Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 18, 2019:
38th calendar week
261st day of the year
104 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Nameday: Lantpert, Richardis
2018 - South and North Korea want to compete together for the 2032 Summer Olympics, says South Korean President Moon Jae In in Pyongyang. Most recently, the winter games were held in South Korea's Pyeongchang in February. In 1988 Seoul hosted the Summer Games.
2014 - The majority of Scots decide against independence from Great Britain in a historic referendum.
1999 - Germany, Denmark and the new NATO member Poland officially put the Joint Multinational Corps Northeast into service.
1949 - Frankfurt's Paulskirche opens the first German Federal Book Fair, at which 205 publishers present their titles until 23 September.
1934 - The Soviet Union becomes a member of the League of Nations. In 1939 she is again expelled because of the attack on Finland ("winter war").
1929 - The "Tempo" brand for the first disposable handkerchief made of pure pulp is registered as a trademark at the Reich Patent Office in Berlin.
1919 - The Ufa Palace at the Zoo in Berlin opens with the world premiere of the film "Madame Dubarry" by Ernst Lubitsch with Emil Jannings and Pola Negri.
1814 - The "Vienna Congress" begins its deliberations on the political reorganization of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars.
1635 - The Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France. This initiates the last and most cruel phase of the Thirty Years' War.
1954 - Peter Bofinger (65), German economist, member of the expert council for the assessment of the overall economic development 2004-2019
1954 - Steven Pinker (65), Canadian-American psychologist and author ("Violence: A New History of Humanity.")
1944 - Gunther Emmerlich (75), German opera singer (bass) and presenter ("Krone der Volksmusik" (mdr), "Zauberhafte Heimat" (ARD), "Showkolade" (GDR television))
1939 - Charly Dörfel (80), German football player, Hamburger SV 1960-72
1934 - Dieter Stolte (85), German television journalist, director of ZDF 1982-2002
2013 - Marcel Reich-Ranicki, German writer and literary critic, moderator of the literary program on ZDF "The Literary Quartet", autobiography "Mein Leben", b. 1920
2004 - Russ Meyer, American film director ("The Immoral Mr. Teas", "Flowers without fragrance"), born. 1922