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

  • 1739
    The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1793
    The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
  • 1812
    The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
  • 1850
    The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
  • 1885
    Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
  • 1911
    Russian Premier Peter Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.
  • 1927
    The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
  • 1931
    The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
  • 1939
    World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Jews of Minsk are massacred at Sobibór.
  • 1944
    World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Junyō Maru, 5,600 killed.
  • 1947
    The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces.
  • 1959
    Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
  • 1962
    Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1973
    The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1977
    Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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