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Historical Events In 2020

Monday, 17 May 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 in the year 2020.  

Dec 14   In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The United States and Canada begin mass vaccination with Tozinameran.  

Dec 15   The International Criminal Court accuses the Philippines of crimes against humanity in its war on drugs on this day in history.  

Dec 15   UK newspaper "The Sun" publishes recording of Tom Cruise berating his film crew for breaking COVID-19 protocols on this day in history.  

Dec 16   In the year 2020 the United States formally designates Switzerland and Vietnam as being currency manipulators.  

Dec 18   In the year 2020 uS Vice President Mike Pence receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine live on TV  

Dec 18   In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 75 million worldwide.  

Dec 20   In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] A highly infectious new strain of SARS-CoV-2 spreading in Europe and Australia provokes international border closures.  

Dec 21   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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 2020.  

Dec 24   The United Kingdom and the European Union agree to a comprehensive free trade agreement prior to the end of the transition period in the year 2020.  

Dec 27   On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 80 million worldwide.  

Dec 29   In the year 2020 the 2020 Petrinja earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 strikes Croatia, killing seven and injuring more than 20.  

Dec 30   On this day in history [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.  

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Famous Deaths In 2020

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of david Stern, American businessman and NBA commissioner  

Jan 02   John Baldessari, American conceptual artist died on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iraqi-Iranian military commander died on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history death of qasem Soleimani, Iranian general  

Jan 05   Anri Jergenia, 4th Prime Minister of Abkhazia died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Hans Tilkowski, German football goalkeeper and manager died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Luís Morais, Brazilian football player died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Silvio Horta, American screenwriter and television producer died on this day in history.  

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