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 plans to open many grocery stores in major U.S. cities. (The Wall Street Journal).
  • 02 Mar 2019 India-Pakistan standoff 2019: Indian and Pakistani forces attack each other's villages and posts in Kashmir, killing at most six civilians and two Pakistani soldiers.
  • 03 Mar 2019 Tornado outbreak March 3, 2019, at least 23 deaths, many more injured. 10,000 customers without power after several tornadoes struck Lee County, southeast Alabama.
  • 04 Mar 2019 Pope Francis has announced that the Vatican's historic archives of Pope Pius XII’s pontificate (1939-1958), will be available to scholars next year. This will take effect from 2 March 2020.
  • 05 Mar 2019 Packages with suspected improvised explosives devices were found near Heathrow Airport and London City Airport in London, England.
  • 06 Mar 2019 At least two people are killed by flooding in Indonesia's Citarum River.
  • 07 Mar 2019 Venezuela's crisis: Major power blackout leaves much of Venezuela without electricity, including Caracas. At least 18 out of 23 Venezuelan states have reported blackouts. El Pitazo, Venezuela's news website, blames the failures at Simon Bolivar's hydroelectric plant. State TV blames antigovernment saboteurs.
  • 08 Mar 2019 Venezuelan crisis: Venezuelan blackout 2019: Venezuela's national power blackout enters its second-day. Jorge Rodriguez, Information Minister, and Vladimir Padrino Lopez, Defense Minister, claim that Venezuela is the victim of cyberattacks designed to "derail the entire system". Juan Guaido, Venezuela's Acting President, stated that state corruption and mismanagement had left the electrical grid in chaos.
  • 09 Mar 2019 Rakhine insurgents from the Arakan Army attacked a post at a village in Rakhine State killing nine policemen. The victims were all local recruits from the village.
  • 10 Mar 2019 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) crashes en route towards Nairobi, Kenya killing all 157 people on board.
  • 11 Mar 2019 Battle of Baghuz Fawqani: International military intervention against ISIL. US-backed Syrian forces resume offensive on Baghuz, the last enclave under ISIL control in Syria.
  • 12 Mar 2019 Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounded: All Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft were grounded by the European Union, India, Malaysia and Singapore. With 40% of the global fleet now grounded, Indonesia, China, and several other airlines also grounding their aircraft yesterday, this means that 40% of the global fleet has been grounded. Boeing claims that they will release a software update within the next few weeks.
  • 13 Mar 2019 Syrian Civil War: According to the SOHR, Russian air strikes and Syrian government shelling have occurred in Idlib province. This was the first such raids after a September truce agreement. At least 15 civilians were killed, including eight children, and around 60 others were injured.
  • 14 Mar 2019 2019 Tel Aviv rocket strike. Two rockets were fired from Gaza Strip to Tel Aviv, Israel. Neither rocket was intercepted or stopped by the Iron Dome system of the IDF.
  • 15 Mar 2019 Two attacks on Christchurch mosques, New Zealand, resulted in at least 50 deaths and many more injuries.
  • 16 Mar 2019 Eight people are killed and 15,000 left homeless by a fire in a Nigerian refugee camp. These are refugees from ongoing conflict with Boko Haram.
  • 17 Mar 2019 2019 Jayapura flood & landslide
  • 18 Mar 2019 2019 Utrecht shooting: Three people were killed and nine more injured when a man opened fire on a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands. Authorities suspect terrorist activity. An arrest has been made of a 37-year-old Turkish citizen.
  • 19 Mar 2019 Syrian Civil War, International Military Intervention Against ISIL, Battle of Baghuz Fawqani - The Syrian Democratic Forces announces progress in Syria following the capture of an ISIL camp near Baghuz.
  • 20 Mar 2019 Disney completes the acquisition of 21st Century Fox from Walt Disney Company for $71.3 billion (with the exception being the Fox Corporation's business, broadcasting network and sports assets).
  • 21 Mar 2019 War in Afghanistan: Six people die and 23 are injured in three explosions that occurred during Nowruz celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 22 Mar 2019 Boko Haram insurgency. 23 National Army soldiers were killed by Boko Haram militants in an attack in the Chad town of Dangdala.
  • 23 Mar 2019 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Baghuz Fawqani - The Syrian Democratic Forces announces the capture of ISIL's last territory in Syria.
  • 24 Mar 2019 War in Afghanistan (2001 to present): Ten children and three adults are killed in an American airstrike in Afghanistan on Saturday morning. According to preliminary findings of the United Nations Assistance Mission, Afghanistan, the family was forced from their home due to the conflict.
  • 25 Mar 2019 A rocket attack on a house in Mishmeret (Israel) has left seven people moderately hurt. Israel Defense Forces claims that Hamas is responsible in any attack from Gaza.
  • 26 Mar 2019 Yemeni Civil War: A strike in north-west Yemen kills seven people and injures eight more at a hospital. It occurred at a time when staff and patients were arriving.
  • 27 Mar 2019 Cathay Pacific has announced the acquisition of low-cost carrier HK Express by Cathay Pacific for US$628 Million (HK$4.93 Billion).
  • 28 Mar 2019 Somali Civil War: An explosion in Mogadishu (Somalia) has resulted in the death of at least 11 people.
  • 29 Mar 2019 After Cyclone Idai's devastation, the number of cholera-infected people in Mozambique jumped to 139.
  • 30 Mar 2019 War in Afghanistan: Abdul Rashid Dostum, the First Vice President of Afghanistan, survives an attack on his convoy as he travels to Jowzjan Province in Afghanistan. One bodyguard was killed and two other were injured in the attack.
  • 31 Mar 2019 Seven people are killed and five more injured in a plant explosion in Jiangsu, China. This explosion is second in severity after the 2019 Xiangshui plant explosion.
  • 12 Mar 2019 In the House of Commons, the revised EU Withdrawal Bill was rejected by a margin of 149 votes.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 2019?

The Home Edit by Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin

The Home Edit


Subtitle: "A Guide for Organizing and Realizing Your House Dreams"

Eat to Beat Disease by William W. Li

Eat to Beat Disease


Subtitle: "The Science of How Your Body Can Heal itself"

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing


Chase Andrews' death is being linked to Kya Clark, a reclusive woman.

Educated by Tara Westover



Memoir of a Cambridge Ph.D., who was raised by Idaho survivalists. She didn't enter a classroom until the age of 17

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window


New York City: A 38-year old woman, who is self-medicating, believes that she has seen a crime in the townhouse across from her home.