On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Biggest seaweed bloom in the world, the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico after algae explosion due to deforestation and fertiliser
  • Egypt claims 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun bust is stolen as it sells for $6 million at auction at Christies
  • Largest earthquake in California in 20 years 6.4 magnitude near Ridgecrest
  • Notorious Dutch crime boss Willem Holleeder sentenced to life for ordering five murders in Amsterdam
  • Record temperatures in Alaska as Anchorage reaches 90F (32C)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Russian President Vladmir Putin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
Pope Pope Francis
Pope
Pope Francis
  • UN accuses Venezuelan government of using death squads and policy of installing fear to remove opposition with 5,287 people killed in 2018 for supposedly resisting arrest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump holds a “Salute to America” Fourth of July celebration in Washington, controversial for its emphasis on the military and presence of tanks

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • US publication Mad Magazine announces it will stop publishing new material after 67 years