Historical Events In 2020
Saturday, 23 January 2021
Jan 01 Jakarta floods in Indonesia killing 66 people in the year 2020.
Jan 01 In the year 2020 the Australian bushfires of 2019, or "Black Summer", that have killed as many as 500 million animals so far continues into the new year as the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) are deployed to New South Wales to assist mass evacuation efforts.
Jan 03 Persian Gulf crisis: A U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport kills Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in the year 2020.
Jan 04 In the year 2020 australian bushfires death toll reaches 23 as PM Scott Morrison announces national defense force will be employed to help fight the more than 200 fires, amid criticism of his leadership
Jan 05 In the year 2020 golden Globes: "1917" Best Drama, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Best Comedy/Musical, acting awards Renée Zellweger , Joaquin Phoenix , Awkwafina, Taron Edgerton
Jan 05 Second Libyan Civil War: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces that Turkish troops will be deployed to Libya on behalf of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord in the year 2020.
Jan 08 In the year 2020 persian Gulf crisis: Iran launches ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases hosting American soldiers, injuring multiple personnel.
Jan 08 In the year 2020 persian Gulf crisis: Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 is mistakenly shot down by Iran's armed forces shortly after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, killing all 176 people on board.
Jan 08 US singer Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease, an infectious disease spread by ticks on this day in history.
Jan 09 In the year 2020 a rare, circumbinary planet called TOI 1338-b is discovered.
Jan 09 Boko Haram militants assault a Nigerien military base at Chinagodrar, killing at least 89 Nigerien soldiers on this day in history.
Jan 10 The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said, dies aged 79. Haitham bin Tariq is sworn in as his successor on this day in history.
Jan 11 On this day in history taiwan re-elects Tsai Ing-wen for a second term as president in a landslide result
Jan 12 1st ATP Cup Men's Tennis, Sydney: Novak Đoković & Viktor Troicki beat Spanish pair Pablo Carreño Busta & Feliciano López 6-3, 6-4 to clinch inaugural title for Serbia, 2-1; Đoković beats Raphael Nadal 6-2, 7-6 on this day in history.
Jan 12 On this day in history taal Volcano in Luzon erupts, leading to the evacuation of thousands of people.
Jan 13 Queen Elizabeth II issues a statement saying she reluctantly supports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 's wish to live a more independent life in the year 2020.
Jan 14 In the year 2020 uS game show Jeopardy "greatest of all time" tournament won by Ken Jennings
Jan 16 In the year 2020 impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump begins in the Senate
Jan 16 The impeachment trial of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, begins in the U.S. Senate. He was acquitted on February 5 on this day in history.
Jan 18 On this day in history yemeni Civil War: 111 Yemeni soldiers and 5 civilians are killed in a drone and missile attack on a military camp near Ma'rib.
Jan 22 China locks down the city of Wuhan and its 11 million people, in an effort to control the coronavirus COVID-19 with a then official death toll of 17 and over 500 people ill Learn More on this day in history.
Jan 23 Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies in court that Harvey Weinstein raped her 25 years ago at his trial in New York in the year 2020.
Jan 26 62nd Grammy Awards: Billie Eilish wins 5 Grammys, including album, record and song of the year on this day in history.
Jan 26 LA Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash in foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas, southern California; considered one of the greatest players in the game's history in the year 2020.
Jan 28 US President Donald Trump releases his Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on this day in history.
Jan 29 In the year 2020 u.S. president Donald Trump signs the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement, a North American trade agreement set to replace NAFTA.
Jan 30 In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the outbreak of the disease as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the sixth time that this measure has been invoked since 2009.
Jan 31 On this day in history the United Kingdom and Gibraltar formally withdraw from the European Union, beginning an 11-month transition period.
Feb 02 In the year 2020 73rd British Film awards (BAFTAS): "1917" Best Film, Sam Mendes Best Director, Renée Zellweger , Joaquin Phoenix best actors
Feb 02 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia rallies to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 for a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park in the year 2020.
Feb 02 On this day in history super Bowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL: Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers, 31-20; MVP: Patrick Mahomes , KC Chiefs, QB; Chiefs' 1st victory in 50 years
Feb 03 On this day in history first Democratic caucus in Iowa won narrowly by Pete Buttigieg (most delegates) and Bernie Sanders (most votes) after lengthy delays and irregularities in reporting the results
Feb 05 On this day in history the President of the United States, Donald Trump, is acquitted by the Senate on both Article I (48 yea 52 nay) and Article II (47 yea 53 nay) of Impeachment.
Feb 05 US Senate votes to acquit President Donald Trump 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress in the year 2020.