Historical Events In 2020
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Dec 14 Turkey–United States relations: The United States places sanctions on Turkey in retaliation for their purchase of a S-400 missile system from Russia, making the first time they have sanctioned a NATO ally on this day in history.
Dec 14 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The United States and Canada begin mass vaccination with Tozinameran.
Dec 15 On this day in history the International Criminal Court accuses the Philippines of crimes against humanity in its war on drugs.
Dec 15 In the year 2020 uK newspaper "The Sun" publishes recording of Tom Cruise berating his film crew for breaking COVID-19 protocols
Dec 16 The United States formally designates Switzerland and Vietnam as being currency manipulators on this day in history.
Dec 18 US Vice President Mike Pence receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine live on TV on this day in history.
Dec 18 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 75 million worldwide in the year 2020.
Dec 20 [COVID-19 pandemic] A highly infectious new strain of SARS-CoV-2 spreading in Europe and Australia provokes international border closures on this day in history.
Dec 21 In the year 2020 a great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs, with the two planets separated in the sky by 0.1 degrees. This is the closest conjunction between the two planets since 1623.
Dec 21 [COVID-19 pandemic] 36 cases are reported on the Base General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme in the Chilean Antarctic Territory, marking the first infections in Antarctica, the last continent to report infections on this day in history.
Dec 24 On this day in history the United Kingdom and the European Union agree to a comprehensive free trade agreement prior to the end of the transition period.
Dec 27 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 80 million worldwide on this day in history.
Dec 29 The 2020 Petrinja earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 strikes Croatia, killing seven and injuring more than 20 on this day in history.
Dec 30 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The United Kingdom approves AstraZeneca-Oxford's vaccine, the second one available. The vaccine is easier to store as it only requires normal fridge temperatures, making distribution easier.
Dec 31 In the year 2020 the transition period following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020 expires.