Here are 202 things that happened in 2020
Ralph Northam announced he was extending Executive Order Fifty-Three for two weeks, through May 8. Ralph Northam used his authority to postpone the May General and Special Elections by two weeks, from May 5, 2020 to May 19, 2020. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency and authorized assistance to localities in response to escalating violence across the state. Ralph Northam announced Virginia’s Phase Two guidelines, set to go into effect on June 5. Sept. 26 - President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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.
450 toilet paper rolls being given away so you can ‘Flush 2020′
Who isn’t ready to flush 2020? American Standard is rolling out a limited edition “Flush 2020” toilet paper to help us say goodbye to the year of turmoil. This special paper will let you wipe away things like: “You’re on mute,” “drive-by birthday parties” and “murder hornets.”They’re giving away 450 rolls of exclusive #Flush2020 toilet paper with the toilet paper set to arrive just in time for the new year. Go here to enter for your chance to win.
High school baseball seniors to get one last chance to step up to the plate
SALEM, Va. While the Salem Red Sox will not be taking the field in 2020, some high school seniors will play on the diamond one final time. Four teams comprised of seniors from at least 20 high schools will be competing. Theyll get the full-player experience with announcements and headshots to be shown on the video board when theyre at bat. Several of them are going on to play college ball but, for the most part, theyre not. One player even made a comment, Im going to be able to pitch at a minor league park.
28 things you probably forgot happened in the whirlwind that 2020 has been
So let’s take a look at all of the wild things that happened so far this year that you probably already forgot about, shall we? (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Jan. 3: Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed in a drone strike by the U.S. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Feb. 5: After months of investigations, hearings and lots of tweets from Trump, the president was acquitted by the Senate on both articles of impeachment. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)And now we’re in June. It’s hard to believe that all of those things happened during a pandemic, so who knows what else is next?
What happens to the championship gear made for the losing team of Super Bowl LIV?
CNN – The team that hoists the Super Bowl LIV trophy Sunday night after the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will be decked out in championship gear that was made beforehand. What happens to the gear that was created for the losing team? That means gear for the losing team will not be made available to the public. Instead of wasting perfectly usable merchandise, a nonprofit organization will receive that gear as a donation to be distributed. The nonprofit organization World Vision tells CNN that it "received runner-up goods from the NFL" up until 2015.
It’s a girl! Meet the first baby born in Galax in 2020
GALAX, Va. – One local family is heading into the new year with a 6 pound, 3 ounce bundle of joy. Baby Averi was born to parents Dustin and Kara Richardson on Wed, Jan. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at Twin County Regional Hospital, making her the first baby born in Galax in 2020. “We just want to thank God for this new blessing that we received on New Year’s Day,” said Kara Richardson. “...Averi is certainly a blessed little girl.”“We are so proud to announce that the first baby of the year and of the new decade has arrived...reminding us of new beginnings and boundless opportunities,” said Agnes Smith, chief nursing officer at Twin County Regional Healthcare. Averi and her family were showered with gifts from local businesses, including Adam’s Jewelers, American Mirror Co., Applebee’s Restaurant, Bojangles, Cassie’s Boutique, Chapters Book Store, Christ Chapel, Ciro’s Pizza & Subs, County Line, Dairy Bar, Food City, Galax Tourism Department, Guynn Furniture, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Ideal Florist, RJ’s Pizza and Sub Restaurant, Roy’s Diamond Center, Schewels Home, Subway, Twin County Regional Healthcare gift shop, The Galax Cakery, The Galax Smokehouse and Wendy’s.