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Historical Events in 2018 (Part 3)

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IndiaTaj Mahal

May 9 India's Supreme Court criticises the country’s archaeological conservation body for failing to protect the Taj Mahal from discoloration and green slime
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The Taj Mahal in all its glory, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan I for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal
The Taj Mahal in all its glory, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan I for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal

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May 9 Iranians and their president Hassan Rouhani react angrily to President Trump pulling the US out the Iran Nuclear deal

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • May 9 Dam bursts after heavy rains near Solai, Kenya, killing at least 41
  • May 9 Nicaraguan anti-government protests involving tens of thousands take place in Managua and Matagalpa y Chinandega
  • May 9 Oldest viral DNA, a form of hepatitis B, reported discovered in 7,000 year old skeleton found in Germany
  • May 9 Argentina announces talks with the IMF amid a new financial crisis with interest rates at 40%

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May 10 Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's record for successive set wins on a single surface (49 on carpet) with 6-3, 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman at the Madrid Open (clay)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • May 10 Israel fires missiles at 70 Iranian targets inside Syria after Iran fires missiles into the Golan Heights, with claims Israel struck first in attack on Baath

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May 10 New record auction price for a Latin American artwork of $9.76 million for Diego Rivera's "The Rivals"

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera

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May 10 R. Kelly's songs removed from Spotify playlists after sexual abuse allegations

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • May 10 China announces plans for the world's largest weather-control mechanism, rain-inducing machines for the Tibetan Plateau (area the size of Alaska)

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May 10 Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, the world's oldest leader at 92

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad
  • May 11 Mass murder-suicide in Margaret River, Australia, grandfather shoots six members of his family and himself
  • May 11 Most popular names in the US for 2017 revealed as Emma for girls, Liam for boys
  • May 12 63rd Eurovision song contest won by Netta from Israel in Lisbon, Portugal
  • May 12 Insurgent group attacks the town of Muse, Myanmar, killing at least 19 people, Ta’ang National Liberation Army claim responsibility

  • May 13 Family of six carry out 3 church bombings in Surabaya, Indonesia, killing at least 13. Islamic State claims responsibility.
  • May 13 China's first domestically built aircraft carrier begins sea trials in Dalian, China
  • May 13 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Webb Simpson wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele, Charl Schwartzel and Jimmy Walker
  • May 13 Arsène Wenger guides Arsenal to a 1-0 win at Huddersfield in his final game as Gunners manager after 22 years in charge
  • May 13 Manchester City ends the EPL season with a 1-0 win at Southampton having smashed 11 Premier League records including biggest title winning margin (19 points) and most points (100)
  • May 13 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scores in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season
  • May 14 Successful memory transfer in snails achieved by scientists from University of California published in journal "eNeuro"

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May 14 Melania Trump, wife of US President Donald Trump, is treated in hospital for a benign kidney condition

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump
  • May 14 Indian politician Shashi Tharoor is charged by police with driving his wife to commit suicide
  • May 14 Chinese mountain climber and double amputee Xia Boyu reaches the summit of Mt Everest
  • May 14 Boulder City Council in Colorado votes to ban assault weapons
  • May 14 US Supreme Court strikes down federal law banning sports gambling in most states
  • May 14 Arsenal finish EPL season in 6th place on 63 points; fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1997
  • May 15 Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is released from prison after being pardoned by King Muhammad V
  • May 15 58 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces and 1700 hospitalized on the Gaza border protesting opening of US embassy in Jerusalem and 70 year founding of Israel

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May 15 Controversial Kerch bridge linking Russia and annexed Crimea opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin. At 19km the longest bridge in Europe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • May 15 Taliban forces attack and claim to has seized control of the western city of Farah, Afghanistan
  • May 15 Flyover collapses in Varanasi, India, killing at least 18
  • May 15 North Korea threatens to pull out of summit with US and South Korea saying it can "not hide our feeling of repugnance" towards US security advisor John Bolton
  • May 15 "Laurel vs Yanny" disagreement over what word heard in an audio file begins across social media

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May 16 Painting "Past Times" by Kerry James Marshall is bought by Sean Combs for $21.1 million, most paid for a living African American atist

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • May 17 Gina Haspel confirmed as the first female director of the CIA by the US Senate
  • May 17 Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo spreads to the city of Mbandaka
  • May 17 Michigan State University will pay $500 million in claims to 300 survivors of sexual abuse involving Larry Nassar. Largest sexual abuse case in sports history.
  • May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting; 17 year-old shooter kills 10 and injures 10 in Santa Fe, Texas

  • May 18 Mexican Damojh airlines flight crashes near Havana airport, Cuba, killing 110 with just 3 survivors

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May 18 All of Chile's 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal

  • May 18 K-pop boy band BTS release their album "Love Yourself: Tear", sells 135,000 first week

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May 19 American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle, making her a member of the British royal family

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle

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May 19 Queen Elizabeth II grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their marriage

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
  • May 19 71st Cannes Film Festival: Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 19 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Chelsea beats Manchester United, 1-0; Belgian international Eden Hazard scores 22' penalty
  • May 19 142nd Preakness Stakes: Mike Smith wins aboard Justify in fog for second-leg of the Triple Crown
  • May 20 Two cyclists attacked by a cougar, 1 dies, in North Bend, Washington State

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 20 President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela wins a second term in an election marked by boycotts and acussations of vote rigging

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro
  • May 20 K-pop boy band BTS are the first Koreans to perform at the Billboard Music Awards
  • May 20 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G &CC: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 3 from American trio Joe Durant, Steve Stricker & Gene Sauers
  • May 21 Mushrooms have poisoned more than 800 in western Iran, killing 11

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May 21 US Justice Department says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether FBI infiltrated Donald Trump's 2016 campaign

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • May 21 Teenager who started California's 2017 Eagle Creek Fire ordered to pay $36.6 million to cover damages by district judge

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May 21 Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • May 21 Truckers begin a 10 strike in Brazil, blocking roads in protest at the price of diesel leading to country-wide shortages
  • May 22 Stacey Abrams is the first black woman to be nominated as US state governor - for Georgia

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May 22 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is questioned by members of the European parliament in Brussels in wake of its security scandal

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • May 22 Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India
  • May 22 Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted
  • May 22 New York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history
  • May 23 Hamburg, Germany, becomes the first city to ban diesel cars on some roads
  • May 23 NFL owners approve new NFL national anthem policy whereby players required to stand if they choose to be on the field for pre-game presentations
  • May 24 Record US fentanyl seizure of 120lbs (54kg) confirmed by police in Nebraska in April, enough to kill 26 million people, one of largest drug busts in US history

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May 24 Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report

  • May 24 At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses
  • May 24 US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea
  • May 24 US President Donald Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines
  • May 24 World's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protest endangered species
  • May 24 Bangladeshi police reported to have shot 52 suspected drug traffickers in anti-narcotics crackdown in 10 days
  • May 24 US President Donald Trump signs into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act easing financial regulations and reducing oversight for banks

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May 25 Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • May 25 Barbados elects its first female Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who leads the Barbados Labour Party to victory
  • May 26 Ireland votes to repeal their 8th amendment to allow legalized abortion, 66.4% vote yes
  • May 26 UEFA Champions League Final, Kiev: Real Madrid beats Liverpool, 3-1 for third straight title. Zinédine Zidane first manager to win 3 consecutive titles
  • May 27 South Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 with their album "Love Yourself: Tear"
  • May 27 Italian PM-designate Giuseppe Conte gives up attempt to form coalition government after President Sergio Matarella vetoes his choice of economy minister
  • May 27 Oil workers for Brazilian state oil company Petrobrás join the truckers' national strike
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Will Power becomes the first Australian driver to win the event
  • May 27 IPL Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets; Shane Watson top scores, 117 no (57); SK's 3rd IPL title
  • May 27 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, GC at Harbor Shores: Englishman Paul Broadhurst wins by 4 strokes from American Tim Petrovic
  • May 28 Coco-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink - Lemon-Do on island of Kyushu, Japan
  • May 28 One million French smokers quit in one year after anti-smoking measures introduced according to Public Health France
  • May 29 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns over an extramarital affair and illegal use of a donor list

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May 29 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • May 29 Heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan, kills 65 as temperatures soar above 110 degrees Fahrenheit
  • May 29 Starbucks closes more than 8,000 US stores early for racial bias training after two black men wrongly arrested in a store in April
  • May 29 Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko fakes his own death with Ukrainian security services to foil an assassination plot
  • May 29 Death toll on Puerto Rico 70 times higher than official figure, likely 4,600 died from Hurricane Maria according to Harvard University study
  • May 31 Zinédine Zidane announces his resignation as Real Madrid manager after 3 successive Champions League titles

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May 31 Matt LeBlanc announces he is leaving TV show "Top Gear"

  • May 31 Danish government bans garments that cover the face, including the niqab and burqa
  • May 31 Uganda's parliament imposes tax on social media to stop gossip

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

May 31 Kim Kardashian West meets US President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jun 1 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament, filed by Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez
  • Jun 1 Law professor Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as Italian Prime Minister as head of a populist coalition
  • Jun 1 Rouzan al-Najjar, a 22 year-old Palestinian medic is shot and killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, causing widespread condmnation
  • Jun 1 US unemployment rate falls to 3.8%, lowest since 2000
  • Jun 2 Socialist Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spanish Prime Minister
  • Jun 3 Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts killing at least 110, with 332 missing and forcing the evacuation of over 3,100
  • Jun 3 Boat capsizes off eastern Tunisia drowning at least 48 migrants
  • Jun 3 Dead whale found with 17 pounds (80 pieces) of plastic in its stomach in Songkhla province, Thailand
  • Jun 3 US Open Women's Golf, Shoal Creek GC: Ariya Jatanugarn of Thailand gives up 7-shot lead but wins in playoff with South Korean Kim Hyo-joo

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Jun 3 Golden State guard Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen's NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers with 9 in the Warriors 19 point Game 2 win over Cleveland

Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 4 Former US President Bill Clinton and James Patterson publish a thriller novel "The President is Missing" together

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
Author James Patterson
Author
James Patterson
  • Jun 4 Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigns amid huge protests against tax and price increases. King Abdullah appoints Omar Razzaz to replace him.
  • Jun 4 US President Donald Trump tweets "I have the absolute right to PARDON myself"

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Jun 4 Former US President Bill Clinton in interview with NBC says he hasn't and doesn't need to apologize to Monica Lewinsky

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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Jun 5 Boxer Floyd Mayweather named 2017 top earning sportsperson by Forbes with $285 million

  • Jun 5 Miss America pageant announces an end to its swimsuit competition
  • Jun 5 US President Donald Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families violates international law according to the UN
  • Jun 5 US Judge Aaron Persky, criticized for his leniency towards campus sex attacker Brock Turner, firt judge voted out in 80 years in Santa Clara, California

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 5 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna

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Jun 6 LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland's Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 6 Iraqi parliament orders manual recount of legislative elections in May after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claims evidence of irregularities

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • Jun 6 Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case
  • Jun 6 French man announced to have won France's €1 million My Lottery for the second time in 2 years, with odds of 1 in 16 trillion
  • Jun 6 At least 46 Ethiopian migrants drown after their boat capcizes of fthe coast of Yemen
  • Jun 6 Special pedestrian lane introduced just for "phubbers" slow-walking smartphone users in Xi'an, China
  • Jun 6 MLB Draft: Auburn pitcher Casey Mize first pick by Detroit Tigers
  • Jun 7 Mars Curiosity Rover finds organic matter, including methane, on Mars in studies published in journal "Science"
  • Jun 7 Baltimore ex-police sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, head of a rogue police unit sentenced to 25 years for robbery and racketeering
  • Jun 7 Stanley Cup Final, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV: Washington Capitals beat Las Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3 for a 4-1 series victory; first title in franchise history
  • Jun 8 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors win their 3rd title in 4 years with a 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 4-nil sweep. Kevin Durant MVP
  • Jun 8 WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers in India prompt two men to be beaten to death by a mob in Karbi Angong district, Assam
  • Jun 8 IMF agrees to lend Argentina up to 50 billion dollars
  • Jun 8 World's most powerful supercomputer, Summit, can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, launched at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, by IBM and NVidia
  • Jun 9 French Open Women's Tennis: Romanian Simona Halep wins her first Grand Slam singles title beating American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
  • Jun 9 150th Belmont Stakes: Justify wins with Mike Smith aboard to become 13th Triple Crown winner
  • Jun 10 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 for his record 11th French title (17th Grand Slam victory)

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Jun 10 Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest near Los Angeles

  • Jun 11 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play
  • Jun 11 Net neutrality is officially repealed by The Federal Communications Commission in the US
  • Jun 11 More than 100 people arrested in Vietnam, after protests against special economic zones at the People's Committee Headquarters in Binh Thuan province and elsewhere
  • Jun 11 Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez accepts migrant rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people on board after Italy refuses it
  • Jun 11 In landmark ruling, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects El Salvador woman's asylum request based on domestic abuse

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

Jun 12 Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jun 12 French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at center of Nobel Prize Committee scandal, charged with rape in Sweden
  • Jun 12 Battle for key Yemen port of Hudaydah begins with assault by Saudi backed pro-government forces against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels
  • Jun 12 AT&T's $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner can go ahead according to US district court judge
  • Jun 13 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), dies of a stomach illness at 73
  • Jun 13 Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate - 200 billion tonnes a year, 3 trillion tonnes in 25 years, in report published in "Nature" journal
  • Jun 13 Volkswagen fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal
  • Jun 13 Raccoon climbs 23 story office building in St Paul, Minnesota, becoming an internet sensation
  • Jun 13 FIFA Congress votes to award 2026 World Cup to joint bid by US, Canada & Mexico
  • Jun 13 The Spanish Football Association sacks coach Julen Lopetegui just 2 days out from first World Cup game after he agreed to manage Real Madrid
  • Jun 14 US Justice Department concludes James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of Hilliary Clinton investigation in 2016
  • Jun 14 Malaysia's national debt reassessed at $250 billion, up from previous estimate $170 billion, 80% of gross domestic product

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

Jun 14 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing

  • Jun 14 US government confirms 1500 boys being held separated from their parents in Casa Padre, shelter facility for illegal immigrants in a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas
  • Jun 15 World Cup: Portugal 3. Spain 3 - Cristiano Renaldo scores hat-trick - 4th player to score in 4 different WC's - 1st to score in 8 consecutive major tournaments

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Jun 15 Physicist Stephen Hawking's ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey, London, between the remains of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton

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Jun 15 Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with fraud over company's blood tests

Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes
Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos
Elizabeth Holmes
  • Jun 15 Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh burns down, four years after a previous fire
  • Jun 16 World Cup: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is used for the first time, awarding France a penalty in 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan
  • Jun 16 Two suicide bombers attack Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria, killing at least 31 people

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 16 Beyoncé and Jay-Z release their joint album "Everything is Love"

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • Jun 17 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Brooks Koepka wins by 1 stroke from Tommy Fleetwood for first back-to-back Open titles since 1988-89 (Curtis Strange)
  • Jun 17 "The Incredibles 2" sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend
  • Jun 17 Ivan Duque is elected President of Columbia
  • Jun 17 Historic deal signed between Greece and Macedonia to end dispute over Macedonia's name - changing to North Macedonia
  • Jun 17 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race: Ex-F1 world champion Fernando Alonso teams with Kazuki Nakajima & Sébastien Buemi to win for Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • Jun 17 World electric speed record broken by Jaguar Vector V20E in battery-powered boat at 88.61 mph (142.60 kph) Coniston Water, English Lake District
  • Jun 18 President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force
  • Jun 18 Ferry sinks on Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, with 193 suspected dead
  • Jun 19 England smash the highest score (481/6) in one day international cricket history in a 242 run defeat of Australia (239) at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 19 US ambassador Nikki Haley announces the US is leaving the UN Human Rights Council
  • Jun 19 Canada's Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana use, first major economy to do so
  • Jun 19 General Electric is dropped form the Dow Jones Index, the last original member from 1907
  • Jun 20 FIFA World Cup: Portugal superstar Cristiano Renaldo heads a goal against Morocco to become the all-time leading European goalscorer (85) in international competition
  • Jun 20 US President Donald Trump signs Executive Order ending family separation at the border for illegal immigrants
  • Jun 20 Algeria turns off its internet to stop students cheating during exams
  • Jun 20 Hungarian government passes legislation that criminalizes aiding undocumented migrants
  • Jun 21 EU imposes tariffs on US goods worth $3.2 billion in response to US tariffs
  • Jun 21 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter

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Jun 21 Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is charged with fraud

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Jun 21 NBA Draft: Arizona center Deandre Ayton first pick by Phoenix Suns

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Jun 22 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Comedian John Oliver
Comedian
John Oliver
Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Jun 22 Eurozone countries agree debt relief deal for Greece, signalling end to the country's economic crisis
  • Jun 22 President Trump spokesperson Sarah Sanders is asked to leave Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia over her support of Trump's policies, igniting debate
  • Jun 22 NHL Draft: Frolunda HC (SHL) defenceman Rasmus Dahlin first pick by Buffalo Sabres
  • Jun 23 Violent clashes over several days between ethnic Berom farmers and Fulani herders in Plateau state, Nigeria, kill 86

MurderAssassination Attempt

Jun 23 Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa survives probable assassination attempt after blast at election rally in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe kills 2 and injures nearly 50

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • Jun 23 Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from book award by US Association for Library Service to Children, becuase of author's racist views and language
  • Jun 23 Explosion at a rally in Addis Ababa after speech by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kills two and injures 150
  • Jun 23 Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days
  • Jun 23 12 boys and their coach are stranded in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand by monsoon flooding, prompting an international rescue effort when they are discovered 9 days later
  • Jun 24 Women drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia after ban is lifted
  • Jun 24 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins second term with president's AK Party winning 42% parliamentary votes

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Jun 24 Britain's Prince William begins a five-day tour of the Middle East visiting Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • Jun 25 UK House of Commons votes for a controversial third Heathrow runway
  • Jun 25 General Strike in Argentina in response to austerity measures required by an IMF loan

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

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Jun 25 Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs
  • 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