Election Results, Coronavirus, and Kobe Bryant Top Google’s 2020 Trending Searches List
What a year!
Seriously, I swear it seems like it's been 2 years since January 1st, 2020.
To start the year off in January, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash in California. After Michael Jordan and Lebron James, he was the most decorated athlete and basketball player of this generation. I still haven't been able to process the monumental loss that hurt me and millions of other people.
Then COVID-19 hit.
We weren't even settled into the New Year when the pandemic creeped in. We started seeing businesses closing and people losing their jobs, and then witnessed over 280,000 people lose their lives to this deadly disease.
Then the nation watched a police officer kill George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which sparked protests and calls for fundamental reforms across all 50 states and the world.
All our sports were postponed because of COVID.
We settled for old games on TV until officials could figure out what was next, and all of that was before July 1st.
Then, of course, there was the 2020 election. We're still dealing with the deep division that was present before the votes were cast, and that was amplified as the debates got more personal and felt more like school politics than leaders addressing a nation.
That just to name a few of the remarkable events of the year 2020