Historical Events In December - 18
Monday, 03 August 2020
1991 On this day in history general Motors announces the closing of 21 plants
1991 June Storey, actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73 on December - 18.
1992 On this day in history dana Andrews, actor (Best Years of Our Lifes), dies at 83
1993 Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74 on this day in history.
1994 On this day in history heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director, dies at 71
1995 Chaim Pearl, rabbi, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1996 On December - 18 arthur Jacobs, musicologist, dies at 74
1997 Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33 on December - 18.
2005 Evo Morales wins the Bolivian Presidential Elections on December - 18.
2005 On December - 18 israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke. He was released from the hospital two days later.
2005 The World Trade Organization 6th ministerial conference concludes in Hong Kong with a limited trade deal being ratified on this day in history.
2007 Jacob Zuma is elected president of the African National Congress political party in South Africa during the party's national conference on this day in history.
2007 On this day in history the Verkhovna Rada has approved Yulia Tymoshenko to become Prime Minister of Ukraine.
2012 4 people are killed and 11 are injured after an apartment block collapses in Palermo, Italy on this day in history.
2017 South Africa's ANC selects Cyril Ramaphosa as leader, to succeed President Jacob Zuma on December - 18.
2017 On this day in history australia regains cricket's Ashes against England, winning by an innings to take 3 game lead at the Wacca in Perth
2017 Austria swears in new coalition government with Sebastian Kurz aged 31 of the People's Party made Chancellor on December - 18.
2018 Manchester United sacks high profile Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho; United in 6th place in EPL, 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer new caretaker manager on December - 18.
2018 Nevada becomes the first US state with a female-majority legislature with new appointments taking it to 51% on this day in history.
2018 Fire destroys 600 stilt homes in Manaus, northwestern Brazil on December - 18.
2019 The CHEOPS space telescope, whose mission is to study the formation of extrasolar planets and determine their precise radius, likely density and internal structure, is launched on December - 18.
2019 The U.S. House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Trump, making him the third president to be impeached in the nation's history.December 19 - Libya's Government of National Accord activates a cooperation accord with Turkey, allowing for a potential Turkish military intervention in the Second Libyan Civil War on December - 18.