March 2019 calendar

March 2019

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 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 March 2019: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2019?


  • 01 Mar 2019 Amazon announces plans to open dozens of proprietary grocery stores in several major U.S. cities. (The Wall Street Journal), (Fortune)
  • 02 Mar 2019 2019 India–Pakistan standoff: Indian and Pakistani soldiers target each other’s posts and villages in Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops. (Associated Press)
  • 03 Mar 2019 Tornado outbreak of March 3, 2019: At least 23 people are confirmed dead, many are injured, and 10,000 customers are without electricity after several tornadoes strike Lee County in southeast Alabama. (Fox News) (BBC)
  • 04 Mar 2019 Pope Francis announces the Vatican's historical archives of Pope Pius XII's pontificate (1939–1958) will be accessible to scholars next year, effective 2 March 2020. (Vatican News) (BBC)
  • 05 Mar 2019 Packages containing suspected improvised explosive devices are found near Heathrow Airport, London City Airport, and London Waterloo station in London, England. (BBC)
  • 06 Mar 2019 The flooding of the Citarum River, Indonesia, causes at least two deaths. (The Jakarta Post)
  • 07 Mar 2019 Crisis in Venezuela: A major power blackout leaves most of Venezuela without electricity, including the capital Caracas. At least 18 of Venezuela's 23 states have reported blackouts. Venezuelan news website El Pitazo blames failures at Simón Bolívar hydroelectric plant; state TV blames anti-government saboteurs. (The Guardian)
  • 08 Mar 2019 Crisis in Venezuela: 2019 Venezuelan blackout: A nationwide power blackout enters its second day in Venezuela. Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López claim the country appears to be the victim of a cyberattack intended to "derail the whole system". Venezuelan National Assembly-declared Acting President Juan Guaidó stated that "state corruption and mismanagement (...) have left the electrical grid in shambles". (AP) (Forbes)
  • 09 Mar 2019 Internal conflict in Myanmar: Rakhine insurgents of the Arakan Army attack a police post in a village in Rakhine State, killing nine policemen. All of the victims were local recruits from the village. (Reuters)
  • 10 Mar 2019 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302: An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 149 passengers and eight crew members onboard crashes en route to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 persons on board. (BBC)
  • 11 Mar 2019 Battle of Baghuz Fawqani, International military intervention against ISIL: US-backed Syrian forces resume their offensive on the final enclave controlled by ISIL in Syria at Baghuz. (Reuters) (Al Jazeera)
  • 12 Mar 2019 Boeing 737 MAX groundings: The European Union, Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Turkey ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets. This means 40% of the global fleet is now grounded, with Indonesia, China and several airlines grounding their aircraft yesterday. Boeing states they will issue a software update for the model within weeks. (The Guardian) (BNO) (AFP)
  • 13 Mar 2019 Syrian Civil War: The SOHR reports that Syrian government shelling and Russian air strikes occur in several areas in Idlib province, in the first such raids since a September truce deal, killing at least 15 civilians including eight children and wounding around 60. (TRT World) (Aljazeera)
  • 14 Mar 2019 2019 Tel Aviv rocket strike: Two rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip at Tel Aviv, Israel; neither rocket was intercepted by the IDF's Iron Dome system. (The New York Times) (IDF Spokesperson)
  • 15 Mar 2019 At least 50 people are killed and dozens others are injured during two attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. (NBC News)
  • 16 Mar 2019 A fire at a refugee camp in Nigeria kills eight and leaves 15,000 homeless. The residents are people displaced by ongoing conflict with Boko Haram. (Reuters)
  • 17 Mar 2019 2019 Jayapura flood and landslide: At least 73 people have been killed in flash floods in the province of Papua, Indonesia. (BBC)
  • 18 Mar 2019 2019 Utrecht shooting: A man opens fire in a tram in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands, killing three people and injuring nine others, before fleeing. Terrorism is suspected by authorities. A 37-year-old Turkish man is arrested. (Fox News)
  • 19 Mar 2019 Syrian Civil War, International military intervention against ISIL, Battle of Baghuz Fawqani: Syrian Democratic Forces declares progress in Syria after an ISIL camp on the outskirts of Baghuz is captured. (NPR) (Fox News)
  • 20 Mar 2019 Acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney: The Walt Disney Company completes its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox's film and TV assets (with the exception of the business, broadcasting network, news, and sports assets owned by the newly-formed Fox Corporation). (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • 21 Mar 2019 War in Afghanistan: Six people are killed and 23 others wounded in three bomb explosions during Nowruz celebration in Kabul, Afghanistan. (BBC)
  • 22 Mar 2019 Boko Haram insurgency: In the town of Dangdala, Chad, 23 National Army soldiers are killed in an overnight attack by Boko Haram militants. (Reuters)
  • 23 Mar 2019 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Baghuz Fawqani: The Syrian Democratic Forces announce the capture of the last territory held by ISIL in Syria. (DW)
  • 24 Mar 2019 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A United States airstrike in Afghanistan early Saturday kills 10 children and 3 adults. The family was displaced because of the conflict according to early findings by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. (Reuters)
  • 25 Mar 2019 Seven people are moderately injured after a rocket attack destroys a home in Mishmeret, Israel. The Israel Defense Forces claim that Hamas is responsible for any attack from Gaza. (BBC)
  • 26 Mar 2019 Yemeni Civil War: An airstrike carried out in north-west Yemen kills seven and injures eight others at a hospital. The airstrike occurred early when patients and staff members were arriving. (BBC) (The Washington Post)
  • 27 Mar 2019 Cathay Pacific announces the acquisition of low-cost carrier HK Express for US$628 million (HK$4.93 billion). (BBC) (South China Morning Post)
  • 28 Mar 2019 Somali Civil War: At least 11 people are killed following an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Al Jazeera)
  • 29 Mar 2019 In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, those infected by cholera jump to 139 confirmed cases in Mozambique. (The Washington Post) (CBS News)
  • 30 Mar 2019 War in Afghanistan: First Vice President of Afghanistan Abdul Rashid Dostum survives an assassination attempt on his convoy while traveling to the Jowzjan Province in Afghanistan. The attack killed one bodyguard and injured two others. (Reuters) (The Jerusalem Post)
  • 31 Mar 2019 A plant explosion in the Jiangsu province of China kills seven and injures five others. The explosion is the second deadliest in the month after the 2019 Xiangshui chemical plant explosion. (Reuters)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Village

The Village

Release year: 2019

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard

Sunrise in Heaven

Sunrise in Heaven

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Waymon Boone

Starring: Caylee Cowan, Corbin Bernsen, Dee Wallace, Erin Bethea


Which were the most popular books released in March 2019?
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The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window


A 38-year-old woman in New York City, a shut-in who self-medicates, believes she sees a crime committed in the townhouse across the park

The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry

The Malta Exchange


Cotton Malone tracks ancient documents that could affect the Vatican conclave; 14th in series

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish


Children: A collection of rhymes that includes old fish and new fish

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face


Subtitle: "Stop Believing The Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be"

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham


“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking …