Timeline of 2020

Timeline of 2020

Sarah DeLille, Writer

This year has been crazy, and I don’t think any of us truly understand how much has happened this year. I decided to make a timeline of major events that have happened in 2020 so far this year. 


 Sep. 2019-Feb. 25, 2020: Australia wildfires burn 47 million acres of land.

January 6: United States drone strikes Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, killing him and causing tensions to rise between Iran and the U.S.

January 8: Iran launches missiles at Iraqi bases with American personnel. 

January 8: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decide to step down from the royal family. 

January 11: China reported 1st Covid-19 death.

January 16: President Donald Trump gets impeached by the House of Representatives.

January 20: The first person in the United states was diagnosed with Covid-19.

January 26: Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash.

January 29: The White House creates a Covid-19 task force.

February 2: The Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV. 

February 4:Due to a faulty app the Iowa Caucus results were delayed until almost a month later.

February 11: WHO (World Health Organization) names the Coronavirus, Covid-19.

February 23: Ahmaud Arebery, a young black man, was  killed by 2 white men.

February 29: The first official Covid-19 death is announced. 

March 1: Pete Buttigieg drops out of the election. 

March 4: Michael Bloomberg drops out of the election.

March 5: Elizabeth Warren drops out of the election.

March 11: WHO (World Health Organization) declare Covid-19 a pandemic.

March 11: Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years of prision. 

March 11: The NBA delays their season after players test positive for Covid-19.

March 13: Trump declares national emergency due to covid-19.

March 13: Breonna Taylor is shot and killed in her home by police officers.

March 20: Coronavirus death toll passes 10,000 people.

March 20: Illinois mandates a stay at home order.

March 24: The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics get postponed. 

March 27: House and Senate pass coronavirus relief bill and stimulus bill. 

April 2: Global covid-19 cases surpass 1 million.

April 5: White House recommends all people wear masks when leaving their house.

April 8: Bernie Sanders drops out of the election. 

April 9: The state of New York has more covid cases than any country in the world.

April 10: The U.S. is the first country to have 2,000 Covid-19 deaths in 1 day.

April 15: Armed protesters in Michigan protest Covid-19 regulations. 

April 24: The U.S. surpasses 50,000 Covid-19 deaths.

April 27: The pentagon released 3 videos of UFOs taken by Navy pilots. 

May 4: Murder hornets were discovered in Washington. 

May 8: Unemployment hits 14.7%.

May 25: George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

May 26: Protests begin in Minneapolis. 

May 27: Protests begin in cities all over the country including Memphis and Los Angeles.

May 28: Covid-19 cases in the U.S. pass 100,000.

May 28: The Governor of Minnesota activated the National Guard. 

May 29: One of the officers that killed George Floyd was arrested.

May 31: Many large cities adopted curfew orders to try and stop rioting and looting.

June 4: Buffalo officers suspended after shoving protester causing him to hit his head.

June 10: The U.S. is the first country to reach 2 million Covid-19 cases.

June 20: Trump rally in Tulsa fails due to low attendance.

June 28: The global Covid-19 cases passed over 10 million.

July 13: Airstrike hit Yemen, killing 7 children. 

August 10: A huge storm, with up to 100 mph winds, hits the midwest.

August 12:Joe Biden announces running mate Kamala Harris.

August 16: Covid-19 deaths passed 170,000.

August 23: Jacob Blake, an unarmed black man was shot by the police.

August 24: The FDA allows plasma as a treatment for Covid-19.

August 24: Protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin for the death of Jacob Blake.

August 24: Adviser to the president, Kellyanne Conway, resigns.

August 25: Hurricane Marco makes landfall in Mississippi and Laura is still behind it.  

August 31: The U.S. reaches 6 million Coronavirus cases.

September 10: Wildfires start in california, burning 3.2 million acres.

September 16: Hurricane Sally hits downtown Pensacola, Fl.