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 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

  • 14
    Tiberius is confirmed as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate following the natural death of Augustus
  • 324
    Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire.
  • 1635
    Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria declares war on France.
  • 1838
    The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
  • 1879
    The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
  • 1960
    Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
  • 1992
    An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1786
    Justinus Kerner, German poet (d. 1862)
  • 1901
    Harold Clurman, American film producer (d. 1980)
  • 1904
    David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, British politician and peer (d. 1999)
  • 1907
    Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1946
    Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (d. 1992)
  • 1956
    Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
  • 1964
    Holly Robinson Peete, American actress
  • 1964
    Jens Henschel, German footballer
  • 1980
    Chris Tarrant, Australian rules footballer
  • 1986
    Keeley Hazell, British model

Who died on September 18?

  • 1663
    St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
  • 1857
    Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer (b. 1785)
  • 1911
    Pyotr Stolypin, Russian politician (b. 1862)
  • 1949
    Frank Morgan, American actor (b. 1890)
  • 1958
    Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist, illustrator (b. 1873)
  • 1959
    Benjamin Péret, French surrealist author (b. 1899)
  • 1967
    John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1970
    Jimi Hendrix, American musician (b. 1942)
  • 1980
    Katherine Anne Porter, American novelist (b. 1890)
  • 2004
    Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)

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