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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2018?


Events

  • 01 Mar 2018 Presidency of Donald Trump: U.S. President Donald Trump announces plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. (BBC), (The Hill)
  • 02 Mar 2018 2018 Ouagadougou attacks: A terrorist attack at the French embassy and military headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, leaves 28 people dead and at least 50 others injured. (BBC)
  • 03 Mar 2018 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Gazan officials say Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian farmer on his own land in the Gaza Strip. An Israeli military spokesperson said that he got too close to the border fence. (Oman Times)
  • 04 Mar 2018 90th Academy Awards: The Shape of Water wins a leading four awards, including Best Picture, followed by Dunkirk, which won three awards. (CNBC)The ceremony records its lowest U.S. television audience in recorded history, according to Nielsen Holdings. (BBC)
  • 05 Mar 2018 Tongo Tongo ambush: ISIL releases purported footage of the October 2017 attack on American special forces in Tongo Tongo, Niger. (BBC)
  • 06 Mar 2018 Kamwina Nsapu rebellion: The UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 900,000 people have been displaced by the ongoing fighting in the central provinces of DR Congo between militias and government forces since 2016. (UNHCR)
  • 07 Mar 2018 2018 Vienna stabbing: Two connected stabbings occurred in Vienna, Austria: three people were seriously injured outside a Japanese restaurant, and one man in a later stabbing. The perpetrator was arrested. (The Independent)
  • 08 Mar 2018 Turkish military operation in Afrin: The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army seizes control of Jindires in Syria's Afrin District from the Kurdish YPG. The town is extensively destroyed by Turkish airstrikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Reuters) (France 24)
  • 09 Mar 2018 Media of the United Kingdom: British music journalism magazine New Musical Express (NME) issues its final print edition after 66 years, becoming a purely digital medium. (London Evening Standard)
  • 10 Mar 2018 Economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Congolese President Joseph Kabila signs a law that increases taxes on mining and government royalties on international mining companies working in DR Congo, including on the mining of cobalt, despite the opposition from foreign companies. (BBC)
  • 11 Mar 2018 2017–18 South Pacific cyclone season: Cyclone Hola makes landfall in New Zealand. (Newshub)
  • 12 Mar 2018 Acquisitions by Apple: Apple Inc. buys digital magazine subscription app Texture for an undisclosed sum. (CNBC)
  • 13 Mar 2018 Naxalite–Maoist insurgency: Maoists blow up a mine-protected vehicle of CRPF personnel with an IED, killing at least nine and injuring two others in Sukma district, Chhattisgarh, India. (Hindustan Times)
  • 14 Mar 2018 British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76 at his home in Cambridge. (The Guardian) (The New York Times) (BBC)
  • 15 Mar 2018 Economy of the United States: The largest U.S. broadcaster, iHeartMedia, owner of 850 radio stations, files for chapter 11 bankruptcy after accumulating US$20 billion in debt. (CNN)Southeastern Grocers announces a plan to file for bankruptcy and close 94 of its locations. (CNN)
  • 16 Mar 2018 2017–18 North Korea crisis: 2018 inter-Korean summit, North Korea–South Korea relations: South Korea states that they want high-level talks with North Korea before the summit. (Reuters)South Korea–United States relations: South Korea and the United States announce that the Foal Eagle and Key Resolve military drills will be scaled down and shortened. (The Malay Mail)
  • 17 Mar 2018 2018 Philippine Piper PA-23 Apache crash: A Piper PA-23 passenger aircraft bound for Laoag International Airport in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, crashes upon take off from Plaridel Airport in Bulacan, killing all five people onboard as well as five on the ground. (Reuters) (Rappler)
  • 18 Mar 2018 Turkish military operation in Afrin: The Turkish Army and Free Syrian Army seize the Kurdish stronghold of Afrin from the YPG in northern Syria, raising the Turkish flag above the city centre. A statue of the Kurdish legendary figure, Kaveh the Blacksmith, is bulldozed by Turkish-backed forces. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 19 Mar 2018 Turkish military operation in Afrin: The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels loot the Syrian city of Afrin. (BBC)
  • 20 Mar 2018 Syrian Civil War: A rocket fired from rebel-held Eastern Ghouta strikes a popular market in Damascus, killing at least 35 people, according to Syrian state TV SANA. (Reuters) (Channel News Asia)An airstrike in Eastern Ghouta kills two women and 15 children in an underground school. (BBC)
  • 21 Mar 2018 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Houthis claim to have shot down a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 jet over Sa'da province, Yemen. (Sputnik News)
  • 22 Mar 2018 Somali Civil War (2009–present): A car bomb blast in Mogadishu, near the Weheliye hotel in the Somali capital, kills at least 14 people and injures 10 others. Al-Shabab claims responsibility for the blast. (AP via MSN)
  • 23 Mar 2018 Aftermath of the 2017 Parsons Green bombing: Convicted terrorist Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali is jailed for life in London for one count of attempted murder and one of causing an explosion with intent to endanger life. He will have to serve 34 years before becoming eligible for parole. (Surrey Advertiser)
  • 24 Mar 2018 Terrorism in Egypt: A bomb planted beneath a car explodes in Alexandria, Egypt, as a motorcade carrying the city's head of security passes by, killing at least two people. (The Telegraph)
  • 25 Mar 2018 Somali Civil War (2009–present): A car bomb claimed by Al-Shabab kills five people including the driver and wounds around ten others outside Somalia's Parliament, Interior Ministry, and Presidential Palace buildings in Mogadishu. (ABC)
  • 26 Mar 2018 Terrorism in the United Kingdom: Six alleged members of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action appear in court. One is accused of planning to kill MP Rosie Cooper and another is charged with inciting murder. (The Independent)
  • 27 Mar 2018 Terrorism in the United Kingdom: Old Bailey Justice Charles Haddon-Cave sentences convicted terrorist Umar Haque, who indoctrinated children he was teaching in London so that he could use them to commit attacks, to lifetime incarceration with parole eligibility only after 25 years. (The Evening Standard)
  • 28 Mar 2018 The Sentencing Council for England and Wales issues new guidelines increasing the penalties for terrorist offences. (The Financial Times), (The Law Gazette), (Sentencing Council for England and Wales) (The Times of India)
  • 29 Mar 2018 2016 Berlin attack: Italian police arrest five Tunisians suspected of links to Anis Amri, perpetrator of the December 2016 terror attack in Germany. (Reuters)
  • 30 Mar 2018 Terrorism in Pakistan: A bomb targeting police in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, kills three people and injures five others. (Geo News)
  • 31 Mar 2018 Terrorism in the United Kingdom: Police in London announce the arrest on March 29 of a 19-year-old man suspected of the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism. (Time 107.5fm)

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - God's Plan
  2. - Perfect
  3. - Psycho
  4. - Meant To Be
  5. - Finesse

Movies

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Rangasthalam

Rangasthalam

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Sukumar

Starring: Ram Charan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Aadhi, Jagapathi Babu

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Release year: 2018

Directed by: John Krasinski

Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Heathers

Heathers

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk

Country: United States of America

Blackmail

Blackmail

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Abhinay Deo

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Urmila Matondkar, Arunoday Singh

Books

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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhat does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of …

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

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Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost …

Food by Mark Hyman

Food

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman sorts through the conflicting research on food to give us the skinny on what to eat. Did you know that eating oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? …

The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition by Jason Fry

The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

Burn Bright

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn her bestselling Alpha and Omega series, Patricia Briggs "spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters, and magic and, my, does she do it well" (USA Today Online).