What Happened on July 18, 2018

Historical Events

  • 44 Forest fires in Sweden as far north as the Arctic Circle prompt Swedish government to request extra assistance, with drought and warm weather to blame

Music History

Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC, for reporting he was being investigated over historic child sexual assaults

Event of Interest

Elon Musk apologises for calling British caver diver in Thai rescue "pedo guy" after widespread criticism and fall in Tesla stock price

  • Google fined record $5.1 billion by the EU for abusing its power in mobile phone market
  • Lava from Kilauea volcano eruption has now destroyed 700 homes and added 700 acres to Big Island confirms Hawaii National Guard
  • New Earth geological age announced, the Meghalayan Age 4,200 years ago to the present, by the International Commission on Stratigraphy
  • Nicaraguan government announces Masaya is back under its control after violent clashes with anti-government protesters
  • Seventeen men charged with the gang-rape of a 12-year old girl in Chennai, India
  • Turkey ends its two-year State of Emergency
2018 History

About July 18, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: In My Feelings - Drake
  • UK #1 Song: 3 Lions - Baddiel/Skinner/Lightning Seeds