2020: WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED

We are all finally saying goodbye to 2020 and we are welcoming with joy 2021. We all agree that this year was extremely hard and challenging for everyone. We realised that having a lot of money, a huge house, a big group of friends means nothing if you and your family are not healthy. We saw what the human kind is capable of doing so as to protect eachother, to protect even the family of a stranger. We saw strangers becoming family cause they had one simple common thing, their desire to protect their loved ones. We all stayed home for an extended period of time to protect the oldest ones, the ones that created us.

So with all that being said I’ve decided to make this blog post in order to show what happened during 2020 more like a storyline.

JANUARY 2020

  • 1.1.20 Australian bushfires, 500 million animals are killed.
  • 3.1.20 Persian Gulf crisis: In Baghdad international airport a drone strikes and kills Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
  • 5.1.20 2nd Libyan Civil War 9.1.20 A circumbinary planet, ToI 1338-b is discovered
  • 18.1.20 Yemeni Civil War
  • 29.1.20 The United States – Mexico – Canada agreement is signed by US president Donald Trump.
  • 30.1.20 The World Health Organisation declares the outbreak of the disease as a public health emergency of international concern.

FEBRUARY

  • 11.2.20 World Health O names officially the disease.
  • 28.2.20 Syrian Civil War
  • 29.2.20 Luxembourg : First country in the world making Public Transportation free

MARCH

  • 8.3.20 More than a quarter of the population of Italy gets into quarantine and a day later the measure covers the entire country.
  • 11.3.20 COVID-19 is considered a pandemic
  • 18.3.20 Eurovision Song Contest is cancelled, first cancelation in 64 years
  • 27.3.20 North Macedonia becomes the 30th country to join NATO
  • 30.3.20 Russia – Saudi Arabia oil price war

APRIL

  • 1.4.20 China reports 130 asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, its first reported asymptomatic cases
  • 2.4.20 More than 1 million cases of COVID-19 are confirmed worldwide
  • 5.4.20 1st case of COVID in a zoo is reported in New York city & Youtube anounces that will remove videos promoting a conspiracy theory linking G5 to COVID
  • 6.4.20 US designates the Russian Imperial Movement as a terrorist organisation and imposes sanctions on its leaders
  • 7.4.20 Japan declares a state of emergency due to COVID
  • 8.4.20 China ends the lockdown in Wuhan. People are allowed to leave the city for the 1st time in 76 days
  • 10.4.20 The democratic Republic of the Congo reports the 1st case of Ebola since February 2020, more than 2.200 people since August 2018 are killed & The death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 100.000 globally
  • 15.4.20 More than 2 million cases od COVID are confirmed globally
  • 18.4.20 44 suspected Boko Haram members are found dead due to poisoning in the prison 20.4.20 Oil prices reach a record low
  • 25.4.20 The global death toll from COVID exceeds 200.000 & UK becomes the fifth country to report 20.000 deaths
  • 27.4.20 The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 passes 3 million worldwide

MAY

  • 1.5.20 The total nimber of recovered COVID-19 patients reaches 1 million worldwide
  • 5.5.20 The UK death toll from COVID becomes the highest in europe
  • 6.5.20 Astronomers announce the discovery of the 1st black hole located in a star system visible to the naked eye
  • 7.5.20 Eleven people die and over 5.000 fall ill from a styrene leak from an LG Polymers chemical plant in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 9.5.20 Several Chinese and Indian soldiers are injured in a cross-border clashat the  Nathu La crossing
  • 10.5.20 Number of confirmed cases passes 4 million worldwide & Wuhan reports its 1st cases of COVID in more than a month
  • 19.5.20 The global death toll from Covid exceeds 300.000 & UN warns of a global mental health crisis due to fear,isolation and uncertainty
  • 16.5.20 Félicien Kabuga, a Rwandan businessman responsible for supporting the Rwandan genocide, is arrested 
  • 21.5.20 Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in eastern India and Bangladesh, killing over 100 people and forcing the evacuation of more than 4 million others.
  • 22.5.20 Flight PK8303, a Pakistan International Airlines passenger aircraft, crashes in a residential area near Karachi, in Pakistan, killing 97 of the 99 total people on board and injuring dozens on the ground.  & Brazil overtakes Russia to become the country with the second highest number of COVID-19 cases, with over 330,000 reported.
  • 23.5.20 No new cases of COVID in China for the 1st time since the pandemic began
  • 26.5.20 Protests caused by the killing of George Floyd break out across hundreds of cities in US and worldwide. & LATAM airlines files for chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • 27.5.20 The US death toll from COVID passes 100.000
  • 30.5.20 The 1st crewed flight of the SpaceX Dragon 2 is launched from Cape canaveral Florida, it is the 1st manned spacecraft to take off from US soil since 2011
  • 31.5.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 6 million worldwide

JUNE

  • 1.6.20 The World Health Organisation reports 6 new cases of Ebola
  • 3.6.20 SpaceX successfully launches and deploys 60 Starlink satellites into a low Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, bringing the total number of Starlink satellites in orbit to 482 & Russian President Vladimir Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tons of oil leaked into the Ambarnaya River near the Siberian city of Norilsk within the Arctic Circle on May 26, 2020
  • 8.6.29 The number of confirmed cases of COVID are more than 7 million worldwide
  • 9.6.20   A Harvard University study suggests that COVID-19 may have been spreading in China as early as August 2019
  • 15.6.20 At least 20 Indian soldiers and more than 40 chinese forces are killed or injured in skirmishes in the sidputed Galwan Valley . & Turkish and Iranian forces commence air and artillery strikes against Kurdistan workers Party forces in Iraqi Kurdistan
  • 16.6.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID are more than 9 million worldwide
  • 23.6.20 7,5 magnitude earthquake strikes the coast of Oaxana, Mexico
  • 28.6.20 Global death toll from COVID exceeds 500.000 worldwide

JULY

  • 7.7.20 Protests begin throughout Bulgaria with the goal of removing Borisov’s cabinet and Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev from office & 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.
  • 8.7.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID are more than 12 million worldwide & At least 180 bodies are found in mass graves in Djibo, Burkina Faso, where soldiers are fighting jihadists.
  • 10.7.20 The ECB accepts Bulgaria and Croatia into ERM 2 a mandatory stage for countries wanting to adopt the euro
  • 12.7.20 China reports 141 dead or missing in flood since june
  • 15.7.20 The twitter accounts of prominent political figures, CEOs and celebrities are hacked in order to promote a bitcoin scam
  • 18.7.20 Global death toll from COVID exceeds 600.000 worldwide
  • 19.7.20 The Brahmaputra River flood kills 189 in India and Nepal
  • 20.7.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 15 million worldwide
  • 25.7.20   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.
  • 28.7.20 Ex-Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak is found guilty of all seven charges in the first of five trials on the 1MDB scandal
  • , 30.7.20 NASA successfully launches its Mars 2020 rover mission to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples for return to Earth. 

AUGUST

1.8.20   The Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE becomes operational following delays since 2017.  4.8..20 An explossion is caused by unsafely stored ammonium nitrate killing over 220 people, injures thousands and damages the port in Beirut, Lebanon 7.8.20   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 10.8.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 20 million worldwide 11.8.20 The Russian President Vladimir Putin announces that Russia has approved the world’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine 13.8.20 Israel and VAE agree to normalise relations, 3d Israel-Arab peace deal 22.8.20 Global death toll from COVID exceeds 800.000 worldwide 25.8.20 Africa is declared free of wild polio 30.8.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 25 million worldwide

SEPTEMBER

  • 4.9.20 Kosovo and Serbia announces that they will normalise economic relations & Bahrain and Israel agree to normalise relations , 4th Israel -Arab peace deal
  • 17.9.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 30 million worldwide
  • 27.9.20 Deadly clashes erupt in Nagorno- Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijani forces
  • 29.9.20 Global death toll from COVID exceeds 1 million worldwide

OCTOMBER

  • 1.10.20 The EU began legal proceedings against UK after it ignored their deadline to drop controversial sections from its internal market bill
  • 5.10.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 35 million worldwide
  • 10.10.20 Armenia and Azerbaijan agree on a ceasefire in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
  • 19.10.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 40 million worldwide
  • 26.10.20 NASA confirms the existence of molecular water on the sunlit side of the moon
  • 30.10.20 A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Greece and Turkey killing 119 people
  • 31.10.20 Typhoon Goni makes landfall in the Philippines

NOVEMBER

  • 1.11.20 The 2020 Moldovan presidential election takes place
  • 3-7.11.20 Joe Biden is elected as the 46th president of US & hurricane ETA makes landfall in Nicaragua, killing 100 people
  • 9.11.20 US formally exits the Paris Agreement on climate change
  • 8.11.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 50 million worldwide
  • 9.11.20 Armenia and Azerbaijan sign a Russia-Brokeved ceasefire agreement
  • 11.11.20 The Sputnik V vaccine is proven 92% effective
  • 17.11.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 55 million worldwide
  • 18.11.20 Pfizer and BioNtech complete trials on COVID-19 vaccine
  • 19.11.20 The Brereton Reprot into Australian was crimes during the war in Afghanistan is released
  • 25.11.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 60 million worldwide
  • 26.11.20 The largest general strike in history is held across India in response to the recession and austerity measures
  • 27.11.20 Iran’s top nuclear scientists, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is assassinated near Tehron

DECEMBER

  • 1.12.20 Pfizer and BioNTech announces an emergency use authorisation application to the European Medicines Agency
  • 2.12.20 UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech BNT-162b2 vaccine, being the 1st country in the world to do so
  • 4.12.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 65 million worldwide
  • 5.12.20 Russia begins mass vaccination against COVID-19 with the SputnikV candidate
  • 6.12.20 The 2020 Venezuelan parliamentary election takes place
  • 8.12.20 UK becomes the 1st nation to begin a mass inoculation campaign using a cliniacally authorised, fully tested vaccine
  • 10.12.20 End of Nicolas Sarkozy corruption trial in France
  • 11.12.20 European Union agrees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% over the next decade
  • 12.12.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 70 million worldwide & Bhutan and Israel normalise diplomatic relations
  • 14.12.20 Uk and Canada begin mass vaccination with Tozinameran The US removes Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism
  • 15.12.20 The internation criminal court accuses the Philippines of crimes against humanity in its war on drugs
  • 16.12.20 US formally designates Switzerland and Vietnam as being currency manipulators
  • 18.12.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 75 million worldwide
  • 27.12.20 The number of confirmed cases of COVID passess 80 million worldwide
  • 29.12.20 The 2020 Petrinja earthquake with a magnitude of 6,4 strikes Croatia, killing 7 and injuries more than 20 people
  • 30.12.20 UK approves AstraZaneca-Oxford’s vaccine
  • 31.12.20 The transition period following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020 expires

So these are a few events that took place during this year. I hope you found interesting this blog post and you are excited for the new year! Happy New Year everyone.

Grateful for u reading it!

Alexandra

insta @alexandra.trianta


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