On This Day

On This Day in History for June 18 (Part 2)

Events in History


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

2015 Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home"

  • 2015 18 vigilantes are killed & 53 are injured after an accidental detonation of an explosive device in Monguno, Nigeria
  • 2016 Soyuz capsule returns to Earth 1st British International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra after 186 days

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2017 French President Emmanuel Macron's party La République en Marche and allies win a majority in 2nd round French legislative elections

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • 2017 Rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 US President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Ferry sinks on Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, with 193 suspected dead
  • 2019 Chennai, India's 6th largest city with 4 million people, runs out of water as its reservoirs dry up
  • 2019 China has been forcefully harvesting organs from marginalized groups in prison camps on a significant scale according to International Tribunal in London
  • 2019 US President Donald Trump announces his campaign for re-election
  • 2019 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces the suspension of the pro-China and highly controversial extradition law, after massive protests in the city
  • 2019 Sex-changing Australian bush tomato study published in journal "PhytoKeys" detailing how Solanum Plastisexum can change from male to female to hermaphrodite
  • 2019 Two 14 year-old boys become the youngest in Irish history to be convicted of murder when found guilty of the murder and sexual assault of a 14 year-old girl in Dublin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 US Supreme Court rules the Obama-era Dreamers Program (DACA), enabling undocumented migrant children ability to study and work, can stay

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2020 Global COVID-19 death toll passes 450,000 (451,118) with 8,421,357 cases known according to Johns Hopkins figures
  • 2020 Canadian coronavirus COVID-19 known cases pass 100,000 with 8,361 deaths
  • 2021 Jurist and conservative Ebrahim Raisi elected President of Iran on a low turn out
  • 2021 Record 82 million people now forcibly displaced, or over 1% of world's population, according to UN refugee agency [1]

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