July 2018 calendar

July 2018

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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 July 2018: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2018?


  • 01 Jul 2018 A bus skids off a mountain road into a 700-foot (210 m)–deep ravine in Uttarakhand, India, killing at least 48 people. (Sky News)
  • 02 Jul 2018 Crossing the Ditch: New Zealander Scott Donaldson becomes the first solo kayaker to successfully cross the Tasman Sea. After 62 days at sea, he landed in Ngāmotu Beach, New Plymouth, at 8.44 pm local time (08:44 UTC). (The New Zealand Herald)
  • 03 Jul 2018 Syrian Civil War: The son of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is killed in a suicide attack mission in Homs, western Syria, or in a Russian bombing of a cave. (VOA News)
  • 04 Jul 2018 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Clashes break out between Israeli security forces and Bedouin residents in Khan al-Ahmar, West Bank, as Israeli bulldozers prepare to demolish the village. The Supreme Court of Israel ruled that its residents could be evicted on May 24, while such relocation is considered illegal under international humanitarian law. (Reuters)
  • 05 Jul 2018 Fireworks accidents and incidents: Two explosions at fireworks workshops in Tultepec, Mexico, kill at least 19 people, including rescue workers, and injure dozens more. Tultepec is home to a major fireworks industry. (Reuters)
  • 06 Jul 2018 The wreckage of Nazi German submarine U-966, which was sunk in November 1943, is discovered off the coast of Galicia, Spain. (BBC)
  • 07 Jul 2018 2018 Phuket boat capsizing: The death toll from a tourist boat accident off the coast of Thailand's Phuket Island climbs to 41, with 15 people still missing. (Reuters)
  • 08 Jul 2018 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Air Defense Force damages an Israeli aircraft and thwarts an Israeli missile strike on the Tiyas Military Airbase (T-4 Airbase) in the Homs Governorate. (Reuters)
  • 09 Jul 2018 2018 Japan floods: The death toll from heavy rains in Japan rises to 126, with over 86 people still reported missing. (Japan Today)
  • 10 Jul 2018 Television in Iran: A film on IRIB TV1 showing social media users being scolded and tearfully apologizing for promoting dance online angers reformists. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
  • 11 Jul 2018 War in Afghanistan: According to officials, an attack by the Taliban near Kunduz kills 29 Afghan Army soldiers. Air strikes kill dozens of militants elsewhere in the country. (Reuters)
  • 12 Jul 2018 2018 Japan floods: The death toll from heavy rains in Japan rises to 209 and 28 missing. (Reuters)
  • 13 Jul 2018 2018 Mastung suicide bombing; Pakistani general election, 2018: A suicide bomb attack near Mastung, Pakistan, kills 129 people, including political party candidate Siraj Raisani, during a political campaign. This is the third consecutive attack on a political rally. (RTÉ.ie)
  • 14 Jul 2018 Iranian intervention in Iraq (2014–present): Iran's Revolutionary Guards kill three would-be saboteurs and wound another in Kermanshah, near the Iraq border, before seizing their equipment. A volunteer on Iran's side is also killed. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
  • 15 Jul 2018 2015–2018 Iraqi protests: Demonstrations in Muthanna Province, Iraq, leave 16 protesters killed or injured and 33 others arrested. (Iraqi News)
  • 16 Jul 2018 2015–2018 Iraqi protests: Demonstrations across Iraq leave dozens of people dead and cause mass unrest. (Iraqi News) (The Jerusalem Post) (The Wall Street Journal)
  • 17 Jul 2018 Gaza–Israel conflict, 2018 Gaza border protests: The Israel Defense Forces are instructed to prepare for a large-scale military offensive in Gaza if demands for Hamas to halt the launches of flaming kites, incendiary devices and rocket attacks are not met by Friday. (The Times of Israel)
  • 18 Jul 2018 Syrian Civil War: Siege of al-Fu'ah and Kafriya: The evacuations of Shia towns Al-Fu'ah and Kafriya in the northern Idlib Governorate begin, as part of a deal between rebel forces and the Syrian government. (Al Jazeera)
  • 19 Jul 2018 2015–2018 Iraqi protests: Protests that began last week in Iraq continue amid widespread anger over poor public services, high unemployment, and pollution. (CNBC)
  • 20 Jul 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: The Israel Defense Forces engage in a gunfight with Hamas' military wing after an Israeli soldier is killed by a Palestinian sniper; four Hamas members are killed. Israel responds to the incident with strikes on Hamas targets across Gaza. (BBC) (The New York Times)Three rockets are fired at Israeli communities from Gaza. Two of them are intercepted by the Iron Dome. (CNN)
  • 21 Jul 2018 Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne resigns due to failing health and is replaced by Jeep CEO Mike Manley.
  • 22 Jul 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): An ISIL suicide bomber kills 14 people and wounds over 60 others at a police checkpoint near Hamid Karzai International Airport. The attack coincides with Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum returning to Afghanistan after more than a year in exile in Turkey. Dostum and his entourage are unwounded. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • 23 Jul 2018 2018 Attica wildfires: Wildfires in east and west Attica, Greece, kill at least 76 people, leave another 172 injured, and burn hundreds of houses and vehicles, prompting a state of emergency. The Greek government requests help from European Union countries. (Reuters) (Sky News)
  • 24 Jul 2018 Israeli–Syrian military incidents during the Syrian Civil War: The Israel Defense Forces shoot down a Syrian Air Force jet near the Golan Heights after it reportedly crosses into the UNDOF zone near Israeli border. (BBC)
  • 25 Jul 2018 Syrian Civil War: 2018 As-Suwayda attacks: Coordinated suicide bombings and shootings carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in As-Suwayda, Syria, kill 215 people and injure more than 200 others. (Reuters)
  • 26 Jul 2018 Facebook stocks drop 20% (US$118 billion), setting a record as the biggest single stock market loss in one day, and marking the first time that a stock lost over $100 billion in one day. (CNBC)
  • 27 Jul 2018 Proposed acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney: 21st Century Fox share holders approve a $71.3 billion merger with The Walt Disney Company. (Variety)
  • 28 Jul 2018 Ground breaking on the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, Illinois, is pushed back again until all federal approvals are completed, which will not be until 2019. (Chicago Sun Times)
  • 29 Jul 2018 2018 Pacific typhoon season: Typhoon Jongdari hits central and western Japan, injuring at least 21 people and cutting power to tens of thousands of homes. The typhoon is the latest in the series of weather events to affect the country, following devastating floods and a fatal heat wave earlier in the month. (BBC)
  • 30 Jul 2018 Syrian Civil War: 2018 Southern Syria offensive: The Syrian Army seizes control of Al-Shajara, described as ISIL's "main bastion" in the Daraa Governorate. (The New Arab)The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports that ISIL militants are holding more than 30 Druze women and children hostage following last week's attacks on Druze villages in the As-Suwayda Governorate. (BBC)
  • 31 Jul 2018 Terrorism in Tajikistan, Terrorist incidents linked to ISIL: ISIL claims responsibility for an attack in Tajikistan that occurred two days prior and left four cycling tourists dead. (CBS News)


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Killer Single Dad

Killer Single Dad

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Starring: Kaitlyn Black, Cameron Jebo, Robert Parks-Valletta, Paul Messinger


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Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential


A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute

The President Is Missing by James Patterson, Bill Clinton

The President Is Missing


The U.S. president disappears as a cyberterrorist threat grips the nation

Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

Iron and Magic


Hugh d’Ambray needs a destiny, Elara Harper needs soldiers and they both need each other; first in series

The Fallen by David Baldacci

The Fallen


Amos Decker and Alex Jamison investigate a series of bizarre murders in a rust belt town; fourth in series

Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber

Cottage by the Sea


Annie Marlow goes to Oceanside, where she vacationed as a child, to escape a recent tragedy