On This Day

Historical Events on November 18 (Part 2)

Election of Interest

2011 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage

Album Release

2011 "The X Factor" group One Direction release their debut album "Up All Night" in Ireland and the UK

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

Sports History

2012 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix

  • 2012 Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup

Music Awards

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

  • 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

Roger the Ripped Kangaroo

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

Music History

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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Historic Event

2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reverses US policy regarding Israeli West Bank settlements as illegal after 24 years

Historic Event

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

Film & TV History

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
  • 2021 Longest partial lunar eclipse since 1440, lasting 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds
  • 2021 US judge exonerates two men for the killing of Malcolm X in 1965, saying they were "wrongly convicted" [1]