On This Day

2018 in History (Part 10)

Events in History

Events 901 - 926 of 926

  • Dec 14 Report by Reuters US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson knew for decades their talc was contaminated with asbestos
  • Dec 15 Diplomats from 200 countries agree to a set of rules to implement the UN Paris Climate Agreement in Katowice, Poland
  • Dec 15 Egyptian Archaeologists announce discovery of 4,400 year old tomb of Fifth Dynasty priest in Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo
  • Dec 15 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announces establishment of independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, splitting from Russian Orthodox
  • Dec 15 Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 16 Huge explosion and fire in a restaurant in Sapporo, Japan injures 42
  • Dec 16 Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is sworn back into office two months after being removed by President Sirisena
  • Dec 17 US military confirms it has killed 62 fighters from Islamist group al-Shabab in air strikes in Somalia
  • Dec 17 Malaysia files criminal charges against US bank Goldman Sachs for it role in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal
  • Dec 17 Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster's word of the year is "justice"
  • Dec 17 Astronomers identify furtherest object in the solar system as 2018 VG18 (nicknamed Farout), 120 x further from the sun than earth
  • Dec 17 New reports to US Senate say Russian propaganda efforts on social media much more extensive than thought, including targeting African Americans
  • Dec 18 Nevada becomes the first US state with a female-majority legislature with new appointments taking it to 51%
  • Dec 18 Fire destroys 600 stilt homes in Manaus, northwestern Brazil
  • Dec 18 Meteor explodes in huge fireball over the Bering Sea with 10 times the energy of Hiroshima atomic bomb, 2nd largest in last 30 yrs
  • Dec 19 First use of a drone to deliver vaccines - to island of Erromango, Vanuatu, by Unicef
  • Dec 19 Drones flying over Gatwick airport, England, causes delays and cancellations for 800 flights and 110,000 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 US President Donald Trump announces victory over the Islamic State and planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Dec 20 US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis announces his resignation after disagreements with President Donald Trump
  • Dec 20 New figures show average US male weighs 198 pounds and stands 5 feet 9 inches, women 171 pounds and 5 feet 4 inches
  • Dec 22 Partial shutdown of US federal government begins

Krakatoa: The World’s Mightiest ExplosionKrakatoa: The World’s Mightiest Explosion

Dec 22 Tsunami hits Indonesia's Sunda Strait killing over 400 after part of the Anak Krakatoa volcano slips into the sea

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Anak Krakatau – the “Child of Krakatoa” – erupts in December, 2018, causing more than 400 deaths
Anak Krakatau – the “Child of Krakatoa” – erupts in December, 2018, causing more than 400 deaths
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  • Dec 26 American Colin O'Brady is the first person to cross Antarctica solo and unassisted after 54 days at the Ross Ice Shelf
  • Dec 29 40 militants killed in Giza and El-Arish by Egyptian police after attack on a tourist bus the day before killed four
  • Dec 29 Record lowest temperature of -111C registered by American satellite Noaa-20 in the western Pacific at top of large storm [1]
  • Dec 31 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wins third term in Bangladesh elections with 17 people killed in violent clashes

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