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- January 1 – Estonia takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from the United Kingdom.
- January 20-22 – The United States government enters a shutdown due to a dispute over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- February did not experience a completely realized full moon this year
- February 9-25 – 2018 Winter Olympics were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
- March 1 – President Donald Trump announced import for tariff steel 25% and 10% of Aluminum.
- April 23 – A white van collided with numerous pedestrians killing nine and injuring sixteen others at Yonge Street in Toronto.
- June 14-July 15 — 2018 FIFA World Cup was held in Russia.
- July 1 – Andrés Manuel López Obrador is elected President of Mexico.
- July 1 – Bulgaria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Estonia.
- July 27 – Mars made its closest approach to Earth since 2003. It will not be as close as the 2003 opposition.
- August 11 – The final Drum Corps International World Championship to be held in the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, after an 11-year run.
- September 16 – Swedish general election for the Riksdag take place.
- September 28 – An earthquake and tsunami hits Sulawesi, Indonesia killing 2,256 people.
- October 23 – The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is opened for the public to use. It is the longest bridge in the world that crosses a sea.
- November 6 – The United States mid-term elections take place.
- December 22 – A tsunami hits the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, killing more than 430 people.
Computer and video games
Games set in 2018:
- Fortnite (2018)
- Krazy Ivan (1996)
- Trauma Center: Under the Knife (2005)
- Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations (2007)
- The storyline for the sci-fi television series seaQuest DSV begins in 2018.
- The second season of Code Geass takes place in 2018.
- Further information: Deaths in 2018
- "Calendar for February 2018 showing phases of the moon, moon-phases.net". http://www.moon-phases.net/calendar/index.php?month=2&year=2018.
- Austen, Ian; Stack, Liam (April 23, 2018). "Toronto Van Plows Along Sidewalk, Killing 9 in ‘Pure Carnage’". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/world/toronto-van.html. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- "World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens". October 23, 2018. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45937924. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
- Pop, Sebastian. "100-Million-Core Supercomputers May Emerge by 2018". https://news.softpedia.com/news/100-Million-Core-Supercomputers-May-Emerge-By-2018-127152.shtml.
- "Driverless cars road ready by 2018: General Motors - CBC News". Associated Press. January 7, 2008. https://www.cbc.ca/news/driverless-cars-road-ready-by-2018-general-motors-1.694576.