2019 in Review Fast Facts

Fireworks explode during the New Year's celebrations at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, January 1, 2019.

(CNN)Here is a look back at the events of 2019.

Notable US Events

January 1 - Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi, the terrorist behind the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, is killed during an airstrike in Yemen according to a statement from US Central Command.
January 3 - California Rep. Nancy Pelosi is elected the new House speaker in a majority vote by the House of Representatives on the first day of the 116th Congress.
    January 14 - About 30,000 Los Angeles educators go on strike, affecting more than half a million students.
    January 25 - Roger Stone is arrested after being indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, who alleges the longtime Trump associate sought stolen emails that could damage Hillary Clinton in coordination with senior Trump campaign officials.
    January 25 - A 35-day government shutdown ends when Trump signs a short-term spending measure, providing three weeks of stopgap funding while lawmakers work on a border security compromise. The bill does not include any wall funding.
    January 27 - California Sen. Kamala Harris announces her Democratic presidential bid.
    January 28 - Author Marianne Williamson launches her Democratic presidential campaign.
    February 1 - New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announces his Democratic presidential bid.
    February 2 - Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard launches her Democratic presidential campaign.
    February 9 - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announces her Democratic presidential bid.
    February 10 - Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces her Democratic presidential bid.
    February 14 - The Senate confirms (54-45) William Barr as attorney general. He is sworn in at the White House.
    February 15 - Trump declares a national emergency to allocate funds to build a wall on the border with Mexico. During the announcement, the president says he expects the declaration to be challenged in court. The same day, Trump signs a border security measure negotiated by Congress, with $1.375 billion set aside for barriers, averting another government shutdown.
    February 18 - Attorneys general from 16 states file a lawsuit in federal c