What Happened on July 4, 2019

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

Historic Event

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)

Meeting of Interest

Russian President Vladmir Putin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • US publication Mad Magazine announces it will stop publishing new material after 67 years
2019 Highlights

About July 4, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

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