Historical Events In 2020
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Nov 25 US President Donald Trump pardons former security advisor Michael Flynn , guilty of lying to the FBI on this day in history.
Nov 25 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 60 million worldwide.
Nov 27 Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, is assassinated near Tehran in the year 2020.
Nov 28 In the year 2020 koshobe massacre: Boko Haram jihadists attack a farm in Jere, Nigeria, killing at least 43 people.
Nov 30 On this day in history a penumbral lunar eclipse occurs; the last of four lunar eclipses in 2020.
Nov 30 On this day in history joe Biden announces he is nominating Janet Yellen for US treasury secretary
Nov 30 In the year 2020 protein folding, one of the biggest mysteries in biology,
Nov 30 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] Moderna files an application for Emergency Use Authorization in the United States after its vaccine achieved an efficacy of 94.1% from full trials without safety concerns. It also plans to do the same in EU soon.
Dec 01 In the year 2020 actor Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page , reveals he is transgender
Dec 01 The Arecibo Telescope of the Arecibo Observatory collapses, just weeks after the announcement of its planned demolition on this day in history.
Dec 01 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] Pfizer and BioNTech announced an Emergency Use Authorization application to the European Medicines Agency.
Dec 02 Three activists in Hong Kong were jailed for their roles in the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests, with Joshua Wong getting the heaviest at 13.5 months in the year 2020.
Dec 02 US Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, despite claims by President Donald Trump on this day in history.
Dec 02 [COVID-19 pandemic] The United Kingdom approves Pfizer-BioNTech's BNT162b2 vaccine, being the first country in the world to do so on this day in history.
Dec 03 The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs votes to remove cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs in recognition of its medical value, although some controls will remain on this day in history.
Dec 04 Somali Civil War: The United States announces its withdrawal from the conflict over the next month on this day in history.
Dec 04 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 65 million worldwide, with the global death toll exceeding 1.5 million. Figures reflect that, in the last week, over 10,000 people worldwide have died on average every day, with one death every nine seconds. According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 had caused more deaths in 2020 than tuberculosis in 2019, as well as four times the number of deaths than malaria.
Dec 05 [COVID-19 pandemic] Russia begins mass vaccination against COVID-19 with the Sputnik V candidate on this day in history.
Dec 06 On this day in history the 2020 Venezuelan parliamentary election takes place.
Dec 08 On this day in history a report into the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings is released to the public.
Dec 08 On this day in history nepal and China officially agree on Mount Everest's actual height, which is 8,848.86m.
Dec 08 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The United Kingdom becomes the first nation to begin a mass inoculation campaign using a clinically authorised, fully tested vaccine, tozinameran.
Dec 10 In the year 2020 france: End of Nicolas Sarkozy corruption trial.
Dec 10 On this day in history western Sahara conflict, Arab–Israeli conflict: Israel and Morocco normalise diplomatic relations. Simultaneously, the United States reaffirms its previous recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara and announces plans to build a consulate there.
Dec 10 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The United States and Saudi Arabia approve tozinameran for emergency use, while Argentina approves Sputnik V.
Dec 11 The European Union agrees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% over the next decade on this day in history.
Dec 11 US Supreme Court rejects lawsuit by Texas to overturn Jo Biden 's election in four battleground states, endorsed by 17 Republican attorney generals in the year 2020.
Dec 12 On this day in history bhutan and Israel normalise diplomatic relations.
Dec 12 Chinese leader Xi Jinping says the country will reduce its carbon intensity by 65% by 2030 on this day in history.
Dec 12 UN Chief Antonio Guterres urges world's leaders to declare "climate emergency" to avoid catastrophic global warning on 5th anniversary of Paris Climate Accord on this day in history.
Dec 12 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 70 million worldwide on this day in history.
Dec 13 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 3rd in season-ending Abu Dhabi GP to claim record equalling 7th F1 World Drivers C'ship by 124 points from teammate Valtteri Bottas; Mercedes' 7th straight Constructors title on this day in history.
Dec 14 On this day in history a total solar eclipse is visible from parts of the South Pacific Ocean, southern South America, and the South Atlantic Ocean.
Dec 14 On this day in history sudan–United States relations: The United States removes Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.