What happened this day in history September 18

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 2023 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, 2023 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,694,995,200 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 ‘dihectahexacontahenagon’ day.

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 145 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 3,923 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 18 Historical Events

  • 1793
    The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
  • 1879
    The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1882
    The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
  • 1934
    The USSR is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1939
    World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
  • 1964
    Constantine II of Greece marries Danish princess Anne-Marie.
  • 1974
    Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
  • 1981
    Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • 1982
    Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
  • 1991
    Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 53
    Trajan, Roman Emperor (d. 117)
  • 1863
    Hermann Kutter, Swiss theologian (d. 1931)
  • 1889
    Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (d. 1970)
  • 1900
    Willis Laurence James, violinist, music teacher, and folklorist (d. 1966)
  • 1901
    Harold Clurman, American film producer (d. 1980)
  • 1916
    Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)
  • 1926
    Bud Greenspan, American film producer
  • 1942
    Gabriella Ferri, Italian singer.
  • 1951
    Darryl Stingley, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver

Who died on September 18?

  • 96
    Domitian, Roman Emperor (b. 51)
  • 1180
    King Louis VII of France (b. 1120)
  • 1783
    Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
  • 1905
    George MacDonald, Scottish writer and minister (b. 1824)
  • 1924
    Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (b. 1846)
  • 1939
    Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1956
    Adélard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
  • 1964
    Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 2001
    Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Mauricio Kagel, German-Argentine composer (b. 1931)

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