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, 418,248 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 ‘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

  • 1895
    Booker T. Washington delivers the “Atlanta Compromise” address.
  • 1898
    Fashoda Incident – Lord Kitchener’s ships reach Fashoda, Sudan.
  • 1906
    A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
  • 1910
    In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1939
    The Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw begins transmitting.
  • 1945
    General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.
  • 1977
    Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    ICANN is formed.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1786
    Justinus Kerner, German poet (d. 1862)
  • 1872
    Carl Friedberg, German pianist (d. 1955)
  • 1933
    Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov, Russian bass-baritone
  • 1933
    Scotty Bowman, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1944
    Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1946
    Benjamin Brea, Venezuelan woodwind player, music teacher and arranger
  • 1948
    Christopher Skase, Australian fugitive businessman (d. 2001)
  • 1949
    Jim McCrery, American politician
  • 1951
    Tony Scott, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Kieran West, British oarsman

Who died on September 18?

  • 96
    Domitian, Roman Emperor (b. 51)
  • 1180
    King Louis VII of France (b. 1120)
  • 1909
    Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian historian, archaeologist, epigrapher and folkorist (b. 1850)
  • 1911
    Pyotr Stolypin, Russian politician (b. 1862)
  • 1958
    Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist, illustrator (b. 1873)
  • 1967
    John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1970
    Jimi Hendrix, American musician (b. 1942)
  • 1987
    Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
  • 1998
    Charlie Foxx, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 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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