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, 409,488 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 ‘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

  • 14
    Tiberius is confirmed as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate following the natural death of Augustus
  • 1812
    The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
  • 1906
    A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
  • 1914
    The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
  • 1914
    World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.
  • 1931
    The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
  • 1964
    North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.
  • 1998
    ICANN is formed.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 53
    Trajan, Roman Emperor (d. 117)
  • 1733
    George Read, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1798)
  • 1888
    Grey Owl, British-born First Nations conservationist (d. 1938)
  • 1918
    John Berger, English politician
  • 1935
    John Spencer, English snooker player (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1962
    John Mann (musician), Canadian rock musician and actor
  • 1973
    Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
  • 1974
    Sol Campbell, English footballer
  • 1975
    Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter

Who died on September 18?

  • 1663
    St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
  • 1792
    August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (b. 1704)
  • 1830
    William Hazlitt, English essayist (b. 1778)
  • 1909
    Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian historian, archaeologist, epigrapher and folkorist (b. 1850)
  • 1931
    Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c.1806)
  • 1959
    Benjamin Péret, French surrealist author (b. 1899)
  • 1964
    Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 1986
    Pat Phoenix, English actress (b. 1923)
  • 1995
    Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • 2003
    Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)

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