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British Regnal year 68  Eliz. 2   69  Eliz. 2
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4716 or 4656
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4717 or 4657
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Ethiopian calendar 2012–2013
Hebrew calendar 5780–5781
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2076–2077
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Javanese calendar 1953–1954
Juche calendar 109
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4353
Minguo calendar ROC 109
Nanakshahi calendar 552
Thai solar calendar 2563
Tibetan calendar 阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
2146 or 1765 or 993
(male Iron-Rat)
2147 or 1766 or 994
Unix time 1577836800 – 1609459199

2020 (MMXX) is the current year, and is 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, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s decade.


2020 has been designated as Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization. [1] The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. [2] 2020 has been designated as International Year of Sound by the International Commission for Acoustics. [3]




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Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis Iraqi military commander

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Events pertaining to world affairs in 2020, national politics, public policy, government, world economics, and international business, that took place in various nations, regions, organizations, around the world in 2020.

Events in 2020 pertaining to politics and government in the United States.

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The funeral of Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was held from 4 to 7 January 2020 in some cities in Iraq and Iran – including Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf, Ahvaz, Mashhad, Tehran, Qom, and his hometown Kerman. The funeral ceremony of Soleimani in Tehran was described as "the largest in Iran since the funeral of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini", founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in 1989.

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Events in the year 2020 in Japan.

2020 Baghdad International Airport airstrike U.S. dronestrike killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani

On 3 January 2020, a United States drone strike near the Baghdad International Airport targeted and killed Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Soleimani was commander of the Quds Force, which has been deemed a terrorist organization by the U.S., Canada, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and was considered the second most powerful person of Iran. Nine others were killed alongside Soleimani, including the deputy chairman of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and commander of Kata'ib Hezbollah, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was listed as a terrorist in the United Arab Emirates and in the U.S.

Events in the year 2020 in Iraq.

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Operation Martyr Soleimani Iranian missile attack on U.S. led coalition forces in Iraq

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This articles lists events from the year 2020 in Oman.


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  71. Sir Roger Scruton, conservative philosopher, dies at 75
  72. Fallece la prolífica y comprometida escritora Isabel-Clara Simó a los 76 años (in Spanish)
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  74. Christopher, le fils de J.R.R. Tolkien, s'est éteint dans le Var à l'âge de 95 ans (in French)
  75. Muere a los 93 años ‘el Caimán’ Sánchez, leyenda del arco de la Selección Colombia (in Spanish)
  76. Il calcio piange Pietro Anastasi: fu un simbolo della Juve negli Anni 70 (in Italian)
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  83. ÖFB-Legende „Turl“ Wagner 92-jährig verstorben! (in German)
  84. Rapid-Legende Alfred Körner ist tot (in German)
  85. Schriftstellerin Gudrun Pausewang ist tot (in German)
  86. Preminuo Duje Bonačić, najstariji hrvatski olimpijac i osvajač zlatne olimpijske medalje 1952. u Helsinkiju (in Croatian)
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  98. Spanish Writer-Director Jose Luis Cuerda Dies at 72
  99. Kenya's former President Daniel arap Moi dies aged 95
  100. Biochemist and Nobel Prize winner Stanley Cohen dies in Nashville at age 97
  101. Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Icon and Spartacus Star, Dies at 103
  102. Pablo Escobar's former hitman "Popeye" has died at 57 cbsnews.com
  103. Veteran actor Orson Bean, 91, struck and killed by vehicle in Venice, friends say
  104. Chinese Doctor Who Issued Early Warning on Virus Dies
  105. Albanian music icon Nexhmije Pagarusha dies at the age of 86
  106. 'Wild Wild West' star Robert Conrad dead at 84
  107. 조선황실 마지막 옹주 이해원씨 별세 고종의 손녀, 의친왕의 차녀, 노환으로 향년 103세에 세상 떠나 (in Korean)
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