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Events in History in 2019 (Part 4)

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  • Jul 27 At least 65 mourners killed in a gun attack at a funeral near Maiduguri, by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria
  • Jul 28 First Fortnite World Cup won by US teenager Kyle Giersdorf with largest ever e-sports prize of $3 million at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York
  • Jul 29 Prison riot kills 58, with 16 decapitated in battle between rival factions at the Altamira prison, Para state, Brazil
  • Jul 31 US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the first time since 2008 by 0.25%

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Jul 31 Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian army to help put out huge wildfires in Siberia covering three million hectares (7.4 million acres) after 700,000 people sign petition

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

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Jul 31 American officials announce Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden and potential successor has been killed in US air strikes in Pakistan

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • Jul 31 Kelly Craft confirmed by US Senate as US ambassador to the UN
  • Aug 1 Protesting Kenyan cancer survivors in Nairobi urge their government to declare a "nation disaster' in a country with only 35 oncologists for 40 million people
  • Aug 2 Saudi Arabia announces news rules for women including allowing them to travel independently abroad without a male guardian's permission
  • Aug 2 Seven-year-old boy operated on after 526 teeth found inside his mouth in Chennai, India
  • Aug 2 Pedro Pierluisi sworn in as new Governor of Puerto Rico replacing Ricardo A. Rosselló
  • Aug 3 Suspected domestic terrorist shoots and kills 22 and injures 24 at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas
  • Aug 3 Gunman kills nine and injures 27 at a bar in Dayton, Ohio, in 2nd mass shooting in 24 hours in the US
  • Aug 4 Frank Zapata is the first person to cross the English Channel by flyboard in 22 minutes
  • Aug 4 China's central bank allows its currency to weaken under usual 7-1 ratio to the US dollar for first time in a decade in response to furhter US trade tariffs
  • Aug 4 Car explosion kills 20 with 47 injured in Cairo, Egypt, in terrorist-related incident

  • Aug 5 Indian government announces it is changing the status of Indian-controlled Kashmir from a state to a union territory, revoking Article 370 in response to security concerns
  • Aug 5 July 2019 confirmed as world's hottest-ever month recorded according to Europe's Copernicus Programme
  • Aug 5 Widespread strike in Hong Kong and demonstrations against Chinese policy towards the territory bring huge disruption, including cancelling 200 flights
  • Aug 5 Australian woman Kerry Robertson confirmed as the first person to use a new assisted dying law to end her life a month earlier in Victoria
  • Aug 5 Brazilian drug dealer Clauvino da Silva tries and fails to escape Rio de Janeiro jail by dressing up as his teenage daughter in silicone mask and wig
  • Aug 6 A quarter of humanity is running out of water with 17 countries under extreme water stress including Cape Town, Los Angeles and Bangalore, according to report by the World Resources Institute
  • Aug 6 The Philippines declares a national dengue epidemic with 622 people killed and 146,000 cases so far in 2019
  • Aug 6 Barneys New York files for bankruptcy, amid figures 7,567 US retails stores have closed so far in 2019 compared to 5,864 in 2018
  • Aug 6 US government imposes wide-ranging sanctions on the Venezuelan government
  • Aug 6 Lawyer representing 800 boy scouts identify 350 sex abusers within Boy Scouts of America saying "It's the largest paedophile ring on earth"
  • Aug 7 Largest single-state immigration raid in Mississippi as nearly 700 people arrested
  • Aug 7 Wanda Vazquez becomes Puerto Rico's third governor in a week after her predecessor Pedro Pierluisi is removed by the supreme court
  • Aug 7 Bodies of two teenagers at center of huge manhunt and suspected of killing three people on remote British Columbia roads found after apparent suicides
  • Aug 8 Nuclear accident at Russian nuclear-weapon testing site at closed city Sarov kills five scientists in mysterious circumstances
  • Aug 9 Landslide from torrential rain kills 59 in Mon state, Myanmar, with 80,000 in emergency evacuation sites
  • Aug 10 Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Zhejiang province, China, killing at least 32 with one million evacuated
  • Aug 10 71 people die trying to siphon gas from an overturned tanker that explodes in Morogoro region, Tanzania
  • Aug 10 Rebel forces for the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council take control of the key port of Aden in Yemen's civil war
  • Aug 10 Financier Jeffrey Epstein found dead of an apparent suicide in his jail cell in New York, while awaiting trail for sex trafficking charges
  • Aug 10 Monsoon flooding in southern and western India kills at least 150 with 40 dead in Kerala state and 100,000 in emergency relief camps

  • Aug 11 Argentine President Mauricio Macri suffers defeat in preliminary election to Alberto Fernández, prompting 20% fall in the value of the peso
  • Aug 12 Hong Kong International Airport cancels all departures as thousands of anti-government protesters occupy the terminals
  • Aug 12 Conservative Alejandro Giammattei elected president of Guatemala
  • Aug 12 Scientists say they are closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after new drug trial has 90% success rate in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Aug 12 Beginning of the 'glitter revolution' in Mexico City when security chief showered with pink glitter in protest of violence against women after teenager raped by police
  • Aug 13 Measles cases have tripled worldwide in 2019 according to WHO with 364,808 reported against vs 129,239 in 2018
  • Aug 14 "It is raining plastic," survey published, plastic found in 90% of rain samples taken in Colorado by the US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey
  • Aug 14 Iowa congressman Steve King says without rape and incest "“Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" in video for "The Des Moines Register"
  • Aug 15 American Michael Gargiulo, found guilty of stabbing three women, killing two in Los Angeles, while awaiting trial for third killing
  • Aug 15 Whistleblower releases damaging report on General Electric titled "General Electric, a Bigger Fraud Than Enron" claiming $38 billion accountancy fraud
  • Aug 15 Israel bars US Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering for supporting Palestinian-led boycott movement
  • Aug 16 Huge fire in Chalantika slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, destroys 1,200 houses and leaves up to 10,000 homeless
  • Aug 17 Suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan, kills 63, with over 200 injured. The Islamic State claims responsibility
  • Aug 17 Landmark power-sharing deal signed by military and civilian leaders celebrated in Khartoum, Sudan, with transitional government to take over Sept 1
  • Aug 17 Huge wildfires begin on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands prompting evacuation of 9,000 people
  • Aug 18 1.7 million take part in pro-democracy protest peacefully in Hong Kong, a quarter of the population

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Aug 18 US President Donald Trump confirms he is interested in buying Greenland for the US

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Aug 18 Iceland holds a funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change at site of Okjökull glacier
  • Aug 19 Evelyn Hernández cleared of killing her newborn baby in landmark case in a retrial in El Salvador

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Aug 19 Sudanese Ex-President Omar al-Bashir admits he has received $90 million from Saudi Arabian royals at the start of his corruption trial in Khartoum

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • Aug 20 NASA confirms mission to Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa to search for alien life, to launch 2025
  • Aug 20 Italian PM Giuseppe Conte resigns after Matteo Salvini calls for co-confidence vote
  • Aug 20 Computer systems in 22 small Texas towns hacked and held to ransom in coordinated attack prompts FBI investigation

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Aug 21 German Chancellor challenges British PM Boris Johnson to find a solution to a no-deal Brexit in 30 days at their meeting in Berlin

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • Aug 21 74,155 fires caused by land clearing are burning in the Amazon rain forest, the most ever recorded, according the Brazil's National Institute for Space Research
  • Aug 21 US President Donald Trump says Danish PM Mette Frederiksen was "nasty" to him over his interest in buying Greenland and cancels his trip to Denmark

Historic DiscoveryPolio

Aug 21 Nigeria goes three years without a case of polio in landmark toward eradication of the disease
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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
  • Aug 22 South Korea says it is leaving an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in an escalation of the rift between the two countries
  • Aug 22 Russia launches Fedor, the first life-sized robot, into space to the International Space Station on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
  • Aug 22 Bielefeld in Germany offers €1m prize to anyone in who can prove the town doesn't exit to disprove 25-year-old conspiracy theory
  • Aug 23 Russia launches the 1st floating nuclear power station the Akademik Lomonosov from port of Murmansk

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Aug 24 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro orders the army to help contain fires in the Amazon after widespread environmental destruction, wildlife loss and international criticism

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro
  • Aug 24 Britain's Prince Andrew denies knowing his friend Jeffrey Epstein was involved in sexual trafficking of underage girls after public accusations made against him
  • Aug 24 US adventurer Victor Vescovo is the first person to visit the deepest point of every ocean when he reaches Molloy Hole, in the Arctic
  • Aug 25 NASA investigates possibly the 1st crime in space over astronaut Anne McClain illegally accessing bank a/c from space
  • Aug 25 Double Dave, a rare two-headed timber rattlesnake found in Pine Barrens forest, New Jersey
  • Aug 26 Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay state of Oklahoma $572 million in 1st trial against opioid manufacturer

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Aug 26 Indonesian President Joko Widodo proposes moving the country's sinking and over-crowded capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo (Kalimantan)

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Aug 26 Meeting of the G7 agrees on $20 million aid package to fight fires in the Amazon in Biarritz
  • Aug 26 Leo DiCaprio's environmental organization Earth Alliance donates $5 to fighting fires in the Amazon
  • Aug 27 At least 25 people killed in a fire at a bar, deliberately lit by gang members in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
  • Aug 28 New Italian coalition government formed of anti-establishment Five Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party ousting Matteo Salvini

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Aug 28 Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free voyage

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg
  • Aug 28 British PM Boris Johnson prorogues parliament, suspending it for 5 weeks to limit opposition to a no deal Brexit, prompting a furious backlash
  • Aug 28 US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ends her campaign for president
  • Aug 28 Discovery of 3.8-million-year-old skull of early human ancestor Australopithecus anamensis, found by Yohannes Haile-Selassie, at Miro Dora, Ethiopia, upends previous evolutionary theory published in journal "Nature"
  • Aug 29 Discovery of world's largest child sacrifice site announced by archaeologists with 227 victims from Chimú culture in Huanchaco, Peru
  • Aug 29 Scientists announce there is no single 'gay' gene with genetics accounting for at most 25% of same-sex behavior, in study published in "Science"
  • Aug 30 Outlook for the Great Barrier Reef downgraded to very poor according to official Australian report
  • Aug 30 Second interstellar comet ever detected by Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov (later named 2I/Borisov)
  • Aug 31 US missile attack in al-Qaeda jihadist training camp in Idlib province, Syria, kills 40
  • Aug 31 Gunman kills seven and injures 22 during high speed chase in Odessa, Texas
  • Aug 31 India removes citizenship status from 1.9 million people in state of Assam, leaving them off its new National Register of Citizens
  • Aug 31 Major track crash during Formula 2 race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium kills Anthoine Hubert and critically injures Juan Manuel Correa
  • Sep 1 Hurricane Dorian makes landfall on Elbow Cay in the Abaco islands, northern Bahamas as a category five storm with winds of 180mph (285km/h)

  • Sep 1 Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemen city of Dhamar kills more than 100 people according to the Red Cross
  • Sep 1 German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asks for Polish forgiveness for WWII at 80 year commemoration in Pilsudski Square, Warsaw
  • Sep 1 Co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey has his Twitter account hacked

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Sep 1 Exhibition on Christian Dior sets new attendance record of almost 595,000 in seven months on closing at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Sep 2 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens a snap general election if rebel MPs pass bill against no-deal Brexit
  • Sep 2 Diving boat catches fire at night killing 34 asleep on board off Santa Cruz Island, California
  • Sep 2 Violence and looting directed at foreigners in Johannesburg results in five deaths and dozens arrested by South African police
  • Sep 3 Walmart says it will stop selling handguns and some ammunition and ask customers not to openly carry firearms in response to El Paso shootings
  • Sep 3 British PM Boris Johnson loses significant vote in parliament as MPs gain control of the timetable, orders whip withdrawn from 21 rebel Tory MPs

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Sep 3 Unknown text by John Locke “Reasons for tolerateing Papists equally with others” (1667-68), an argument for religious toleration announced discovered at St John’s College, Annapolis

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke
  • Sep 3 Hurricane Dorian finally moves off Grand Bahama after stalling for more than a day bringing catastrophic devastation, killing at least 50 with over 2,000 people missing
  • Sep 4 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill to China after three months of massive protests
  • Sep 4 British rebel alliance of MPs vote to ban a no-deal Brexit and reject PM Boris Johnson's call for a snap election
  • Sep 5 New theory the Loss Ness monster may be a giant eel after DNA study reveals no plesiosaur or sturgeon DNA found
  • Sep 5 South African women march on parliament to protest violence against women after month where 30 killed by their spouses
  • Sep 5 Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India
  • Sep 7 Indian Space Agency loses contact with its Chandrayaan-2 moon lander just 2 km from landing on the Moon's surface
  • Sep 7 US President Donald Trump says he has cancelled a secret meeting with the Taliban for peace talks at Camp David
  • Sep 8 Typhoon Faxai makes landfall near Tokyo, Japan, with winds of up to 210km/h (130mph)

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Sep 8 Estimated 1 million attend a mass held by Pope Francis near Antananarivo, Madagascar

  • Sep 8 Cargo ship Golden Ray catches fire and capsizes in St Simons Sound, off coast of Georgia, trapping four crew inside
  • Sep 8 Brazil's Supreme Court rules Marvel comic depicting two men kissing can be sold after mayor of Rio de Janeiro attempted to ban it
  • Sep 9 Australia experiences its earliest and most severe start to the fire season after fighting dozens of bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales
  • Sep 9 Nigerian government says it will repatriate 600 people from South Africa after two people killed in wave of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg
  • Sep 9 Scientist reveal evidence of humans earliest milk consumption, 6,000 years ago from the dental plaque of teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain

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Sep 9 Poet John Milton's own copy of Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has survived with his annotations according to scholar Jason Scott-Warren in Philadelphia library, could be world's most important modern literary discovery

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Sep 10 Alibaba chairman Jack Ma steps down, succeeded by Daniel Zhang

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Sep 10 Bolivian wildfires have destroyed two million hectares (almost five million acres), of forest and grassland since August according to College of Biologists in La Paz
  • Sep 10 Iranian woman Sahar Khodayari dies after setting herself on fire during her trial, for entering a stadium disguised as a man in Tehran

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 10 Novelist Margaret Atwood publishes "The Testaments", her follow-up to "The Handmaid's Tale"

  • Sep 10 Malaysia's National Disaster Management Agency deliver half a million face masks to Sarawak state, after more than 930,000 hectares (about 2.3 million acres) burnt in Indonesia cause hazardous levels of air pollution
  • Sep 11 Water detected for first time on planet outside out solar system, on exoplanet K2-18b 110 light-years away, in findings published in "Nature Astronomy"
  • Sep 14 Drone attack on Abqaiq oil plant in Saudi Arabia takes out half of country's oil production and 5% of the world's. Yemen Houthi rebels claim responsibility.
  • Sep 15 UK PM Boris Johnson compares himself to Marvel Hulk character in newspaper interview "The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets" about UK exiting the EU
  • Sep 15 Hong Kong police fire water cannons and tear gas at thousands of protesters outside the British embassy, as protests continue in the city
  • Sep 16 50,000 workers at General Motors go on strike in the US over pay and factory closings
  • Sep 16 Study puts prices on value of "thoughts and prayers", average Christian willing to pay US$4 for a prayer, average atheists would pay US$3 not to receive one, published in "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences"
  • Sep 16 Guantánamo Bay is the world's most expensive prison at US$13 million per prisoner according to investigation by "The New York Times"
  • Sep 16 Personal data on every Ecuadorean citizen discovered online on unsecured cloud server
  • Sep 17 Indonesia raises the female marriage age to 19, in line with males, to curb child marriages
  • Sep 17 Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tells US Congress "I know you are trying but just not hard enough. Sorry.”

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Sep 18 Photo of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau wearing brownface in 2001 emerges during Canadian election campiagn

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • Sep 18 US White House bars California and other states from setting their own emission standards
  • Sep 18 Indian government proposes a ban on e-cigarettes
  • Sep 18 Boarding school fire kills at least 27 in Monrovia, Liberia

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Sep 18 Second Israel General Election in five months results in another deadlock between Benny Gantz's Blue and White Party and Likud Party under Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Sep 18 Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says Iran was to blame for drone attack on Saudi oil facilities
  • Sep 19 North America has lost 3 billion birds (29%) since 1970 according to analysis published in "Science"
  • Sep 19 Likely US drone attack kills at least 30 and injures 28 in Nangarhar Province,, Afghanistan
  • Sep 19 Taliban suicide truck bombing kills 22 and injures 90 at a hospital in Zabul Province, southern Afghanistan
  • Sep 19 Tropical Depression Imelda hits southeast Texas and Louisiana prompting widespread evacuations
  • Sep 20 Students from 185 countries stage the world's largest-ever protest on climate change culminating in Manhattan rally led by Greta Thunberg
  • Sep 20 Rare Egyptian political protests take place against corruption in President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's government in Tahrir Square, Cairo and elsewhere
  • Sep 20 Australian PM Scott Morrison welcomed for week-long visit at the White House by US President Donald Trump
  • Sep 20 The MOSAiC expedition, the greatest Arctic research expedition ever, sets sail from Norway, aims to stay trapped in ice for a year to study climate change
  • Sep 20 Researchers for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) propose that aliens may have bugged earths co-orbitals (nearby orbiting rocks) in "The Astronomical Journal"
  • Sep 21 "Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness reveals he is living with HIV and is a sexual abuse survivor, ahead of the publication of his autobiography
  • Sep 21 Skies turn red over Jambi province, Indonesia, as worst illegal forest fires since 2015 burn more than 800,000 acres, creating respiratory problems for a million people
  • Sep 22 US President Donald Trump admits he spoke to Ukrainian President about Joe Biden's son, after news a US intelligence officer made an official complaint about the call

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Sep 22 "Howdy, Modi!" US President Donald Trump holds a mass rally for Indian PM Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Sep 22 Alexander Zverev beats Milos Raonic 6-4 3-6 10-4 to earn Team Europe a dramatic 13-11 win over Team World in the Laver Cup in Geneva; Europe's 3rd straight win
  • Sep 23 178 year old British travel company Thomas Cook goes into liquidation, stranding 600,000 travellers worldwide, prompting largest postwar repatriation effort by UK government
  • Sep 23 Climate activist Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders "How Dare You" for not addressing climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York
  • Sep 23 Renewed violence in West Papua region, Indonesia, leaves 27 dead in capital Wamena after protesters set fire to buildings over racism claims
  • Sep 23 Haitian Senator Jean-Marie Ralph Féthière opens fire hitting a journalist leaving parliament in Port-au-Prince
  • Sep 23 US police officer fired after arresting two six-year-olds at a school on charges of misdemeanour battery in Florida
  • Sep 24 UK Supreme Court rules suspension of UK parliament for 5 weeks by Boris Johnson's Conservative government was unlawful

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Sep 24 Nancy Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, arguing that he tried to enlist a foreign power for his own political gain

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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Sep 24 Spain's Supreme Court rules body of dictator Francisco Franco can be removed from state mausoleum, the Valley of the Fallen, to municipal cemetery

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Sep 24 5.8 magnitude earthquake in northern Pakistan kills at least 10 and injures 300
  • Sep 24 Protests outside Indonesian parliament and elsewhere over proposed new laws banning sex before marriage, abortion and insulting the president
  • Sep 25 Australia's Capital Territory becomes the 1st state in Australia to legalize recreational marijuana
  • Sep 25 Hazzaa AlMansoori becomes first Emirati in space and first Arab astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, travelling on Russian Soyuz-MS 15 spacecraft

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Sep 25 Chinese President Xi Jinping opens Beijing's new Daxing International Airport designed by Zaha Hadid

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Sep 25 Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva named as the new head of the IMF
  • Sep 25 Oaxaca becomes the second Mexican state to decriminalize abortion, during the first 12 weeks
  • Sep 26 US Income inequality widest for over 50 years, worst in California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana and New York, according to new census figures
  • Sep 26 WHO announces 800,000 children in DR Congo will be vaccinated in nine days in worlds's largest measles epidemic that has taken over 3,500 lives
  • Sep 26 Abortion is decriminalized in New South Wales, the last remaining Australian state to do so
  • Sep 27 US Democrats issue their first subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in impeachment inquiry

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Sep 28 Elon Musk unveils SpaceX spacecraft Starship, designed to travel to Mars and the solar system and land back on earth

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • Sep 28 Hurricane Lorenzo becomes 1st category 5 storm to be recorded so far north and east, 1,420 miles southwest of the Azores
  • Sep 29 In Austrian general election conservative People's Party led by Sebastian Kurz the leading party with 38% of the vote
  • Sep 29 Houthi rebels from Yemen claim they have killed 500 Saudi soldiers and captured 2,000 along with military a convoy in Najran region, Saudi Arabia
  • Sep 30 315 billion-tonne iceberg named D28 calves from Amery ice shelf, Antarctica
  • Oct 1 Political crisis in Peru as President Martín Vizcarra dissolves Congress over its refusal to support his anti-corruption reforms
  • Oct 1 China celebrates 70th anniversary of Communism with military parade in Beijing with 15,000 soldiers
  • Oct 1 Indian government bans the export of onions, an important food staple to control prices, causing shortages in Bangladesh and Nepal
  • Oct 1 Law allowing teachers to carry guns in schools comes into effect in US state of Florida

  • Oct 1 Former Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger found guilty of murdering her black neighbor in his apartment in landmark case on use of police force and racial bias

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Oct 1 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Oct 2 Two politicians in Peru claim to be the country's leader for a day until Mercedes Aráoz resigns so the constitutional court can rule on the matter
  • Oct 4 Fuel subsidies end in Ecuador after four decades, prompting nationwide protests and President Lenín Moreno to declare 60-day state of emergency

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Oct 5 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reveals he has a neuromuscular disease, myasthenia gravis, causing him health problems

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte
President of the Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte
  • Oct 6 99 Iraqis have died and 4,000 injured in protests over 5 days against living conditions, unemployment and corruption according to human rights group
  • Oct 6 Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters march in defiance of a new ban on face masks
  • Oct 7 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology awarded to Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza for discovering how cells sense oxygen
  • Oct 8 Noble Prize for Physics awarded to James Peebles (work on evolution of the universe), and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz (discovery of planet 51 Pegasi b, orbiting another star)
  • Oct 8 Montgomery, Alabama, home of the US civil rights movement, elects Steven Reed as its first black mayor in 200 years
  • Oct 8 FBI confirm Samuel Little is America's most prolific serial killer, after verifying more than half of his 93 confessed murders
  • Oct 9 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for development of lithium-ion batteries, Goodenough oldest-ever winner at 97
  • Oct 9 Turkey launches airstrikes on Kurdish forces in Northern Syria after US President Donald Trump announces decision to pull back US forces
  • Oct 9 Nearly 1 million people in northern California have their power cut by Pacific Gas and Electric to prevent wildfires amid high winds
  • Oct 10 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Austrian Peter Handke
  • Oct 10 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, after a year's delay due to Swedish Academy scandal
  • Oct 11 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed for peace deal with Eritrea
  • Oct 12 Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall on the Izu Peninsula near Tokyo, Japan, bringing record rainfall and killing at least 56 people
  • Oct 12 California is the 1st US state to pass law banning sale and manufacture of new fur products