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Events in History in 2019 (Part 3)

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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
  • May 21 Omani author Jokha Alharthi is the first Arabic writer to win the Man Booker International Prize for her novel "Celestial Bodies" with her translator Marilyn Booth
  • May 21 Protests across American cities defending abortion rights after several US states pass new abortion laws
  • May 22 Protests break out in Jakarta, Indonesia against the re-election of President Joko Widodo, killing six people and injuring 200
  • May 22 UN General Assembly votes for a motion condemning UK occupation of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean and for them to reunite with nearby Mauritius
  • May 22 Washington State becomes the 1st US state to legalize composting human bodies

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 23 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins re-election in a landslide over the opposition Congress Party, world's largest-ever democratic election with over 600 million voters

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • May 23 More than 170 tornadoes reported in a week in US states of Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa, killing seven and causing widespread damage
  • May 23 Fifty children rescued from an international paedophile ring on the dark web in Thailand, Australia and the US by Interpol under Operation Blackwrist, main organizer sentenced to 146 years
  • May 23 Six migrant children have now died in US custody in eight months prompting calls for an investigation
  • May 23 Brazilian cosmetics group Natura buys UK's Avon for $2 billion, creating the world's fourth-largest cosmetics company
  • May 23 The last slave ship to smuggle slaves to America from Africa, the Clotilda (sunk 1860), is found in Mobile river, Alabama
  • May 23 Prototype of new high-speed train that will float above the track, capable of travelling 600km an hour (370 mph), unveiled by Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corporation in Qingdao

  • May 24 Brazil's Supreme Court votes to make homophobia and transphobia crimes
  • May 25 Tornado tears through El Reno, Oklahoma. killing two and injuring dozens
  • May 25 Boat capsizes on Lake Mai-Ndombe, western Democratic Republic of Congo, drowning at least 45 with 200 missing
  • May 25 First ever albino panda footage in the wild released (taken in April) from China's Wolong National Nature Reserve
  • May 26 Nine climbers die in a week on Mt Everest after overcrowding leads to a huge queue to reach the summit
  • May 26 Ken Wyatt becomes Australia's first Aboriginal minister in government as the minister for indigenous Australians
  • May 26 Senior PGA Championship, Oak Hill CC: American Ken Tanigawa wins his first career major title by 1 stroke ahead of Scott McCarron
  • May 27 Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz removed from office after a no-confidence vote in parliament, Vice Chancellor Hartwig Löger appointed interim chancellor
  • May 27 European Parliament elections result in centralist parties losing their majority with liberals, the Greens and nationalists picking up more votes
  • May 27 World's rivers widely contaminated with antibiotics according to new global study of 711 sites
  • May 28 Johnson & Johnson go on trial in Oklahoma accused of deceptively marketing painkillers and downplaying risks of addiction helping create "opioid epidemic", first of 2,000 cases against US pharmaceutical firms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 US Special Counsel Robert Mueller says charging President Donald Trump with a crime never an option as no legal means to charge a sitting president; and that his report does not exonerate the president

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • May 29 16 people charged for setting fire to and murdering a teenager who reported sexual harassment at an Islamic school in Feni, Bangladesh
  • May 29 World's smallest surviving baby, a girl, discharged from Sharp March Birch Hospital in San Diego after being born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces (245 grams)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 British politician Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over claims he lied to the public during Britain's Brexit campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 29 Israel's Knesset calls a snap election after Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a government

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • May 29 Transgender no longer classified as a mental health illness by the World Health Organization
  • May 29 Tourist boat sinks after colliding with another boat on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, killing 28 people
  • May 30 Austria appoints its first female chancellor Brigitte Bierle to head caretaker government after fall of the coalition government
  • May 30 Narendra Modi sworn in for a second term as Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi with 8,000 guests at largest-ever gathering at the Presidential Palace

  • May 30 Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signs new anti-abortion, making it the fifth southern US state to ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detected
  • May 30 Two new studies find eating processed foods leads to an early death and ill health published in "British Medical Journal"
  • May 31 Disgruntled employee shoots and kills 12 people at a US municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • May 31 US President Donald Trump threatens to impose extra 5% tax on Mexican goods if country does not increase its efforts to curb immigration
  • Jun 3 Sudanese military attacks protesters in Khartoum killing 100 people, some dumped in the river Nile, prompting international condemnation
  • Jun 3 US federal government departments and Congress begin anti-trust investigations into large tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon
  • Jun 3 Canadian government inquiry find deaths of over 1,000 indigenous women and girls over decades who have been murdered or are missing a "national genocide"
  • Jun 3 US President Donald Trump begins a three-day visit to the UK by calling London Mayor Sadiq Khan "a stone cold loser" after Khan called Trump's language that of a 20th century fascist
  • Jun 3 Apple announces it is shutting down iTunes and replacing it with three different apps
  • Jun 4 Former US school security guard Scot Peterson arrested and charged with neglect of a child and culpable negligence for not confronting gunman during Parkland school massacre in a landmark case

Tiananmen Square MassacreTiananmen Square Massacre

Jun 4 Over 100,000 people mark the 30th anniversary of Beijing's Tiananmen Square Massacre in Hong Kong and around the world
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Shopping bags in hand, an unknown protester stands in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square
Shopping bags in hand, an unknown protester stands in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square
  • Jun 4 Movement in Japan to end compulsory wearing of high heels in works places behind 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 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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
  • 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
  • Jun 9 Former Boston Red Socks 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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 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
  • Jun 13 President Donald Trump announces Sarah Sanders will be leaving her position as White House Press Secretary
  • Jun 13 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is responsible for recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 16 Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admits to misuse of state funds in court
  • 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 Three suicide bomb attacks kill 30 people in Konduga, north east Nigeria
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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
  • 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jun 30 New York marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising sparked the modern gay rights movement with huge pride marches
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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 Ancient Iraqi city Babylon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jul 14 First Ebola case on Goma, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, city of 1 million, as toll of outbreak reaches 1600 victims
  • 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 17 Irrigation canal system collapses near Fort Laramie, Wyoming parching 100,000 acres of farmland across Nebraska and Wyoming
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jul 22 French submarine Minerve rediscovered off coast of Toulon, France, after disappearing in 1968 with loss of 52 crew

  • 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
  • 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 At least 36 people killed by a mud landslide in Shuicheng county, Guizhou province, China
  • 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
  • Jul 27 US President Trump, calls Baltimore a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," calls Congress Rep Elijah Cummings responsible