About September 18

September 18, 2021 is the 261st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 136 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 18

  • 1454
    In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 1838
    The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
  • 1872
    King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1882
    The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
  • 1914
    The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
  • 1919
    The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
  • 1927
    The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
  • 1931
    The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
  • 1943
    World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
  • 1948
    Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator’s term, when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.
  • 1959
    Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
  • 1964
    North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
  • 1973
    The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    ICANN is formed.
  • 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.

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