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

  • 1679
    New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 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.
  • 1882
    The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
  • 1906
    A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
  • 1919
    Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
  • 1931
    The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
  • 1984
    Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
  • 1997
    United States media magnate Ted Turner donates USD 1 billion to the United Nations.
  • 2007
    Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1895
    Tomoji Tanabe, the oldest man in the world from January 2007 until his death (d. 2009)
  • 1895
    Walter Koch. German astrologer (d. 1970)
  • 1897
    Pablo Sorozábal, Basque-Spanish composer (d. 1988)
  • 1933
    Robert Foster Bennett, American senator (Utah)
  • 1936
    Big Tom, Irish country singer
  • 1946
    Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (d. 1992)
  • 1958
    John Aldridge, Irish footballer
  • 1961
    James Gandolfini, American actor
  • 1968
    Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player
  • 1972
    David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (d. 2003)

Who died on September 18?

  • 1630
    Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
  • 1722
    André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1939
    Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1958
    Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist, illustrator (b. 1873)
  • 1959
    Benjamin Péret, French surrealist author (b. 1899)
  • 1961
    Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish United Nations Secretary-General and distinguished economist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1905)
  • 1997
    Jimmy Witherspoon, blues singer (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Mauricio Kagel, German-Argentine composer (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    Ron Lancaster, American-born football player (b. 1938)

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