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

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

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

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

Aaaaa wait why are the usernames huge

Extended support ends for Windows 7

This sucks. Windows 7 was a good Windows.

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

The Contenders

Coronavirus worsens

And we’re in quarantine, although I think my country will open a few things back up again

Kim Jong-Un Reportedly Dies

There are rumours going around that Kim Jung-Un has allegedly died in heart surgery, but it has yet to be confirmed for a fact.

The rumor isn’t true

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

I didn’t know him very well, but I’m still sad that he died :( - Nic427

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

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

Kirk Douglas Dies

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

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

Steve Cash Dies

SteveCash83 was a YouTuber best-known for his Talking Kitty videos, but he also did other stuff such as blogs, a web series titled 4Steves, skits, music covers, original songs, and he even played in a band called Pause For The Cause, but sadly, on April 16, 2020, he took his own life after struggling with depression and bipolar disorder. He was only 40.

RIP Steve. ❤️ - 3DG20

Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 Shot Down in Tehran
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

Edd Byrnes Dies
David Stern Dies
Buck Henry Dies
Lexii Alijai Dies
David Olney Dies
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