Historical Events In 2018
Friday, 30 October 2020
Aug 01 Swedish crown jewels stolen in heist from Strängnäs Cathedral, Stockholm on this day in history.
Aug 01 The 2018 Kivu Ebola outbreak begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It becomes the second-deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus on November 29, surpassed only by the 2013 West African Ebola virus epidemic in the year 2018.
Aug 02 Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value on this day in history.
Aug 02 In the year 2018 apple Inc. becomes the world's first public company to achieve a market capitalization of $1 trillion.
Aug 02 In the year 2018 fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh
Aug 02 In the year 2018 oldest library in Germany confirmed unearthed in Cologne dating to 2AD, possibly held 20,000 scolls
Aug 02 Pope Frances declares the death penalty unacceptable in all cases, reversing church teachings and adding to Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church on this day in history.
Aug 02 On this day in history tokyo Medical University revealed to have been tampering with female entrance exams to ensure under 30% accepted, by Japanese newspaper "Yomiuri Shimbun"
Aug 04 President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela survives an assassination attempt by drone, live on TV on this day in history.
Aug 04 Super Rugby Final, AMI Stadium, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders successfully defend title with 37-18 home win against the Lions from Johannesburg; Crusaders' 9th SR title in the year 2018.
Aug 05 In the year 2018 6.9 magnitude earthquake on island of Lombok, Indonesia, kills at least 460 people and displaces 350,000
Aug 05 On this day in history australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declares "now we are a land of droughts" as 99% of New South Wales affected
Aug 05 On this day in history british Open Women's Golf, Royal Lyham & St. Annes: England's Georgia Hall wins her first major title by 2 shots from Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand
Aug 05 English swimmer Adam Peaty breaks his own world record in 57.00 as he wins his 9th European 100m breaststroke title in Glasgow, Scotland in the year 2018.
Aug 05 On this day in history vintage Junkers Ju-52 plane crashes near Flims, Switzerland, killing all 20 on board
Aug 06 Boston appoints its first African American Police Commissioner William G. Gross on this day in history.
Aug 06 Chicago police appeal for more help after 66 people shot in the city in one weekend on this day in history.
Aug 06 On this day in history pepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi announces she will be stepping down
Aug 06 On this day in history saudi Arabia's state airline suspends direct flights to Toronto and expels ambassador after Canada calls for release of detained activists for civil and women's rights
Aug 06 In the year 2018 south Sudan peace accord signed between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Sudan attempting to end 5 years of civil war
Aug 07 "Crazy Rich Asians" first Hollywood film with all-Asian cast, starring Constance Wu , Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh premieres in Los Angeles on this day in history.
Aug 07 Australia's population hits 25 million according to Australian Bureau of Statistics in the year 2018.
Aug 07 China bans release of Winnie the Pooh movie "Christopher Robin", after character used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping in the year 2018.
Aug 07 CW network announces Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman in the year 2018.
Aug 07 In the year 2018 mendocino Fire becomes the largest recorded fire in California's history at 290,600 acres, overtaking 2017 Thomas Fire
Aug 07 Swedish furniture brand Ikea opens its first store in India in Hyderabad on this day in history.
Aug 07 On this day in history the United States reimposes sanctions on Iran.
Aug 08 Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars on this day in history.
Aug 08 Australia's most populous state New South Wales declared 100% in drought in the year 2018.
Aug 08 In the year 2018 ePL club Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain's Athletic Bilbao for £72 million; world-record fee for a goalkeeper
Aug 08 Malaysia charges former prime minister Najib Razak with three counts of money laundering on this day in history.
Aug 08 US State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain on this day in history.
Aug 09 Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion in first 14 weeks in the year 2018.
Aug 09 On this day in history ePL club Tottenham Hotspur fails to bring in one player during the transfer window; first time since FIFA made system compulsory in 2002-03