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

  • 324
    Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire.
  • 1679
    New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1870
    Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
  • 1895
    Booker T. Washington delivers the “Atlanta Compromise” address.
  • 1906
    A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
  • 1910
    In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
  • 1960
    Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
  • 1980
    Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.
  • 1982
    Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1997
    United States media magnate Ted Turner donates USD 1 billion to the United Nations.
  • 1998
    ICANN is formed.
  • 2009
    The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.

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