About September 18

September 18, 2022 is the 261st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 126 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.
  • 1454
    In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 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”.
  • 1870
    Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
  • 1879
    The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1882
    The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
  • 1885
    Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
  • 1895
    Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Operation Polo is terminated after Indian Army accepts the surrender of Nizam’s Army.
  • 1973
    The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1980
    Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    United States media magnate Ted Turner donates USD 1 billion to the United Nations.

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