2018 Events, Highlights and Headlines

Highs, Lows and What the…? of 2018




  France experiences its worst civil unrest since the protests of 1968 due to the yellow vests movement. Protests in Paris morph into riots, with hundreds of people injured and thousands arrested; over 100 cars are burned, the Arc de Triomphe is vandalized and numerous other tourist sites are closed, both in the capital and elsewhere in the country. Source: […]

12/1-12/8 – France experiences its worst civil unrest since the ...






  Katherine “Scottie” MacGregor, best known for her role as Harriet Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie,” died Tuesday in Woodland Hills, California, her representative confirmed to NBC News. She was 93. MacGregor played the gossipy, mean-spirited Harriet Oleson for 153 episodes of the popular 1970s series. On the […]

11/13/2018 – Katherine MacGregor, Cruel Mother on ‘Little House,’ Dies ...






11 people are killed during the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.   The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was a mass shooting that occurred at Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation[a] in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, while Shabbat morning services were being held. Eleven people were killed and seven were injured. It was the deadliest […]

10/27/2018 – 11 people are killed during the Pittsburgh synagogue ...





  At least 59 people are killed and at least 100 injured when a train runs through a crowd at a Hindu festival in Punjab, India. Two Indian Railways passenger trains crashed into a crowd of people in the eastern outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab, on 19 October 2018. The crowd had gathered to watch celebrations for the Hindu festival of Dussehra and […]

10/19/2018 – Amritsar train disaster in Punjab, India.





  Paul G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft who helped usher in the personal computing revolution and then channeled his enormous fortune into transforming Seattle into a cultural destination, died on Monday in Seattle. He was 65. The cause was complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family said in a statement. The disease […]

10/15/2018 – Paul G. Allen, Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Is Dead at ...






  Burt Reynolds American actor Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke, Hawk, and Dan August. His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. Wikipedia Born: February 11, 1936, Lansing, MI Died: September 6, 2018, Jupiter Medical […]

9/6/2018 – Burt Reynolds Dead at 82 ‘Smokey and the ...



  Charlotte Rae American character actress Description Charlotte Rae Lubotsky, known professionally as Charlotte Rae, was an American character actress, comedian, and singer whose career spanned six decades. Rae was known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Diff’rent Strokes and its spin-off, The Facts of Life. Wikipedia Born: April […]

8/5/2018 – Charlotte Rae Dead: ‘Facts of Life’ Actress Was ...


Apple Computer Company was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The company’s first product was the Apple I, a computer single-handedly designed and hand-built by Wozniak, and first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club. Apple I was sold as a motherboard (with CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips), which was less than […]

8/2/2018 – Apple Inc. becomes the world’s first public company ...



  A total lunar eclipse occurred on 27 July 2018. The Moon passed through the center of Earth’s shadow in what was the first central lunar eclipse since 15 June 2011. It was also the second total lunar eclipse in 2018, after the one on 31 January. The eclipse occurred when the Moon was near its maximum distance from Earth, which caused […]

7/27/2018 – The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st ...



  Tham Luang cave rescue Date 23 June – 10 July 2018 (18 days) Location Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand Coordinates 20°22′54″N 99°52′06″ECoordinates: 20°22′54″N 99°52′06″E Type Cave rescue Cause Monsoon flooding Outcome Group found alive on 2 July; all rescued between 8 and 10 July 2018. Death(s) Saman Kunan, rescue diver Non-fatal […]

7/10/2018 – Twelve boys and their coach are rescued from ...





  The 2018 North Korea–United States summit was a 12 June 2018 summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, held at the Capella Hotel, Sentosa, Singapore. This was the first-ever meeting between leaders of the United States and North Korea. They signed a joint statement, agreeing to security guarantees for North Korea, new peaceful relations, the denuclearization of […]

6/12/2018 – First summit between a United States President and ...


  Anthony Bourdain American chef Description Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world. Wikipedia Born: June 25, […]

6/8/2018 – Anthony Bourdain dead at 61





Cubana de Aviación Flight 972 was a scheduled domestic flight from José Martí International Airport, Havana, Cuba, to Frank País Airport in Holguín, Cuba. On May 18, 2018, the 39-year-old Boeing 737-201. operating the route crashed shortly after takeoff, near Santiago de las Vegas, 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Havana city centre. Of those on board, 112 died and one passenger survived with […]

5/18/2018 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 972 crashes shortly after ...















  US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 was a scheduled international passenger flight by US-Bangla Airlines from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 12 March 2018, the aircraft serving the flight, a 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, crashed on landing, and burst into flames. There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members on board; 52 […]

3/12/2018 – Flight BS211 crashes in Nepal, killing 51 on ...


XXIII Olympic Winter Games The Games featured 102 events in fifteen sports, with the addition of “big air” snowboarding, mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling, and mixed team alpine skiing to the Winter Olympic programme. 2,914 athletes from 92 NOCs competed, including the debuts of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. After a state-sponsored doping program was exposed following the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Russian Olympic […]

2/9/2018 – 2/25/2018 – The 2018 Winter Olympics are held ...


SpaceX successfully conducts its maiden flight of its most powerful rocket to date, the Falcon Heavy, from LC39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center.  Sends a Tesla Roadster with a fake astronaut in the driver’s seat to it’s destination – Mar’s orbit.   Watch the rocket boosters land HERE! Achievements Landmark achievements of SpaceX include: […]

2/6/2018 – SpaceX successfully launches it’s most powerful rocket to ...