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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 5, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,600,387,200 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 147 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 2,828 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 18 Historical Events
Tiberius is confirmed as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate following the natural death of Augustus
Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire.
Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria declares war on France.
The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.
The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.
Who were born on September 18?
Justinus Kerner, German poet (d. 1862)
Harold Clurman, American film producer (d. 1980)
David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, British politician and peer (d. 1999)
Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)
Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (d. 1992)
Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
Holly Robinson Peete, American actress
Jens Henschel, German footballer
Chris Tarrant, Australian rules footballer
Keeley Hazell, British model
Who died on September 18?
St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer (b. 1785)
Pyotr Stolypin, Russian politician (b. 1862)
Frank Morgan, American actor (b. 1890)
Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist, illustrator (b. 1873)
Benjamin Péret, French surrealist author (b. 1899)
John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Jimi Hendrix, American musician (b. 1942)
Katherine Anne Porter, American novelist (b. 1890)
Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
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