January 18 is the eighteenth day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. It is preceded by January 17, and succeeded by January 19. Following January 18, there are 347 days in the year (348 in leap years).
Blavatsky's Gem of the Day
"Flattery is a false coin which circulates only because of our vanity."
- 1879 – The Founders, Miss Rosa Bates and Edward Wimbridge embarked on the SS Speke Hall at 5 p.m. at Liverpool, on their way to India.
- 1840 – A. P. Sinnett, Theosophist, English author, and recipient of The Mahatma Letters (d. June 26, 1921).
- 1873– Edward Bulwer-Lytton, occult novelist and Rosicrucian (b. 1803)
Holidays and observances
- None listed for this date.