2018 Newspaper Headlines
Among other major 2018 newspaper headlines, the Southern California landslides occurred following the Thomas Fire, and the Hawaii Emergency Agency sends a false signal of a ballistic missile attack. The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history, ending a 57-year championship drought, and President Donald Trump announced his plans to withdraw the United States from the Iranian nuclear agreement. Discover which other big events made the news by reading our timeline below.
January 3, 2018
President Donald Trump boasts on Twitter that his nuclear button is “much bigger” and “more powerful” than King Jong-un’s, the leader of North Korea.
January 9, 2018
The 2018 Southern California landslides occur, which kill at least 13 people and injure 25. Most of the damage happened in Montecito, California.
January 10, 2018
The city council of Washington D.C. renames the street outside Russia’s embassy after Boris Nemtsov, who was an opposition politician and critic of Vladimir Putin who was shot dead outside the Kremlin.
January 13, 2018
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sends a false alarm of an incoming ballistic missile attack, which causes widespread panic across the state.
January 15, 2018
A couple, David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin, are arrested by police in California for allegedly holding their 13 children in captivity, with some chained to beds in the dark.
January 16, 2018
A meteor is reported near Michigan, causing a 2.0 earthquake.
February 4, 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl in franchise history by defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII, ending a 57-year championship drought.
February 18, 2018
In stock car racing, the 60th running of the Daytona 500 is won by Austin Dillon, and Darrell Wallace Jr. finishes in the 2nd highest position for an African American in the motor race.
February 22, 2018
Teachers and other education personnel go on the first ever statewide strike in West Virginia history.
February 23, 2018
President Donald Trump announces a plan for the largest ever package of sanctions against North Korea which aims at cutting off revenue for its nuclear program.
February 25, 2018
In the wake of concerns about gun control, many major companies announce that they’re severing ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
March 4, 2018
In the 90th Academy Awards, The Shape of Water wins Best Picture.
March 19, 2018
Uber suspends all of its self-driving cars worldwide after a woman is killed by one of the vehicles in Tempe, Arizona.
April 4, 2018
Thousands gather in Memphis, Tennessee, to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
May 8, 2018
President Trump announces his plans to withdraw the United States from the Iranian nuclear agreement. In a statement, former president Barack Obama calls the move “a serious mistake.”
May 29, 2018
Starbucks temporarily closes its stores for one day to undergo racial sensitivity training following an incident in April where two black men were arrested in the chain’s Philadelphia store.
June 18, 2018
Rapper XXXTentaction is shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
June 19, 2018
Koko, a western Lowland gorilla who learned to communicate in American Sign Language, dies in her sleep in California.
June 28, 2018
575 women protesting against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are arrested during a demonstration outside the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C.
June 30, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrate across all 50. U.S. states against family separations carried out by the United States.
August 6, 2018
The ongoing wildfires in California are officially declared as the largest in the state’s history.
August 22, 2018
The man who shot and killed former Beatle John Lenon in 1980, Mark Chapman, is denied parole for a 10th time.
October 28, 2018
The Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1, to win their 9th World Series Championship.
November 2, 2018
The biological film about Queen singer Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody, is released in theaters. The film documents the life and career of Mercury, including Queen’s performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.
November 30, 2018
Former President George H. W. Bush dies from Parkinson’s disease at the age of 94 at his home in Houston, Texas.
December 31, 2018
Senator Elizabeth Warren announces her intention to run for president in the 2020 election.
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