2019 Newspaper Headlines
With more and more shocking and exciting events making 2019 newspaper headlines every day, the year has already provided readers with unforgettable news. In January, a Chinese probe became the first ever human-made object to land on the dark side of the moon, while family and fans of Emiliano Sala were saddened at the tragic plane crash near Guernsey, UK which led to weeks of searching for the wreckage.
Records were broken as Ariana Grande becomes the second artist to have ever held the number 1, 2 and 3 spot on the Hot 100 Chart after The Beatles in 1964. As the President meets the Leader of North Korea in Hanoi, the nation watched and waited for the next important event of 2019.
January 1, 2019
Washington State bans anyone under the age of 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle.
January 3, 2019
The Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, with a promise to end government shutdown, but without funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. The Republicans increase their control of the United States Senate.
January 8, 2019
President Donald Trump makes the case for his proposed border wall in a televised address to the nation.
January 12, 2019
The ongoing government shutdown becomes the longest in the history of the U.S. at 22 days, leaving 800,000 employees unpaid.
January 21, 2019
The Supreme Court rules that the Trump administration is allowed to limit military service for transgender people.
February 3, 2019
Super Bowl LIII takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. The quarterback of the New England Patriots team, Tom Brady, wins his sixth championship, which is the most NFL world championships ever won by a single player.
March 22, 2019
Jimmy Carter becomes the longest-living President of the United States at 94 years, 172 days old.
May 6, 2019
Tiger Woods, professional golfer, is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, becoming the fourth and the youngest active golfer to have received the medal.
May 14, 2o19
San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition technology.
May 22, 2019
The Alabama Historical Commission announces that the wreckage of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to bring African slaves to the United States during the Atlantic slave trade, is found in the Mobile River.
June 3, 2019
According to Forbes magazine, Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop billionaire.
July 4, 2019
In a one-hour Independence Day event titled Salute to America, President Donald Trump becomes the first U.S. president in nearly seven decades to address a crowd at the National Mall during the holiday. President Harry Truman had previously done so in 1951.
July 16-20, 2019
The 5oth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is observed.
August 28, 2019
16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg arrives in New York Harbor after sailing across the Atlantic. Thunberg plans to testify at a UN summit on zero emissions.
September 3, 2019
The Cherokee Nation names an official delegate to the United States Congress for the first time.
September 21, 2019
President Donald Trump approves deployment of several hundred troops and military equipment including Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates following the September 14 attack on Saudi oil refineries.
September 24, 2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces the start of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
October 14, 2019
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated in Alaska, Minnesota, and North Carolina as well as several cities.
October 25, 2019
The longest strike in General Motors’ history ends when 57% of the members of the United Automobile Workers union vote to ratify a contract.
October 30, 2019
Twitter, social media website, bans all political advertising worldwide.
October 31, 2019
The House of Representatives votes 232–196 in favor of formally proceeding with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
November 1, 2019
Oklahoma commutes 500 prison sentences, the largest number in the state’s history.
November 13, 2019
United States Department of Justice proposes a program to reduce gun violence.
December 6, 2019
Kansas City in Missouri becomes the first city in the United States to approve free public transportation.
December 11, 2019
Greta Thunberg is named Person of the Year by Time magazine.
December 19, 2019
For the first time in U.S. history, the economy starts and ends a decade without a recession, avoiding a recession for an entire calendar decade.
December 21, 2019
White Sands National Park becomes the 62nd national park in the United States.
December 31, 2019
Thousands of people protest outside of the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, in response to an airstrike that killed 25 people on December 27.
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