Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 18

This is a list of selected January 18 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Royal Thai Armed Forces Day in Thailand (1593); refimprove section
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins lots of CN tags
Paryaya Festival inUdupi City, Karnataka, India (2021);}} refimprove
1126Emperor Huizong of the Song dynasty of China abdicated in favour of his son Qinzong. refimprove section
1778 – English explorer James Cook became the first known European to reach the Sandwich Islands, now known as the Hawaiian Islands. refimprove
1919World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opened to set the peace terms for the Central Powers. refimprove section
1955Chinese Civil War: The People's Liberation Army engaged the National Revolutionary Army on the Yijiangshan Islands, one of the last strongholds of nationalist forces near mainland China. no footnotes
2003 – Bushfires burning out of control began blazing through residential areas of Canberra, Australia, eventually killing four people and damaging or destroying more than 500 homes. needs more footnotes
Damaris Cudworth Masham |b|1659| source in the article states she was born in 1658, not 1659, and there is some confusion about which is correct; article doesn't clarify either way

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January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States (2021)

Wilhelm I of Germany
Wilhelm I of Germany
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