On This Day

Historical Events in 2020 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 440 of 440

  • Jun 24 Russia celebrates its victory 75 years ago over Nazi Germany with huge military parade through Red Square in Moscow (delayed from May 9 due to pandemic)
  • Jun 24 World Monetary fund predicts a deeper global recession with contraction of 4.9% (down from 3%), noting 2/3 of all countries used 11 trillion to support their economies
  • Jun 25 WHO declares the Ebola outbreak in the Congo over. The Second worst outbreak it killed 2,280 people over 2 years
  • Jun 25 US Center of Disease Control estimates 20 million people in America have been infected with coronavirus, 10 times higher than confirmed cases
  • Jun 25 Australian airline Qantas announces it is cutting 6,000 jobs, a fifth of its workforce because of the pandemic

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Jun 25 American country music band "The Dixie Chicks" change their name to "The Chicks" to remove connotations of Confederate history, two weeks after band "Antebellum" changed their name to "Lady A"

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-songwriter
Natalie Maines
  • Jun 25 Liverpool FC clinches first EPL soccer title in 30 years with 7 games to spare as Chelsea beats second-placed Manchester City, 2-1 at Stamford Bridge
  • Jun 26 New York Times says Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked forces to kill US and coalition troops in Afghanistan
  • Jun 27 Ireland's coalition government appoints Micheál Martin as Prime Minster after four months of negotiations
  • Jun 27 Locust invasion labelled 'Swarmageddon' by The Times of India as it reaches Delhi
  • Jun 28 Global death toll from coronavirus COVID-19 passes 500,000, doubling in less than two months (Johns Hopkins)
  • Jun 28 Coronavirus cases surge in southern and western US states with California, Texas and Florida closing bars, Arizona reports 20% of tests returning as positive
  • Jun 28 50th anniversary of 1st Gay Pride march in New York City marked around the world
  • Jun 29 US Supreme Court rules 5-4 that abortion restrictions in Louisiana unconstitutional, striking down a 2014 state law
  • Jun 29 Golden State Killer and former police officer Joseph DeAngelo Jr pleads guilty to 12 murders and dozens of rapes
  • Jun 30 China's new national security legislation for Hong Kong comes into force

  • Jun 30 For the 1st time less than half the working age population is working in Brazil, with 7.8 million losing their job March - May, according to Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics

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Jun 30 FC Barcelona's Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi scores his 700th career goal - a cheeky Panenka penalty - in a 2-2 draw against Atlético Madrid

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jul 1 Europe opens its borders to 15 safe countries after months of lockdown, excluding the US, Brazil and Russia
  • Jul 1 Word record drug haul of 14 tonnes of amphetamines seized by Italian police in Salerno worth $1.1 billion. Thought made in Syria by Islamic State.
  • Jul 1 Australian state of Melbourne re-imposes coronavirus lockdown on 36 Melbourne suburbs affecting 300,000 people
  • Jul 1 WHO says Middle East at "critical threshold" with coronavirus COVID-19 cases over 1 million, 80% of deaths in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

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Jul 1 Russian President Vladimir Putin wins national referendum allowing longer presidential terms of office

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Jul 1 America confirms more than 50,000 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in one day for the 1st time
  • Jul 2 Funeral for slain Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa in Ambo amid nationwide unrest at his death that has killed over 80 people
  • Jul 2 Texas Governor Greg Abbott makes wearing face masks mandatory as cases of coronavirus soar in the state
  • Jul 2 More than 160 people die after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Hpakant area of Myanmar
  • Jul 4 Record rain in over island of Kyushu in Japan causes flooding killing a least 37 people with evacuation of more than 200,00
  • Jul 5 Mexico's coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 as it becomes the world's 5th worst-affected country
  • Jul 5 Florida reports a record 11,458 daily coronavirus COVID-19 cases
  • Jul 6 Zoonotic diseases, which jump from animals to humans, are increasing due to unsustainable farming and climate change according to new report by the UN

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Jul 6 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes agrees to the largest contract for an athlete in sports history, inking a 12-year deal that could end up being worth US$503 million

NFL Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
NFL Quarterback
Patrick Mahomes
  • Jul 6 America officially begins withdrawaling from the World Health Organization

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Jul 7 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announces he has tested positive for COVID-19

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro
  • Jul 7 Texas records more than 10,000 daily cases of COVID-19 for the 1st time
  • Jul 7 India surpasses Russia to become the world's third-worst affected country, daily coronavirus cases exceeding 20,000 and total cases over 700,000
  • Jul 7 Violent protests in Belgrade, Serbia, at government announcement of weekend lockdown due to coronavirus surge
  • Jul 8 Australian city of Melbourne goes back into lockdown for six weeks after second outbreak of 700 active cases
  • Jul 8 Americans and Polynesians made contact around 1200 A.D. according to new genomic study in "Nature", people from eastern Polynesia had DNA from indigenous Colombia
  • Jul 8 US government issues directive that more than 1 million international students will be stripped of their visas if their courses entirely online