October 2018 calendar

October 2018

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2018?


  • 01 Oct 2018 2018 Eastern Euphrates missile strike by Iran: Iran launches six ballistic missiles from its territory at ISIL targets in eastern Syria near the Euphrates River valley. This is in response to the Ahvaz military parade.
  • 02 Oct 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001-present), Afghan Parliamentary Election, 2018, 13 killed and more than 30 injured at an election rally held in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan.
  • 03 Oct 2018 Toys "R" Us lenders have cancelled the bankruptcy auction of the brand name and other intellectual properties and instead plan on reviving the Babies "R" Us and Toys "R" Us brands.
  • 04 Oct 2018 Relations between India and Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives India to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • 05 Oct 2018 Two new members have been named by the Swedish Academy: Eric Runesson (the Swedish supreme court judge) and Jila Mossaed (the Swedish writer and poet).
  • 06 Oct 2018 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Avigdor Lieberman, the Defense Minister of Israel, has announced that Israel will reduce its fishing zone off Gaza Strip from 9 nautical mile (17 km; 10 miles) to 6 nautical mile (11 km; 6.9 miles) in response to weekly Gaza border protests. Yesterday's protest saw over 20,000 participants. Three Palestinians were among those killed.
  • 07 Oct 2018 Afghanistan War: Officials from Afghanistan claim that Taliban destroyed highway bridges in Maidan Wardak Province. This cut off traffic between Kabul, the capital, and the provinces Ghazni Zabul, Kandahar, and Zabul. Four provinces were without electricity, while fighting was reported in Ghazni Province. At least ten Afghan police officers were shot to death. In two weeks, parliamentary elections will be held.
  • 08 Oct 2018 Libyan Civil War (2014-present); The Rise of Terrorism In Egypt: A Libyan National Army operation at Derna results with the capture of Hesham Ashmawy. Hesham Ashmawy is one of Egypt's most wanted militants.
  • 09 Oct 2018 American Music Awards 2018: Taylor Swift, an American singer, wins four trophies including Artist of The Year. She also holds 23 American Music Awards. Whitney Houston was beaten by Taylor Swift.
  • 10 Oct 2018 A bus travelling from Nairobi, Kenya to Kisumu crashes into a tree and causes the deaths of at least 51 people.
  • 11 Oct 2018 A river in Bududa (Uganda) bursts, resulting in the deaths of at least 41 people. Many others are also injured and displaced.
  • 12 Oct 2018 Wedding of Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank: In the second British royal wedding of 2018, Princess Eugenie wed Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.
  • 13 Oct 2018 War in Afghanistan: An explosively rigged motorcycle is set on fire at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan. At least 14 people were killed, including civilians.
  • 14 Oct 2018 Pope Francis canonizes Oscar Romero (the Roman Catholic Archbishop San Salvador who was assassinated during Mass in 1980). Six additional canonizations are also announced, including the one of Pope Paul VI.
  • 15 Oct 2018 2018 Cologne attack: Three people are hurt when a man sets fire to a fast-food outlet in Cologne's main station and then takes a woman hostage. Later, German counter-terrorism units rescue the woman.
  • 16 Oct 2018 Somali Civil War (2009-present). The United States Africa Command, (AFRICOM), says that 60 al-Shabaab militants were killed in an airstrike near Harardhere, central Somalia.
  • 17 Oct 2018 Two rockets were launched by Palestinians from Gaza Strip at Israel. One landed in Beersheba in the south, inflicting severe damage to a home but not injuring anyone, while the other landed in the sea.
  • 18 Oct 2018 War in Afghanistan: Afghan General and Kandahar Police Chief Abdul Raziq Achakzai are assassinated during a high-level meeting at the governor's compound. The incident took place with U.S. General Austin S. Miller. According to officials, Gen. Miller was uninjured while the governor sustained serious injuries. The Taliban claim responsibility.
  • 19 Oct 2018 The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona receives a building permit 136 years after it began construction.
  • 20 Oct 2018 After a rafting accident in a swollen River, four Americans are killed in Costa Rica.
  • 21 Oct 2018 2018 Yilan train crash: A train in Yilan County, Taiwan derails and leaves at least 18 people dead and 187 injured.
  • 22 Oct 2018 China will open the longest sea bridge in the world, Hong Kong-Zhuhai Macau Bridge, after nine years of construction. The ceremony will take place in Hong Kong.
  • 23 Oct 2018 Ancient Black Sea Shipwrecks: A team of scientists who work in the Black Sea reported on the discovery of a Classical Greek trade ship that was built around 400 BC. It is the oldest intact shipwreck.
  • 24 Oct 2018 2018 Sulawesi tsunami and earthquake: Officials lower the death toll from the tsunami and earthquake of September 28, 2018, to 2,256, 10,679, and 1,075 respectively.
  • 25 Oct 2018 For the first time, all combat roles in British Armed Forces are now open to women.
  • 26 Oct 2018 2018 Gaza border protests. Israel responds to 40 Palestinian rockets by launching 80 air strikes against what Israel claims are Hamas and Iranian-controlled weapons factories in Gaza. Soon afterward, Islamic Jihad announces a Egypt-mediated ceasefire.
  • 27 Oct 2018 Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: At least 11 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue. (BBC),
  • 28 Oct 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shoots: American online payments company PayPal bans Gab, a social media site that is associated with the alt-right movement. Joyent, Gab’s American hosting provider, says they will end their service tomorrow. After it was revealed that Robert Bowers was one of the 11 suspects in the deaths yesterday, the move was taken.
  • 29 Oct 2018 Syrian Civil War: Six years after being closed by the war, the National Museum of Damascus is reopened to the public.
  • 30 Oct 2018 2018 Pacific Typhoon Season: Typhoon Yutu creates landslides and leaves at least four people dead in the Philippines.
  • 31 Oct 2018 Local student aged 17 years old, who was studying at a nearby school of polytechnics, set off an explosive device in Arkhangelsk's Federal Security Service building, killing himself and three FSB officers. This agency is Russia's main state security agency, and it succeeds the KGB.
  • 02 Oct 2018 The Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver



This story is about a couple that is struggling financially in America today. It alternates with the story of a Utopian community that was in trouble in the late 19th Century.

Shade by Pete Souza



Subtitle: "A Tale of Two Presidents".

The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith; art by Katz Cowley

The Wonky Donkey


Children: A cute donkey with three legs is a child.

The President Is Missing by James Patterson, Bill Clinton

The President Is Missing


Cyberterrorist threats grip the nation and make the U.S. president vanish

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Every Breath


A woman returns home to find a Zimbabwean safari guide who has been summoned to America via a letter written by his father.