Top 10 Most Shocking Moments in 2020

It's the new decade and it's been really shocking. There have been a lot of crazy crazy things happening. The list details the most shocking moments and it will only continue to grow.

The Top Ten

1 The Rise of the Australian Bushfires

Yes I have already added this to the list of worst events of 2019 I just want to add that even the heat wave that is partly responsible was also made more likely by global warming. After the fires it will no doubt take many years for Australia to recover. - Powell

Australia's been on fire in the worst time this year & started last year. more than 1/2 billion animals died & 25 people died too. Thousands of homes & buildings were destroyed & it was all proven that heatwaves did contribute in a way, though false posts stated most of the bushfires were manmade, from arson. Yet it's truly horrible what we've done to the world, all affecting what's a beautiful country. It's a horrible day for Australia & the world. - SamanthaRosie

I hope the fires stop soon. At this point, it'll take a miracle. - RogerMcBaloney

I’ve seen pictures of the smoke, the fire, and it’s so bad the smoke went all the way to South America. Prayers to Australia. - junk

What's even worse is now the smoke is all over the world. Australia's doomed. - SamanthaRosie

2 Qasem Soleimani's Plans to Target America

The general of Iraq, Qasem Soleimani, planned to target America & kill innocent lives there, therefore causing trouble there & showed us hate's still going on in the world & this declared a battle that ultimately led to his death via airstrikes in Iraq. - SamanthaRosie

3 Death of Qasem Soleimani

Ironically, the killing of this major terrorist has caused American leftists to side with Iran, and against the United States.

This strengthened tensions between Iran and the USA. - junk

In Baghdad, Iraq, The U.S. fired missiles toward its top evil general Qasem Soleimani, ultimately killing him & making america safer. Good riddance to him. - SamanthaRosie

Thank god he’s dead. - Userguy44

4 Baghdad, Iraq Airstrikes

Killed Qasem Soleimani of Iran and another general from Iraq. - junk

Baghdad was airstruck & dozens were killed including its top general Qasem Soleimani, who wanted to kill Americans - SamanthaRosie

5 Puerto Rico Earthquake

On January 7th, an earthquake hit Puerto Rico, waking everyone up & knocking out its power grid. It went through it's biggest electrical blackout since Hurricane Maria in 2017 & it took place after a series of tremors including 1 measuring 5.8 that destroyed a natural arch at Punta Ventana in Guayanilla. The magnitude was originally reported to be 6.6, but then downgraded to 6.5 & now is reported 6.4. It literally shocked Puerto Rico & was a wakeup call for the whole island. 1 person so far has died & 8 are wounded, many of those wounded have heart attacks & everyone there lost sleep for days following the earthquake. Yet many structures including at least 800 homes were damaged. This was the most shocking natural event for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. - SamanthaRosie

Why does Puerto Rico, recovering from a hurricane in 2018, have to deal with a earthquake? - junk

6 Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 Plane Crash in Iran

Not an accidental crash. Now revealed that it was shot down by Iran with a surface to air missile. Nice bunch of guys.

A YouTuber I used to watch died on the plane. On Saturday, Iran admitted responsibility of shooting down the plane. RIP all 176 people. - junk

A Boeing 737 plane from the Ukraine crashed in Iran. It was originally stated to be due to technical difficulties & that the pilot was trying to hurry to the airport, though it was revealed to be shot down by Iran with a missile. An air strike. All 176 people are dead including Maxie, a YouTuber with 188k subscribers who was on the rise. R.I.P. to everyone there including Maxie. - SamanthaRosie

7 Jakarta Flooding

Torrential rainfall hit Jakarta causing flooding that damaged buildings & caused landslides, along with the deaths of 53 people. Hard to believe rain brought danger. R.I.P. to all those people. - SamanthaRosie

8 Orange County FL Club Shooting

Why do their have to be so many shootings now? - junk

The 1st shooting of 2020. 2 were killed in a club in Orange County, Florida. A horrible example of human cruelty. - SamanthaRosie

9 Southwest Houston TX Apartment Shooting

1 dead at a shooting in Southwest Houston in Texas. - SamanthaRosie

See? Another shooting. Another decrease of hope the 2020s will be good. - junk

10 Indiana Subway Shooting

A shooting took place at a Subway restaurant in Indiana, leaving 1 man in critical condition. - SamanthaRosie

Like, shootings are terrible. Why do we need to have 3 in early 2020? - junk

The Contenders

11 Death of Rocky Johnson

Longtime legendary pro wrestler & father of Dwayne Johnson passed away at 75. A truly horrible day for WWE wrestling, any kind of wrestling & especially Dwayne Johnson. He helped Dwayne take the steps into becoming a champion at wrestling. Poor Dwayne is suffering so badly from this loss. R.I.P. Rocky. - SamanthaRosie

WHAT - junk

Rocky Johnson, the father of Dwayne Johnson. He passed away on January 15th at 75. - SamanthaRosie

12 Death of Christopher Beeny

Sitcom actor Christopher Beeny who was in Upstairs, Downstairs, In Loving Memory (literally) & Last of the Summer Wine, passed away at 78. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

13 Death of Neil Peart

I haven't listened to much Rush(Probably only know 3 or 4 songs by them) but they were still cool from the little I've heard. RIP Neil. - DarkBoi-X

The king of drumming, the greatest rock ‘n’ roll drummer & lyricist & member of the band Rush passed away at 67 after a 3.5 year battle with brain cancer. R.I.P. Neil Peart. - SamanthaRosie

14 Death of Edd Byrnes

A legendary actor known for playing Kookie in his teen years (making him one of the greatest teen T.V. stars of all time) & Vince Fontaine in Grease passed away from natural causes due to a medical condition at 87. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

15 Death of Harry Hains
16 Death of Silvio Horta

The creator of Ugly Betty committed suicide at 45. - SamanthaRosie

17 Death of David Stern

Former NBA commissioner has died!

RIP David Stern (1942-2019)

18 New England Patriots eliminated from 2020 NFL playoffs

Hooray! A good shocking thing happened in NFL history!

19 Death of Chilli M
20 Death of Ahmed Ali
21 Death of M. Chidananda Murthy
22 Death of Hilarion Vendégou
23 Jeffree Star & Nathan Schwandt Broke Up

The news shocked YouTube & fans when Jeffree Star announced he & Nathan Schwandt broke up after 5 years together. This came out of nowhere & rumors circulated just DAYS earlier & in fact came true. This was like the biggest breakup for YouTube creators after Jaclyn & Jon Hill (who were together for 8 4/5 years). Jeffree & Nate had fun together for 5 years until the split. - SamanthaRosie

24 Death of Josue Juarez

9 month old Josue Juarez was beaten to death by a man in Chicago. What a horrible day & year for her mom. He’s the youngest to die this year. R.I.P. Josue Juarez. - SamanthaRosie

25 Tarragona Chemical Factory Explosion

1 death & 6 injuries in a chemical factory explosion in Tarragona, Spain.

26 Iran strikes American bases in Iraq

Iran struck 2 American bases in Iraq in response to the death of their top general.
It even happened on my 13th birthday. - junk

27 Death of Christopher Tolkien

Longtime son of J.R.R. Tolkien (known for LOTR - Lord of the Rings) passed away at 95. He was so great at helping him with his remarkable work. Never forget. R.I.P. 1925-2020. - SamanthaRosie

28 Death of Samantha Jaelle

YouTuber Samantha Jaelle passed away from brain cancer just 10 DAYS before her birthday, heading for 50. She had 22,200 subscribers. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

29 Death of Nadila
30 Sakurai Ends the Fighters Pass with an Eighth Fire Emblem Character

Hyping us and getting us a character from not only a franchise that already has so many characters already, but also a game that was released just six months ago is the worst thing he's ever done. It's the most disliked Smash video on YouTube so far, and I can see why. But hey, at least Byleth isn't another Marth. AND we got a Cuphead costume

31 Death of Sultan Qaboos
32 Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston Reunited at the SAG Awards

Exes Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston decided to reunite together at the SAG awards, putting on a perfect night there. - SamanthaRosie

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