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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
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4717 or 4657
Coptic calendar1736–1737
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Javanese calendar1953–1954
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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 of the 1930s.[1] 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.[2] A United Nations progress report published in December 2020 indicated that none of the international Sustainable Development Goals for 2020 were achieved.[3] 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."[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
Flight 752 shot down by the Iranian IGRC
COVID-19 pandemic's first outbreak in Wuhan, China

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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

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The 2020 Beirut explosion damaged a large part of the city

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

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Date unknown

During the summer of 2020, the worst drought in almost a decade hits the Western, Midwestern and Northeastern United States.[386]

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