 1978
    Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1979
    Alison Lohman, American actress
  • 1990
    Lewis Holtby, German footballer

Who died on September 18?

  • 1598
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • 1891
    William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • 1931
    Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c.1806)
  • 1951
    Gelett Burgess, American literary humorist (b. 1866)
  • 1952
    Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian operatic soprano (b. 1879)
  • 1953
    Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
  • 1994
    Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player (b. 1954)
  • 1997
    Jimmy Witherspoon, blues singer (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Ron Lancaster, American-born football player (b. 1938)

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