On This Day

Year 2018 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 11 China's National People's Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, will allow Xi Jinping presidency for life
  • Mar 22 US President Donald Trump imposes $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports
  • May 9 Historic win in Malaysian general election by opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan led by 92 year old former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, defeating Prime Minister Najib Razak and ending 61 years of rule by the Barisan Nasional coalition
  • Jun 12 singapore summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump - first time a North Korean leader and an incumbent US President have ever met
  • Aug 2 Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value
  • Sep 23 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches "Modicare", free heathcare for 500 million, world's biggest healthcare program
  • Nov 23 US Federal Climate report finds climate change will reduce economy by 10% by 2100 with $141 billion cost from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from sea level rise
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Historical Figures Born in 2018

  • Apr 23 Prince Louis of Cambridge, English son of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, born in London

Historical Marriages

  • Mar 25 "The View" former co-host Star Jones (56) weds attorney Ricardo Lugo on a cruise ship in the Bahamas
  • Oct 12 Britain's Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England