On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 10th million Mini car produced during its 60th anniversary year in Oxford, England

Sports record brokenWorld Record

19-year-old Hungarian swimmer Kristóf Milák breaks Michael Phelps' 10 year old 200m butterfly world record at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; swims 1:50.73, 0.78s faster than Phelps

  • Facebook agrees to pay $5 billion fine, largest ever for violating consumer privacy, to the US Federal Trade Commission
  • Global warming is the fastest in 2,000 years and scientific consensus that humans the cause is at 99% according to three major reports published in journals "Nature" and "Nature Geoscience"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

New UK PM Boris Johnson drastically reshapes cabinet in his first day in office, appointing Dominic Raab as Foreign Secretary, Priti Patel as Home Secretary and Sajid Javid as Chancellor

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • Second heatwave of the summer in Western Europe sets record temperatures in Belgium in Kleine Brogel 39.9C (102F), for Holland in Eindhoven 39.3C (102F) and Germany at Geilenkirchen 40.5C (104F)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Special counsel Robert Mueller reports to the US Senate that President Trump was not exonerated of obstruction of justice and that Russia interfered in US election to benefit Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump