September 18 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
National Day
Chile National Holiday
Air Force Birthday
United states Observance
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day observed
United states Observance
Respect for the Aged Day
Japan National Holiday
Rice Krispie Treat Day
- Weird
National Cheeseburger Day
- Weird

Historical Events

  • 1180: Philip II was crowned King of France.
  • 1454: During the Thirteenth Years War, the Teutonic army defeats the Polish army at the Battle of Chojnice.
  • 1502: On his final voyage, Christopher Columbus lands at Honduras.
  • 1618: The 12th Baktun begins in the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar.
  • 1739: Belgrade is ceded to the Ottoman Empire when the Treaty of Belgrade is signed.
  • 1809: The Royal Opera House opens in the city of London.
  • 1850: The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 is passed by the United States Congress.
  • 1851: The New York Daily Times is published for the first time; This newspaper would go on to become the New York Times.
  • 1873: Jay Cooke & Company – a U.S. Based bank – declares bankruptcy. This leads to a series of bank failures and would eventually be dubbed the Panic of 1873.
  • 1927: CBS goes on the air for the first time.
  • 1934: The USSR joins the League of Nations.
  • 1940: The SS City of Benares – a British liner – is sunk by torpedoes from a German U-48 submarine. Almost 80 child refugees are among the dead.
  • 1943: Danish Jews are deported by Hitler during WWII.
  • 1943: At Sobibor, Jews are massacred.
  • 1947: The U.S Air Force becomes its own independent brand of the U.S Armed Forces.
  • 1964: South Vietnam begins to become infiltrated by the North Vietnamese Army.
  • 1973: East Germany and West Germany join the U.N.
  • 1973: The Bahamas join the U.N.
  • 1977: The first photographs of the Earth and Moon together are taken by Voyager I.
  • 1982: Over six hundred Palestinians are killed by Christian militias in Lebanon.

Famous Birthdays

  • Swedish-American actress Greta Garbo is born in 1905.
  • French actor Maurice Maillot is born in 1906.
  • Canadian ice hockey play Syd Howe is born in 1911.
  • American actress June Foray is born in 1917.
  • American actress and TV host Aisha Tyler is born in 1970.
  • American cyclist Lance Armstrong is born in 1971.
  • American actress Jada Pinkett Smith is born in 1971.
  • American actor James Marsden is born in 1973.