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 construction and transportation, to films and celebrities, this day in history has been an interesting one to say the least. Here we’re going to look at some important events that all 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 Happened On September 18 In History?
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson received a standing ovation for her gender inequality speech at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, US.
Liechtenstein became the 160th member of the United Nations.
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.
The US spacecraft, Voyager, took the first-ever photograph of the moon and Earth together from space.
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.
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.
The New York Times published their first issue.
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.
President George Washington marked the location for the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
During his fourth and final voyage, Christopher Columbus arrived in Costa Rica.
The Teutonic Knights defeated the Polish army in the Battle of Chojnice.
The battle happened in the early years of the "Thirteen Years' War."
Roman Emperor Domitian was assassinated on this day, and Marcus Cocceius Nerva became the new Emperor.