Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 18

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This is a list of selected December 18 anniversaries that appears on 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 soon will 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 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled December 18, 2018 featured article or the December 18, 2018 featured picture.

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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Blurb Reason
Republic Day in Niger (1958); unreferenced section
1271Mongol ruler Kublai Khan established the Yuan dynasty in present-day Mongolia and China. refimprove section
1867 – In Angola, New York, U.S., the last coach of a Lake Shore Railway train derailed, plunged 40 ft (12 m) down a gully, and caught fire, resulting in approximately 49 deaths. refimprove, number of deaths unclear
1892 – The first performance of the fairy-tale ballet The Nutcracker was held at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. refimprove section
1912 – Amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announced the discovery of fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human, known as Piltdown Man, which later turned out to be a hoax. globalize
1932 – Playing indoors at Chicago Stadium in Chicago on a modified American football field, the Chicago Bears defeated the Portsmouth Spartans, 9–0, in the first playoff game held by the National Football League. unreferenced section
1958 – The United States launched SCORE, the world's first communications satellite. no epoch
1972Vietnam War: The United States began Operation Linebacker II against North Vietnam, the largest heavy bomber strikes launched by the U.S. Air Force since the end of World War II. lots of {{cn}} tags
1979 - Mohammad Mofatteh, an Iranian philosopher, was assassinated by the Furqan Group. incomplete section
1987 – Programmer Larry Wall (pictured) released the first version of the programming language Perl via the comp.sources.misc newsgroup. refimprove
1990 – The Migrant Workers Convention was signed at the United Nations enhancing the protection for migrant workers. refimprove
2006 – The first of a series of floods struck Southeast Asia, which eventually killed 118 people and left over 400,000 others homeless. empty section



December 18: Tenth of Tevet (Judaism, 2018); National Day in Qatar (1878)


James Watney (b. 1800) · Ty Cobb (b. 1886) · Alexei Kosygin (d. 1980)

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