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

  • 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.
  • 1879
    The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1928
    Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.
  • 1939
    The Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw begins transmitting.
  • 1943
    World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
  • 1945
    General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.
  • 1948
    Operation Polo is terminated after Indian Army accepts the surrender of Nizam’s Army.
  • 1982
    Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
  • 1984
    Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
  • 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?

  • 1922
    Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1923
    Queen Anne of Romania
  • 1933
    Jimmie Rodgers, American singer and composer
  • 1946
    Nicholas Clay, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1947
    Drew Gilpin Faust, American historian
  • 1954
    Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician (d. 1996)
  • 1972
    Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer
  • 1973
    Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
  • 1975
    “Habacuc” Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • 1977
    Kieran West, British oarsman

Who died on September 18?

  • 1663
    St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
  • 1675
    Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
  • 1721
    Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat (b. 1664)
  • 1806
    Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)
  • 1827
    Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (b. 1789)
  • 1909
    Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian historian, archaeologist, epigrapher and folkorist (b. 1850)
  • 1952
    Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian operatic soprano (b. 1879)
  • 1964
    Sean O'Casey, Irish writer (b. 1880)
  • 1970
    Jimi Hendrix, American musician (b. 1942)
  • 2007
    Pepsi Tate Welsh bassist (tigertailz) (b. 1965)

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