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

  • 96
    Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
  • 1793
    The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
  • 1911
    Russian Premier Peter Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.
  • 1914
    World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.
  • 1919
    The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
  • 1922
    Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1928
    Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.
  • 1931
    The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
  • 1934
    The USSR is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1939
    World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
  • 1947
    The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency were established in the United States under the National Security Act.
  • 1947
    The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Operation Polo is terminated after Indian Army accepts the surrender of Nizam’s Army.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    United States media magnate Ted Turner donates USD 1 billion to the United Nations.
  • 2001
    First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • 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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