18 December in History : Major Events

YearEvent/Incidence/Incident
1994"Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 8 performances.
1994Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges.
1994Norman, Couples and Azinger wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Golf Challenge.
1996Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe and England.
200930,000 Phillipine people remain in temporary shelter as scientists predict the Mount Mayon volcano will erupt in the coming weeks.
2010Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is granted temporary powers to pass laws by decree, negating any required review or support from the National Assembly.
2011During the 40th anniversary of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, a bomb kills one person and clashes break out between security and opposition protesters.
2012United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II attends a meeting of the Cabinet for the first time, receiving a gift honoring her Diamond Jubilee; this was first time a Cabinet meeting was attended by a British monarch since the reign of Queen Victoria.
2013In the U.S., two winners are believed to have won the Mega Millions lottery; they will share a jackpot of $636 million.
2014The E.U. extends sanctions against Russia by banning oil and gas exploration, cruise ship activity, and investment in Russian-annexed Crimea, the annexation is considered illegitimate by E.U. member nations.

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