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Historical Events on August 19 (Part 2)

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2019 Sudanese Ex-President Omar al-Bashir admits he has received $90 million from Saudi Arabian royals at the start of his corruption trial in Khartoum

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • 2020 Apple becomes the 1st US company to be valued at $2 trillion, just 2 years after it reached $1 trillion valuation
  • 2020 Largest floods in 70 years wet the toes of giant 71m Leshan Buddha carved by a river just outside Chengdu, China with 100,000 people evacuated
  • 2020 US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says he will suspend controversial plan to cut costs until after the election
  • 2020 Golfing dinner termed #GolfGatet appearing to flout COVID-19 restrictions, attended by Irish political figures, prompts two politicians to later resign