September 18: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(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:

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

(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:

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