Wednesday September 18, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

September 18: Day of the Week

September 18, 2024 is the 262nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 104 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

September 18 Historical Event(s)

324
Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire.
1502
Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage.
1810
First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
1885
Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
1927
The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
1964
Constantine II of Greece marries Danish princess Anne-Marie.
1974
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
1975
Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
1981
Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
1997
United States media magnate Ted Turner donates USD 1 billion to the United Nations.

Who were born on September 18?

1819
Léon Foucault, French physicist (d. 1868)
1894
Fay Compton, English actress (d. 1978)
1911
Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
1926
Bud Greenspan, American film producer
1936
Big Tom, Irish country singer
1944
Michael Franks, American musician
1948
Rodger Beckman, American baseball player
1953
John McGlinn, American conductor (d. 2009)
1962
Boris Said, American race car driver
1963
John Powell, British composer

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