About September 18

September 18, 2024 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.

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

What Happened On September 18

  • 1180
    Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage.
  • 1635
    Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria declares war on France.
  • 1809
    The Royal Opera House in London opens.
  • 1879
    The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1895
    Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
  • 1898
    Fashoda Incident – Lord Kitchener’s ships reach Fashoda, Sudan.
  • 1911
    Russian Premier Peter Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
  • 1934
    The USSR is admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1947
    The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces.
  • 1948
    Communist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
  • 1990
    Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1991
    Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
  • 1992
    An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.

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