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The first half of 2020 is done!  Today’s the first day of the second half, so let’s hope things start looking up.  Here’s a quick rundown of the craziness we all endured in the first half of 2020.

  • January 2nd:  A U.S. military strike in Iraq kills an Iranian general.  Then Iran hits two air bases where U.S. troops are stationed.  Luckily, it didn’t start a war.
  • January 16th:  The Senate impeachment trial starts.  It lasted about three weeks.  President Trump was acquitted by the Senate on February 5th.
  • January 26th:  Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash near L.A.
  • The Democratic primary.  It went on and on until Joe Biden had a big Super Tuesday win on March 3rd.  Bernie Sanders didn’t drop out for another month.
  • March 11th:  The NBA suspends its season, and Tom Hanks has coronavirus.  That’s the day most people realized it was a big deal.
  • March 13th:  Breonna Taylor is shot and killed by police in Louisville.
  • March 26th:  The number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. hits 1,000.
  • March 27th:  Trump signs the massive $2.2 TRILLION stimulus bill.
  • April 14th:  U.S. COVID-19 deaths hit 25,000.
  • May 2nd:  “The New York Times” says MURDER HORNETS are here.
  • May 5th:  Video of Ahmaud Arbery being shot and killed while jogging in Georgia started going viral.
  • May 8th:  Unemployment hits 14.7%, with a record 20.5 million jobs lost in April.
  • May 25th:  George Floyd is killed in Minneapolis.  Protests started a day later and didn’t slow down for weeks.
  • May 27th:  100,000 deaths.
  • June 26th:  A huge dust cloud from the Sahara hits the U.S.