September 18: Day of the Week
September 18, 2019 was the 261st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 104 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1502Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage.
- 1870Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
- 1914The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
- 1914World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.
- 1931The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
- 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.
- 1964North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
- 1975Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
- 1982Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
- 2007Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.
Who were born on September 18?
- 1837Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (d. 1880)
- 1894Fay Compton, English actress (d. 1978)
- 1937Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1952Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Greek politician
- 1954Tommy Tuberville, American football coach
- 1962Joanne Catherall, English singer
- 1966Tom Chorske, American ice hockey player
- 1971Jada Pinkett Smith, American model and actress
- 1973Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
- 1979Alison Lohman, American actress
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