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Events in History in 2018 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 800 of 923

  • Sep 5 Anonymous senior White house official opinion piece "I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration" published by the New York Times

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Sep 5 UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirms in parliament two Russian military intelligence officers undertook novichok nerve agent attack, prompts international condemnation

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Sep 6 India's Supreme Court legalizes gay sex, overturning a colonial law
  • Sep 6 New York and New Jersey state attorneys launch investigations into sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy, bring to six the number of states investigating

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Sep 6 Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is stabbed at a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro
  • Sep 6 Remains of 166 people, 2 years old, found in mass grave in Veracruz state, Mexico
  • Sep 8 Egypt sentences over 700 people, including 75 death sentences for 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square
  • Sep 8 Archaeologists uncover more than 300 gold coins from late imperial period from theatre in Como, Italy
  • Sep 9 Swedish General Election: no party wins a majority with far-right Sweden Democrats making gains
  • Sep 9 Russian police detain over 1000 people amide nationwide protests against pension reform
  • Sep 9 Arirang Mass Games begins in North Korea to mark country's 70th anniversary featuring tens of thousands performing

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Sep 10 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres calls for urgent climate change conference saying "climate change moving faster than we are"

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
  • Sep 10 California passes law to commit to carbon-free electricity sources by 2045
  • Sep 10 South Carolina issues mandatory evacuation order affecting one million people ahead of Hurricane Florence
  • Sep 11 Imprisoned Brazilian Ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva abandons his presidential campaign
  • Sep 11 American-backed militia begins final push to oust militants from Hajin, Syria, last area under Islamic State control

  • Sep 11 Bus crash in southern Indian state of Telangana kills 53

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Sep 11 Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan lies in state in Accra, Ghana, ahead of a state funeral

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan
  • Sep 11 Russia launches its largest military exercise since 1981 involving 300,000 personal with Chinese troops participating

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 11 "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward is published by Simon and Schuster

Author and Investigative Reporter Bob Woodward
Author and Investigative Reporter
Bob Woodward
  • Sep 11 Suicide bombing in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, kills 68 and injures 165
  • Sep 12 Oldest known human drawing discovered, 73,000 years old, in Blombos Cave, South Africa published in "Nature"
  • Sep 12 More than 3,600 children reported abused by Catholic priests in Germany (1946-2014) in leaked report
  • Sep 12 European parliament votes to pursue disciplinary action against Hungary for anti-democratic actions, first ever such vote

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Sep 13 Islamic extremism by 121 groups caused 84,000 deaths in 2017 according to report by Global Extremist Monitor presented by Tony Blair

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair

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Sep 13 Pope Francis meets with leaders of the American Catholic Church in Rome to discuss sexual abuse

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Sep 13 Spanish parliament votes to exhume former dictator Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Sep 13 Nearly 40% (36.6%) of all female suicides occur in India according to report published in "The Lancet"
  • Sep 14 Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, as a category 1 hurricane
  • Sep 14 Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort pleads guilty to conspiracy charges and agrees to co-operative with Government investigations
  • Sep 15 Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong), category 5 strength, makes landfall in Cagayan province, Philippines, killing at least 100
  • Sep 15 Archaeologists find the oldest-known brewery and remains of 13,000-year-old beer in Haifa cave, Israel, belonging to nomadic Natufian people
  • Sep 15 Swimmer killed by shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach, first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in 80 years
  • Sep 16 Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall near Jiangmen City, China, winds 120 miles an hour cause tower blocks in nearby Hong Kong to sway
  • Sep 16 Scott Dixon of New Zealand finishes second in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma to wrap up his 5th IndyCar Drivers' title for Chip Ganassi Racing; Honda wins Manufacturers' Cup; Canadian Robert Wickens is Rookie of the Year
  • Sep 16 Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and wife Lynne Benioff announce purchase of Time magazine for $190 million

  • Sep 16 US Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault in the 1980s in "The Washington Post"
  • Sep 17 Flooding in Nigeria kills over 100 people as Benue and Niger Rivers overflow
  • Sep 17 50 girls treated in hospital in Kaya, Burkina Faso after illegal botched circumcisions
  • Sep 17 US border control agent confesses to the murder of four women and assault of another in Laredo, Texas
  • Sep 17 Needles purposely hidden in strawberries in Australia prompt government to order an investigation
  • Sep 17 Hurricane Florence has caused 900 people to be rescued from flooding, death toll at 23, city of Wilmington isolated officials announce
  • Sep 18 China announces new $60 billion tariffs on US imports, a day after the US imposes $200 billion worth of new tariffs on Chinese goods
  • Sep 18 Amnesty International says 400 civilians have been killed in conflicts between Cameroon soldiers and Anglophone separatists in 2018
  • Sep 18 South Africa's Constitutional court legalizes cannabis use by adults in private places
  • Sep 19 Korean joint summit in Pyongyang agrees to limit North Korea's weapons programme and to South Korea economic cooperation
  • Sep 20 Woman shoots seven people, killing three and herself at a Rite Aid distribution center near Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 20 EU leaders, including Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron, criticize Theresa May's Brexit plan at a summit in Salzburg, Austria
  • Sep 20 Overloaded ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, killing at least 207, with one man surviving in air lock for two days
  • Sep 21 Fossil of Dickinsonia, “the Holy Grail of palaeontology” proven to be oldest known animal fossil, 558 million years old from White Sea, Russia
  • Sep 22 Four gunmen open fire on Revolutionary Guard soldiers at a parade in Ahvaz, Iran, killing 25 including civilians
  • Sep 23 Japan's space agency is the first to place two robotic explorers on an asteroid - Ryugu, from its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft
  • Sep 23 Mud volcano, the Otman-Bozdag, erupts 300m (980ft) high, near Baku, Azerbaijan

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Sep 23 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches "Modicare", free heathcare for 500 million, world's biggest healthcare program

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • Sep 24 Ebola virus has caused 69 deaths and sickened 150 people according to Ministry of Heath in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Sep 24 Pakyong Airport, India's 100th airport, is opened in the Himalayan mountains at 1,400 meters by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Sep 25 US fashion company Michael Kors buys Italian brand versace for $2.1 billion

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace

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Sep 25 US President Donald Trump criticizes Globalism and Iran speaking at the UN General Assembly

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Sep 25 Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign from Instagram and parent company Facebook
  • Sep 25 Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven loses a confidence vote after election results in a hung parliament
  • Sep 27 US Senate hearing into alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh with him and accuser Christine Blasey Ford giving evidence
  • Sep 27 India's Supreme Court rules overturns 158-year old rule, section 497, decriminalizing adultery because it was discriminatory against women
  • Sep 27 Half of all orca could die through pollution involving polychlorinated biphenyls in the ocean, according to study published in "Science"

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Sep 27 US Securities and Exchange Commission files lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of securities fraud

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • Sep 27 Justin Milne, head of Australian Broadcasting Corporation resigns amid allegations of firing journalists for the government
  • Sep 28 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits just off island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, setting off a tsunami that hits cities of Donggala and Palu, at least 1649 people killed
  • Sep 28 Up to 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to a code weakness
  • Sep 29 Large demonstrations across Brazil against far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro
  • Sep 30 Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki's work "Juin-Octobre 1985" sells for $65 million in Hong Kong, in one of the most expensive art auctions ever in Asia
  • Oct 1 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo for cancer treatment innovations
  • Oct 1 French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at the center of a Nobel prize sexual assault scandal, sentenced to two years in prison for rape
  • Oct 1 New trade deal announced between United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA), replacing NAFTA
  • Oct 1 The United States, Mexico and Canada agree a new trade deal to replace NAFTA
  • Oct 1 More than 80,000 American died of the flu during 2017-2018 winter, highest in ten years, according to US heath officials

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Oct 2 Saudi American journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again prompting a diplomatic crisis

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • Oct 2 Nobel prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin (optical tweezers), Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland ( both for laser beams)
  • Oct 3 Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrested on corruption charges
  • Oct 3 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for discoveries in enzyme research
  • Oct 3 Cervical Cancer could be eliminated in Australia within decades because of government vaccination program, according to report in "The Lancet Public Health"
  • Oct 3 First exomoon, moon outside the solar system, discovered 8,000 years away (size of Neptune) by astronomers at Columbia University
  • Oct 3 259 people have died taking selfies since 2011 according to study in "Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care"
  • Oct 3 Most expensive whisky ever sold at auction for $1.1 million, the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 3 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter and George Smith for their use of evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies
  • Oct 5 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad for "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war"
  • Oct 5 US unemployment figures hit lowest level since 1969 - 3.7% according to Department of Labor
  • Oct 5 Banksy work "Girl With Balloon" automatically shreds moments after being sold for 1 million pounds in London, re-named "Love is in the Bin"
  • Oct 6 Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and sworn onto the US Supreme Court amid protests and after an FBI investigation
  • Oct 6 Oil tanker collision with a car leaves at least 50 people dead and one hundred with serious burns near Kisantu, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Oct 7 Romanian referendum to ban same sex marriage fails with only 20.4% voting
  • Oct 7 China confirms it has detained Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who resigns from his position after being reported missing
  • Oct 7 Limousine crash kills 20 people, including two pedestrians in Schoharie, New York

  • Oct 8 Major climate report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the UN says planet will warm 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) by 2040 with dire results
  • Oct 8 Nobel prize for Economics awarded to William Nordhaus for climate change and Paul Romer for endogenous growth theory
  • Oct 9 President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley says she is resigning at the end of the year
  • Oct 10 Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph (250 km/h), going on to kill 27, having killed 15 in Central America
  • Oct 10 Flash floods kills at least 10 in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Majorca, Spain
  • Oct 11 World's new longest flight flies from Singapore to Newark Airport, New Jersey takes 17 hours 52 mins
  • Oct 11 Russian Soyuz spacecraft makes emergency landing when rocket fails two minutes after liftoff, with American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut aboard
  • Oct 12 US air strike in central Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab militants
  • Oct 13 Oldest known human remains from Poland at 115,000 years from revealed to be Neanderthal child from Ciemna Cave eaten by a large bird
  • Oct 13 Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for alleged sexual abuse of minors
  • Oct 14 Flash floods in Aude region, France kill at least 10 people
  • Oct 15 Caravan of up to 4,000 Central American migrants that started in Honduras reaches Guatemala, heading for Mexico and the US
  • Oct 15 American retailer Sears files for bankruptcy
  • Oct 15 At least 180,000 migrants driven out of Anglo and back into the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Oct 15 Indian minister and editor MJ Akbar files a defamation case after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in #MeToo case

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Oct 16 Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denies knowledge of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi according to President Trump

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • Oct 16 Man Booker Prize is won by Anna Burns' "Milkman", the first winner from Northern Ireland
  • Oct 16 Chairman of China's Xinjiang’s government defends its detention camps for Uighur Muslims saying they provided “vocational education and training”
  • Oct 17 India's junior foreign minister MJ Akbar is highest official to resign in #MeToo case after sexual harassment accusations by numerous women
  • Oct 17 Canada legalizes the sale of recreational cannabis, the second country after Uruguay
  • Oct 17 Australian state of Queensland decriminalizes abortion
  • Oct 17 Student shoots and detonates a bomb killing 20 with 40 injured at Kerch polytechnic college, Crimea
  • Oct 20 Australia's center-right coalition government loses its 1-seat majority by losing the Wentworth by-election
  • Oct 20 12,000 year old fossil called "Luzia", oldest known fossil in South America announced found mostly intact after devastating fire at Brazil's National Museum
  • Oct 20 President Trump threatens to pull the US out of an arms control agreement with Russia because Russia has violated its terms
  • Oct 21 Train derails in Yilan County, Taiwan, killing 18 and injuring 178
  • Oct 21 Sectarian fighting between Muslim and Christian youths kill 55 at Kasuwan Magani, Nigeria
  • Oct 22 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes a public apology to victims of child sexual abuse in institutions
  • Oct 22 Cameroon's President Paul Biya wins seventh term in office, extending his 36 years in office, in election marred by intimidation and low turnout

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Oct 22 Pipe bomb sent to George Soros' New York home address, first Democrat to receive series of pipe bombs in US

Investor and Political Activist George Soros
Investor and Political Activist
George Soros

  • Oct 23 Microplastics found in human stools for the first time by Austrian scientists

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Oct 23 World's longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai bridge at 55km, opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Oct 23 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects Saudi claim journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed accidentally, says it was premeditated murder
  • Oct 23 World's oldest intact shipwreck, ancient Greek vessel 2,400 years old, found at bottom of the Black Sea by archaeologists
  • Oct 23 European Commission rejects Italy's budget, first country to be rejected
  • Oct 24 Largest jackpot in US history at $1.6 billion won by one person in South Carolina
  • Oct 24 Scientists confirm East Island in Hawaii, half a mile long, has been wiped out after contact with Hurricane Walaka
  • Oct 24 EU directive bans single-use plastics by 2021
  • Oct 25 First work of art produced by artificial intelligence "Edmond de Belamy" conceived by Obvious sells for $432,500 at Christie's in New York
  • Oct 25 Flash floods near the Red Sea in Jordan kill 17 as a school bus is washed away
  • Oct 25 Super Typhoon Yutu strikes the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan and Tinian with winds of 180mph (290km/h)
  • Oct 25 Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female President and Africa's only female head of state after being elected by parliament
  • Oct 25 Google says it has fired 48 people for sexual harassment after New York Times reveals Android creator Andy Rubin got $90 package when let go for sexual harassment
  • Oct 26 Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc arrested for sending 14 pipe bombs to prominent US Democrats
  • Oct 26 Rhine River in drought with lowest levels since 1920s forces German government to release oil reserves after barge shipments disrupted
  • Oct 27 Gunman shoots and kills 11 people and injures six at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in an anti-Semitic attack
  • Oct 27 Australian 7-year old mare Winx wins unprecedented fourth consecutive Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in Melbourne; her record 29th-straight win and her 22nd Group 1 racing success
  • Oct 28 Michael D. Higgins is re-elected Irish president
  • Oct 28 Political crisis in Sri Lanka after President Sirisena sacks Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the cabinet, suspends parliament for two weeks with one man killed in protests
  • Oct 29 Far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election defeating Fernando Haddad

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Oct 29 New mega airport opened in Istanbul by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, planning to be world' busiest with 90 million passengers by 2021

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Oct 29 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces she will not seek re-election in 2021 and step down as party leader

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Oct 29 Japanese Princess Ayako of Japan marries commoner Kei Moriya at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, giving up her royal status
  • Oct 29 World Scrabble Championship won for the fourth time by New Zealand Malaysian Nigel Richards with the word "groutier" (bad-tempered)
  • Oct 29 New research says cacao tree first used in Ecuador by Mayo Chinchipe culture, 5000 years ago, not in central America as previously thought
  • Oct 29 Storms in Italy kill at least 11 with 75% of Venice flooded and two tornadoes striking Terracina
  • Oct 29 Lion Air flight JT 610 crashes into the sea just after takeoff near Jakarta, Indonesia, with the loss of all 189 on board
  • Oct 30 Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger killed in prison at the Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
  • Oct 30 WWF conservation group says "exploding human consumption" has caused a 60% decline in all wildlife between 1970 and 2014
  • Oct 30 US Pentagon sends 5,200 troops to Mexican border in advance of migrant caravan from Central America

  • Oct 30 German ex-nurse Niels Högel admits in court to killing over 100 patients, making him one of the world's worst serial killers
  • Oct 31 In landmark verdict, Pakistani Supreme Court acquits Christian woman of blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed after eight years on death row
  • Oct 31 US and Great Britain call for a cease-fire in Saudi-led war in Yemen, in 3-year war that has claimed over 10,000 lives and created famine conditions

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Oct 31 Worlds biggest statue, the Statue of Unity is unveiled of Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at 182 meters in Gujarat state

Indian Freedom Fighter and Politician Sardar Patel
Indian Freedom Fighter and Politician
Sardar Patel
  • Nov 1 Palau becomes the first country to ban sunscreen and its chemicals which bleach coral reefs
  • Nov 1 Google employees stage mass walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment
  • Nov 1 Ground assault mounted on Yemeni port city of Hudaydah by Saudi-backed government forces
  • Nov 2 Tiger thought to have killed 13 people shot dead after month-long hunt near Pandharkawada, central India
  • Nov 3 Truck loses control hitting 31 cars and killing at least 15 people near a tollbooth in Lanzhou, China
  • Nov 4 Death toll from week-long storm in Italy rises to 29 with death of nine people in floods in Casteldaccia, Sicily
  • Nov 4 New York City Marathon: Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia runs 2:05:59, 2nd fastest men's time in history; Kenya's Mary Keitany captures her 4th women's NYC crown in 2:22:48
  • Nov 5 Child suicide rate in Japan at 30-year high with 250 taking their lives 2016/17 according to Government Ministry
  • Nov 5 More than 80 students and teachers kidnapped from a boarding school in Bamenda, Cameroon
  • Nov 5 "Big Brother" reality show has its last episode in the UK on Channel 5, having run since 2000
  • Nov 5 Taskforce set up to identify and punish LGBT people in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

USAVoyager 2 Spacecraft

Nov 5 NASA's Voyager 2 probe leaves the solar system, becoming the second human-made object to reach interstellar space

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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
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  • Nov 6 More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims of ISIS discovered in former ISIS held areas according to UN report

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Nov 6 Great Britain's Prince Charles calls slavery "an indelible stain" but stops short of an apology in a speech in Accra, Ghana

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Nov 6 In US Midterm elections Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives after eight years, the Senate is held by Republicans
  • Nov 6 Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
  • Nov 6 Sharice Davids (Kansas) and Debra Haaland (New Mexico) are the first Native American women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
  • Nov 6 Colorado votes to abolish slavery as a form of punishment in state constitution
  • Nov 6 Colorado elects Jared Polis, the country's first openly male gay governor

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Nov 6 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) is the youngest person ever elected to the US House of representatives at 29 years

US Congresswoman and Activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
US Congresswoman and Activist
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Nov 6 Human longevity less than 10% dependant on genetics according to study published in journal "Genetics" based on 400 million people from Ancestry
  • Nov 6 Record 19 black female judicial candidates all elected in Harris County, Texas, after campaigning together under "Black Girl Magic"
  • Nov 7 Ex-marine opens fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, shooting 12, including a police officer, and himself
  • Nov 7 US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Matthew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General
  • Nov 7 World's oldest figurative painting of a beast at least 40,000 years old identified in Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave, Indonesian Borneo
  • Nov 8 Mass grave of 200 people discovered on border of Somali and Oromia regions, Ethiopia, in investigation into atrocities by former regional president Abdi Mohammed

  • Nov 8 Virtual newsreader unveiled by China's state news agency Xinhua News, able to work 24 hours a day
  • Nov 8 Authorities report more than 150 people have been killed in week-long assault by government forces on port of Hudaydah in Yemen
  • Nov 8 Azerbaijan woman who spent £16m in Harrods granted bail in UK after being arrested for suspested embezzlement under new laws
  • Nov 8 Deadliest fire in Californian history, the Camp Fire starts at Plumas National Forest spreads in Butte County destroying town of Paradise, more than 13,000 buildings and killing at least 88
  • Nov 8 Woolsey Fire starts near Thousand Oaks, California with Malibu and Calabasas evacuated, kills three
  • Nov 8 Qatar delivers $15 million in cash to pay civil servants in Gaza after earlier sending fuel to increase electricity from 4 to 8 hours a day
  • Nov 9 Amid Californian forest fires US President Donald Trump accuses state forest management of "gross mismanagement", threatens to withhold funding
  • Nov 9 Mudslide after heavy rain in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil kills 10
  • Nov 9 Attacker stabs three, killing one in Melbourne, Australia, with homeless man hailed as hero for using shopping trolley to stop him
  • Nov 9 Three car bombs explode in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 52 people and injuring 100

Victory in BattleEnd of World War I

Nov 11 On centenary of WWI Armistice Day French President Macron urges world to reject Nationalism in speech to under Arc de Triomphe in Paris

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This painting depicts the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in Compiegne, France
This painting depicts the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in Compiegne, France
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Nov 11 Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba sets new record for their Singles Day sale, $1 billion in 85 seconds, $30.8bn in 24 hours

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Nov 11 Democratic Republic of Congo announces its worst-ever outbreak of Ebola with 198 deaths
  • Nov 12 Israeli secret operation in Gaza kills eight including one Israeli and an Hamas Commander, igniting tensions with retaliatory rocket attack from Gaza

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 12 Former US First lady Michelle Obama publishes her memoir "Becoming"

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • Nov 13 Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court blocks President Maithripala Sirisena from dissolving parliament

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Nov 13 Trial of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán begins in New York

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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States
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  • Nov 13 Four members of a family arrested for the Rhoden family massacre where eight people were shot, south of Columbus, Ohio in 2016
  • Nov 13 Amazon announces two new corporate outposts at Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia