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Historical Events In 2018

Monday, 21 September 2020

Feb 21   Winter Olympics: Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall become the first Americans in history to win a cross country gold medal (team sprint) on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stirs up controversy by declaring he prefers quinoa to rice, the national dish in the year 2018.  

Feb 23   On this day in history study suggests earliest European Palaeolithic artwork in Spain made by Neanderthals not humans in "Science Journal"  

Feb 24   UN Security Council passes resolution for 30 day ceasefire in Syria on this day in history.  

Feb 24   In the year 2018 winter Olympics: Ester Ledecka (Czech Rep) wins unprecedented gold medals in different sports (snowboard parallel giant slalom and earlier skiing's Super-G)  

Feb 25   On this day in history china briefly bans the letter 'N' as part of widespread censorship efforts  

Feb 25   Winter Olympics end in Pyeongchang, Korea with Norway winning a record 39 medals, 14 gold in the year 2018.  

Feb 25   In the year 2018 winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen (Norway) becomes the most successful winter athlete of all time (15 medals) with gold in the 30k cross country  

Feb 26   7.5 magnitude earthquake in central Papa New Guinea kills at least 100 in the year 2018.  

Feb 26   On this day in history cold weather nicknamed "the Beast from the East" hits Europe, killing 7 and covering Pompeii in snow  

Feb 26   On this day in history global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, receives its 1 millionth seed on 10 year anniversary  

Feb 26   In the year 2018 global Seed Vault opens in Svalbard, Norway, to help preserve diversity and loss from other genebanks  

Feb 27   In the year 2018 barbra Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice  

Feb 27   Jared Kushner , son-in-law of President Trump, has his top-secret security clearance at the White House downgraded on this day in history.  

Feb 28   700 illegal churches closed in Rwanda for being too noisy and lacking building permits on this day in history.  

Mar 01   In the year 2018 earliest evidence for figural tattoos (bull and sheep) on two naturally mummified bodies from Egypt’s predynastic period (3351-3017BC) published in "Journal of Archaeological Science"  

Mar 01   In the year 2018 hope Hicks resigns as White House Communications Director to President Trump  

Mar 01   Parisian designer Riccardo Tisci is named the new designer of British brand Burberry after the exit of Christopher Bailey in the year 2018.  

Mar 01   In the year 2018 uS President Donald Trump says he will impose 25% steel, 10% aluminium import tariffs, raising fears of a trade war  

Mar 01   In the year 2018 vladimir Putin in his annual state address claims Russia has an "invincible” intercontinental cruise missile  

Mar 02   On this day in history gunmen attack the French embassy and army HQ in suspected terrorist incident in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, killing 8 and injuring 80  

Mar 03   "The Emoji Movie" named worst film in 2017 in Razzies awards on this day in history.  

Mar 04   On this day in history 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture "The Shape of Water", Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actor Gary Oldman, Best Actress France McDormand  

Mar 04   Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia are poisoned by the Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury, England in the year 2018.  

Mar 04   Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal are poisoned by nerve agent in Salisbury, England in the year 2018.  

Mar 04   Italian General Election has no clear winner, populist party 5-Star led by Luigi Di Maio wins most votes with 32% in the year 2018.  

Mar 04   Italian general election results in a hung parliament, populist Five Star Movement wins most votes on this day in history.  

Mar 04   In the year 2018 world's worst listeria outbreak suspected of killing 180 tracked to processed meat factory in Polokwane, South Africa  

Mar 05   China announces a military budget of 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion) in the year 2018.  

Mar 05   In the year 2018 north Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang  

Mar 06   "Highest overdose death rates ever recorded in the US", 142,000 overdoses in 2016-17 period according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the year 2018.  

Mar 06   American WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington rediscovered in Australia's Coral Sea, lost during 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea in the year 2018.  

Mar 06   British health officials tells the country it's time "to get on a diet" and urging manufacturers to reduce calories in foods on this day in history.  

Mar 06   Forbes names Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the world's richest person for the first time at $112 billion, Bill Gates no. 2 on this day in history.  

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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   Radha Viswanathan, Indian vocalist and classical dancer died in the year 2018.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history death of aharon Appelfeld, Ukrainian-Israeli writer  

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

Jan 05   Antonio Angelillo, Italian-Argentine footballer died on this day in history.  

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