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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2019?


Events

  • 01 May 2019 Naxalite–Maoist insurgency: Sixteen soldiers, including a driver, are killed in a landmine explosion in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, India. Maoist insurgents are currently active in the area, leading officials to believe them to be responsible. (CNN)
  • 02 May 2019 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season: Evacuation of approximately 800,000 people is underway as Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani heads toward the Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) and is expected to make landfall Friday with wind speeds in excess of 200 km/h (127 mph). (BBC)
  • 03 May 2019 Sinclair Broadcast Group buys Fox Sports Networks (FSN) from The Walt Disney Company for $10.6 billion. Disney was ordered by the U.S. Justice Department to sell FSN as part of its purchase of 21st Century Fox last year due antitrust concerns over its ownership of ESPN Inc. (The New York Times)
  • 04 May 2019 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Libya during the Libyan Civil War: An attack on forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar in Sabha, Libya, kills at least nine people. ISIL claims responsibility. (AFP via The Times of India)
  • 05 May 2019 Gaza–Israel clashes (May 2019), Iran–Israel proxy conflict: Hamas and other militant groups in the Gaza Strip fire hundreds of rockets at Israel, killing two Israeli civilians in Ashkelon and one in Ashdod. Retaliatory Israeli strikes on Gaza kill at least 23 Palestinians, including a senior Hamas commander. (CNN) (Haartez)
  • 06 May 2019 Syrian Civil War, 2019 Idlib offensive: The Syrian Arab Army launches a ground offensive against HTS and NFL-held areas in northern Hama and southern Idlib, after six days of intensive airstrikes on the region. (Fars) (Reuters) (ABC News)
  • 07 May 2019 Second Libyan Civil War, 2019 Western Libya offensive: The Libyan National Army shoots down a pro-GNA Mirage F1 fighter jet over Tripoli, capturing its pilot, claimed to be Portuguese, though the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs couldn't confirm his identity. Pictures released by the LNA's media office show the wounded pilot flanked by LNA officials. (The Independent) (The Telegraph)
  • 08 May 2019 2019 Lahore bombing: A blast near the 11th-century Data Darbar Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, kills at least eleven people, half of them police officers. (The Guardian) (Reuters)
  • 09 May 2019 North Korean missile tests: The South Korean military claims that North Korean military has launched an "unidentified projectile" into the sea, marking the second time North Korea has conducted a weapons test in a single week. (CNBC)
  • 10 May 2019 Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present): Four hostages, who were being held in northern Burkina Faso, are rescued by French naval commandos, with two French commandos killed during the rescue operation. Those freed include two Frenchmen who had been kidnapped in Benin on May 1 and a pair of women, one an American and the other a South Korean. (BBC)
  • 11 May 2019 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Houthi forces begin to withdraw from several Yemeni ports, including Al Hudaydah, As-Salif and Ras Isa. The withdrawal is part of a UN-brokered ceasefire deal that aims to end the blockade of Yemen. (Deutsche Welle)
  • 12 May 2019 Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present): Gunmen burn down a Catholic church during mass and kill six people, including a priest, in Dablo, Burkina Faso. (BBC)
  • 13 May 2019 Gulf of Oman incident, Iran–United States relations, United Arab Emirates - Iran relations: The United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) issues a new alert to all ships passing Fujairah, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on the Gulf of Oman over "acts of sabotage" amid heightened regional tensions between the United States and Iran. (Associated Press)
  • 14 May 2019 Saudi Arabia–Yemen relations, Yemeni Crisis (2011–present), Gulf of Oman incident: Two Saudi Aramco oil pumping stations are attacked in an apparent drone strike according to Saudi Arabia's Energy Ministry. The stations are linked to a pipeline transporting oil from the eastern fields to the western coast port of Yanbu on the Red Sea. (Associated Press) (Bloomberg)
  • 15 May 2019 Militants kill at least 17 Niger Armed Forces troops in an ambush near the Malian border. Another 11 soldiers are missing; six others have been evacuated to a hospital. No group has claimed responsibility. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 16 May 2019 Sinai insurgency: Forty-seven insurgents and five Egyptian soldiers are killed in a gunfight in the Sinai Peninsula. (Al Jazeera)
  • 17 May 2019 Canada–United States relations, Mexico–United States relations: The United States lifts tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico. (NPR)
  • 18 May 2019 Eurovision Song Contest 2019: Duncan Laurence, representing the Netherlands, wins the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Arcade". It is the country's first win since 1975. (The Guardian)
  • 19 May 2019 An explosion hits a tourist bus carrying South African nationals near the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt, injuring at least 14 people. (CNN)
  • 20 May 2019 Thirty-two people are killed when Islamic State members started a prison riot and a fire in a prison located in Vahdat, Tajikistan. (BBC) (Al Jazeera) (RT)
  • 21 May 2019 Eleven people were killed in an ambush at 12th mile in Khonsa-Deomali road in Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh. (Reuters)
  • 22 May 2019 War in Donbass: The Ukrainian military reports that eight Ukrainian soldiers have been captured by pro-Russian fighters near the village of Novotroyitske. (Newsweek) (UNIAN)
  • 23 May 2019 Syrian Civil War, Northwestern Syria offensive (April 2019–present): Sky News journalist Alex Crawford and her media team are fired on by Syrian Army tanks in the Tahrir al-Sham-held village of Hbit, Idlib Governorate, while covering the fighting there. Their guide, Bilal Abdul Kareem, is injured by shrapnel to his chest. (The Guardian)
  • 24 May 2019 Iran–United States relations: U.S. President Donald Trump orders 1,500 troops and several Patriot missile launchers to the Persian Gulf as tensions rise with Iran. (CBS)
  • 25 May 2019 Saudi Arabia–United States relations, Iran–Saudi Arabia relations, Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict: U.S. President Donald Trump bypasses Congress to approve the sale of billions of dollars' worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian threats against the latter. (BBC)
  • 26 May 2019 May 2019 Kathmandu bombings: Four people are killed and seven others are injured in three blasts in the city of Kathmandu, Nepal. Police believe a Maoist splinter group may have been responsible. (Reuters) (BBC)
  • 27 May 2019 French police arrest four people in connection with last Friday's bombing in Lyon's historic city center that injured 13 people. Anti-terrorist prosecutors are leading the investigation. District mayor Denis Broliquier said the bomb was a relatively weak explosive that was too small to kill. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. (BBC)
  • 28 May 2019 Australia–China relations, South China Sea dispute: Australian helicopters, from the Royal Australian Navy flagship HMAS Canberra, are forced to make an emergency landing after being targeted by lasers from fishing boats in the South China Sea. The Canberra was being trailed by a Chinese warship. (AP via MSN.com)
  • 29 May 2019 Indian record label and film production company T-Series' most-subscribed YouTube channel reaches 100 million subscribers. (Times News Now)
  • 30 May 2019 An explosive device is detonated in a commercial center in the Colombian city of Cúcuta, on the border with Venezuela, with at least 12 injured. (La Vanguardia) (El Universal)
  • 31 May 2019 Taliban suicide car bomber kills four Afghan civilians and wounds over 20 including four American soldiers. (VOA)

Movies

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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Country: United States of America

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America