September 18: Day of the Week
September 18, 2019 is the 261st day of the year 2019 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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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)
- 96Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
- 1793The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
- 1838The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
- 1873Panic of 1873: The U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures.
- 1885Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
- 1939The Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw begins transmitting.
- 1947The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency were established in the United States under the National Security Act.
- 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.
- 1973The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
- 1974Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
Who were born on September 18?
- 1752Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (d. 1833)
- 1779Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1845)
- 1852Clement Lindley Wragge, British-born meteorologist (d. 1922)
- 1905Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (d. 1990)
- 1926Bud Greenspan, American film producer
- 1952Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (d. 2002)
- 1953Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
- 1962John Mann (musician), Canadian rock musician and actor
- 1970Aisha Tyler, American actress and comedian
- 1974Xzibit, American rapper