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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2018.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2018: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2018?


Events

  • 01 Aug 2018 The Eiffel Tower in Paris shuts down after workers go on a strike over ticketing changes. (Upi)
  • 02 Aug 2018 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen, Battle of Al Hudaydah: Alleged Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a fish market and hospital entrance kill at least 20 people in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. A Saudi spokesman denies that its jets were in the area at the time, and blames rebels instead. (BBC)
  • 03 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bomb attack at a Shi'ite mosque in Gardez, Afghanistan, kills at least 29 people and wounds at least 40 others. There is no immediate claim for the attack. (Reuters) (The Express Tribune)
  • 04 Aug 2018 Caracas drone explosions: Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro survives what he claims is an assassination attempt involving drones while speaking at a military event in Caracas. Eight people are injured. (BBC)
  • 05 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A Taliban suicide bomber kills three Czech soldiers on a routine patrol in Charikar, Afghanistan. A U.S. soldier and two Afghan troops are also injured in the bombing. (BBC)
  • 06 Aug 2018 2018 European heat wave: A heat wave in Spain kills nine people. (Público)A heat wave in Genoa, Italy, kills seven people. (Genova24)
  • 07 Aug 2018 Caracas drone explosions, Colombia–Venezuela relations: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says that he has "hard evidence" that the Colombian government planned and executed an attempted assassination attack on him on Saturday, and that he will release it later in the day. (Al Jazeera)
  • 08 Aug 2018 Academy Awards: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces new changes to the Oscars, including possibly a shorter ceremony, and a new category called "Most Popular Film". (Huffington Post)
  • 09 Aug 2018 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): At least 43 people, mostly children, are killed in an airstrike on a bus at a market in Dahyan, Sa'da, by the Saudi-led coalition, while more than 60 are injured. The coalition calls the strike a "legitimate military action" against the Houthis, accusing them of using children as human shields. (The Guardian)
  • 10 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan, Ghazni offensive: A large-scale military offensive is launched by the Taliban in a bid to overrun the southeastern city of Ghazni, a provincial capital on the Kabul–Kandahar Highway. They manage to take control of a part of the city. (The New York Times)
  • 11 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan, Ghazni offensive: Fighting continues around the city of Ghazni. (Reuters)
  • 12 Aug 2018 August 2018 Lombok earthquake: The BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed that the death toll from the earthquake in Lombok rises to 436. (Tempo.co)
  • 13 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan: More than 100 Afghan soldiers and police, 13 civilians and hundreds of Taliban are killed during the ongoing offensive in Ghazni. (BBC)The Taliban captures Camp Chenaya, an Afghan Army base in Ghormach District, Faryab Province. (Voice of America)
  • 14 Aug 2018 Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora, a recently elected member of the Congress of Mexico, is kidnapped by gunmen in Hidalgo State. (BBC)
  • 15 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan: At least 48 people, mostly students, are killed and a further 67 are injured in a suicide bomb attack at an education centre in Kabul. The Taliban denies any involvement. (BBC)The Taliban attacks two units of Afghan security forces in the Baghlan-e-Markazi district of Baghlan Province, killing at least 39 soldiers and police officers. (SFGate)
  • 16 Aug 2018 2018 Washington Veterans Day Parade: The United States Department of Defense postpones President Donald Trump's military parade, which was slated to take place on 10 November, until 2019. The estimates for the parade's cost have risen from $12 million to $92 million. (ABC News) (Market Watch)
  • 17 Aug 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Around 20,000 Palestinians protest near the Israel–Gaza barrier. Medical sources say that Israel Defense Forces killed two people and wounded at least 270 others, 50 of them with live bullets. (Reuters)
  • 18 Aug 2018 Russian president Vladimir Putin attends the wedding of Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl (FPÖ) and businessman Wolfgang Malinger. (BBC)
  • 19 Aug 2018 Earthquakes in 2018: A deep-focus earthquake of magnitude 8.2 (the strongest recorded in 2018) strikes the South Pacific Ocean near Fiji. No threat of tsunami is immediately detected. (KATU)
  • 20 Aug 2018 Terrorism in Europe: An officer fatally shoots a man in Cornellà, Barcelona, Spain, after he storms into a Mossos d'Esquadra police station with a knife. Police are treating the incident as an attempted terrorist attack. (BBC)
  • 21 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan: Mortars are fired at the diplomatic quarter of Kabul during a speech by President Ashraf Ghani. After several hours of fighting, including a helicopter attack on a building behind the Id Gah Mosque, police say the attackers are dead and four people are wounded. (BBC)
  • 22 Aug 2018 Senior industry sources say that the previously announced initial public offering of Saudi Aramco has been halted. (Reuters)
  • 23 Aug 2018 2018 China–United States trade war: American tariffs of 25% on approximately $16 billion worth of Chinese goods come into effect. China immediately responds with equivalent tariffs of its own. (Reuters)
  • 24 Aug 2018 The Spanish government passes a decree which amends the Historical Memory Law to allow the government to exhume Francisco Franco's remains from the Valle de los Caídos. (The Independent)
  • 25 Aug 2018 A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is sold for $48.4 million at an auction in California, making it the most expensive car ever sold through auction. (Bloomberg)
  • 26 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan: Afghan authorities say that, in a joint ground and air operation on Saturday night, Afghan and foreign forces killed the head of ISIL/K, along with ten other members of the militant group. (Reuters) (CNN)
  • 27 Aug 2018 United States free-trade agreements, Mexico–United States relations: The United States and Mexico reach common ground on key trade terms in the North American Free Trade Agreement. Canada has yet to sign off on the agreement. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 28 Aug 2018 A suspected improvised explosive device planted by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters explodes at a town festival in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, killing two people and injuring 35 others. (Rappler)
  • 29 Aug 2018 A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. (Stuff)
  • 30 Aug 2018 Economy of Argentina: Argentina hikes interest rate to 60%, the highest in the world, as its currency plunges. (CNN)
  • 31 Aug 2018 War in Donbass: The leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, is killed in a blast at a café in Donetsk. (BBC)

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

Prisoners

Prisoners

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Country: United States of America

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 2018?
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Texas Ranger by James Patterson, Andrew Bourelle

Texas Ranger

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Texas Ranger Rory Yates tries to clear his name when he becomes a suspect in his ex-wife's murder

The Money Shot by Stuart Woods

The Money Shot

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Teddy Fay steps in when a movie actress is blackmailed; second in series

Paradox by Catherine Coulter

Paradox

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Savich and Sherlock investigate a murder after bones are found in a lake

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians

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Rachel Chu discovers her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, comes from a rich family in Singapore; first in trilogy

Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton

Serpentine

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Anita Blake investigates the disappearance of women from a Florida hotel; 26th in series