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Historical Events In 2019

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Aug 12   On this day in history the Trump administration announces it will delay its proposal for 10 percent tariffs slated to take effect from September 1 on certain consumer goods from China while exempting other products — less than two weeks after Trump announced the new proposed tariffs.  

Aug 13   The main yield curve for U.S. Treasury bonds inverts, as the yield rate for 2-year bonds rises higher than the yield rate for 10-year bonds in the year 2019.  

Aug 14   On this day in history pakistan PM Imran Khan strongly criticizes India for revoking Kashmir's special status and putting it under lockdown in address in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir  

Aug 14   In the year 2019 the Dow Jones plunges more than 500 points, due to concerns over the yield curve inversion.  

Aug 15   In the year 2019 the European Central Bank shuts down PNB Banka after ruling it had become insolvent; this bank, previously called Norvik Banka, was Latvia's sixth-largest lender, and was a critic of the Baltic country's financial authorities.  

Aug 18   On this day in history 100 activists, officials, and other concerned citizens in Iceland hold a funeral for Okjökull glacier, which has completely melted after once covering six square miles (15.5 km2).  

Aug 18   On this day in history uS President Donald Trump confirms he is interested in buying Greenland for the US  

Aug 19   In the year 2019 papua protests erupt, mainly across Indonesian Papua, in response to an incident in Surabaya where a group of Papuan students were arrested for alleged disrespect of the Indonesian flag. In Jayapura, Sorong, Fakfak, Timika and Manokwari, protests turned violent, with various private buildings and public facilities being damaged or burned. The protests and unrest were described by Reuters as "the most serious civil unrest in years over perceived racial and ethnic discrimination."  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 21   Amazon rainforest wildfires: Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reports fires burning in the Amazon rainforest at a record rate, with more than 36,000 in the year to date, while smoke reaches São Paulo more than 1,700 miles (2,700 km) away on this day in history.  

Aug 21   On this day in history german Chancellor challenges British PM Boris Johnson to find a solution to a no-deal Brexit in 30 days at their meeting in Berlin  

Aug 21   Giuseppe Conte offers his resignation as Prime Minister of Italy in order to avoid a no-confidence motion on this day in history.  

Aug 21   On this day in history the Rock [Dwayne Johnson] named highest paid actor for a second year in a row, earning $89.4m  

Aug 23   German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron describe the widespread Amazon fires as an international emergency, urging the matter to be discussed at the weekend's G7 summit in the year 2019.  

Aug 24   In the year 2019 brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro orders the army to help contain fires in the Amazon after widespread environmental destruction, wildlife loss and international criticism  

Aug 25   2019 Beirut drone crash: According to Lebanese officials, two Israeli drones attack Beirut, Lebanon. One crashed into the roof of the Hezbollah Media Center, about 45 minutes before the second exploded in the air and damaged the building. It was the first such incident between Israel and Lebanon since the 2006 Lebanon War in the year 2019.  

Aug 26   Indonesian President Joko Widodo proposes moving the country's sinking and over-crowded capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo (Kalimantan) in the year 2019.  

Aug 28   On this day in history climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free voyage  

Sep 01   In the year 2019 exhibition on Christian Dior sets new attendance record of almost 595,000 in seven months on closing at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London  

Sep 01   In the year 2019 hurricane Dorian makes landfall on The Bahamas, with sustained wind speeds of 185 mph. 43 deaths are reported.  

Sep 02   In the year 2019 british Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens a snap general election if rebel MPs pass bill against no-deal Brexit  

Sep 02   Iranian woman Sahar Khodayari sets herself on fire after being arrested for attending a soccer game in Iran. She dies a week later in the year 2019.  

Sep 02   On this day in history sinking of MV Conception: 34 people are killed following a fire and subsequent sinking of a dive boat near Santa Cruz Island, California, United States. It is the worst maritime disaster in California in more than 150 years.  

Sep 03   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 on this day in history.  

Sep 04   On this day in history 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces the official withdrawal of the controversial Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, and setting up of an independent study to probe social and economic inequality within the territory.  

Sep 04   YouTube fined $170 million for illegally collecting data on children's viewing habits by US Federal Trade Commission in the year 2019.  

Sep 06   Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar probe, was successful to put the orbit in lunar orbit, but the lander Vikram crashes into the surface of the moon on this day in history.  

Sep 07   "The Joker" directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival on this day in history.  

Sep 07   Afghan peace process: U.S. President Donald Trump announces he "called off" planned peace talks with the Taliban at Camp David after they claimed responsibility for the September 2 and 5 bombings in Kabul which killed a U.S. soldier, among others in the year 2019.  

Sep 07   Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 66 others are released in a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia on this day in history.  

Sep 07   US Open Women's Tennis: Bianca Andreescu becomes first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title; stuns Serena Williams 6-2, 7-5 in the year 2019.  

Sep 07   US President Donald Trump says he has cancelled a secret meeting with the Taliban for peace talks at Camp David in the year 2019.  

Sep 08   On this day in history estimated 1 million attend a mass held by Pope Francis near Antananarivo, Madagascar  

Sep 08   On this day in history uS Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal defeats Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win his 19th Grand Slam singles title, and 4th US crown  

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