Even though it seemed like everything was cancelled in 2020, we did have a lot of newsworthy events take place. Here is a breakdown by month...

January:

  • The year kicked off with some of the worst wildfires in Australia’s history, destroying over 12 million acres of land.
  • COVID reared its head in January. The very first case in the U.S. was confirmed on January 21st. A Washington State man who had travelled from the city of Wuhan in China, where it all started tested positive
  • The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began.
  • 41 year old basketball icon Kobe Bryant, his 13 year old daughter Gianna and seven others died in a tragic helicopter accident.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their intention to step down from the royal family.
  • ‌A heart attack took actor and screenwriter Buck Henry at the age of 89.

February:

  • February was consumed with the impeachment of President Donald Trump by the House. He was eventually acquitted by the Senate of charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
  • February 2nd: The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in a stunning Super Bowl comeback.
  • February 3rd: The U.S. declared a Public Health Emergency.
  • February 11th: The WHO says the disease will be officially known as COVID-19.
  • February 29th: Officials in Washington state note the first coronavirus death in the U.S.
  • Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary.
  • Three-time Oscar nominee Kirk Douglas passed away at the age of 103.
  • While walking in Venice, CA, two cars struck and killed 91 year old Orson Bean.
  • Actor Robert Conrad died at the age of 84 from heart failure.

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LOOK: Just some of the photos that capture the historic year that was 2020