2020 Bingo Card


2020 Bingo Card

Annael Toledano, Assistant Editor

2020 has been a wild card, to say the least. This year is going to be an unforgettable one in history. With every month another catastrophe the anticipation of the upcoming new year is through the roof. Here are ten things that have happened so far in 2020. 


To kick off the year of 2020 at full speed, COVID-19 has taken over the world. Starting in Wuhan, China this pandemic has been around for at least ten months now. With an estimate of 31.6 million cases and around 972,000 deaths worldwide the world is still in shock. With a continuous amount of cases, each day and more information developing it doesn’t seem as if this disease is going away anytime soon. And unfortunately for the year 2020, this is just the tip of the iceberg in current events. 

Australia On Fire

At the beginning of January 2020, Australia was experiencing an overwhelming amount of deadly wildfires. With a lack of resources to handle the situation and such speed to the crisis, the effects of these fires are long-lasting. With several deaths and countless animal passings, Australia has lost 27.2 million acres of bushes, forests, and parks. 

Murder Hornets 

From Asia, the U.S. experienced a murder hornet outbreak in May 2020. For such a little insect the fear of death from these hornets didn’t fly by quickly. The hornet’s potent venom and stinger were said to cause instant death. With tension high for three months, it is safe to say these “murder hornets” have left the U.S.

Pentagon’s released UFO Footage 

Back in April, it was announced that the Pentagon indeed released three UFOs. It has been confirmed that extraterrestrial life outside of earth is real. After a long period of searching, they were able to finally capture UFO videos. 

Kobe Bryant Death

The legendary basketball player, Kobe Bryant tragically passed away in late January. As one of the first major occurrences in 2020, it left everyone sure we were going to be in for a long year. Kobe, his daughter Gianna, and the seven other passengers were involved in a horrific plane crash due to weather conditions when traveling from Orange County to Los Angeles for Basketball practice. 

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake 

In Mid-June Southern Mexico was struck with a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. It left 49 million citizens affected and almost complete cities destroyed. 

Explosion in Beirut 

In early August, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded causing at least 200 deaths, several missing, $15 billion worth of property damaged, and 300,000 people homeless. This tragedy left Beirut destroyed and is struggling to rebuild. 

Black Lives Matter

May 25, 2020, was the death of George Floyd. George Floyd lost his life due to police brutality. As a result of the video from his unjust death being shared on every social media platform, it has created a revolutionary amount of support towards advocating for black lives. Throughout 2020 there have been countless protests and revelations towards other unlawful occurrences. As we wait for justice for Breonna Taylor the future remains unknown. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first Jewish female and second woman to hold a position of the Supreme Court. RBG spent her career fighting against gender discrimination and unified the liberal block of the court. She made a huge impact as a woman role model and a strong advocate for what she believed was right. 

California Wildfires 

The 2020 California Wildfire season was a very hot topic of this never-ending year. Since the beginning of the year, there have been around 8,100 wildfires that have burned over 3.7 million acres of land. From the beginning of large wildfire breakouts in August till now there have been 26 deaths and over 7,000 structures destroyed. Northern California remains in the red flag zone with 18,000 firefighters in the front lines.