Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

   "Most newspaper article events happen anywhere from days, to months, to years before they reach publication. Consequently, most newspaper articles (on this timeline) are preceded by the date of the newspaper in which they appear." [E.M.]    *Color Code

January 2018

2017 - Astronomic Configuration - January 1st, 2018: "Sun [10 Capricorn], Moon [28 Gemini], Mercury [18 Sagittarius], Venus [8 Capricorn], Mars [14 Scorpio], Jupiter [16 Scorpio], Saturn [1 Capricorn], Uranus [24 Aries], Neptune [11 Pisces], Pluto [18 Capricorn], Chiron [24 Pisces]." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201801.html]

2018 - U.S. National Debt? - January 1st, 2018: Over 20 trillion dollars? (See link)

*Link: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

2018 - South Korea seizes oil tanker - January 1st, 2018: "South Korea seizes oil tanker ['Panama-flagged oil tanker suspected of evading international sanctions by trading with North Korea']" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/01/17]

2018 - Five Colorado deputies are shot - January 1st, 2018: "Five Colorado deputies are shot, one fatally, in 'ambush' attacks [12/30/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/01/17]

2018 - Retail pot sales to start in California - January 1st, 2018: "Retail pot sales to start in California" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/01/17]

2018 - Likud backs annexation of part of West Bank - January 1st, 2018: "Likud backs annexation of part of West Bank ['and for continued building of Jewish settlements']" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/01/17]

2018 - 48 girls rescued from ashrams of Delhi 'godman' - January 1st, 2018: "[...] The sect, Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya, preaches that its leader is an incarnation of various Hindu gods and has descended to earth to unite people of all faiths and transform them into ddeities. [... .]" [Based on: Washington Post article (48 girls rescued from ashrams of Delhi 'godman' / Thousands more may be living in the sect's communities, officials say), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/01/17]

2018 - 1 in 10 young adults homeless in past year study finds- January 1st, 2018: "1 in 10 young adults [18 to 25] homeless in past year [U.S.A.] study [Researchers with Chapin Hall] finds" [Based on:Title (and text) for Washington Post article), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/01/17]

2018 - Kim says US should know North Korean nuclear force a reality - January 1st, 2018: begin quote > SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. But he also struck a conciliatory tone in his New Year's address, wishing success for the Winter Olympics set to begin in South Korea in February and suggesting the North may send a delegation to participate.

Kim, wearing a Western-style gray suit and tie, said in his customary annual address that his country had achieved the historic feat of "completing" its nuclear forces and added that he has a nuclear button on his desk.

"The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table," he said during the speech, as translated by The Associated Press.

"The entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range. ... The United States can never start a war against me and our country," Kim said.

He also called for improved relations with the South, an idea mentioned in speeches more often than it is met. He said the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics would be a good opportunity to showcase the status of the Korean nation.

He also said the two Koreas could meet urgently to discuss the North sending a delegation.

"The Winter Olympic games that will be held soon in the South will be a good opportunity to display the status of the Korean nation and we sincerely wish that the event will be held with good results," he said. < end quote [... .]

*Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kim-says-us-know-north-korean-nuclear-force-010952959.html

2018 - Unrest in Iran blamed for 13 deaths - January 2nd, 2018: "Unrest in Iran blamed for 13 deaths / Ayatollah criticized amid security crackdown on 'armed protestors' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/02/18]

2018 - Israel indicts Palestinian teen over slapping - January 2nd, 2018: "Israel indicts Palestinian teen over slapping" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/02/18]

2018 - Medical devices to be taxed again after suspension for past two years- January 2nd, 2018: "Medical devices to be taxed again after suspension for past two years / Industry groups claim it will cost $20 billion over the next decade" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/02/18]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 3rd, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 24,824.01; Change: 104.79 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,695.81; Change: 22.20 (0.8 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/03/18]

2018 - India cancels arms deal - January 3rd, 2018: "India cancels arms deal ['ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu], Israeli company says" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/03/18]

2018 - Fifth Mexican politician slain in a week - January 3rd, 2018: "Fifth Mexican politician slain in a week" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/03/18]

2018 - Deadly cold stabs much of U.S., shatters records - January 3rd, 2018: "Deadly cold stabs much of U.S., shatters records; storm may brew snow in East" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 01/03/18]

2018 - Woman hit during New Year's gunfire / St. Louis, Mo. - January 3rd, 2018: "Woman [St. Louis, Mo.] hit during New Year's gunfire ['she went outside at midnight on New Year's to listen to gunfire in Tower Grove East']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/03/18]

2018 - More than 5 billion items shipped via Amazon Prime - January 3rd, 2018: "More than 5 billion items shipped via Amazon Prime" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/03/18]

2018 - Missouri weighs how to address domestic abuse, gun possession - January 3rd, 2018: "Missouri weighs how to address domestic abuse, gun possession / State has had high number of women killed by male partners" [Based on: Title(s) for Article, pp. A1 & A4, S.L.P.D., 01/03/18]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 4th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 24,922.68; Change: 98.67 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,713.06; Change: 17.25 (0.6 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/04/18]

2018 - Trump blasts Bannon over book - January 4th, 2018: "Trump blasts Bannon over book, says ex-aide 'lost his mind' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/04/18]

2018 - Severe storm pounds western Europe - January 4th, 2018: "Severe storm ['packing winds up to 100 mph'] pounds western Europe [01/03/18]; 1 dead, 23 are injured" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/04/18]

2018 - Manafort sues over Russia probe, charges - January 4th, 2018: "Manafort sues over Russia probe, charges / President's former campaign chairman says Mueller, DOJ overstepped their authority" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/04/18]

2018 - Palestinians, Israelis oppose U.S. aid threat - January 4th, 2018: "Palestinians, Israelis oppose U.S. aid threat / Trump suggests cut to U.N. funds until peace deal advances" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 01/04/18]

2018 - Southwest U.S. struggles and marvels as wintery blast hits- January 4th, 2018: "Southwest U.S. struggles and marvels as wintery blast hits [01/03/18] / At least 17 die as most snow in 3 decades falls; system heads up coast" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/04/18]

2018 - N. Korea reopens cross-border communications with S. Korea - January 4th, 2018: "N. Korea reopens cross-border communications with S. Korea" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 01/04/18]

2018 - Flood Trivia / 2018 - "Number of notable floods this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 0. Number of deaths due to flooding: at least 0." [- E.M.]

2018 - Volcano Trivia / 2018 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least 0. Number of reported deaths include: 0." [- E.M.]

2018 - Avalanche Trivia / 2018 - "Number of notable avalanche, landslide, mudslide or roof collapse events this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 0. Number of reported deaths: at least 0" [- E.M.]

2017 - "Hurricane" Trivia / 2018 - "Number of notable storms this year include: at least 0 Tropical Storms, 0 Hurricanes, 0 Cyclones & 0 Typhoons. Number of reported deaths: at least 0. [deaths due to flooding are generally recorded under Flood Trivia]." [- E.M.]

2017 - Earthquake Trivia / 2018 - "Number of notable earthquakes [generally, 6.0 or above] in 2017 at least 0. [0 Great, 0 Major, 0 strong] / 2017: at least 44 / 2016: at least 88. / [In 2015: 137; 2014: 169, 2013: 79; 2012: 127; 2011: 196; 2010: 158; 2009: 141; 2008: 217; 2007: 171; 2006: 145; 2005: 110]. Number of reported deaths due to earthquakes (and earthquake tsunamis) in 2017: at least 0." [- E.M.]

2017 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 2019 - "Number of reported deaths [generally, according to national (U.S.A.) news headlines] from natural disasters [not all illustrated this timeline] in 2017: at least 17" [- E.M.]

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