Covid-19 is the biggest story of the year and perhaps the century.
Bushfires rage throughout Australia. Starting in September 2019 and ending in February, the fires spread to at least 46 million acres of land. The death is toll at 33 and homes lost is at 2,680. An estimated 1.25 billion animals were killed.
Indonesian capital, Jakarta, received 15 in of rain overnight, leading to flash floods. An estimated 60,000 have been displaced and the death toll stand at 66. Some parts of the city reported water at 4 meters high.
An American missile strike in Iraq kills Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani. The action sparked a missile attack on a US military base in Iraq with no casualties. During Solemeimani’s funeral procession, a stampede killed at least 56 people and injured more than 200.
2020 Democratic Primaries – Candidates and suspended campaign dates. Only the candidates who withdrew during primaries.
- Joe Biden – Presumptive nominee
- Bernie Sanders – April 8th
- Tulsi Gabbard – March 19th
- Elizabeth Warren – March 5th
- Michael Bloomberg – March 4th
- Amy Klobuchar – March 2nd
- Pete Buttigieg – March 1st
- Tom Steyer – February 29th
- Deval Patrick – February 12th
- Michael Bennet – February 11th
- Andrew Yang – February 11th
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decide to step back from royal duties. renouncing titles and royal funds.
A Ukranian aircraft with 176 pasengers on board crashes departing a flight from Iran. Investigations concluded that an Iranian surface-to-air missile fired by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was to blame. There were no survivors.
The United Kingdom formally withdraws from the EU. Brexit was launched in 2016.
Hearings and failure to impeach President Donald Trump.
Death of Kobe Bryant along with his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash in California.
Boeing 737 MAX grounds its new planes after two airplane accidents
Boy Scouts of America files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after sexual assault lawsuits
Turkey opens its borders to Syrian refugees and will let them pass through to Europe.
139 new minor planets are discovered beyond Neptune
Picture Selection: A picture of a microscopic virus due to Covid-19 which will forever change our world.