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September 18: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(September 18, 1810)
Chile Independence Day.

(September 18, 1931)
The Mukden Incident, which is also known as the Manchurian Incident, was a Japan-staged false flag operation intended to justify their 1931 invasion of Manchuria and to gain control of all of Manchuria within three months. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 18, 1965)
Ikeya Kaoru and Seki Tsutomu, both Japanese astronomers, discovered Comet Ikeya-Seki. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 18, 1984)
Joe Kittinger finishes the first solo transatlantic balloon journey in the Balloon of Peace, which holds 106,000 cubic feet (3,000 m³). photo source: wikimedia.org

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