September 18: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On September 18, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 261st day is September 18. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was approved by Congress, and Tiffany & Co. was created as a “stationery and luxury goods store.” Ted Turner made a one-billion-dollar donation to the United Nations.

The 18th of September falls under the sign of Virgo. Greta Garbo and Jada Pinkett Smith have famous birthdays. Today is World AIDS Day, and it’s also National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.


(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:

(September 18, 2020)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court (1993-2020), died at the age of 87.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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