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10 Major Events by Which to Remember 2019

Robert Dimuro

Posted on December 29, 2019 11:27

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Listed in chronological order.

February 20: Jussie Smollett was charged with a felony by a grand jury for filing a false police report. Smollett claimed to be attacked by two white nationalists who were actually black men from Africa and appeared as extras in the show Empire. Smollett’s latest “acting” gig went too far in attempting to paint the picture of white racism in America, as people of all races came together to denounce Smollett for his dishonesty.

March 15: 51 people were killed in terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. This horrific attack marked the largest number of deaths by a lone gunman this year. ISIS terrorists avenged this attack on Easter Sunday with bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people.

April 11: WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested after seven years in Ecuador's embassy in London. Julian Assange became somewhat of a folk hero for freedom lovers, government cynics, and Trump supporters in 2016 for uncovering the classified emails that became one of the chief factors in Hillary’s defeat. His arrest is an outrage to many.

April 18: The 448-page Mueller Report was publicly released by the Department of Justice. After two long years of investigation, the Mueller drama finally ended, and no evidence of collusion was found. Ironically, Trump was later impeached on completely separate charges.

June 9: Over one million people in Hong Kong protest against being extradited to China. These protests are among the largest ongoing protests in the world, inflaming tensions between the Communist Chinese and the United States, which passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act in December 2019.

June 30: Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to cross the DMZ and set foot in North Korea. One of the best moments of Trump’s presidency, Trump quieted his “nuclear-button” critics by engaging with Kim Jong-un in person to negotiate peace.

August 3/August 4: Two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton happen within 13 hours of each other. The timing of these events highlights the fact that America endured more mass shootings in 2019 than any year on record, further fueling the gun control movement.

October 27: President Trump announces that the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in a US special forces operation. The killing of al-Baghdadi, who was quickly becoming a Bin-Laden-like target, signals the end of our involvement in the tragic and avoidable Syrian Civil War.

 

December 10: House Democrats announce formal charges against President Trump, accusing him of abusing power and obstructing Congress. This is only the third time in history that an American President has been impeached.  As a result, much of 2020 will be punctuated with trials, witness testimonies, and inquiries into Trump’s inner circle.

December 20: British MP’s pass the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, shortly after the election of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. After Theresa May’s resignation, the Brexit movement is alive and well again, with separation scheduled for January 31.

Robert Dimuro

Posted on December 29, 2019 11:27

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