Best Things Related to or that Happened in 2020

2020 has become the worst year of the 21st century, but here are the good things that happened so far.
The Top Ten
1 2nd HIV Patient on Earth Cured

2020 marks the 2nd time in history a patient with HIV is cured. A miracle of a lifetime. We hope more cures come quicker.

This needs to happen more often.

2 Return of American Human Spaceflight

For the 1st time in over 8 years 10.5 months (since the last Space Shuttle mission), America has finally put humans into space (aboard a Dragon capsule on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral in Florida), bringing a new era for American & general human Spaceflight. Furthermore the demo-2 mission became the 1st manned mission from a non-governmented company, making history. Yet 2 astronauts Bob Benkhen & Doug Hurley were involved in it, doing experiments & spacewalks. They eventually landed in Pensacola (also in Florida) via capsule splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the 1st splashdown of any kind since 1975 (during the end of the last manned Moon mission). They survived every part of the mission (from liftoff to landing). Space exploration is a peak in knowledge & adventures & it takes an unimaginable amount of courage for anyone to go there with even our current technology yet anything could go wrong & even the slightest error can be fatal. Yet this took us away from the ...more

Good! We need more people up there to learn about science and physics. Plus what if Earth became uninhabitable any moment too soon because of how we treat it or I f an asteroid hit us? We need to keep using our resources and knowledge to survive and explore what's beyond. - Mark

This's the best thing that ever happened in 2020. We put humans in space for the first time since 2011! Proud America's doing this instead of just crumbling to bits by evil crybaby president Trump or the coronavirus. God bless America! - TylerJohnson

Odd to see that we are coming near to the point that launching space objects is becoming the norm today.

3 Australian Bushfires Stopped

Australia has been through perhaps its most extreme bushfire season in modern record of scientific measurements. The fires burned down a whopping ~21% of all trees as well as 2,779 homes & killed over 1.25 billion animals there, perhaps setting a record for biggest loss of any life forms in the 21st century & in modern scientific record since the Toba super volcano eruption more than 73,000 years ago. The fires were caused by a multitude of events (droughts, lightning, manmade arson, pollution/global warming, etc.) & although it was far from the deadliest event when it comes to human fatalities it was a historic disaster never to be forgotten. Thankfully the fires stopped as rain & storms put them out. Though if we keep polluting Earth too much these types of fires there & anywhere in the world will be a normal thing every year.

4 Last Ebola Patient Discharged in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Even though it's been years since Ebola became a major epidemic the last patient got discharged in the Democratic republic of Congo, which is great because you never know if/when Ebola will become big again.

5 Lower Manmade Pollution Rate

Ever since COVID19 was invented by China in 2019, it caused the deadliest of any disaster/event to humans in 2020 (far worse than 9/11 or most earthquakes this century), but the most positive thing it did was (as a result of putting us in quarantine) lower the rate of manmade pollution. Nature does it's things but we took pollution to far too quickly & quarantine from COVID-19 helped us lower the rate & we should keep it minimal if still existent. If we keep polluting so much then lots of life forms including us would go extinct sooner than later.

Only for now, at least

6 Disneyland Donated its Excess Food to a Foodbank

Disneyland pulled perhaps its boldest move in a generation, donating its excess food to a foodbank. People get hungry & Disney pulled off such a heroic move helping the hungry people. Unlike Disney letting people wait in super long lines in even the harshest conditions & closing down good original attractions & replacing/retheming them into unoriginal garbage, Disney pulled a smart move for once.

7 Biden Won the US Presidential Election

What are you talking about
Pros:He's not trump
Cons: he's an inefficient democrat, he wants to put resources(what resources) into stuff, he is boring joe, used anti sexist sentiment as a political tool(not cool Biden) he has put America into serious financial debt, He thinks he can just throw money at things and make them better, oh and he also used how bad trump was just to get elected to make up for last elections failure.

The best part about Biden winning is that we don't have to worry about riots, the DACA program going away and a war with Iran. Hopefully America will go back to normal not just from the pandemic but from Trump's racist presidency that divided our nation and inspired people be racist towards others. Hopefully Biden's presidency will make America happy, unite together and back to normal again.

Trump was terrible. He was obviously wrong yet his supporters support him just because he says he's right. He did nothing for America except a few small bad things, which should, in time, mark him as one of the worst presidents in US history (wait, he's already known as one of the worst, so maybe the worst)

Yes. Let's make this #1. That's the best thing that has ever happened in 2020. No more downplaying the pandemic, No more immigrant children in cages, No more bromance with the North Korean Leader and especially No more President Trump. He wasn't a great president he was a bully and a liar. I'm glad he lost. Best thing in 2020.

8 New Technology Available for Injured/Ill Patients

New technology available from injured or ill patients became available, including technology to treat paralyzed patients. Miracle.

9 Confederate Statues Taken Down

That's not a good thing. They should be moved to museums so at least they don't get destroyed. All these people are doing is erasing history.

Shouldn't they just be moved to museums instead?

Sure Confederate flag was a bad one, but we need to keep them, so history wouldn't repeat itself.

So removal of history is just ok now. You can't just remove something because people disagree with it. Plus this is just the first step, after statues they will take down flags, then museums, then any mention of something that is now considered racist. Empires have fallen due to the attempted removal of history. It always backfires. I fear the same will happen to us.

No. The only thing accomplished by doing this is erasing history. Just because the Confederacy was bad we still need to at least acknowledge it so we can learn from it and hopefully it will never happen again

10 US and Taliban Peace Agreement

Now in August of 2021 innocent people are fleeing Afghanistan to escape the inevitable torture they will endure under the governing of the Taliban.

Peace was what we wanted. Without it there would be war.

This definitely needs to be above anyone's hair.

This is a very good thing keep WW3 away from reality at least for now

The Contenders
11 Colonel Tom Moore Knighted
12 More Endangered Species Became Common
13 Good Music Making a Comeback

We have mostly nasty music filled with dark, vulgar & even racist lyrics since 2017 & it got really bad til some artists like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa & the WeekNd started filling that dark void with some good songs. Though they're only a fraction compared to all the good artists & songs we used to have, it's great to see some artists both old & new make good songs even at a time like this. Yet these good artists are putting effort, creativity & talent into their songs unlike most "artists" these days, which's a refreshment in today's music & entertainment industry, whereas the other "artists" are only trying to sell & make money, proving how greedy they & society became lately.

I agree to an extent (I hadn't really noticed a lot of improvements on music this year, mainly because of my obsession of VGM). However, I think this should be lower because this is pretty subjective. Like, I'm pretty sure good music has always been around, along with bad music, of course.

14 Kansas City Chiefs Won the Super Bowl LIV

This was a moment of history for the Super Bowl overall.

15 Joe Biden Picked Kamala Harris as Vice President

Good vice president pick, and I now feel more excited to vote for Joe Biden.
I was also hoping for Susan Rice to be his V.P.

16 Tampa Bay Lightning Won the Stanley Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning won their first Stanley Cup since the 2003-2004 season, defeating the Dallas Stars in 6 games.

17 Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Released
18 YouTube Deleted Views on BTS's Songs

This was especially true with On.

It's about time

19 South Park's Pandemic Special Episode

This episode explains how stupid society treats the pandemic as well as racism.

20 President Donald Trump Tested Positive for COVID-19
21 Charli D’amelio Got 100 Million Followers on Tiktok

On November 22nd, Charli D'Amelio finally made it to getting 100M followers on TikTok in just 1 year. She achieved TikTok history as the 1st & fastest to ever reach that number. She made it even amidst all the hate drama in the wake of the cooking video "scandal" on YouTube. It might not seem like a big deal compared to other items on this list, but for her & her fans, it's out of this world & that's an understatement for her & them.

And how is reaching 100 millions followers for having no talent a good thing?

22 Taylor Swift Released her New Album Folklore

Taylor Swift released her newest album Folklore, which's her 1st after Lover & it focuses on Indie/folk pop given its name. It's unlike anything else we have playing today & the closest we've ever come to having the old Taylor back. Yet she made it because of how quarantine regarding COVID19 made her feel. it made history in all sorts of ways in music for plays, streaming & scores on charts.

23 Justin Bieber Released a New Album
24 Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande Collaborated for Rain On Me

On May 22nd, Lady Gaga collaborates with Ariana Grande & released their song Rain On Me, which payed homage to 90's house music & was among the most streamed songs on Spotify in 2020. Yet it broke records including Lady Gaga's highest debut in Spotify & the official music video was once the highest for Lady Gaga in the 1st 24 hours (at 22M views) beating out Stupid Love (which got 8.5M views in 24 hours) & once held the record for the highest 24 hour debut by an all-female collaboration, beating out Don't Call Me Angel by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey (which got 21.5M views in 24 hours) until an audio clip of Sour Candy with Blackpink (which hit 23M views in 24 hours). Yet it also payed tribute to the Manchester incident & managed to remain an upbeat dance hit. It was definitely a historic single for Lady Gaga.

25 MLS, MLB, NBA, & NHL Return

That's good but now we get the football dilemma. This'll be interesting

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