December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. It is preceded by December 17, and succeeded by December 19. Following December 18, there are 13 days in the year.
Blavatsky's Gem of the Day
"Life moves in a very narrow compass; yes, and men live in a small corner of the world too."
- 1878 – The British steamer SS Canada left harbor of New York at 2:30 p.m. with Mme. Blavatsky, Col. Olcott, Rosa Bates and Edward Wimbridge on board, in their moving to India.
- 1956 – Young Tenzin Gyatso, the XIV Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama traveled to India for the first time in 1956 and visited the International Headquarters of the Theosophical Society in Adyar, Chennai.
- 1944 – M. H. J. Schoenmaekers, a Dutch Theosophist and mathematician involved with the De Stihl art movement (neoplasticism) (d. December 13, 1875)
Holidays and observances
- None listed for this date.