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Monday, 19 April 2021

Jul 26   On this day in history body of civil rights activist John Lewis crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for the last time (beaten there 55 years ago) with a military honor guard as part of a remembrance ceremony  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 27   WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus states that COVID-19 is "easily the most severe" global health emergency the WHO has faced on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 28   In the year 2020 ex-Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak is found guilty of all seven charges in the first of five trials on the 1MDB scandal, being jailed 12 years and fined RM210 million as a result.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 28   On this day in history former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak found guilty of corruption, sentenced to 12 years and fined nearly $50 million  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 30   NASA successfully launches its Mars 2020 rover mission to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples for return to Earth. The mission includes technology demonstrations to prepare for future human missions in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 01   In the year 2020 egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens, after Musk tweets in support of a conspiracy theory that they did  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 01   The Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE becomes operational following delays since 2017. It is the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab world in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 02   [COVID-19 pandemic] In rare talks, Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hold a video call to discuss various regional issues, including combating COVID-19 in their respective countries in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 04   On this day in history an explosion caused by unsafely stored ammonium nitrate kills over 220 people, injures thousands, and severely damages the port in Beirut, Lebanon. Damage is estimated at $10–15 billion, and an estimated 300,000 people are left homeless. The following day, the Lebanese government declares a two-week state of emergency.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 05   In the year 2020 indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the cornerstone for a new Hindu temple at Ayodhya Ram to replace a previous Muslim mosque  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Aug 05   U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar travels to Taiwan, the highest U.S. official visit to the country in 40 years. The PRC condemns the visit on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 05   On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 700,000.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 07   Air India Express Flight 1344 crashes after overrunning the runway at Calicut International Airport in Kerala, India, killing 19 of the 191 people on board on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 07   Cardi B releases single "WAP", featuring Megan Thee Stallion, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 08   Music mogul Simon Cowell breaks his back riding an electric bike on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 09   A presidential election in Belarus which led to incumbent Alexander Lukashenko's reelection sparks protests throughout the country after major opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results. Seven days later, the largest political march in Belarusian history takes place, with an estimated 300,000 people in Minsk and 200,000 in other Belarusian cities and towns in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 09   On this day in history disputed Belarusian presidential election sees long time dictator Alexander Lukashenko officially win 80% of the votes but unofficially lose 60-70% of the votes to main opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya . Sparks widespread protests in Belarus and international condemnation.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 10   Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai is the most high-profile figure arrested in Hong Kong under its new security laws in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 10   [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 20 million worldwide on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 11   Belarus's opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya flees the country amid large-scale protests over the country's disputed election results that returned Dictator Alexander Lukashenko to power in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 11   On this day in history president Vladimir Putin in a propaganda stunt announces Russia has become the 1st country to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine, called “Sputnik V", despite no scientific data being published or phase 3 trials having even begun  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 11   On this day in history uS Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden announces California Senator Kemala Harris is his running mate, the 1st woman of color selected by a major party  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 11   In the year 2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] Russian President Vladimir Putin announces that Russia has approved the world's first COVID-19 vaccine.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 13   Israel and the UAE agree to normalise relations, marking the third Israel–Arab peace deal in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 15   The Japanese bulk carrier Wakashio, which stranded on a reef in Mauritius last month, breaks in half. Approximately 1,000 tonnes of oil are spilled into the ocean, becoming the largest environmental disaster in the history of Mauritius in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 16   World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Ronnie O'Sullivan wins his 6th world title with an 18-8 win over countryman Kyren Wilson in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 18   In the year 2020 a mutiny in a military base by soldiers of the Malian Armed Forces develops into a coup d'état. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and Prime Minister Boubou Cissé, among other senior governmental and military officers, are arrested. The next day, Keïta announces his resignation on state television.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 19   In the year 2020 the Special Tribunal for Lebanon convicts in absentia Salim Ayyash, a senior member of Hezbollah, for the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 20   Former adviser to Donald Trump , Steve Bannon arrested and charged with fraud over a fundraising campaign to build a wall on the Mexican border in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 20   On this day in history kamala Harris accepts her nomination for vice-president, becoming the 1st US woman of color on a major-party ticket saying "there is no vaccine for racism"  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 20   In the year 2020 russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny falls into a coma after a suspected poisoning (later confirmed to be Novichok poisoning)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 21   BTS 's release new single Dynamite, becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 22   On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 800,000.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 23   Bayern Munich wins the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League by beating Paris Saint-Germain in the final on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 01   In the year 2020 death of david Stern, American businessman and NBA commissioner  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 02   John Baldessari, American conceptual artist died in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   On this day in history death of abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iraqi-Iranian military commander  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Qasem Soleimani, Iranian general died in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 2020 death of anri Jergenia, 4th Prime Minister of Abkhazia  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Hans Tilkowski, German football goalkeeper and manager died in the year 2020.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   In the year 2020 death of luís Morais, Brazilian football player  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   In the year 2020 death of silvio Horta, American screenwriter and television producer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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