A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 18th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On September 18, 1812, the conquering French Grande Armée was appalled to see that the giant fire set by retreating Russians had destroyed almost all of the city of Moscow.
On September 18, 1838, English businessman and politician Richard Cobden along with free trade advocate John Bright established the Anti-Corn Law League, an action taken in opposition to the “Corn Laws” that had been enacted in Britain since 1815, a series of tariffs on goods imported from outside of Britain, especially grain products, hence the name “Corn Laws.”
On September 18, 1944, the British submarine, HMS Tradewinds, torpedoed and sank the Jun’yo Maru, a Japanese cargo ship transformed to carry prisoners.
On September 18, 1990, the tiny European Principality of Liechtenstein was admitted to the United Nations.
On September 18, 1997, Atlanta billionaire Ted Turner (aka, Mr. Jane Fonda from 1991 to 2001) donated a massive one billion dollars to the United Nations.
On September 18, 2001, in the wake of the terror attacks of September 11, people in the United States were jumpy and on edge, not knowing if another attack would occur.
On September 18, 2014, Scotland voted either yes or no on the topic of independence from Great Britain and the United Kingdom.
On Wednesday, September 18, 2017, action spy comedy fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see Kingsman: the Golden Circle before it opens in theaters on September 22, 2017.
On September 18, 2018, apropos to nothing in particular, we took the opportunity to once again discuss the disgusting English language!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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