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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 5, 2024 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,776,960 minutes 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.

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 133 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 4,289 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
  • 1679
    New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1837
    Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a “stationery and fancy goods emporium”.
  • 1882
    The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1948
    Operation Polo is terminated after Indian Army accepts the surrender of Nizam’s Army.
  • 1960
    Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
  • 2001
    First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • 2007
    Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.
  • 2007
    Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.

Who were born on September 18?

  • 1587
    Francesca Caccini, Italian composer (d. c. 1640)
  • 1786
    Justinus Kerner, German poet (d. 1862)
  • 1888
    Toni Wolff, Swiss student and lover of Carl Jung (d. 1953)
  • 1889
    Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (d. 1970)
  • 1944
    Charles L. Veach, American astronaut (d. 1995)
  • 1946
    Otis Sistrunk, American football player
  • 1962
    Boris Said, American race car driver
  • 1968
    Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player
  • 1980
    Jonathan Biss, American classical pianist
  • 1990
    Lewis Holtby, German footballer

Who died on September 18?

  • 1857
    Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer (b. 1785)
  • 1872
    King Charles XV / Carl IV of Sweden and Norway (b. 1826)
  • 1890
    Dion Boucicault, Irish actor and playwright (b. c.1820)
  • 1891
    William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • 1896
    Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (b. 1819)
  • 1905
    George MacDonald, Scottish writer and minister (b. 1824)
  • 1909
    Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian historian, archaeologist, epigrapher and folkorist (b. 1850)
  • 1931
    Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c.1806)
  • 2001
    Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Pepsi Tate Welsh bassist (tigertailz) (b. 1965)

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