Historical Events In 2018
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Aug 09 In the year 2018 saudi-led air coalition strikes a school bus in Sada Province, Yemen, killing 43, many of them children
Aug 10 In the year 2018 anti-government protests begin in Bucharest, Romania, with over 400 injured in clashes with police
Aug 10 Evidence of one million Uighurs being held in "counter-extremism centers" in China presented to UN Committee on Human Rights on this day in history.
Aug 10 Heavy rainfall causes severe floods in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the worst flood to hit the state in a century on this day in history.
Aug 10 In the year 2018 landmark case against weed killer Roundup, San Francisco court awards groundsman Dewayne Johnson $289 million against Monsanto for giving him terminal cancer
Aug 10 On this day in history omarosa Manigault Newman, former aide to US President Trump , releases taped recordings of her firing from The White House
Aug 10 Turkish lira falls dramatically after US President Trump announces tariff increases on Turkish steel and aluminum in the year 2018.
Aug 12 100th PGA Championship, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes in the year 2018.
Aug 12 An American clean sweep of the 3m diving medals via Marjorie Gestring, Katherine Rawls and Dorothy Poynton-Hill at the Berlin Olympics in the year 2018.
Aug 12 Mali's Presidential run-off election held, eventually won by current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with opposition disputing outcome on this day in history.
Aug 12 In the year 2018 more than 200 Afghan soldiers reported killed after 3 days of attacks by taliban insurgents over multiple fronts including Ghazni city
Aug 12 In the year 2018 nASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona
Aug 12 In the year 2018 nASA launches the unmanned Parker Solar Probe to study the Sun at close range and the solar wind.
Aug 12 On this day in history the five littoral states - Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan - sign the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, ending the 20-year long dispute over the Caspian Sea's legal status.
Aug 12 US man steals a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for an hour chased by military jets before crashing on Ketron Island on this day in history.
Aug 13 On this day in history ugandan politician and pop singer Bobi Wine arrested by the Ugandan army at a campaign rally in Arua and later allegedly tortured
Aug 14 In the year 2018 2.3 million estimated Venezuelans have left crisis-hit Venezuela since 2015 according to the UN
Aug 14 Italy's Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, taking 30 vehicles with it and killing 43 in the year 2018.
Aug 14 Part of the Morandi Bridge collapses after a violent storm in Genoa, Italy, causing 43 fatalities. Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and transport minister Danilo Toninelli blame private company Autostrade per l'Italia in the year 2018.
Aug 14 Pennsylvania grand jury alleges 300 "predator priests" abused over 1000 children over 30 years and Catholic leaders covered it, up after 2-year investigation on this day in history.
Aug 15 In the year 2018 australian Senator Fraser Anning evokes Nazi euphemism "a final solution to the immigration problem", in proposing outlawing Muslim immigration into Australia in parliament speech
Aug 15 Bar-hopping for pintxos (Basque tapas) in San Sebastián, Spain, named world's best food experience in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist on this day in history.
Aug 15 Boat overturns in floods near the Nile in Northern Sudan, leaving 25 dead, most of them school children in the year 2018.
Aug 15 First ever US execution by fentanyl of Carey Dean Moore at Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln on this day in history.
Aug 15 On this day in history italian PM Giuseppe Conte declares a 12-month state of emergency in Liguria after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge
Aug 15 In the year 2018 record 72,000 Americans (up 10%) killed by drug overdoses in 2017 in new figures by Centers for Disease Control
Aug 15 Suicide bomber attacks tuition centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 48 and injuring 67 in the year 2018.
Aug 15 US President Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director and Trump critic John Brennan on this day in history.
Aug 16 Brandt Snedeker shoots 10th sub-60 round in PGA history with an 11-under par 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina on this day in history.
Aug 16 British Columbia, Canada, declares State of Emergency with 566 wildfires burning, prompting evacuation of 3,000 people on this day in history.
Aug 16 International Tennis Federation votes to change format of the Davis Cup to a big prize money, season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site; 24 team qualifying tournament to start in February 2019 on this day in history.
Aug 16 Pope Francis and the Vatican issues statement in support of the 300 victims of "predator priests" in Pennsylvania in the year 2018.
Aug 16 On this day in history scarlett Johansson is the world's best-paid actress of the year earning $40.5 million according to Forbes
Aug 16 Unprecedented flooding and landslides in Kerala, India, reported to have killed 106 people with 150,000 homeless on this day in history.