18 September

September 18 is the 261st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 104 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 18th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 18th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Read an Ebook Day
  • Cheeseburger Day
  • Water Monitoring Day
  • Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day
  • National Rice Krispie Treat Day
  • International Coastal Cleanup Day
  • International Eat an Apple Day
  • International Red Panda Day
  • National Gymnastics Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 18

1998: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is founded

Author Esther Dyson became the first chairperson of the now non-profit organization, which was initially under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2009, the Department of Commerce gave up its control over ICANN, which is responsible for maintaining the Domain Name System (DNS) on the Internet.

1973: West Germany adopts the Deutsche Mark

This action replaced the East German Mark and helped complete the economic reunification part of the union between East and West Germany.

1959: Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth’s orbit

The geocentric satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit by a Vanguard rocket, built by Glenn L. Martin Company, which is now known as Lockheed-Martin.

1934: USSR joins the League of Nations

It was expelled just a few years later for its aggressive actions towards Finland.

1872: Oscar II becomes King of Norway and Sweden

He succeeded his brother Charles XV and IV

1958: Visa Company was founded

Visa Company was founded
Visa Company was founded

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 18

1976: Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer

1971: Jada Pinkett Smith, American model, actress

1961: James Gandolfini, American actor

1905: Greta Garbo, Swedish actress

1709: Samuel Johnson, English author, lexicographer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 18

1970: Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1961: Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish diplomat, economist, author, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize Laureate

1830: William Hazlitt, English critic, painter

1783: Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician, physicist

96: Domitian, Roman Emperor

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