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Historical Events In 2019

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Apr 15   On this day in history paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof Learn More >>  

Apr 16   In the year 2019 the Howse Peak avalanche kills three noted mountaineers: Austrians Hansjörg Auer and David Lama, and Canadian Jess Roskelley.  

Apr 17   On this day in history at least 29 people are killed in a bus crash on the Portuguese island of Madeira.  

Apr 17   On this day in history beyoncé releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"  

Apr 17   In the year 2019 the 2019 Indonesian general election takes place; for the President, 575 seats in the People's Representative Council, and 136 seats in the Regional Representative Council.  

Apr 18   NepaliSat-1 is launched. It is Nepal's first ever research satellite to be sent into space in the year 2019.  

Apr 18   The full 448-page report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election (the Mueller Report) is released in redacted form on this day in history.  

Apr 21   A series of bomb attacks occur at eight locations in Sri Lanka, including three churches, four hotels and one housing complex in Colombo, on Easter Sunday, leaving 259 people dead and over 500 injured. This is the first major terrorist attack in the country since the Sri Lankan Civil War ended in 2009 on this day in history.  

Apr 21   On this day in history comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is elected President of Ukraine in a runoff election. Zelensky previously portrayed a fictional Ukrainian president in the television series Servant of the People.  

Apr 21   Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a Extinction Rebellion protest in London amid city-wide climate protests where Waterloo Bridge was occupied over four days in the year 2019.  

Apr 22   Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles on this day in history.  

Apr 25   Former US Vice President Joe Biden announces his campaign for president via video on this day in history.  

Apr 25   On this day in history north Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits Russia to hold a series of summits with Russian leaders, including President Vladimir Putin.  

Apr 26   Avengers: Endgame is released in theaters, breaking many box-office records, including becoming the highest grossing movie of all time in the year 2019.  

Apr 27   Pope Francis donates $500,000 for migrants stranded in Mexico trying to reach the US in the year 2019.  

Apr 28   A general election takes place in Spain, for all 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies and 208 (of the 266) seats in the Senate. The PSOE, under Pedro Sánchez, wins the most seats, but not an outright majority on this day in history.  

Apr 28   Disney says Marvel film " Avengers : Endgame" made estimated $1.2 billion worldwide, first film to make more than 1 billion on opening in the year 2019.  

Apr 28   TV series " Game of Thrones : The Long Night" episode debuts with the longest battle ever screened (nearly 80 mins), surpassing "Lord of the Rings" Battle of Helm's Deep (44 mins) in the year 2019.  

Apr 28   Victor Vescovo achieves the deepest dive of any human in history, as he reaches Challenger Deep within the Mariana Trench, at a depth of 10,928 m (35,853 ft) in the year 2019.  

Apr 29   Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization, appears in undated footage released by the group, his first appearance on video since 2014. In the video, he references the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings, indicating it was filmed very recently in the year 2019.  

Apr 30   On this day in history emperor Akihito of Japan abdicates from his throne, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in almost two centuries. The abdication ends the Heisei era of Japan and ushers in the Reiwa era with new emperor Naruhito ascending the throne on 1 May.  

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

Apr 30   In the year 2019 venezuelan presidential crisis: Venezuelan opposition leader and disputed interim President Juan Guaidó leads an attempted uprising against President Nicolás Maduro.  

May 01   Argentine forward Lionel Messi scores twice for his 600th goal for FC Barcelona in a 3-0 home win over Liverpool in a Champions League semi final on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 2019 king Vajiralongkorn of Thailand marries his personal bodyguard Suthida Tidjai - a commoner - in a surprise ceremony, making her queen consort of Thailand.  

May 01   In the year 2019 naruhito officially succeeds his father Akihito as the Emperor of Japan after the latter abdicated due to ill health  

May 01   Russian President Vladimir Putin signs into law a controversial "sovereign internet" bill that allows Russian authorities to better monitor internet routing and to steer Russian internet traffic away from foreign servers. Proponents of the bill say it ensures Russian internet security and decreases dependence on foreign servers while critics argue it gives new censorship powers to the government and is a part of a global trend of cyber-balkanization.May 3 - The number of deaths from the Kivu Ebola outbreak exceeds 1,000. It is the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, only surpassed by the West African Ebola virus epidemic of 2013–2016 in the year 2019.  

May 01   Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions in London on this day in history.  

May 02   In the year 2019 facebook bans Alex Jones (InfoWars), Milo Yiannopoulos (ex-Breitbart), Louis Farrakhan (Nation of Islam), Paul Nehlen and Laura Loomer for hate speech  

May 02   Second-only sketch known of Leonardo da Vinci from Queen Elizabeth's collection revealed on the 500th anniversary of the artist's death in the year 2019.  

May 02   US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accuses Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress over the Mueller Report on this day in history.  

May 03   On this day in history may 2019 Gaza–Israel clashes: The Gaza–Israel conflict escalates after the Israeli military launches airstrikes into Gaza killing more than 20 Palestinians including a pregnant woman and a toddler following the injury of two soldiers from Gazan sniper fire.  

May 04   On this day in history coronation of King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand.  

May 05   On this day in history aeroflot Flight 1492 crash-lands and bursts into flames at Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, killing 41 of the 78 people on board.  

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