Historical Events In 2020
Monday, 17 May 2021
Jun 21 On this day in history kurt Cobain 's guitar during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged show sells for a record $6 million
Jun 22 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 9 million worldwide on this day in history.
Jun 23 In the year 2020 a 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico and kills at least four people. It is felt more than 640 kilometres (400 mi) away in Mexico City.
Jun 24 NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announces people arriving from nine states hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic will have to isolate for two weeks on this day in history.
Jun 25 American country music band "The Dixie Chicks " change their name to "The Chicks" to remove connotations of Confederate history, two weeks after band "Antebellum" changed their name to "Lady A" on this day in history.
Jun 27 Micheál Martin succeeds Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach of Ireland in a historic three-party coalition government on this day in history.
Jun 28 [COVID-19 pandemic] The global death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 500,000 in the year 2020.
Jun 28 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 10 million worldwide in the year 2020.
Jun 30 China passes the controversial Hong Kong national security law, allowing China to crack down on opposition to Beijing at home or abroad in the year 2020.
Jun 30 FC Barcelona's Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi scores his 700th career goal - a cheeky Panenka penalty - in a 2-2 draw against Atlético Madrid on this day in history.
Jul 01 On this day in history russian President Vladimir Putin wins national referendum allowing longer presidential terms of office
Jul 01 Russian voters back a constitutional amendment that, among other things, enables Vladimir Putin to seek two further six-year terms when his current term ends in 2024, potentially allowing him to remain in power until 2036 in the year 2020.
Jul 06 In the year 2020 kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes agrees to the largest contract for an athlete in sports history, inking a 12-year deal that could end up being worth US$503 million
Jul 07 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 on this day in history.
Jul 07 On this day in history protests begin throughout Bulgaria with the goal of removing Borisov's cabinet and Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev from office.
Jul 07 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] Thousands of people rally outside the House of the National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade in response to stricter lockdown measures proposed by President Aleksandar Vučić following an increase of cases in the city.
Jul 08 On this day in history at least 180 bodies are found in mass graves in Djibo, Burkina Faso, where soldiers are fighting jihadists. It is suspected that government forces were involved in mass extrajudicial executions.
Jul 08 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 12 million worldwide on this day in history.
Jul 10 On this day in history sixth century cathedral Hagia Sophia turned into a mosque by decree issued by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (converted to a mosque 1453-1934) Learn More
Jul 10 The ECB accepts Bulgaria and Croatia into ERM II, a mandatory stage for countries wishing to adopt the euro. This is the currency union's first major expansion in half a decade in the year 2020.
Jul 10 Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan orders the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to be reverted to a mosque following a supreme court annulment of a 1934 presidential decree that made it into a museum on this day in history.
Jul 12 On this day in history china reports 141 dead or missing in floods since June; 28,000 homes have been damaged.
Jul 15 On this day in history the Twitter accounts of prominent political figures, CEOs, and celebrities are hacked to promote a bitcoin scam.
Jul 18 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Mumbai on this day in history.
Jul 18 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 600,000.
Jul 19 Flooding of the Brahmaputra River kills 189 and leaves 4 million homeless in India and Nepal in the year 2020.
Jul 19 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says 25 million Iranians already infected with COVID-19, 35 million at risk (official figure just 269,440) on this day in history.
Jul 19 World Formula 1 drivers champion Lewis Hamilton wins a record 8th Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest to equal Michael Schumacher's record of wins at a single circuit (French GP) on this day in history.
Jul 20 In the year 2020 cristiano Ronaldo becomes first man to score 50 goals in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League with a double in Juventus' 2-1 win over Lazio
Jul 21 [COVID-19 pandemic] European leaders agree to create a €750 billion (US$858 billion) recovery fund to rebuild EU economies impacted by the pandemic in the year 2020.
Jul 22 In the year 2020 kim Kardashian asks for understanding of her husband Kanye West 's struggles with his bipolar disorder on Instagram
Jul 22 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 15 million worldwide in the year 2020.
Jul 23 In the year 2020 uS President Trump says he could send 75,000 federal agents to deal with violence in American cities like Portland, drawing backlash
Jul 25 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convenes an emergency meeting, declares a state of emergency, and orders the lockdown of Kaesong after a person suspected of having COVID-19 returned from South Korea. If confirmed, it would be the first case to be officially acknowledged by North Korea.