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2019 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 962


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Feb 8 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accuses The National Enquirer and its owner, American Media Inc, of blackmail over private messages detailing an extramarital affair

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • Feb 8 Thai King Vajiralongkorn issues royal decree calling Princess Ubolratana 's candidacy for Prime Minister for Thai Raksa Chart political party “improper and highly inappropriate”

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Feb 9 Elizabeth Warren officially announces her 2020 presidential campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • Feb 10 Sexual abuse investigation into US Southern Baptist churches reveals 400 church members implicated with over 700 victims, according to The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News
  • Feb 10 Insect populations are collapsing worldwide threatening a“catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems” according to a global review saying 40% declining, 30% endangered
  • Feb 10 Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar announces her 2020 presidential campaign
  • Feb 10 Number of women alleging sexual assault by former Costa Rica President Óscar Arias Sánchez grows to nine
  • Feb 10 Mine collapse at an illegal gold mine in north-eastern Liberia traps about 40 people underground
  • Feb 11 Artificial Intelligence system meant to assist diagnosis in the future, pitted against physicians in test to diagnose 600,000 patients in results published in "Nature Medicine", A.I. won, just
  • Feb 12 Republic of Macedonia officially changes it name to the Republic of North Macedonia to end long dispute with Greece
  • Feb 12 WWII aircraft carrier USS Hornet, which sank in 1942 with loss of 140 sailors re-discovery announced by Vulcan Inc. near the Solomon Islands
  • Feb 12 Australian government loses historic vote on own bill with amendment to allow offshore sick refugees access to healthcare, first loss in 78 years
  • Feb 12 24 hour general strike in Belgium forces all fights to be cancelled and schools shut

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Feb 12 Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán found guilty of all 10 federal crimes against him in New York after 200 hours of testimony

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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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  • Feb 12 Hotel fire in New Delhi, India, kills 17
  • Feb 12 Nasa data shows the world has got greener - 5% more leafier since early 2000s, mostly due to tree planting in China, intensive farming in India

  • Feb 12 US national debt tops 22 trillion for the first time according to US Treasury
  • Feb 12 Rare Black panthers spotted for the first time in nearly 100 years in Laikipia County, Kenya
  • Feb 12 Trial of 12 Catalonia independence leaders begins in Madrid
  • Feb 13 NASA confirms Mars Opportunity rover's mission has ended after 15 years due to sandstorm damaging communications
  • Feb 13 Suicide attack on bus carrying Iranian military's Revolutionary Guard kills 23 in Sistan-Baluchestan province, separatist group Jaish al-Adl claim responsibility
  • Feb 13 Iran marks 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution with huge street marches and protests against the US
  • Feb 13 Flinders River swells to 37 miles wide (60km) creating its own weather system after intense flooding in Queensland, Australia
  • Feb 14 Amazon cancels plans to build a corporate campus in Long Island, Queens, New York after widespread opposition
  • Feb 14 US Senate confirms William Barr as Attorney General
  • Feb 14 Explosive-packed vehicle rams paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir killing at least 40. Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad claim responsibility.
  • Feb 14 Egyptian parliament approves measures to enable President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to extend his rule till 2034
  • Feb 14 Colombian Juan Carlos Sánchez Latorre jailed for sexual abuse of 276 children in Barranquilla
  • Feb 14 JP Morgan is the first bank to create its own crypto-currency JPM Coin

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Feb 15 US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to divert funds to build a border wall, after signing bipartisan spending agreement to avoid another government shutdown

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Feb 15 A fired employee opens fire at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, killing five and injuring six
  • Feb 16 India's new high-speed train the Vande Bharat Express breaks down on its first return trip on Delhi to Varanasi route

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Feb 16 Pope Francis defrocks ex-cardinal and archbishop of Washington Theodore McCarrick for sexually abusing minors and adults. First Cardinal to be removed for sexual abuse.

  • Feb 17 Protests continue by thousands in streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, against government corruption and inflation
  • Feb 18 British parliamentary committee issues scathing report on Facebook, accusing company of breaking privacy laws, calling for new regulations
  • Feb 18 Gun battle in Pulwama, Indian-controlled Kashmir, kills nine with Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammad held responsible

  • Feb 18 25-year old murder of a woman solved when police in Minnesota run DNA though a genealogy site and find suspect
  • Feb 18 16 US states, including California and New York, band together to sue President Donald Trump over his use of emergency powers to build a border wall.

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Feb 19 Bernie Sanders announces he is running for President for a second time

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Feb 19 New York city bans hair discrimination, to limit racial stereotyping
  • Feb 19 Vatican confirms secret church guidelines for children of priests
  • Feb 21 Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 touches down on asteroid Ryugu on mission to collect rock samples
  • Feb 21 The Lunar Library, a 30 million page digital library launched on board Israel’s Beresheet Lunar Lander, aiming to be stored on the Moon
  • Feb 23 Clashes on Venezuelan border kills two as its country's officials try to stop aid getting in

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Feb 23 Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir declares a national emergency, dismisses the federal government and sacks all state governors

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 23 Nigerian presidential election: President Muhammadu Buhari wins re-election defeating Atiku Abubakar, amid violence and a delay, on turnout of 35.6%

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Feb 24 At least 133 people have died and 200 treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Golaghat district, north-eastern India
  • Feb 24 Roman Catholic Church summit on paedophilia ends with Pope Francis promising more action and calling those guilty "tools of Satan"
  • Feb 26 India launches air strikes on alleged terrorist camps within Pakistan
  • Feb 26 Catholic Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sexual abuse in Melbourne, Australia. As treasurer at the Vatican, the highest-ranking church official to be convicted.
  • Feb 26 More than 4,500 complaints of child sexual abuse against migrant children received by US Health Department, Department of Justice received 1,300 more
  • Feb 26 UK reaches its highest-ever winter temperature with 21.2°C (70.2F) in Kew Gardens, London
  • Feb 26 City of Venice in Italy introduces a day visitors tax
  • Feb 27 Michael Cohen, former lawyer to Donald Trump testifies before the House Oversight Committee saying Trump is "racist", a "con man" and "a cheat"
  • Feb 27 Train crashes into a buffer at Cairo's main railway station killing 25 and injuring dozens in Egypt

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

Feb 27 Second summit begins between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Feb 27 Smallest baby boy ever born to be later successfully released, goes home, after original birth weight of 268g (9.45oz) from Tokyo hospital
  • Feb 27 First gun control legislation for 25 years passed by US House of Representatives, with new federal background checks
  • Feb 27 Doctors announce world's second known case of semi-identical twins, a boy and girl from Brisbane, Australia
  • Feb 27 Pakistan shoots down an Indian fighter jet and captures the pilot, further escalating tensions in the disputed Kashmir region
  • Feb 28 Lost Caravaggio painting "Judith and Holofernes" (1607) announced rediscovered in a Toulouse attic in 2014 to be auctioned worth $171 million
  • Feb 28 Summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump collapses without agreement
  • Mar 3 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika confirms he will run for president one last time, his 5th term, amid widespread demonstrations

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Mar 3 SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully docks with the International Space Station during its demonstration run

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • Mar 3 Multiple tornadoes tear through Georgia and Alabama killing at least 23
  • Mar 4 US Democrats announce a wide-ranging corruption investigation into President Donald Trump
  • Mar 4 Return of a lock of hair of Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II to Ethiopia announced by the National Army Museum in London

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Mar 4 Canadian minister Jane Philpott resigns in protest at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's and the government's handling of a scandal involving bribes from engineering firm SNC-Lavalin

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • Mar 5 Second-ever person "cured" of HIV after stem cell transplant treatment in London, England results published in "Nature"
  • Mar 5 Japanese architect Arata Isozaki wins architecture's Pritzker Prize
  • Mar 5 Bugatti announces the most expensive new car ever made - the La Voiture Noire costing €16.7 million (almost $19 million), only one will be made
  • Mar 5 Major study into the MMR vaccine involving over 650,000 children in Denmark finds it does not increase the risk of autism
  • Mar 6 US trade deficit rises to 10-year high of $621 billion

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Mar 6 Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg reveals plans to turn the social media platform into a more "privacy-focused platform"

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Mar 7 Chinese telecommunications company Huawei sues the US government over a federal ban on its products

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Mar 7 Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain shares her first Instagram post, a letter between mathematician Charles Babbage and Prince Albert

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • Mar 7 Thailand's Constitutional Court dissolves opposition party Thai Raksa Chart, after it nominated the King's sister as candidate for Prime Minister
  • Mar 7 Power and communications blackout begins in Venezuela
  • Mar 10 Taliban force attacks Afghan army base killing or capturing about 50 soldiers in Badghis Province, Afghanistan
  • Mar 10 Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashes just after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 on board

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Mar 11 Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, refutes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement “Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people – and only it.”

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Mar 11 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (82) changes his mind saying he will not seek a fifth term and postpones elections after mass protests

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Mar 12 Theresa May's British government suffers a second defeat on a Brexit deal with the EU, 391 votes to 242

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Mar 12 More than 3,000 ISIS fighters have surrendered amid battle for last ISIS stronghold in Baghouz, Syria, according to Syrian Democratic Forces officials
  • Mar 13 President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort sentenced to a further 43 months in jail, to add to his previous 47 months
  • Mar 13 Home of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers established as a national monument in Jackson, Mississippi, by President Donald Trump
  • Mar 13 California Governor Gavin Newsom announces an indefinite moratorium on the death sentence in the state, saying it discriminates against marginalized communities
  • Mar 13 US grounds all Boeing 737 Max aircraft after bans by others countries following the plane type's second crash in Ethiopia
  • Mar 13 British MPs vote to reject a no-deal Brexit, defeating Theresa May's government 321 votes to 278
  • Mar 13 Shooting at school in Suzano, near São Paulo, Brazil, kills six including five children, before former student gunmen turn guns on themselves
  • Mar 13 Australian cardinal George Pell is sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual abuse in Australia
  • Mar 13 Member of the New York Gambino mob family Frank Cali shot dead outside his home, first killing of a high-ranking mobster since 1985
  • Mar 14 US Senate passes resolution overturning President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration
  • Mar 14 Former US Democratic representative Beto O'Rourke announces he is running for president
  • Mar 14 Google announces its employee Emma Haruka Iwao has broken the world record for calculating pi, to 31.4 trillion digits, on pi day using Google Cloud
  • Mar 14 California officially free of drought for the first time in more than 7 years (Dec 2011)
  • Mar 14 Tropical Cyclone Idai comes ashore in Mozambique, killing at least 417 people, and Malawi killing at least 56, after causing widespread flooding,
  • Mar 15 Terrorist attack on two mosques by a right-wing Australian gunman kills 51 and wounds 50 in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Mar 15 Climate change strikes held by school children take place around the world inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg
  • Mar 15 The Vessel, a honeycomb viewing structure designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens at Hudson Yards development, New York City

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