2018 the year so far …

2018 the year so far …

 

  1. In 2018, women’s groups across the United States coordinated mass rallies, attracting millions of participants in hundreds of cities, towns, and suburbs. Events in the United States were accompanied by events in Canada, the UK, Japan, Italy, and several other countries. Some of the largest rallies in the United States were held in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and Atlanta. The mission that the march is aimed towards is to gather the political power of diverse women and their communities to create a change in the society. This year the #MeToo movement was a part of this year’s march as many female celebrities had stepped forth and accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment
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  2. New York state prosecutors after a four-month investigation announced in the month of February that they have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company on the basis that the studio had failed to protect its employees from Harvey’s alleged harassment and abuse. The lawsuit alleges that Weinstein sexually harassed and abused female employees at the studio for years, including making verbal threats against their lives and employing female staff as “wing women” to facilitate sexual conquests.
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  3. Larry Nassar the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and osteopathic physician was convicted of molesting at least 250 girls and young women. He was sentenced to 60 years in 2017 after he plead guilty to child pornography and was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in a Michigan state prison after he plead guilty to seven counts of sexual assault of minors.Image result for Larry Nassar
  4.  Trump, a year into his presidency, declared that the “state of our union is strong because our people are strong. Together, we are building a safe, strong and proud America.”Image result for donald trump state of the union 2018
  5. Former US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, attended the unveiling of their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. They are joined on stage by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald.Image result for barack and michelle obama portrait national gallery
  6. On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen students and staff members and injuring seventeen others. Witnesses identified nineteen-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz as the assailant, and he was arrested in Coral Springs by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office shortly after he escaped the scene; Cruz had purchased food at Walmart and McDonald’s restaurants after leaving the scene of the shooting. Cruz confessed to being the perpetrator, and he was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.Image result for stoneman douglas high school shooting
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  7. White House Communications Director, Hope Hicks left the US Capitol after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its Russia investigation.
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  8. Putin addressed the Russian parliament said his country has developed a nuclear-capable cruise missile that has “unlimited” range and is capable of eluding air-defense systems. He also said Russia has developed an “invincible” missile that can deliver a warhead at hypersonic speed.Image result for putin
  9. Saudi Arabia King Salman issued a decree that will allow women to get driving licenses too.Image result for saudi passes law to drive
  10. Physics Genius, Professor Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018.Image result for stephen hawking
  11. Sudan was the last northern white rhino and he died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Sudan was 45 years old and in poor health.Image result for sudan the white rhino
  12. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified at a joint hearing of the Senate’s Judiciary and Commerce committees. Zuckerberg had been taking the heat for a data scandal engulfing the social network, and he apologized to members of Congress. He said Facebook could have done more to protect its users’ privacy.Image result for facebook ceo mark zuckerberg
  13. Ford publicly alleged that then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in Bethesda, Maryland, when they were teenagers in the summer of 1982. She testified about her allegations during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination later that monthImage result for Christine blasey ford
  14. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to Louis, the third child of Catherine and Prince William and is fifth in line to the British throneImage result for Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to Louis
  15. America’s beloved actress, Meghan Markle married Britain’s Prince Harry in Windsor, England.
  16. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump met for the very first time and signed a document that stated the two sides would “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” In exchange, Trump agreed to “provide security guarantees” to North Korea
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  17. The Thai youth soccer team was trapped inside a cave system in northern Thailand. Twelve boys and their soccer coach were out exploring the Tham Luang Nang Non cave when heavy seasonal rains flooded the entrance and forced them to go deeper inside to find high ground. They were rescued nearly three weeks later. Many professionals from all around the world flew down to help the team.Image result for thai soccer team
  18. Legendary singer Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul” whose musical career spanned six decades, died in August at the age of 76.Image result for Aretha Franklin
  19. Bill Cosby is taken away in handcuffs and received a sentence of three to 10 years. He was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman named Andrea Constand 14 years agoImage result for bill cosby
  20. Banksy’s “Girl with Balloon” painting, sold for $1.4 million and as soon as it was auctioned the painting was damaged by a paper shredder hidden inside the frame. The buyer wanted to keep the painting in its condition after it was clear that this was the artist’s intention.Image result for banksy painting
  21. Migrant children separated 500 migrant children taken from their parents remain in U.S. custodyImage result for US migrant children separated
  22. CNN’s Jim Acosta questioned Trump during a news conference, Trump did not answer the questions – the microphone was also snatched from his hand and later that day, in a stunning break with protocol, the White House said that it was suspending Acosta’s press pass “until further notice.” A federal judge later ordered the White House to return Acosta’s press pass.Image result for cnn jim acosta
  23. Sully, the service dog of former US President George H.W. Bush, lied in front of Bush’s casket at a funeral home in Houston, he died November 30 at the age of 94. 
  24. At the state funeral of George H.W. Bush current US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania, join former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama. In the front row, from left, are the Trumps, Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
  25. California wildfires at two different sites had destroyed more than 14,000 homes, 530 commercial structures, and 4,300 other buildings.Image result for california wildfire