Historical Events In 2019
Monday, 28 September 2020
Jun 20 Iranian shoot-down of American drone: Iran shoots down a United States RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz after claiming it violated their airspace. The U.S. claims it was shot down in international airspace in an "unprovoked attack" on this day in history.
Jun 21 UK police called to house of leader contender Boris Johnson over alleged altercation with his girlfriend on this day in history.
Jun 22 2019 Amhara Region coup d'état attempt: In the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, regional president Ambachew Mekonnen and national-military chief of staff Se'are Mekonnen are assassinated in the year 2019.
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 in the year 2019.
Jun 26 Japanese animation film "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki is released in China and tops the box office, 18 years after its initial release in the year 2019.
Jun 27 In the year 2019 angara Airlines Flight 200 overruns the runway during landing and collides with a building, killing the captain and flight engineer, and injuring a further 22 people. 45 people survive the crash at Nizhneangarsk Airport, Russia.
Jun 30 Brooklyn Nets load up on elite NBA talent on first day of free agency; sign Kevin Durant from Golden State, Kyrie Irving from Boston and DeAndre Jordan from NY Knicks on this day in history.
Jun 30 On this day in history during a trilateral gathering at the Panmunjom Truce Village between South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump, Trump becomes the first sitting U.S. president to cross the Korean Demilitarized Zone and enter North Korea. Trump and Kim also agree to restart stalled denuclearization negotiations.
Jun 30 The Killers headline the Gastonbury Music festival with Kylie Minogue playing the Pyramid stage 14 years after cancer forced her to cancel on this day in history.
Jul 01 A fire on the Russian deep-diving submarine Losharik kills 14 crew members. Submarine commander Denis Dolonsky was among those killed in the year 2019.
Jul 01 On this day in history dengue fever epidemic in Asia-Pacific, Latin America killing 2,000+ people
Jul 01 In the year 2019 hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests: During the annual July 1 protests that mark the anniversary of the British handover of the city to China, a group of a few hundred protesters stormed the Hong Kong legislature, defacing various portraits and destroying furniture before being dispersed by police using tear gas.
Jul 01 On this day in history japan announces tightening high-tech exports to South Korea, thus begin the trade dispute between the two countries.
Jul 01 On this day in history japan resumes commercial whaling after a 30-year moratorium, following its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission.
Jul 01 In the year 2019 measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Democratic Republic of the Congo killing 6,000+ (as of January 2020) people
Jul 01 Samoa measles outbreak in Samoa killing 83 people on this day in history.
Jul 01 The International Atomic Energy Agency confirms that Iran has breached the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium on this day in history.
Jul 01 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports, on August 15, that July 2019 was the hottest month on record globally, at 0.95 °C (1.71 °F) above the 20th-century average on this day in history.
Jul 02 A total solar eclipse occurs over South America. It is the 58th solar eclipse from Saros cycle 127 in the year 2019.
Jul 02 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 in the year 2019.
Jul 03 In the year 2019 tajoura migrant center airstrike: An airstrike by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army hits the Tajoura Detention Center outside Tripoli, Libya, while hundreds of people are inside the facility, killing at least 53 of them and injures 130 others.
Jul 04 In the year 2019 russian President Vladmir Putin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican
Jul 04 On this day in history 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
Jul 07 The 2019 Greek legislative election takes place. Leader of the Opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis, from New Democracy, wins the election and is sworn in Prime Minister as left-wing incumbent Alexis Tsipras falls to second place on this day in history.
Jul 10 Taylor Swift named the world's highest paid entertainer by Forbes earning $185 million in 2018 on this day in history.
Jul 10 On this day in history the last Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the line in Puebla, Mexico. The last of 5,961 "Special Edition" cars will be exhibited in a museum.
Jul 12 In the year 2019 asasey Hotel attack: A car bomb and a gun attack kill at least 26 people, including two prominent journalists and nine foreigners, in Kismayo, Somalia. Islamist group al-Shabaab claims responsibility.
Jul 13 Hurricane Barry strikes the Gulf Coast, killing one and causing over $500 million (2019 USD) in damages on this day in history.
Jul 13 In the year 2019 wimbledon Women's Tennis: Simona Halep beats Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in just 55 minutes; first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title
Jul 14 In the year 2019 english Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins a record 6th British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone; moves him 1 win clear of Jim Clark and Alain Prost (5)
Jul 14 On this day in history wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins longest ever Wimbledon final over Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in 4 hours, 57 minutes; his 16th Grand Slam title
Jul 16 The European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as the new President of the European Commission. Succeeding Jean-Claude Juncker, she will be sworn in on December 1, 2019. She is the first female to be elected to this office in EU history on this day in history.
Jul 17 On this day in history joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, former head of the Sinaloa Cartel, which became the biggest supplier of drugs to the U.S., is sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.
Jul 17 Mexican drug cartel head Joaquín " El Chapo " Guzmán sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in New York Learn More >> on this day in history.