On This Day

What Happened in June 2018 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 25 Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares State of Emergency for wildfire spread over 8,200 acres in Lake County

  • Jun 25 Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs
  • Jun 25 Oakland pitcher Edwin Jackson takes the mound in a 5-4 win at Detroit; A's are his 13th MLB club, tying Octavio Dotel's record

Historic Event

Jun 26 US Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban against mostly Muslim countries

  • Jun 26 Quriyat, Oman, registers highest "low" temperature for a day ever recorded of 42.5 degrees
  • Jun 26 Sudanese court overturns death sentence for teenager who killed the husband after he raped her
  • Jun 26 India is named the most dangerous country to be a women because of sexual violence and slave labour by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Jun 26 First high level talks between Ethiopian and Eritrean officials in 20 years begins in Addis Ababa
  • Jun 26 Hello Kitty bullet train unveiled by the West Japan Railway

Historic Event

Jun 27 US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire on July 31

Historic Event

Jun 27 Malaysian police announce seizure of goods linked to former prime minister Najib Razak, worth $273 million, biggest in the country's history, including 567 handbags and 14 tiaras

  • Jun 27 Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu
  • Jun 27 French government introduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds
  • Jun 27 President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war

Election of Interest

Jun 27 Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Jun 27 Complex carbon-based molecules found by Cassini spacecraft on Saturn moon Enceladus, previously only ever found on earth and meteorites in research published in "Nature"
  • Jun 28 Lone gunman attacks offices of Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing nine
  • Jun 28 Power company uncovers Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England. One of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square meters
  • Jun 28 Employee charged with attempted poisoning of colleague's sandwich in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, leading authorities to investigate 21 other suspicious deaths
  • Jun 28 Amsterdam elects its first-ever woman mayor Femke Halsema since its first mayor in 1343
  • Jun 28 Fire starts on Winter Hill on Lancashire moorland, England, lit by arson
  • Jun 28 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared "largely contained" by World Health Organization, first outbreak to use new Merck vaccine

Album Release

Jun 29 Drake releases his fifth studio album "Scorpion", a double album with 25 tracks

  • Jun 30 The popular online game for children, Fantage, shuts down after ten years

FIFA World Cup

Jun 30 FIFA World Cup: Kylian Mbappé (19) becomes only 2nd teenager (Pelé 1st 1958) to score twice in a world cup match as France eliminate Argentina 4-3 in Kazan

  • Jun 30 March of the Flowers in Managua, Nicaragua, commemorating youth killed under government crackdown turns violent with 1 person killed and eight injured
  • Jun 30 Two members of the public confirmed poisoned by Novichok nerve, a women later dies, in Wiltshire, England

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