On This Day

Historical Events on March 19 (Part 2)

  • 2013 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India
  • 2013 16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2013 NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals
  • 2014 Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol
  • 2014 Israel sends airforce against Syrian military units involved in an attack yesterday on an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights

Film & TV History

2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City

  • 2016 England beats France 31-21 at Stade de France, Paris to claim Six Nations Rugby Championship; secure their first Grand Slam since 2003; Owen Farrell with 7 goals, England's 2nd-highest points scorer behind Jonny Wilkinson
  • 2018 Mississippi signs into law the US's strictest abortion laws, no termination after 15 weeks
  • 2018 World's last male northern white rhino, 45 year old Sudan, dies in Kenya
  • 2019 Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces his resignation after nearly 30 years in office, the last soviet-era head of state
  • 2019 American Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the 1st woman to win mathematics Abel Prize
  • 2019 Singer Sam Smith comes out as non-binary in interview on Jameela Jamil’s Instagram show
  • 2019 Image of Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris attacked by internet trolls and controversially removed before being reinstated
  • 2019 Houston Rockets guard James Harden becomes first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points against all 29 opponents in a single season with 31 in a 121-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks
  • 2019 "Superbloom" of poppies in Walker Canyon, southern California visible from space, after high rainfall
  • 2020 Italian death toll from COVID-19 at 3,405 surpasses China's official total (3,245) making it then the worst-affected country in the world
  • 2020 State of California with 910 cases of COVID-19 locks down and orders people to "stay at home"
  • 2020 Professional football in England is further postponed until 'no earlier than 30 April' due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2021 Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall erupts for the first time in 800 years and after more than 50,000 earthquakes