September 16 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Swiss federal fast
Switzerland (All Except Ge) Observance
Malaysia Day
Malaysia Federal Public Holiday
Independence Day
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Valentine's Day
Colombia Observance
National Heroes Day
Saint kitts and nevis Public Holiday
Day of Martyr Omar Al-Mokhtar
Libya Public Holiday
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
- International
Wife Appreciation Day
- Weird

Historical Events on September 16

  • 1814: Francis Scott Key finally completes his poem The Star-Spangled Banner. It would go on to become the official national anthem of the U.S.A on the 3rd of March in 1931.
  • 1880: The oldest continuously-independent college daily is the U.S is printed in Ithaca, New York. It’s the Cornell Daily Sun.
  • 1908: American automaker General Motors Corporation is founded on this day.
  • 1920: A bomb hidden in a horse wagon explodes on Wall Street in front of the J.P Morgan building in New York. Latter dubbed the Wall Street Bombing, this attack kills almost 40 people and injures
  • another 400.
  • 1940: Sidi Barrani, Egypt is captured by Italian troops during World War II.
  • 1943: The German 10th Army makes a report that it is no longer possible for it to contain the Allied bridgehead around Salerno during World War II.
  • 1945: Japanese troops in Hong Kong surrender to the Royal Navy during WWII.
  • 1955: A military coup to unseat President Juan Perón of Argentina begins on this day at midnight.
  • 1955: The Soviet become the first to launch a ballistic missile from a Zulu-class submarine.
  • 1959: The Xerox 914 is introduced on live TV. It’s the first successful photocopier.
  • 1980: Vincent and the Grenadines join the U.N.
  • 1982: During the Lebanon War, the Shatila and Sabra massacre in takes place in Lebanon.

Famous Birthdays on September 16

  • American businessman and founder of J.C. Penny is born in 1875.
  • American-Canadian inventor, businessman and founder of Schick Razors Jacob Schick is born in 1877.
  • English poet, author and playwright Alfred Noyes is born in 1880.
  • English race car driver, enginer and founder of Bentley Motors W.O. Bentley is born in 1888.
  • Finnish author and Nobel Prize laureate Frans Eemil Sillanpää is born in 1888.
  • Austrian-German spy Stephanie von Hohenlohe is born in 1891.
  • American actress Lauren Bacall is born in 1924.
  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter B.B. King is born in 1925.
  • American novelist John Knowles is born in 1926.
  • American actor Peter Falk is born in 1927.
  • American actor Ed Begley Jr. is born in 1949.
  • American magician David Copperfield is born in 1956.
  • American comedian and actress Amy Poehler is born in 1971.

Winter Solstice

New Year’s Eve

Blue Monday

Chinese New Year

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Maundy Thursday

Pentecost