2020

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Events

  • January 1 - Augustus Sol Invictus is arrested on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence, and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.
  • January 10 - A shooting happens at a private school in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico.
  • January 10 - An Islamic State member commits a suicide bombing at a mosque in Quetta, Balochistan, killing 15 and inuring 19.
  • January 23 - Christopher Cantwell is indicted by the FBI on charges of extortion and cyberstalking.
  • February 3 - Four gunmen kill eight people, including four minors, in a shooting at a video arcade in Uruapan, Michoacan. The Jalisco New Generation Cartel is suspected in the massacre.
  • February 8 to 9 - Jakrapanth Thomma kills three at an army base, nine at a Buddhist temple, then 17 at a mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, before being shot by police.
  • February 11 - The Sudanese government agree to hand over Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity in regards to the crisis in Darfur.
  • February 18 - Rod Blagojevich is released from prison after serving six years.
  • February 21 - Beginning of the 2020 Malaysian political crisis.
  • February 22 - End of the South Sudanese Civil War.
  • February 24 - Harvey Weinstein is convicted of serial rape and faces up to 25 years in prison.
  • February 29 - The Taliban begins peace negotiations with the United States.
  • April 18 to 19 - Gabriel Wortman kills 18 people as part of the 2020 Nova Scotia killings.
  • May 16 - Felicien Kabuga, a major perpetrator of the Rwandan Genocide, is arrested in France after spending 26 years as a fugitive.
  • May 21 - Abdullah Qardash is captured by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service.
  • May 25 - George Floyd dies of asphyxiation while being arrested by Derek Chauvin. Major riots break out all over the United States in the following weeks.
  • June 12 - Rayshard Brooks is killed by Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan.
  • August 2 - Tekashi 6ix9ine is released from prison.
  • August 5 - The Beirut harbour explodes, causing major damage to the city, and hundreds of deaths.
  • August 11 - The Islamic State's Central African Province captures the port town of Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique.
  • August 19 - The Special Tribunal for Lebanon convicts in absentia Salim Ayyash, a senior member of Hezbollah, for the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri.
  • August 21 - Joseph James DeAngelo, the Golden State Killer, is sentenced to life in prison without parole.
  • August 25 - Kyle Rittenhouse kills two protesters, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injures a third during an Antifa protest in Kenosha, Illinois.
  • August 26 - Yaser Abdel Said is arrested in Justin, Texas.
  • August 31 - Ron Jeremy is indicted on over 20 counts of rape and sexual assault.
  • August 31 - A comprehensive peace agreement is signed between the Sudanese government and several Darfur rebel factions to formally end the War in Darfur.
  • September 9 - The former Paraguayan Vice President Óscar Denis is kidnapped by the Paraguayan People's Army.
  • September 27 - Beginning of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War.
  • September 29 - Matias Oyarzo's YouTube channel (Peluchin Entertainment) is terminated.
  • October 11 - The Nigerian Special Anti-Robbery Squad is disbanded.
  • October 20 - The Lekki Massacre occurs in Nigeria when Nigerian Armed Forces shoot at End SARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, killing 12 people.
  • October 24 - End of the Second Libyan Civil War.
  • October 31 - Carl Girouard disguised as a medieval knight kills 2 people with a sword during Halloween in Quebec, Canada.
  • November 2 - Kujtim Fejzullai kills 4 and injures 23 in Vienna, Austria, before being killed by the police.
  • November 10 - End of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War.
  • December 11 - Boko Haram kidnaps 520 students from Kankara, in northern Nigeria.
  • December 14 - Nathan Larson is arrested in Denver, Colorado, on felony charges of kidnapping, child abduction, soliciting child pornography from a minor, and meeting a child for the intention of sex, along with a misdemeanor charge of harboring a minor.
  • December 25 - An RV bomb detonates outside an AT&T exchange in Nashville, Tennessee, damaging the telephone systems and surrounding buildings and injuring 3. The bomber, Anthony Warner, is killed in the explosion.

Deaths

Villain deaths

Victim deaths

  • January 26 - Yasmin Ibrahim
  • February 8 - Col. Anantharot Krasae
  • February 10 - Faye Marie Swetlik
  • February 19 - Pop Smoke, Hannah Clarke, Aaliyah Clarke, Laianah Clarke, and Trey Clarke
  • February 23 - Ahmaud Arbery
  • March 13 - Breonna Taylor
  • April 22 - Vanessa Guillén
  • April 23 - Winston Ragos
  • May 25 - George Floyd
  • June 2 - David Dorn
  • June 12 - Rayshard Brooks
  • August 9 - Cannon Hinnant
  • August 29 - Aaron Danielson
  • October 16 - Samuel Paty
  • November 6 - King Von