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What Happened in August 2018 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • Aug 27 UN releases report saying Myanmar military leaders should face genocide and crimes against humanity charges for violence against Rohingya

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Aug 27 Former Spice Girl Mel B announces she is entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction following her acrimonious divorce

  • Aug 27 Reigning French Open tennis champion Simona Halep becomes first top-seeded woman to lose in 1st round of the U.S. Open; loses to Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4; first match at newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium
  • Aug 28 Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing issues public apology after second Hitch passenger killed within three months

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Aug 28 Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit in a 24 carat coffin

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Aug 28 Puerto Rico raises official death toll of 2017 Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975

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Aug 29 Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signs NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers; 4 years worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees

NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NFL Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers

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Aug 29 John McCain is only the third person to lie in state at the Arizona state capital rotunda in Phoenix

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
  • Aug 29 Germany hands back human remains of Namibian Herero and Nama people murdered during 1904-08 genocide at church service in Berlin

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Aug 29 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces new retirement ages, 60 for women, 65 for men in TV address, amid protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Aug 29 Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegations
  • Aug 30 Argentina's central bank raises interest rates to 60% in attempt to stabilize the peso
  • Aug 30 Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine re-arrested attempting to leave the country

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Aug 30 Film "Roma" directed and written by Alfonso Cuarón, (Best Director 2019 Academy Awards) starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Actress Yalitza Aparicio
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Yalitza Aparicio
Film Director Alfonso Cuarón
Film Director
Alfonso Cuarón

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Aug 30 Film "The Favourite" directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Olivia Coleman (Best Actress Academy Awards 2019), Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Actress Rachel Weisz
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Rachel Weisz
Actress Emma Stone
Actress
Emma Stone
  • Aug 31 19-year old Indonesian boy rescued after 49 days afloat when his floating fish trap became adrift

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Aug 31 "A Star is Born" film remake directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga
Actor Bradley Cooper
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Bradley Cooper

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