March 2018 calendar

March 2018

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2018?


  • 01 Mar 2018 Donald Trump's Presidency: President Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs upon steel and aluminum imports. (BBC),
  • 02 Mar 2018 2018 Ouagadougou Attacks: Terrorist attack on French Embassy and Military Headquarters in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) leaves 28 dead and more than 50 injured.
  • 03 Mar 2018 Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Officials in Gaza claim that Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian farmer who was living on his land in Gaza Strip. A spokesperson for Israel's military said that the soldier was too close to border fence.
  • 04 Mar 2018 90th Academy Awards: The Shape of Water takes home four of the most prestigious awards, including Best Picture. Dunkirk took home three awards. According to Nielsen Holdings, the ceremony recorded its lowest U.S. TV audience ever.
  • 05 Mar 2018 Tongo Tongo ambush: ISIL releases purported footage from the October 2017 attack by American special forces in Tongo Tongo (Niger).
  • 06 Mar 2018 Kamwina Nsapu Rebellion: According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than 900,000.00 people have been displaced as a result of fighting between government forces and militias in central DR Congo since 2016.
  • 07 Mar 2018 2018 Vienna stabbing: There were two stabbings in Vienna. Three people were injured in the first stabbing and one in the second. The perpetrator was captured.
  • 08 Mar 2018 Turkish military operation in Afrin. The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army retakes Jindires, Syria's Afrin district from the Kurdish YPG. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the town has been extensively destroyed by Turkish airstrikes.
  • 09 Mar 2018 Media of the United Kingdom: After 66 years, British music journalist magazine New Musical Express (NME), issues its last print edition. It has become a digital media medium.
  • 10 Mar 2018 Economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Joseph Kabila, the Congolese president, signs a law increasing taxes on mining and royalties for international mining companies operating in DR Congo. This was despite opposition from foreign companies.
  • 11 Mar 2018 2017-18 South Pacific Cyclone Season: Cyclone Hola made landfall in New Zealand.
  • 12 Mar 2018 Apple Inc. acquires Texture digital magazine subscription app Texture, for an undisclosed amount.
  • 13 Mar 2018 Naxalite Maoist insurgency. Maoists set fire to a mine-protected vehicle belonging to CRPF personnel.
  • 14 Mar 2018 Stephen Hawking, a British physicist/cosmologist, has died at the age of 76 at his Cambridge home.
  • 15 Mar 2018 Economy of the United States. After accumulating US$20billion in debt, iHeartMedia (the largest U.S. broadcaster), files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (CNN]Southern Grocers announces plans to file for bankruptcy, and close 94 of their locations.
  • 16 Mar 2018 2017-18 North Korea crisis, 2018 inter-Korean Summit, North Korea-South Korea Relations: South Korea states they want to have high-level talks before the summit. (Reuters)South Korea-United States Relations: South Korea and the United States have announced that the Foal Eagle military drills and Key Resolve will be reduced and shortened.
  • 17 Mar 2018 2018 Philippine Piper PA-23 Apache crashes: A Piper PA-23 passenger plane bound for Laoag International Airport, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines crashed upon takeoff from Plaridel Airport, Bulacan. Five people were killed and five others were injured.
  • 18 Mar 2018 Turkish military operation in Afrin. The Turkish Army and Free Syrian Army capture the Kurdish stronghold in Afrin, which was held by the YPG in north Syria. They also raise the Turkish flag over the city's centre. Turkish-backed forces bulldoze a statue of Kaveh, the legendary Kurdish figure, and remove it from the city centre.
  • 19 Mar 2018 Turkish military operation in Afrin - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels pillage the Syrian city Afrin.
  • 20 Mar 2018 Syrian Civil War: According to Syrian state TV SANA, a rocket from rebel-held Eastern Ghouta struck a Damascus market, killing at most 35 people. (Reuters) (Channel News Asia). Two women and 15 children were killed in an airstrike in Eastern Ghouta.
  • 21 Mar 2018 Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: Houthis claim that they have shot down an F-15 Royal Saudi Air Force jet flying over Sa'da Province, Yemen.
  • 22 Mar 2018 Somali Civil War (2009-present). A car bomb explosion in Mogadishu near the Weheliye Hotel in the Somali capital kills at most 14 and injures ten others. Al-Shabab claims responsibility.
  • 23 Mar 2018 Aftermath from the 2017 Parsons Green Bombing: Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, a terrorist convict, is being held for life in London on one count each of attempted murder and causing an explosive with intent to endanger lives. Before he can be paroled, he will need to serve 34 years.
  • 24 Mar 2018 Terrorism In Egypt: As a motorcade with the head of security in Alexandria, Egypt passes by, a bomb placed beneath a car explodes, killing at least two persons.
  • 25 Mar 2018 Somali Civil War (2009-present). A car bomb claimed in Al-Shabab by Somalia kills five people, including the driver, and wounds about ten others. It is located outside Somalia's Parliament and Interior Ministry buildings, as well as the Presidential Palace building in Mogadishu.
  • 26 Mar 2018 Terrorism in Britain: Six alleged members from the banned neo Nazi group National Action appear before a court. One person is accused of plotting to murder MP Rosie Cooper, while another is charged with inciting death.
  • 27 Mar 2018 Terrorism in Britain: Old Bailey Justice Charles Haddon–Cave sentences Umar Haque, convicted terrorist who indoctrinated children in London to use him to commit attacks, to life imprisonment with parole eligibility after 25 years.
  • 28 Mar 2018 The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has issued new guidelines that increase the penalties for terrorist offenses. (The Financial Times), (The Law Gazette).
  • 29 Mar 2018 2016 Berlin Attack: Five Tunisians arrested by Italian Police for links to Anis Amri. This Tunisian was responsible for the terror attack on December 16, 2016.
  • 30 Mar 2018 Terrorism is in Pakistan: Three people are killed and five more injured by a bomb that was dropped on police officers in Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan).
  • 31 Mar 2018 Terrorism in Britain: On March 29, London police announced the arrest of a 19 year-old suspect of the preparation or commission of terrorist acts.
  • 05 Mar 2018 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pause the Deir ez-Zor campaign due to the Turkish-led invasion of Afrin.[11][12]
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Top #5 songs in the USA

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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 2018?

Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff, David Corn

Russian Roulette


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An harrowing, shocking account of how Moscow hacked American democracy as part of a covert operation designed to influence the U.S.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham


Sam-I'm asks Sam-Im in the Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, "Do you like green egg and ham?" Is it with a mouse or in a house? With a goat or in a boat? In a train, in a tree or …

Secret Empires by Peter Schweizer

Secret Empires


#1 New York Times Bestseller He exposed insider trading by members Congress and led to the passage the STOCK Act.

Dearest Ivie by J.R. Ward

Dearest Ivie


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * J. R. Ward presents the story of a fiery couple in an ebook novella set within the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler,? Graham Brown

The Rising Sea


Waters are rising everywhere. But that's only the beginning. Unless the NUMA crew can beat time in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller from the master of adventure.