Historical Events In 2019
Saturday, 04 July 2020
May 06 In its first report since 2005, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that biodiversity loss is "accelerating", with over a million species now threatened with extinction; the decline of the natural living world is "unprecedented" and largely a result of human actions, according to the report on this day in history.
May 06 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army launches a major ground offensive against one of the last rebel strongholds in the country.May 8 - A British teenager, Isabelle Holdaway, 17, is reported to be the first patient ever to receive a genetically modified phage therapy to treat a drug-resistant infection on this day in history.
May 09 On this day in history pope Francis introduces new rules on reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, criticized for not going far enough
May 10 Amid ongoing negotiations, the United States' 25 percent tariff hike on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports takes effect, escalating tensions between the two nations in the ongoing China–United States trade war in the year 2019.
May 10 Rihanna announces her new upmarket fashion label Fenty with world's largest luxury group LVMH, their first black female designer in the year 2019.
May 11 American actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano urges women to go on a "sex strike" after Georgia state passes new abortion law in the year 2019.
May 12 In the year 2019 may 2019 Gulf of Oman incident: Four commercial ships, including two Saudi Aramco oil tankers, are damaged near the port of Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman. The United Arab Emirates claims the incident was a "sabotage attack", while an early United States assessment reportedly blames Iran for the attack. The incident occurs during a time of regional tensions between the U.S. and Iran, with the U.S. just weeks prior deploying strategic bombers, a carrier strike group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf following intelligence reports of an alleged plot by Iran to attack U.S. forces in the region.
May 13 In the year 2019 former President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir is charged in connection with the deaths of protesters the previous month Learn More >>
May 13 On this day in history prosecutors in Sweden reopen the rape allegation investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Swedish prosecutors mention their intent to seek extradition of Assange from the United Kingdom after he has served his 50-week prison sentence for skipping bail.May 14 - The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is won by Dutch entrant Duncan Laurence with the song "Arcade".
May 13 The 2019 Philippine general election takes place, for all 297 seats in the House of Representatives and 12 seats in the Senate in the year 2019.
May 15 Five of world's biggest tech companies pledge to tackle extremist material at "The Christchurch Call" initiative in Paris hosted by Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron on this day in history.
May 16 On this day in history "Rocketman" film based on life of singer Elton John starring Taron Egerton premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
May 16 On this day in history uS President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over IT threats, banning US companies from using foreign technology without a license
May 17 Ibiza affair: A corruption scandal involving the Vice-Chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache and deputy leader of the Freedom Party Johann Gudenus offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as the niece of a Russian oligarch at a 2017 meeting in Spain leads to the collapse of the coalition government and calls for snap elections.May 18 - 2019 Australian federal election: Scott Morrison's Liberal/National Coalition Government is narrowly re-elected, defeating the Labor Party led by Bill Shorten in the year 2019.
May 17 Taiwan's parliament becomes the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on this day in history.
May 21 Indonesian President Joko Widodo confirmed as winning re-election, defeating Prabowo Subianto with 55.5% of the vote in the year 2019.
May 23 In the year 2019 2019 Indian general election: Narendra Modi secures a landslide win, with his party BJP alone gaining 303 of the 543 seats in parliament, and his political alliance winning 353 seats of the 543.
May 23 Botswana lifts its five-year prohibition on elephant hunting.May 24 - British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation as Conservative leader, effective June 7, 2019 in the year 2019.
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 on this day in history.
May 23 In the year 2019 the 2019 European Parliament election takes place. The election has a 51 percent voter turnout, the highest since the first direct elections in 1979.
May 24 On this day in history a prison riot in Acarigua, Venezuela, leaves 29 prisoners dead and 19 guards injured.May 26 - Amazonas prison massacres: More than 50 prisoners are killed in a series of riots at four different prisons in Amazonas, Brazil.
May 27 In the year 2019 u.S. President Donald Trump, during an official state visit to Japan, is the first foreign leader to meet with Japanese emperor Naruhito.
May 29 British politician Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over claims he lied to the public during Britain's Brexit campaign on this day in history.
May 29 In the year 2019 former European Court of Justice judge Egils Levits is elected the 10th President of Latvia.
May 29 In the year 2019 israel's Knesset calls a snap election after Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a government
May 29 Less than two months after the April 9 Israeli legislative elections, the Israeli Knesset dissolves itself and votes to hold new elections in September 17, after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to assemble a coalition government within the allotted time on this day in history.
May 29 Sinking of Hableány: The Hableány, a sightseeing river cruise ship on the Danube in Budapest, Hungary, collides with another vessel and sinks with two Hungarian crew members and 33 South Korean tourists on board. At least 27 people were killed and one other remains missing on this day in history.
May 30 Singer R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault and abuse in Chicago on this day in history.
May 30 In the year 2019 south Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo reports that North Korea executed nuclear envoy Kim Hyok-chol and four other diplomats in March after the failed February Hanoi summit with the United States. The newspaper also reports that Kim Yong-chol, a top aide to Kim Jong-un, was sentenced to hard labor during the purge.
May 30 On this day in history the 2019 Cricket World Cup is held in England and Wales, and is won by England.
May 31 Former "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is announced as the new Batman in the year 2019.
Jun 02 In the year 2019 2019 San Marino referendum: Sammarinese voters vote to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and initiate a popular legislative initiative for the reform of the electoral system.
Jun 02 Nearly five years after abdication, King Juan Carlos I of Spain retires from public life on this day in history.
Jun 03 On this day in history khartoum massacre: More than 100 people are killed when Sudanese troops and Janjaweed militiamen storm and open fire on a protest camp outside of a military headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan.