On this day, in 1834 King Otto declared Athens the capital of Greece.
King Otto on September 18 in 1834, proclaimed her Athena in the capital of Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, with its recorded history reaching as far as 3,200 BC.
In important events of September 18 we had:
1502: Christopher Columbus arrives in Honduras on his fourth and final voyage.
1834: Athens is declared, by King Otto, the capital of Greece.
1922: Greek actor Giannis Gionakis was born
1931: By Presidential Decree of the Government of Eleftherios Venizelos, the national airspace of Greece is determined at 10 nautical miles, 4 more than the coastal zone.
1947: The US National Security Council and the CIA are established in the United States of America.
1964: King Constantine II of Greece marries the Danish princess Anna-Maria. They were the only royal weddings held in Greece (Athens), coinciding with the 130th anniversary of the declaration of Athens as the capital of Greece.
1970: Jimi Hendrix died
1974: More than 5,000 people have died since the passage of the hurricane “Fifi” in Honduras.
1978: A magnitude 7 earthquake in Iran kills 18,000 people.
1981: The death penalty is abolished in France.