Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 18

This is a list of selected November 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.

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Independence Day in Latvia (1918); lots of CN tags
National Day in Oman (1940) unreferenced section (Ancestry), date not cited
1302Pope Boniface VIII issued the Papal bull Unam sanctam, proclaiming "there is one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, outside of which there is neither salvation nor remission of sins". refimprove section
1307William Tell, a legendary marksman in Switzerland, was said to have successfully shot an apple on his son's head with a single bolt from his crossbow. refimprove section
1626St. Peter's Basilica, one of four major basilicas of Rome, was consecrated on the anniversary of that of the previous church in 326. already featured on April 18
1812Napoleonic Wars: During Napoleon's invasion of Russia, Marshal Michel Ney's leadership in the Battle of Krasnoi earned him the nickname "the bravest of the brave" despite the overwhelming French defeat. refimprove section
1905 – Prince Carl of Denmark became Haakon VII, the first King of Norway after the personal union between Sweden and Norway was dissolved. refimprove
1928Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, the first completely post-produced synchronized sound animated cartoon, was released. refimprove section
1943Second World War: The Royal Air Force began its bombing campaign against Berlin. refimprove section
Margaret Atwood (b. 1939) · citation style, refimprove section



November 18

Aftermath of the Aggie Bonfire collapse
Aftermath of the Aggie Bonfire collapse

Philibert Commerson (b. 1727) · Rose Philippine Duchesne (d. 1852) · Wilma Mankiller (b. 1945)

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