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Looking Back on 2020

With 2020 coming to an end, it’s time to reflect on what the world has gone through. The year has been a rollercoaster of events, with many wishing to hit the fast forward button. Below are listed key events that occurred for each month over the course of the year

Jamie Kim

January 26

On this day, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant were among those who died in a helicopter crash in Calabases, CA. A week earlier, the House of Rep. vote to impeach President Trump.

February 2

The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Florida. Until this day, the Chiefs hadn’t won the Super Bowl since 1970.

March 13

President Trump declares COVID-19 a national emergency, and on the same day, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky.

April 5

The White House recommends that all people wear masks in public to stop the spread of COVID-19. The
U.S. became the first country to report 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day.

May 25

The U.S. unemployment rate hits 14.7 percent. George Floyd is killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sparking protests against police brutality and racial injustice. The Black Lives Matter movement ensued.

June 6

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement peaks as nearly half a million people turn out in 550 places in the US to participate in protests. According to crowd- counting experts and scholars, BLM became the largest movement in the country’s history.

July 20

Asian Giant Hornets, also known as “murder hornets,” were found in the Pacific Northwest. Three nests were already living in Washington State as well. This deadly species can wipe out entire bee colonies within hours.

August 28

Actor Chadwick Boseman dies at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. His death shocked
fans worldwide, since Boseman starred in several blockbuster films while keeping his diagnosis private.
The California Wildfires spawn a week later, with millions having to evacuate their homes and the fires
consuming over four millions acres.

September 18

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at the age of 87. She was the second-ever woman to be appointed to the high court and was an unrelenting trailblazer for gender equality.

October/November

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19. Joe Biden wins the presidential election, becoming the 46th President Elect of the United States, along with his Vice President Kamala Harris, who made history by becoming the first woman and person of color as VP.

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