Historical Events In 2018
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Jan 11 In China's first significant #MeToo moment Beihang University in Beijing fires a professor for sexual misconduct on this day in history.
Jan 11 US President Trump causes worldwide controversy when it is reported he called African countries "shitholes" during immigration meeting in the year 2018.
Jan 11 YouTube issues sanctions against vlogger Logan Paul after he posted footage of suicide victim's body in Japan in December on this day in history.
Jan 13 In the year 2018 actor Mark Wahlberg donates his $1.5m reshoot fee "All the Money in the World" to "Time's Up" movement after revelation co-star Michelle Williams only paid $1000
Jan 13 In the year 2018 chelsea Manning, former soldier responsible for Wikileaks announces her bid to run for US Senate
Jan 13 On this day in history early-morning ballistic missile alert sent across Hawaii in error, revoked after 38 minutes
Jan 13 On this day in history the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a fake encounter staged by the police officer Rao Anwar in Karachi, Pakistan sparked countrywide protests against extrajudicial killings. The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (Pashtun Protection Movement), led by Manzoor Pashteen, launched a campaign to seek justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud.
Jan 15 In the year 2018 fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber are suspended from magazines including Vogue, after allegations of sexual harassment in "The New York Times"
Jan 15 On this day in history operation in El Junquito, Venezuela, to capture terrorist group including Oscar Pérez, accused of mounting a coup, ends in 4 deaths
Jan 15 On this day in history pope Francis arrives in Chile for a three-day visit amid child sexual abuse claims against church clergy
Jan 15 On this day in history protests against the current government turn violent in Tunis, Tunisia marking the seventh anniversary of the revolution
Jan 15 In the year 2018 romanian Social Democrat (PSD) Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns after 7 months in office
Jan 15 US Gynmnast Simone Biles says she is one of more than 130 women sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar in the year 2018.
Jan 18 On this day in history brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira rides the largest-ever wave by a female surfer at 20.72 m (68 ft) at Praia do Norte in Nazaréin, Portugal
Jan 18 First drone rescue of swimmers by lifeguards in New South Wales, Australia on this day in history.
Jan 20 The United States government enters a federal government shutdown as a result of a dispute over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in the year 2018.
Jan 20 On this day in history turkey, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announces the beginning of a military offensive to capture a portion of northern Syria from Kurdish forces, amidst the ongoing Kurdish–Turkish conflict.
Jan 21 On this day in history aFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-20
Jan 21 Gambian Dictator Yahya Jammeh finally concedes office and leaves Gambia 2 months after losing the presidential election on this day in history.
Jan 21 NFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Minnesota Vikings, 38-7 on this day in history.
Jan 22 On this day in history new Orleans Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins has 44 points, 24 rebounds & 10 assists in 132-128 double-OT win over Chicago Bulls; 1st player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1972) with 40+ points, 20+ rebounds & 10+ assists
Jan 22 On this day in history uS government ends three-day shutdown after an agreement in Congress to extend funding
Jan 23 Chinese researchers report they have cloned two monkeys, using the same technology as Dolly the Sheep on this day in history.
Jan 23 LeBron James becomes the 7th and youngest (33 years 24 days) to reach the 30,000 NBA point milestone during 114-102 loss to San Antonio Spurs in the year 2018.
Jan 23 Singer Neil Diamond retires after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the year 2018.
Jan 23 Twelve camels disqualified from the King Abdulaziz Camel beauty contest, Saudi Arabia after their owners used botox on their lips in the year 2018.
Jan 24 Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison in the year 2018.
Jan 24 On this day in history scientists in China report in the journal Cell the creation of the first monkey clones using somatic cell nuclear transfer, named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua.
Jan 24 UK charity Presidents Club forced to close after revelations of sexual harassment at event revealed by the "Financial Times" on this day in history.
Jan 25 Doomsday clock moved by 30 seconds to 2 minutes to midnight by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, closest since 1950s in the year 2018.
Jan 25 In the year 2018 nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi asked "are there any bookshops in Nigeria?" in controversial French interview
Jan 26 In the year 2018 residents left without heat in -27C in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan after boiler breaks in main power station
Jan 27 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam title in the year 2018.
Jan 27 On this day in history bomb in an ambulance kills over 100 people in Kabul, Taliban claim responsibility