What Happened in 2018

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations
  • Jan 1 California becomes largest US state to legalise cannabis for recreational use
  • Jan 1 Initiative of 300 Hollywood women called "Time's Up" announced to fight sexual harassment
  • Jan 1 Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announces her engagement
  • Jan 2 Bus crash in Pasamayo, Peru, kills 51 on notorious "Devil's Curve" road
  • Jan 2 WHO reveals it will classify gaming addiction as mental health condition in its next Classification of Diseases
  • Jan 2 Storm Eleanor forms near Ireland then sweeps across the UK and Western Europe in next few days
  • Jan 3 Security expert reveal two security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre which affect most microprocessors
  • Jan 3 Lawyers of US President Trump try to stop the publication of book on Trump's administration "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff
  • Jan 3 Previously unknown ancient Beringians group of people unearthed in Alaska, earliest known Native Americans at 11,500 years old
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World Leaders in 2018

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 3 Actress Ellen Page reveals she has married dancer Emma Portner
  • Jan 8 Singer Ricky Martin reveals he has married Jwan Yosef
  • Jan 9 Swimmer and 12-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte weds model Kayla Rae Reid in Florida
  • Feb 3 Actor John Stamos (Full House) weds model Caitlin Mchugh at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California
  • Feb 14 Comedian Amy Schumer weds chef Chris Fischer in Malibu
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