August 13, 2022

2018 (MMXVIII) is a non-leap year that began on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.


Accidents and Disasters

On January 3, more than 200,000 homes were cut off in Europe due to Hurricane Eleonor. On February 6, an earthquake in Taiwan killed 12 people and injured 277 others. On February 11, an An-148 passenger plane with 71 passengers on board crashed in the Moscow region. February 16 — an earthquake in Mexico with a magnitude of 7.2. 14 people died, about 1 million houses were left without electricity. On February 18, an ATR 72-200 plane crashed in Iran. 60 passengers and 6 crew members died. February 25 - an earthquake in Papua New Guinea with a magnitude of 7.5. 31 people died, more than 300 were injured. On March 6, an An-26 military transport plane crashed during landing at the Khmeimim air base in Syria. 33 people died. March 12 — at least 49 people died and 22 more were injured as a result of a plane crash at the Kathmandu airport (Nepal) March 25 — at least 62 people died as a result of a fire in the Zymova Vishnya shopping center in the Russian city of Kemerovo. On April 11, an Il-76 military plane crashed in Algeria, killing 257 people. May 18 — 110 people died as a result of the Boeing 737 crash near Havana. July 9 - Japan suffers from the largest flood in decades, more than 100 dead in the country. September 29 - a strong earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi (Indonesia) killed at least 1,700 people and injured hundreds. On October 11, more than 1.5 million people were affected by Hurricane Michael in the USA. It became the third most powerful hurricane in the history of the United States. October 29 - 188 people died as a result of the Boeing 737 plane crash in Indonesia. December 13 — as a result of the collision of two trains in Turkey, 9 people died, and more than 80 were injured. December 22 - as a result of the tsunami on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, more than 200 people died, and more than 800 were injured.

Politics, elections

January 1 — Bulgaria began to preside over the Council of the European Union. January 2 — The Constitutional Court of Moldova temporarily suspended the powers of the President of Moldova, Ihor Dodon. The 48th World Economic Forum was held in Davos on January 23-26. About 60 heads of state took part in its work