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2020

Collage of various events and cultural symbols that defined 2020
Millennium: 3rd millennium
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Arts
Animation (Anime) – ArchitectureComicsFilm (Horror, Science fiction) – Home video – Literature (Poetry) – Music (Classical, Country, Hip hop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Rock, UK, US, Korea) – Radio – Photo – TelevisionVideo games
Politics and government
ElectionsInternational leadersSovereign states
Sovereign state leadersTerritorial governors
Science and technology
ArchaeologyBiotechnologyComputingPalaeontologyQuantum computing and communicationSenescence research – Space/Astronomy – SpaceflightSustainable energy research
Environment and environmental sciences
Birding/OrnithologyClimate changeWeather
Transportation
AviationRail transportTransportation technology
Sports
American footballAssociation footballAthletics (sport)BadmintonBaseballBasketballChessCombat sportsCricketCyclingGolfIce hockey – Rugby union – Swimming – Tennis – Volleyball
By place
AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAntarctica – Antigua and Barbuda – ArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBangladeshThe BahamasBahrainBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazil – Brunei – BulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaColombiaCosta RicaComorosCongoD.R. CongoCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmark – Djibouti – DominicaDominican Republic – East Timor – EcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaEswatiniEquatorial GuineaFijiFinlandFranceGabon – The Gambia – GeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreece – Grenada – GuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberia LiechtensteinLibyaLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMadagascarMarshall IslandsMalawiMalaysia – Maldives – MaliMaltaMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNauruNamibiaNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorth KoreaNorth MacedoniaNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalQatarRomaniaRussiaRwanda – Saint Kitts and Nevis – Saint Lucia – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – SamoaSan Marino – São Tomé and Príncipe – Saudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSomaliaSomalilandSouth AfricaSolomon IslandsSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatu – Vatican City – VenezuelaVietnamYemenZambiaZimbabwe
Other topics
Religious leaders
Birth and death categories
BirthsDeaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
EstablishmentsDisestablishments
Works and introductions categories
WorksIntroductions
Works entering the public domain
2020 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2020
MMXX
Ab urbe condita2773
Armenian calendar1469
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԹ
Assyrian calendar6770
Baháʼí calendar176–177
Balinese saka calendar1941–1942
Bengali calendar1427
Berber calendar2970
British Regnal year68 Eliz. 2 – 69 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2564
Burmese calendar1382
Byzantine calendar7528–7529
Chinese calendar己亥年 (Earth Pig)
4716 or 4656
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4717 or 4657
Coptic calendar1736–1737
Discordian calendar3186
Ethiopian calendar2012–2013
Hebrew calendar5780–5781
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2076–2077
 - Shaka Samvat1941–1942
 - Kali Yuga5120–5121
Holocene calendar12020
Igbo calendar1020–1021
Iranian calendar1398–1399
Islamic calendar1441–1442
Japanese calendarReiwa 2
(令和2年)
Javanese calendar1953–1954
Juche calendar109
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4353
Minguo calendarROC 109
民國109年
Nanakshahi calendar552
Thai solar calendar2563
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 time1577836800 – 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.

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 in the 1930s. Geospatial World also called 2020 "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. A United Nations progress report published in December 2020 indicated that none of the international Sustainable Development Goals for 2020 were achieved. Time magazine used its fifth ever Red X cover to declare 2020 "the worst year ever", although the cover article itself did not go as far, instead saying "There have been worse years in U.S. history, and certainly worse years in world history, but most of us alive today have seen nothing like this one."

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

Events

January

Mourners at the funeral of Qasem Soleimani who was killed by a U.S. drone strike
Flight 752 shot down by the Iranian IGRC
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

May

Protests against the murder of George Floyd turned into widespread unrest in the US.
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

September

Nagorno-Karabakh War: Destruction in Ganja after an Armenian missile attack.

October

November

Tigray War: Mekelle is bombed by the Ethiopian federal government.

December

The Indian farmers' protest was one of the largest in the nation's history.

Date unknown

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

Births

Deaths

Deaths
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Nobel Prizes

Nobel medal

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