On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 2020

Historical Events

  • African American Ahmaud Arbery shot to death after being chased down by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia. Video of the killing emerges in May, prompting arrests.

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China's Supreme Leader Xi Jinping describes the country's COVID-19 outbreak as the China's largest health emergency since 1949

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Fashion designer heavyweights Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons announce they will work alongside each other at Prada
  • First major COVID-19 outbreak in Europe in Italy with 152 cases and three deaths, prompting emergency measures, locking down 10 towns in Lombardy

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President Moon Jae-in puts South Korea on high alert, empowering the government to lock down cities after 602 cases of COVID-10 reported with six deaths

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in
President of South Korea
Moon Jae-in
  • Violent protests against new citizenship laws in Delhi, India erupt leaving at least 38 people dead over the next few days

Famous Deaths

  • János Göröcs, Hungarian soccer midfielder (62 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, Tatabányai Bányász), dies at 80
  • Stefan Florenski, Polish soccer defender (11 caps; Górnik Zabrze), dies at 86
2020 Highlights

About February 23, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces