September 18: Day of the Week
September 18, 2020 is the 262nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac 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.
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September 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1679New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- 1739The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
- 1850The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
- 1910In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
- 1922Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
- 1943World War II: The Jews of Minsk are massacred at Sobibór.
- 1948Margaret 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.
- 1959Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
- 1961U.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.
- 1991Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
Who were born on September 18?
- 1819Léon Foucault, French physicist (d. 1868)
- 1859Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)
- 1889Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (d. 1970)
- 1895John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1979)
- 1895Tomoji Tanabe, the oldest man in the world from January 2007 until his death (d. 2009)
- 1900Willis Laurence James, violinist, music teacher, and folklorist (d. 1966)
- 1926Bud Greenspan, American film producer
- 1953Carl Jackson, American country and bluegrass musician
- 1970Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)
- 1981Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and model
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