Savannah Holgado, Tenzing Chosang, and Katelyn Burns‘ top picks of unforgettable events that made 2020…2020.
1. Amy Barrett was chosen to become the next member of the Supreme Court
The sad passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought much shock and sorrow across our nation. After much national debate on whether or not to elect a new Supreme Court Justice during Trump’s last few months in office, it was decided that Amy Coney Barett, a controversial nominee, would become a Justice.
2. US stock market crash
Covid-19 took the US stock market by surprise. Due to the rapid spread of Covid-19, world trade was put to a halt which led the the US stock market going downhill. Many people lost millions of dollars and the economy started to go down. By the beginning of February to April this crash was known to be the fastest fall in the global stock markets.
3. Biden and Kamala elected into office
In the year 2020 Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected into office. Joe Biden, the former vice president under Obama and senator from Delaware, defeated president Trump in the 2020 election. He had stood with the democratic side along with vice president Kamala Harris who was the first woman of color to become vice president.
The spread of COVID-19 is a coronavirus that has caused many deaths worldwide. Its origins had started in Wuhan, China where many of the people started to become ill, but as the disease had started to spread across its boards it then led to the beginning of a pandemic. With this outbreak it had brought a big impact for the year of 2020.
5. BLM protest
Many people had participated in the social movement, Black Lives Matter protest in 2020 where people were advocating to prevent non-violent disobedience against incidents of George Floyd. The impact that it had made in 2020 had caused many protests and riots where millions of people had participated in. With this movement it had helped to defund the police and to invest into black communities and other response models.
6. Trump tests positive for COVID-19
On October 2, 2020 President Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. The protocol for this was that the president was to now isolate and recover from the deadly virus that he had become diagnosed with. How Trump had gotten the virus it is almost impossible to pinpoint how he caught the virus since he had interacted with many different people.
7. Australian Wildfires
A small bushfire in June 2019 in Australia had then led to a massive fire spread to continue till May of 2020. With this fire at play it had caused 46,050,750 acres to be burned and its cost of this fire exceeded to over $103 billion. Many of the wildlife had lost their habitat because of the fire and it had placed them in a tight situation. With many firemen risking their lives to save the habitat they all worked very hard to save the habitat.
8. Inspiring people’s deaths (Kobe, Chadwick Boseman, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
In 2020 death’s such as Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were devastating news brought to the people of the world. Kobe Bryant was a american professional basketball player that had played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Chadwick Boesman was a American actor that had played roles in many movies and shows, but one movie that he was known for was Blank Panther. Ruther Bader Ginsburg was a former associate justice of the supreme court of the United states. All of these deaths were tragic news to many and they inspired in many ways, and now they will be forever remembered as great and amazing people.
9. Lebanon Explosion
After years of negligence, about 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate in the port of Beirut detonated due to a fire, causing one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. The devastating explosion resulted in over 190 deaths, 6,000 injuries, billions of dollars worth of damage, and renewed scrutiny into a dysfunctional and corrupt Lebanese government.
10. Many states on lockdown due to covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many states to take aggressive public health measures, including mask mandates, business closures, social distancing, and overall lockdowns, in order to confront the virus. Many states are currently reimposing earlier restrictions that had been lifted during the summer as coronavirus cases rise to new highs this fall. Unemployment is still worse than pre-pandemic levels as the pandemic has caused many businesses to lay-off or furlough workers.