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Historical Events in 2019 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 800 of 1,267

  • Jun 4 Movement in Japan to end compulsory wearing of high heels in work places trends with hashtag #KuToo
  • Jun 4 Deforestation of the Amazon forest in Brazil the fastest for a decade as 740 square kilometers cleared in 30 days according to Brazilian space research institute
  • Jun 4 Biggest protests in Prague since the fall of communism by tens of thousands against Prime Minister Andrej Babis' use of EU subsidies
  • Jun 4 Professional gambler James Holzhauer's 32-game winning steak ends on "Jeopardy" just short of Ken Jenning's record $2.52m earnings
  • Jun 4 SF MLB manager Bruce Bochy reaches 1,000 win mark with the club as Giants beat Mets, 9-3 in NYC; second after legendary John McGraw to reach milestone
  • Jun 5 Ohio doctor William Husel charged with 25 counts of murder for prescribing potentially fatal doses of opioids in Franklin County
  • Jun 5 Denmark general election won by Mette Frederiksen's Social Democrats, defeating sitting Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen's Liberal party
  • Jun 5 Average person ingests 50,000 pieces of microplastic a year and breathes in similar amount according to first-ever such study published in journal "Environmental Science and Technology"
  • Jun 6 German serial killer nurse Niels Hoegel jailed for a second life sentence for the murder of 85 more people (previously convicted for six). Germany's worst post-war serial killer.

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Jun 6 On 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department's actions during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn

Transgender Activist and Drag Queen Marsha P. Johnson
Transgender Activist and Drag Queen
Marsha P. Johnson
  • Jun 6 Amir Ohana becomes the first openly gay minister in Israel as acting justice minister
  • Jun 7 More than four million Venezuelans have left their country since 2015 due to its economic crisis according to the UN
  • Jun 8 French Open Women's Tennis: Australian Ashleigh Barty beats Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam singles title
  • Jun 8 Albanian President Ilir Meta cancels nationwide local elections amid constitutional crisis after the opposition refuses to participate until Prime Minister Edi Rama resigns
  • Jun 9 Over 1 million people protest in Hong Kong over proposed new extradition laws to China in one of largest-ever protests in the city

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 9 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1; 3rd straight French singles title; 12th overall; first to win 12 singles titles at same Grand Slam; 18th major

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

  • Jun 9 1st UEFA Nations League Final, Porto: Guedes scores as Portugal win inaugural tournament final, 1-0 over the Netherlands
  • Jun 9 General strike begins in Khartoum, Sudan, as a protest against ruling military generals by the Sudanese Professionals Association
  • Jun 9 95 people killed in attack on Dogon village Sobame Da in central Mali by suspected Fulani group

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Jun 9 73rd Tony Awards: "Hadestown" best musical, "The Ferryman" best play, Bryan Cranston and Elaine May win

  • Jun 9 Ali Stroker becomes the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony award for musical "Oklahoma!"
  • Jun 9 Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz shot while visiting in his native Dominican Republic
  • Jun 10 Three men sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and murder of eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua, India in high-profile case that sparked political resignations and nationwide protests
  • Jun 10 Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrested on corruption charges
  • Jun 10 New DNA research on grapes shows one French wine Savagnin Blanc has been grown for 900 years in Jura published in "Nature Plants"
  • Jun 11 Botswana overturns law criminalizing same-sex relationships from colonial-era in landmark African LGBTQ case

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Jun 11 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • Jun 11 WHO confirms first case of Ebola virus in Uganda, spread from outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Jun 11 Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released from prison and drug charges dropped after major public outcry with unprecedented joint campaign by Russian news sources

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

Jun 11 Comedian Jon Stewart delivers angry rebuke to Congress for the lack of funds for 9/11 victims

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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
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Jun 11 "The New York Times" reveals an estimated 500,000 song titles, including masters of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, lost in 2008 warehouse fire on Universal backlot in Los Angeles

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 11 Toy Story 4 directed by Josh Cooley with the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen has its world premiere

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • Jun 12 Earliest evidence of humans smoking cannabis discovered in 2,500-year-old grave in Pamir Mountains, China, published in "Science Advances"
  • Jun 12 World’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s Government Pension Fund, worth $1 trillion, gets authorization to drop fossil fuel investments from Norway's government
  • Jun 12 Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins, 4-1 for a 4-3 series victory; first title in franchise history
  • Jun 12 Same-sex marriage approved by Ecuador's Constitutional Court in landmark ruling

  • Jun 12 Violent protests in Hong Kong as tens of thousands of protesters block and try to storm government buildings to stop extradition law

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Jun 13 President Donald Trump announces Sarah Sanders will be leaving her position as White House Press Secretary

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

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Jun 13 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is responsible for recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
US Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo

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Jun 13 Recently deposed Sudan President Omar al-Bashir is charged with corruption in Sudan

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • Jun 13 Kenyan MP Rashid Kassim arrested for slapping female MP Fatuma Gedi, following a walk out of parliament by female MPs after claiming male MPs joked "its slapping day"
  • Jun 13 Archaeologists announce Scottish crannogs (fortified settlements on artificial islands in lochs) far older than first thought, radiocarbon dated to 3640-3360 BC, older than Stonehenge
  • Jun 13 NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State Warriors, 114-110 to win franchise's first Championship; last game at Oracle Arena, Oakland; MVP: Kawhi Leonard
  • Jun 14 Swiss women hold a national strike over the country's slow pace towards equality
  • Jun 14 Petition to create world's first "time free zone" on Sommaroy island which has complete daylight for 2 months, delivered to the Norwegian parliament
  • Jun 15 In a blockbuster NBA trade, the New Orleans Pelicans send forward Anthony Davis to the LA Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart & 3 future 1st round draft picks including 2019 #4

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Jun 15 Baseball jersey belonging to Babe Ruth becomes most expensive sports memorabilia when it sells for $5.64 million at an auction in New York

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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Jun 16 Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admits to misuse of state funds in court

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Jun 16 Massive unprecedented power cut affects all of Argentina and Uruguay and parts of Paraguay
  • Jun 16 India imposes retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods
  • Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: American Gary Woodland claims his first major title with a 3 stroke victory over defending champion Brooks Koepka
  • Jun 16 Three suicide bomb attacks kill 30 people in Konduga, north east Nigeria
  • Jun 16 24 Hours of Le Mans: 2-time World F1 champion Fernando Alonso along with Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima win back-to-back titles for Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • Jun 17 Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after collapsing during a court appearance in Cairo
  • Jun 17 Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, Kate Gallego apologies for local police threatening to shoot African American family after their four-year shoplifted a doll

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Jun 17 Activist Joshua Wong calls on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to resign after leaving prison amid street protests the day before of over 2 million people.

Activist Joshua Wong
Activist
Joshua Wong
  • Jun 18 Chennai, India's 6th largest city with 4 million people runs out of water as its reservoirs dry up
  • Jun 18 China has been forcefully harvesting organs from marginalized groups in prison camps on a significant scale according to International Tribunal in London
  • Jun 18 US President Donald Trump announces his campaign for reelection
  • Jun 18 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces the suspension of the pro-China and highly controversial extradition law, after massive protests in the city
  • Jun 18 Sex-changing Australian bush tomato study published in journal "PhytoKeys" detailing how Solanum Plastisexum can change from male to female to hermaphrodite
  • Jun 18 Two 14 year-old boys become the youngest in Irish history to be convicted of murder when found guilty of the murder and sexual assault of a 14 year-old girl in Dublin
  • Jun 18 England cricket captain Eoin Morgan smashes a ODI world record 17 sixes against Afghanistan in his side's 150-run World Cup victory at Old Trafford; Morgan, 148 from 71 balls
  • Jun 19 US Nxivm sex cult leader Keith Raniere found guilty in New York court of racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography
  • Jun 19 Oklahoma writer Joy Harjo is named the first Native American US Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress
  • Jun 19 UN says over 70 million people in the world are displaced, asylum seekers or refugees around the world, their highest-ever number in 70 years

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Jun 19 First debate for a decade in Congress over reparations for slavery with Danny Glover one of the witnesses

Actor and Activist Danny Glover
Actor and Activist
Danny Glover
  • Jun 19 US Senators receive a classified briefing on possible UFO sightings by the US Navy
  • Jun 20 Oregon Governor Kate Brown authorizes police to round up 11 Republican state senators who have gone into hiding to stop vote on cap-and-trade proposal emissions bill

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Jun 20 Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
  • Jun 20 Shares for messaging site Slack start trading on the New York Stock Exchange to give it a valuation of $19.5 billion
  • Jun 20 Iran shoots down a US drone over the Straits of Hormuz escalating tension between the two countries
  • Jun 20 NBA Draft: Duke power forward Zion Williamson first pick by New Orleans Pelicans

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Jun 21 UK police called to house of leader contender Boris Johnson over alleged altercation with his girlfriend

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • Jun 21 NHL Draft: US NTDP center Jack Hughes first pick by New Jersey Devils
  • Jun 22 Attempted coup fails in Ethiopia, four officials killed including army chief of staff General Seare Mekonnen
  • Jun 22 Seven-story building collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, with at least 25 construction workers sleeping inside killed
  • Jun 22 Russian volcano Raikoke erupts from 700m-wide-crater, seen from International Space Station. Turns sunsets purple across the Northern Hemisphere all summer.
  • Jun 23 Biggest protests in Prague since the fall of communism against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, with estimated 250,000 in Letna Plain park
  • Jun 23 Turkey's ruling AK party lose the re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election to Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican People's Party
  • Jun 23 Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian female in 42 years (since Evonne Goolagong Cawley) to attain world #1 tennis ranking when she beats Julia Görges 6-3, 7-5 at the Birmingham Classic
  • Jun 23 Women's PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: Australian Hannah Green leads wire-to-wire to win her first LPGA event by 1 stroke ahead of Park Sung-hyun

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Jun 24 US President Donald Trump imposes sanctions on Iran, targeted at Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in response to the shooting down of a US drone

2nd Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Hosseini Khamenei
2nd Supreme Leader of Iran
Ali Hosseini Khamenei
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jun 24 Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas given seven life sentences for the murder of five women and two children in Nicosia
  • Jun 24 Mysterious sickness affects 718 children with 152 deaths around Indian city of Muzaffarpur, previously thought due to lychee fruit but now unknown
  • Jun 24 El Salvador immigrant father and his 23-month-old daughter drown trying to cross the Rio Grande into the US with their photo causing widespread condemnation
  • Jun 25 NHL Draft: Barrie Colts (OHL) defenceman Aaron Ekblad first pick by Florida Panthers
  • Jun 25 Mirazur on the French Riveria crowned the world's best restaurant at ceremony in Singapore
  • Jun 25 San Francisco is the first major US city to ban e-cigarettes
  • Jun 25 Stephanie Grisham appointed US White House press secretary and communications director

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 26 Japanese animation film "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki is released in China and tops the box office, 18 years after its initial release

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki

  • Jun 26 Two US Florida towns pay hackers considerable ransom to unfreeze their computer systems; Riviera Beach $600,00 and Lake City $500,000
  • Jun 26 More than 5,000 smuggled turtles discovered in luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia, bound for India
  • Jun 26 Highest ever June temperatures recorded in Germany (38.6C), Poland (38.2C) and the Czech Republic (38.9C) during week-long heatwave in Europe

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Jun 26 Former Gambian beauty queen Fatou "Toufah" Jallow says she was raped by former President Yahya Jammeh as part of a Human Rights Watch and Trial International report

Dictator and President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh
Dictator and President of Gambia
Yahya Jammeh
  • Jun 27 Chief Apple designer Jony Ive, designer of the iMac and the iPhone, announces he is leaving Apple after 30 years
  • Jun 27 US Supreme Court rules 2020 census cannot contain a question about citizenship in a 5-4 ruling
  • Jun 27 US Supreme Court rules the Constitution doesn't prohibit partisan gerrymandering, allowing a ruling party to redraw electoral boundaries
  • Jun 28 Highest-ever temperature recorded in France 45.9C in Gallargues-le-Montueux, southern France
  • Jun 28 The EU and South American trade bloc Mercosur agree historic trade deal, the EU's biggest to date
  • Jun 28 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir
  • Jun 30 President Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting Kim Jong Un
  • Jun 30 Large protests in Khartoum, Sudan, against continuing military rule, kill seven and injure 181

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 30 The Killers headline the Gastonbury Music festival with Kylie Minogue playing the Pyramid stage 14 years after cancer forced her to cancel

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • Jun 30 New York marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising sparked the modern gay rights movement with huge pride marches

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Jun 30 Brooklyn Nets load up on elite NBA talent on first day of free agency; sign Kevin Durant from Golden State, Kyrie Irving from Boston and DeAndre Jordan from NY Knicks

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving
  • Jun 30 US Open Senior Men's Golf, Warren GC: Steve Stricker wins his second Champions Tour major of the year by 6 strokes from David Toms and Jerry Kelly
  • Jul 1 At least 16 people killed in a Taliban attack with over 100 injured in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Jul 1 Japan resumes commercial whaling after a break of more than 30 years

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Jul 2 Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman nominated to lead the European Commission with France's Christine Lagarde 1st woman nominated to lead the European Central Bank

Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat Christine Lagarde
Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat
Christine Lagarde

Historic DiscoveryThe Lewis Chess Pieces

Jul 2 Newly rediscovered Lewis chess piece sells at auction for £735,000 in London

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  • Jul 2 Air strike kills at least 40 people at Libyan migrant center in Tripoli, with Libyan National Army blamed
  • Jul 2 Total solar eclipse over Chile and Argentina
  • Jul 2 Virginie Viard presents her first haute couture collection as designer at Chanel after the death of Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais
  • Jul 3 Heavy monsoon rains strike Mumbai and surrounding Maharashtra state in India killing at least 43, worst flooding in a decade
  • Jul 3 More than a million people ordered to evacuate Japanese island of Kyushu amid warnings of mudslides after 1,000mm (39in) of rainfall
  • Jul 3 Italian David-Maria Sassoli chosen as new European President
  • Jul 3 US produces the most waste per head globally and recycles the least at 35% according to new research by Verisk Maplecroft, Germany recycles the most at 68%
  • Jul 3 Atlético Madrid sign Portugal forward Joao Felix for €126m (£113m) from Benfica in the fifth most expensive transfer in football history
  • Jul 4 Largest earthquake in California in 20 years 6.4 magnitude near Ridgecrest

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Jul 4 Egypt claims 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun bust is stolen as it sells for $6 million at auction at Christies

Pharoah of Egypt Tutankhamun
Pharoah of Egypt
Tutankhamun

  • Jul 4 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
  • Jul 4 Notorious Dutch crime boss Willem Holleeder sentenced to life for ordering five murders in Amsterdam
  • Jul 4 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
  • Jul 4 US publication Mad Magazine announces it will stop publishing new material after 67 years
  • Jul 4 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

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Jul 4 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
  • Jul 4 Record temperatures in Alaska as Anchorage reaches 90F (32C)
  • Jul 5 Second stronger earthquake in Southern California at 7.1 magnitude centered near Ridgecrest
  • Jul 5 Former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral says he paid a $2 million bribe to secure votes for his city to be granted 2016 Olympics
  • Jul 5 Ancient Iraqi city Babylon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Jul 6 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders win their 10th title with a 19-3 win over Argentina's Jaguares
  • Jul 6 LA Clippers acquire 2 NBA megastars in one day; Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from Toronto in free agency, and Paul George from OKC for an unprecedented trade bounty of players and picks
  • Jul 6 Jorge Masvidal (34-13) sets a UFC record by needing just 5 seconds to KO Ben Askren (19-1, 1 NC) during their welterweight bout at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 7 Greek national elections won by center-right New Democracy party headed by Kyriakos Mitsotakis
  • Jul 7 Nigeria, Africa' biggest economy, joins the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), in attempt to create world's largest free trade area

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Jul 7 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu: Defending champions US win record 4th title beating the Netherlands, 2-0, Megan Rapinoe Player of the Match

Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe
Soccer Star
Megan Rapinoe
  • Jul 7 Copa América Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro: Home team Brazil win their 9th title, beating Peru, 3-1; first title since 2007
  • Jul 7 Mississippi closes all its beaches due to toxic algae bloom due to flooding of the Mississippi River
  • Jul 8 Congolese general and rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in the Hague
  • Jul 8 Deutsche Bank begins laying off 18,000 employees worldwide as part of large overhaul of its operations
  • Jul 8 US financier Jeffrey Epstein indicted on further charges of sex trafficking of minors
  • Jul 9 Northern Ireland MPs vote to extend same-sex marriage and make abortion legal to bring it in line with rest of UK
  • Jul 9 Indian restaurateur "dosa king" P. Rajagopal finally begins his life sentence for organizing a murder, 15 years after he was convicted
  • Jul 10 Earliest evidence of modern humans outside Africa found with 210,000 year old skull from Apidima Cave, southern Greece published in "Nature"
  • Jul 10 British ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch resigns after his secret cables calling the US president "inept" were published

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Jul 10 Taylor Swift named the world's highest paid entertainer by Forbes earning $185 million in 2018

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Jul 11 Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on the Ryugu asteroid 300m km (185m miles) from earth for a second time to collect samples
  • Jul 11 Last models of Volkswagen's Beetle car are produced in Pueblo, Mexico, ending production worldwide after 80 years
  • Jul 11 US stock markets reach new records, the Dow tops 27,000 points for the first time and the S&P 500 hits 3,000 points

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 13 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Simona Halep beats Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in just 55 minutes; first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

  • Jul 13 After Atlantic League-MLB partnership rule changes, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs' outfielder Tony Thomas becomes first player in professional baseball history to steal first base in 7-2 win v Lancaster Barnstormers

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 14 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins longest ever Wimbledon final over Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in 4 hours, 57 minutes; his 16th Grand Slam title

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 14 Cricket World Cup, Lord's: England beats New Zealand on count back after scores tied at 241 after 50 overs and 15 in Super Over; Player of Series: NZ captain Kane Williamson
  • Jul 14 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Firestone CC: Retief Goosen of South Africa birdies final 2 holes to secure his first Champions Tour win by 2 strokes from Jay Haas and Tim Petrovic
  • Jul 14 First Ebola case on Goma, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, city of 1 million, as toll of outbreak reaches 1600 victims

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Jul 14 English Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins a record 6th British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone; moves him 1 win clear of Jim Clark and Alain Prost (5)

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Alain Prost
  • Jul 14 US President Donald Trump ignites racial controversy by tweeting four Democrat women of color "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came"
  • Jul 15 Tampa Bay catcher Travis d'Arnaud becomes first player in MLB history to hit 3 homers while catching and batting leadoff in the Rays' 5-4 win over the NY Yankees
  • Jul 17 Irrigation canal system collapses near Fort Laramie, Wyoming parching 100,000 acres of farmland across Nebraska and Wyoming
  • Jul 17 Streaming service Netflix reaches 150 million subscribers worldwide, but with slower growth than forecast
  • Jul 17 World Health Organization declares the DR Congo Ebola outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern"

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Jul 17 Mexican drug cartel head Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in New York

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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States
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  • Jul 17 Bulgaria announces 5 million people, virtually every adult, has had their personal information exposed after national tax agency hacked
  • Jul 18 Arson attack on animated studio Kyoto Animation Co in Kyoto, Japan, kills at least 33
  • Jul 18 Children's songs "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos" used by City of West Palm Beach, Florida to drive away homeless people from the waterfront
  • Jul 18 One of world's earliest mosques at 1,200 years old discovered by archaeologists in Israel's Negev Desert
  • Jul 18 June 2019 was the hottest June on record with average worldwide temperature of 61.6F (16.4C) according to The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Jul 19 Largest wind farm in Africa opens at Lake Turkana, Kenya, generating 310 megawatts
  • Jul 19 UK oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz
  • Jul 19 Heat wave begins across the east of America affecting 100 million people and killing 6, with New York city declaring a state of emergency
  • Jul 21 Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosselló says he won't seek re-election after widespread protests over misogynistic and homophobic comments in his leaked online chats

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Jul 21 Marvel announces 10 new superhero films at Comic Con including Blade with Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman as a female Thor and first Asian American super hero film Shang-Chi

  • Jul 21 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Playing in torrential rain, Irishman Shane Lowry wins his first major title by 6 strokes from Tommy Fleetwood of England
  • Jul 22 India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 successfully takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota aiming to be fourth nation to soft-land on the moon

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Jul 22 Marvel superhero film "Avengers: Endgame" becomes the world's highest-grossing film overtaking "Avatar" earning $2.9 billion

Actor Chadwick Boseman
Actor
Chadwick Boseman
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt
  • Jul 22 French submarine Minerve rediscovered off coast of Toulon, France, after disappearing in 1968 with loss of 52 crew
  • Jul 22 NFL Dallas Cowboys named most valuable sports team in the world worth $5 billion, MLB New York Yankees 2nd at $4.6 billion, Real Madrid 3rd with $4.2 billion according to Forbes

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 22 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jul 22 Air strikes have killed at least 31 people in Maarat al-Numan, north-western Syria, with Russian planes supporting Syrian government being blamed
  • Jul 22 US President Donald Trump says US could win war in Afghanistan in a week "I just don't want to kill 10 million people. If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth"

  • Jul 23 Boris Johnson is chosen the new British Prime Minister by the ruling Conservative Party to replace Theresa May

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Jul 23 US Senate passes bill championed by comedian Jon Stewart to ensure 9/11 first responders fund never runs out of money

Comedian and TV Host Jon Stewart
Comedian and TV Host
Jon Stewart
  • Jul 23 Investigation launched after no girls born in three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi district, India, with sex-selective abortions suspected as the reason
  • Jul 23 BHP becomes the first mining company to tackle pollution, says it will invest $400 million to reduce emissions
  • Jul 23 Nike's Jordan Brand signs 2019 NBA #1 draft pick Zion Williamson to richest multiyear sponsorship deal for a rookie in history; estimated 7 years for $75 million
  • Jul 23 At least 36 people killed by a mud landslide in Shuicheng county, Guizhou province, China

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jul 24 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

  • Jul 24 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)
  • Jul 24 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
  • Jul 24 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
  • Jul 24 Global warming is the fastest in 2,000 years and scientific consensus that humans are the cause is at 99%, according to three major reports published in journals "Nature" and "Nature Geoscience"
  • Jul 24 Facebook agrees to pay $5 billion fine, largest ever for violating consumer privacy, to the US Federal Trade Commission
  • Jul 24 10th million Mini car produced during its 60th anniversary year in Oxford, England
  • Jul 25 Scandal-hit Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló resigns
  • Jul 25 High temperature records set across Europe just one day after previous records set, Paris 42.6C (108.7F), Germany 42.6C (108.6F), Netherlands 40.7C (105.2F), Belgium 40.6C (105.2F)
  • Jul 25 Worst Mediterranean migrant drownings this year when boat carrying 250 people capsizes off Libyan coast, with over 100 feared drowned
  • Jul 25 US Justice department announces it is resuming the death penalty, scheduling five executions
  • Jul 25 "City killer" Asteroid 2019 OK passes by almost undetected at 187 to 427 feet (57 to 130 meters) just 45,000 miles away from earth, closer than the Moon
  • Jul 25 Highest ever UK temperature of 38.7C (101.6F) recorded in Cambridge, England