Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 18

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This is a list of selected January 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 January 18, 2020 featured article or the January 18, 2020 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
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins lots of CN tags
Paryaya Festival inUdupi City, Karnataka, India (2019);}} refimprove
Royal Thai Armed Forces Day in Thailand (1591); date listed in Naresuan article, but not cited (Naresuan himself featured on April 25)
1126Emperor Huizong of the Song dynasty of China abdicated in favour of his son Qinzong. refimprove section
1486Elizabeth of York married Henry VII of England, becoming queen consort. refimprove
1788 – The armed tender HMS Supply, the first ship of the First Fleet, arrived at Botany Bay, Australia. unreferenced section
1866Wesley College, one of the largest schools in Australia by enrolment, was established in Melbourne. outdated
1915 – Japanese Prime Minister Ōkuma Shigenobu issued the Twenty-One Demands to China in a bid to increase Japan's power in East Asia. unreferenced section
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



January 18

Marion Barry
Marion Barry

Isabella Jagiellon (b. 1519) · Aleksandra Ekster (b. 1882) · Goose Tatum (d. 1967)

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