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
- 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
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
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
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