When people say 2020 is a year that will go down in history, it's by no means an exaggeration. We're not going to lie, 2020 was a lot and a year to be remembered. As 2020 comes to an end, we're summing up some of 2020's biggest events and thank the people who are always there supporting us.
1. Protests Against Racial Injustice and Police Brutality
The horrific death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. His death sparked protests against racism and police violence around the world. Polls indicate that, as of mid-June, as many as 21 million adults had attended a Black Lives Matter or police brutality protest.
2. Devastating Wildfires Brought on By Climate Change
The U.S. experienced major disasters like the western wildfires. More than 4 million acres have burned in California alone in 2020 and killing at least 33 people. Wildfires appear nearly every year, but this year California saw the sky turn orange in the Bay Area making the place look like the surface of Mars.
3. The U.S. Election
Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, toppling Donald Trump after four years of upheaval in the White House U.S. Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes put him above the 270 needed to become U.S. President. This was a heated and long battled election that has now resolved.
4. The Worst Pandemic the World Has Seen in More Than A Century
Since the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in December 2019, the illness has become a pandemic, spread across the world. According to the latest data, there are 75,307,242 confirmed cases and 1,668,818 deaths of coronavirus infection worldwide. There were people faced with the very worst rising to be their very best, 2020 was one for the record books. We want to use this year in review to thank our fans for sticking by us and supporting us throughout the year and the days to come. We cannot tell you how grateful we are and what this means to us. Just like everyone, we have our ups and downs. Not everyone is as lucky as we are. Your support of what we love to do is what drives us to keep going, and it means the world to us. We truly appreciate it. We pledge to continue to maintain our standard of excellence for you. Thanks for being there for us.