Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 18

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This is a list of selected September 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 September 18, 2018 featured article or the September 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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National Day in Chile refimprove
AD 14Tiberius, one of Rome's greatest generals, succeeded his stepfather Augustus as Roman emperor. primary sources
AD 96 – Following the assassination of Roman emperor Domitian, the Roman Senate appointed Nerva, the first of the Five Good Emperors, to succeed him. refimprove section
1810Patria Vieja, the first stage of the Chilean War of Independence, began. refimprove
1851The New York Times, the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States, was founded. expansion
1889Hull House, the United States' most influential settlement house, opened in Chicago. {{famous}}
1898 – A flotilla of British gunboats arrived at the French fort in Fashoda, Sudan, causing a diplomatic crisis between the two nations. refimprove section
1911 – Premier Pyotr Stolypin, considered one of the last major statesmen of Imperial Russia, was fatally wounded while attending a performance at the Kiev Opera House. refimprove
1931 – A section of the Japanese-built South Manchuria Railway was destroyed, providing an excuse for the Japanese to blame the act on Chinese dissidents, and thus giving a pretext for the Japanese occupation of Manchuria. refimprove section
1939 – The Nazi propaganda radio programme Germany Calling, with a host nicknamed "Lord Haw-Haw", began broadcasting to audiences in the United Kingdom and the United States. refimprove section
1947 – The National Security Act came into effect, establishing the Central Intelligence Agency and making the United States Air Force a separate branch of the U.S. military. CIA: section too long; USAF: refimprove section
1961 – En route to negotiate a ceasefire between Katanga troops and United Nations forces, the plane carrying UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld crashed under mysterious circumstances near Ndola in Northern Rhodesia, killing him and 15 others on board. unreferenced section
2001 – Five letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to various media outlets in the United States. neutrality issues



September 18

Old Faithful

Constantine III (d. 411) · Zhang Xianzhong (b. 1606) · Sol Campbell (b. 1974)

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