Historical Events In 2020
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Apr 19 Together At Home concert for coronavirus COVID-19 aid curated by Lady Gaga and streamed worldwide in the year 2020.
Apr 19 Vietnam condemns China's prior decision to establish administrative districts in the disputed Paracel and Spratly Islands as a violation of its sovereignty in the year 2020.
Apr 19 [COVID-19 pandemic] Unrest breaks out in Paris, Berlin and Vladikavkaz as opposition to COVID-19 lockdowns continue on this day in history.
Apr 20 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Alliance leader Benny Gantz agree on a deal to form a unity government, thus ending more than a year of political deadlock. As part of the deal, Netanyahu will hold onto his position for 18 more months, with Gantz replacing him afterwards on this day in history.
Apr 20 On this day in history oil prices reach a record low, with West Texas Intermediate falling into negative values.
Apr 20 The Industrial Bank of Korea agrees to pay US$86 million and will enter a two-year deferred prosecution agreement to settle lawsuits with the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of New York over a 2011 scheme to help transfer US$1 billion to Iran on this day in history.
Apr 21 Mozambique police say 52 male villagers were killed by Islamist militants earlier this month in Muidumbe District, Cabo Delgado Province, after they refused to join their ranks in the year 2020.
Apr 22 Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps deploys the country's first military satellite, using a new satellite carrier called "Ghased" ("Messenger") in the year 2020.
Apr 23 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns this is "not the end phase but still just the beginning" of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020.
Apr 23 In the year 2020 syrian Civil War: Two former high-ranking members of the Syrian Army go on trial in Koblenz, Germany, for alleged war crimes committed during the civil war. It is the first time that Syrian military officials are prosecuted for their roles in the conflict.
Apr 23 [COVID-19 pandemic] Facebook removes "pseudoscience" and "conspiracy theory" as options for targeted ads as criticism mounts against social media for its role in spreading misinformation about COVID-19 in the year 2020.
Apr 25 In the year 2020 yemeni Civil War: The Southern Transitional Council (STC) announces the establishment of a self-rule administration in southern Yemen and deploys forces in Aden.
Apr 25 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The global death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 200,000.
Apr 26 On this day in history king Salman issues a royal decree, declaring that people will no longer be executed in Saudi Arabia for crimes they were convicted of when they were minors.
Apr 27 The Pentagon formally releases three videos (previously leaked by Luis Elizondo in 2017) of "unidentified aerial phenomena" encountered by U.S. Navy pilots in the year 2020.
Apr 27 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases passes 3 million worldwide, while the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. passes 1 million on this day in history.
Apr 28 On this day in history a fast radio burst is detected from the Magnetar SGR 1935+2154, the first ever detected inside the Milky Way, and the first to be linked to a known source.
Apr 28 Colombia formalizes its membership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), becoming the 37th nation of the organization in the year 2020.
Apr 28 President Vladimir Putin warns Russia has not yet reached the peak of coronavirus infections, with 93,000 recorded cases and 867 deaths on this day in history.
Apr 28 In the year 2020 the Indian Ministry of External Affairs condemns the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom after its annual report recommends placing India on the "countries of particular concern" blacklist over the Citizenship Amendment Act, the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, and controversial comments made by Home Minister Amit Shah, among others.
Apr 29 In the year 2020 (52768) 1998 OR2, a near-Earth asteroid that is 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) wide, makes a close approach of 0.042 AU (6.3 million km; 16 LD) to Earth. It will not approach closer than this until 2079.
Apr 30 In the year 2020 bulgaria applies for ERM II (the "waiting room" for the Eurozone), due to join along with Croatia in July 2020.
Apr 30 On this day in history eurozone economy shrinks at -3.8% between Jan and Mar 2020, the fastest rate on record with Euro Bank President Christine Lagarde warning the 2nd quarter will be even worse
Apr 30 On this day in history nASA officially selects SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics to build its next-generation lunar lander to carry American astronauts to the Moon by 2024.
May 01 On this day in history canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of assault-style weapons in response to recent Nova Scotia shooting
May 01 Tweets by Elon Musk saying Tesla's share price is too high wipe $14 billion off the carmaker's value on this day in history.
May 01 [COVID-19 pandemic] The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients reaches 1 million worldwide, according to data from The Johns Hopkins University in the year 2020.
May 03 On this day in history investor Warren Buffett dumps his holdings in four major US airlines saying "the world has changed" for aviation, reflecting an increasingly bleak outlook for the industry
May 03 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China responsible for the spread and severity of coronavirus COVID-19 and should be held accountable in the year 2020.
May 03 In the year 2020 venezuelan dissidents and an American-based private military company, Silvercorp USA, unsuccessfully attempt to infiltrate Venezuela and forcibly remove President Nicolás Maduro from office.
May 04 A team of British and Kenyan scientists announce the discovery of Microsporidia MB, a parasitic microbe in the Microsporidia fungi group that blocks mosquitos from carrying malaria, potentially paving the way for the control of malaria on this day in history.
May 05 The Philippines' National Telecommunications Commission issues a cease and desist order to the broadcasting operations of ABS-CBN, the country's largest media network, as Congress fails to renew its franchise granted on March 30, 1995 on this day in history.
May 05 [COVID-19 pandemic] The U.K. death toll from COVID-19 becomes the highest in Europe at 32,313 after exceeding the death toll of 29,029 in Italy on this day in history.
May 06 Astronomers announce the discovery of the first black hole located in a star system visible to the naked eye in the year 2020.