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Events in History in 2019

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  • Jan 1 Qatar withdraws from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) after 57 years of membership
  • Jan 1 Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Austria

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Jan 1 Jair Bolsonaro begins his 4 year term as President of Brazil

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro
  • Jan 1 Qatar introduces a 100% tax on alcohol and other "health-damaging goods", doubling the price of alcohol, tobacco, energy drinks and pork in the oil-rich, predominantly Muslim nation
  • Jan 1 Millions of women create a 300 mile 'Women's Wall' across state of Kerala, India, in support of women's access to temple of Sabarimala

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Jan 2 Apple CEO Tim Cook blames below expectation Chinese iPhone sales for downturn in company's outlook, rocking international stock markets

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
  • Jan 2 Two women become the first to ever enter India's Sabarimala shrine in Kerala State, after law change, prompting protests
  • Jan 3 Archaeologists in Mexico announce discovery of pre-Aztec temple to god Xipe Tótec in Puebla state (dated 900-1150 AD)
  • Jan 3 Chinese Chang'e-4 spacecraft becomes the first ever to touch down on the far side of the Moon

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 3 116th US Congress convenes in Washington D.C., electing Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives for the second time

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
  • Jan 4 Thailand's worst storm in 30 years, Tropical Storm Pabuk makes landfall on country's east coast
  • Jan 5 Orthodox Church of Ukraine granted independence from the Russian Orthodox Church by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
  • Jan 5 Chinese government report predicts China's population will peak at 1.44 billion in 2029 before declining
  • Jan 6 Record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) price for giant bluefin tuna at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market bought by sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura
  • Jan 6 Malaysian king Sultan Muhammad V abdicates after two years of rule in historic first
  • Jan 7 Attempted coup in Gabon fails after rebel soldiers overtake national radio station in Libreville

  • Jan 7 Tennessee woman Cyntoia Brown, convicted for murdering a man aged 16, granted clemency by Governor Bill Haslam
  • Jan 7 College Football, National Championship, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara: #2 Clemson beats #1 Alabama, 44-16
  • Jan 7 Amazon overtakes Microsoft to become the world's most valuable listed company for the first time, worth $797 billion
  • Jan 9 Car manufacture Hyundai unveils a model of a proposed walking car, for first responders, in Las Vegas

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Jan 9 US President Donald Trump makes Oval Office address live on TV over government shutdown and border wall

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jan 9 California's monarch butterfly count drops by 86% according to 2018 census
  • Jan 10 Canadian astronomers report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia
  • Jan 10 Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi proclaimed winner in Democratic Republic of the Congo presidency elections in a disputed result
  • Jan 10 Oceans warming faster than previous thought due to fossil fuel burning, according to data published in journal "Science"
  • Jan 10 13 year-old Jayme Closs escapes her kidnapper after 3 months in captivity in Wisconsin
  • Jan 12 18 year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives in Toronto, Canada, as a refugee, via Thailand, after escaping family abuse in Saudi Arabia
  • Jan 14 US President Donald Trump denies he is a Russian agent after NY Times article states the FBI started an investigation and the Washington Post raised issues over a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • Jan 14 China posts shock drop in trade figures with a 4.4% fall in exports for December and a 7.6% fall in imports
  • Jan 14 Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdańsk, Poland, stabbed on stage at charity event. Dies two days later.
  • Jan 14 US Republican leaders strip Congressman Steve King from House committees after series of racist comments
  • Jan 14 Americans chance of dying from an accidental opioid overdose higher than a car accident for the first time, according to US National Safety Council
  • Jan 14 Spinning disk of ice 300m wide, resembling the moon, forms in the Presumpscot river, Westbrook, Maine
  • Jan 15 LGBTQ activists accuse the Russian republic of Chechnya of a new gay purge with 40 detained and two killed

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Jan 15 Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU is rejected by UK parliament 432 votes to 202, largest parliamentary defeat in its democratic era

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Jan 15 Beginning of humanity's largest gathering, the Kumbh Mela Hindu festival with 15 million people bathing at the joining of Ganges and Yamuna rivers, India. 120 million expected over next 49 days.

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Jan 15 Witness in El Chapo trial claims former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted $100 million bribe from the drug cartel head
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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
  • Jan 15 Bomb blast and gunfight at DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, leaves at least 21 dead with militants group claiming responsibility al-Shabab
  • Jan 15 Chinese scientists confirm they have germinated a cotton seed on the moon on board the Chang’e 4 lander
  • Jan 15 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie tops US album chart with album "Hoodie Szn" selling a record low 823 copies of just digital sales.
  • Jan 15 Plastic will outweigh fish in the world's oceans by 2050 according to report by the World Economic Forum

  • Jan 16 Australian Bureau of Meteorology tweets last four days were the country's hottest on record with Tarcoola, South Australia, reaching 49 C (120 F), Port Augusta 48.5 C (119 F)
  • Jan 16 UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins vote of no confidence in her government 325 to 306
  • Jan 16 Egyptian city Cairo is engulfed by a sandstorm turning it orange
  • Jan 16 Explosion by a suicide bomber aimed at US-led coalition forces at a market in Manjib, Syria, kills about 18 including four Americans
  • Jan 16 UN says at least 890 killed in ethnic violence in the western Democratic Republic of Congo in December, with 465 building destroyed, delaying the presidential election
  • Jan 17 China executes Cai Dongjia, the country's "godfather of crystal meth" from Boshe, Guangdong
  • Jan 17 Indian spiritual leader Ram Rahim Singh and two aides sentenced to life in prison for murdering journalist who exposed sexual abuse at the sect
  • Jan 17 Car bomb in Bogota, Colombia, outside the National Police Academy kills at least 8 and injures 41
  • Jan 21 A light aircraft carrying EPL team Cardiff City's record signing Emiliano Sala of French club FC Nantes disappears near the Channel islands en route to Wales

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Jan 23 Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself acting President amid widespread violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro's regime

Venezuelan Politician Juan Guaidó
Venezuelan Politician
Juan Guaidó
President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro
  • Jan 23 US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disinvites President Donald Trump from making a State of the Union address in Congress citing government shutdown
  • Jan 24 US government recognises Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's President
  • Jan 24 17 temperature records broken in South Australia including highest ever recorded for capital Adelaide at 46.6C
  • Jan 25 Longest-ever US government shutdown ends after 35 days when President Donald Trump agrees to three week of negotiations on border security by a House-Senate conference committee
  • Jan 25 At least 20 people have died this week in Venezuelan anti-government protests according to the UN
  • Jan 25 Tailing dam for an iron ore mine in Brumadinho, south-eastern Brazil, collapses killing at least 110 with 238 missing
  • Jan 25 Roger Stone, political lobbyist for Donald Trump is arrested as part of Mueller investigation for obstruction of justice, witness tampering and making false statements
  • Jan 26 Five people shot and killed in domestic deputes in Louisiana, a 21- year old gunman arrested a day later
  • Jan 27 Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral on Jolo Island, southern, Philippines kills 20, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • Jan 27 Tornado strikes Havana, Cuba, killing three and injuring 172
  • Jan 27 Landslide kills 15 at a wedding party in a hotel in Abancay, Peru
  • Jan 28 US Justice Department charges Chinese firm Huawei with bank and wire fraud
  • Jan 28 Draft framework for peace agreement to end 17-year conflict in Afghanistan agreed by US and Afghan negotiators
  • Jan 29 Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur admits in court to the murder of eight gay men
  • Jan 29 Empire star Jussie Smollett suffers suspected racist and homophobic attack in Chicago
  • Jan 29 In the aftermath to a wild ending to UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov ($500k & 9 months) and Conor McGregor ($50k & 6 months) are issued fines and suspensions; bans retroactive to October 6, 2018
  • Jan 29 Iranian city Tehran bans dog walking in public and driving with dogs
  • Jan 29 Approaching polar vortex prompts state of emergency to be declared in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi
  • Jan 29 US Postal Service suspends deliveries to ten states due to severity of the polar vortex
  • Jan 29 Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristians and Trondheim
  • Jan 30 Russian Senator Rauf Arashukov arrested within parliament on two murder charges
  • Jan 30 Continuous 24 hr church mass lasting 97 days to prevent deportation of Armenian asylum seekers ends after Dutch authorities reconsider at Protestant Bethel Church in The Hague
  • Jan 30 Peter Paul Rubens’s drawing "Nude Study of Young Man with Raised Arms" (1608) sells for $8.2 million at auction in New York
  • Jan 30 Scientists reveal discovery of cavity six miles long, 1,000 feet deep under Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, leading to fears it might collapse and raise sea levels by two feet
  • Jan 31 Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah crowned King of Malaysia to serve a five-year term
  • Jan 31 Leaked Indian government reports says unemployment rate at 6.1% highest since 1972-73, up from 2.2% in 2011-12
  • Jan 31 New government in Lebanon finally formed by Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri nine months after elections
  • Jan 31 Colonisation of the America's in late 1500s killed so many people it cooled the planet, led to a "Little'' Ice Age" according to scientific report published in "Quaternary Science Reviews"
  • Jan 31 US border agency seizes its biggest ever fentanyl bust, nearly 254 pounds hidden in Tractor-trailer in Nogales, Arizona
  • Jan 31 At least 20 newborns and children have died in last two months of the cold, trying to get to the Al-Ho Syrian refugee camp according to WHO
  • Jan 31 Catholic leaders in Texas name 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, dating back to 1940
  • Feb 1 US President Donald Trump confirms US withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty because of Russia's violation of the treaty
  • Feb 1 January 2019 was Australia's hottest month on record according to the Bureau of Meteorology
  • Feb 2 More than 40 mummies from 323-30 BC found at a burial site at Tuna el-Gebel archaeological site south of Cairo, Egypt
  • Feb 2 Virginia Governor Ralph Northam admits to wearing blackface in 1984 but says he's not in a photo of men wearing blackface and a Ku Klux Klan robe on a yearbook page

BeatificationPapal Visit

Feb 3 Pope Francis arrives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on the first ever papal visit to the Arabian peninsula

  • Feb 3 Dam in Townsville, Australia, deliberately opened flooding 20,000 homes after city receives record 3.3ft of rain in a week
  • Feb 3 Wreckage from light aircraft carrying EPL team Cardiff City's record signing Emiliano Sala is discovered on seabed of the English Channel; cause of death, head and trunk injuries
  • Feb 5 Pierre Davis is the first transgender designer to show at New York Fashion Week with label No Sesso
  • Feb 5 Pope Francis admits for the first time that clerics have sexually abused nuns
  • Feb 5 China’s first science fiction blockbuster, “The Wandering Earth” premieres, directed by Frant Gwo, based on a story by Liu Cixin
  • Feb 6 Quadriga, Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is unable to get to $145 million of bitcoin assests after its CEO dies with its access passwords
  • Feb 6 US President Donald Trump makes presidential State of Union address to Congress a week later than usual due to government shutdown
  • Feb 6 Honeybees are able to add and substract and understand concept of zero according to research from RMIT University in Australia
  • Feb 6 2018 named the 4th warmest year on record according to NOAA and NASA, after 2016, 2015, and 2017
  • Feb 7 Measles cases in Europe highest in a decade, tripling in a year to 82,596 according to WHO
  • Feb 7 New kangaroo fossil research published from Riversleigh, Australia, show Kangaroos learned to hop 20 million years ago, much earlier than first thought
  • Feb 7 Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio declares national emergency over rape and sexual assault violence after instances double
  • Feb 7 Measles outbreak declared in the Philippines with 1,813 cases and 26 deaths
  • Feb 7 France recalls its Italian ambassador from Rome after Italian deputy PM Luigi Di Maio met with yellow vest protesters
  • Feb 8 Washington's Governor Jay Inslee declares a state emergency after heavy snowfall

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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 Poisonous homemade alcohol kills up to 100 people in the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

  • Feb 11 Artificial Intelligence system 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

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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

  • 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 crypo-currency JPM Coin
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 3 South African music star Mampintsha shown hitting girlfriend Babes Wodumo on Instagram Live and later arrested for assault
  • 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 governement's handling of 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

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