Historical Events In 2018
Saturday, 15 August 2020
May 21 Truckers begin a 10 strike in Brazil, blocking roads in protest at the price of diesel leading to country-wide shortages in the year 2018.
May 21 US Justice Department says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether FBI infiltrated Donald Trump 's 2016 campaign on this day in history.
May 22 Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted in the year 2018.
May 22 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is questioned by members of the European parliament in Brussels in wake of its security scandal in the year 2018.
May 22 On this day in history new York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history
May 22 Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India in the year 2018.
May 22 On this day in history stacey Abrams is the first black woman to be nominated as US state governor - for Georgia
May 23 On this day in history hamburg, Germany, becomes the first city to ban diesel cars on some roads
May 23 NFL owners approve new NFL national anthem policy whereby players required to stand if they choose to be on the field for pre-game presentations in the year 2018.
May 24 Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report on this day in history.
May 24 At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses in the year 2018.
May 24 On this day in history bangladeshi police reported to have shot 52 suspected drug traffickers in anti-narcotics crackdown in 10 days
May 24 Foreign journalists report that tunnels in the Punggye-ri nuclear test site have been destroyed by the North Korean government in a move to reduce regional tensions in the year 2018.
May 24 In the year 2018 record US fentanyl seizure of 120lbs (54kg) confirmed by police in Nebraska in April, enough to kill 26 million people, one of largest drug busts in US history
May 24 US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea on this day in history.
May 24 US President Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines on this day in history.
May 24 US President Trump signs into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act easing financial regulations and reducing oversight for banks on this day in history.
May 24 In the year 2018 world's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protest endangered species
May 25 A constitutional referendum on whether to repeal the ban on abortion in Ireland takes place, in the year 2018.
May 25 Barbados elects its first female Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who leads the Barbados Labour Party to victory on this day in history.
May 25 On this day in history harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct
May 25 On this day in history the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, imposing strict privacy controls for European citizens worldwide.
May 26 Ireland votes to reveal their 8th amendment that will allow legalized abortion, 66.4% vote yes on this day in history.
May 26 On this day in history uEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev, Ukraine for third straight title. ZinĂ©dine Zidane first manager to win 3 consecutive titles
May 27 On this day in history indian Premier League Final: Australian Shane Watson smashes 117 not out off 57 balls to steer Chennai Super Kings to their third IPL title with an 8-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad
May 27 In the year 2018 indianapolis 500: Will Power becomes the first Australian driver to win the event
May 27 Italian PM-designate Giuseppe Conte gives up attempt to form coalition government after President Sergio Matarella vetoes his choice of economy minister on this day in history.
May 27 In the year 2018 oil workers for Brazilian state oil company PetrobrĂˇs join the truckers' national strike
May 27 On this day in history pGA Seniors Championship, GC at Harbor Shores: Englishman Paul Broadhurst wins by 4 strokes from American Tim Petrovic
May 28 Coco-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink - Lemon-Do on island of Kyushu, Japan in the year 2018.
May 28 In the year 2018 one million French smokers quit in one year after anti-smoking measures introduced according to Public Health France
May 28 On this day in history south Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 with their album "Love Yourself: Tear"
May 29 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet in the year 2018.
May 29 In the year 2018 death toll on Puerto Rico 70 times higher than official figure, likely 4,600 died from Hurricane Maria according to Harvard University study