Historical Events in 2018 (Part 6)

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  • Sep 23 Mud volcano, the Otman-Bozdag, erupts 300m (980ft) high, near Baku, Azerbaijan

Golf Tournament

Sep 23 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Tiger Woods wins by 2 strokes from Billy Horschel; Woods' 80th PGA Tour win; first in 5 years; Justin Rose wins FedEx Cup crown, $10m bonus

  • Sep 24 Ebola virus has caused 69 deaths and sickened 150 people according to Ministry of Heath in Democratic Republic of Congo

Historic Event

Sep 24 Pakyong Airport, India's 100th airport, is opened in the Himalayan mountains at 1,400 meters by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Football Awards

Sep 24 Real Madrid midfielder & Croatian World Cup captain Luka Modrić is named world's best male player at the FIFA Awards in London; Brazil & Orlando Pride forward Marta best female player; France's Didier Deschamps best men's coach

Film & TV History

Sep 25 Comedian Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in jail for 2004 sexual assault, first celebrity to be jailed in the #MeToo era

  • Sep 25 Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign from Instagram and parent company Facebook
  • Sep 25 Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven loses a confidence vote after election results in a hung parliament

Historic Event

Sep 25 US fashion company Michael Kors buys Italian brand versace for $2.1 billion

Historic Event

Sep 25 US President Donald Trump criticizes Globalism and Iran speaking at the UN General Assembly

  • Sep 27 First Chinese #MeToo case goes to court, TV star Zhu Jun sues for defamation after accusation posted online
  • Sep 27 Half of all orca could die through pollution involving polychlorinated biphenyls in the ocean, according to study published in "Science"
  • Sep 27 India's Supreme Court rules overturns 158-year old rule, section 497, decriminalizing adultery because it was discriminatory against women
  • Sep 27 Justin Milne, head of Australian Broadcasting Corporation resigns amid allegations of firing journalists for the government

Historic Event

Sep 27 US Securities and Exchange Commission files lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of securities fraud

Historic Event

Sep 27 US Senate hearing into alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh with him and accuser Christine Blasey Ford giving evidence

  • Sep 28 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits just off island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, setting off a tsunami that hits cities of Donggala and Palu, at least 1649 people killed

Sports History

Sep 28 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of rape in 2009 in US lawsuit filed in Nevada

  • Sep 28 Up to 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to a code weakness

Album Release

Sep 28 Warner Bros. Records releases American singer Cher's 26th solo studio album "Dancing Queen"; album contains cover versions of 11 songs of Swedish pop group ABBA, and lands in top 10 of charts in 19 countries

Historic Event

Sep 29 Large demonstrations across Brazil against far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro

  • Sep 29 NY Yankees Venezuelan 2nd baseman Gleyber Torres smashes a 2-run homer in 8-5 win v Boston at Fenway Park; Yankees MLB record 265th homer of the season; Giancarlo Stanton adds #266 in 7th

Music History

Sep 29 Rapper Kanye West announces on Twitter he is changing his name to Ye

  • Sep 30 Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki's work "Juin-Octobre 1985" sells for $65 million in Hong Kong, in one of the most expensive art auctions ever in Asia
  • Sep 30 New York Yankees suffer a 10-2 drubbing at the Boston Red Sox but accumulate a MLB record 267 home runs for the season; surpass Seattle Mariners previous mark of 264 in 1997
  • Sep 30 Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½
  • Oct 1 French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at the center of a Nobel prize sexual assault scandal, sentenced to two years in prison for rape
  • Oct 1 More than 80,000 American died of the flu during 2017-2018 winter, highest in ten years, according to US heath officials
  • Oct 1 New trade deal announced between United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA), replacing NAFTA
  • Oct 1 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo for cancer treatment innovations
  • Oct 1 The United States, Mexico and Canada agree a new trade deal to replace NAFTA
  • Oct 2 Nobel prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin (optical tweezers), Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland (both for laser beams)

Historic Event

Oct 2 Saudi American journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again prompting a diplomatic crisis

Historic Event

Oct 2 The Queen's Window, with stained glass designed by David Hockney, celebrating the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, is consecrated at Westminster Abbey

Film & TV History

Oct 2 US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana to begin a four-nation tour of Africa

  • Oct 3 259 people have died taking selfies since 2011 according to study in "Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care"
  • Oct 3 Cervical Cancer could be eliminated in Australia within decades because of government vaccination program, according to report in "The Lancet Public Health"
  • Oct 3 First exomoon, moon outside the solar system, discovered 8,000 years away (size of Neptune) by astronomers at Columbia University
  • Oct 3 Most expensive whisky ever sold at auction for $1.1 million, the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 3 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter and George Smith for their use of evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies [1]
  • Oct 3 Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrested on corruption charges

NFL Record

Oct 4 New England's Tom Brady becomes only 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes as he connects with Josh Gordon in Patriots' 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxborough

  • Oct 5 Banksy work "Girl With Balloon" automatically shreds moments after being sold for 1 million pounds in London, renamed "Love is in the Bin"
  • Oct 5 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad for "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war"
  • Oct 5 Record price at auction for a living female artist as Jenny Saville's "Propped" sells for £9.5 million in London
  • Oct 5 US unemployment figures hit lowest level since 1969 - 3.7% according to Department of Labor
  • Oct 6 Australia records the biggest comeback in Rugby Championship history in beating Argentina 45-34 in Salta; Wallabies trial 31-7 at halftime but score 5 second half tries to none to overwhelm Pumas
  • Oct 6 Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and sworn onto the US Supreme Court amid protests and after an FBI investigation

Sports History

Oct 6 Khabib Nurmagomedov of Dagestan beats Irishman Conor McGregor by 4th round submission in UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas; instantly marred by ugly post-fight brawling incident; belt withheld pending investigation

  • Oct 6 New Zealand claims 6th overall, and 3rd straight Rugby Championship with 32-20 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks outscore Springboks 4 tries to 3
  • Oct 6 Oil tanker collision with a car leaves at least 50 people dead and one hundred with serious burns near Kisantu, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Oct 7 China confirms it has detained Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who resigns from his position after being reported missing
  • Oct 7 Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television
  • Oct 7 Limousine crash kills 20 people, including two pedestrians in Schoharie, New York
  • Oct 7 Romanian referendum to ban same sex marriage fails with only 20.4% voting
  • Oct 8 Major climate report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the UN says planet will warm 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) by 2040 with dire results

Sports History

Oct 8 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time leader in passing yards; needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning's record; gets 363 & 3 TD's in Saints 43-19 win v Washington Redskins at the SuperDome

  • Oct 8 Nobel prize for Economics awarded to William Nordhaus for climate change and Paul Romer for endogenous growth theory
  • Oct 8 Red Sox utility Brock Holt becomes first MLB player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game during Boston's 16-1 Game 3 rout of the NY Yankees in the AL Division Series at Yankee Stadium
  • Oct 9 President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley says she is resigning at the end of the year
  • Oct 10 Flash floods kills at least 10 in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Majorca, Spain
  • Oct 10 Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph (250 km/h), going on to kill 27, having killed 15 in Central America
  • Oct 11 Russian Soyuz spacecraft makes emergency landing when rocket fails two minutes after liftoff, with American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut aboard
  • Oct 11 Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme is awarded the fourth $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize
  • Oct 11 World's new longest flight flies from Singapore to Newark Airport, New Jersey takes 17 hours 52 mins
  • Oct 12 US air strike in central Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab militants
  • Oct 13 Oldest known human remains from Poland at 115,000 years from revealed to be Neanderthal child from Ciemna Cave eaten by a large bird

Historic Event

Oct 13 Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for alleged sexual abuse of minors

  • Oct 14 Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai becomes only the 6th player in cricket history (3rd in T20) to hit 6-sixes in an over; scores 62 in 17 balls in Kabul Zwanan loss v Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League
  • Oct 14 Flash floods in Aude region, France kill at least 10 people
  • Oct 15 American retailer Sears files for bankruptcy
  • Oct 15 At least 180,000 migrants driven out of Anglo and back into the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Oct 15 Caravan of up to 4,000 Central American migrants that started in Honduras reaches Guatemala, heading for Mexico and the US
  • Oct 15 Indian minister and editor MJ Akbar files a defamation case after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in #MeToo case

Film & TV History

Oct 16 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex begin their first royal tour visiting Australia and New Zealand

  • Oct 16 Chairman of China's Xinjiang’s government defends its detention camps for Uighur Muslims saying they provided “vocational education and training”
  • Oct 16 Man Booker Prize is won by Anna Burns' "Milkman", the first winner from Northern Ireland
  • Oct 17 Australian state of Queensland decriminalizes abortion
  • Oct 17 Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney leaves "Sesame Street" after 50 years
  • Oct 17 Canada legalizes the sale of recreational cannabis, the second country after Uruguay
  • Oct 17 India's junior foreign minister MJ Akbar is highest official to resign in #MeToo case after sexual harassment accusations by numerous women
  • Oct 17 Student shoots and detonates a bomb killing 20 with 40 injured at Kerch polytechnic college, Crimea

Television Debut

Oct 17 The revived "The Connors" debuts on ABC TV starring Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman, without fired former star Roseanne Barr

  • Oct 19 "Halloween" film reboot starring Jamie Curtis makes a record $77m for a horror film with a female lead, biggest debut any film with female lead over 55 in US
  • Oct 20 12,000 year old fossil called "Luzia", oldest known fossil in South America announced found mostly intact after devastating fire at Brazil's National Museum
  • Oct 20 All-England Lawn Tennis Club announces tie break to be used when scores reach 12-12 in deciding set at Wimbledon
  • Oct 20 Australia's center-right coalition government loses its 1-seat majority by losing the Wentworth by-election
  • Oct 20 President Trump threatens to pull the US out of an arms control agreement with Russia because Russia has violated its terms

Film & TV History

Oct 21 Julia Louis-Dreyfus is presented with the Mark Twain Prize, comedy's top honor, at a ceremony in New York

  • Oct 21 Sectarian fighting between Muslim and Christian youths kill 55 at Kasuwan Magani, Nigeria
  • Oct 21 Train derails in Yilan County, Taiwan, killing 18 and injuring 178

Film & TV History

Oct 22 Actress Selma Blair reveals she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Historic Event

Oct 22 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes a public apology to victims of child sexual abuse in institutions

  • Oct 22 Cameroon's President Paul Biya wins seventh term in office, extending his 36 years in office, in election marred by intimidation and low turnout

Historic Event

Oct 22 Pipe bomb sent to George Soros' New York home address, first Democrat to receive series of pipe bombs in US

  • Oct 23 European Commission rejects Italy's budget, first country to be rejected

Film Premiere

Oct 23 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London

  • Oct 23 Megyn Kelly is criticized after making comments supporting blackface on her NBC show
  • Oct 23 Microplastics found in human stools for the first time by Austrian scientists
  • Oct 23 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects Saudi claim journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed accidentally, says it was premeditated murder

Historic Event

Oct 23 World's longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai bridge at 55km, opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping

  • Oct 23 World's oldest intact shipwreck, ancient Greek vessel 2,400 years old, found at bottom of the Black Sea by archaeologists
  • Oct 24 EU directive bans single-use plastics by 2021

Sports History

Oct 24 Indian cricketer Virat Kohli becomes the 12th and the fastest-ever to score 10,000 runs in one day international matches, taking just 205 innings

Sports History

Oct 24 Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge named UN Person of the Year for setting a new marathon world record and for his work with AIDS/HIV in Kenya

  • Oct 24 Largest jackpot in US history at $1.6 billion won by one person in South Carolina

Film & TV History

Oct 24 Pipe bombs sent to prominent US Democrats including the Obamas, Clintons, John Brennan and CNN, but safely defused

  • Oct 24 Scientists confirm East Island in Hawaii, half a mile long, has been wiped out after contact with Hurricane Walaka
  • Oct 25 First work of art produced by artificial intelligence "Edmond de Belamy" conceived by Obvious sells for $432,500 at Christie's in New York
  • Oct 25 Flash floods near the Red Sea in Jordan kill 17 as a school bus is washed away
  • Oct 25 Google says it has fired 48 people for sexual harassment after New York Times reveals Android software creator Andy Rubin got $90M package when let go for sexual harassment
  • Oct 25 Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female President and Africa's only female head of state after being elected by parliament
  • Oct 25 Super Typhoon Yutu strikes the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan and Tinian with winds of 180mph (290km/h)

Music History

Oct 26 Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor announces she has converted to Islam

  • Oct 26 Longest Baseball World Series game by both innings and time; LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in the 18th inning (7 hours, 20 mins) in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium with Max Muncy walk-off homer
  • Oct 26 Rhine River in drought with lowest levels since 1920s forces German government to release oil reserves after barge shipments disrupted
  • Oct 26 Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc arrested for sending 14 pipe bombs to prominent US Democrats
  • Oct 27 Australian 7-year old mare Winx wins unprecedented fourth consecutive Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in Melbourne; her record 29th-straight win and her 22nd Group 1 racing success
  • Oct 27 EPL club Leicester City’s billionaire Thai owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dies in a helicopter crash in the carpark outside the club’s King Power Stadium following 1-1 draw against West Ham United
  • Oct 27 Gunman shoots and kills 11 people and injures six at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in an anti-Semitic attack
  • Oct 27 LA Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in Game 3 of baseball's World Series; a record 46 players used by both teams; Boston go on to win 4 games to 1
  • Oct 28 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th title in franchise history; MVP: Boston utility Steve Pearce

Sports History

Oct 28 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to clinch his 5th Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

  • Oct 28 Michael D. Higgins is re-elected Irish president
  • Oct 28 Political crisis in Sri Lanka after President Sirisena sacks Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the cabinet, suspends parliament for two weeks with one man killed in protests
  • Oct 28 Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina registers biggest win of her career when she rallies for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 triumph over American Sloane Stephens in a classic WTA Finals title decider in Singapore
  • Oct 29 Far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election defeating Fernando Haddad

Historic Event

Oct 29 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces she will not seek re-election in 2021 and step down as party leader

  • Oct 29 Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson breaks NBA record previously held by teammate Stephen Curry for most 3-pointers in a game with 14 in Warriors' 149-124 win over the Bulls in Chicago
  • Oct 29 Japanese Princess Ayako of Japan marries commoner Kei Moriya at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, giving up her royal status
  • Oct 29 Lion Air flight JT 610 crashes into the sea just after takeoff near Jakarta, Indonesia, with the loss of all 189 on board

Historic Event

Oct 29 New mega airport opened in Istanbul by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, planning to be world' busiest with 90 million passengers by 2021

  • Oct 29 New research says cacao tree first used in Ecuador by Mayo Chinchipe culture, 5000 years ago, not in central America as previously thought
  • Oct 29 Storms in Italy kill at least 11 with 75% of Venice flooded and two tornadoes striking Terracina
  • Oct 29 World Scrabble Championship won for the fourth time by New Zealand Malaysian Nigel Richards with the word "groutier" (bad-tempered)
  • Oct 30 German ex-nurse Niels Högel admits in court to killing over 100 patients, making him one of the world's worst serial killers
  • Oct 30 US Pentagon sends 5,200 troops to Mexican border in advance of migrant caravan from Central America
  • Oct 30 WWF conservation group says "exploding human consumption" has caused a 60% decline in all wildlife between 1970 and 2014
  • Oct 31 BLACKPINK become the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple hits
  • Oct 31 In landmark verdict, Pakistani Supreme Court acquits Christian woman of blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed after eight years on death row
  • Oct 31 US and Great Britain call for a cease-fire in Saudi-led war in Yemen, in 3-year war that has claimed over 10,000 lives and created famine conditions

Statue of Unity

Oct 31 World's biggest statue, the Statue of Unity at 182m is unveiled of Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat state

  • Nov 1 Google employees stage mass walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment
  • Nov 1 Ground assault mounted on Yemeni port city of Hudaydah by Saudi-backed government forces
  • Nov 1 Palau becomes the first country to ban sunscreen and its chemicals which bleach coral reefs

Album Release

Nov 2 Blue Note Records releases "She Remembers Everything", the fourteenth studio album by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, produced by Tucker Martine and Cash's husband John Leventhal

  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Bulletin, Newspaperofrecord, Jaywalk, Line of Duty, Game Winner
  • Nov 2 Tiger thought to have killed 13 people shot dead after month-long hunt near Pandharkawada, central India
  • Nov 3 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal, City of Light, Sistercharlie, Roy H, Expert Eye, Monomoy Girl, Enable, Accelerate
  • Nov 3 Truck loses control hitting 31 cars and killing at least 15 people near a tollbooth in Lanzhou, China
  • Nov 4 Camila Cabello wins four awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao, Janet Jackson accepts the Global Icon award
  • Nov 4 Death toll from week-long storm in Italy rises to 29 with death of nine people in floods in Casteldaccia, Sicily
  • Nov 4 New York City Marathon: Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia runs 2:05:59, 2nd fastest men's time in history; Kenya's Mary Keitany captures her 4th women's NYC crown in 2:22:48
  • Nov 5 "Big Brother" reality show has its last episode in the UK on Channel 5, having run since 2000
  • Nov 5 BBC opens its largest news bureau outside the UK in Nairobi, Kenya with 300 journalists
  • Nov 5 Child suicide rate in Japan at 30-year high with 250 taking their lives 2016/17 according to Government Ministry
  • Nov 5 More than 80 students and teachers kidnapped from a boarding school in Bamenda, Cameroon

Voyager 2 Spacecraft

Nov 5 NASA's Voyager 2 probe leaves the solar system, becoming the second human-made object to reach interstellar space

  • Nov 5 Taskforce set up to identify and punish LGBT people in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Election of Interest

Nov 6 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) is the youngest person ever elected to the US House of representatives at 29 years

Film & TV History

Nov 6 British actor Idris Elba named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive

  • Nov 6 Colorado elects Jared Polis, the country's first openly male gay governor
  • Nov 6 Colorado votes to abolish slavery as a form of punishment in state constitution

Historic Event

Nov 6 Great Britain's Prince Charles calls slavery "an indelible stain" but stops short of an apology in a speech in Accra, Ghana

  • Nov 6 Human longevity less than 10% dependent on genetics according to study published in journal "Genetics" based on 400 million people from Ancestry.com
  • Nov 6 Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
  • Nov 6 In US Midterm elections Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives after eight years, the Senate is held by Republicans
  • Nov 6 More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims of ISIS discovered in former ISIS held areas according to UN report
  • Nov 6 Record 19 black female judicial candidates all elected in Harris County, Texas, after campaigning together under "Black Girl Magic"
  • Nov 6 Sharice Davids (Kansas) and Deb Haaland (New Mexico) are the first Native American women to be elected to the US House of Representatives

Knighthood

Nov 7 Actress Emma Thompson is made a Dame of the British Empire by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London

  • Nov 7 Ex-marine opens fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, shooting 12, including a police officer, and himself
  • Nov 7 For second straight year France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference from Ireland, with a final round 46-19 win over Scotland at Stade de France, Saint Denis; Ireland again takes Triple Crown
  • Nov 7 US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Matthew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General
  • Nov 7 World's oldest figurative painting of a beast at least 40,000 years old identified in Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave, Indonesian Borneo
  • Nov 8 Authorities report more than 150 people have been killed in week-long assault by government forces on port of Hudaydah in Yemen
  • Nov 8 Azerbaijan woman who spent £16m in Harrods granted bail in UK after being arrested for suspested embezzlement under new laws
  • Nov 8 CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House clearance revoked after continuing to question President Donald Trump while an intern tried to wrestle the microphone off him
  • Nov 8 Deadliest fire in Californian history, the Camp Fire starts at Plumas National Forest spreads in Butte County destroying town of Paradise, more than 13,000 buildings and killing at least 88
  • Nov 8 Mass grave of 200 people discovered on border of Somali and Oromia regions, Ethiopia, in investigation into atrocities by former regional president Abdi Mohammed
  • Nov 8 Qatar delivers $15 million in cash to pay civil servants in Gaza after earlier sending fuel to increase electricity from 4 to 8 hours a day
  • Nov 8 Virtual newsreader unveiled by China's state news agency Xinhua News, able to work 24 hours a day
  • Nov 8 Woolsey Fire starts near Thousand Oaks, California with Malibu and Calabasas evacuated, kills three
  • Nov 9 Amid Californian forest fires US President Donald Trump accuses state forest management of "gross mismanagement", threatens to withhold funding
  • Nov 9 Attacker stabs three, killing one in Melbourne, Australia, with homeless man hailed as hero for using shopping trolley to stop him

TV Show Appearance

Nov 9 Korean pop band BTS appearance on Japanese TV show cancelled after member Jimin wore shirt with atomic bomb image

  • Nov 9 Mudslide after heavy rain in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil kills 10
  • Nov 9 Three car bombs explode in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 52 people and injuring 100

Historic Event

Nov 11 Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba sets new record for their Singles Day sale, $1 billion in 85 seconds, $30.8bn in 24 hours

  • Nov 11 Democratic Republic of Congo announces its worst-ever outbreak of Ebola with 198 deaths
  • Nov 11 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: in a final denuded of both countries' top players Kateřina Siniaková beats American Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to clinch a 3-0 win for the home side

End of World War I

Nov 11 On centenary of WWI Armistice Day French President Macron urges world to reject Nationalism in speech to under Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Historic Publication

Nov 12 Former US First lady Michelle Obama publishes her memoir "Becoming"

  • Nov 12 Israeli secret operation in Gaza kills eight including one Israeli and an Hamas Commander, igniting tensions with retaliatory rocket attack from Gaza
  • Nov 13 Amazon announces two new corporate outposts at Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia
  • Nov 13 Four members of a family arrested for the Rhoden family massacre where eight people were shot, south of Columbus, Ohio in 2016
  • Nov 13 Kristine E. Guillaume is named the first black woman to head prestigious Harvard student newspaper "The Crimson"