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2018 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 926

  • Apr 22 Bus crash in North Korea kills 36, with most Chinese tourists
  • Apr 22 Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills more than 20 at a wedding in northwestern Yemen
  • Apr 22 Gunman opens fire at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, killing four before James Shaw Jr. wrestled the rifle from the gunman's hands
  • Apr 23 Van deliberately driven into pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, killing 10 and injuring 13
  • Apr 23 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan resigns after 10 years in office after mass protests against him beginning an unconstitutional third term
  • Apr 23 Mario Abdo Benítez is elected President of Paraguay

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Apr 24 US President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner for visiting French President Emmanuel Macron

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • Apr 24 Suffragist Millicent Fawcett is the first woman to have a statue erected in Parliament Square, London, England
  • Apr 24 Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo arrested and charged with eight murders after being identified through genealogy websites
  • Apr 25 Indian religious leader Asaram Bapu is sentenced to life for raping a 16-year old girl
  • Apr 25 Danish inventor Peter Madsen found guilty of killing and desecrating body of journalist Kim Wall aboard submarine, sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Apr 26 Serial killer "Golden State Killer" identified after 40 years as a former police officer, responsible for 12 killings, 50 rapes in California

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

Apr 27 Historic Korean summit, the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea agree to officially end Korean war and rid peninsula of nuclear weapons

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
President of South Korea Moon Jae-in
President of South Korea
Moon Jae-in
  • Apr 27 Swedish band ABBA announce they have recorded new songs for the first time since 1982

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Apr 27 German leader Angela Merkel has a 1-day trip to Washington meeting US President Donald Trump

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Apr 27 Mass protests across Spain after 5 men convicted of sexual abuse but not rape of teenage girl during Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona

  • Apr 27 More than 40 Tuareg killed over two days by suspected jihadists in Menaka region, Mali
  • Apr 28 World's largest child sacrifice, 140 remains uncovered by archaeologists near Trujillo, Peru, dating back 550 years to Chimú civilisation
  • Apr 28 Indian government announces electricity has now reached every Indian village
  • Apr 29 UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns amid immigration scandal involving the Windrush generation
  • Apr 29 Sweden's official Twitter account confirms Swedish meatballs actually originated in Turkey
  • Apr 30 World's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor, dies after being killed by a wasp sting in Western Australia, aged 43
  • Apr 30 Coordinated double suicide attack kills 36 in Kabul, Afghanistan, including nine journalists
  • Apr 30 Etienne Terrus art museum in Elne, France, reveals half of its collection are fakes
  • Apr 30 Sajid Javid is named UK Home Secretary by Prime Minister Teresa May
  • Apr 30 Pakistani city of Nawabshah sets global record for an April temperature, recording high of 50.2C
  • May 1 Violent May Day protests in Paris by far-left Black Blocs group result in 200 arrests
  • May 1 Scotland is the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price on alcohol
  • May 2 E. coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, reports the first fatality with 121 cases across 25 US states
  • May 2 Indian city of Kanpur declared world's most polluted city by WHO with 14 other Indian cities in the top 20
  • May 2 Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan asks widespread protests to halt after ruling Republican party said it would support his bid to be Prime Minister
  • May 2 Spanish Basque separatist group Eta announces it will be formally disbanding after 50 years
  • May 2 Date for first humans or hominins in the Philippines pushed back ten-fold after report of site on Luzon with butchered rhinoceros 709,000 years ago
  • May 2 New research show plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in study on corn published in journal "Plos One"
  • May 2 Iowa passes US's strictest abortion ban, based on a fetal heartbeat
  • May 3 Indian government confirms around 110 people have died in dust storms in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the last 9 days

  • May 3 Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas
  • May 4 California overtakes Great Britain to become the worlds fifth largest economy
  • May 5 Electric cigarette explodes killing a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, first death from a vaping product

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May 7 Vladimir Putin is sworn in as Russian President for another 6 years

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • May 7 More mudslides in Rwanda kill 18 people bringing the year's death toll to 200
  • May 7 Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study

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May 7 Iran-Contra figure Oliver North announced as the new President of the US National Rifle Association

Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure Oliver North
Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure
Oliver North
  • May 8 President Trump pulls the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal
  • May 8 Ebola outbreak declared in north-west Democratic Republic of Congo with 2 confirmed cases and 17 deaths
  • May 8 Paris St-Germain seals the French domestic football treble with a 2-0 win over 3rd Div Les Herbiers in the French Cup Final at the Stade de France
  • May 8 Largest-ever wave at 23.8m recorded in the South Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists

Election of InterestMalaysian 14th General Election

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

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Dr. Mahathir (middle), after winning the Malaysian 14th general election
Dr. Mahathir (middle), after winning the Malaysian 14th general election
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  • May 9 Walmart takes a majority stake in Indian online retailer Flipkart for 16 billion

IndiaTaj Mahal

May 9 India's Supreme Court criticises the country’s archaeological conservation body for failing to protect the Taj Mahal from discoloration and green slime

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The Taj Mahal in all its glory, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan I for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal
The Taj Mahal in all its glory, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan I for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal
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May 9 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and some Iranians react angrily to President Trump pulling the US out the Iran Nuclear deal

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • May 9 Dam bursts after heavy rains near Solai, Kenya, killing at least 41
  • May 9 Nicaraguan anti-government protests involving tens of thousands take place in Managua and Matagalpa y Chinandega
  • May 9 Oldest viral DNA, a form of hepatitis B, reported discovered in 7,000 year old skeleton found in Germany
  • May 9 Argentina announces talks with the IMF amid a new financial crisis with interest rates at 40%
  • May 10 Israel fires missiles at 70 Iranian targets inside Syria after Iran fires missiles into the Golan Heights, with claims Israel struck first in attack on Baath

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May 10 New record auction price for a Latin American artwork of $9.76 million for Diego Rivera's "The Rivals"

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • May 10 China announces plans for the world's largest weather-control mechanism, rain-inducing machines for the Tibetan Plateau (area the size of Alaska)

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May 10 Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, the world's oldest leader at 92

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad
  • May 11 Mass murder-suicide in Margaret River, Australia, grandfather shoots six members of his family and himself
  • May 11 Most popular names in the US for 2017 revealed as Emma for girls, Liam for boys
  • May 12 Insurgent group attacks the town of Muse, Myanmar, killing at least 19 people, Ta’ang National Liberation Army claim responsibility
  • May 13 Family of six carry out 3 church bombings in Surabaya, Indonesia, killing at least 13. Islamic State claims responsibility.
  • May 13 China's first domestically built aircraft carrier begins sea trials in Dalian, China
  • May 14 Successful memory transfer in snails achieved by scientists from University of California published in journal "eNeuro"
  • May 14 Indian politician Shashi Tharoor is charged by police with driving his wife to commit suicide
  • May 14 Chinese mountain climber and double amputee Xia Boyu reaches the summit of Mt Everest
  • May 14 Boulder City Council in Colorado votes to ban assault weapons
  • May 15 Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is released from prison after being pardoned by King Muhammad V
  • May 15 58 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces and 1700 hospitalized on the Gaza border protesting opening of US embassy in Jerusalem and 70 year founding of Israel
  • May 15 Controversial Kerch bridge linking Russia and annexed Crimea opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin. At 19km the longest bridge in Europe.
  • May 15 Taliban forces attack and claim to has seized control of the western city of Farah, Afghanistan
  • May 15 Flyover collapses in Varanasi, India, killing at least 18
  • May 15 North Korea threatens to pull out of summit with US and South Korea saying it can "not hide our feeling of repugnance" towards US security advisor John Bolton
  • May 15 "Laurel vs Yanny" disagreement over what word heard in an audio file begins across social media
  • May 17 Gina Haspel confirmed as the first female director of the CIA by the US Senate
  • May 17 Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo spreads to the city of Mbandaka
  • May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting; 17 year-old shooter kills 10 and injures 10 in Santa Fe, Texas
  • May 18 Mexican Damojh airlines flight crashes near Havana airport, Cuba, killing 110 with just 3 survivors

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May 18 All of Chile's 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal

  • May 20 Two cyclists attacked by a cougar, 1 dies, in North Bend, Washington State

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 20 President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela wins a second term in an election marked by boycotts and accusations of vote rigging

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro
  • May 21 Mushrooms have poisoned more than 800 in western Iran, killing 11
  • May 21 US Justice Department says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether FBI infiltrated Donald Trump's 2016 campaign
  • May 21 Teenager who started California's 2017 Eagle Creek Fire ordered to pay $36.6 million to cover damages by district judge
  • May 21 Truckers begin a 10 strike in Brazil, blocking roads in protest at the price of diesel leading to country-wide shortages
  • May 22 Stacey Abrams is the first black woman to be nominated as US state governor - for Georgia

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May 22 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is questioned by members of the European parliament in Brussels in wake of its security scandal

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • May 22 Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India
  • May 22 Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted
  • May 22 New York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history
  • May 23 Hamburg, Germany, becomes the first city to ban diesel cars on some roads
  • May 24 Record US fentanyl seizure of 120lbs (54kg) confirmed by police in Nebraska in April, enough to kill 26 million people, one of largest drug busts in US history
  • May 24 At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses
  • May 24 US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea
  • May 24 World's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protest endangered species
  • May 24 Bangladeshi police reported to have shot 52 suspected drug traffickers in anti-narcotics crackdown in 10 days
  • May 24 US President Donald Trump signs into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act easing financial regulations and reducing oversight for banks
  • May 25 Barbados elects its first female Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who leads the Barbados Labour Party to victory
  • May 26 Ireland votes to repeal their 8th amendment to allow legalized abortion, 66.4% vote yes

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Deaths in History

Deaths 201 - 212 of 212

  • Dec 12 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate, dies at 74
  • Dec 12 Meng Lang, Chinese poet and activist, dies at 57
  • Dec 16 Colin Kroll, American co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, dies of a drug overdose at 34
  • Dec 16 Oribe Canales, Cuban American celebrity hairdresser, dies of cancer at 62
  • Dec 16 John Ford Noonan, American playwright (A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking), dies at 77
  • Dec 18 David Austin, English rose breeder (Austin roses), dies at 92
  • Dec 22 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), dies of bladder cancer at 77
  • Dec 22 Roberto Suazo Córdova, President of Honduras (1982-86), dies at 91
  • Dec 25 Nancy Roman, American, NASA's first chief of astronomy 'Mother of the Hubble', dies at 93
  • Dec 26 Wendy Beckett, South African British nun and TV art critic, dies at 88
  • Dec 28 Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter (WWII), dies at 108
  • Dec 28 Shehu Shagari, Nigerian politician, President of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 93