Events of 2018
Wow how fast this year has gone, from great celebrations and exciting moments, to unexpected tears and desperation. Here are a few of 2018s events! Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin got married. September 28 A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia, causing a tsunami that kills at least 2,256 people and injures more than 10,679 others. Scientists Erase Alzheimer’s Damage in Human Cells. Man Eats 30,000th Big Mac Wisconsin resident Don Gorske, who consumed his 30,000th Big Mac this year. The 64-year-old is such a big fan of the McDonald’s burger that he’s eaten approximately two a day for the past 46 years. June 24 – Saudi Arabia allows women to drive. August 2 – Apple Inc. becomes the world's first public company to achieve a market capitalization of $1 trillion. The Thai Boys Soccer Team On June 23, a Thai boys soccer team went hiking in a cave, becoming trapped after seasonal flooding cut off their exit. Thai Navy SEALs ultimately freed all team members, and their coach, after 18 days and multiple rescue missions. George H. W. Bush's Passing and Funeral On November 20, the 41st US president passed away. He had suffered from Parkinson's disease. His state funeral took place on December 5 and was attended by all living US presidents and numerous foreign dignitaries. Fortnite The 2017 co-op sandbox survival game gained even further popularity and staying power throughout 2018. Wildfires in California, Throughout November, multiple wildfires burned in both northern and southern California. The Camp Fire was the deadliest US fire in 100 years, killing 85 people and burning over 150,000 acres in Butte County. Banksy artwork immediately "self-destructed" itself after being sold at an auction for $1.4 million. A school shooting occurs at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17. Swaziland changes its English name, officially becoming the Kingdom of Eswatini. March 25 - Qantas launches direct non-stop Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights between Perth Airport and Heathrow Airport, making it the first commercially non-stop service between Australia and the United Kingdom. ABC canned the Roseanne revival after the star published several racist tweets. Red Dead Redemption II -The latest instalment in the series was widely praised by players and critics and spawned all manner of hilarious memes. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Louis of Cambridge -The Prince, born on April 23, 2018, is fifth in line for the British throne. The Climbing Raccoon - In June, a racoon climbed a Minnesota skyscraper and capture the hearts of the nation. France beat out Croatia 4-2 in Russia to take home the FIFA World Cup trophy. Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ who went by the stage name Avicii, died at the age of 28. October 16 – Canada legalises the sale and use of cannabis, becoming the second country in the world to do so, after Uruguay in 2013. January 31- Death Ann Gillis, American actress (b. 1927) Doctors Grew a New Ear in a Soldier’s Arm High School Senior Offered More Than $7 Million in Scholarships Shariah Williams from Memphis, Tennessee, high school senior made headlines this year when she was accepted to a staggering 149 colleges, who offered her a combined $7.6 million in scholarship money. March 14 - Stephen Hawking died, English theoretical physicist and cosmologist (b. 1942) February 11 – Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes shortly after take-off from Moscow, killing 71 people on board Kardashian Babies - Kim, Kylie, and Khloe gave birth in 2018, to Chicago West (b. 1/16/18), Stormi Webster (b. 2/1/18), and True Thompson (b. 4/12/18), respectively.