Historical Events In 2019
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Jul 17 The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the Kivu Ebola epidemic to be a public health emergency of international concern on this day in history.
Jul 18 On this day in history 36 people are killed and more than 30 others injured after an arson attack at an animation company in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the deadliest massacres in the country's history since the end of World War II and the deadliest building fire in the country in 18 years, since the Myojo 56 building fire in 2001.
Jul 19 The Iranian Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps captures British tanker Stena Impero and temporarily seizes British-operated and Liberian-flagged tanker Mesdar in the Persian Gulf. The British Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, warns there will be "serious consequences" if Iran does not release the tanker in the year 2019.
Jul 21 On this day in history a mob of over 100 suspected triad members dressed in white and armed with batons attack commuters indiscriminately at MTR Yuen Long station in Hong Kong, injuring 45, including a pro-democracy legislator and a pregnant woman. Hong Kong police have been accused of allowing the violence to happen due to their delayed response and decision to limit emergency services in the area. (The Guardian) (SCMP)
Jul 21 In the year 2019 marvel announces 10 new superhero films at Comic Con including Blade with Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman as a female Thor and first Asian American super hero film Shang-Chi
Jul 22 In the year 2019 marvel superhero film " Avengers : Endgame" becomes the world's highest-grossing film overtaking "Avatar" earning $2.9 billion
Jul 22 In the year 2019 pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Jul 23 In the year 2019 boris Johnson is chosen the new British Prime Minister by the ruling Conservative Party to replace Theresa May
Jul 23 US Senate passes bill championed by comedian Jon Stewart to ensure 9/11 first responders fund never runs out of money Learn More >> on this day in history.
Jul 24 On this day in history 19-year-old Hungarian swimmer Kristóf Milák breaks Michael Phelps ' 10 year old 200m butterfly world record at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; swims 1:50.73, 0.78s faster than Phelps
Jul 24 In the year 2019 boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after defeating Jeremy Hunt in a leadership contest, succeeding Theresa May.
Jul 26 August 11 - The 2019 Pan American Games are held in Lima, Peru in the year 2019.
Jul 28 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Germany's Bernhard Langer wins his 4th Senior Open by 2 strokes from Paul Broadhurst on this day in history.
Jul 28 Meghan Duchess of Sussex, revealed as the first guest editor for UK Vogue in 103 years for its September 2019 issue in the year 2019.
Jul 29 Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus , No. 1 for 17 weeks on this day in history.
Jul 30 On this day in history india bans triple talaq.
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 in the year 2019.
Aug 01 Danish polar research institution Polar Portal reports a large spike in Greenland ice loss, with 11 billion tons melted in one day and 197 gigatonnes during the month of July on this day in history.
Aug 02 In the year 2019 japan–South Korea trade dispute: Japan announces the removal of South Korea from its list of most trusted trading partners, effective on August 28.
Aug 02 On this day in history singer songwriter Ed Sheeran 's Divide tour becomes the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time overtaking U2 after 893 days on the road
Aug 02 On this day in history the United States officially withdraws from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty established with Russia in 1987.
Aug 03 A mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, United States, leaves 22 people dead and 24 others injured in the year 2019.
Aug 04 Cairo bombing: A car crashes into three other cars causing an explosion outside the National Cancer Institute Egypt in Cairo, Egypt, killing at least 20 people and injuring 47 others on this day in history.
Aug 04 Dayton shooting: Ten people, including the perpetrator, are killed and 27 others injured in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, United States, just 13 hours after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas on this day in history.
Aug 05 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests: Amid ongoing protests, Hong Kong is hit by the first general strikes of their kind since 1967 on this day in history.
Aug 05 Revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir: India revokes the part of its constitution that gives Indian-administered Kashmir special status in an unprecedented move in the year 2019.
Aug 07 The Singapore Convention on Mediation, also known as the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, comes into effect with 46 countries ratifying it. States that have ratified the treaty will have to ensure that international commercial settlement agreements are enforced by their courts on this day in history.
Aug 08 Nyonoksa radiation accident: Reports indicate that there may have been a nuclear explosion at the Nyonoksa weapons-testing site in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. At least five people were killed and three others injured in the blast, with radiation levels in Severodvinsk, 29 miles (47 km) away from the site, being 20 times above normal levels temporarily on this day in history.
Aug 10 On this day in history 32 are killed and 1,000,000 evacuated as Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Zhejiang, China. Earlier it had caused flooding in the Philippines.
Aug 10 On this day in history canary Islands wildfires: A number of forest fires break out in the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote. The fires on the island of Gran Canaria were the most severe, resulting in the loss of large areas of the island's forests and leading to the evacuation of thousands of residents from a number of towns and villages.
Aug 10 Morogoro tanker explosion: A fuel tanker truck explodes in Morogoro, Tanzania, killing at least 89 people and injuring dozens more in the year 2019.
Aug 11 Indian floods: At least 114 people, including 57 in Kerala, 30 in Karnataka and 27 in Maharashtra, are reported to have died in monsoon-related floods in India. At least 227 died across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan on this day in history.
Aug 12 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests: Hong Kong International Airport is closed due to protests on this day in history.
Aug 12 In the year 2019 japan–South Korea trade dispute: South Korea announces the removal of Japan from its list of most trusted trading partners, effective on September 18.