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18 September

14 – Roman Empire – Tiberius Caesar Augustus became Roman Emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/tiberius.html

96 – Roman Empire – Emperor Domitian assassinated. Marcus Coccieus Nerva Caesar Augustus became Roman Emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/domitian-index.html  http://www.roman-empire.net/highpoint/nerva-index.html

324 – Roman Empire – Battle of Chrysopolis (Tetrarchy). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chrysopolis

1180 – France – Philip Augustus became king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_France

1454 – Poland – Battle of Chojnice (Thirteen Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chojnice

1739 – Serbia – Treaty of Belgrade signed (Austro-Russian-Turkish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Belgrade

1793 – USA – Corner stone of Capitol building laid by George Washington. https://www.aoc.gov/history-us-capitol-building

1794 – Belgium – Battle of Sprimont ended (French Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sprimont

1809 – UK – Royal Opera House (2nd Theatre) opened in London. http://www.rohcollections.org.uk/ROHHistory.aspx

1812 – Russia – Fire of Moscow ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_of_Moscow_(1812)

1837 – USA – Tiffany and Young (Tiffany and Co) founded in New York. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiffany_%26_Co.

1850 – USA – US Congress passed Fugitive Slave Act (2nd). http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/fugitive-slave-acts

1851 – USA – The New York Daily Times first published. http://www.nytco.com/who-we-are/culture/our-history/

1872 – Sweden – Oscar II became king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_II_of_Sweden

1882 – USA – Pacific Stock exchange opened in San Francisco. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Exchange

1889 – USA – Hull house, settlement house for immigrants, opened in Chicago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_House

1906 – Hong Kong – Hit by Typhoon and Tsunami, c.10,000 killed. http://www.hko.gov.hk/publica/gen_pub/WeatheringTheStorm-2.pdf

1911 – Russia – Premier Peter Stolypin assassinated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyotr_Stolypin

1919 – Netherlands – Women given right to vote.

1922 – Hungary – Joined League of Nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_states_of_the_League_of_Nations

1931 – China – Muckden Incident started (Japanese Invasion of Manchura). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukden_Incident

1934 – USSR – Joined League of Nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_states_of_the_League_of_Nations


1940 – North Atlantic – SS City of Benares sunk by submarine U-48, 262 killed (WWII). https://youtu.be/QTFz0e2w7UM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_City_of_Benares  http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/ships/cityofbenares.html

1944 – USA – Northwest Airlines plane crashed in Alaska, 19 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440918-0

1944 – Netherlands – USAAF plane crashed at Ochten, 5 killed (Operation Market Garden, WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440918-10

1944 – Netherlands – USAAF plane shot down at Dodewaard, 2 killed (Operation Market Garden, WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440918-18

1944 – North Sea – RAF plane missing, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440918-20

1945 – Indonesia – RAAF plane crashed at Puncak Jaya, 29 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450918-1

1946 – Canada – Sabena plane crashed near Gander, NF, 27 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460918-0

1948 – India – Operation Polo ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_integration_of_Hyderabad

1948 – Indonesia – Madiun Affair began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madiun_Affair

1951 – Argentina – FAA plane crashed near Rafael Castillo, BA, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510918-1

1959 – USA – Vanguard 3 launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1959-007A

1960 – Italy – Paralympic I Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Rome. http://www.paralympic.org/rome-1960


1961 – Zambia – UN plane crashed near Ndola Airport, 16 killed. https://youtu.be/KmAU1yXdgIA WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19610918-0

1962 – Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda & Trinidad and Tobago – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1973 – Bahamas & Germany – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1974 – Honduras – Huricane Fifi hit, 5000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Fifi%E2%80%93Orlene

1979 – Saint Lucia – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1982 – Lebanon – Sabra & Shalita Massacre ended (Lebanese Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabra_and_Shatila_massacre

1990 – Liechtenstein – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1992 – Canada – Bombing at Giant Mine, 9 killed. http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/warren-roger.htm

2001 – USA – Anthrax attacks began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_anthrax_attacks

2011 – India – Earthquake measuring 6.9Mw, epicentre in Sikkim, 111 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Sikkim_earthquake

York

1913 – Aviator Henri Salmet was in York giving displays at Knavesmire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Salmet