September is the ninth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, September was the seventh month of the year. It became the ninth month when January and February were added to the calendar.
September was originally september mensis, the seventh month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 30 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 153 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. September 18 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, September has 30 days. September starts on the same day of the week as December every year.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on September 18. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 18 September:
- 1180: Philip Augustus becomes King of France.
- 1420: Tiberius, one of Rome’s greatest generals, succeeded his stepfather Augustus as Roman emperor.
- 1717: The first known Druid revival ceremony was held by John Toland in London, at the Equinox of Autumn, at Pritharos Hill.
- 1769: John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts created the first spinet piano.
- 1809: The second theater of the Royal Opera House in London destroyed the original theater a year earlier.
- 1810: Chile declares independence from Spain.
- 1812: Fire in Moscow burns 75% of the city, killing 12,000 people.
- 1821: Amherst College established in Massachusetts.
- 1842: First edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gadget is published.
- 1851: The New York Times newspaper begins publication.
- 1851: The New York Times, the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States was established.
- 1873: Terror of 1873- American Bank J. Cook & Co. announces BankBank, announcing a chain reaction of bank failures.
- 1879: The Blackpool Illumination in the English seaside town of Blackpool, presented as the ‘largest free light show on Earth’, was first waged.
- 1889: Hall House, the most influential house in the United States, opened in Chicago.
- 1891: Riete Maxwell reported that the first white woman became an Indian chief.
- 1895: Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment to Todiffe watchman Harvey Lillard.
- 1910: Chile city celebrates its centenary of independence after independence from Spain.
- 1918: World War I – The defeat of Central Powers in the Battle of Dobro Pol played a role in the Bulgarian withdrawal from the war and opened the way for the subsequent liberation of Vardar Macedonia.
- 1919: Women get voting rights in Holland.
- 1922: Hungary joins League of Nations.
- 1926: A cyclonic storm killed 250 people in Miami, USA.
- 1939: The Nazi propaganda radio program Germany Calling, with the host name “Lord Ha-Hav”, began broadcasting to audiences in The Kingdom and the United States.
- 1942: US submarines are winning the battle for supremacy in the Pacific Ocean. Yesterday they sunk 4 more Japanese ships and damaged another 4 Japanese ships,
- 1947: National Security Act passed.
- 1947: The National Security Act comes into force, establishing the United States Air Force as a separate branch of the US Army, as well as the Central Intelligence Agency.
- 1950: Actress Shabana Azmi was born in Hyderabad.
- 1955: The United Kingdom formally united the uninhabited island of Rockall.
- 1961: The then Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test at Novaya Gemalya.
- 1961: The route to negotiate a truce between Katanga troops and UN forces, the plane carrying UN Secretary-General Daghmarskjold crashed under mysterious circumstances near Nidra Rhodesodia, killing him and 15 others.
- 1967: Nagaland adopted English as the official language.
- 1973: Future President Jimmy Carter filed a report with the National Investigation Committee on Ariel Phenomena (NICAP). He claimed that he saw an unknown flying object (UFO) in October.
- 1974: Hurricane Fifi invades Honduras, destroying 182 towns in the first 24 hours, and eventually creating more than 8,000 territories.
- 1986: For the first time from Mumbai, women drivers fly a jet plane between Bombay and Goa.
- 1988: Burma repeals its constitution.
- 1997: The United States conducted an underground nuclear test called ‘holog’.
- 1998: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit organization that manages the assignment of domain names and IP addresses to the Internet.
- 2003: Bus service between Dhaka-Agartala started.
- 2005: Vice Admiral Thad Allen warns that New Orleans tap water is still unfit to drink. He warned that the encouragement of residents outside the French Quarter to return Mayor Ray Nagin is ‘extremely problematic’ at the moment.
- 2007: Hundreds of villagers are still falling ill due to unknown causes due to the impact of an alleged meteorite in Peru.
- 2008: Pirates hijack a Greek bulk carrier with 25 crew off the coast of Somalia.
- 2009: Construction of a methane gas detonates more than a kilometer underground at the Vujek-Slask coal mine in Poland. The explosion killed twelve miners, while injuring another.
- 2010: A major storm in New Zealand leaves 100,000 people without electricity. It also takes the roof off the massive stadium Southland in Invercargill on the South Island.
- 2011: In golf, Lexie Thompson of the United States becomes the youngest player to win the LPGA Classic at the age of 16, winning the LPGA event.
- 2013: Apple announced iOS 7; The seventh version of the company’s mobile operating system. This includes noteworthy user interface changes and upgrades.
- 2014: The ultra compact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 is known as the smallest known galaxy that includes a super massive black hole at its center.
- 324: Constantine the Great decisively defeated Licinius at the Battleof Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire and ending Tetrarchi.