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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2018?


Events

  • 01 Oct 2018 2018 Eastern Euphrates missile strike: Iran fires six ballistic missiles from its own territory at ISIL targets near the Euphrates river valley in eastern Syria, in response to the Ahvaz military parade attack. (The Independent)
  • 02 Oct 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present), Afghan parliamentary election, 2018: A suicide bomber kills 13 people and injures more than 30 others at an election rally in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. (BBC)
  • 03 Oct 2018 Toys "R" Us lenders cancel the bankruptcy auction of its brand name and other intellectual property assets and instead plan to revive the Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us brand names. (CNBC)
  • 04 Oct 2018 India–Russia relations: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India for a summit meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (The Times of India)
  • 05 Oct 2018 The Swedish Academy names two new members: Swedish supreme court justice Eric Runesson, and Swedish-Iranian writer and poet Jila Mossaed. (Reuters)
  • 06 Oct 2018 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Defense Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman says that Israel will reduce the fishing zone off the Gaza Strip from 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi) to 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) as a reaction to the weekly Gaza border protests. Three Palestinians were killed in yesterday's protest, in which over 20,000 protestors took part. (Al Jazeera)
  • 07 Oct 2018 War in Afghanistan: Afghan officials say that the Taliban destroyed highway bridges in Maidan Wardak Province, cutting off road traffic between the capital Kabul and the provinces of Ghazni, Zabul and Kandahar. Electricity was cut off in four provinces, and fighting was reported in Ghazni Province. At least ten Afghan police officers were killed. Parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in two weeks. (AP via Tampa Times) (Reuters via The National)
  • 08 Oct 2018 Libyan Civil War (2014–present); Terrorism in Egypt: A Libyan National Army operation in Derna results in the capturing of Hesham Ashmawy, one of Egypt's most wanted militants. (BBC)
  • 09 Oct 2018 American Music Awards of 2018: American singer Taylor Swift wins four trophies, including Artist of the Year, and holds 23 American Music Awards, beating Whitney Houston. (BBC News) (Sky News)
  • 10 Oct 2018 At least 51 people are killed when a bus traveling from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to Kisumu veers off the road and overturns. (BBC)
  • 11 Oct 2018 At least 41 people are killed after a river bursts its bank in Bududa, Uganda. Many more are injured and dozens are displaced. (BBC)
  • 12 Oct 2018 Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank: Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in the second British royal wedding in 2018. (Today)
  • 13 Oct 2018 War in Afghanistan: A motorcycle rigged with explosives is detonated at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people, including civilians and security forces. (ABC News)
  • 14 Oct 2018 Óscar Romero, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Salvador assassinated while celebrating Mass in 1980, is canonized by Pope Francis. Six other canonizations, including that of Pope Paul VI, are also announced. (BBC)
  • 15 Oct 2018 2018 Cologne attack: At least three people are injured after a man firebombs a fast-food restaurant in the Cologne main station and takes a woman hostage. The woman is later rescued by German counter-terrorism units. (The Guardian) (Washington Post)
  • 16 Oct 2018 Somali Civil War (2009–present): The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) says that a U.S. airstrike has killed around 60 al-Shabaab militants near Harardhere in central Somalia. (BBC)
  • 17 Oct 2018 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip launch two rockets at Israel, one landing in the southern city of Beersheba, causing serious damage to a house but no injuries, and the other landing in the sea. (The Times of Israel)
  • 18 Oct 2018 War in Afghanistan: Afghan general and Kandahar police chief Abdul Raziq Achakzai is assassinated by one of his bodyguards during a high-level meeting inside the governor's compound with U.S. general Austin S. Miller. Gen. Miller escaped unharmed according to officials while the governor was critically injured. The Taliban claims responsibility. (BBC)
  • 19 Oct 2018 136 years after beginning construction, the Sagrada Família in Barcelona receives a building permit to complete construction. (CNN) (Newser)
  • 20 Oct 2018 Four U.S. tourists are killed in Costa Rica after a rafting accident on a swollen river. (BBC)
  • 21 Oct 2018 2018 Yilan train derailment: At least 18 people are killed and 187 are injured after a train derails in Yilan County, Taiwan. (BBC)
  • 22 Oct 2018 After nine years of construction, China is expected to open the world's longest sea bridge, Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge, at a ceremony in Hong Kong. (Business Insider)
  • 23 Oct 2018 Ancient Black Sea shipwrecks: The discovery of a Classical Greek trading ship thought to date to approximately 400 BC is reported by a team of scientists working in the Black Sea. It is the oldest known intact shipwreck. (BBC)
  • 24 Oct 2018 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami: Authorities lower the casualty numbers for the September 28 earthquake and tsunami to 2,256 dead, 10,679 injured, and 1,075 still missing. (reliefweb)
  • 25 Oct 2018 The United Kingdom opens all combat roles in the British Armed Forces, including special forces, to women for the first time. (Reuters)
  • 26 Oct 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Israel responds to 40 Palestinian rockets with 80 air strikes on what Israel states are Iranian and Hamas-controlled weapon factories in Gaza. An Egypt-meditated ceasefire is announced by Islamic Jihad soon afterward. (Reuters)
  • 27 Oct 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: A gunman opens fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, killing at least 11 people. (BBC), (CBC)
  • 28 Oct 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: American online payments system company PayPal bans American social media site Gab, known for its association with the alt-right movement, while Joyent, Gab's American hosting provider, states that they will terminate their service tomorrow. The move comes after it was revealed that the suspect in yesterday's 11 deaths, Robert Bowers, was an active member on the social network. (CNET)
  • 29 Oct 2018 Syrian Civil War: The National Museum of Damascus reopens to the public six years after it was closed due to the war. (BBC)
  • 30 Oct 2018 2018 Pacific typhoon season: Typhoon Yutu causes landslides in the Philippines, leaving at least four people killed and thirty-one others trapped. (Reuters)
  • 31 Oct 2018 A seventeen-year-old local student, who studied at a nearby polytechnic school, detonates an explosive device inside a Federal Security Service building in Arkhangelsk, Russia, killing himself and wounding three FSB officers. The agency is Russia's primary state security agency and a successor to the KGB. (Meduza)

Movies

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American History X

American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Tangerines

Tangerines

Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Country: United States of America

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith; art by Katz Cowley

The Wonky Donkey

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Children: A lovable donkey has only three legs

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered

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The story of a financially struggling couple in present-day America alternates with that of a Utopian community in the late 19th century that faced its own divisive struggles

The President Is Missing by James Patterson, Bill Clinton

The President Is Missing

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

Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda; art by Jonny Sun

Gmorning, Gnight!

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Subtitle: "Little Pep Talks for Me & You"

Killing the SS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing the SS

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Subtitle: "The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History"