Historical Events In 2020
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Apr 02 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 1 million worldwide.
Apr 03 In the year 2020 london's Nightingale hospital opened by Prince Charles (remotely) after nine days with 4,000 beds to treat coronavirus COVID-19 patients at the ExCeL Centre
Apr 05 British monarch Queen Elizabeth II makes an address to the nation “we will meet again”, for only the 5th time in her 66-year reign in the year 2020.
Apr 05 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital suffering from coronavirus COVID-19 on this day in history.
Apr 05 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] King Mohammed VI of Morocco pardons 5,654 prisoners and orders new measures to protect inmates from COVID-19.
Apr 05 [COVID-19 pandemic] The first case of COVID-19 in a zoo animal is reported: a four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City in the year 2020.
Apr 05 [COVID-19 pandemic] YouTube says it will remove videos promoting a conspiracy theory linking 5G to COVID-19, while "borderline content" will be removed from search results. The decision comes after four more mobile phone masts are set on fire, and broadband engineers have received threats, in several UK cities on this day in history.
Apr 06 In the year 2020 japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces state of emergency in seven prefectures and a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package as coronavirus COVID-19 cases climb
Apr 06 The United States designates the Russian Imperial Movement as a terrorist organization and imposes sanctions on its leaders; it is the first white supremacist group the U.S. has designated as a terrorist organization on this day in history.
Apr 07 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] Japan declares a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and finalises a stimulus package worth 108 trillion yen (US$990 billion), equal to 20% of the country's GDP.
Apr 08 Bernie Sanders drops out of the Democratic race for US president on this day in history.
Apr 08 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] China ends the lockdown in Wuhan, with people allowed to leave the city for the first time in 76 days.
Apr 08 [COVID-19 pandemic] The Saudi-led coalition declares a unilateral ceasefire in its operations against Houthi forces in Yemen in accordance with United Nations-led efforts in the year 2020.
Apr 10 On this day in history kivu Ebola epidemic: The Democratic Republic of the Congo reports the first case of Ebola since February 2020. The outbreak has killed more than 2,200 people since August 2018.
Apr 10 In the year 2020 the ESA/JAXA space probe BepiColombo makes its final gravity assist around Earth and begins to depart for Venus, where it will make several gravity assist maneuvers before finally arriving at Mercury in 2025.
Apr 10 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] EU finance ministers agree on a €540 billion loan package to alleviate the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 10 [COVID-19 pandemic] The death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 100,000 globally, a ten-fold increase from March 20 in the year 2020.
Apr 12 In the year 2020 pope Francis calls for the world to be united in the face of COVID-19 as he delivers his Easter message from an empty St Peter's Cathedral in Rome
Apr 12 [COVID-19 pandemic] OPEC and allies strike a deal to cut oil production by 9.7 million barrels per day, the largest such cut agreed upon, starting May 1 on this day in history.
Apr 12 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] Pope Francis livestreams the Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter; it is the second blessing in a month, with the first taking place on March 27 during a special prayer service for the end of the pandemic.
Apr 13 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings a special Easter concert in the deserted Milan cathedral accompanied by an organist on this day in history.
Apr 13 In the year 2020 nY Governor Andrew Cuomo says “I believe the worst is over if we continue to be smart,” about the COVID-19 pandemic in New York as death toll passes 10,000
Apr 14 Barack Obama endorses his former Vice President Joe Biden for president in the year 2020.
Apr 14 On this day in history pM Narendra Modi extends India's coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown until May 3
Apr 14 [COVID-19 pandemic] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it expects the world economy to shrink 3%, the worst contraction since the Great Depression of the 1930s in the year 2020.
Apr 14 [COVID-19 pandemic] U.S. president Donald Trump announces that the U.S. will suspend funding towards the World Health Organization (WHO) pending an investigation of its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and its relationship with China on this day in history.
Apr 15 South Korea is 1st country to hold a general election under Coronavirus COVID-19, President Moon Jae-in 's ruling Democratic party wins in a landslide in the year 2020.
Apr 15 [COVID-19 pandemic] The 2020 Tour de France is delayed until August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020.
Apr 15 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 2 million worldwide.
Apr 17 The China Securities Regulatory Commission approves a transaction in which Switzerland's Credit Suisse will take a majority interest in a China securities firm, making Credit Suisse the first foreign bank to own a majority of such a company since the easing of foreign ownership rules in 2018 on this day in history.
Apr 17 In the year 2020 the U.N. Human Rights Office accuses Myanmar of carrying out daily airstrikes in the Rakhine and Chin states and that at least 32 civilians have been killed since March 23. The separatist Arakan Army unilaterally declared a month-long ceasefire to fight the pandemic, but the military rejected the ceasefire claiming a previous ceasefire had been reneged by the insurgents.
Apr 17 [COVID-19 pandemic] China revises the COVID-19 death toll in Wuhan upward, adding 1,290 more fatalities to bring the country's reported COVID-19 deaths to 4,632 on this day in history.
Apr 17 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] Europe surpasses 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths.
Apr 18 On this day in history 44 suspected Boko Haram members are found dead, apparently due to poisoning, inside a prison in N'Djamena, Chad.