Historical Events In 2018
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Nov 03 On this day in history truck loses control hitting 31 cars and killing at least 15 people near a tollbooth in Lanzhou, China
Nov 04 Camila Cabello wins four awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao, Janet Jackson accepts the Global Icon award in the year 2018.
Nov 04 Death toll from week-long storm in Italy rises to 29 with death of nine people in floods in Casteldaccia, Sicily on this day in history.
Nov 04 In the year 2018 new Caledonia holds an independence referendum, with 56.4% voting against independence versus 43.6% in favour.
Nov 05 On this day in history "Big Brother" reality show has its last episode in the UK on Channel 5, having run since 2000
Nov 05 BBC opens its largest news bureau outside the UK in Nairobi, Kenya with 300 journalists in the year 2018.
Nov 05 Child suicide rate in Japan at 30-year high with 250 taking their lives 2016/17 according to Government Ministry in the year 2018.
Nov 05 In the year 2018 more than 80 students and teachers kidnapped from a boarding school in Bamenda, Cameroon
Nov 05 NASA's Voyager 2 probe leaves the solar system, becoming the second human-made object to reach interstellar space on this day in history.
Nov 05 On this day in history spice Girls announce a new tour but without Victoria Beckham "Posh Spice"
Nov 05 Taskforce set up to identify and punish LGBT people in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on this day in history.
Nov 06 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) is the youngest person ever elected to the US House of representatives at 29 years in the year 2018.
Nov 06 On this day in history british actor Idris Elba named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive
Nov 06 Colorado elects Jared Polis, the country's first openly male gay governor on this day in history.
Nov 06 In the year 2018 colorado votes to abolish slavery as a form of punishment in state constitution
Nov 06 Great Britain's Prince Charles calls slavery "an indelible stain" but stops short of an apology in a speech in Accra, Ghana on this day in history.
Nov 06 Human longevity less than 10% dependant on genetics according to study published in journal "Genetics" based on 400 million people from Ancestry on this day in history.
Nov 06 Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representaives in the year 2018.
Nov 06 In US Midterm elections Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives after eight years, the Senate is held by Republicans in the year 2018.
Nov 06 More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims of ISIS discovered in former ISIS held areas according to UN report in the year 2018.
Nov 06 In the year 2018 record 19 black female judicial candidates all elected in Harris County, Texas, after campaigning together under "Black Girl Magic"
Nov 06 In the year 2018 sharice Davids (Kansas) and Debra Haaland (New Mexico) are the first Native American women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
Nov 07 In the year 2018 emma Thompson is made a Dame of the British Empire by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London
Nov 07 Ex-marine opens fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, shooting 12, including a police officer, and himself in the year 2018.
Nov 07 For second straight year France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference from Ireland, with a final round 46-19 win over Scotland at Stade de France, Saint Denis; Ireland again takes Triple Crown on this day in history.
Nov 07 On this day in history uS President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Matthew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General
Nov 07 On this day in history world's oldest figurative painting of a beast at least 40,000 years old identified in Lubang Jeriji SalĂ©h cave, Indonesian Borneo
Nov 08 Authorities report more than 150 people have been killed in week-long assault by government forces on port of Hudaydah in Yemen in the year 2018.
Nov 08 Azerbaijan woman who spent ÂŁ16m in Harrods granted bail in UK after being arrested for suspested embezzlement under new laws on this day in history.
Nov 08 CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House clearance revoked after continuing to question President Donald Trump while an intern tried to wrestle the microphone off him on this day in history.
Nov 08 On this day in history deadliest fire in Californian history, the Camp Fire starts at Plumas National Forest spreads in Butte County destroying town of Paradise, more than 13,000 buildings and killing at least 88
Nov 08 Mass grave of 200 people discovered on border of Somali and Oromia regions, Ethiopia, in investigation into atrocities by former regional president Abdi Mohammed on this day in history.
Nov 08 Qatar delivers $15 million in cash to pay civil servants in Gaza after earlier sending fuel to increase electricity from 4 to 8 hours a day on this day in history.
Nov 08 The Camp Fire ignites in Butte County, California. It becomes California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire, with 88 deaths and 18,804 buildings destroyed on this day in history.