On This Day

Historical Events on November 18 (Part 2)

  • 2011 Video game Minecraft is officially released by Mojang
  • 2012 Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets

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2012 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • 2012 Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup

Music awardsMusic Awards

2012 39th American Music Awards: Katy Perry & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • 2012 101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)
  • 2013 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt
  • 2014 Jamaica win the 2014 Caribbean Cup in football
  • 2015 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • 2015 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100

AustraliaRoger the Ripped Kangaroo

2015 "Kangaroo Dundee" wildlife TV series premieres featuring Brolga and Roger the ripped Kangaroo on BBC Two

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Roger poses for the camera
Roger poses for the camera
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2017 Shawn Mendes is the first singer under 18 to get three No. 1 singles on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart

Singer-Songwriter Shawn Mendes
Singer-Songwriter
Shawn Mendes

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2018 21 year old German Alexander Zverev breaks through for a maiden season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-4, 6-3 upset win in London over 5-time champion Novak Đoković

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2018 APEC Summit in Papa New Guinea fails to produce a joint agreement for first time in two decades after US and China clash on definition of trade
  • 2018 American missionary John Allen Chau killed on forbidden North Sentinel Island, Bay of Bengal by one of world's most isolated tribe
  • 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reverses US policy regarding Israeli West Bank settlements as illegal after 24 years

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2019 Book written by Charlotte Bronte aged 14 for her toy soldiers bought by the Bronte Society for €600,000 at auction in Paris

  • 2019 Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest worst since 2008, has lost 9,762 sq km (3,769 sq miles) of vegetation in 12 months according to country's Space Agency
  • 2019 World wind speeds have risen, 3x faster since 2010 than previous decades of decline, according to Princeton study published in "Nature Climate Change"
  • 2020 Floods and landslides effect more than 3 million people, killing at least 70 in wake of Typhoon Vamco in Cagayan Province, Philippines
  • 2020 Thailand's parliament agrees to reforms, but not to the monarchy, after massive public protests were met by tear gas and water canons
  • 2020 Michael B. Jordan named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine
  • 2020 US COVID-19 death toll passes 250,000, recorded cases at 11.5 million, hospitalizations at 76,830 amid a country-wide surge