2018 was a normal year, starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.
In 2018, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Brazil and the United States of America are expected to hold elections. Throughout 2018 Israel will begin to make public the classified information of the State Archives of the first two decades of its existence. 2018 will be the minimum year in which the launch of the space telescope James Webb, successor to Hubble, will take place. was launched in 1990. Researchers and investors are also expected to begin funding for the construction of the space elevator in 2031 this year and to carry out the Mars Sample Return Mission and space technology demonstration missions (aerobraking, propulsion solar power, landing) of the Aurora Program. Solar Probe Plus is also planned to orbit the Sun.
Among the sporting events scheduled for 2018 are the 2018 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona and the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (South Korea) from 9 to 15 February and the Soccer World Cup in Russia between 8 June and July 8. Barcelona will host the XXXIII European Water Polo Championship.
The first anniversary of the attacks in Catalonia in 2017 will be commemorated with controversy: on August 17 in Barcelona, the presence of the head of state, political unrest, the trivialization of events by some attendees and the provocations of Exalted Spaniards marked the day.
200 years or more
It is 700 years since the creation of the Archive of the Crown of Aragon as a sovereign decision of James II of Aragon in 1318.
On March 22, the Generalitat Valenciana commemorated the six hundredth anniversary of its founding, in the Cortes de València (1417-1418), with an institutional event at the Convent of Sant Domènec (Valencia). It is 550 years since the death of Joanot Martorell, author of Tirant lo Blanc. 400 years ago, on September 9, 1618, of the Benedictine composer and monk Joan Cererols. 200 years ago of the birth of Manuel Milà i Fontanals (May 4) and Joaquim Rubió i Ors "Lo Gayter del Llobregat" (July 31).
It is 150 years since the birth of Cardinal Francesc Vidal i Barraquer (October 3, 1868) and 75 years since his death (September 13, 1943). It is 150 years since the birth of Pompeu Fabra (February 20), 70 years since his death in Prada de Conflent (December 25). It will also be 100 years since the publication of the Catalan Grammar. 150 years have passed since the birth of the folklorist Aureli Capmany i Farrés, the astronomer Josep Comas i Solà, the publisher Gustau Gili, the lawyer Francesc Moragas, the painter Antoni de Ferrater and the architect Lluís Muncunill. The oldest sports complex in 'Europe still active, the Trinquet de Pelayo, also celebrates the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration (August 20, 1868).
Carles Riba, J. V. Foix, Joan Miró, Frederic Mompou, Ventura Gassol, Jaume Bofill i Ferro, Joaquim Folguera, Cèsar August Jordana, Emili Vendrell, Frederic Marès, Enric Cristòfor Ricart i Nin and Carlos Pérez de Rozas Masdeu were born in 1893.
To commemorate the centenary of the invention of panties, the Petit Bateau brand organized a design contest. In 2018, the centenary of the end of the First World War (November 11) and the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Rights were celebrated. Humans (December 10), as well as the centenary of the execution of Nicholas II of Russia and his family, as well as the Spanish Influenza. It also marks the centenary of the birth of the philosopher Raimon Panikkar (November 2), the writer Maria Aurèlia Capmany (August 3), Montserrat Abelló (February 1), the composer Matilde Salvador (March 23), Manuel de Pedrolo (April 1). Joan Francesc de Lasa, Marcel·lí Massana, Josep Lluís Ortega Monasterio, Teresa Rovira i Comas, Agustí de Semir, Miquel Siguan, Lluís Terric were also born in 1918.