On This Day

What Happened in June 2018 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • 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

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 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 DiscoveryPolio

Jun 26 Polio outbreak confirmed in New Guinea by WHO, 18 years after it was declared free of the disease

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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
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Jun 27 US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire on July 31

106th US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
106th US Supreme Court Justice
Anthony Kennedy

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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

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

US Congresswoman and Activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
US Congresswoman and Activist
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 Organisation, first outbreak to use new Merck vaccine

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

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

Sport awardFIFA 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

Footballer Kylian Mbappé
Footballer
Kylian Mbappé
  • 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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