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September 18 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 18. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 83 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 96
    Nerva is proclaimed Roman emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
  • 324
    Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire.
  • 1180
    Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
  • 1454
    In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus lands at Honduras on his fourth, and final, voyage.
  • 1618
    The twelfth Baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar begins.
  • 1635
    Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria declares war on France.
  • 1679
    New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1714
    George I, the first Hanoverian king, arrives in Great Britain after becoming king on August 1st.
  • 1739
    The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1759
    Seven Years’ War: The British capture Quebec City.
  • 1793
    The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
  • 1809
    The Royal Opera House in London opens.
  • 1810
    First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
  • 1812
    The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three-quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
  • 1837
    Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a “stationery and fancy goods emporium”.
  • 1838
    The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
  • 1850
    The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
  • 1851
    First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
  • 1870
    Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn–Langford–Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
  • 1872
    King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden–Norway.
  • 1873
    Panic of 1873: The U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures.
  • 1882
    The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
  • 1889
    Hull House, the United States’ most influential settlement house, opens in Chicago.
  • 1895
    Booker T. Washington delivers the “Atlanta compromise” address.
  • 1895
    Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
  • 1898
    Fashoda Incident: Lord Kitchener’s ships reach Fashoda, Sudan.
  • 1906
    A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
  • 1910
    In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
  • 1911
    Russian Premier Pyotr Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.

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