Historical Events In 2021
Saturday, 02 March 2024
Jan 01 In the year 2021 the African Continental Free Trade Area comes into effect.
Jan 02 On this day in history uS President Donald Trump says to Georgia's secretary of state Brad Raffensperger "I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,â€ in recording released by the Washington Post
Jan 04 In the year 2021 prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England following Scotland, as COVID-19 variant spreads rapidly with hospitalizations now higher than the first wave
Jan 04 On this day in history the border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia reopens.
Jan 06 On this day in history supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump attack the United States Capitol, disrupting certification of the 2020 presidential election and forcing Congress to evacuate. Five people died during the riot, including a police officer and a woman who was shot and killed inside the Capitol building. The event is classified as a domestic terrorist attack and drew international condemnation.
Jan 07 Elon Musk , co-founder of Tesla, becomes the world's richest man, worth $186 billion, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on this day in history.
Jan 07 On this day in history facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blocks President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram till January 20, following suspension of his other social media accounts the previous day
Jan 07 US Congress completes the ceremonial certification of Joe Biden 's presidential victory late in the night after an earlier unprecedented breach of the Capitol by Trump supporters on this day in history.
Jan 08 Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declares a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding areas after COVID-19 cases surge to their highest level on this day in history.
Jan 08 US Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands President Donald Trump 's resignation or he will face impeachment, while also calling for vice-president Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him on this day in history.
Jan 10 In the year 2021 kim Jong-un is elected as the General Secretary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, inheriting the title from his father Kim Jong-il, who died in 2011.
Jan 13 In the year 2021 in Lyon, France, the first transplant of both arms and shoulders is performed on an Icelandic patient at the Ã‰douard Herriot Hospital.
Jan 14 Pope Francis , 84, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on this day in history.
Jan 14 In the year 2021 the 2021 Ugandan general election is held.
Jan 15 COVID-19 pandemic: The global death toll from COVID-19 passes 2 million on this day in history.
Jan 15 On this day in history the Lao People's Revolutionary Party elects Thongloun Sisoulith as its new General Secretary, replacing retiring chief Bounnhang Vorachith. Sisoulith is elected for a five-year term as top leader in Laos.
Jan 16 On this day in history armin Laschet is elected leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), to replace long-serving leader Angela Merkel
Jan 19 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is committing genocide in its repression of Uighurs and other Muslim people on this day in history.
Jan 20 Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on this day in history.
Jan 21 Avril Haines is sworn in as the first female US Director of National Intelligence by VP Kamala Harris on this day in history.
Jan 22 The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, comes into effect on this day in history.
Jan 24 On this day in history 2021 Portuguese presidential election: Incumbent president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is reelected.
Jan 25 On this day in history janet Yellen is confirmed as the first female treasury secretary by the US Senate
Jan 26 On this day in history cOVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeds 100 million worldwide.
Jan 28 Bernie Sanders mittens worn to the inauguration raise $1.8 million for Vermont charities after images go viral on this day in history.
Jan 29 In the year 2021 cOVID-19 pandemic: The European Union invokes Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol following a row over COVID-19 vaccine supplies before reversing the decision.
Jan 31 Nguyá»…n PhÃº Trá»ng is re-elected for a third five-year term as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam in the year 2021.
Jan 31 Widespread protests in Russia against detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the government with 5,000 people arrested in the year 2021.
Feb 01 On this day in history a coup d'Ã©tat in Myanmar removes Aung San Suu Kyi from power and restores military rule leading to widespread demonstrations across the country.
Feb 01 In the year 2021 cOVID-19 pandemic: The number of vaccinations administered worldwide exceeds 100 million.
Feb 01 Kosovo officially establishes diplomatic ties with Israel and announces plans to open an embassy in Jerusalem on this day in history.
Feb 01 In the year 2021 military stage a coup in Myanmar, detaining civilian leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi and declare a one-year state of emergency
Feb 02 In the year 2021 jeff Bezos announces he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon after 30 years, becoming executive chairman
Feb 03 In the year 2021 uS President Joe Biden signs executive orders to reunite immigrant families, setting up a new taskforce to address around 1000 remaining separated families