Historical Events In 2020
Monday, 17 May 2021
Feb 09 In the year 2020 92nd Academy Awards: "Parasite" 1st non English film to win Best Picture, Best Director Bong Joon-ho, Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix , Best Actress Renée Zellweger
Feb 11 [COVID-19 pandemic] The World Health Organization (WHO) names the disease COVID-19 in the year 2020.
Feb 13 In the year 2020 nASA publishes a detailed study of Arrokoth, the most distant body ever explored by a spacecraft, which New Horizons passed by on its journey through the Kuiper belt.
Feb 17 On this day in history amazon boss Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change
Feb 17 Laureus World Sports Awards, Berlin, Germany: Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton & Lionel Messi ; Sportswoman: Simone Biles ; Team: South Africa National Rugby Union team in the year 2020.
Feb 20 In the year 2020 new Bank of England £20 note with painter JMW Turner released, replacing earlier one with economist Adam Smith
Feb 22 In the year 2020 portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo marks his 1,000th senior appearance by scoring in Juventus' 2-1 Serie A win over SPAL; 725 career goals in 836 club games and 164 internationals
Feb 23 In the year 2020 china's Supreme Leader Xi Jinping describes the country's coronavirus outbreak as the China's largest health emergency since 1949
Feb 23 On this day in history president Moon Jae-in puts South Korea on high alert, empowering the government to lock down cities after 602 cases of Coronavirus reported with six deaths
Feb 24 On this day in history former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement
Feb 24 On this day in history malaysia's 94-year old Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns only to be reinstated later in the day as interim Prime Minister
Feb 24 In the year 2020 the Pakatan Harapan coalition government of Malaysia collapses and is replaced by the Perikatan Nasional coalition. On 1 March 2020, Muhyiddin Yassin is sworn as 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Feb 24 US President Donald Trump begins a 2 day trip to India meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history 2020 stock market crash: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plunges by 1,190.95 points, or 4.4%, to close at 25,766.64, its largest one-day point decline at the time. This follows several days of large falls, marking the worst week for the index since 2008, triggered by fears of the spreading COVID-19.
Feb 27 In the year 2020 dow Jones Index suffers its biggest points fall in history closing down 1,190.95 in New York amid concerns about coronavirus Learn More
Feb 28 Syrian Civil War: Ambassadors of all 29 NATO allies meet in the North Atlantic Council to express solidarity with Turkey after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike by pro-Syrian government forces in the year 2020.
Feb 29 A conditional peace agreement is signed between the U.S. and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, leading the U.S. to begin gradually withdrawing troops from Afghanistan on March 10 in the year 2020.
Feb 29 Luxembourg becomes the first country in the world to make all public transport free to use in the year 2020.
Mar 02 American rap group Public Enemy part ways with Flavor Flav after 35 years over playing for free at Bernie Sanders rally on this day in history.
Mar 02 Amy Klobuchar drops out of the US Democratic presidential race and endorses Joe Biden on this day in history.
Mar 02 Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the year 2020.
Mar 02 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey can not longer enforce 2016 deal with EU to stop migrants entering Europe, warns millions may try on this day in history.
Mar 04 Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announces all sport in Italy will be played behind closed doors for at least a month in an effort to contain coronavirus in the year 2020.
Mar 05 On this day in history the International Criminal Court authorizes the Afghanistan War Crimes inquiry to proceed, reportedly allowing for the first time for U.S. citizens to be investigated.
Mar 05 US senator Elizabeth Warren drops out of the Democratic presidential race in the year 2020.
Mar 08 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] Italy places 16 million people in quarantine, more than a quarter of its population, in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Mar 09 On this day in history international share prices fall sharply in response to a Russo-Saudi oil price war and the impact of COVID-19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plunges more than 2,000 points, the largest fall in its history up to that point.
Mar 09 Italy announces it is locking down the whole country due to spike in coronavirus COVID-19 cases with 10,040 cases and 630 deaths Learn More in the year 2020.
Mar 10 On this day in history new York governor Andrew Cuomo deploys the national guard to New Rochelle after one-mile radius zone established as 108 cases of coronavirus COVID-19 detected
Mar 10 On this day in history three months into the COVID-19 epidemic Chinese President Xi Jinping finally travels to Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak as the rate of daily new infections declines in China falls to 19 new cases and 17 deaths
Mar 11 Coronavirus COVID-19 declared a pandemic by the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , with 121,564 cases worldwide and 4,373 deaths on this day in history.
Mar 11 Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison for a criminal sex act and rape in New York in the year 2020.
Mar 11 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
Mar 12 In the year 2020 global stock markets crash due to continued concerns over COVID-19 and the U.S. travel ban on the Schengen Area. The DJIA goes into free fall, closing at over −2,300 points, the worst losses for the index since 1987.