Historical Events In December - 18
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
1991 General Motors announces the closing of 21 plants on December - 18.
1991 On December - 18 june Storey, actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
1992 On December - 18 dana Andrews, actor (Best Years of Our Lifes), dies at 83
1993 On December - 18 sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74
1994 On December - 18 heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director, dies at 71
1995 On December - 18 chaim Pearl, rabbi, dies at 76
1996 On this day in history arthur Jacobs, musicologist, dies at 74
1997 Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33 on this day in history.
2005 On December - 18 evo Morales wins the Bolivian Presidential Elections.
2005 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke. He was released from the hospital two days later on December - 18.
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 December - 18.
2007 On December - 18 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 December - 18.
2017 On this day in history south Africa's ANC selects Cyril Ramaphosa as leader, to succeed President Jacob Zuma
2017 Australia regains cricket's Ashes against England, winning by an innings to take 3 game lead at the Wacca in Perth on December - 18.
2017 Austria swears in new coalition government with Sebastian Kurz aged 31 of the People's Party made Chancellor on December - 18.
2018 On December - 18 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
2018 On December - 18 nevada becomes the first US state with a female-majority legislature with new appointments taking it to 51%
2018 On December - 18 fire destroys 600 stilt homes in Manaus, northwestern Brazil
2019 On this day in history 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.
2019 On this day in history 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.
2020 On December - 18 uS Vice President Mike Pence receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine live on TV
2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 75 million worldwide on this day in history.