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  • Abbasid Caliphate (now Syria)
    Sunday Sep 18, 0844

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    844 Damascus Earthquake

    Abbasid Caliphate (now Syria)
    Sunday Sep 18, 0844

    844 Damascus earthquake occurred on September 18, 844, in Abbasid Caliphate (now Syria), there were an estimated 50,000 deaths.




  • Ireland
    Friday Sep 18, 1914

    Irish War of Independence

    Third Home Rule Act

    Ireland
    Friday Sep 18, 1914

    The British Parliament passed the Third Home Rule Act on 18 September 1914 with an amending Bill for the partition of Ireland introduced by Ulster Unionist MPs, but the Act's implementation was immediately postponed by the Suspensory Act 1914 due to the outbreak of the First World War in the previous month. The majority of nationalists followed their IPP leaders and John Redmond's call to support Britain and the Allied war effort in Irish regiments of the New British Army, the intention being to ensure the commencement of Home Rule after the war.




  • Manchuria, China
    Friday Sep 18, 1931

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Japan invaded Manchuria

    Manchuria, China
    Friday Sep 18, 1931

    The internecine warfare in China provided excellent opportunities for Japan, which saw Manchuria as a limitless supply of raw materials, a market for its manufactured goods (now excluded from the markets of many Western countries as a result of Depression-era tariffs), and a protective buffer state against the Soviet Union in Siberia. Japan invaded Manchuria outright after the Mukden Incident in September 1931.




  • Manchuria, China
    Friday Sep 18, 1931

    World War II

    Mukden Incident

    Manchuria, China
    Friday Sep 18, 1931

    In 1931 Empire of Japan staged the Mukden Incident as a pretext to invade Manchuria.




  • North Korea
    Monday Sep 18, 1950

    Korean War

    Stalin dispatched General H. M. Zakharov to North Korea

    North Korea
    Monday Sep 18, 1950

    On 18 September, Stalin dispatched General H. M. Zakharov to North Korea to advise Kim Il-sung to halt his offensive around the Pusan perimeter and to redeploy his forces to defend Seoul.




  • Damascus, Arkansas, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 18, 1980

    Atomic Bomb

    The Damascus Accident

    Damascus, Arkansas, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 18, 1980

    September 18–19, 1980: the Damascus Accident, occurred in Damascus, Arkansas, where a Titan missile equipped with a nuclear warhead exploded. The accident was caused by a maintenance man who dropped a socket from a socket wrench down an 80-foot (24 m) shaft, puncturing a fuel tank on the rocket. Leaking fuel resulted in a hypergolic fuel explosion, jettisoning the W-53 warhead beyond the launch site.




  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Sep 18, 1995

    Bosnian War

    Operation Una

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Sep 18, 1995

    Operation Una, began on 18 September 1995, when HV crossed the Una river and entered Bosnia.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 18, 1998

    Jackie Chan

    Hollywood breakthrough

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 18, 1998

    Chan's first huge blockbuster success came when he co-starred with Chris Tucker in the 1998 buddy cop action comedy Rush Hour, grossing US$130 million in the United States alone.


  • Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Wednesday Sep 18, 2002

    Vodafone

    Vodafone in Kuwait

    Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Wednesday Sep 18, 2002

    On 18 September 2002, Vodafone signed a Partner Network Agreement with the MTC group of Kuwait. The agreement involved the rebranding of MTC to MTC-Vodafone.


  • Germany
    Sunday Sep 18, 2005

    Angela Merkel

    2005 National Elections

    Germany
    Sunday Sep 18, 2005

    On 18 September 2005, Merkel's CDU/CSU and Schröder's SPD went head-to-head in the national elections, with the CDU/CSU winning 35.2% (CDU 27.8%/CSU 7.5%) of the second votes to the SPD's 34.2%. The result was so close, both Schröder and Merkel claimed victory. Neither the SPD-Green coalition nor the CDU/CSU and its preferred coalition partners, the Free Democratic Party, held enough seats to form a majority in the Bundestag. A grand coalition between the CDU/CSU and SPD faced the challenge that both parties demanded the chancellorship. However, after three weeks of negotiations, the two parties reached a deal whereby Merkel would become Chancellor and the SPD would hold 8 of the 16 seats in the cabinet.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Sunday Sep 18, 2005

    Nintendo

    The Game Boy Micro

    Kyoto, Japan
    Sunday Sep 18, 2005

    In 2005, Nintendo released the Game Boy Micro in North America, a redesign of the Game Boy Advance. The last system in the Game Boy line, it is also the smallest Game Boy, and the least successful. In the middle of 2005, Nintendo opened the Nintendo World Store in New York City, which would sell Nintendo games, present a museum of Nintendo history, and host public parties such as for product launches. The store was renovated and renamed as Nintendo New York in 2016.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Sep 18, 2011

    Netflix

    Intentions to start Qwikster

    U.S.
    Sunday Sep 18, 2011

    On September 18, 2011, Netflix announced its intentions to rebrand and restructure its DVD home media rental service as an independent subsidiary called Qwikster, separating DVD rental and streaming services. Andy Rendich, a 12-year Netflix veteran, was to be CEO of Qwikster. Qwikster would carry video games whereas Netflix did not. However, in October 2011, Netflix announced that it would retain its DVD service under the name Netflix and would not, in fact, create Qwikster for that purpose.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

    MacOS

    iOS 7

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

    Apple's new user interface design, using deep color saturation, text-only buttons, and a minimal, 'flat' interface, was debuted with iOS 7 in 2013.


  • Rome, Italy
    Monday Sep 18, 2017

    Francesco Totti

    Totti began studying for a course in order to obtain his UEFA B coaching licence

    Rome, Italy
    Monday Sep 18, 2017

    On 18 September, Totti began studying for a course in order to obtain his UEFA B coaching licence. However, he withdrew from the course two weeks later, as he was unable to attend the course regularly due to his commitments as a director of Roma; his former teammate Simone Perrotta took his place.


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