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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.  

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Famous Deaths In 2020

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 2020 death of david Stern, American businessman and NBA commissioner  

Jan 02   In the year 2020 death of john Baldessari, American conceptual artist  

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

Jan 03   Qasem Soleimani, Iranian general died in the year 2020.  

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 in the year 2020.  

Jan 06   In the year 2020 death of luís Morais, Brazilian football player  

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

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