Easter with the boys! Always enjoy anytime I can get with them. Good times.
In August Griffin and I did a family triathalon. I was fine with the swimming and biking, the running gave me problems. I'm glad I did it though.
Lee is my college roomate, best friend and brother. I saw him for 1/2 an hour this year. I'll take it. Its not about the quantity of time with people, its about having quality people in your life.
Another Sea Gull Century in the books. This was the hardest one yet. Always proud of my achievements on a bike.
|So proud of Aaron. His Pop Warner football won the East Regional Championship. They went on to the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Orlando, FL. They finished second but they have a lot to be proud of.|
||..Philadelphia Phillies (MBL)||80 - 82||
Place NL East
||..Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)||42 - 26 - 14||3rd
Place Metroppolitsn Division
Lost First Round Playoffs
||..Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)||13 - 3 - 0||1st Place NFC East
Super Bowl Champions
||..Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)||52 - 30||Third Place, Atlantic Division
Lost Conference Semifinals
||..Salisbury University (my college)||..||
National Champions -
What Happened This Year?
Jan 3 First bionic hand with a sense of touch, for use outside a lab unveiled in Rome
Jan 6 Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scores a touchdown off own pass in 22-21 victory over Kansas City Chiefs, second NFL quarterback to do so
Jan 8 College Football National Championship, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta: #4 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 26-23
Jan 9 The first same-sex marriages take place in Australia after legislation passed a month ago
January 13 The killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a fake encounter staged by the police officer Rao Anwar in Karachi, Pakistan sparked countrywide protests against extrajudicial killings. The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (Pashtun Protection Movement), led by Manzoor Pashteen, launched a campaign to seek justice for Mehsud.
January 20 Turkey, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announces the beginning of a military offensive to capture a portion of northern Syria from Kurdish forces, amidst the ongoing KurdishTurkish conflict.
Jan 21 NFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field,
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Minnesota Vikings, 38-7
January 2022 The United States government enters a federal government shutdown as a result of a dispute over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Jan 24 Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar
found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in
January 24 Scientists in China report in
the journal Cell the creation of the first monkey clones using somatic
cell nuclear transfer, named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua.
January 31 A total lunar eclipse takes place.
The Moon appears as supermoon, with perigee being on January 30. It is
also the first blue moon eclipse since 1983. It was also referred to as
the super blue blood moon.
Feb 2 All 955 miners rescued from the Beatrix gold mine in Welkom town, South Africa, after 2 days underground
Feb 4 Super Bowl LII, US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN: Philadelphia Eagles defeat New England Patriots, 41-33; MVP: Nick Foles, Philadelphia, QB
February 6 SpaceX successfully conducts
its maiden flight of its most powerful rocket to date, the Falcon Heavy,
from LC39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
February 925 The 2018 Winter Olympics
are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
February 10 Kay Goldsworthy becomes the
first female archbishop in the Anglican Communion on her installation
in the Anglican Diocese of Perth, Western Australia.
February 11 Saratov Airlines Flight 703
crashes shortly after take-off from Moscow, killing 71 people on board.
February 14 Jacob Zuma resigns as President of
South Africa after nine years in power.
February 18 Iran Aseman Airlines Flight
3704 crashes in the Zagros Mountains, en route from Tehran to Yasuj. All
65 passengers and crew members perish.
March 4 Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia are poisoned by the Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury, England. UK counter-terrorism police investigate amid speculation the Kremlin was behind the incident.
Mar 6 World's oldest message in a bottle found
in Western Australia, thrown from German ship Paula 132 years ago (12
March 918 The 2018 Winter Paralympics
are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
March 9 President of the United States Donald
Trump accepts an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a
meeting in May to discuss the denuclearisation of North Korea.
March 11 China's government approves a constitutional
change that removes term limits for its leaders, granting Xi Jinping the
status of "President for Life". Xi is also the General Secretary
of the Communist Party of China (paramount leader).
March 12 Flight BS211 crashes in Nepal,
killing 51 on board.
March 14 In response to gun violence in
the United States, and particularly triggered by the Stoneman Douglas
High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, thousands of high school students
across the country participate in an organized protest they called the
National School Walkout.
March 18 In the Russian presidential election,
Vladimir Putin is elected for a fourth term.
March 19 The world's last male northern
white rhinoceros dies in Kenya, making the subspecies functionally extinct.
March 23 An Islamic terrorist attack in
Carcassonne and Trèbes, France, kills five people, including the
March 24 In over 900 cities internationally,
people participate in demonstrations against gun violence and mass shootings,
calling for stronger gun control in the "March for Our Lives".
March 25 Qantas launches direct non-stop Boeing
787 Dreamliner flights between Perth Airport and Heathrow Airport, making
it the first commercially non-stop service between Australia and the United
March 26 More than 100 Russian diplomats
are expelled by more than 20 countries in the wake of the poisoning of
Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
March 28 - North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un
meets Chinese paramount leader Xi Jinping, leaving the country for the
first time since assuming office in 2011.
Apr 2 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game: Villanova defeat Michigan 7962 in San Antonio, Texas
April 415 The 2018 Commonwealth Games
are held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
April 5 Former Brazilian President Luiz
Inácio Lula da Silva is given an arrest warrant after a vote by
the Supreme Court voted 65 in favor of denying his habeas corpus,
due to corruption and other scandals.
April 6 A semi-truck collides with a bus
carrying the Humboldt Broncos ice hockey junior team in Saskatchewan,
Canada, killing 16 and injuring 13 people.
April 8 Syrian Civil War: At least 70 people
are reported to have died and hundreds suffering injuries after a sarin
chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern
April 11 257 people are killed after an
Ilyushin Il-76 belonging to the Algerian Air Force crashes near Algiers.
April 14 Syrian Civil War: The United States,
the United Kingdom and France order the bombing of Syrian military bases
in response to the sarin attack allegedly by the Bashar al-Assad regime
on civilians in Ghouta.
April 18 In Nicaragua, protests begin against announced
reforms of Social Security which would decrease retirement pension benefits.
An estimated number of 34 protesters are killed by police.
April 19 Miguel Díaz-Canel is sworn in as
President of Cuba, marking the first time since 1959 that Cuba has had
a president other than Fidel or Raúl Castro.
Apr 20 Actress Allison Mack arrested on charges of sex trafficking in relation to sex cult NXIVM in New York
April 23 A vehicle-ramming attack kills 10 people and injures 16 in Toronto. A 25-year-old suspect, Alek Minassian, is arrested.
Apr 26 Serial killer "Golden State Killer"
identified after 40 years as a former police officer, responsible for
12 killings, 50 rapes in California
April 27 Kim Jong-un crosses into South
Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in, becoming the first North Korean
leader to cross the Demilitarized Zone since its creation in 1953.
April 30 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu accuses Iran of not holding up its end of the Iran nuclear deal
after presenting a cache of over 100,000 documents detailing the extent
of Iran's nuclear program. Iran denounces Netanyahu's presentation as
May 3 The separatist group ETA officially announces its final dissolution after 40 years of conflict and more than 800 deaths in Spain. The 2018 lower Puna eruption causes destruction of structures and forces many citizens of Hawaii to evacuate as lava floods the land.
May 5 NASA's unmanned spaceprobe InSight
is launched. It is expected to land on Mars in November and use a drill
to conduct geological science.
May 8 U.S. President Donald Trump announces
his intention to withdraw the United States from the Iranian nuclear agreement.
In a statement, former U.S. President Barack Obama calls the move "a
May 812 The Eurovision Song Contest
2018 is held in Lisbon, Portugal, and is won by Israeli entrant Netta
Barzilai with the song "Toy".
May 9 The opposition-led Pakatan Harapan
coalition, led by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, secures a parliamentary
majority in the Malaysian Parliament, ending the 61-year rule of the Barisan
Nasional coalition since independence in 1957.
May 16 The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan
Muhammad V, pardons Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who is immediately
May 18 Cubana de Aviación Flight
972 crashes shortly after take-off near José Martí International
Airport in Havana, killing 112 and leaving only one survivor.
May 19 The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan
Markle is held at St George's Chapel, England, with an estimated global
audience of 1.9 billion.
May 24 Foreign journalists report that tunnels
in the Punggye-ri nuclear test site have been destroyed by the North Korean
government in a move to reduce regional tensions.
May 25 The European Union's General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, imposing strict privacy controls for
European citizens worldwide.
May 31 The U.S. announces that it will extend
its tariffs on imported steel (25%) and aluminium (10%) to include the
EU, Mexico and Canada, starting at midnight.
June 3 At least 109 people are killed and hundreds wounded by the eruption of Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala's deadliest volcano for over a century.
Jun 7 Stanley Cup Finals: Washington Capitals earn
first title in franchise history with a 4-3 win in Las Vegas for a 4-1
series victory over the Golden Knights
June 89 The 44th G7 summit is held
in Canada. President Trump pushes for the reinstatement of the G8 (to
include Russia). He also proposes the elimination of tariffs.
June 12 The 2018 North KoreaUnited States
summit is held in Singapore. It is the first summit between a United States
President and the North Korean leader.
June 13 FIFA awards hosting rights for the
2026 World Cup to a joint bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
June 14 July 15 The 2018 FIFA World
Cup is held in Russia and is won by France.
June 16 Seventeen people die in Caracas, Venezuela following the El Paraíso stampede after a tear gas canister is detonated in a crowded club.
Jun 17 "The Incredibles 2" sets a box
office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening
June 19 The United States announces it will withdraw
from the United Nations Human Rights Council.
June 22 July 1 The 2018 Mediterranean
Games are held in Tarragona, Spain.
June 24 Saudi Arabia allows women to drive.
July 5 Lithuania becomes the 36th member of the
July 6 Former Aum Shinrikyo leader Shoko Asahara
and six other main members of Aum Shinrikyo, who led the 1995 Tokyo subway
sarin attack, are executed by hanging.
July 9 Eritrea and Ethiopia officially declare
an end to their twenty-year conflict.
July 10 Twelve boys and their football coach
are successfully rescued from the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non cave in
Thailand, following a 17-day ordeal that gained worldwide attention.
July 1112 The 2018 Brussels NATO summit
is held in Belgium.
July 17 The EUJapan Economic Partnership
Agreement is signed, the world's largest bilateral free trade deal, creating
an open trade zone covering nearly one-third of global GDP.
July 25 Scientists report the presence of
a subglacial lake on Mars, 1.5 km (0.93 mi) below the southern polar ice
cap and extending sideways about 20 km (12 mi), the first known body of
water on the planet.
July 26 Heavy wildfires in Greece leave 87 dead
and more than a hundred buildings destroyed.
July 27 The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century occurs, and Mars makes its closest approach to Earth since 2003.
Jul 29 Chipper Jones, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Jack Morris are inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
Jul 31 Actor Alan Alda reveals he has had Parkinson's
disease for 3 years, in interview with CBS"s "This Morning"
August 1 The 2018 Kivu Ebola outbreak begins
in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It becomes the second-deadliest
outbreak of the Ebola virus on November 29, surpassed only by the 2013
West African Ebola virus epidemic.
August 2 Apple Inc. becomes the world's
first public company to achieve a market capitalization of $1 trillion.
August 7 The United States reimposes sanctions
August 1020 Heavy rainfall causes
severe floods in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the worst flood to
hit the state in a century.
August 12 The five littoral states Russia,
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan sign the Convention
on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, ending the 20-year long dispute
over the Caspian Sea's legal status.
August 14 Part of the Morandi Bridge collapses
after a violent storm in Genoa, Italy, causing 43 fatalities. Deputy Prime
Minister Luigi Di Maio and transport minister Danilo Toninelli blame private
company Autostrade per l'Italia.
August 18 September 2 The 2018 Asian
Games are held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.
August 23 Ecuador withdraws from ALBA.
August 24 Scott Morrison succeeds Malcolm
Turnbull as Prime Minister of Australia following a Liberal Party leadership
ballot. Morrison is sworn in as Prime Minister later that evening.
September 2 A fire destroys the National
Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.
September 6 The Supreme Court of India decriminalises
September 20 The MV Nyerere capsizes on
Lake Victoria, killing at least 228 passengers.
September 22 An attack at a military parade
kills at least 29 people in Ahvaz, Iran.
September 28 A magnitude 7.5 earthquake
hits Sulawesi, Indonesia, causing a tsunami that kills at least 2,256
people and injures more than 10,679 others.
October 2 Washington Post journalist Jamal
Khashoggi is murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, triggering
a diplomatic crisis for Saudi Arabia.
October 8 The IPCC releases its Special
Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, warning that "rapid, far-reaching
and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" are needed to
ensure that global warming is kept below 1.5 °C.
October 10 Hurricane Michael makes landfall
at Mexico Beach, Florida, with winds of 155 mph and a minimum pressure
of 919 mbar. It is the most intense hurricane to hit the mainland United
States since Camille in 1969.
October 16 Canada legalises the sale and
use of cannabis, becoming the second country in the world to do so, after
Uruguay in 2013.
October 19 At least 59 people are killed and at
least 100 injured when a train runs through a crowd at a Hindu festival
in Punjab, India.
Oct 19 "Halloween" film reboot starring Jamie Curtis makes a record $77m for a horror film with a female lead, biggest debut any film with female lead over 55 in US
October 20 700,000 people march through central
London demanding a second referendum on the final Brexit deal. The event
is the second most attended protest of the 21st century in the United
Kingdom after the "Stop the War" anti-Iraq War march in 2003.
October 23 The Hong KongZhuhaiMacau
Bridge, the world's longest sea crossing bridge, is opened by Chinese
President Xi Jinping.
October 27 Michael D. Higgins is officially declared
President of Ireland after receiving 822,566 first preference votes.
Oct 28 Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th Baseball World Series in franchise history
October 28 The far-right Jair Bolsonaro
is elected as the next President of Brazil, with 55% of the vote.
October 29 Lion Air Flight 610 crashes off
the coast of Java, with 189 passengers on board.
October 30 NASA's Kepler mission ends after
the spacecraft runs out of fuel.
November 1 NASA's Dawn mission concludes
after it runs out of hydrazine fuel.
November 4 New Caledonia holds an independence
referendum, with 56.4% voting against independence versus 43.6% in favour.
November 8 The Camp Fire ignites in Butte
County, California. It becomes California's deadliest and most destructive
wildfire, with 88 deaths and 18,804 buildings destroyed.
November 11 Many nations around the world,
particularly ones in Europe and the Commonwealth, along with the United
States, celebrate the ending of the World War I centenary with Armistice
Day, Veterans Day, and Remembrance Day ceremonies, speeches, parades,
November 26 NASA's InSight probe successfully
lands on the surface of Mars.
November 27 Ukrainian crisis: Ukraine declares
martial law after an armed incident in which Russia seized three Ukrainian
ships in the disputed Kerch Strait two days earlier.
November 28 Chinese scientist He Jiankui,
at a public conference in Hong Kong, announces that he has altered the
DNA of twin human girls born earlier in the month to try to make them
resistant to infection with the HIV virus; he also reveals the possible
second pregnancy of another gene-modified baby.
December 18 France experiences its
worst civil unrest since the protests of 1968 due to the yellow vests
movement. Protests in Paris morph into riots, with hundreds of people
injured and thousands arrested; over 100 cars are burned, the Arc de Triomphe
is vandalized and numerous other tourist sites are closed, both in the
capital and elsewhere in the country.
December 3 NASA reports the arrival of the
OSIRIS-REx probe at Bennu, the agency's first sample-return mission to
December 7 The U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union reports that, by the end of 2018, more than half a full 51.2 percent of the world's population are now using the Internet.
Dec 13 Actress Eliza Dushku revealed received $9.5
million settlement from CBS after sexual harassment on set of "Bull"
from actor Michael Weatherley
December 15 At the Katowice Climate Change
Conference, nearly 200 nations agree rules on implementing the 2015 Paris
December 21 The Dow Jones Industrial Average
closes at 22,445 after its worst week since 2008.
December 22 A tsunami hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia,
killing at least 430 people and injuring nearly 1,500.
December 24 Burundi moves its capital from
Bujumbura to Gitega.
December 26 After weeks of losses the Dow Jones Industrial Average posts its largest ever one-day point gain: 1,086 points.