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Historical Events In 2018

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Sep 29   NY Yankees Venezuelan 2nd baseman Gleyber Torres smashes a 2-run homer in 8-5 win v Boston at Fenway Park; Yankees MLB record 265th homer of the season; Giancarlo Stanton adds #266 in 7th on this day in history.  

Sep 29   In the year 2018 rapper Kanye West announces on Twitter he is changing his name to Ye  

Sep 30   On this day in history 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  

Sep 30   Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½ in the year 2018.  

Oct 01   In the year 2018 french photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at the center of a Nobel prize sexual assault scandal, sentenced to two years in prison for rape  

Oct 01   On this day in history more than 80,000 American died of the flu during 2017-2018 winter, highest in ten years, according to US heath officials  

Oct 01   In the year 2018 new trade deal announced between United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA), replacing NAFTA  

Oct 01   On this day in history nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo for cancer treatment innovations  

Oct 01   The United States, Mexico and Canada agree a new trade deal to replace NAFTA on this day in history.  

Oct 02   Nobel prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin (optical tweezers), Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland ( both for laser beams) on this day in history.  

Oct 02   Saudi American journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again prompting a diplomatic crisis in the year 2018.  

Oct 02   On this day in history uS First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana to begin a four-nation tour of Africa  

Oct 02   Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, triggering a diplomatic crisis for Saudi Arabia in the year 2018.  

Oct 03   259 people have died taking selfies since 2011 according to study in "Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care" on this day in history.  

Oct 03   On this day in history cervical Cancer could be eliminated in Australia within decades because of government vaccination program, according to report in "The Lancet Public Health"  

Oct 03   First exomoon, moon outside the solar system, discovered 8,000 years away (size of Neptune) by astronomers at Columbia University on this day in history.  

Oct 03   Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter and George Smith for their use of evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies on this day in history.  

Oct 03   On this day in history nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for discoveries in enzyme research  

Oct 03   Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrested on corruption charges on this day in history.  

Oct 04   In the year 2018 new England's Tom Brady becomes only 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes as he connects with Josh Gordon in Patriots' 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxborough  

Oct 05   Most expensive whisky ever sold at auction for $1.1 million, the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, in Edinburgh, Scotland on this day in history.  

Oct 05   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" in the year 2018.  

Oct 05   In the year 2018 uS unemployment figures hit lowest level since 1969 - 3.7% according to Department of Labor  

Oct 06   Australia records the biggest comeback in Rugby Championship history in beating Argentina 45-34 in Salta; Wallabies trial 31-7 at halftime but score 5 second half tries to none to overwhelm Pumas on this day in history.  

Oct 06   On this day in history brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and sworn onto the US Supreme Court amid protests and after an FBI investigation  

Oct 06   Khabib Nurmagomedov of Dagestan beats Irishman Conor McGregor by 4th round submission in UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas; instantly marred by ugly post-fight brawling incident; belt withheld pending investigation on this day in history.  

Oct 06   In the year 2018 new Zealand claims 6th overall, and 3rd straight Rugby Championship with 32-20 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks outscore Springboks 4 tries to 3  

Oct 06   On this day in history 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 07   China confirms it has detained Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who resigns from his position after being reported missing on this day in history.  

Oct 07   Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television on this day in history.  

Oct 07   Limousine crash kills 20 people, including two pedestrians in Schoharie, New York on this day in history.  

Oct 07   On this day in history romanian referendum to ban same sex marriage fails with only 20.4% voting  

Oct 08   In the year 2018 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 08   On this day in history new Orleans quarterback Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time leader in passing yards; needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning's record; gets 363 & 3 TD's in Saints 43-19 win v Washington Redskins at the SuperDome  

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Famous Deaths In 2018

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Manuel Olivencia, Spanish lawyer, economist, and diplomat died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history death of rick Hall, American record producer, songwriter, and music publisher  

Jan 02   Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader and writer died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history death of radha Viswanathan, Indian vocalist and classical dancer  

Jan 03   Colin Brumby, Australian composer died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 2018 death of aharon Appelfeld, Ukrainian-Israeli writer  

Jan 04   In the year 2018 death of ray Thomas, English musician  

Jan 05   In the year 2018 death of antonio Angelillo, Italian-Argentine footballer  

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