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Revision as of 06:44, 29 May 2020

2020 is the 149th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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The completed I-20/59 downtown viaduct on January 16, 2020. Photograph by Joe Songer.

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Context

In 2020 a worldwide pandemic associated with the "COVID–19" virus caused massive disruption to public health, markets and society. The United Methodist Church split over acceptance of gay marriage. President Trump approved a drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad International Airport. Massive bushfires spread across Australia. The 2020 Olympic Summer Games were held in Tokyo, Japan.

Notable deaths in 2020 included actors Robert Conrad, Brian Dennehy, Kirk Douglas, Jerry Stiller, Max von Sydow, and Fred Willard; basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Curly Neal; cartoonists Gene Deitch and Mort Drucker; critic Michael Sorkin; director Lynn Shelton; former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak; General Electric chairman Jack Welch; journalist Jim Lehrer; writers Clive Cussler, Roger Kahn, Terrence McNally, Charles Portis, and Elizabeth Wurtzel; Monty Python founder Terry Jones; musicians Joe Diffie, Little Richard, Ellis Marsalis, Neil Peart, John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Adam Schlesinger, Joseph Shabalala, McCoy Tyner and Bill Withers; former NBA commissioner David Stern; physicists Freeman Dyson and Katherine Johnson; playwright/activist Larry Kramer; and publisher Earl Graves Sr.

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