About September 18

September 18, 2020 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.

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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 147 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 18

  • 1180
    Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
  • 1454
    In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 1635
    Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria declares war on France.
  • 1739
    The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1759
    The British capture Quebec City.
  • 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”.
  • 1914
    The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1927
    The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
  • 1944
    World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Junyō Maru, 5,600 killed.
  • 1947
    The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency were established in the United States under the National Security Act.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 1962
    Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1964
    North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
  • 1980
    Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.
  • 1981
    Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • 1990
    Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 2001
    First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

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