Historical Events In 2020
Monday, 17 May 2021
Mar 12 In the year 2020 uK PM Boris Johnson says the UK is facing the “worst public health crisis for a generation”, up to 10,000 people may already be infected with coronavirus COVID-19
Mar 12 In the year 2020 uS President Trump bans travel with 26 European countries though not the UK due to coronavirus COVID-19 (UK and Ireland added day later)
Mar 13 African American Breonna Taylor shot and killed by police officers executing a no-knock warrant on her flat with a battering ram in Louisville, Kentucky  in the year 2020.
Mar 13 In the year 2020 microsoft co-founder Bill Gates steps down from the company's board to focus on philanthropic activities
Mar 13 [COVID-19 pandemic] The government of Nepal announces that Mount Everest will be closed to climbers and the public for the rest of the season due to concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia in the year 2020.
Mar 16 The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 2,997.10, the single largest point drop in history and the second-largest percentage drop ever at 12.93%, an even greater crash than Black Monday (1929). This follows the U.S. Federal Reserve announcing that it will cut its target interest rate to 0–0.25% in the year 2020.
Mar 17 [COVID-19 pandemic] European leaders close the EU's external and Schengen borders for at least 30 days in an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020.
Mar 17 [COVID-19 pandemic] The Euro 2020 and 2020 Copa América association football tournaments are postponed until the summer of 2021 by UEFA and CONMEBOL respectively in the year 2020.
Mar 18 US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agree to close the US-Canada border, the world's longest, to non-essential travel to curb COVID-19 in the year 2020.
Mar 18 [COVID-19 pandemic] Solidarity trial, a WHO-sponsored group dedicated to finding a cure against COVID-19, is announced by Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom on this day in history.
Mar 18 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The European Broadcasting Union announces that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be cancelled due to COVID-19 in Europe, the first cancellation in the contest's 64-year history.
Mar 20 On this day in history after 20 years with the New England Patriots, six-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady officially agrees to move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a 2-year $50m guaranteed deal
Mar 20 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] Bhadla Solar Park is commissioned and becomes world's largest solar park.
Mar 20 [COVID-19 pandemic] The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 10,000 as the total number of cases reaches a quarter of a million in the year 2020.
Mar 22 On this day in history iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei refuses American coronavirus COVID-19 help, refers to conspiracy theory that it was manufactured by the US
Mar 23 Immediate global ceasefire to fight coronavirus COVID-19 called for by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in the year 2020.
Mar 24 Indian PM Narendra Modi orders a 21 day lockdown for world's second most populous country of 1.3 billion people to deal with coronavirus COVID-19 on this day in history.
Mar 24 Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games until summer of 2021 because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic in the year 2020.
Mar 24 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reports that the domestically transmitted epidemic was "basically blocked" and it is now under control.
Mar 24 [COVID-19 pandemic] India goes into lockdown to contain COVID-19. The total number of people in the world facing some form of pandemic-related movement restriction now exceeds 2.6 billion, a third of the global population on this day in history.
Mar 24 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The International Olympic Committee and Japan suspend the 2020 Summer Olympics until 2021. On March 30, the Summer Olympics are rescheduled from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Mar 25 On this day in history united Kingdom's Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19
Mar 26 US charges Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and other officials with "narco-terrorism", by flooding the US with drugs in the year 2020.
Mar 26 [COVID-19 pandemic] Global COVID-19 cases reach 500,000, with nearly 23,000 deaths confirmed on this day in history.
Mar 26 [COVID-19 pandemic] Militants in the Philippines, Syria, Yemen, and Libya agree to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres' call for a ceasefire; some accept medical aid for themselves and civilians in their communities. Guterres also asked wealthy countries to provide $2 billion to aid in fighting the virus. Colombia and Venezuela discussed a common response to the global pandemic, and the UAE airlifts aid to Iran in the year 2020.
Mar 27 North Macedonia becomes the 30th country to join NATO on this day in history.
Mar 29 On this day in history nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari orders a lockdown in the cities of Lagos and Abuja after the country records 97 COVID-19 cases and one death
Mar 29 On this day in history uS infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warns America may see between 100,000 - 200,000 deaths from coronavirus COVID-19
Mar 30 Russia–Saudi Arabia oil price war: The price of Brent Crude falls 9% to $23 per barrel, the lowest level since November 2002 in the year 2020.
Apr 01 US President Donald Trump says the US Strategic National Stockpile is almost depleted amid widespread shortages of medical equipment to fight Coronavirus COVID-19 on this day in history.
Apr 01 [COVID-19 pandemic] China reports 130 asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, its first reported asymptomatic cases on this day in history.
Apr 01 [COVID-19 pandemic] Yemen's internationally recognised government releases more than 470 of its prisoners amid concerns of the spread of the virus in Yemen's overcrowded jails. The United Nations Human Rights Council has called for the release of all political prisoners on this day in history.
Apr 02 Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro downplays the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic saying "its not all its being made out to be" in the year 2020.
Apr 02 Number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 1 million, with 1,002,159 cases and 51,485 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University Learn More in the year 2020.