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Events in the year 2018 in the United States.
Incumbents[edit | edit source]
Federal government[edit | edit source]
- President: Donald Trump (R-New York)
- Vice President: Mike Pence (R-Indiana)
- Chief Justice: John Roberts (New York)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)
- Senate Majority Leader: Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
- Congress: 115th
Events[edit | edit source]
January[edit | edit source]
- January 1
- The 2018 North American cold wave takes place, with record low temperatures in the Midwestern and Eastern United States. Times Square in New York City has a temperature of 9 degrees Fahrenheit, with -4 degrees Fahrenheit wind chill, in addition to Omaha having a temperature of -15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9.44 Celsius) on December 30, 2017, lower than the previous record set in 1884.
- Retail sale of marijuana begins in California, the largest U.S. state to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use 
- January 3 – President Donald Trump boasts on Twitter that his nuclear button is "much bigger" and "more powerful" than North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's.
- January 4 – President Trump's lawyers send a cease-and-desist letter to Henry Holt & Company, demanding they halt publication of a new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, and requesting an apology. The book goes on sale the following day, after its publication date is brought forward.
- January 6 – President Trump responds to claims in Michael Wolff's new book by insisting he is "a very stable genius" who is "like, very smart" and describing the author as a "fraud".
- January 6 – The 2017–18 United States flu season causes dozens of deaths.
- January 8 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that 2017 was the costliest year on record for climate and weather-related disasters in the United States.
- January 9 – The 2018 Southern California landslides occur, killing at least 13 people, and injuring 25. The main damage occurs in Montecito, California, which was nearly burned by the Thomas Fire a month prior.
- January 10 – The city council of Washington, D.C., renames the street outside Russia's embassy after Boris Nemtsov, an opposition politician and critic of Vladimir Putin who was shot dead outside the Kremlin.
- January 11 – During a meeting with lawmakers about immigration, President Trump is reported to have asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” His remarks are condemned as "racist" and "shocking" by a UN spokesman. (comp. Donald Trump racial views) The government of Botswana demands a clarification, and Ambassador Earl R. Miller is asked if the USDS regards Botswana as a "shithole" country. The event is termed by many media outlets "Shitholegate".
- January 11 – President Trump cancels a planned visit to the UK, blaming his predecessor Barack Obama for a "bad deal" on the new United States Embassy due to be opened in London, despite the fact that the move was agreed under the administration of former president George W. Bush.
- January 12 – A Baltimore woman who was a patient at the University of Maryland Medical Center is taken outside and left by hospital employees in freezing temperatures wearing nothing but her hospital gown and socks. She is stranded until bystander Imanu Baraka calls 911.
- January 13 – The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sends a false alarm warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack, causing widespread panic across the state.
- January 30 – President Trump gave his first State of the Union Address.
Sports events[edit | edit source]
The following sports events took place:
- 2018 NHL Winter Classic, January 1, 2018
- Super Bowl LII, February 4, 2018
- 2018 Major League Baseball season, March 29, 2018 – October 31, 2018
- 2018 PGA Championship, August 9–12, 2018
See also[edit | edit source]
- 2018 in American music
- 2018 in American soccer
- 2018 in American television
- Timeline of United States history (1990–present)
References[edit | edit source]
- CNN, Theresa Waldrop and Catherine E. Shoichet,. "New year brings record cold across US".
- "Dangerously Cold Temperatures Grip Midwest as 2018 Begins". Time.
- Jennings, Angel; Parvini, Sarah (1 January 2018). "Recreational pot sales roll out in California, with celebratory 'blunts' and big crowds" – via LA Times.
- "Trump to Kim: My nuclear button is 'bigger and more powerful'". BBC News. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- "Trump trying to stop publication of explosive book about his presidency: report". The Hill. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Trump seen as a child by staff, says Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff". BBC News. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Fire and Fury: Trump says book is 'fiction' and author a 'fraud'". BBC News. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
- Karlamangla, Soumya. "Severe flu brings medicine shortages, packed ERs and a rising death toll in California". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-flu-surge-20180106-htmlstory.html. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- "Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters". BBC News. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- "2017 was 3rd warmest year on record for U.S.". NOAA. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- "Washington renames Russian embassy street after slain opposition MP". BBC News. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
- "Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries". The Washington Post. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- "Trump pans immigration proposal as bringing people from 'shithole countries'". The Guardian. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- "Trump 'in crude Oval Office outburst about migrants'". BBC News. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- "Trump asked why 'pretty Korean lady' wasn't helping with North Korea negotiations". International Business Times. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
- Bentson, Clark (January 12, 2018). "World leaders slam Trump's 's---hole countries' remarks: 'Offensive,' 'shocking,' 'shameful'". ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/International/world-leaders-slam-trumps-hole-countries-remarks-offensive/story?id=52309707. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Murdock, Deroy (January 15, 2018). "President Trump, Dr. King, and Shitholegate". National Review. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455449/donald-trump-democrats-not-friends. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- "Trump cancels Britain trip, blames Obama for 'peanuts' London embassy deal". Reuters. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
- "Trump to give State of the Union on Jan. 30". Politico. 30 November 2017. https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/30/state-of-the-union-2018-january-30-270753.
- "Super Bowl LII". U.S. Bank Stadium. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
- Newman, Mark. "2018 Major League Baseball schedule released". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
- Harig, Bob (August 10, 2012). "PGA Championship to move from August date to May in 2019". ESPN. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
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