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   This article is about the year 18. For the number, see 18 (number). For other uses, see 18 (disambiguation).
Year 18 (XVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display
                                                                                 Millennium:                  1st millennium
the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the
                                                                                  Centuries:    1st century BC – 1st century – 2nd century
Year of the Consulship of Augustus and Caesar (or, less frequently,
                                                                                  Decades :        10s BC 0s BC 0s – 10s – 20s 30s 40s
year 771 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 18 for this year has been
used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era                Years:           15 16 17 – 18 – 19 20 21

became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
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Events                                                                                                                             Politics

                                                                                                                            State leaders –
                                                                                                                           Sovereign states
By place
                                                                                                                             Birth and death
Roman Empire
                                                                                                                            Births – Deaths
   Emperor Tiberius and Germanicus are Roman Consuls.
                                                                                                                            Establishment and
   A vexillatio (sub-unit) of Legio III Augusta is destroyed by an ambush in Africa.
   The German chieftain Arminius destroys the kingdom of the Marcomanni.                                                       categories

Syria                                                                                                                     Establishments –
   Winter – Germanicus Caesar arrived in Syria, as new commander in chief for the Roman East.                                  V   · T·   E   ·
   Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso, governor of Syria, ignored the order of Germanicus to send Syrian-based
   legions, including Legio VI Ferrata and Legio X Fretensis, to Armenia to back          18 in other calendars
   him in his planned coronation of Artaxias III.                                 Gregorian calendar   18
                                                                                         Ab urbe condita            771
   Germanicus conclude a peace treaty with Artabanus II of Parthia, in which he          Armenian calendar          N/A
   is recognized as king and friend of Rome.
                                                                                         Assyrian calendar          4768
China                                                                                    Bahá'í calendar            -1826–-1825

   After a flooding of the Yellow River farmers are forced to rebel. Emperor Wang        Bengali calendar           -575

   Mang reacts by sending an army (some 100,000 men) against the agrarian                Berber calendar            968

   rebels. The rebel leaders, concerned that during battle it would become               English Regnal year        N/A

   impossible to tell friend from foe, order that their men color their eyebrows red     Buddhist calendar          562
   – and this is where the name Chimei ("The Red Eyebrows") comes from.                  Burmese calendar           -620
                                                                                         Byzantine calendar         5526–5527
                                                                                         Chinese calendar           丁丑年十二月廿五日
   In India, the Indo-Parthians control Taxila.                                                                     (2654/2714-12-25)
                                                                                                                           — to —

                                                                                         Coptic calendar            -266–-265
                                                                                         Ethiopian calendar         10–11
                                                                                         Hebrew calendar            3778–3779
Deaths                                                                                   Hindu calendars
                                                                                          - Vikram Samvat           74–75
   Ovid, Roman poet (or 17)
                                                                                          - Shaka Samvat            N/A
   Yang Xiong, Chinese philosopher, poet, and author (b. 53 BC)
                                                                                          - Kali Yuga               3119–3120
                                                                                         Holocene calendar          10018
             Iranian calendar           604 BP – 603 BP
             Islamic calendar           623 BH – 622 BH
             Japanese calendar
             Julian calendar            18      XVIII
via 18
             Korean calendar            2351
             Minguo calendar            1894 before ROC
                                        民前1894 年

             Thai solar calendar        561
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