Historical Events In 2018
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Sep 29 NY Yankees Venezuelan 2nd baseman Gleyber Torres smashes a 2-run homer in 8-5 win v Boston at Fenway Park; Yankees MLB record 265th homer of the season; Giancarlo Stanton adds #266 in 7th in the year 2018.
Sep 29 Rapper Kanye West announces on Twitter he is changing his name to Ye on this day in history.
Sep 30 In the year 2018 chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki's work "Juin-Octobre 1985" sells for $65 million in Hong Kong, in one of the most expensive art auctions ever in Asia
Sep 30 Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½ in the year 2018.
Oct 01 French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at the center of a Nobel prize sexual assault scandal, sentenced to two years in prison for rape on this day in history.
Oct 01 In the year 2018 more than 80,000 American died of the flu during 2017-2018 winter, highest in ten years, according to US heath officials
Oct 01 New trade deal announced between United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA), replacing NAFTA in the year 2018.
Oct 01 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo for cancer treatment innovations in the year 2018.
Oct 01 The United States, Mexico and Canada agree a new trade deal to replace NAFTA on this day in history.
Oct 02 Nobel prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin (optical tweezers), Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland ( both for laser beams) on this day in history.
Oct 02 Saudi American journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again prompting a diplomatic crisis on this day in history.
Oct 02 On this day in history uS First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana to begin a four-nation tour of Africa
Oct 02 Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, triggering a diplomatic crisis for Saudi Arabia on this day in history.
Oct 03 259 people have died taking selfies since 2011 according to study in "Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care" on this day in history.
Oct 03 On this day in history cervical Cancer could be eliminated in Australia within decades because of government vaccination program, according to report in "The Lancet Public Health"
Oct 03 In the year 2018 first exomoon, moon outside the solar system, discovered 8,000 years away (size of Neptune) by astronomers at Columbia University
Oct 03 On this day in history nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter and George Smith for their use of evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies
Oct 03 On this day in history nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for discoveries in enzyme research
Oct 03 Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrested on corruption charges in the year 2018.
Oct 04 On this day in history new England's Tom Brady becomes only 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes as he connects with Josh Gordon in Patriots' 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxborough
Oct 05 Most expensive whisky ever sold at auction for $1.1 million, the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, in Edinburgh, Scotland in the year 2018.
Oct 05 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad for "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war" in the year 2018.
Oct 05 US unemployment figures hit lowest level since 1969 - 3.7% according to Department of Labor in the year 2018.
Oct 06 Australia records the biggest comeback in Rugby Championship history in beating Argentina 45-34 in Salta; Wallabies trial 31-7 at halftime but score 5 second half tries to none to overwhelm Pumas on this day in history.
Oct 06 Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and sworn onto the US Supreme Court amid protests and after an FBI investigation on this day in history.
Oct 06 Khabib Nurmagomedov of Dagestan beats Irishman Conor McGregor by 4th round submission in UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas; instantly marred by ugly post-fight brawling incident; belt withheld pending investigation on this day in history.
Oct 06 In the year 2018 new Zealand claims 6th overall, and 3rd straight Rugby Championship with 32-20 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks outscore Springboks 4 tries to 3
Oct 06 On this day in history oil tanker collision with a car leaves at least 50 people dead and one hundred with serious burns near Kisantu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Oct 07 In the year 2018 china confirms it has detained Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who resigns from his position after being reported missing
Oct 07 In the year 2018 jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television
Oct 07 On this day in history limousine crash kills 20 people, including two pedestrians in Schoharie, New York
Oct 07 In the year 2018 romanian referendum to ban same sex marriage fails with only 20.4% voting
Oct 08 Major climate report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the UN says planet will warm 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) by 2040 with dire results on this day in history.
Oct 08 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time leader in passing yards; needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning's record; gets 363 & 3 TD's in Saints 43-19 win v Washington Redskins at the SuperDome in the year 2018.