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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2018?


Events

  • 01 Jun 2018 Economy of Brazil: Pedro Parente, the head of Brazil Petrobras, resigns among protests related to diesel fuel prices. (BBC)
  • 02 Jun 2018 Artificial intelligence arms race: Google reports that they will not renew a contract with the U.S. military to develop machine learning algorithms for drones. (BBC)
  • 03 Jun 2018 Cattle raiding: Cattle thieves are reported to have killed 23 people in Zamfara, Nigeria. (BBC)
  • 04 Jun 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bombing at a gathering of clerics in Kabul leaves seven people dead. The religious gathering had earlier issued a fatwa against suicide bombings. (Time)
  • 05 Jun 2018 Expansion of Heathrow Airport: The Cabinet of the United Kingdom approves a controversial third runway at London's Heathrow Airport. (Sky News)
  • 06 Jun 2018 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian government re-opens the Homs–Hama highway after it was closed for seven years. (Reuters)
  • 07 Jun 2018 Economy of the United Kingdom: House of Fraser announces that it intends to close 31 of its 59 stores, including its flagship store on London's Oxford Street. (BBC)
  • 08 Jun 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: On Quds Day – the last Friday of Ramadan – thousands of Palestinians protest near the Gaza border fence. Israeli troops fire live rounds and tear gas, killing four people and injuring over 600. (AP via CBS News)
  • 09 Jun 2018 War in Afghanistan: The Taliban announce a three-day Eid ceasefire with the Afghan authorities, according to Pajhwok Afghan News. On Thursday, President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with the Taliban from June 12–19. (TASS) (Reuters)
  • 10 Jun 2018 Terrorism in Iraq: A warehouse holding ballot boxes from elections last month burns down in Baghdad. Several politicians say the fire was a criminal act aimed at destabilising the state following a disputed election result. (BBC)
  • 11 Jun 2018 Economy of the United Kingdom: British retail chain Poundworld, which employs thousands of people, collapses into administration. (BBC)
  • 12 Jun 2018 Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts, India–Pakistan relations: India states that four soldiers are killed after Pakistan fires shots at Kashmir. (ABC News)
  • 13 Jun 2018 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Battle of Hudaida (2018): Saudi-led coalition forces begin an operation to take control of the Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah, which has been held by the Houthis since 2015. (BBC News)
  • 14 Jun 2018 Turkish general election, 2018: Three people are killed and eight wounded in Suruç, Turkey, after election campaigning turned into riots. (Reuters via MSN)
  • 15 Jun 2018 War in North-West Pakistan: The Afghan Ministry of Defense reports that Mullah Fazlullah, the emir of the Pakistani Taliban, was killed in Kunar province by an U.S. drone strike two days prior on June 13. (NBC News)
  • 16 Jun 2018 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Battle of Al Hudaydah: Saudi Arabian-led coalition troops seize control of Hodeida International Airport in Al Hudaydah after driving out Houthi forces. Around 280 people have been reportedly killed in the last four days inside the Yemeni port city. (Sky News)
  • 17 Jun 2018 Boko Haram insurgency: Twin suicide bombings in Damboa, Nigeria, leave at least 31 people dead. The explosions are reportedly followed by rockets fired from outside the town. (BBC)
  • 18 Jun 2018 Gaza–Israel conflict: A Palestinian man dies while tampering with the Israel–Gaza border's automated defences, which detonate. (Reuters)
  • 19 Jun 2018 Floods in Abidjan, Ivory Coast killed 20 people and destroyed several houses and roads. (Reuters)
  • 20 Jun 2018 Sinking of MV Sinar Bangun: The MV Sinar Bangun, a ferry designed to hold 43 people, sinks at Tigaras port in Lake Toba, North Sumatra, leaving 192 reported missing. (ABC News)
  • 21 Jun 2018 North Korea–United States relations, North Korea and weapons of mass destruction: The United States announces that North Korea will destroy the Sohae Satellite Launching Station missile test site. (Straits Times)
  • 22 Jun 2018 A BNSF Railway freight train with 33 oil tanker cars derails in Lyon County, Iowa; some of the crude leaks into the rain-swollen Rock River. A mandatory evacuation was ordered; there are no injuries. (Des Moines Register)
  • 23 Jun 2018 Eastern Daraa offensive (June 2018): The Syrian government launches a ground offensive in the eastern part of the southern province of Daraa. (Gulf Times)
  • 24 Jun 2018 Eastern Daraa offensive (June 2018): Russian warplanes provide air cover for the offensive for the first time. (Reuters)
  • 25 Jun 2018 Following the suicide of a teenage boy from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester in England police issue a public statement and the coroner sends notices to schools warning of the game Doki Doki Literature Club!. (MSN)
  • 26 Jun 2018 Syrian Civil War: Eastern Daraa offensive (June 2018): Syrian Army troops and Liwa al-Quds militiamen seize control of the strategic town of Busra al-Harir in the southern Daraa Governorate. Around 45,000 people have been displaced in the region due to recent fighting. (BBC)Syrian state media reports two Israeli missiles struck targets near Damascus International Airport overnight, including an Iranian cargo plane which had just landed. (Al Jazeera)
  • 27 Jun 2018 Shares in African international airline Fastjet fall by 72% amid equity talks amongst shareholders, with the airline warning that trading may be suspended entirely and the company liquidated if a solution is not found. (BBC)
  • 28 Jun 2018 2018 UY Aviation King Air C90 crash: A light aircraft crashes in the Ghatkopar district of Mumbai, India, killing all four occupants and one person on the ground. (NDTV) (BBC)
  • 29 Jun 2018 BAE Systems is awarded a £19.6bn contract to build nine next-generation Hunter-class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy with construction expected to begin in 2020. (BBC)
  • 30 Jun 2018 2017–18 Iranian protests: A peaceful protest over a water shortage in the southern Iran city of Khorramshahr turns violent after clashes between police and protesters. (CNN)

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Country: United States of America

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States of America

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States of America

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 2018?
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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

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Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine."Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This."

The Plant Paradox by Steven R. Gundry

The Plant Paradox

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Subtitle: "The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain"

The President Is Missing by James Patterson, Bill Clinton

The President Is Missing

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Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerInstant #1 USA Today Bestseller"President Duncan for a second term!" --USA Today"This book's a big one." --New York Times "Towers above most political thrillers."

Brief Cases by Jim Butcher

Brief Cases

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An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard.The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue—and creatures of all supernatural stripes.

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential

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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