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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2018?


Events

  • 01 Sep 2018 Dahyan air strike, Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates say that the bombing of a school bus in Yemen by Saudi Arabian aircraft, which killed 51 people, was "unjustified". (Al Jazeera)
  • 02 Sep 2018 A suicide bomber attacks a government building in Mogadishu, Somalia, and causes the collapse of an adjacent school. Three deaths and 14 injuries are reported. (BBC)
  • 03 Sep 2018 Libyan Civil War (2014–present): More than 40 people, including civilians, have died in clashes in the Libyan city of Tripoli. (BBC)
  • 04 Sep 2018 2015–2018 Iraqi protests: Seven people are killed and more than 30 are injured during a rally in Basra, Iraq after security forces opened fire. (Yeni Şafak English)
  • 05 Sep 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A Suicide attack at a wrestling club in a Hazara Shi’ite neighborhood of the Afghan capital Kabul and a second explosion apparently targeting emergency services and journalists kills at least 20 people and wounds 70 others. (Reuters)
  • 06 Sep 2018 Approximately two million Ford F150 trucks are recalled due to a manufacturing error which can cause the seat belt pretensioner to ignite the vehicle. (NPR)
  • 07 Sep 2018 Syrian Civil War: The presidents of Russia and Iran disagree with the Turkish president's proposal for a ceasefire in Idlib after meeting in Tehran, because it would not include the Islamist militants those nations aim to defeat. (Reuters)
  • 08 Sep 2018 Taliban insurgents attacked a checkpoint in the western province of Afghanistan of Herat killing 9 and injuring 6 the militants suffered 10 losses as well. (VOA)
  • 09 Sep 2018 War in Afghanistan: Dozens of people are killed in four separate attacks by the Taliban. An army base is destroyed in Baghlan Province. (The New York Times)
  • 10 Sep 2018 Syrian Civil War: The Netherlands halts funding of the Syrian opposition and police forces, saying the chances of them winning the war are "extremely limited". Dutch support for the White Helmets will also end in December 2018. (Dutchnews.nl)
  • 11 Sep 2018 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Florence: The Donald Trump campaign cancels a rally for Missouri ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make landfall on the East Coast. (Politico)The North Carolina Tar Heels football game against the UCF Knights and the North Carolina State Wolfpack game against the West Virginia Mountaineers are cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. (Orlando Sentinel) (Sporting News)
  • 12 Sep 2018 War in Afghanistan: The death toll from yesterday's suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan rises to 68. (Al Jazeera)
  • 13 Sep 2018 September 2018 inter-Korean summit, North Korea–South Korea relations: The heads of Samsung, Hyundai, SK and LG will attend the third Inter-Korean summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang next week. (UPI)
  • 14 Sep 2018 Syrian Civil War: Residents in Idlib, the last Syrian opposition-held territory, demonstrate against President Bashar Assad's government. (ABC News)
  • 15 Sep 2018 Nine civilians are killed in twin attacks carried out by Islamist militants in eastern Burkina Faso. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • 16 Sep 2018 The Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico is set to reopen on Monday after being closed due to "an on-going law enforcement investigation of criminal activity that occurred at Sacramento Peak" in which "a suspect in the investigation potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff and residents". (CNET)
  • 17 Sep 2018 Russia and Turkey announce a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib Governorate and rule out any military operations. (The Independent)
  • 18 Sep 2018 Syria missile strikes (September 2018): News emerges that the Russian Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft with fourteen people on board, missing since Monday over the Mediterranean Sea, was shot down. Russia accuses Israel of not giving enough warning before launching its attacks, causing Syria to shoot the plane down. (BBC) (ABC News)
  • 19 Sep 2018 Oromo–Somali clashes: The death toll from the recent spike in ethnic violence in Ethiopia rises to 58. Thousands are still protesting against the killings in the capital Addis Ababa. (Yahoo News)
  • 20 Sep 2018 Mercury Prize: The band Wolf Alice wins the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize for its album Visions of a Life. (The Guardian)
  • 21 Sep 2018 Libyan Civil War (2014–present), Battle of Tripoli (2018): The death toll from recent clashes in Tripoli rises to 96. The clashes, which began on August 26, 2018, have also left 444 wounded and 16 missing. (The Washington Post)
  • 22 Sep 2018 2018 Ahvaz military parade attack: Four unknown gunmen, wearing military uniforms, open fire during a military parade to commemorate the Iran–Iraq War in Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, killing 25 people and wounding up to 60. Both the Islamic State and Ahvaz National Resistance claim responsibility. (Reuters)
  • 23 Sep 2018 Rebels kill 23 civilians and four soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The attack was near an Ebola epidemic in the town of Beni in eastern Congo. (Reuters)
  • 24 Sep 2018 Syria missile strikes (September 2018): Russian officials state that the country will send S-300 air-defense missile system to Syria within two weeks following the downing of Russian aircraft in Syria. Russia also stated it will commence jamming radar and satellite signals of planes that attack Syrian territory from the Mediterranean. (The Washington Post) (The National)
  • 25 Sep 2018 Inspire Brands announces its purchase of fast food chain Sonic Drive-In for US$2.3 billion. (USA Today)
  • 26 Sep 2018 Battle of Tripoli (2018): A ceasefire has ended heavy fighting in Tripoli that has killed over 100 people in a month from different militias. (Fox News)
  • 27 Sep 2018 Justin Milne resigns as chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation following allegations that he interfered in the broadcaster's employment and editorial practices on behalf of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • 28 Sep 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Six Palestinians, including a 12-year-old, are killed by IDF fire in Gaza border clashes. (Haaretz)
  • 29 Sep 2018 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami: More than 408 people are confirmed dead and at least 540 injured after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake which hit Palu and Donggala, Indonesia, on Friday. (BBC)
  • 30 Sep 2018 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami: At least 844 people are now known to have died in the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami. (CNN)

Movies

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Life Itself

Life Itself

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Dan Fogelman

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin

The Padre

The Padre

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Jonathan Sobol

Starring: Valeria Henríquez, Tim Roth, Nick Nolte, Luis Guzmán

The Predator

The Predator

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Shane Black

Starring: Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Boyd Holbrook

Outlaw King

Outlaw King

Release year: 2018

Directed by: David Mackenzie

Starring: Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephen Dillane

Books

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Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb

Leverage in Death

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Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the coerced suicide bombing of a Wall Street executive; 47th in series

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend

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Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia’s most eligible bachelor, discovers her biological father; second in trilogy

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians

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Rachel Chu discovers her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, comes from a rich family in Singapore; first in trilogy

Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Magic Triumphs

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Kate Daniels has to protect Atlanta from a potential war

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You

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Youth: Lara and Peter were just pretending at love, until they weren’t