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2020 - A Year We Won't Forget

Man.... Where do we even start? Oh yeah! Start January of course...


"Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned" - Frank Sonnenberg


"WW3", January 2. - 8.

  • Jan. 2: Iranian General Qasem Soleimani killed in US drone strike.

  • Jan. 8: Iran launches ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq, injuring American soldiers.

  • Jan. 8: A Ukrainian flight crashes in Tehran, Iran, killing all 176 passengers on board.


COVID-19 (2019-nCoV), January 7. - X X.

  • Jan. 7: WHO was notified of the novel coronavirus

  • Jan. 11: China records first coronavirus death

  • Jan. 20: First death recorded in the US (Washington state).

  • Jan. 23: Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak — goes under an unprecedented lockdown, impacting 11 million residents.

  • Feb. 11: The WHO names the coronavirus disease COVID-19.

  • Mar. 10: Italy becomes the first country to implement a nationwide lockdown.

  • Mar. 11: The WHO declares the coronavirus a pandemic.

  • Mar. 13: Trump declares a national emergency amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Mar. 16: Dow plunges 2,997 points in the worst drop since 1987 amid coronavirus fears.

  • Mar. 24: The 2020 Summer Olympics, which were supposed to take place in Tokyo, are postponed until 2021.

  • Apr. 7: Officials in Wuhan, China, lift the city-wide lockdown after 76 days.

  • Apr. 9: The state of New York alone has the highest number of coronavirus cases than any country in the world.


Step-down from duties as senior royals, January 8.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan - the Buckingham Palace,


Donald Trump, January 16. - X. X.

  • Jan. 16: The impeachment trial for President Donald Trump begins. Two articles of impeachment: Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

  • Feb. 5: Trump is acquitted by the Senate on both articles of impeachment.

  • X. X: Child trafficking

  • May. 31: Trump taken to the White House bunker, and the White House' lights were burnt off.

  • Jun. 2: Civil war


Basketball star Kobe Bryant passing, January 26.

  • Kobe and Gigi Bryant, along with seven other passengers, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.


Brexit, January 31.

  • The United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union.


The Iowa Democratic Party "quality control", February 4.

  • The Iowa caucus results are delayed due to "quality control."


Harvey Weinstein case, February 24.

  • Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act.


Drop-outs from presidential race, March 5. & April 8.

  • Mar. 5: Sen. Elizabeth Warren drops out of the 2020 presidential race.

  • Apr. 8: Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the 2020 race, making former Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee in the race against President Donald Trump.


George Floyd, May 25. - May X.

  • Riots, protests

  • NYPD


Ebola return, June 1. - X

  • Jun. 1: World Health Organisation (WHO) confirms Ebola outbreak in central Afrika (area surrounding the Democratic Republic of Congo) and it's DRC's 11th ebola outbreak.



In depth


COVID-19 & Ebola:

  • X



Donald Trump:

  • x


George Floyd & the #blacklivesmatter movement:

  • X















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