On This Day

What Happened in March 2019 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • Mar 26 European Parliament votes for changes to copyright laws, making internet companies responsible for copyright infringements

Historic Event

Mar 26 Stolen Pablo Picasso painting "Buste de Femme" (Dora Maar) (1938) recovered after 20 years by Dutch art detective

  • Mar 26 Charges of staging fake racist and homophobic attack dropped against Justin Smollett by Chicago prosecutors
  • Mar 26 Maker of Oxyconti, Purdue Pharma agrees to pay Oklahoma $270 million settlement ahead of trial accusing the company of fueling the opioid epidemic
  • Mar 26 State of emergency declared in Rockland County, New York, due to measles epidemic with unvaccinated children banned from public spaces for 30 days after 153 cases

Historic Publication

Mar 26 Michelle Obama's biography "Becoming" sells over 10 million copies according to its publisher Bertelsmann

Historic Event

Mar 27 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the country is now a "space power" after successfully shooting down a satellite from space in a ballistic missile test

  • Mar 27 UK Prime Minister Theresa May promises to stand down if parliament accepts her Brexit plan

Historic Event

Mar 27 Former president of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh stole almost 1 billion from his country before his exile in 2017 according to a corruption report

  • Mar 27 Facebook bans white nationalism and white supremacy following criticism that Christchurch terrorist able to live-stream his attack
  • Mar 27 US Special Council Robert S. Mueller writes a letter to US Attorney William Barr regarding Barr's summary of the Mueller Report stating Barr's letter "did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of the findings. "There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations."
  • Mar 28 European parliament bans single-use plastics, including cutlery and straws by 2021
  • Mar 28 Study of a 71 year-old British woman who has never felt pain, for the first time understood as due to a gene mutation, published in British Journal of Anaesthesia

Historic Event

Mar 29 Joe Biden accused of an inappropriate kiss by fellow Democrat Lucy Flores

Album Release

Mar 29 Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish releases her debut studio album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Hall of Fame

Mar 29 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Cure; Def Leppard; Janet Jackson; Stevie Nicks; Radiohead; Roxy Music; and The Zombies

  • Mar 30 Zuzana Caputova elected President of Slovakia, the country's first female head of state

Papal Visit

Mar 30 Pope Francis arrives in Rabat, Morocco, on his first-ever visit to the Magreb region of Northern Africa

Film & TV History

Mar 30 Swedish gamer and YouTuber PewDiePie overtaken by Indian channel T-Series as YouTube channel with most subscribers (both on 92 million)

Music History

Mar 31 Elton John joins George Clooney's call to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after Brunei plans new anti-gay laws to make homosexual sex punishable by death

  • Mar 31 Rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle fatally shot outside his clothing store in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths