More than 400 people are killed, and thousands more injured and displaced, as a tsunami strikes several coastal regions of Banten in Java and Lampung in Sumatra.
Dark side of the moon
Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 4 becomes the first-ever mission to land on the moon’s far side.
February 2019 1/2
Chinese New Year (of the Pig)
February 2019 2/2
Cardinal George Pell is found guilty of child sexual abuse after a unanimous verdict is delivered in Melbourne’s County Court.
March 2019 1/2
Christchurch terror attack
Fifty-one die, and more than 40 are injured, in two consecutive shootings at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre.
March 2019 2/2
A UK patient’s HIV becomes ‘undetectable’ following a stem cell transplant, in only the second case of its kind.
Notre Dame’s spire falls as fire engulfs the iconic cathedral.
May 2019 1/3
Bob Hawke, 1929–2019
Labor’s longest-serving and Australia’s third-longest-serving Prime Minister (and Guinness World Record holder for downing a yard of ale in 11 seconds), dies aged 89.
May 2019 2/3
Draws to an end
The Game of Thrones finale commands 19.3 million viewers, to become the most-watched program in HBO history.
May 2019 3/3
Twelve die as record numbers queue to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in one of the deadliest seasons on record.
wins her first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open, on her way to becoming the women’s world number one.
July 2019 becomes the hottest month ever recorded on earth.
An eye for an eye
Protesters don bloodied eye patches after a woman is partially blinded by a rubber-bullet, as anti-government demonstrations continue into their second month.
Following the Greta Thunberg-inspired global climate strikes, and her emotional speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Donald Trump attempts to mock the 16 year-old, describing her as a ‘very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future’.
Greta responds by quoting him in her Twitter bio.
October 2019 1/3
Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan,
killing at least 80 people and leaving thousands more displaced.
October 2019 2/3
Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria.
October 2019 3/3
Thousands flock to climb Uluru on the eve of the sacred site’s permanent closure.
The ban follows a decades-long request not to climb the massive sandstone monolith from the Anangu people, the traditional owners of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
A state of emergency is declared as catastrophic bushfires scorch 2.7 million hectares across New South Wales, claiming six lives, more than 720 homes and an estimated 1,000 koalas, worsening the animal’s extinction crisis.
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