Events in History in 2018 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 928

Historic Event

Apr 20 Mexican court bars sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

  • Apr 22 Bus crash in North Korea kills 36, with most Chinese tourists
  • 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 22 Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills more than 20 at a wedding in northwestern Yemen
  • 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
  • Apr 23 Van deliberately driven into pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, killing 10 and injuring 13
  • Apr 24 Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo arrested and charged with eight murders after being identified through genealogy websites
  • Apr 24 Suffragist Millicent Fawcett is the first woman to have a statue erected in Parliament Square, London, England

Historic Event

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

  • Apr 25 Danish inventor Peter Madsen found guilty of killing and desecrating body of journalist Kim Wall aboard submarine, sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Apr 25 Indian religious leader Asaram Bapu is sentenced to life for raping a 16-year old girl
  • Apr 26 Serial killer "Golden State Killer" identified after 40 years as a former police officer, responsible for 12 killings, 50 rapes in California

Historic Event

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

Summit 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

  • 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 Indian government announces electricity has now reached every Indian village
  • Apr 28 World's largest child sacrifice, 140 remains uncovered by archaeologists near Trujillo, Peru, dating back 550 years to Chimú civilisation
  • Apr 29 Sweden's official Twitter account confirms Swedish meatballs actually originated in Turkey
  • Apr 29 UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns amid immigration scandal involving the Windrush generation
  • 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 Pakistani city of Nawabshah sets global record for an April temperature, recording high of 50.2C
  • Apr 30 Sajid Javid is named UK Home Secretary by Prime Minister Teresa May
  • Apr 30 World's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor, dies after being killed by a wasp sting in Western Australia, aged 43
  • May 1 Scotland is the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price on alcohol
  • May 1 Violent May Day protests in Paris by far-left Black Blocs group result in 200 arrests
  • 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 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 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 Iowa passes US's strictest abortion ban, based on a fetal heartbeat
  • 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 Spanish Basque separatist group Eta announces it will be formally disbanding after 50 years
  • 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
  • May 7 Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study

Historic Event

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

  • May 7 More mudslides in Rwanda kill 18 people bringing the year's death toll to 200

Historic Event

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

  • May 8 Ebola outbreak declared in north-west Democratic Republic of Congo with 2 confirmed cases and 17 deaths
  • May 8 Largest-ever wave at 23.8m recorded in the South Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists
  • 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 President Trump pulls the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal
  • May 9 Argentina announces talks with the IMF amid a new financial crisis with interest rates at 40%
  • May 9 Dam bursts after heavy rains near Solai, Kenya, killing at least 41

Malaysian 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

Taj 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

  • 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

Historic Event

May 9 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and some Iranians react angrily to President Trump pulling the US out the Iran Nuclear deal

  • May 9 Walmart takes a majority stake in Indian online retailer Flipkart for 16 billion
  • 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)
  • 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 China's first domestically built aircraft carrier begins sea trials in Dalian, China
  • May 13 Family of six carry out 3 church bombings in Surabaya, Indonesia, killing at least 13. Islamic State claims responsibility.
  • May 14 Boulder City Council in Colorado votes to ban assault weapons
  • May 14 Chinese mountain climber and double amputee Xia Boyu reaches the summit of Mt Everest
  • May 14 Indian politician Shashi Tharoor is charged by police with driving his wife to commit suicide
  • May 14 Successful memory transfer in snails achieved by scientists from University of California published in journal "eNeuro"
  • May 15 "Laurel vs Yanny" disagreement over what word heard in an audio file begins across social media
  • 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 Flyover collapses in Varanasi, India, killing at least 18
  • May 15 Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is released from prison after being pardoned by King Muhammad V
  • 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 Taliban forces attack and claim to has seized control of the western city of Farah, Afghanistan
  • May 17 Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo spreads to the city of Mbandaka
  • May 17 Gina Haspel confirmed as the first female director of the CIA by the US Senate

Historic Event

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

  • May 18 Mexican Damojh airlines flight crashes near Havana airport, Cuba, killing 110 with just 3 survivors
  • May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting; 17 year-old shooter kills 10 and injures 10 in Santa Fe, Texas

Election of Interest

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

  • May 20 Two cyclists attacked by a cougar, 1 dies, in North Bend, Washington State
  • May 21 Mushrooms have poisoned more than 800 in western Iran, killing 11
  • 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 21 US Justice Department says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether FBI infiltrated Donald Trump's 2016 campaign
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • May 22 New York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history
  • May 22 Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India
  • May 22 Stacey Abrams is the first black woman to be nominated as US state governor - for Georgia
  • May 23 Hamburg, Germany, becomes the first city to ban diesel cars on some roads
  • May 24 At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses
  • May 24 Bangladeshi police reported to have shot 52 suspected drug traffickers in anti-narcotics crackdown in 10 days
  • 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 US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea
  • 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 24 World's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protest endangered species
  • 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

Historic Event

May 27 Italian PM-designate Giuseppe Conte gives up attempt to form coalition government after President Sergio Matarella vetoes his choice of economy minister

  • May 27 Oil workers for Brazilian state oil company Petrobrás join the truckers' national strike
  • May 27 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, GC at Harbor Shores: Englishman Paul Broadhurst wins by 4 strokes from American Tim Petrovic
  • May 28 Coco-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink - Lemon-Do on island of Kyushu, Japan
  • May 28 One million French smokers quit in one year after anti-smoking measures introduced according to Public Health France
  • May 29 Death toll on Puerto Rico 70 times higher than official figure, likely 4,600 died from Hurricane Maria according to Harvard University study
  • May 29 Heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan, kills 65 as temperatures soar above 110 degrees Fahrenheit
  • May 29 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns over an extramarital affair and illegal use of a donor list
  • May 29 Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko fakes his own death with Ukrainian security services to foil an assassination plot
  • May 29 Starbucks closes more than 8,000 US stores early for racial bias training after two black men wrongly arrested in a store in April
  • May 31 Danish government bans garments that cover the face, including the niqab and burqa
  • May 31 Uganda's parliament imposes tax on social media to stop gossip
  • Jun 1 Law professor Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as Italian Prime Minister as head of a populist coalition
  • Jun 1 Rouzan al-Najjar, a 22 year-old Palestinian medic is shot and killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, causing widespread condmnation

Historic Event

Jun 1 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament, filed by Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez

  • Jun 1 US unemployment rate falls to 3.8%, lowest since 2000
  • Jun 2 Socialist Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spanish Prime Minister
  • Jun 3 Boat capsizes off eastern Tunisia drowning at least 48 migrants
  • Jun 3 Dead whale found with 17 pounds (80 pieces) of plastic in its stomach in Songkhla province, Thailand
  • Jun 3 Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts killing at least 110, with 332 missing and forcing the evacuation of over 3,100

Historic Publication

Jun 4 Former US President Bill Clinton and James Patterson publish a thriller novel "The President is Missing" together

  • Jun 4 Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigns amid huge protests against tax and price increases. King Abdullah appoints Omar Razzaz to replace him.
  • Jun 4 US President Donald Trump tweets "I have the absolute right to PARDON myself"
  • Jun 5 US Judge Aaron Persky, criticized for his leniency towards campus sex attacker Brock Turner, becomes the 1st judge voted out in 80 years in Santa Clara, California
  • Jun 5 US President Donald Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families violates international law according to the UN
  • Jun 6 At least 46 Ethiopian migrants drown after their boat capcizes of fthe coast of Yemen
  • Jun 6 French man announced to have won France's €1 million My Lottery for the second time in 2 years, with odds of 1 in 16 trillion

Election of Interest

Jun 6 Iraqi parliament orders manual recount of legislative elections in May after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claims evidence of irregularities

  • Jun 6 Special pedestrian lane introduced just for "phubbers" slow-walking smartphone users in Xi'an, China
  • Jun 7 Baltimore ex-police sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, head of a rogue police unit sentenced to 25 years for robbery and racketeering
  • Jun 7 Mars Curiosity Rover finds organic matter, including methane, on Mars in studies published in journal "Science"
  • Jun 8 IMF agrees to lend Argentina up to 50 billion dollars
  • Jun 8 WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers in India prompt two men to be beaten to death by a mob in Karbi Angong district, Assam
  • Jun 8 World's most powerful supercomputer, Summit, can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, launched at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, by IBM and NVidia

Historic Event

Jun 11 In landmark ruling, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects El Salvador woman's asylum request based on domestic abuse

  • Jun 11 More than 100 people arrested in Vietnam, after protests against special economic zones at the People's Committee Headquarters in Binh Thuan province and elsewhere
  • Jun 11 Net neutrality is officially repealed by The Federal Communications Commission in the US
  • Jun 11 Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez accepts migrant rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people on board after Italy refuses it
  • Jun 12 AT&T's $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner can go ahead according to US district court judge
  • Jun 12 Battle for key Yemen port of Hudaydah begins with assault by Saudi backed pro-government forces against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels
  • Jun 12 French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at center of Nobel Prize Committee scandal, charged with rape in Sweden

Donald Trump Meets Kim Jong-Un

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

  • Jun 13 Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate - 200 billion tonnes a year, 3 trillion tonnes in 25 years, in report published in "Nature" journal
  • Jun 13 Raccoon climbs 23 story office building in St Paul, Minnesota, becoming an internet sensation
  • Jun 13 Volkswagen fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal
  • Jun 14 Malaysia's national debt reassessed at $250 billion, up from previous estimate $170 billion, 80% of gross domestic product
  • Jun 14 US government confirms 1500 boys being held separated from their parents in Casa Padre, shelter facility for illegal immigrants in a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas

Historic Event

Jun 14 US Justice Department concludes James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of Hilliary Clinton investigation in 2016

  • Jun 15 Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh burns down, four years after a previous fire

Historic Event

Jun 15 Physicist Stephen Hawking's ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey, London, between the remains of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Historic Event

Jun 15 Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with fraud over company's blood tests

  • Jun 16 Two suicide bombers attack Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria, killing at least 31 people
  • Jun 17 Historic deal signed between Greece and Macedonia to end dispute over Macedonia's name - changing to North Macedonia
  • Jun 17 Ivan Duque is elected President of Columbia
  • Jun 17 World electric speed record broken by Jaguar Vector V20E in battery-powered boat at 88.61 mph (142.60 kph) Coniston Water, English Lake District
  • Jun 18 Ferry sinks on Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, with 193 suspected dead
  • Jun 18 US President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force
  • Jun 19 Canada's Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana use, first major economy to do so
  • Jun 19 General Electric is dropped form the Dow Jones Index, the last original member from 1907

Historic Event

Jun 19 US ambassador Nikki Haley announces the US is leaving the UN Human Rights Council

  • Jun 20 Algeria turns off its internet to stop students cheating during exams
  • Jun 20 Hungarian government passes legislation that criminalizes aiding undocumented migrants
  • Jun 20 US President Donald Trump signs Executive Order ending family separation at the border for illegal immigrants
  • Jun 21 EU imposes tariffs on US goods worth $3.2 billion in response to US tariffs
  • Jun 21 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter

Historic Event

Jun 21 Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is charged with fraud

  • Jun 22 Eurozone countries agree debt relief deal for Greece, signalling end to the country's economic crisis
  • Jun 22 President Trump spokesperson Sarah Sanders is asked to leave Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia over her support of Trump's policies, igniting debate
  • Jun 23 12 boys and their coach are stranded in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand by monsoon flooding, prompting an international rescue effort when they are discovered 9 days later

Historic Event

Jun 23 Explosion at a rally in Addis Ababa after speech by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kills two and injures 150

Historic Event

Jun 23 Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from book award by US Association for Library Service to Children, due to author's racist views and language

  • Jun 23 Violent clashes over several days between ethnic Berom farmers and Fulani herders in Plateau state, Nigeria, kill 86

Assassination Attempt

Jun 23 Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa survives probable assassination attempt after blast at election rally in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe kills 2 and injures nearly 50

Historic Event

Jun 24 Britain's Prince William begins a five-day tour of the Middle East visiting Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories

Historic Event

Jun 24 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins second term with president's AK Party winning 42% parliamentary votes

  • Jun 24 Women drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia after ban is lifted

Historic Event

Jun 25 Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares State of Emergency for wildfire spread over 8,200 acres in Lake County

  • Jun 25 General Strike in Argentina in response to austerity measures required by an IMF loan
  • Jun 25 Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs
  • Jun 25 UK House of Commons votes for a controversial third Heathrow runway
  • Jun 26 First high level talks between Ethiopian and Eritrean officials in 20 years begins in Addis Ababa
  • Jun 26 Hello Kitty bullet train unveiled by the West Japan Railway
  • Jun 26 India is named the most dangerous country to be a women because of sexual violence and slave labour by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Jun 26 Quriyat, Oman, registers highest "low" temperature for a day ever recorded of 42.5 degrees
  • Jun 26 Sudanese court overturns death sentence for teenager who killed the husband after he raped her
  • Jun 26 US Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban against mostly Muslim countries
  • Jun 27 Complex carbon-based molecules found by Cassini spacecraft on Saturn moon Enceladus, previously only ever found on earth and meteorites in research published in "Nature"

Election of Interest

Jun 27 Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Jun 27 French government introduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds
  • Jun 27 Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu

Historic Event

Jun 27 Malaysian police announce seizure of goods linked to former prime minister Najib Razak, worth $273 million, biggest in the country's history, including 567 handbags and 14 tiaras

  • Jun 27 President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war

Historic Event

Jun 27 US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire on July 31

  • Jun 28 Amsterdam elects its first-ever woman mayor Femke Halsema since its first mayor in 1343
  • Jun 28 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared "largely contained" by World Health Organization, first outbreak to use new Merck vaccine
  • Jun 28 Employee charged with attempted poisoning of colleague's sandwich in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, leading authorities to investigate 21 other suspicious deaths
  • Jun 28 Fire starts on Winter Hill on Lancashire moorland, England, lit by arson
  • Jun 28 Lone gunman attacks offices of Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing nine