Historical Events on September 18 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 227 of 227

  • 1998 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is formed.

Film release premierFilm Release

1998 "Rush Hour" directed by Brett Ratner, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker released - Jackie Chan's Hollywood breakthrough

  • 1999 24th Toronto International Film Festival: "American Beauty" directed by Sam Mendes wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2001 First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • 2003 The United Kingdom's Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988, receives Royal Assent
  • 2004 29th Toronto International Film Festival: "Hotel Rwanda" directed by Terry George wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2005 57th Emmy Awards: Lost, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Spader & Patricia Arquette win
  • 2006 Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
  • 2006 "Watching You" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2007)
  • 2007 Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.
  • 2007 Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.
  • 2009 The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2011 63rd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Kyle Chandler & Julianna Margulies win

  • 2011 36th Toronto International Film Festival: "Where Do We Go Now?" directed by Nadine Labaki wins the People's Choice Award (Drama)
  • 2012 10 soliders are killed and 70 injured by a missile attack by Kurdish militants in Bingol, Turkey
  • 2012 26 people are killed in a fire in a Pemex gas facility in Reynosa, Mexico
  • 2012 The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reach a deal that ends an 8-day strike.
  • 2012 World's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gothenburg
  • 2014 Scotland votes to stay a member of the United Kingdom in an independence referendum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson
  • 2014 8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida
  • 2015 Government of Uttar Pradesh, India, confirms 2.3 million people applied for 238 menial office jobs
  • 2016 Earliest known fishooks at 23,000 years old discovered on Okinawa Island, Japan, findings published in PNAS journal

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 In Russian elections Putin-backed United Russia party wins 54% of Parliamentary seats led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2017 69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elizabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover win
  • 2017 England footballer Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drunk driving and is banned for driving for 2 years
  • 2017 Hurricane Maria passes over the Caribbean island of Dominica as a category 5 hurricane, destroying 90% of structures and killing 27