Historical Events In 2020
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Sep 21 On this day in history microsoft agrees to buy video game holding company ZeniMax Media, including Bethesda Softworks and their following subsidiaries for US$7.5 billion, in what is the biggest and most expensive takeover in the history of the video game industry.
Sep 21 WHO Director Tedros Ghebreyesus says countries representing 2/3 of the world's population have joined its COVAX vaccine-distribution initiative to deliver 2 billion doses by end 2021 on this day in history.
Sep 22 In the year 2020 pM Boris Johnson announces that the UK has reached a 'perilous turning point' in the pandemic as he announces new restrictions
Sep 22 On this day in history president Xi Jinping of China pledges at the UN that the country will adopt stronger climate targets including becoming carbon neutral by 2060
Sep 24 David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's record as the fastest person to reach 1 million followers on Instagram on this day in history.
Sep 25 On this day in history justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the 1st woman to lie in state in the US Capitol in Washington D.C.
Sep 27 In the year 2020 deadly clashes erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the Republic of Artsakh introduce martial law and mobilize forces.
Sep 29 In the year 2020 the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah dies at the age of 91. Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is named his successor.
Sep 29 [COVID-19 pandemic] The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 exceeds one million on this day in history.
Oct 01 The EU began legal proceedings against the UK after it ignored their deadline to drop controversial sections from its internal market Bill on this day in history.
Oct 02 On this day in history uS President Donald Trump announces via twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, President hospitalized later that day
Oct 05 Massive protests breakout in Kyrgyzstan following accusations that the October 2020 parliamentary election was "unfair" in the year 2020.
Oct 05 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 35 million worldwide. The news coincides with the World Health Organization estimating that total worldwide cases may be around 760 million - roughly a tenth of the global population.
Oct 10 Armenia and Azerbaijan agree on a ceasefire in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the year 2020.
Oct 11 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Eifel Grand Prix at Germany's Nürburgring to equal Michael Schumacher's record of 91 Formula 1 victories in the year 2020.
Oct 11 In the year 2020 french Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 6-0, 6-2, 7-5; 20th Grand Slam singles title; record 13th French singles title
Oct 11 In the year 2020 nBA Finals: LA Lakers beat Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 to win record equalling 17th title; MVP: LeBron James ; first to win the award with 3 different teams
Oct 12 In the year 2020 uK PM Boris Johnson announces a new three-tier system for COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge
Oct 14 A copy of William Shakespeare 's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York on this day in history.
Oct 14 French president Emmanuel Macron announces a public health emergency and a curfew of 9 pm for nine cities due to surge in COVID-19 cases in the year 2020.
Oct 15 President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigns from office after weeks of massive protests in the wake of the October 2020 parliamentary election; opposition leader Sadyr Japarov assumes office as both the acting President and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan on this day in history.
Oct 15 In the year 2020 thai protests: The Government of Thailand declares a "severe" state of emergency banning gatherings of five or more people, initiating a crackdown on demonstrations and imposing media censorship.
Oct 17 2020 New Zealand general election: Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party wins a landslide second term in office, defeating the National Party led by Judith Collins and gaining the country's first parliamentary majority since the introduction of the MMP voting system on this day in history.
Oct 17 Labour Party headed by Jacinda Ardern re-elected in a landslide in New Zealand's general election on this day in history.
Oct 19 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 40 million worldwide on this day in history.
Oct 20 In the year 2020 nASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft briefly touches down on Bennu, becoming the agency's first probe to retrieve samples from an asteroid, with its cargo due for return to Earth in 2023.
Oct 21 In the year 2020 pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions in interview in documentary film "Francesco"
Oct 22 The Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women's Health and Strengthening the Family is signed by government representatives from 34 countries on this day in history.
Oct 23 At the end of an 11-year demining process, the Falkland Islands are declared free of land mines, 38 years after the end of the 1982 war on this day in history.
Oct 23 In the year 2020 israel and Sudan agree to normalise relations, marking the fifth Israel–Arab peace deal.
Oct 25 On this day in history chile overwhelmingly votes to scrap their constitution, drafted during dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet
Oct 26 Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says the country will becomes carbon neutral by 2050 on this day in history.
Oct 26 NASA confirms the existence of molecular water on the sunlit side of the Moon, near Clavius crater, at concentrations of up to 412 parts per million on this day in history.
Oct 29 The International Organization for Migration (IOM) confirms the death of least 140 migrants who drowned off the coast of Senegal on a vessel bound for the Spanish Canary Islands. It is the deadliest shipwreck of 2020 so far in the year 2020.