Historical Events on August 18 (Part 2)

  • 2018 Australian mare Winx wins her Australasian record 26th consecutive race, the renamed Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney; 19th Group One win for thoroughbreds

Election of Interest

2018 Imran Khan becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after gaining the support of independent members after his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the most votes but not a majority in the general election

Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

2018 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India

  • 2019 1.7 million take part in pro-democracy protest peacefully in Hong Kong, a quarter of the population
  • 2019 Iceland holds a funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change at site of Okjökull glacier

Event of Interest

2019 US President Donald Trump confirms he is interested in buying Greenland for the US

Event of Interest

2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency as 27 fires burn across the state amid a continuing heat wave

Presidential Convention

2020 Joe Biden is formally nominated as the Democratic party's presidential candidate during the second night of their 1st ever virtual convention

  • 2020 Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta resigns amid a military coup condemned by the UN Security Council
  • 2021 MLB Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani becomes fastest player in team history to reach 40 home runs in a season, also pitches 8 innings in 3-1 win at Detroit
  • 2022 Huge megalithic complex of more than 500 standing stones announced discovered at La Torre-La Janera, Huelva, southern Spain [1]
  • 2022 New way to break down "forever chemicals" PFAS compounds responsible for cancers, low birth weights and lowered immunity published by scientists in journal "Science" [1]

Summit of Interest

2022 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General António Guterres warn of "another Chernobyl" due to fighting by Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant at a summit in Lviv [1]

  • 2023 Canadian province of British Columbia declares state of emergency as two major wildfires combine near Adams Lake, forcing the evacuation of 30,000 people [1]
  • 2023 English neonatal nurse Lucy Letby found guilty of the murder of seven babies and attempted murder of six more, between June 2015 and June 2016, at a Manchester court [1]