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  • Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 1, 2019

    Jair Bolsonaro

    A President

    Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 1, 2019

    He took office on 1 January 2019.




  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Jan 1, 2019

    Bitcoin

    The price fell to $3,747

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Jan 1, 2019

    The price on 1 January 2019 was $3,747, down 72% for 2018, and down 81% since the all-time high.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    Nancy Pelosi

    Pelosi was formally re-elected to the speakership at the start of the 116th Congress

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    She was formally re-elected to the speakership at the start of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. Pelosi "clinched the speakership after weeks of whittling down opposition from some fellow Democrats seeking a new generation of leadership. The deal to win over holdouts put an expiration date on her tenure: she promised not to stay more than four years in the job". Two hundred twenty House Democrats voted to elect Pelosi speaker, while 15 other House Democrats cast their ballots for someone else or voted present.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Titan Games

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    In 2019, Johnson started hosting an NBC competition series called The Titan Games.




  • Myanmar
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Around 300 Arakan Army insurgents launched pre-dawn attacks

    Myanmar
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    On 4 January 2019, around 300 Arakan Army insurgents launched pre-dawn attacks on four border police outposts—Kyaung Taung, Nga Myin Taw, Ka Htee La and Kone Myint—in northern Buthidaung Township.




  • Naypyidaw, Myanmar
    Sunday Jan 6, 2019

    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Office of the President of Myanmar held a high-level meeting on national security in the capital

    Naypyidaw, Myanmar
    Sunday Jan 6, 2019

    Following the attacks, the Office of the President of Myanmar held a high-level meeting on national security in the capital Naypyidaw on 7 January 2019, and instructed the Defense Ministry to increase troop deployments in the areas that were attacked and to use aircraft if necessary.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 9, 2019

    Jeff Bezos

    Divorce on Twitter

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 9, 2019

    On January 9, 2019, Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced on Twitter their intent to divorce after a "long period" of separation.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 14, 2019

    Sofia Kenin

    Career-rank 37

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 14, 2019

    Kenin greatly improved in 2019, rising from outside the top 50 at the start of the year to on the cusp of the top ten by the end of the season. She began her year by winning her first WTA doubles title at the Auckland Open alongside Eugenie Bouchard. The following week, she won her maiden WTA singles title at the Hobart International without dropping a set during the event. She upset the top seed and No. 19, Caroline Garcia, in the first round before defeating Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in the final. With this success, Kenin rose to what was at the time a career-best ranking of No. 37.


  • England
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    Theresa May

    Largest majority against a United Kingdom government in history

    England
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    On 15 January 2019, May's government was defeated in the House of Commons by a margin of 230 votes (202 in favour and 432 opposed) in a vote on her deal to leave the European Union. It was the largest majority against a United Kingdom government in history.


  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    Brexit

    House of Commons voted 432 to 202 against the deal

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    On 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted 432 to 202 against the deal, which was the largest majority against a United Kingdom government ever.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2019

    Google LLC

    CNIL Imposed a Record €50 Million Fine on Google

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2019

    On January 21, 2019, French data regulator CNIL imposed a record €50 million fine on Google for breaching the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 22, 2019

    Netflix

    MPAA membership

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 22, 2019

    Netflix sought and was approved for membership into the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on January 22, 2019, as the first streaming service to become a member of the association.


  • Venezuela
    Wednesday Jan 23, 2019

    Donald Trump

    Maduro announced that Venezuela was breaking ties with the United States following Trump's announcement of recognizing Juan Guaidó

    Venezuela
    Wednesday Jan 23, 2019

    On January 23, 2019, Maduro announced that Venezuela was breaking ties with the United States following Trump's announcement of recognizing Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader, as the interim president of Venezuela.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 25, 2019

    Nancy Pelosi

    Trump signed a stopgap bill to reopen the government without any concessions regarding a border wall for three weeks up

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 25, 2019

    At the start of the 116th Congress, Pelosi opposed President Trump's attempts to use the 2018–19 federal government shutdown (which she called a "hostage-taking" of civil servants) as leverage to build a substantial wall on the American border. Pelosi declined to allow Trump to give the State of the Union Address in the House of Representatives chamber while the shutdown was ongoing. After several news polls showed Trump's popularity sharply falling due to the shutdown, on January 25, 2019, Trump signed a stopgap bill to reopen the government without any concessions regarding a border wall for three weeks up until February 15 to allow for negotiations to take place to approve an appropriations bill that both parties could agree on. However, Trump reiterated his demand for the border wall funding and said he would shut down the government again or declare a national emergency and use military funding to build the wall if Congress did not appropriate the funds by February 15, reopening the federal government .


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 28, 2019

    Huawei

    The U.S. Federal prosecutors formally indicted Meng and Huawei

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 28, 2019

    On 28 January 2019, U.S. federal prosecutors formally indicted Meng and Huawei with thirteen counts of bank and wire fraud (in order to mask sale of U.S. technology in Iran that is illegal under sanctions), obstruction of justice, and misappropriating trade secrets. The Department also filed a formal extradition request for Meng with Canadian authorities that same day.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 29, 2019

    Apple Inc.

    First decline in a decade

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 29, 2019

    On January 29, 2019, Apple reported its first decline in revenues and profits in a decade.


  • Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Monday Feb 4, 2019

    Papa John's Pizza

    Announcing The investements of Starboard Value in Papa's Johnes

    Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Monday Feb 4, 2019

    On February 4, 2019, it was announced that the activist hedge fund Starboard Value, which had played a large role in turning around the troubled Olive Garden restaurant chain, would be investing $200 million into Papa John's Pizza and that Starboard could possibly invest an additional $50 million by March 29, 2019.


  • Xindian, New Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Feb 5, 2019

    HTC

    Crytophone

    Xindian, New Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Feb 5, 2019

    On 5 February 2019 HTC released its first "Crytophone", focused on providing universal finance through Bitcoin and creating a portal towards realizing a truly decentralized web.


  • Saskatoon, Canada
    Saturday Feb 9, 2019

    Uber

    Uber further expands its operations in Canada

    Saskatoon, Canada
    Saturday Feb 9, 2019

    Uber further expands its operations in Canada by launching in Saskatoon.


  • Christmas Island
    Wednesday Feb 13, 2019

    Christmas Island

    Re-opening The Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre Centre

    Christmas Island
    Wednesday Feb 13, 2019

    On 13 February 2019 the Morrison government announced it would re-open the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre centre, after Australia's parliament passed legislation giving sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    Apple Inc.

    DataTiger

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    On February 14, 2019, Apple acquired DataTiger for its digital marketing technology.


  • Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    Amazon

    Amazon would focus solely on Arlington location

    Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    On February 14, 2019, Amazon announced it was not moving forward with plans to build HQ2 in Queens but would instead focus solely on the Arlington location. The company plans to locate at least 25,000 employees at HQ2 by 2030 and will invest more than US$2.5 billion to establish its new headquarters in Crystal City as well as neighboring Pentagon City and Potomac Yard, an area jointly marketed as "National Landing." The announcement also created a new partnership with Virginia Tech to develop a revolutionary Innovation Campus to fill demand for high-tech talent in National Landing and beyond.


  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 15, 2019

    Nancy Pelosi

    President Trump declared a national emergency in order to bypass the United States Congress

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 15, 2019

    On February 15, 2019, President Trump declared a national emergency in order to bypass the United States Congress, after being unsatisfied with a bipartisan border bill which had passed the House of Representatives and the Senate a day before.


  • California, United States
    Tuesday Feb 19, 2019

    Elon Musk

    The Agreement

    California, United States
    Tuesday Feb 19, 2019

    On 19 February 2019, Musk stated in a tweet that Tesla would build half a million cars in 2019. The SEC reacted to Musk's tweet by filing in court, initially asking the court to hold him in contempt for violating the terms of a settlement agreement with such a tweet, which was disputed by Musk. This was eventually settled by a joint agreement between Musk and the SEC clarifying the previous agreement details, in which agreement included a list of topics that Musk would need preclearance before tweeting about.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2019

    Microsoft

    AccountGuard

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2019

    February 20, 2019 Microsoft Corp said it will offer its cyber security service AccountGuard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and Spain, to close security gaps and protect customers in political space from hacking.


  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Feb 24, 2019

    Brexit

    Prime Minister May announced that the next vote on the withdrawal agreement

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Feb 24, 2019

    On 24 February, Prime Minister May announced that the next vote on the withdrawal agreement would be on 12 March 2019, 17 days away from Brexit.


  • Hanoi, Vietnam
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2019

    Donald Trump

    Second Summit

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2019

    A second summit (Trump and Kim) took place in February 2019, in Hanoi, Vietnam. It ended abruptly without an agreement, both sides blaming each other and offering differing accounts of the negotiations.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 28, 2019

    Tesla, Inc.

    Standard Range base model

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 28, 2019

    On February 28, 2019, Tesla announced that they would begin to roll out the Standard Range base model starting at $35,000.


  • Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

    Papa John's Pizza

    Papa John's announced a Settlement With Schnatter

    Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

    On March 5, 2019, Papa John's announced a settlement with Schnatter under which he will resign from the company's board of directors at the company's annual meeting on April 30 or when a mutually acceptable independent director is appointed to replace him, whichever comes first. Schnatter agreed to dismiss two lawsuits filed against the company and to withdraw his plan to run for a seat on the board at the annual meeting. Papa John's agreed to remove the "acting in concert" provisions from its "poison pill" plan that prevented Schnatter from communicating with other company shareholders. Schnatter, who still controls 31% of Papa John's shares, issued a statement saying he was "thankful that I've been able to resolve these important issues" and hoped everyone could now "focus on the company's business without the need for additional litigation". The company also agreed to remove a requirement that Starboard Value, which owns about 10% of the company, must vote in favor of the incumbent board.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 6, 2019

    Huawei

    Huawei Sues U.S. Government

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 6, 2019

    Huawei filed a lawsuit over the act in March 2019, alleging it to be unconstitutional because it specifically targeted Huawei without granting it a chance to provide a rebuttal or due process.


  • Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    Prince Charles

    The 50th anniversary of Charles's Investiture as The Prince of Wales

    Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    On 7 March 2019, the Queen hosted a Buckingham Palace event to mark the 50th anniversary of Charles's investiture as the Prince of Wales. Guests at the event included the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prime Minister Theresa May and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford.


  • Louisville, Kentucky, U.S
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    KFC

    CCO

    Louisville, Kentucky, U.S
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    On 7 March 2019, KFC announced a new executive position, Chief Communications Officer, and Staci Rawls will fill that position.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Monday Mar 11, 2019

    Zinedine Zidane

    Return to Real Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Monday Mar 11, 2019

    Zidane returned as the Real Madrid head coach on 11 March 2019, on a contract until summer 2022.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2019

    Marc Patrick O'Leary: Washington and Colorado Serial Rapist (Unbelievable)

    Unbelivable

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2019

    Unbelievable is an American drama web television miniseries starring Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, and Kaitlyn Dever. It is about a series of rapes in Washington and Colorado. The show was co-created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon. All three co-creators and Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, and Katie Couric were executive producers. It was released on September 13, 2019, on Netflix.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 14, 2019

    Facebook, Inc.

    Tweaking Sheryl Sandberg’s Wikipedia Page

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 14, 2019

    On March 14, Huffington Post reported that Facebook’s PR agency had paid someone to tweak Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Wikipedia page, as well as adding a page for the global head of PR, Caryn Marooney.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 14, 2019

    Tesla, Inc.

    Unveiling The Model Y

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 14, 2019

    The Model Y unveiling occurred on March 14, 2019.


  • Dongguan, Guangdong, China
    Thursday Mar 14, 2019

    Oppo

    First motorized F phone

    Dongguan, Guangdong, China
    Thursday Mar 14, 2019

    Oppo F11 Pro was officially launched on March 2019. It runs on the Android 9.0 Pie and it is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 Octa-Core processor with a 6.5-inch display. It has a 48MP+5MP Dual camera and a Motorized pop-up 16MP front camera and Oppo F11 Pro Waterfall Grey model with updated 128GB internal Memory.


  • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Friday Mar 15, 2019

    Jacinda Ardern

    Christchurch mosque shootings

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Friday Mar 15, 2019

    On 15 March 2019, 51 people were fatally shot and 49 injured in two mosques in Christchurch. In a statement broadcast on television, Ardern offered condolences and stated that the shootings had been carried out by suspects with "extremist views" that have no place in New Zealand, or anywhere else in the world. She also described it as a well-planned terrorist attack.


  • Christchurch, New Zealand
    Friday Mar 15, 2019

    Facebook, Inc.

    The Christchurch Mosque Shootings

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Friday Mar 15, 2019

    In March 2019, the perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand used Facebook to stream live footage of the attack as it unfolded. Facebook took 29 minutes to detect the livestreamed video, which was eight minutes longer than it took police to arrest the gunman. About 1.3M copies of the video were blocked from Facebook but 300,000 copies were published and shared.


  • United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 18, 2019

    Brexit

    Speaker of the House of Commons informed the House of Commons that a third meaningful vote could be held only on a motion that was significantly different from the previous one

    United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 18, 2019

    On 18 March 2019, the Speaker (Speaker of the House of Commons) informed the House of Commons that a third meaningful vote could be held only on a motion that was significantly different from the previous one, citing parliamentary precedents going back to 1604.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

    Google LLC

    Google announced That It Would Enter The Video Game Market

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

    On March 19, 2019, Google announced that it would enter the video game market, launching a cloud gaming platform called Google Stadia.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 12

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

    On March 19, 2019, Sun Microsystems released Java SE 12.


  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2019

    Brexit

    Brexit postponed

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2019

    On 20 March 2019, the Prime Minister wrote to European Council President Tusk requesting that Brexit be postponed until 30 June 2019.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2019

    Marvel Studios

    Feige revealed that the majority of characters would be back with Marvel Studios

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2019

    In March 2018, Feige revealed that the majority of characters would be back with Marvel Studios, though there were still "some with a couple of other players involved that would have to be negotiated with." The deal was completed on March 20, 2019.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2019

    Google LLC

    The European Commission Imposed a €1.49 Billion Fine On Google

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2019

    On March 20, 2019, the European Commission imposed a €1.49 billion ($1.69 billion) fine on Google for preventing rivals from being able to “compete and innovate fairly” in the online advertising market.


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Thursday Mar 21, 2019

    Brexit

    May presented her case to a European Council summit meeting

    Brussels, Belgium
    Thursday Mar 21, 2019

    On 21 March 2019, May presented her case to a European Council summit meeting in Brussels. After May left the meeting, a discussion amongst the remaining EU leaders resulted in the rejection of 30 June date and offered instead a choice of two new alternative Brexit dates.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 22, 2019

    Brexit

    The extension options were agreed between the UK government and the European Council

    United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 22, 2019

    On 22 March 2019, the extension options were agreed between the UK government and the European Council.


  • Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Friday Mar 22, 2019

    Papa John's Pizza

    Announcing That Shaquille O'Neal Will Join Papa John's board of Directors

    Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Friday Mar 22, 2019

    On March 22, 2019, it is announced that NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will join Papa John's board of directors.


  • Cuba
    Monday Mar 25, 2019

    Prince Charles

    Visiting Cuba

    Cuba
    Monday Mar 25, 2019

    On 25 March 2019 , at the request of the British government, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall went on an official tour to Cuba, making them the first British royalty to visit the country. The tour was seen as effort to form a closer relationship between the UK and Cuba.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 27, 2019

    Brexit

    Both the Lords and the Commons approved the statutory instrument changing the exit date

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 27, 2019

    After the government deemed unwarranted the concerns over the legality of the proposed change (because it contained two possible exit dates) the previous day, on 27 March 2019 both the Lords (without a vote) and the Commons (by 441 to 105) approved the statutory instrument changing the exit date to 22 May 2019 if a withdrawal deal is approved, or 12 April 2019 if it is not. The amendment was then signed into law at 12:40 p.m. the next day.


  • England
    Friday Mar 29, 2019

    Theresa May

    Defeated again

    England
    Friday Mar 29, 2019

    On 29 March, May was again defeated by 58 votes in the Commons (286 in favour and 344 against) on the withdrawal deal but not the political declaration. With 2 other Defeats in 14 Feb (258 to 303) and 12 March (242 to 391)


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