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September 18: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, September 18, 1793, President George Washington marked the location for the Capitol Building in Washington DC?

September 18th is celebrated as Cheeseburger Day and Respect Day.

Today marks day 261 of the year, and we have 104 days left of the year.

From exploration & construction to films and celebrities, this day has certainly been an interesting one in history. Here we’ll look at some important events that happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1793, President George Washington marked the location for the Capitol Building in Washington DC? He would then return periodically to oversee construction himself.

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

What Events Happened On September 18 In History?

2014 UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson received a standing ovation for her gender inequality speech at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, US.

1990 Liechtenstein became the 160th member of the United Nations.

1984 Colonel Joseph William Kittinger II completed the first-ever trans-Atlantic crossing in a helium balloon.

OTD in 1984: Colonel Joseph William Kittinger II completed the first-ever trans-Atlantic crossing in a helium balloon.
His feat is still the longest distance traveled by balloon today, as he covered 3,543.7 miles.

1977 The US spacecraft, Voyager, took the first-ever photograph of the moon and Earth together from space.

1951 The award-winning drama movie “A Streetcar Named Desire” was released in the US.

The movie was based on playwright Tennessee Williams's 1947 play of the same name. Both were highly regarded and award-winning, so in 1958, 20th Century Fox showcased a reissue of the film, which grossed $700,000.

1945 Segregation led many students to walk out of Froebel High School, Gary, Indiana.

The high school would later become the first in the city to accept black students.

1851 The New York Times published its first issue.

OTD in 1851: The New York Times published their first issue.

1837 Tiffany & Co was founded by Charles Tiffany and John Young in Brooklyn, Connecticut.

Tiffany and Young first founded the company as a stationary and "fancy goods" store with a $1000 loan from Tiffany's father. Only in 1953, when Charles Tiffany took complete control of the company, it began to emphasize the sale of high-end jewelry.

1809 The second Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in London, opened.

On this day, there were two performances, Shakespeare's Macbeth and a musical called The Quaker.

1793 President George Washington marked the location for the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

1502 During his fourth and final voyage, Christopher Columbus arrived in Costa Rica.

1454 The Teutonic Knights defeated the Polish army in the Battle of Chojnice.

OTD in 1454: The Teutonic Knights defeated the Polish army in the Battle of Chojnice.
The battle happened in the early years of the "Thirteen Years' War."

96 AD Roman Emperor Domitian was assassinated, and Marcus Cocceius Nerva became the new Emperor.

Famous Quotes Said On September 18

Here are the most famous or noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.

1896

“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to think too much about the future.”

– Albert Einstein

Famous People Born On September 18

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Aidan Gallagher? See what other famous people were born on this day.

2003 Aidan Gallagher

American Actor

Aidan Gallagher
Age:
18 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1971 Jada Pinkett Smith

American Actress

Jada Pinkett Smith
Age:
50 years old
Born In:
Maryland, USA

1973 James Marsden

American Actor

James Marsden
Age:
48 years old
Born In:
Oklahoma, USA

1993 Patrick Schwarzenegger

American Actor

Patrick Schwarzenegger
Age:
28 years old
Born In:
California, USA

Special Holidays On September 18

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

September 18: National Cheeseburger Day

National Cheeseburger Day

No one can agree on who invented the first cheeseburger. Whoever it was, it first appeared on the scene in the 1920s. None of that really matters now, though; all that matters is that we eat cheeseburgers and thank this mystery inventor today on National Cheeseburger Day!

September 18: National Respect Day

National Respect Day

Wouldn’t life be wonderful if we all showed a little bit of respect instead of judging each other? National Respect Day was created to inspire us all to do just that, so spend some time today thinking about how you can change your ways to respect the people around you.

September 18 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

If you were born on September 18th, your zodiac sign is Virgo.

Virgo is an earth sign that’s represented by the Virgin. Although, it’s not necessarily to do with sexual virginity, but rather more to do with this sign’s dedication to the clearness of the mind and purity.

People born during September have the Sapphire birthstone. Did you know that the ancient Persians believed the earth sat on a giant sapphire, which was the reason why the sky is blue?

People born on this day were likely conceived on or around December 26 in the previous year.

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