Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 18

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This is a list of selected October 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 five to six 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, featured list 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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320Pappus of Alexandria, one of the last great Greek mathematicians of antiquity, observed an eclipse that allowed historians to calculate the approximate dates of his life. refimprove section
1009 – Under orders from the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church now within the walled Old City of Jerusalem, was destroyed. lots of CN tags
1016 – Danish forces led by Canute the Great decisively defeated Edmund Ironside in the Battle of Assandun, gaining control over most of the Kingdom of England. refimprove
1386 – A special Pontifical High Mass in the Church of the Holy Spirit commemorated the opening of Heidelberg University. refimprove section
1540 – An expedition led by Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto destroyed the fortified village of Mabila in what is now the U.S. state of Alabama, killing Chief Tuskaloosa in the process. unreferenced section
1922 – The British Broadcasting Company was incorporated by a consortium to establish a network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service in the United Kingdom. no footnotes
1945 – Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón married popular actress Eva Duarte, better known as Evita. unreferenced sections
1977 – Various Red Army Faction members died in prison, officially by suicide, ending the German Autumn crisis. needs more footnotes
2004SPDC Chairman Senior General Than Shwe announced that Burmese Prime Minister Khin Nyunt was "permitted to retire on health grounds", but then had him arrested. refimprove section
2007A suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto in Karachi caused at least 130 deaths and 450 injuries. refimprove section

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October 18: Feast day of Saint Luke; Independence Day in Azerbaijan (1991); Alaska Day (1867)

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