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Gregorian calendar 2020
MMXX
Ab urbe condita 2773
Armenian calendar 1469
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԹ
Assyrian calendar 6770
Bahá'í calendar 176–177
Balinese saka calendar 1941–1942
Bengali calendar 1427
Berber calendar 2970
British Regnal year 68  Eliz. 2   69  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2564
Burmese calendar 1382
Byzantine calendar 7528–7529
Chinese calendar 己亥(Earth  Pig)
4716 or 4656
     to 
庚子年 (Metal  Rat)
4717 or 4657
Coptic calendar 1736–1737
Discordian calendar 3186
Ethiopian calendar 2012–2013
Hebrew calendar 5780–5781
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2076–2077
 - Shaka Samvat 1941–1942
 - Kali Yuga 5120–5121
Holocene calendar 12020
Igbo calendar 1020–1021
Iranian calendar 1398–1399
Islamic calendar 1441–1442
Japanese calendar Reiwa 2
(令和2年)
Javanese calendar 1953–1954
Juche calendar 109
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4353
Minguo calendar ROC 109
民國109年
Nanakshahi calendar 552
Thai solar calendar 2563
Tibetan calendar 阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
2146 or 1765 or 993
     to 
阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
2147 or 1766 or 994
Unix time 1577836800 – 1609459199

2020 (MMXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2020th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 20th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s decade.

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2020 was heavily defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to global social and economic disruption, mass cancellations and postponements of events, worldwide lockdowns and the largest economic recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. [1] Geospatial World also called it "the worst year in terms of climate change" in part due to major climate disasters worldwide, including major bushfires in Australia and the western United States, as well as extreme tropical cyclone activity affecting large parts of North America. [2] A United Nations progress report published in December 2020 indicated that none of the international Sustainable Development Goals for 2020 were achieved. [3] The year was also nominated by Time magazine to be one of "the worst years to be alive" in modern history. [4]

2020 was declared the "International Year of Plant Health" by the United Nations [5] and "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" by the World Health Organization. [6]

Events

January

Mourners at the funeral of Qasem Soleimani who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Funeral of Qasem Soleimani, Tehran, Mehr 08.jpg
Mourners at the funeral of Qasem Soleimani who was killed by a U.S. drone strike
Flight 752 shot down by the Iranian IGRC Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (10).jpg
Flight 752 shot down by the Iranian IGRC
COVID-19 pandemic's first outbreak in Wuhan, China Citizens of Wuhan lining up outside of a drug store to buy masks during the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.jpg
COVID-19 pandemic's first outbreak in Wuhan, China

February

March

April

Worldwide governments implement lockdowns and social distancing measures to battle the COVID-19 pandemic Kloof & Long street billboard 20200401 140037.jpg
Worldwide governments implement lockdowns and social distancing measures to battle the COVID-19 pandemic

May

Protests against the murder of George Floyd turned into widespread unrest globally A man stands on a burned out car on Thursday morning as fires burn behind him in the Lake St area of Minneapolis, Minnesota (49945886467).jpg
Protests against the murder of George Floyd turned into widespread unrest globally
SpaceX launches the first crewed flight of the Crew Dragon, the first spaceflight launched from the United States since the final Space Shuttle mission Crew Dragon Demo-2 Bob and Doug.jpg
SpaceX launches the first crewed flight of the Crew Dragon, the first spaceflight launched from the United States since the final Space Shuttle mission

June

July

August

The 2020 Beirut explosion damaged a large part of the city Damages after 2020 Beirut explosions 1.jpg
The 2020 Beirut explosion damaged a large part of the city

September

Nagorno-Karabakh War Results of Ganja Attacks (October, 2020) 06.jpg
Nagorno-Karabakh War

October

November

December

Date unknown

During the summer of 2020, the worst drought in almost a decade hits the Western, Midwestern and Northeastern United States. [341]

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Deaths

Deaths
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January

Qasem Soleimani Qasem Soleimani with Zolfaghar Order (cropped).jpg
Qasem Soleimani
Neil Peart NeilPeart (cropped).JPG
Neil Peart
Qaboos bin Said Omani Qaboos bin Said Al Said (cropped).jpg
Qaboos bin Said
Terry Jones Terry Jones Monty Python O2 Arena (cropped).jpg
Terry Jones
Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant 2015 (cropped).jpg
Kobe Bryant

February

Daniel arap Moi Daniel arap Moi 1979b.jpg
Daniel arap Moi
Kirk Douglas Kirk douglas photo signed.JPG
Kirk Douglas
Katherine Johnson Katherine Johnson 1983.jpg
Katherine Johnson
Hosni Mubarak Hosni Mubarak ritratto.jpg
Hosni Mubarak
Freeman Dyson Freeman Dyson (2005).jpg
Freeman Dyson

March

Javier Perez de Cuellar Javier Perez de Cuellar (1982).jpg
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
Max von Sydow Max von Sydow Cannes 2016.jpg
Max von Sydow
Betty Williams Betty Williams, Women's World Awards 2009 c.jpg
Betty Williams
Kenny Rogers KennyRogers0042-rededit.jpg
Kenny Rogers
Manolis Glezos Manolis Glezos with LAE 2.jpg
Manolis Glezos

April

Honor Blackman Honor Blackman 2000.jpg
Honor Blackman
Mahmoud Jibril Mahmoud Jibril (World Economic Forum Special Meeting 2011).jpg
Mahmoud Jibril
Luis Sepulveda Luis Sepulveda 2014 (cropped).jpg
Luis Sepúlveda
Florian Schneider Florian Schneider headshot.JPG
Florian Schneider
Irrfan Khan The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil presenting the Padma Shri Award to Shri Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan, at an Investiture Ceremony II, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 01, 2011 (cropped).jpg
Irrfan Khan
Giacomo dalla Torre FraGiacomoDallaTorre (cropped).jpg
Giacomo dalla Torre

May

Millie Small Millie Small (1964).jpg
Millie Small
Little Richard Little Richard 1957 (crop).jpg
Little Richard
Adolfo Nicolas AdolfoNicolas.jpg
Adolfo Nicolás
Oliver E. Williamson Nobel Prize 2009-Press Conference KVA-42.jpg
Oliver E. Williamson
Stanley Ho Stanleyho2006.jpg
Stanley Ho

June

Pierre Nkurunziza Pierre Nkurunziza 2014 press conference (cropped).jpg
Pierre Nkurunziza
Sushant Singh Rajput Sushant Singh Rajput (cropped).jpg
Sushant Singh Rajput
Dame Vera Lynn Vera Lynn (1962).jpg
Dame Vera Lynn
Sir Ian Holm Ian Holm.jpg
Sir Ian Holm
Carl Reiner Carl Reiner 1960 still.jpg
Carl Reiner

July

Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone Cannes 2007 (cropped).jpg
Ennio Morricone
Zizi Jeanmaire Zizi Jeanmaire (1963).jpg
Zizi Jeanmaire
Benjamin Mkapa Benjamin Mkapa 2010-05-07.jpg
Benjamin Mkapa
Peter Green Fleetwood Mac peter green.jpg
Peter Green
Dame Olivia de Havilland Olivia DeHavilland-2.JPG
Dame Olivia de Havilland
Owen Arthur Arthurowen.jpg
Owen Arthur
Lee Teng-hui Zong Tong Li Deng Hui Xian Sheng Yu Zhao  (Guo Min Da Hui Shi Lu ).jpg
Lee Teng-hui

August

John Hume John Hume 2008.jpg
John Hume
Frances Allen Allen mg 2528-3750K-b.jpg
Frances Allen
Chadwick Boseman Chadwick Boseman by Gage Skidmore July 2017 (cropped).jpg
Chadwick Boseman
Pranab Mukherjee Pranab Mukherjee Portrait (cropped).jpg
Pranab Mukherjee

September

Diana Rigg Diana Rigg 1973 Cropped.jpg
Diana Rigg
Moussa Traore Moussa Traore (1989) (cropped).jpg
Moussa Traoré
John Turner Turner 1968 cropped.jpg
John Turner
Arthur Ashkin Arthur Ashkin EM1B5678 (44417135450).jpg
Arthur Ashkin
Juliette Greco Juliette Greco voor het programma Domino in de Cinebone Studio in Duivendrecht, Bestanddeelnr 914-9574 (cropped).jpg
Juliette Gréco
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Sheikh Sabah IV (cropped).jpg
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

October

Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen (Cropped).jpg
Eddie Van Halen
Mario Molina Mario Molina 1c389 8385 (cropped).jpg
Mario Molina
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri portrait (cropped) (2).png
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri
Sir Sean Connery Sean Connery (1983).jpg
Sir Sean Connery

November

Amadou Toumani Toure Amadou Toure cropped.jpg
Amadou Toumani Touré
Masatoshi Koshiba Masatoshi Koshiba 2002 (headshot).jpg
Masatoshi Koshiba
Jerry Rawlings Jerry Rawlings (headshot).jpg
Jerry Rawlings
Soumitra Chatterjee Soumitra Chatterjee - Kolkata 2011-05-09 2865 (headshot).JPG
Soumitra Chatterjee
Irinej Patrijarh Irinej na obelezavanju 70. godisnjice Novosadske racije (1) (cropped).JPG
Irinej
Diego Maradona Maradona 2010-1.jpg
Diego Maradona

December

Valery Giscard d'Estaing Valery Giscard d'Estaing 1978(2).jpg
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
Tabare Vazquez Visita Oficial del Presidente de Uruguay 2 (cropped).jpg
Tabaré Vázquez
Kim Ki-duk Kim Ki-duk at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (cropped).jpg
Kim Ki-duk
Jack Steinberger Jack-Steinberger-2008 (headshot).JPG
Jack Steinberger
Pierre Buyoya Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg
Pierre Buyoya
Pierre Cardin Pierre Cardin (headshot).jpg
Pierre Cardin

Nobel Prizes

Nobel medal Nobel medal.png
Nobel medal

Related Research Articles

2021 (MMXXI) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2021st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 21st year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2020s decade.

COVID-19 pandemic Ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The novel virus was first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019; a lockdown in Wuhan and other cities in surrounding Hubei failed to contain the outbreak, and it quickly spread to other parts of mainland China and around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Multiple variants of the virus have emerged and become dominant in many countries since 2021, with the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta variants being the most virulent. As of 19 November 2021, more than 256 million cases and 5.13 million deaths have been confirmed, making the pandemic one of the deadliest in history.

COVID-19 pandemic in Europe Ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic in Europe

The first case in Europe was confirmed in Bordeaux, France, on 24 January 2020.

COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom Ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic in the UK

The COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019. The virus reached the UK in late January 2020. As of 11 November 2021, there had been 9,637,190 confirmed cases and 143,999 deaths among people who had recently tested positive – the world's 26th highest death rate by population, the most overall cases, and the second-highest death toll in Europe after Russia. There has been some disparity between the outbreak's severity in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – health-care in the UK is a devolved matter. Each constituent country has its own publicly-funded healthcare system operated by devolved governments.

COVID-19 pandemic in Australia Ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic in Australia

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COVID-19 pandemic in the State of Palestine Viral pandemic in Palestine

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COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea Ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic in Papua New Guinea

The COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The virus was confirmed to have reached Papua New Guinea on 20 March 2020. On 4 May 2020, Papua New Guinea was declared COVID-19 free. However, on 20 June, the government confirmed another case of COVID-19, meaning that the disease was present again within the country.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Eswatini is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Eswatini in March 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Tanzania is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Tanzania in March 2020.

COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe Ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic in Zimbabwe

The COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 .The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Zimbabwe in March 2020. Some of Zimbabwe's provinces, especially Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland East, also struggled with a malaria outbreak at the same time. Though malaria is treatable, the healthcare system faces drug shortages and increased strain with the spread of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Saint Lucia is part of the ongoing global viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was confirmed to have reached Saint Lucia on 13 March 2020. As of 4 November 2021, there are a total of 12,675 confirmed cases, of which 12,094 have recovered and 260 deaths have occurred.

COVID-19 pandemic in Belize Ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic in Belize

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COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland Ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic in Scotland

The COVID-19 pandemic was first confirmed to have spread to Scotland on 1 March 2020 with the positive COVID-19 test of a male Tayside resident who had recently travelled between Scotland and northern Italy. The first reported case of community transmission was on 11 March 2020 and the first reported coronavirus death in Scotland was on 13 March 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Isle of Man is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached the British crown dependency of the Isle of Man on 19 March 2020, when a man returning from Spain via Liverpool tested positive. Community transmission was first confirmed on 22 March on the island.

British government response to the COVID-19 pandemic UK government response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Government have introduced various public health and economic measures to mitigate its impact. Devolution has meant that the four nations' administrative responses to the pandemic have differed; the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and the Northern Ireland Executive have produced different policies to those that apply in England. Numerous laws have been introduced throughout the crisis.

The following is a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada:

COVID-19 vaccination in the United Kingdom Immunisation against COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccination programme in the United Kingdom is an ongoing mass immunisation campaign for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. The UK's vaccination rollout was the world's first mass immunisation programme for the disease when it began on 8 December 2020 after Margaret Keenan received her first dose of two. As of 6 October 2021, 49,068,705 first doses and 45,078,529 second doses of a vaccine had been administered across the UK.

COVID-19 misinformation by governments Disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic propagated by officials of a government

During the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, many people began to spread false or un-confirmed data and information. This included politicians and other government officials from administrations in several countries. Misinformation about the virus includes its origin, how it spreads, and methods of preventing and curing the disease. Some downplayed the threat of the pandemic, and made false statements about preventative measures, death rates and testing within their own countries. Some have also spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. Changing policies also created confusion and contributed to the spread of misinformation. For example, the World Health Organization (WHO) originally discouraged use of face masks by the general public in early 2020, advising "If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection," although the WHO later changed their advice to encourage public wearing of face masks.

Timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom (January–June 2021) Daily UK events related to the pandemic in 2021

The following is a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom from January 2021 to June 2021.

History of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom

This article outlines the history of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. Though later reporting indicated that there may have been some cases dating from late 2019, COVID-19 was confirmed to be spreading in the UK by the end of January 2020. The country was initially relatively slow implementing restrictions but a legally enforced stay-at-home order had been introduced by late March. Restrictions were steadily eased across the UK in late spring and early summer that year.

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