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Events in History in 2018 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 923 of 923

  • Nov 13 Kristine E. Guillaume is named the first black woman to head prestigious Harvard student newspaper "The Crimson"
  • Nov 14 Attempt to move 720,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar from Bangladesh refugee camps amid international criticism. They refuse to go.
  • Nov 14 Edward Hopper's painting "Chop Suey" sells $92 million, a record for the artist at auction in New York

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Nov 14 Jewellery that belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette is auctioned off in Geneva, after not being seen for 200 years

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • Nov 14 Archaeologists announce discovery of ancient Greek city of Tenea near Corinth, supposedly founded by captives from Trojan War
  • Nov 14 Large impact crater, 31 km wide, from iron meteorite identified under Hiawatha Glacier in Greenland

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Nov 14 UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet approves draft plan for country's exit from the European Union (Brexit)

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Nov 14 Astronomers announce discovery of Super-Earth planet (3.2x bigger than Earth) orbiting red dwarf Barnard's star, 6 light years away

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Nov 15 Africa's fastest train between Casablanca and Tangier in Morocco at 320km (198 miles) inaugurated by King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron

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Nov 15 David Hockney's "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" sells for $90.3 million in New York, record for a living artist

  • Nov 15 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirms more than 28,000 of the country's military and police have been killed since 2015

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Nov 15 Art experts in England authenticate two bronzes of men riding panthers as Michelangelo's only surviving bronze works

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
Michelangelo

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Nov 16 CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman
  • Nov 16 The kilogram is refined by abstract constants replacing the Le Grand K, along with the ampere (electrical current) and kelvin (temperature) at a conference in Paris
  • Nov 16 Elevator falls down 84 floors when hoist rope breaks, all six people survive unharmed at John Hancock Center, Chicago
  • Nov 17 Missing Argentine naval submarine ARA San Juan with 44 on board found on sea floor a year after it disappeared off coast of Argentina

  • Nov 17 Ireland beats Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand, 16-9 at Aviva Stadium, Dublin; first victory over the All Blacks ever on home soil; flyhalf Johnny Sexton kicks 3 penalties and a conversion
  • Nov 17 Protests across France against rising fuel prices leave 400 injured
  • Nov 18 APEC Summit in Papa New Guinea fails to produce a joint agreement for first time in two decades after US and China clash on definition of trade
  • Nov 18 American missionary John Allen Chau killed on forbidden North Sentinel Island, Bay of Bengal by one of world's most isolated tribe
  • Nov 19 Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested in Japan for financial misconduct

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Nov 19 Ivanka Trump sent "hundred" of emails from her personal account about government business according to Washington Post report

Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump Ivanka Trump
Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump
  • Nov 20 Sell-off in technology stocks leads stock market losses wiping out all 2018 market gains
  • Nov 20 Airbnb bans listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank
  • Nov 20 More than 40 religious scholars killed, at event to mark birth of prophet Mohammed, by a suicide bomber near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Nov 20 Mississippi 15 week abortion ban overturned by US judge saying it violated women's constitutional rights
  • Nov 21 RIBA’s best building in the world biennial international prize awarded to Canuanã school in Brazil
  • Nov 21 Former Guatemalan soldier Santos López Alonzo sentenced to 5,160 years for killing 171 people in Dos Erres during the civil war
  • Nov 22 Leaning Tower of Pisa's tilt reduced by 4 cm in 20 year project to stabilise it
  • Nov 23 US Federal Climate report finds climate change will reduce economy by 10% by 2100 with $141 billion cost from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from sea level rise
  • Nov 23 Alabama police kill the wrong suspect after a gunman shoots 18-year-old man and 12-year-old girl at Riverchase Galleria Mall in Hoovermall
  • Nov 24 Taiwanese voters vote against referendums to legalise same-sex marriage
  • Nov 24 Cruise boat sinks on Lake Victoria near Kampala, Uganda, killing at least 29
  • Nov 24 Copa Libertadores Final 2nd-leg between Buenos Aires rivals River Plate & Boca Juniors is postponed after Boca bus attacked by River fans; players suffer cuts & affects of police tear gas; River wins, 5-3 on aggregate when 2nd-leg played in Madrid, Spain (9 Dec)
  • Nov 25 Historic north Californian Camp Fire declared 100% contained with 85 dead, 249 missing, covering 153,000 acres with 14,000 homes burnt
  • Nov 25 EU leaders approve an agreement for Britain to leave the EU (Brexit)

  • Nov 25 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Iran's Kermanshah province injuring at least 700
  • Nov 26 NASA's InSight mission lands on Mars after a 7 month voyage
  • Nov 26 Ukraine declares martial law in areas bordering Russia after Russia seizes three of its naval vessels
  • Nov 26 Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have made the first genetically edited baby
  • Nov 26 General Motors announces it will close five factories in North America, cutting 14,000 jobs
  • Nov 26 First multidrug randomized control trial to treat Ebola started in Democratic Republic of Congo announced by the WHO
  • Nov 26 Third of a species begin dying (23,000) over a two day period, the spectacled flying foxes , unable to survive heatwave of 42 degrees in northern Queensland, Australia

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Nov 27 US accuses Nicaragua's Vice-President Rosario Murillo, wife of President Daniel Ortega of human rights abuses and imposes sanctions

President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader Daniel Ortega
President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader
Daniel Ortega
  • Nov 27 Explosion near chemical company in Hebei Province, Northern China kills at least 23, injuring 22
  • Nov 27 Convicted US murderer Samuel Little confirmed connected to 90 more murders of women after confessing details
  • Nov 28 Australian state Queensland raises its fire warning to "catastrophic" for the first time as 130 fires burn
  • Nov 28 French director Luc Besson accused of sexual harassment by five more women, adding to four already made public
  • Nov 29 Tens of thousands Indian farmers protest the agrarian crisis at parliament in Delhi
  • Nov 30 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska
  • Nov 30 Marriot Hotels reveal massive data breach - 500 million guests affected in one of largest-ever company hacks
  • Dec 1 Violent demonstrations in Paris, France, by yellow-vest movement with 36,000 protesting nationwide
  • Dec 1 Syrian shadow puppetry added to UN list of cultural activities in urgent need of saving

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Dec 2 Trade war truce agreed between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at G-20 meeting in Argentina

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Dec 2 Andrés Manuel López Obrador is sworn in as President of Mexico

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Dec 2 Israeli police recommend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife be charged with fraud and bribery

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu

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Dec 2 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari denies he has died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor after ill health

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Dec 3 Dutch court in Arnhem rejects man's request to legally be recognised 20 years younger
  • Dec 4 Theresa May's UK government suffers three parliamentary defeats in one day, also found in contempt of parliament for failing to publish report in full on Brexit
  • Dec 4 French President Emmanuel Macron drops controversial rise in fuel tax after three weeks of mass protests
  • Dec 4 Attempts to establish mob council in Sicily thwarted when 46 members of the mafia arrested including Settimio Mineo
  • Dec 4 First successful birth resulting from uterus transplant from a deceased donor in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dec 4 French couture house Chanel ends its use of fur and exotic skins following bans by other companies
  • Dec 4 Native Americans had just one migration from Siberia to the New World, at most 23,000 years ago, in research published in "Nature" and "Science"

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Dec 5 National day of mourning for former US President George H. W. Bush as he lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda, Washington

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Dec 5 US state funeral for former president George H. W. Bush, eulogy by George W. Bush, attended by President Donald Trump predecessors Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter
  • Dec 5 CO2 emissions reach all-time high (up 2.7%) driven by coal use in China and consumption of oil, in Global Carbon Project report
  • Dec 5 Wisconsin Republican senate passes bills restricting power of new Democratic governor Tony Evers

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Dec 5 Letter by Albert Einstein from 1954 on concept of religion sells for $2.9 million at Christie's in New York

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Dec 5 Arrest of Huawei Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou for possible violation of Iran sanctions in Canada
  • Dec 6 Senegal's new Museum of Black Civilisations is opened in Dakar by President Macky Sall
  • Dec 6 Luxembourg is the first country to make all public transport free
  • Dec 6 Oldest-known plague sample found in 4,900-year-old remains of 20-year old woman in Gökhem, southern Sweden published in "Cell"
  • Dec 7 Former Italy national football coach Cesare Prandelli is appointed manager of Serie A club Genoa CFC replacing Ivan Juric; first time in history all 20 Serie A managers are all Italian

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Dec 7 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is elected the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union party, replacing Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel

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Dec 7 Court filings by US federal prosecutors and Special Counsel Robert Mueller against Michael Cohen appear to implicate President Donald Trump on campaign fraud and Russian dealings

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Dec 7 Brazilian spiritual healer João Teixeira de Faria accused of sexual abuse by four women, over 200 more come forward in next week
  • Dec 8 US President Donald Trump announces John Kelly will be stepping down as White House Chief of Staff at the end of the year
  • Dec 9 Copa Libertadores Final, Madrid: River Plate beats Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time (aggregate 5-3); Juan Quintero's stunning extra-time strike helps River come from a goal down to record historic victory over 10-man Boca
  • Dec 9 Tens of thousands march on Delhi, India, to demand Hindi temple be built on contentious religious site in Ayodhya
  • Dec 9 Winter storm hits US south east killing three, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, cancelling over 1,000 flights
  • Dec 9 Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wins a snap election with 70.4% of the vote
  • Dec 10 Theresa May cancels UK parliament vote on Brexit bill in face of certain defeat
  • Dec 10 Russia's most prolific mass murderer Mikhail Popkov sentenced to second life sentence for total of 56 murders
  • Dec 10 Emmanuel Macron announces in TV address rise in minimum wage and tax concessions after weeks of civil unrest
  • Dec 11 Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 is "the Guardians" journalists targeted for their work, including Jamal Khashoggi
  • Dec 11 The Arctic is experiencing "unprecedented warmth" caused by human-caused climate change, according to US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Report

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Dec 11 US President Donald Trump says he would be "proud" to shut down the government in contentious meeting at The White House with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Dec 12 Michael Cohen, former lawyer for US President Donald Trump sentenced to three years in prison for campaign-finance violations and tax fraud
  • Dec 12 China built 88 out of world's 143 skyscrapers in 2018 more than any country ever (buildings over 200 meters/656 ft)
  • Dec 12 American Media Inc. publisher of "National Enquirer" admits paying hush money to mistresses of US President Donald Trump

  • Dec 12 Seven mass graves in former Islamic State area discovered containing hundreds of bodies, some tortured, near Albu Kamal, eastern Syria
  • Dec 12 Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev compete complex spacewalk to fix hole in Soyuz spacecraft
  • Dec 12 British Prime Minister Theresa May survives 200-117 no-confidence vote from own Conservative Party
  • Dec 13 Cease-fire in port city of Hudaydah, Yemen, by Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition announced by the UN
  • Dec 13 Passenger train collides with maintenance locomotive in Ankara, Turkey, killing at least 9 and injuring 47
  • Dec 13 US Senate passes non-binding "war powers resolution" against long-term ally Saudi Arabia
  • Dec 13 Apple announces new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas and expansion in other US cities
  • Dec 14 Report by Reuters US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson knew for decades their talc was contaminated with asbestos
  • Dec 15 Diplomats from 200 countries agree to a set of rules to implement the UN Paris Climate Agreement in Katowice, Poland
  • Dec 15 Egyptian Archaeologists announce discovery of 4,400 year old tomb of Fifth Dynasty priest in Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo
  • Dec 15 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announces establishment of independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, splitting from Russian Orthodox
  • Dec 15 Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 16 Huge explosion and fire in a restaurant in Sapporo, Japan injures 42
  • Dec 16 Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is sworn back into office two months after being removed by President Sirisena
  • Dec 17 US military confirms it has killed 62 fighters from Islamist group al-Shabab in air strikes in Somalia
  • Dec 17 Malaysia files criminal charges against US bank Goldman Sachs for it role in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal
  • Dec 17 Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster's word of the year is "justice"
  • Dec 17 Astronomers identify furtherest object in the solar system as 2018 VG18 (nicknamed Farout), 120 x further from the sun than earth
  • Dec 17 New reports to US Senate say Russian propaganda efforts on social media much more extensive than thought, including targeting African Americans
  • Dec 18 Nevada becomes the first US state with a female-majority legislature with new appointments taking it to 51%
  • Dec 18 Fire destroys 600 stilt homes in Manaus, northwestern Brazil
  • Dec 18 Meteor explodes in huge fireball over the Bering Sea with 10 times the energy of Hiroshima atomic bomb , 2nd largest in last 30 yrs
  • Dec 19 First use of a drone to deliver vaccines - to island of Erromango, Vanuatu, by Unicef
  • Dec 19 Drones flying over Gatwick airport, England, causes delays and cancellations for 800 flights and 110,000 people
  • Dec 19 US President Donald Trump announces victory over the Islamic State and planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria
  • Dec 20 US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis announces his resignation after disagreements with President Donald Trump
  • Dec 20 New figures show average US male weighs 198 pounds and stands 5 feet 9 inches, women 171 pounds and 5 feet 4 inches
  • Dec 22 Partial shutdown of US federal government begins

Krakatoa: The World’s Mightiest ExplosionKrakatoa: The World’s Mightiest Explosion

Dec 22 Tsunami hits Indonesia's Sunda Strait killing over 400 after part of the Anak Krakatoa volcano slips into the sea

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Anak Krakatau – the “Child of Krakatoa” – erupts in December, 2018, causing more than 400 deaths
Anak Krakatau – the “Child of Krakatoa” – erupts in December, 2018, causing more than 400 deaths
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  • Dec 26 American Colin O'Brady is the first person to cross Antarctica solo and unassisted after 54 days at the Ross Ice Shelf
  • Dec 29 40 militants killed in Giza and El-Arish by Egyptian police after attack on a tourist bus the day before killed four
  • Dec 31 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wins third term in Bangladesh elections with 17 people killed in violent clashes