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2020 in History (Part 7)

Events in History

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 28 French President Emmanuel Macron announces France will enter a new 4-week lockdown October 30 in televised address

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 30 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a second four-week lockdown for England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 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]
  • 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
  • Nov 2 Gunmen storm Kabul University, Afghanistan, shooting at least 22 dead with Islamic State group claiming responsibility
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 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]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 12 US President-elect Joe Biden announces Ron Klain will be his White House Chief of Staff
  • Nov 13 British strategist and chief advisor to the PM Dominic Cummings is let go by Boris Johnson
  • Nov 14 Record global daily total of 660,905 COVID-19 cases declared to the WHO, with total known infections over 54 million

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 15 US President Donald Trump tweets [Biden] "won because the election was rigged,” while still refusing to concede the election

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • 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
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Nov 26 Turkey gives life sentences to 337 military officers and others involved in 2016 coup
  • Nov 27 Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated outside Tehran, escalating tensions in the region
  • Nov 28 At least 110 people killed in attack on Koshobe village in north-east Nigeria by Boko Haram jihadist group
  • Nov 28 Joe Biden injures his foot playing with his dog Major
  • Nov 28 Thousands of farmers begin entering Delhi to protest proposed agriculture reforms
  • Nov 29 Joe Biden and Kamala Harris announce the first all-female Communications team for the White House
  • Nov 30 Los Angeles County begins three-week stay at home order for 10 million people to combat COVID-19 surge
  • Nov 30 Australia condemns doctored photo of Australian soldier threatening Afghan child with knife on Chinese official's Twitter, marking new low in the two countries relationship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Joe Biden announces he is nominating Janet Yellen for US treasury secretary

Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • Nov 30 Newly discovered rock art announced found in the Serranía La Lindosa, Colombian Amazon, dated 12,600 and 11,800 years ago with thousands of paintings of now extinct Ice Age animals [1]
  • Nov 30 Alphafold's DeepMind AI program announces it has achieved scientific breakthrough by being able to predict how proteins fold into 3D shapes
  • Dec 1 Chinese robotic spacecraft Chang’e-5 lands on the Moon as part of two-day mission to retrieve rock samples
  • Dec 1 Spotify's most streamed artist of 2020 was Bad Bunny, its most streamed song "Binding Lights" by The Weekend
  • Dec 2 US Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, despite claims by President Donald Trump
  • Dec 2 The UK becomes the first western country to authorize a vaccine for COVID-19, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
  • Dec 2 US records its largest daily death toll for COVID-19 at 2,885 and for the first time patient numbers in hospital exceed 100,000
  • Dec 3 “I actually believe they’re going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation,” warns Dr. Robert Redfield, head of US CDC about the months ahead with COVID-19
  • Dec 3 AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros studio announces all its 2021 movies will stream online the same day they appear in theatres because of the pandemic
  • Dec 4 Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Coventry, England: Europe ends US 2-year run with emphatic 11-3 win; MVP: Jayson Shaw (Scotland)
  • Dec 5 Russia begins vaccinating people with its Sputnik V vaccine in Moscow, despite the vaccine not finishing clinical trials
  • Dec 6 Japanese space capsule Hayabusa-2 lands safely back on earth in Australia, carrying first significant rock samples from an asteroid, the Ryugu
  • Dec 6 US President Donald Trump orders about 700 troops withdrawn from Somalia
  • Dec 7 Coca-Cola named the world's No. 1 plastic polluter, in Break Free From Plastic's annual brand audit
  • Dec 7 Most of California begins second lockdown as hospitals come under strain and the state records average of 21,000 COVID-19 cases a day
  • Dec 7 Australian states celebrate "Freedom Day" easing COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria and New South Wales
  • Dec 7 Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo wins a second term in the country's general elections
  • Dec 8 The UK begins vaccinating for COVID-19 using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
  • Dec 8 Former Israeli space security chief Haim Eshed says Aliens and a Galactic Federation exist and Donald Trump knows about it, in article published in the Jerusalem Post
  • Dec 9 United Arab Emirates is the first country to authorize China's Sinopharm vaccine for COVID-19 saying it is 86% effective
  • Dec 9 Canada approves the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19
  • Dec 11 European Union leaders agree to cut net carbon emissions by 55% in the next decade
  • Dec 11 America's FDA authorizes the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
  • Dec 11 US Supreme Court rejects lawsuit by Texas to overturn Jo Biden's election in four battleground states, endorsed by 17 Republican attorney generals
  • Dec 11 Gunmen storm a school in Kankara, Katsina state, northern Nigeria, kidnapping more than 300 students (Boko Haram later claims responsibility)
  • Dec 11 First same-sex civil union registered in Bolivia after a two-year legal battle by activists

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 Chinese leader Xi Jinping says the country will reduce its carbon intensity by 65% by 2030

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 UN Chief Antonio Guterres urges world's leaders to declare "climate emergency" to avoid catastrophic global warning on 5th anniversary of Paris Climate Accord

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres

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