How well do you remember 2020? A national news quiz
President Donald Trump holds a copy of The Washington Post as he speaks in the East Room of the White House, one day after the U.S. Senate acquitted on two articles of impeachment. After five months of congressional hearings and investigations about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, the U.S. Senate formally acquitted him of charges. From COVID to murder hornets to canceled events and some shocking celebrity deaths, how well were you paying attention this year? For others, maybe it felt better to take a little break and come up for air. Take our little quiz below, and be sure to drop your score in the comments.
2020 in headlines: All the biggest news stories of the year
(2020 Getty Images)On Jan. 9, the World Health Organization first announced news about the deadly coronavirus that had emerged in Wuhan, China. (2020 Getty Images)On March 24, it became official: The Olympics would be postponed. (2020 Getty Images)On May 4, it was reported that giant insects called “murder hornets” were spotted in the U.S., specifically, Washington state. (Getty Images)On Aug. 18, on the second night of the (virtual) 2020 Democratic National Convention, the party officially nominated Biden. (Getty Images)On Oct. 11, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat in NBA Finals to win another championship.
These photos show why 2020 was an unprecedented year for social activism
(Photo by Nathan Howard)In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 might go down as the year of social activism and protests. Here are some photos of social activism around the country in 2020. Protesters clash with Washington D.C. police at Black Lives Matter Plaza on Dec. 12. Photo by Michael M. Santiago (Getty Images)Demonstrators attend a Blue Lives Matter protest on July 25 in Chicago. Photo by Scott Olson (Getty Images)Protesters hold peace signs in support of Black Lives Matter on July 25 in Oakland, California.