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Events in History in 2018 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 923

  • Jun 30 The popular online game for children, Fantage, shuts down after ten years
  • Jun 30 March of the Flowers in Managua, Nicaragua, commemorating youth killed under government crackdown turns violent with 1 person killed and eight injured
  • Jun 30 Two members of the public confirmed poisoned by Novichok nerve, a women later dies, in Wiltshire, England
  • Jul 1 Mexician General election: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador elected President of Mexico
  • Jul 1 Colombia's Chiribiquete National Park declared a world heritage site by the UN
  • Jul 1 Suicide bombing targeting Sikh community kills at least 19 people in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • Jul 1 French gangster Redoine Faid escapes the Sud-Francilien prison in Réau, France by helicopter
  • Jul 1 Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the US's steel tariffs take effect, 25% on some steel, 10% on 250 other goods
  • Jul 1 Nationwide protests over Trump administration immigration policies in the US
  • Jul 2 270,000 people now displaced by fighting in south-western Syria says UN since assault on rebel-held area two weeks ago
  • Jul 2 British divers discover 12 boys and their coach alive in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped for 9 days by monsoon flooding

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Jul 3 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is arrested on corruption charges, accused of stealing 700 million from state development fund 1MDB

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • Jul 3 Souad Abderrahim is elected the first female mayor of Tunis, Tunisia

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Jul 3 US Justice and Education Departments rescind Obama affirmative action policies in college admissions

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Jul 3 Worst monsoon rains in decades swamp Lahore, Pakistan, killing 6

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Jul 3 French President Emmanuel Macron visits the New Afrika Shrine nightclub in Lagos during his two-day tour of Nigeria

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron

  • Jul 4 Hong Kong'stop court rules same-sex couples entitled to equal visa rights in landmark case
  • Jul 4 Wildfire in Yolo county, California, grows to 82,700 acres with 2,800 fire fighters battling the blaze
  • Jul 4 Chinese technology company Baidu announces it has begun mass production of self-driving buses, the 14-seat Apolong
  • Jul 5 US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt resigns amid allegations of misconduct
  • Jul 5 At least 24 killed in explosions at pyrotechnics workshops in Tultepec, Mexico
  • Jul 5 Heatwave in southern Quebec, Canada, kills 33
  • Jul 5 Saleswomen in Kerala, India, win right to sit down and take toilet breaks in new amendment to law
  • Jul 6 Floods and landslides begin in south-western Japan, killing at least 200 people with more missing. Evacuation orders for nearly 2 million.
  • Jul 6 Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário of Mozambique sacks the board of Lam Airlines after he is left stranded when a plane runs out of fuel
  • Jul 6 Paraguay has eliminated malaria in announcement by the World Health organization
  • Jul 8 Four boys are the first to be rescued after 16 days, from Tham Luang cave, Thailand, by Thai and international rescue team

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Jul 8 British Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns in a stand against Theresa May's new softer Brexit policy

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Jul 8 Eritrea and Ethiopia announce re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries after almost 20 years in Asmara, Eritrea

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Jul 9 US President Donald Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jul 9 Bright pink is the world's oldest biological colour according to scientists, produced by tiny cyanobacteria in 1.1bn-year-old marine shale rock from Taoudeni basin, Mauritania

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Jul 9 UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns after Theresa May takes a softer Brexit stance

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Jul 9 Jeremy Hunt becomes UK Foreign Secretary after Boris Johnson's resignation
  • Jul 9 Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed officially end the "no war, no peace" peace deal made in 2000 in Eritrea's capital, Asmara
  • Jul 9 Train derailment kills 24 in the Turkish province of Tekirdag
  • Jul 9 4 more boys are rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped there with 8 others and their coach for 17 days by monsoon flooding (4 boys and their coach remain)

  • Jul 9 US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year
  • Jul 10 The final 4 boys and their coach are rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped there for 18 days by monsoon flooding
  • Jul 10 Original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood by EH Shepard sells for £430,000 in London, record price for a book illustration
  • Jul 11 Oldest stone tools outside Africa discovered in Lantian country, western China, estimated 2.12 million years old made by hominins
  • Jul 12 World's longest fingernails cut off; Shridhar Chillal's nails measured 909.6cm after growing for 66 years
  • Jul 12 Republic of Ireland will be the first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies after passing legislation in parliament
  • Jul 12 US President Donald Trump arrives in the UK for a four-day visit amid protests
  • Jul 12 Chemical plant explosion in Jiangan County, Sichuan Province, China, kills at least 19
  • Jul 13 Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay record $4.7 billion in damages in talc cancer case by jury in US state of Missouri
  • Jul 13 US Department of Justice charges 12 Russian intelligence officers with cyber-attacks against Democratic officials during 2016 US election
  • Jul 13 Outline of 5,000 year-old henge discovered at New Grange, Ireland through drought and drone footage
  • Jul 13 Suicide bombing in Baluchistan, Pakistan, targeting election campaign event kills 128, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • Jul 13 Large protests in London against US President Donald Trump featuring Trump-like baby blimp as President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle
  • Jul 14 Huge iceberg looming over Innaarsuit village, western Greenland prompts evacations in case it calves
  • Jul 14 Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigns after violent protests against fuel price rises

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Jul 14 More than 300 people now reported killed in protests against government of President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader Daniel Ortega
President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader
Daniel Ortega
  • Jul 14 Civilians killed in Afghan war reaches record high with 1,692 killed in first six months of 2018 says UN
  • Jul 14 Russian covert agent Maria Butina arrested by the FBI in Washington, D.C.., charged with being unregistered foreign agent
  • Jul 15 8-year-old girl finds pre-Viking-era sword in Vidostern lake, Sweden, internet proclaims her Queen of Sweden
  • Jul 16 US President Donald Trump appears to accept the word of Russian President Vladimir Putin over US intelligence services about Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, in an interview after the two leader's Helsinki Summit
  • Jul 16 12 new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter bringing planet's moon total to 79, by scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Jul 16 Historic cemetery (1878-1911) announced discovered near Houston, Texas, containing 95 remains though to be African Americans forced into labour
  • Jul 17 Barack Obama gives speech honoring Nelson Mandela and warning of "strongman politics" in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jul 17 Oldest evidence of bread, made from wild grains, discovered by archaeologists in 14,000 year-old dig in the Black Desert, Jordon

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Jul 18 Elon Musk apologises for calling British caver diver in Thai rescue "pedo guy" after widespread criticism and fall in Tesla stock price

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • Jul 18 Google fined record $5.1 billion by the EU for abusing its power in mobile phone market
  • Jul 18 44 Forest fires in Sweden as far north as the Arctic Circle prompt Swedish government to request extra assistance, with drought and warm weather to blame
  • Jul 18 Turkey ends its two-year State of Emergency
  • Jul 18 New Earth geological age announced, the Meghalayan Age 4,200 years ago to the present, by the International Commission on Stratigraphy
  • Jul 18 Seventeen men charged with the gang-rape of a 12-year old girl in Chennai, India
  • Jul 18 Lava from Kilauea volcano eruption has now destroyed 700 homes and added 700 acres to Big Island confirms Hawaii National Guard
  • Jul 18 Nicaraguan government announces Masaya is back under its control after violent clashes with anti-government protesters
  • Jul 19 Israel's parliament passes controversial "nation state" law giving only Jews self-determination, relegating Arabic to "special status"
  • Jul 19 First commercial flight, the "bird of peace" between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years lands in Asmara, Eritrea, reuniting families
  • Jul 19 Largest intact sarcophagus of its kind ever found (2000 years old) opened in Alexandria, contains 3 skeletons, not a curse as feared

PlaneWhale of a Plane!

Jul 19 Airbus Beluga XL, painted to look like the whale, makes its first flight, landing in Toulouse-Blagnac, France

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The Airbus Beluga XL, built to transport large aircraft pieces
The Airbus Beluga XL, built to transport large aircraft pieces
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  • Jul 19 Russian ship Dmitri Donskoii, with possible cargo of gold coins is discovered in waters between South Korea and Japan where it sunk in 1905
  • Jul 20 Australian businessman James Packer announces he has quit 22 directorships due to mental health issues
  • Jul 21 India scraps tax on sanitary products after campaign by activists
  • Jul 22 Heatwave in Japan kills 11 in one day
  • Jul 22 Israeli military and allies evacuate over 400 White Helmet Syrian rescue workers from its border with Syria to Jordan
  • Jul 22 US President Donald Trump threatens Iran in an all-caps tweet of "consequences" in response to speech by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
  • Jul 22 Lone gunman shooting kills 3 including gunman and injures 13 in Toronto, Canada
  • Jul 23 Japan records its highest ever temperature at 41.1 degrees (105.98F) in Kumagaya
  • Jul 23 Environmental reports finds China on track to reach new emission targets, but carbon dioxide emissions risen - 9.2 billion metric tons in 2017, more than US and Europe combined
  • Jul 23 250,000 doses of vaccines for children produced by a firm in China faulty according to reports in China
  • Jul 23 Slum homes for 30,000 people demolished to make way for a dual carriage way in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jul 23 Dam collapses while under construction in Attapeu province, Laos, killing at least 20 with more than 100 missing
  • Jul 23 First graphic novel to be nominated for a major literary prize is "Sabrina" by Nick Drnaso for Booker long list
  • Jul 23 International Monetary Fund predicts inflation of 1 million percent in Venezuela by end of 2018
  • Jul 24 Wildfires near Athens, Greece, kill 91 with 104 injured, over 600 rescued from the coast by boats
  • Jul 24 First bison born in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, in 140 years, after being reintroduced
  • Jul 25 Liquid lake found on Mars under its South Pole by European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter reported in "Science"
  • Jul 25 Multiple suicide bombings and attacks by the Islamic State in Sweida and surrounding areas of Syria kill more than 200
  • Jul 25 Somalia’s attorney general announces country's first prosecution of female genital mutilation after death of a 10-year-old girl

  • Jul 26 Facebook has the single worst day of any public company on the stock market - losing 19% or $119 billion market value
  • Jul 26 Authorities in Stung Treng province, Cambodia, evacuate 25,000 below collapsed Laos dam as waters rise
  • Jul 26 Over 700 immigrant children still separated from their parents in the US as court-imposed deadline to reunite them passes

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 26 Observation of a black hole by The Very Large Telescope in Chile proves Albert Einstein's prediction of "gravitational redshift", published in "Journal Astronomy & Astrophysics"

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Jul 28 Carr Fire reaches Redding, California, with death toll at 5 having burnt 80,000 acres
  • Jul 28 Longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st century, lasting 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Jul 29 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes island of Lombok, Indonesia, killing at least 14
  • Jul 29 Palestinian teenage activist Ahed Tamimi released from prison after eight months
  • Jul 29 Ethiopian state funeral for murdered dam engineer Simegnew Bekele in Addis Ababa prompts unrest
  • Jul 29 Hun Sen's Cambodian People’s Party Hun Sen claims to have won all 125 seats in country's general election with widespread criticism of a sham vote
  • Jul 29 Demonstrations calling for safer road by students begin in Dhaka, Bangladesh

PlaneFlight MH370 Disappears

Jul 30 Official Malaysian investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370 is unable to determine what happened

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Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
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  • Jul 30 British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt mistakenly calls his Chinese-born wife "Japanese" in meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing
  • Jul 30 Four million people excluded from Assam National Register of Citizens in India prompts fears of deportation, loss of citizenship
  • Jul 30 Australian Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns after being convicted of concealing sexual abuse
  • Jul 31 Facebook discloses and removes Russian-linked network of sites attempting to interfere in American politics
  • Jul 31 Aeroméxico flight 2431 crash lands in Durango, Mexico, all 103 on board survive
  • Aug 1 Swedish crown jewels stolen in heist from Strängnäs Cathedral, Stockholm
  • Aug 2 Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value
  • Aug 2 Fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh
  • Aug 2 Pope Frances declares the death penalty unacceptable in all cases, reversing church teachings and adding to Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Aug 2 Oldest library in Germany confirmed unearthed in Cologne dating to 2AD, possibly held 20,000 scolls
  • Aug 2 Tokyo Medical University revealed to have been tampering with female entrance exams to ensure under 30% accepted, by Japanese newspaper "Yomiuri Shimbun"

MurderAssassination Attempt

Aug 4 President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela survives an assassination attempt by drone, live on TV

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro
  • Aug 5 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declares "now we are a land of droughts" as 99% of New South Wales affected
  • Aug 5 Vintage Junkers Ju-52 plane crashes near Flims, Switzerland, killing all 20 on board
  • Aug 5 6.9 magnitude earthquake on island of Lombok, Indonesia, kills at least 460 people and displaces 350,000
  • Aug 6 South Sudan peace accord signed between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Sudan attempting to end 5 years of civil war
  • Aug 6 Saudi Arabia's state airline suspends direct flights to Toronto and expels ambassador after Canada calls for release of detained activists for civil and women's rights
  • Aug 6 Chicago police appeal for more help after 66 people shot in the city in one weekend

  • Aug 6 PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi announces she will be stepping down
  • Aug 6 Boston appoints its first African American Police Commissioner William G. Gross
  • Aug 7 Mendocino Fire becomes the largest recorded fire in California's history at 290,600 acres, overtaking 2017 Thomas Fire
  • Aug 7 Swedish furniture brand Ikea opens its first store in India in Hyderabad
  • Aug 7 Australia's population hits 25 million according to Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Aug 8 US State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain
  • Aug 8 Malaysia charges former prime minister Najib Razak with three counts of money laundering
  • Aug 8 Australia's most populous state New South Wales declared 100% in drought
  • Aug 9 Saudi-led air coalition strikes a school bus in Sada Province, Yemen, killing 43, many of them children
  • Aug 9 Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion in first 14 weeks
  • Aug 10 Evidence of one million Uighurs being held in "counter-extremism centers" in China presented to UN Committee on Human Rights
  • Aug 10 Anti-government protests begin in Bucharest, Romania, with over 400 injured in clashes with police
  • Aug 10 Landmark case against weed killer Roundup, San Francisco court awards groundsman Dewayne Johnson $289 million against Monsanto for giving him terminal cancer
  • Aug 10 Turkish lira falls dramatically after US President Donald Trump announces tariff increases on Turkish steel and aluminum
  • Aug 10 Omarosa Manigault Newman, former aide to US President Donald Trump, releases taped recordings of her firing from The White House
  • Aug 12 NASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona
  • Aug 12 US man steals a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for an hour chased by military jets before crashing on Ketron Island
  • Aug 12 More than 200 Afghan soldiers reported killed after 3 days of attacks by taliban insurgents over multiple fronts including Ghazni city
  • Aug 12 Mali's Presidential run-off election held, eventually won by current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with opposition disputing outcome
  • Aug 14 2.3 million estimated Venezuelans have left crisis-hit Venezuela since 2015 according to the UN
  • Aug 14 Italy's Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, taking 30 vehicles with it and killing 43
  • Aug 14 Pennsylvania grand jury alleges 300 "predator priests" abused over 1000 children over 30 years and Catholic leaders covered it, up after 2-year investigation
  • Aug 15 Italian PM Giuseppe Conte declares a 12-month state of emergency in Liguria after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge
  • Aug 15 Boat overturns in floods near the Nile in Northern Sudan, leaving 25 dead, most of them school children
  • Aug 15 Suicide bomber attacks tuition centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 48 and injuring 67
  • Aug 15 Australian Senator Fraser Anning evokes Nazi euphemism "a final solution to the immigration problem", in proposing outlawing Muslim immigration into Australia in parliament speech
  • Aug 15 Record 72,000 Americans (up 10%) killed by drug overdoses in 2017 in new figures by Centers for Disease Control
  • Aug 15 First ever US execution by fentanyl of Carey Dean Moore at Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln
  • Aug 15 Bar-hopping for pintxos (Basque tapas) in San Sebastián, Spain, named world's best food experience in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist
  • Aug 15 US President Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director and Trump critic John Brennan

  • Aug 16 Unprecedented flooding and landslides in Kerala, India, reported to have killed 106 people with 150,000 homeless
  • Aug 16 World's first floating dairy farm opens in Merwehaven harbour, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with 40 cows milked by robots

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Aug 16 Pope Francis and the Vatican issues statement in support of the 300 victims of "predator priests" in Pennsylvania

  • Aug 16 British Columbia, Canada, declares State of Emergency with 566 wildfires burning, prompting evacuation of 3,000 people
  • Aug 18 Archaeologists confirm first-ever cheese found from Ancient Egypt 3,200 years old in tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis
  • Aug 19 Monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps
  • Aug 19 Two more earthquakes hit Lombok in Indonesia killing 14 two weeks after previous earthquakes
  • Aug 19 Weinstein accuser Asia Argento is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 17-year old in article by "The New York Times"
  • Aug 19 Limerick wins All Ireland Hurling Championship for first time in 45 years with a 3-16 to 2-18 win over defending champions Galway at Croke Park, Dublin
  • Aug 20 Measles cases reach record high in Europe with 41,000 infected first six months of 2018 with 37 deaths according to WHO
  • Aug 20 Pope Francis releases letter to all Catholics condemning sexual abuse atrocities and clerical cover-ups "We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them"
  • Aug 20 Colorado man Christopher Lee Watts is charged with the murder of his wife and two daughters
  • Aug 20 Venezuela issues new currency the "Bolivar Soberano" in attempt to stop runaway hyperinflation
  • Aug 20 Polish immigrant and former volunteer Nazi guard Jakiw Palij (95) is deported from the US in New York to Germany
  • Aug 21 Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, pleads guilty to charges including illegal payment at direction of Trump to women Trump had affairs with
  • Aug 21 Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls for and wins a leadership vote 43-35 over Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton
  • Aug 21 Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, is convicted on eight counts of fraud in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Aug 21 Water-ice first detected on the Moon by India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft (2008-9) in findings published by scientists
  • Aug 21 Californian Representative Duncan Hunter indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses including holidays and flight for a pet rabbit
  • Aug 22 Longest ever bull market for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at 3,453 days (using 19.9 percent decline in 1990 as the start, usually 20%)
  • Aug 22 Discovery of a bone of a 90,000 hybrid human, half Neanderthal, half Denisovan from Anuy River, Siberia published in "Nature"
  • Aug 22 Australia's House of Representatives is closed down early because of the Liberal Party leadership battle
  • Aug 24 Scott Morrison becomes Prime Minister of Australia after defeating Peter Dutton in a leadership spill, replacing Malcolm Turnbull
  • Aug 25 Afghan Islamic State leader Abu Saad Erhabi and 10 others killed in an air strike in province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • Aug 26 Pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979

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Aug 26 Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • Aug 26 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest
  • Aug 26 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former US Vatican Ambassador, claims Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
  • Aug 27 UN releases report saying Myanmar military leaders should face genocide and crimes against humanity charges for violence against Rohingya
  • Aug 28 Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing issues public apology after second Hitch passenger killed within three months

  • Aug 28 Puerto Rico raises official death toll of 2017 Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975

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Aug 29 John McCain is only the third person to lie in state at the Arizona state capital rotunda in Phoenix

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
  • Aug 29 Germany hands back human remains of Namibian Herero and Nama people murdered during 1904-08 genocide at church service in Berlin

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Aug 29 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces new retirement ages, 60 for women, 65 for men in TV address, amid protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Aug 29 Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegations
  • Aug 30 Argentina's central bank raises interest rates to 60% in attempt to stabilize the peso
  • Aug 31 19-year old Indonesian boy rescued after 49 days afloat when his floating fish trap became adrift
  • Sep 1 Memorial service for Senator John McCain at Washington National Cathedral with his daughter Meghan McCain, Barack Obama and George W. Bush speaking
  • Sep 2 About 400 prisoners escape a jail near Tripoli in Libya during militia fighting
  • Sep 2 Major fire at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro destroys most of its 20 million artifacts
  • Sep 3 Argentine President Mauricio Macri announces new austerity measures including closing half of all government ministries in televised address
  • Sep 3 2018 heatwave made summer hottest ever in England, joint hottest for UK according to UK Met Office
  • Sep 3 First public canning and conviction of lesbian couple attempting to have sex, by Sharia High Court in Terengganu state, Malaysia
  • Sep 4 Amazon becomes America's second trillion dollar company
  • Sep 4 Strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, Jebi hits Tokushima prefecture, swamping Kansai airport and killing at least 11

Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

Sep 4 F.B.I. announces they have recovered Dorothy's ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz", stolen 13 years ago

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Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
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  • Sep 4 WHO reports more than a quarter of people worldwide (1.4 billion) don't get enough physical exercise to avoid major diseases
  • Sep 4 Italian city Florence bans people eating in the street in its historic center
  • Sep 4 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship discovered near port of Cascais, Portugal