Last week I linked to various 2018 reviews that everyone drops around this time of year and as everyone continues to wind down before the new year, time to look back at the key moments from 2018.
Key moments of 2018
|January||California legalises cannabis for recreational use|
|Meltdown and Spectre are revealed as two security flaws affecting most microprocessors|
|Donald Trump is reported to have called African countries "shitholes"|
|February||SpaceX's Falcon Heavy delivers a Tesla Roadster into space|
|North Korea compete in the Winter Olympics in South Korea|
|Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School|
|March||Physicist Stephen Hawking dies|
|Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed|
|April||Actor Verne Troyer dies|
|The leaders of both North and South Korea meet for the first time in 10 years|
|May||Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle in Windsor|
|Ireland overturn their ban on abortion|
|June||US confirm they've separated almost 2,000 children from their parents at the border|
|US President Donald Trump meats North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in person|
|Twelve members of the Wild Boars youth soccer team and their coach are trapped for almost a month in a cave in Thailand they entered before waters rose blocking them in|
|Spain sack their head coach Julen Lopetegui just before the start of the 2018 World Cup after Real Madrid announce he'll become their manager after the tournament finishes|
|July||France win the 2018 World Cup in Russia, beating Croatia in the final|
|August||Singer Aretha Franklin dies|
|Barry Elliot of Chuckle Brothers fame dies|
|Senator John McCain dies|
|September||Actor Burt Reynolds dies|
|Rapper Mac Miller (Malcolm McCormick) dies|
|October||The owner of Leicester City Football Club is killed in a helicopter crash|
|Immediately after being sold at auction, a Banksy paper has it's hidden shredder activated|
|The longest sea-crossing bridge in the world opens, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to mainland China|
|November||Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies|
|Comic book legend Stan Lee dies|
|Wildfires devestate California|
|Former President George H. W. Bush dies|
|December||London's Gatwick Airport is bought to a standstill after drones are spotted|
|Former Liberal Democrats leader Paddy Ashdown dies after a battle with cancer|
So it turns out that 2018 is no less depressing then 2017. There were a few highs but many lows and for those of us in the UK there's not much to look forward to in 2019 with Brexit so close.
And despite all of the above, I still wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year!
Comedian, Frankie Boyle shared his review of 2018 in his typical style.
Jason Kottke shared the best movie posters and Barack Obama's favourite books of 2018.
Vox: 2018 in 5 minutes
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