- 2020 is largely defined by tragedy, with the pandemic causing millions of deaths worldwide.
- But this year is also full of excitement and even some historic moments.
- These are six hopeful memories that make the situation in 2020 not so bad.
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For many people, 2020 is defined by tragedy and turmoil – a global pandemic, countless deaths and tragedies, and a busy US presidential election. However, an unfortunate year also brought some achievements and inspiring moments.
Here are the five most historic and exciting events in 2020:
. SpaceX launches two NASA astronauts into space
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made history in May, and the two men have entered orbit for the first time since the private company was founded in 2002.
Since July 2011, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have become the first Americans to lift off from the soil of the United States via a US rocket.
Hurley said a few minutes before liftoff: “It is an absolute honor to be able to make great efforts to return the United States to the launch business.”
2. The COVID-19 vaccine was produced in record time
The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the daily life of people around the world. It infected nearly 80 million people and killed 1.7 million people worldwide. To some extent, the ferocity of the virus has prompted efforts to accelerate vaccine development worldwide.
Pfizer’s BioNTech vaccine has been administered in the United States and other parts of the world, and Moderna received emergency use permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on December 18. Generally, it takes many years to research, develop, manufacture, approve and produce vaccines. Distribute safe and effective vaccines.
3. Launch a vaccine
Although creating a new vaccine in record time is a feat in itself, people in some countries have begun to receive vaccination against COVID-19 this year, paving the way for the earliest steps to return to normal levels.
After the British health department approved Pfizer’s BioNTech vaccine on December 2, Britain became the first western country to start vaccinating the elderly. The 90-year-old grandmother Margaret Keenan (Margaret Keenan) became the first Westerner to receive the COVID-vaccine with 19 vaccines outside of clinical trials.
A few weeks after the start of vaccination work in the United Kingdom, the United States also approved the vaccine developed by Pfizer and began to vaccinate medical staff. In Indiana, medical staff were so eager to get vaccinations that the state’s registration system was broken before the vaccine shipment even arrived in the state.
4. The “most democratic” US election in US history
The 2020 U.S. election cycle is full of divisions and false information about President Donald Trump and his allies, as well as baseless accusations of fraud, and post-election lawsuits that have tried to overturn countless votes. Despite the turmoil, election officials at the federal, state, and local levels still call it the “most democratic” election in American history.
President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris won the election with 306 electoral votes. With the help of the expansion of voting in multiple states, the voter vote in this game also set a record.
The number of votes before the election reached a record of 101 million. It is estimated that a total of 159 million votes were cast in the 2020 general election, which is the largest number of votes in the United States in 100 years.
Biden also won the most votes of any candidate in history with more than 80 million votes.
5. The first woman in Kamala Harris history, black and Asian American vice president-elect
The Americans celebrated Harris’ nomination for vice president and subsequent victory.
Harris, who graduated from Howard University, is also the first alumnus in a long-established black college or university to receive tickets to a big party.
President Christian Nunes said: “Bringing images of blacks and South Asians to the table, her life experience as a woman of color and the daughter of immigrants will provide a perspective at the White House that has never been seen in this country. “The head of the National Women’s Organization told insiders.
6. “Parasite” won the Oscar for Best Picture
The movie “Parasite” became the first non-English film in history in February and won the best picture at the Oscar, thus making history.
Parasite also won the best director and best original screenplay awards, the best international feature film award, and the best production design and best film editing awards.
This nomination is one of many awards this year, highlighting Hollywood’s diverse achievements. In September, actress Zendaya became the youngest drama protagonist to win an Emmy Award for her role in HBO’s “Euphoria”.
Actress and musician Akwafina also became the first Asian person to win the protagonist Golden Globe for her role in “Farewell.”