Reflect on the year 2020

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Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Reporter

The year 2020 has been unpredictable to say the least. For many it is hard to even imagine that we are less than two months away from starting a new year. These past ten months have been packed with unusual and tragic moments. From a global pandemic, to award shows, protests, giant hornets, and masks. With all of these events occuring, it can be hard to keep up with everything happening in the world, so here is a recap of some of what has happened in the past 10 months. 

 

  • The COVID-19 virus begins spreading around Wuhan, China and the world (January)
  • Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant die in a tragic helicopter accident (January)
  • Donald Trump is acquitted from his impeachment trial (February)
  • The Academy Awards take place with the movie “Parasite” winning big in multiple categories (February)
  • The democratic debates continue to take place with the first one-on-one debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders (March)
  • The NCAA March Madness basketball tournament is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic (March)
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the stock market has its worst single-day drop ever (March)
  • Face masks become a more common sight in public due to the pandemic (April)
  • Rumors begin to arise that Kim Jong Un has died (May)
  • Protests begin in Georgia due to the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging in his neighborhood back in February (May)
  • Joe Biden reaches the number of required delegates to become the presidential nominee for the democratic party (June)
  • More protests take place due to the murder of George Floyd after a police officer was recorded kneeling on his neck for as long as eight minutes (June)
  • Confederate statues are destroyed and defaced as people petition to have them removed (July)
  • More people continue to protest in order to keep DACA and allow dreamers to continue to study and live in the United States (July)
  • Jeffrey Epstein’s girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, is arrested on sex-trafficking charges (August)
  • Giant, two inch, “killer hornets” arrive in the United States which can wipe out bee colonies in hours (August)
  • A massive explosion occurs in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut due to the detonation of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate (August)
  • Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris to run as the Vice President for the Democratic Party (August)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at the age of 87 (September)
  • Trump tests positive for COVID-19 (October)

 

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