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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2019.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 2019: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2019?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2019 Dissident Irish Republican campaign: Two people were shot and injured in two individual attacks in Londonderry.(BBC)Ammunition and a mortar tube was found at the Irish border in County Louth. (BBC)
  • 02 Feb 2019 Moro conflict: Patikul, Sulu shootout: Five soldiers and three militants die in an attack that also injured several others in Patikul, Sulu, in The Philippines. (Al Jazeera)
  • 03 Feb 2019 At the request of Chadian authorities, French Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jets strike a convoy of around 40 pickups of an armed group that entered northern Chad from Libya. (Reuters)
  • 04 Feb 2019 Iraqi insurgency (2017–present): Seven Iranian pilgrims are wounded after their bus comes under attack by unidentified gunmen in central Iraq; one woman is described as being in serious condition. (AP)
  • 05 Feb 2019 Syrian Civil War: The United Kingdom Minister for Security, Ben Wallace, says he has reason to believe British photojournalist John Cantlie is still alive and is being held hostage by surviving Islamic State militants. (BBC)
  • 06 Feb 2019 2018 Anchorage earthquake: Two aftershocks strike Anchorage, Alaska, the first a magnitude 4.1, and the second a magnitude 3.7, occurring 23 minutes later. (Anchorage Daily News)
  • 07 Feb 2019 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos publishes an online essay accusing American Media, Inc. owner David Pecker of "extortion and blackmail." (The New York Times)
  • 08 Feb 2019 2018–19 North American winter: Washington Governor Jay Inslee declares a state of emergency as a winter storm that could bring up to 8 inches (20 cm) of snow begins to affect the state. (NBC News)
  • 09 Feb 2019 2019 Piper PA-46 Malibu crash: The family of pilot David Ibbotson launch a GoFundMe campaign to locate and recover his body, raising thousands of pounds within hours. Footballer Emiliano Sala's body was recently found in the wreckage and recovered two weeks after the plane first went missing. (BBC)
  • 10 Feb 2019 President of the Southern Baptist Convention J. D. Greear condemns the sexual abuse committed by the clergy, laypersons, and volunteers and calls it "pure evil". (The Washington Post)
  • 11 Feb 2019 Libyan Crisis (2011–present): The Libyan Tobruk-based government has full control of the El Sharara oil field, the largest oilfield in Libya, after it was captured by the Libyan National Army. The oilfield, which was formerly under the control of Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, was taken over by local tribesmen in December 2018. (Reuters)
  • 12 Feb 2019 Four Pakistani police officers are shot dead by a Jamaat-ul-Ahrar splinter group. Three additional officers are injured. (Reuters)
  • 13 Feb 2019 2019 Khash-Zahedan suicide bombing: At least 27 Iranian Revolutionary Guards are killed after a suicide bombing attack in southeastern Iran. The attack is claimed by Jaish ul-Adl militants. (The New York Times) (Reuters)
  • 14 Feb 2019 2019 Pulwama attack: At least 46 members of India's security forces are killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up as a convoy of military vehicles drove on a highway in Jammu and Kashmir. (BBC)
  • 15 Feb 2019 2019 Kaduna State massacre: 66 people were killed by gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna State including 34 victims being either women or children. The attack happened one day before the scheduled election before it was delayed another week. (Al Jazeera) (BBC)
  • 16 Feb 2019 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Baghuz Fawqani: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have taken control of Al-Baghuz Fawqani, following the surrender of the last remaining ISIL militants in the town. (Reuters)
  • 17 Feb 2019 Hundreds of airline passengers are left stranded throughout Europe following British airline Flybmi's bankruptcy filing. (AP via The Washington Times)
  • 18 Feb 2019 Kashmir conflict: Two reported Jaish-e-Mohammed militants, one civilian and four Indian soldiers are killed in a skirmish in the Pulwama district of Indian-administered Kashmir as police search for suspects in Thursday's suicide attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitary police. (arynews)
  • 19 Feb 2019 Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present): Sixteen militants are killed in two different raids in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. A number of weapons and explosives are also found in the raids. (Al Jazeera)
  • 20 Feb 2019 The Southern Poverty Law Center reports a 30 percent increase in U.S. hate groups over the past four years with a 7% increase in 2018 alone. (NPR)
  • 21 Feb 2019 American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War: The United States' allies France and the United Kingdom say they won't keep their troops in Syria after the United States pulls out. (The Washington Post)
  • 22 Feb 2019 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis: Venezuelan National Guard (GNB) troops open fire on a group of indigenous Pemon protesters that attempted to block a military convoy heading to the Brazil–Venezuela border, killing at least two people and wounding 14 others, several seriously. (The Washington Post) (Miami Herald)
  • 23 Feb 2019 Trucks carrying humanitarian aid from Colombia and Brazil attempt to enter Venezuelan territory. Two trucks are set on fire on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge. (Herald Sun)
  • 24 Feb 2019 91st Academy Awards: The 91st Academy Awards are presented in Hollywood. Bohemian Rhapsody wins a leading four awards, followed by Black Panther, Green Book, which won Best Picture, and Roma, with three awards each. (The Guardian), (The New York Times)
  • 25 Feb 2019 American military intervention in Somalia (2007–present): United States Africa Command says a U.S. airstrike has killed 35 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia's central Hiran administrative region. (FRANCE 24)
  • 26 Feb 2019 Pakistan reports that Indian military aircraft violated their airspace near Muzaffarabad and were intercepted by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) military aircrafts. Indian Air Force aircrafts in a haste dropped their payload which fell near balakot. India claims that the incident was an airstrike on a alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot in retaliation to the Pulwama attack days earlier. (Reuters), (New York Times)
  • 27 Feb 2019 Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War, Israel–Russia relations: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel will "continue to take action against Iran in Syria". (The Times of Israel)
  • 28 Feb 2019 28 February 2019 Mogadishu bombings: 29 people were killed in three bomb attacks and a siege that lasted into March 1. (BBC) (CNN)

Movies

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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls of Paris

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Grace Healey discovers a set of photos of female secret agents deployed to London during the war

The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman

The Wedding Guest

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Lieutenant Milo Sturgis and psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware investigate a murder at a wedding reception

Educated by Tara Westover

Educated

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Memoir by a Cambridge Ph.D. who was raised by Idaho survivalists and did not enter a classroom until she was 17

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

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The reclusive Kya Clark is suspected in the death of Chase Andrews

Connections in Death by J.D. Robb

Connections in Death

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Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, investigate the murder of a man who was turning his life around; 48th in series