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Historical Events in 2020 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 800 of 878

  • Sep 8 Two ex-Myanmar soldiers testify they were ordered to rape and kill Muslim Rohingya villagers, 1st public confession of army-directed crimes against Rohingya [1]
  • Sep 8 Moria refugee camp, Europe's biggest migrant camp burns down on the Greek island of Lesbos, leaving 13,000 without shelter

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Sep 9 Donald Trump purposely downplayed the pandemic in early 2020 to avoid panic according to Bob Woodward's new book "Rage"

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Author and Investigative Reporter Bob Woodward
Author and Investigative Reporter
Bob Woodward
  • Sep 9 Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 900,000 with the US the most deaths at 190,589
  • Sep 9 San Francisco Bay area blanketed by dark orange skies and smoke due to California wildfires
  • Sep 10 Wildfires in Oregon cause 500,000 people to evacuate, 10% of the population with unprecedented 900,000 acres burnt
  • Sep 10 Austrian British researcher Martin Hairer wins Breakthrough prize for mathematics worth $3 million for work on stochastic analysis
  • Sep 10 California's August Complex wildfire becomes largest recorded in state history at 471,000 acres (736 square miles)

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 12 US Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka of Japan wins her second US title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player Naomi Osaka
Tennis Player
Naomi Osaka
Tennis Player Victoria Azarenka
Tennis Player
Victoria Azarenka

Film release premierVenice Film Festival

Sep 12 Chloé Zhao's "Nomadland" starring Frances McDormand wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival

  • Sep 13 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Mirim Lee of South Korea wins her first major title; beats Brooke Henderson and Nelly Korda with a birdie on first playoff hole

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Austrian Dominic Thiem becomes first in 70 years to recover from 2 sets down to win US crown; beats Alexander Zverev of Germany 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Player Dominic Thiem
Tennis Player
Dominic Thiem
  • Sep 13 Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills no-hits the Milwaukee Brewers, 12-0 at Miller Park, Milwaukee
  • Sep 14 Astronomers report possible sign of life on Venus, after detecting phosphine in planets's atmosphere by telescope [1]
  • Sep 14 Israel becomes the 1st country to announce a second national lockdown due to COVID-19, for 3 weeks
  • Sep 14 Jakarta, Indonesia's biggest city of 10 million, imposes widespread restrictions again, amid warnings the healthcare system is on the verge of collapse
  • Sep 14 WHO reports largest-ever one-day COVID-19 case rise of 307,930, daily death toll of 5,500, overall death total is 917,417

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Sep 15 Scientific American issues its 1st ever presidential endorsement in 175 years by backing Joe Biden

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

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Sep 15 Family of Breonna Taylor announce $12 million wrongful death settlement with city of Louisville, Kentucky, after her death in botched police raid March 13

Victim of Police Brutality Breonna Taylor
Victim of Police Brutality
Breonna Taylor
  • Sep 16 Hurricane Sally makes landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a category 2 storm bringing serious flooding

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Sep 16 Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Prime Minister by the Japanese government after Shinzo Abe stood down due to ill health

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe

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Sep 16 Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley announces the country's intention to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Sep 17 More than 15,000 fires have caused widespread devastation in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands in 2020, according to its National Institute for Space Research
  • Sep 18 Cyclone Ianos, a rare 'medicane' begins sweeping across Greece, killing three
  • Sep 18 Earliest dated evidence for the human species in the Arabian Peninsula as fossilized footprints 120,000 years old uncovered in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert [1]
  • Sep 19 US President Donald Trump vows to swear in a new Supreme Court judge, despite the election being only 45 days away
  • Sep 20 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot CC: American Bryson DeChambeau claims his first career major title as the only player to score under par; wins by 6 strokes from Matthew Wolff
  • Sep 20 107th Tour de France: Slovenian Tadej Pogačar claims yellow jersey from countryman Primož Roglič; also wins mountains and U25 classifications; green jersey, Sam Bennett
  • Sep 20 FinCEN files leaked - over 2,000 mostly 'suspicious activity reports' to the US government showing banks allowed money laundering worth $2 trillion between 2000-17
  • Sep 20 72nd Emmy Awards held virtually: "Succession" best drama, "Schitts Creek" wins record nine awards for a comedy, "Watchman" best limited series
  • Sep 21 Canadian province of Quebec expands restrictions, declaring it is in a second COVID-19 wave as cases across the country average 1,000 a day

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Sep 21 WHO Director Tedros Ghebreyesus says countries representing 2/3 of the world's population have joined its COVAX vaccine-distribution initiative to deliver 2 billion doses by end 2021

Head of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Head of the World Health Organisation
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  • Sep 22 America's COVID-19 death toll passes 200,000, more than any other country

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Sep 22 PM Boris Johnson announces that the UK has reached a 'perilous turning point' in the pandemic as he announces new restrictions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

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Sep 22 President Xi Jinping of China pledges at the UN that the country will adopt stronger climate targets including becoming carbon neutral by 2060

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 23 Alexander Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term as President of Belarus in a secret ceremony, amid continued widespread protests against his re-election

Dictator and 1st President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko
  • Sep 23 Kentucky grand jury indicts only one of three officers for wanton engagement for shooting unarmed Breonna Taylor in Louisville
  • Sep 23 President Donald Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the US November election at a White House press conference
  • Sep 24 Report China is continuing to expand its Uighur detention centers, with more than 380 suspected facilities housing 1 million people in Xinjiang [1]

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Sep 24 David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's record as the fastest person to reach 1 million followers on Instagram

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • Sep 25 Singapore announces it will be the first country in the world to use facial verification as part of its national identity scheme
  • Sep 25 18 people in a government convoy killed by Islamist militants in Borno State, Nigeria

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Sep 25 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the 1st woman to lie in state in the US Capitol in Washington D.C.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Sep 26 President Donald Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the US Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Sep 26 108 pilot whales survive, while 350 die in Australia's largest mass stranding at Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania
  • Sep 27 Details of President Donald Trump's tax returns released by the New York Times showing he paid $750 in income tax (2016 & 2017) revealing "chronic losses and years of tax avoidance" [1]
  • Sep 27 Border fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan forces over disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh kills at least 23
  • Sep 27 Houston officials confirm water supply around Lake Jackson, Texas, contaminated with brain-eating amoeba after death of six-year-old boy
  • Sep 28 COVID-19 recorded global death toll passes 1 million with over 33 million known cases (Johns Hopkins)
  • Sep 28 Stanley Cup Final, Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta: Tampa Bay Lightning claim second championship in franchise history with a 2-0 Game 6 win over Dallas Stars; win series 4-2
  • Sep 29 Scientists confirm the existence of three new underground lakes on Mars using radar on Esa's Mars Express spacecraft
  • Sep 29 First debate between US Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden held, widely criticized as chaotic and ill-tempered
  • Sep 30 Spanish government orders a COVID-19 lockdown in Madrid and surrounding areas after a rapid rise in cases
  • Sep 30 California becomes the 1st US state to pass a law allowing for reparations for black residents and descendants of slaves
  • Oct 1 US White House aide Hope Hicks tests positive for COVID-19
  • Oct 2 US President Donald Trump announces via twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, President hospitalized later that day
  • Oct 3 The UK's wettest day on record, with average of 31.7mm (1.24ins) across the country in wake of Storm Alex
  • Oct 5 US President Donald Trump leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while still infectious with COVID-19 and returns to the White House
  • Oct 5 Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus [1]
  • Oct 5 At least 14m tonnes of plastic pieces are at the bottom of the ocean, 30 times more than on the surface according to new research [1]
  • Oct 5 India COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000, with 6.6 million known cases, 3rd highest death toll in the world behind the US and Brazil
  • Oct 5 WHO estimates 10% of world's population may have been infected with COVID-19, more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases
  • Oct 6 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez for work on black holes
  • Oct 7 Hurricane Delta makes landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, with 100-mph winds, the 25th named storm for 2020
  • Oct 7 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier, and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”
  • Oct 8 American poet Louise Glück is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Oct 8 FBI charge 13 men with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and storm the Michigan Capitol
  • Oct 9 The UN's World Food Programme is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 10 French Open Women's Tennis: 19 year old Iga Świątek of Poland wins her country's first singles major title; beats American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1
  • Oct 10 Italian teenage computer genius Carlo Acutis, who died of leukemia at 15, beatified by the Catholic Church in Assisi, Italy

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Oct 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 6-0, 6-2, 7-5; 20th Grand Slam singles title; record 13th French singles title

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Oct 11 India records more than 7 million cases of COVID-19

Sport awardNBA Finals

Oct 11 NBA Finals: LA Lakers beat Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 to win record equalling 17th title; MVP: LeBron James; first to win the award with 3 different teams

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Oct 11 Women's PGA Championship, Aronimink GC: Sei Young KIm wins her first major title by 5 strokes from fellow South Korean Inbee Park; shoots tournament record total 266

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Oct 11 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Eifel Grand Prix at Germany's Nürburgring to equal Michael Schumacher's record of 91 Formula 1 victories

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • Oct 12 Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for their contributions to auction theory
  • Oct 12 China announces it will test entire city of Qingdao, 9 million people, for COVID-19 within five days after a dozen cases discovered
  • Oct 12 UK PM Boris Johnson announces a new three-tier system for COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge

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Oct 14 French president Emmanuel Macron announces a public health emergency and a curfew of 9 pm for nine cities due to surge in COVID-19 cases

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron

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Oct 14 A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York

  • Oct 14 Details of the world's first room-temperature superconductor created by scientists at the University of Rochester, NY, published in "Nature" [1]
  • Oct 15 Thai government issues emergency decree banning public gatherings amid increasing pro-democracy protests and criticism of the king
  • Oct 16 French teacher Samuel Paty beheaded by 18 year-old Islamist militant in Paris suburb of Éragny

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 17 Labour Party headed by Jacinda Ardern re-elected in a landslide in New Zealand's general election

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern
  • Oct 17 Chicago declared the 'rattiest city' in America for the sixth year in a row by pest control service Orkin
  • Oct 18 Bolivia elects Luis Arce President and his party, Movement for Socialism back into government
  • Oct 19 US charges six Russian military officers with massive cyber-attack meant to disrupt 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2017 French presidential election, and Ukraine's power grid
  • Oct 19 Belgium officials say country facing a "tsunami" of COVID-19 cases amid new restrictions and figures it has third-highest number of Covid-related deaths per 100,000 people globally
  • Oct 19 Irish government moves country to highest level of COVID-19 restrictions amid rising cases
  • Oct 19 Peru announces rediscovered 37m figure of a cat, completed 500 BC to 200 AD, a geoglyph outline in the Nazca Desert
  • Oct 19 Ming handscroll painting “Ten Views of Lingbi Rock” by Wu Bin sells for 512.9 million yuan ($77 million) at auction in Beijing, a new world record for a classical Chinese work
  • Oct 20 Vietnam suffers its worst floods in decades with over 100 people killed according to the Red Cross
  • Oct 20 Argentina becomes the fifth country in the world to record over 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases with the death toll at 26,716
  • Oct 20 Nigerian police open fire on protesters in Lagos amid escalating protests against police violence around the country
  • Oct 20 US Justice Department sues Google for illegal monopoly over search and search advertising

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Oct 21 Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions in interview in documentary film "Francesco"

  • Oct 21 Nasa Osiris-Rex spacecraft lands briefly on asteroid Bennu on mission to collect dust, largest sample from space since Apollo
  • Oct 21 Spain becomes the first European country to record more than 1 million COVID-19 cases with the death toll at 34,366
  • Oct 21 Parents of 545 children cannot be found that were separated at the US-Mexico border according to American Civil Liberties Union
  • Oct 21 FBI says Iran and Russia have US voter information and are trying to influence outcome of US election

Music awardsCMT Music Awards

Oct 21 54th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, and Luke Bryan win

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
  • Oct 22 Goldman Sachs agrees to pay record $3 billion to end probe into its role in 1MDB corruption scandal to regulators in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia
  • Oct 22 The National Hockey League announces the annual NHL All Star Game and the NHL All-Star Skills Competition would be postponed to no earlier than 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Oct 23 First US National Women's Rights convention opens in Brinley Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Oct 23 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 20th studio album "Letter To You", recorded with the E Street Band
  • Oct 24 Deadliest shipwreck of the year claims 140 lives on a ship that sank with 200 migrants on board off the coast of Senegal [1]
  • Oct 24 Colombia records more than 1 million cases of COVID-19, the 8th globally and 3rd in Latin America
  • Oct 25 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix at Autódromo Internacional Do Algarve for his 92nd career victory; moves 1 win clear of Michael Schumacher in all-time F1 victories list

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Oct 25 Chile overwhelmingly votes to scrap their constitution, drafted during dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Oct 25 Pope Francis announces appointment of 13 new cardinals including 1st African American Wilton Daniel Gregory
  • Oct 26 Police officers in Philadelphia shoot and kill black man Walter Wallace Jr. armed with a knife, prompting protests and the city to impose a curfew
  • Oct 26 Melbourne officials announce end to their three-month lockdown as city records no new cases of COVID-19 for 1st time since June
  • Oct 26 Pakistan's first metro line, the Orange Line, opens in Lahore
  • Oct 26 NASA announces there is more water on the Moon than previously thought, in sunlit as well as shadowed regions [1]
  • Oct 26 Silverado wildfire breaks out in Orange County, California forcing 60,000 people to evacuate
  • Oct 26 Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says the country will becomes carbon neutral by 2050
  • Oct 27 US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court sealing a conservative majority
  • Oct 27 Leader of the Nxivm sex cult Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison for sex trafficking, racketeering, fraud and other crimes
  • Oct 27 A record 69.5 million Americans have already voted, a week before election day, 50.4% of 2016 total vote [1]
  • Oct 27 World Series Baseball: LA Dodgers beat Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1 in Game 6 at Globe Life Field, Arlington to win first title in 32 years; MVP: Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager
  • Oct 27 WHO confirms Europe is in the midst of a 2nd COVID-19 wave with cases rising rapidly, 30% in a week, deaths rising 40%
  • Oct 27 Organizers of 96th East-West Shrine Bowl college football all-star game, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, announce cancellation of game scheduled for January 23, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Florida, due to COVID-19 issues. The
  • Oct 28 French President Emmanuel Macron announces France will enter a new 4-week lockdown October 30 in televised address
  • Oct 28 New coral reef 500m (1,640ft) high, taller than the Empire State Building, discovered north of Australia's Great Barrier Reef
  • Oct 28 15th-century medieval manuscript "The Book of Lismore", returns to Ireland after donated by Chatsworth Settlement to University College Cork
  • Oct 28 Global COVID-19 cases record one-day increase of more than 500,000 for the first time, rising 25% in under two weeks according to Reuters
  • Oct 28 Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in the US near Cocodrie, Louisiana, as category 2 storm
  • Oct 28 Typhoon Molave strikes Vietnam triggering heavy rain and landslides, leaving more than 60 people dead
  • Oct 28 Tanzania reelects President John Magufuli, with opposition parties calling the vote fraudulent
  • Oct 29 India records more than 8 million COVID-19 cases, the second country after the US, with a death toll of 120,527
  • Oct 29 Former leader Jeremy Corbyn is suspended from the British Labour Party after saying a report into antisemitism in the party was "overstated"
  • Oct 29 Three people stabbed to death in church in Nice, France, in an terrorist attack, after similar attack and President Macron's defense of right to publish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad
  • Oct 29 South Australian government axes the Adelaide 500 from 2021 Supercars Championship due to COVID-19 and falling revenue
  • Oct 30 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea kills at least 64 in Turkish city of Izmir and Greek Island of Samos
  • Oct 30 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a second four-week lockdown for England
  • Oct 30 New DNA study of dogs suggests they were human's first domesticated animal, 11,000 years ago at end of the Bronze Age [1]
  • Oct 31 New Zealand Rugby Union team routs Australia, 43-5 in Sydney to retain Bledisloe Cup (2-1) for 18th straight series; Wallabies' largest ever defeat by All Blacks
  • Oct 31 England beats Italy 34-5 in Rome to clinch 29th Six-Nations Rugby Championship; halfback Ben Youngs becomes second England player to earn 100th test cap
  • Nov 1 Super typhoon Goni makes landfall on Catanduanes island, Philippines, leaving at least 16 dead and 370,000 people displaced
  • Nov 1 Gunmen kill at least 32 people, set fire to homes in Oromia state, Ethiopia, in attack blamed on rebel Oromo Liberation Army
  • Nov 1 Slovakia completes testing two-thirds of its population for COVID-19 using quick antigen tests, 1.06% test positive out of 3.625 million

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Nov 2 Johnny Depp loses libel case against UK newspaper "The Sun", which called him a "wife-beater", said he assaulted wife Amber Heard

  • Nov 2 Gunmen storm Kabul University, Afghanistan, shooting at least 22 dead with Islamic State group claiming responsibility
  • Nov 2 Baby Shark by Pinkfong becomes the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views
  • Nov 3 Hurricane Eta makes landfall in Nicaragua as a Category Four storm with winds of 140 km, killing at least 235 people across Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama
  • Nov 3 Australia's Melbourne Cup won by Twilight Payment

BattleBattle of Interest

Nov 4 Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed orders military offensive and state of emergency in northern region of Tigray, amid fears of a civil war

Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed
Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Abiy Ahmed
  • Nov 7 Former Vice-President Joe Biden declared the winner of the US Presidential race, four days after the US election, defeating sitting President Donald Trump
  • Nov 7 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Depeche Mode; The Doobie Brothers; Whitney Houston; Nine Inch Nails; The Notorious B.I.G.; T-Rex; Jon Landau; and Irving Azoff
  • Nov 8 Global recorded cases of COVID-19 pass 50 million, with the known death toll at 1,245,240 (Johns Hopkins data)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Kamala Harris makes US history as the 1st woman and 1st woman of color to be elected to the vice presidency (date election called)

49th US Vice President and Senator Kamala Harris
49th US Vice President and Senator
Kamala Harris
  • Nov 8 More than 50 people beheaded in latest attack by Islamist militants in Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique [1]

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Nov 8 First test of a high-speed levitating pod system to carry people and cargo, by Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop in Las Vegas, Nevada

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson

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Nov 8 Rudy Giuliani holds infamous Trump Campaign press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia to contest the US election results

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
  • Nov 9 US recorded COVID-19 cases pass 10 million, with 1 million new cases recorded in 10 days. Death toll over 237,000. [1]
  • Nov 9 Drugmakers BioNTech and Pfizer announce their COVID-19 vaccine to be over 90% effective in a first look at the results from their phase 3 trial involving nearly 44,000 people
  • Nov 9 Peru's Congress votes to impeach and oust President Martín Vizcarra on corruption charges
  • Nov 9 2020 becomes busiest Atlantic hurricane season ever as tropical storm Theta named record 29th storm
  • Nov 9 US Attorney General William Barr controversially approves federal investigations into voter fraud for the US elections
  • Nov 10 Word of the year is "Lockdown" according to Collins English Dictionary
  • Nov 10 IPL Cricket Final, Dubai International Stadium: Defending champion Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets; Trent Boult 3/30 (4), Rohit Sharma 68 (51)
  • Nov 10 Ceasefire announced signed between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia ending military conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh region after over a month of fighting
  • Nov 11 UK becomes the first European country to record over 50,000 deaths, fifth country after the US, Brazil, India and Mexico
  • Nov 11 All Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers resign after China passes resolution allowing for removal of four of their colleagues
  • Nov 11 Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians (AL) and Cincinnati Reds starter Trevor Bauer (NL) take Cy Young Award for best pitchers in MLB
  • Nov 12 US President-elect Joe Biden announces Ron Klain will be his White House Chief of Staff
  • Nov 13 Fly-half Nicolas Sanchez scores all the Pumas points as Argentina claim their 1st ever win over New Zealand's All Blacks, winning 25-15 in a Rugby Championship game in Sydney
  • Nov 13 British strategist and chief advisor to the PM Dominic Cummings is let go by Boris Johnson

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Nov 13 Singer Harry Styles becomes the first-ever solo male cover star for US Vogue

Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

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Nov 13 Kylie Minogue becomes the first woman to top the UK album chart over five consecutive decades with "Disco"

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • Nov 14 Record global daily total of 660,905 COVID-19 cases declared to the WHO, with total known infections over 54 million
  • Nov 15 84th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: American Dustin Johnson fires record total -20 to win his first Masters title by 5 strokes from Cameron Smith of Australia & South Korean Sungjae Im
  • Nov 15 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinches 4th straight and record equalling 7th F1 World Drivers C'ship by winning Turkish GP at Intercity Istanbul Park, Tuzla
  • Nov 15 US President Donald Trump tweets [Biden] "won because the election was rigged,” while still refusing to concede the election
  • Nov 15 Treaty establishing world's largest trading bloc between 15 Asian Pacific countries signed at virtual ASEAN meeting
  • Nov 15 World-record price for a Belgian racing pigeon called New Kim sold for €1.6m (£1.4m) at auction

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Nov 15 SpaceX Falcon 9 launches first regular flight to International Space Station with four astronauts, three from NASA, one Japanese

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • Nov 16 US drugmaker Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective in early data
  • Nov 16 Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as a category four storm, just 15 km south of Hurricane Eta 13 days ago
  • Nov 16 Peru's Congress votes in its third interim President in a week, Francisco Sagasti after violent protests
  • Nov 18 Floods and landslides effect more than 3 million people, killing at least 70 in wake of Typhoon Vamco in Cagayan Province, Philippines
  • Nov 18 Thailand's parliament agrees to reforms, but not to the monarchy, after massive public protests were met by tear gas and water canons

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Nov 18 Michael B. Jordan named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine

  • Nov 18 US COVID-19 death toll passes 250,000, recorded cases at 11.5 million, hospitalizations at 76,830 amid a country-wide surge
  • Nov 19 Inquiry find "credible evidence" elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan civilians
  • Nov 19 Scottish American Douglas Stuart wins the Booker Literary prize for his first novel "Shuggie Bain"
  • Nov 21 Texas National Guard mobilized to help El Paso County, deal with a morgue crisis as COVID-19 cases and deaths surge
  • Nov 22 24 year old Russian Daniil Medvedev wins ATP World Tour Finals tennis title beating Dominic Thiem of Austria 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 in London
  • Nov 22 G20 virtual two-day summit ends with pledge to ensure affordable access to vaccines for all
  • Nov 22 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gives Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins offensive on regional capital of Mekelle
  • Nov 23 AstraZeneca is the third drugmaker to report an effective vaccine for COVID-19 (62% or 90% effective depending on how it is given) and easy-to make and distribute
  • Nov 23 Charli D'Amelio becomes the first person to hit 100 million followers on TikTok
  • Nov 23 China launches Chang’e-5 mission to the Moon from Wenchang space site, Hainan Island, to collect lunar rock and soil samples
  • Nov 23 US President-elect Joe Biden introduces his new cabinet including Alejandro Mayorkas 1st Latino head of homeland security, Avril Haines 1st female director of national intelligence
  • Nov 24 Scotland's parliament votes to become the first country to make period products free [1]
  • Nov 24 Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 30,000 points for the first time, after formal transition to Joe Biden administration begins
  • Nov 24 US General Services Administration officially begins Joe Biden's transition, declaring him the "apparent winner" although Donald Trump vows to continue challenging the result
  • Nov 24 Covid-19 surge in the US gathers further pace with death toll of 2,200 highest since May and new cases averaging 175,000 a day

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Nov 25 US President Donald Trump pardons former security advisor Michael Flynn, guilty of lying to the FBI

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
National Security Advisor
Michael Flynn
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Nov 25 Dead and buried mink reported rising from the ground due to bloating, after a hurried cull of millions of COVID-19 infected animals in Denmark