Top 10 Biggest Events of the Year 2020

We’re just barely over 2 weeks into 2020 and a lot has already happened, so in this list, I’ll be going over those things.

The Top Ten Biggest Events of the Year 2020

1 A new planet is discovered

I thought hundreds of new planets were discovered every year is there something that makes this one particularly important? - Powell

In 2019, when Wolf Cukier finished his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, he joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, as a summer intern. His job was to examine variations in star brightness captured by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and uploaded to the Planet Hunters TESS citizen science project.

Shortly into his time with NASA, the 17 year old discovered what he originally thought was a stellar eclipse, but it turned out to be a planet. The planet is known as TOI 700 d, and it is the first planet to have 2 suns.

Source: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/exoplanets.nasa.gov/news/1619/discovery-alert-high-school-student-finds-a-world-with-two-suns.amp - 3DG20

2 Neil Peart from Rush dies

On January 7, 2020, Neil Peart, best known as the drummer for the Canadian rock band Rush, passed away from cancer at age 67. - 3DG20

3 Iranian General is killed by American airstrike
4 World War 3 trending
5 Virginia Becomes the 38th and Final State Needed to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment
6 Trump was reportedly 'verbally and emotionally abusive' toward former Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
7 WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, The Rock's Father, Dies at 75
8 Russian government resigns, announces PM Medvedev, following President Putin's State-of-the-Nation Address
9 Extended support ends for Windows 7

This sucks. Windows 7 was a good Windows. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

10 Netflix Accused Of Funnelling $430M Of International Profits Into Tax Havens

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11 The Launch of Byte

When Vine was launched, it gained a lot of usage from millions. It was an app with 6 second looping videos. Unfortunately Twitter killed it off after 4 years. TikTok (which has 15-60 second looping videos) seemed to try replacing it though it failed at that. Thankfully the original creator practically brought it back with Byte, a new app with looping videos also 6 seconds long & has monetization which is a key part to why a lack of led to Vine shutting down. R.I.P. Vine 2013-2017 & welcome back (Byte). - SamanthaRosie

12 Super Bowl LIV: San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Super Bowl LIV was the 54th super bowl game ever. It was held in Miami, Florida, & it was a game of the San Francisco 49ers & the Kansas City Chiefs. Yet Kansas won for the 1st time in 50 YEARS! What a moment of a generation! - SamanthaRosie

13 Kirk Douglas Dies

Crazy how he lived to 103! RIP Kirk Douglas. - 3DG20

14 Raphaël Coleman Dies

Raphaël Coleman was known for playing Eric Brown on Nanny McPhee & was a global climate activist. He entertained children, families & inspired the world to make it better. He died suddenly after collapsing during his run. He was 25. R.I.P. Raphaël Coleman 1994-2020. - SamanthaRosie

15 Richard Maponya Dies

The leader who helped the black community business in South Africa, Richard Maponya, has died after a brief illness. He was 99. R.I.P. Richard Maponya 1921-2020. - SamanthaRosie

16 Edd Byrnes Dies
17 David Stern Dies
18 Buck Henry Dies
19 Lexii Alijai Dies
20 David Olney Dies
21 Falcon 9 Escape Test Successful
22 Christopher Tolkien Dies
23 Kobe Bryant Dies

Basketball player Kobe Bryant has reportedly died from a helicopter crash at the age of 41. - 3DG20

The legendary athlete & greatest member of the Lakers, Kobe Bryant, passed away after a helicopter crash in SoCal. He was only 41. His daughter also died in the incident at only 13. The most shocking death of a good person in 2020 & among the most shocking for all of sports & especially basketball. R.I.P. Kobe Bryant (& his daughter) 1978-2020. - SamanthaRosie

24 Super Bowl LIV: Shakira & Jennifer Lopez's Performance on the Halftime Show
25 Donald Trump Gets Acquitted
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