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2019 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 962

  • Apr 17 Research showing pigs brains partially brought back to life at Yale University, published in "Nature"
  • Apr 17 Terror alert closes schools in Denver, Colorado, due to 18 year-old woman obsessed with Columbine massacre, who is then found dead
  • Apr 17 10 babies with "bubble boy disease" cured using a gene therapy made from HIV at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, according to new study
  • Apr 18 Irish Journalist Lyra McKee shot to death covering riots in Derry, Northern Ireland with dissident republican group the New IRA claiming responsibility
  • Apr 21 Terror attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in three Sri Lankan cities, Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa kill at least 253 and injure hundreds

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Apr 21 Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a Extinction Rebellion protest in London amid city-wide climate protests where Waterloo Bridge was occupied over four days

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg
  • Apr 23 At least 54 jade miners buried by a mudslide in Kachin state, Myanmar
  • Apr 23 Second of two major earthquakes strikes island of Samar, Philippines, magnitude 6.3, a day after magnitude 6.1 hits Luzon Island killing at least 16 people
  • Apr 23 World's first malaria vaccine, giving partial protection to children, begins in Malawi by the WHO

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Apr 25 Former US Vice President Joe Biden announces his campaign for president via video

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • Apr 25 Microsoft becomes the third US firm to be listed with a market worth of 1 trillion, after Apple and Amazon
  • Apr 25 Thousands march in Khartoum, Sudan calling for civilian rule
  • Apr 25 Cyclone Kenneth strikes Mozambique with winds of 220km/h (140mph) killing at least38 people and damaging nearly 35,000 homes
  • Apr 25 More than 1,600 civilians were killed in US-led coalition air and land strikes on Raqqa in 2017, according to Amnesty International and monitoring group Airwars
  • Apr 26 Six suspected militants connected to Sri Lankan terror attacks killed along with ten others in a shootout with police in Sainthamaruthu
  • Apr 26 "No religion" tops survey of American religious identity for the first time at 23.1% edging out Catholics 23.0% and evangelicals 22.5%, in long-running General Social Survey

  • Apr 26 Waorani people of Pastaza win landmark environmental case against the Ecuadorian government to protect half a million acres of their territory in the Amazon rainforest

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Apr 27 Pope Francis donates $500,000 for migrants stranded in Mexico trying to reach the US

  • Apr 27 Shooter opens fire in a synagogue in Poway, California, killing one and injuring three
  • Apr 28 Largest demonstrations since 2014 in Hong Kong over plans to change law to send suspects to mainland China for trial
  • Apr 28 Spanish general election: no party wins a majority, Socialists under Pedro Sanchez win most with 29%
  • Apr 29 Indonesia is plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta due to the city sinking, according to a government minister
  • Apr 29 Over 300 people declared to have died through overwork in Indonesia's one-day election on April 17th, with over 2,000 fallen sick
  • Apr 29 Over 700 people infected with measles in the US, highest number for 25 years
  • Apr 29 Islamic State releases video showing leader Bakr al-Baghdadi for first time in five years

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Apr 30 Japanese Emperor Akihito declares his abdication at a ceremony in Tokyo which officially takes effect the following day

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Akihito
Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan
Naruhito
  • Apr 30 New type of dementia identified and named limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (Late) after misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease
  • May 1 UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson fired over leaking information about Huawei deal from a UK National Security Council meeting by Theresa May
  • May 1 Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn marries for the fourth time to Suthida Tidjai, deputy head of his bodyguard, days before his coronation

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May 1 Naruhito officially succeeds his father Akihito as the Emperor of Japan after the latter abdicated due to ill health

Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan
Naruhito
Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Akihito

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May 1 Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions in London

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange
  • May 1 Evidence revealed that early humans from ancient Denisovan species lived at high altitudes in Tibet 160,000 years ago
  • May 1 US Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee defending his handling of the Mueller Report
  • May 2 Drone delivers a kidney for transplant surgery in Baltimore, Maryland, for the first time

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May 2 Facebook bans Alex Jones (InfoWars), Milo Yiannopoulos (ex-Breitbart), Louis Farrakhan (Nation of Islam), Paul Nehlen and Laura Loomer for hate speech

Religious Leader Louis Farrakhan
Religious Leader
Louis Farrakhan

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May 2 US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accuses Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress over the Mueller Report

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi

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May 2 Second-only sketch known of Leonardo da Vinci from Queen Elizabeth's collection revealed on the 500th anniversary of the artist's death

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • May 2 A clean-up on Mt Everest has removed three metric tons (6,613 pounds) of rubbish and four bodies in just two weeks
  • May 3 Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha State, India and Bangladesh, killing 33 people after one of the biggest human evacuations ever - 1.2 million in India in 24 hours
  • May 5 Violent clashes between Israel and Gaza militants over three days have left 4 Israelis and 23 Palestinians dead
  • May 5 King Vajiralongkorn is crowned King of Thailand, first monarch to be crowned in nearly seven decades during a three-day celebration in Bangkok
  • May 5 At least 41 people die when a Russian Aeroflot plane catches fire after an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow
  • May 5 Oil tanker explosion kills 55 in Niamey, Niger
  • May 6 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei announces a moratorium on the death penalty for gay sex and adultery after worldwide condemnation over new Sharia laws
  • May 6 French telecom company Orange and its former CEO with other executives go on trial in France for psychological harassment of their staff that unions claim resulted in 19 suicides and 12 other attempts
  • May 6 One million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction according to a major new UN report
  • May 7 Denver is the first US city to decriminalize psilocybin "magic mushrooms"
  • May 7 Turkish electoral body decides to re-run the Istanbul mayoral election, won by the opposition, amid worldwide criticism
  • May 7 Venezuela's Congress strips opposition lawmakers of immunity and accuses them of treason
  • May 7 Hackers seize control of the computer system of the US city of Baltimore, demanding a ransom in Bitcoins to unlock them
  • May 8 Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that Facebook should be split up and regulated in "New York Times" Op-Ed essay
  • May 8 Thailand's general elections official results show opposition Pheu Thai Party won most seats but still unable to form governmen, due to rules favoring the military
  • May 8 UK goes a week without using a coal-fired power station for first time in 137 years due to use of more renewable energy
  • May 8 Iran announces it will stop complying with parts of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal
  • May 8 Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp signs new abortion law, the so-called "heart-beat bill" (comes into effect Jan 2020)
  • May 8 Singapore passes sweeping "anti-fake news" laws bill
  • May 8 Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi who spent eight years in prison on death row for blasphemy arrives in Canada
  • May 9 Pope Francis introduces new rules on reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, criticized for not going far enough
  • May 9 New Australian $50 bank note misspells responsibility as "responsibilty" on 46 million notes
  • May 9 French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin (72) successfully crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel arriving in Martinique
  • May 9 At least 65 migrants drown off the coast of Tunisia when their boat capsizes after leaving Libya according to the UN
  • May 9 Archaeologists hail Anglo-Saxon tomb found 2003 in Prittlewell, England, as Britain’s equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb as full report of its contents published
  • May 10 Taxi service Uber becomes a public company opening on the New York Stock Exchange
  • May 10 US begins raising tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports to 25% after trade talks fail
  • May 11 South African parliamentary elections return ruling Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC party to power with reduced majority (58%)
  • May 11 Militants attack Zaver Pearl-Continental Hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan killing five, Balochistan Liberation Army claim responsibility
  • May 11 Carbon dioxide levels in the earth's atmosphere hit levels not seen for 3 million years at 415 parts per million, according to the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii
  • May 12 Gunman kill five people and a priest in a Catholic church in Dablo, Burkina Faso, before setting fire to and looting nearby buildings
  • May 12 Cuba announced more rationing of products such as rice and beans due to US trade embargo and hoarding
  • May 13 Sri Lanka imposes a nationwide curfew from 9pm to 4am to curb violence against Muslims after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks
  • May 13 New study on the moon shows it is still shrinking with recent moonquakes as it cools, published in journal "Nature Geoscience"

SudanAnti Omar al-Bashir Protest

May 13 Former President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir is charged in connection with the deaths of protesters the previous month

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Alaa Salah during a protest against President Omar al-Bashir
Alaa Salah during a protest against President Omar al-Bashir
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  • May 13 China retaliates against the US as their trade war escalates, raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of goods affecting over 4,000 items
  • May 13 Diary of Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt's last days rediscovered and displayed for the 400th anniversary of his execution
  • May 14 Wikipedia confirms China has banned all versions of its site
  • May 14 San Francisco is the first city to vote to ban use of facial recognition
  • May 14 Steve Bullock, US Governor of Montana announces his run for Presidential office
  • May 14 Huge protests closes schools in Kashmir after the rape of a three-year-old girl
  • May 15 Alabama passes law banning abortion in almost all cases including rape or incest

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May 15 Five of world's biggest tech companies pledge to tackle extremist material at "The Christchurch Call" initiative in Paris hosted by Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern
President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • May 15 Mexico City declares an environmental emergency after air pollution reaches dangerous levels
  • May 15 Jeff Koons "Rabbit" sculpture sells for 91.1 million, setting a new record for a work by a living artist at auction
  • May 15 US birthrate in 2018 the lowest for 32 years (total fertility rate 1,728 births per 1,000 women), with record lows for teen births
  • May 15 Findings from China's Chang'e-4 rover to the Moon suggests huge asteroid created the giant crater on Moon's far side with impact so great it cracked its crust and reached the mantle below published in "Nature"
  • May 16 British people get drunk more than any other nation, 51 times year according to the Global Drug survey, with English-speaking countries drinking the most
  • May 16 South African Saray Khumalo is the first black African woman to climb Mt Evervest
  • May 16 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announces he is running for president, the 24th Democrat to run
  • May 16 New DNA research showing bedbugs are older than humans - 115 million years old and outlived dinosaurs, published in "Current Biology"

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May 16 US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over IT threats, banning US companies from using foreign technology without a license

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • May 17 Taiwan's parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage, the first Asian country
  • May 17 Tyler, the Creator releases his fifth studio album "Igor" which becomes his first number-one album in the United States

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 18 Australian federal elections won by Scott Morrison's coalition government in a surprise result

Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison
Prime Minister of Australia
Scott Morrison
  • May 19 US billionaire Robert F. Smith announces he will pay off college loans of nearly 400 students of the graduating class of Morehouse College, Atlanta
  • May 20 Google stops support for Huawei's Android system in an escalation of the tech war between US and China
  • May 20 Bangladesh imposes a 65-day ban on coastal fishing to conserve fish stocks
  • May 21 More than 600 people, 75% children, identified as HIV in a month in Sindh province, Pakistan, thought to be due to use of infected needles

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 21 Indonesian President Joko Widodo confirmed as winning re-election, defeating Prabowo Subianto with 55.5% of the vote

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • May 21 Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita sets a new record for the number of climbs of Mt Everest - 24
  • May 21 Washington is the first US state to legalize human composting
  • May 21 Austria's far-right Freedom Party resigns from the ruling coalition after two of their ministers are sacked for offering government contracts for political influence in a video

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