On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Fire destroys 600 stilt homes in Manaus, northwestern Brazil
  • Manchester United sacks high profile Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho; United in 6th place in EPL, 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer new caretaker manager
  • Meteor explodes in huge fireball over the Bering Sea with 10 times the energy of Hiroshima atomic bomb , 2nd largest in last 30 yrs
  • Nevada becomes the first US state with a female-majority legislature with new appointments taking it to 51%

Famous Deaths

  • David Austin, English rose breeder (Austin roses), dies at 92