2020 Timeline of Crazy Events

A timeline of the major events that occurred during this year. Including scientific breakthroughs, Black Lives Matter and of course COVID-19.

Jan. 1st

  • The intro for the 20/20 news program becomes an instant meme.
  • All books and films copyright published in 1924 expires and enters into the public domain.

Jan. 2nd – Australian Magpies mimick firetruck sirens due to severe wild fires.

Jan. 3rd

  • Qasem Solemni an Iranian official who’s widely respected in the region is killed by a drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq. Iran promises a retaliatory response
  • Google’s DeepMind A.I. system outperformed human radiologists in detecting cancer

Jan. 8th

  • Iran retaliates by launching intermediate-range ballistic missiles at various U.S. bases in Iraq. Everyone is worried it’s the beginning of World War 3.
  • Hours later Iran shoots down a commercial airliner mistaking it for a retailatory U.S. strike

Jan. 13th – Chris Hansen from ‘To Catch a Predator’ shows up at Youtuber Onision’s house for a face-to-face interview. Someone who has been accused of grooming young girls for many years.

Jan. 16th – President Trump’s impeachment trial begins

Jan. 18th – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce they will no longer play an official role in the Royal family, being dubbed ‘Megxit’.

Jan. 21st – First confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S.

Jan 22nd – Pres. Trump downplays coronavirus. “We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine,”

Jan. 28th – NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter die in a helicopter crash.

Jan. 31st

  • The U.K. formally leaves the European Union
  • President Trump bans travel from China, with some exceptions

Early February – COVID-19 leads to panic buying of toilet paper, facemasks and hand sanitizer creating mass shortages worldwide that last for months.

Feb. 3rd – Pete Buttigieg wins Iowa caucus with more electors despite Sanders receiving several thousand more votes!!!!

February 5th – President Trump is found not guilty at his impeachment trial.

February 6th

  • Nuro deploys 5,000 driveless delivery vehicles across the country.
  • Astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after 328 days in space, a record for a woman

Feb. 18th – President Trump pardons former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich who attempted to sell Barack Obama’s former Senate seat when he was elected president.

Feb. 29th – The U.S. and Taliban reach a conditional peace agreement.

Early March – Social distancing is encouraged worldwide to slow spread of COVID-19

March 4th – Oregon Health & Science University performs a cutting edge gene-editing procedure (CRISPR) that may help people who were born blind to have vision.

March 9th

  • Italy places itself on a nationwide quarantine to slow the spread of coronavirus.
  • Dow Jones Industrial plunges more than 2,000 points.

March 11th

  • Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexual assault
  • W.H.O. officially declares coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic

March 12th – Trump suspends travel from Europe to U.S. (except UK & Ireland)

March 13th – Breonna Taylor a black EMT is shot 8 times and killed by plain clothes cops who broke into her home unannounced at midnight. Sparking protests and riots nationwide.

March 14th

  • Spain goes into a nationwide coronavirus lockdown
  • Trump extends travel ban to the UK and Ireland

March 15th

  • New York orders public schools closed.
  • Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have one-on-one debate without an audience

March 16th

  • A dine-in ban for restaurants in my city is put into effect.
  • Dow Jones Industrial drops by 3000 points, largest single-day point drop ever

March 20th – In the early stages of Stay-At-Home, the world begins watching ‘Tiger King’ on Netflix and is introduced to Carole Baskin. Revealing the very suspicious disappearance of her husband from 20 years ago.

March 24th – International Olympic Committee announces that the Tokyo 2020 Summer games have been moved to summer 2021.

March 27th – British P.M. Boris Johnson test positive for COVID-19 and eventually gets sent to I.C.U.

March 31st – Mobile morgues are set up and spotted in Manhattan, NY

April 2nd – Oldest human ancestor remains (Homo erectus) are discovered around 2 million years old

April 3rd – Fuel dropped to less than $1 in my area

April 4th – Germany accuses the U.S. of stealing 3M face-masks they had purchased.

April 11th – Americans begin receiving $1200 stimulus checks due to poor economy

April 14th – Trump announces U.S. will cut funds to the World Health Organization in the middle of a goddamn fucking pandemic….

April 15th -Armed demonstrators protest Michigan’s coronavirus lockdown measures

April 16th – Nearly 22 million filed for unemployment in a single month due to COVID-19, worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression

April 18th – Mass shooting in Nova Scotia by man impersonating the Royal Canadian Mounted Police killing 23.

April 27th – The Pentagon declassifies 3 UFO videos+

May 1st – – U.S. does rush approval for the drug Remdesivir for COVID-19 patients, which so far shown really good results in treating the illness.

May 3rd

  • Insurgents, including several Americans, attempt to infiltrate Venezuela and start an armed uprising but are quickly captured.
  • U.S. faces an invasion of Asian giant hornets (aka Murder hornets) threatening domestic bee population

May 8th – U.S. un-employment reaches almost 15%

May 25th – George Floyd is murdered by Minneapolis police officers sparking riots nationwide. Some of which were instigated by police, dressing up as Antifa and breaking windows. For example such as this pig pictured here and was actually outed by his members of his own family (ouch).

May 29th

  • Mortar fireworks thrown at police in CNN Center in Atlanta.
  • Former cop Derek Chauvin is charged with murder for killing George Floyd.
  • Trump tweets, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”

May 30th

  • old car breaks down
  • SpaceX successfully launches the Dragon-2 space capsule. It is the 1st manned launch by the U.S. since the Space Shuttle program ended.

June 3rd – Three additional Minneapolis pigs who were involved in the George Floyd killing are charged with aiding and abetting murder.

June 4th – Buffalo police officers push a 75-year-old man to the ground hitting his head on the concrete almost killing him.

June 7th – Demonstrators pull down the statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston in England and throw it into a nearby harbor.

June 8th – – Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) is established. A protest zone spanning several blocks where the city of Seattle and police are ejected from the area.

June 9th – Paramount cancels TV Show “COPS” after 31 years on the air in response to the George Floyd killing

June 10th – NASCAR bans display of Confederate flag

June 12th

  • Dr. Fauci finally admits that wearing a mask does help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Initially discouraged Americans from getting mask saying they didn’t help which wasn’t true.
  • Rayshard Brooks is shot and killed by police in a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta. The restaurant is burned down the next day. The cop is later charged with murder and his partner is also charged

June 15th

  • buys a new car (2018 Chevy Malibu)
  • Supreme Court rules employers cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

June 16th – North Korea cuts off communication with South Korea by blowing up the Inter-Korean Liaison Office!!!

June 20th – Former GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain thumbs his nose at COVID-19 stay-at-home request by going to a Trump rally without a mask. 29 days later Herman Cain dies of COVID-19!!

June 21st – An annular solar eclipse occurs

June 23rd – Well known pornstar Ron Jeremy is arrested and charged with 24 counts of forcible rape and sexual assault. One of which involving a 15 yr old girl and faces up to 250 years in prison. Sheriff’s dept says since then they’ve received 30 additional complaints.

June 29th – Arizona governor Doug Ducey orders all bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to close for 30 days due to pandemic

July 2nd – Ghislaine Maxwell, British socialite accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein in underage sex trafficking is arrested in New Hampshire.

July 4th – Kanye West announces his run for President and is running under the ‘Birthday Party’

July 14th – Trump administration orders hospitals to bypass the CDC and send all COVID-19 patient info to a central database in Washington

July 15th – Oklahoma Governor Stitt test positive for COVID-19 who probably got it from Herman Cain

July 16th – Scientists at University of Minnesota, create a 3D-printed heart muscle ‘pump’ made out of human stem cells

July 17th – I get my temperature taken at the fast food restaurant!!

July 22nd – Scientists excavate the Chiquihuite Cave in Mexico and determined that early humans settled into the Americas about 30,000 years ago, doubling the original estimate.

July 24th – This lost dog follows me for almost 2 miles on the walking trail. We named the dog Ellie and my sister and I spend the next 1.5 months trying to find the owners but to no avail. Finally having her re-homed.

August 4th – A fertilizer plant in Beirut, Lebanon catches fires and explodes. Roughly 1 kilotons worth of TNT and one of the largest explosions in recent history. Leaving over 200 killed, 300,000 homeless and destroying their shipping port which jeopardizes their entire economy.

August 6th – President Trump attempts to ban TikTok via executive order (currently stopped by federal judge).

Aug. 13th – Pentagon sets up a new task force to investigate UFO sightings, particularly over military bases

August 16th – California is hit by the largest wildfire in modern history with over 10,000 buildings destroyed and 4 million acres burned

Aug. 20th – Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon is arrested and charged with fraud over a fundraising campaign to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border

August 25th

  • Social unrest in Kenosha results in an AR-15 shooting, leaving 2 people dead. The suspect is 17 year old Trump-supporter Kyle Rittenhouse.
  • Africa is officially declared free from wild Polio

Aug 26th – Riots break out again in Minneapolis over a rumor about another black man being murdered by police when in fact it turned out to be a suicide.

Aug 28th – Elon Musk owned company Neuralink implants a computer chip into a pig named ‘Gertrude’ and creates a brain-to-machine interface.

September 14th

  • United Arab Emirates grants emergency approval for Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine for people with at-risk professions
  • Astronomers discover Phosphine gas on the planet Venus which leads them to believe microbial life may be living in it.

September 18th – Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies of cancer

September 25th – Houston, Texas tap water is tainted with a brain-eating amoeba!!

September 27th – Armenia and Azerbaijan get into a territorial dispute and go to war with each other

September 28th

  • Coronavirus death toll hits 1 million
  • Notorious troll Frank Hassel shows up at well known Youtuber Boogie2988’s house and threatens him. Boogie comes out pointing a gun and fires a warning shot.

October 1st – The very stable genius and his wife both test positive for COVID-19.

October 4th – Jonathan the Tortoise, the world’s oldest known living animal is now 188 years old.

October 6th – Eddie Van Halen dies

October 7th – Pizza Hut & Ruby Tuesday files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

October 8th – FBI arrest 14 men from militia group Wolverine Watchmen in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

October 10th – North Korea reveals the largest mobile inter-continental ballistic missile ever made.

October 11th – Trump protester is shot and killed in Denver for attacking a plain-clothes security guard. The suspect Matthew Dolloff is arrested and charged with manslaughter.

October 14th – Scientists develop the first room-temperature superconductor. Which if put into production will be a massive improvement in the transmission of electricity.

October 16th – NATO member Turkey conducts a live test firing of a Russian air-defense system it recently acquired. Which ironically was designed to fight NATO and upsetting other member states.

October 18th – Bolivia reclaims their country in a landslide election just 1 year after their government was taken over by a U.S. backed coup.

October 19th

  • CNN legal adviser Jeffrey Toobin is fired from the New Yorker & CNN for flashing his member in a Zoom call. Soon after gets dubbed #ZoomDick
  • Comedian John Oliver gets a sewage plant named after him!

October 20th

  • Video of Rudy Giuliani allegedly trying to have sex with an adult actress who he thinks is 15 years old.
  • I have my doctor’s appointment over the phone for the 1st time ever (lol, you know why).
  • Scientists discover a coral reef at the Great Barrier reef that is about 500m taller than the Empire State building
  • Osiris REx space probe successfully collects samples from an asteroid 200 million miles away.

October 23rd‘Murder hornets’ an invasive species to North America, a nest is discovered and eradicated in Washington state.

October 26th – Amy Comey Barrett is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice

October 27th

  • Oklahoma is hit with one of the largest ice storms on record leaving up to 500,000 homes without electricity
  • Keith Raniere founder of sex cult NXIVM is sentenced to 120 years in prison

October 30th – Trump supporter follows and harass the Biden campaign bus on the Texas freeway, causing them to cancel campaign visits.

October 31st – Actor Sean Connery dies at age 90

November 3rd

  • The Manchild-in-Chief loses to Joe Biden but claims voter fraud and fights the results in court trying to create a Constitutional crisis.
  • Kanye West made the Presidential ballot in 12 states.

  • 6 states give the War on Drugs the middle finger:
  • New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, And South Dakota legalize recreational weed.
  • Mississippi passes medical marijuana.
  • Oregon decriminalizes all drugs, including cocaine and heroin.

November 4th – U.S. exits the Paris Agreement, hampering efforts to curb climate change.

November 8th – Jeopardy game show host Alex Trebek dies from ancreatic cancer

November 9th – Pfizer announces their Coronavirus vaccine trial is now 90% effective

November 11th – The Native American tribe I belong to begins issuing $200 gift cards that can only be used at grocery stores for food security during pandemic.

November 24th – 3 employee’s at the gas station I visit daily test positive for COVID-19 despite doing everything to stop the spread

November 25th – My 90 year old aunt and uncle tested positive for COVID-19

November 26th – I decide to stay home for Thanksgiving

November 27th – Mohsen Fakhrizadeh the founder of Iran’s nuclear program is assassinated in a shooting. U.S. officials say Israel is responsible

November 28th – David Prowse the actor who wore Darth Vader’s costume dies from the coronavirus

Dec. 2nd – Clinic I go to now gives curbside flu shots!

Dec. 3rd – The “Democratic hoax” hits 1.5 million deaths

Dec. 8th

  • 90 year old Margaret Keenan is the first person in the world to receive COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial.
  • Haim Eshed, former head of Israel’s space program says that extra-terrestrials exist and that the U.S. Government has known about them for many years. He also said President Trump was about to go public of their existence but was convinced not to be the “Galactic Federation”.

Dec. 11th – My coronavirus antibody test results came out negative

Dec. 13th – UPS and FedEx trucks carrying the first coronavirus vaccines have left Pfizer’s facility

Dec. 14th

  • Democratic electors have officially validated Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. Trump vows his legal fight to overturn outcome isn’t over
  • Mastercard & Visa cancel payment services with PornHub. Immediately prompting PornHub to removed all content from unverified members in an effort to combat sex trafficking.

Dec. 15th – 79 year old fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested on sex-trafficking & sexual assault involving dozens of women, some of them underage.

Dec. 16th – My 90 yr old uncle recovers from COVID-19 and is finally released from the hospital.

Dec. 18th – British government ask Trump to lift travel ban on their country

Dec. 19th – Nathan Larson a “pro-pedophila” activist, and white supremacist who ran for Congress in 2017 is arrested for kidnapping a 12 year old girl.

Dec. 21st

  • Jupiter and Saturn are one-tenth of a degree apart, appearing as one in ‘Great Conjunction”. The first of its kind in 800 years.
  • Americans receive an additional $600 economic stimulus check and with corona-virus unemployment benefits renewed.

Dec. 22nd – 36 researchers at a base in Antarctica test positive for COVID-19

Dec. 24th – U.K. bans travel from South Africa over new strain of COVID-19

Dec. 25th

  • I decide to stay home again for the holidays
  • An explosion occurs in Nashville, TN early Christmas morning destroying an AT&T data center by suicide bomber Anthony Quinn Warner.

Dec. 26th – My niece and her husband test positive for the Coronavirus

Dec. 27th – Federal government gives Americans additional $600 and renews unemployment benefits to help alleviate economic situation caused by the pandemic.

Dec. 29

  • Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19 at age 41. Ironically he held numerous maskless rallies during his campaign and pushed to reopen during the pandemic.
  • Indian Tribe renews grocery Visa cards for me and other members of my family.
  • U.S. Senate blocks effort to increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2000

Dec. 30th

  • My $600 stimulus check has already arrived!!!
  • New strain of COVID-19 discovered in California

Dec. 31st – Minneapolis police shoots and kills someone, immediately prompting them to say suspect pulled a gun and shot at them first. In other words, trying to avoid a 3rd riot b/c the community’s level of trust with their police is still next to nil…

This 1895 video was restored in 4K

This 1895 video was restored in 4K and runs at 60 frames per second. It was taken at the La Ciotat train station by the Lumière Brothers. It’s considered one of the first motion pictures ever made. The 1st embed is the original while the 2nd has been restored. As a result the video plays in color and runs at 60fps!

Similarly I saw restoration video of Berlin taken right after the ending of WWII. This one however is more impressive given that the original is of lesser quality.

Many who were filmed probably didn’t understand the concept of motion picture. Or much less know they were being recorded in one of the first videos ever made. They’ve been deceased for a long time but yet their run-of-the-mill day is now forever documented. Also unaware of the fact that over a century later their day has been enhanced into 4K and being viewed by millions on the internet. Technologies they never dreamed of.

I posted a similar blog earlier concerning the historical moments involving photo and video. Anyone interested in reading that then click here.


Restored into color and 60fps:

Right to Repair

Right to Repair laws needs to become a reality. It’s becoming harder to repair devices and thus increase longevity. This practice not only fucks over people’s wallets, it’s taking a terrible toll on the environment.

I’ll never forget a video posted by a friend where he had to take apart an entire laptop. This was just to replace a CPU fan that cost about $5 on eBay.

Louis Rossmann is a computer repair technician and posts some of his work on Youtube. Lately he has been traveling the country, speaking with state legislatures to get on board with this. Louis is going up against a lot of powerful lobbyists and he is people-funded too! Highly recommend you contribute to his patreon page as this endeavor could help a lot of people.

Washington state is now considering passing ‘Right to Repair’ legislation to combat this. Manufacturers aren’t going to make “repair friendly” devices in Washington only and then produce different devices for the rest of the country. This could have far reaching effects nationwide especially if more states get on board.

Here’s a video of Democrats and Republicans grilling a lobbyist who attempted to argue against Right to Repair. Very interesting

Why I’m For Twitter’s 280 Character increase

On November 7th, 2017 Twitter announced they were increasing the character limit on tweets from 140 to 280 characters. The internet tends to be resistant to any kind of big changes so not surprisingly a lot of people complained. Personally,  I say that it is about time!

Twitter has never been the best place in sharing certain views, especially complex geopolitical situations and that 140 character limit can be extremely frustrating. There have been plenty of times where if that limit were increased just a tad bit it would’ve made my tweeting immensely easier.

So you might be asking yourself, if you want to elaborate on something further than just setup a blog and write about it there. That’s definitely a good alternative but unfortunately writing blogs can take awhile and sometimes you just don’t have the time to do that. For example, if you’re on-the-go then it’d be a lot easier to quickly express things in 1-2 tweets.

The old limit of 140 characters was roughly about 1.5 sentences and doubling to 280 now makes it up to 3. Really… you can’t be bothered to read up to 3 sentences? In my opinion if your attention span is that short, then perhaps the issue is less with Twitter and more with you? Just something to seriously think about it…..

Site Owners – Support Net Neutrality (here’s how)

On July 12th, 2017 there will be a massive show of support for Net Neutrality.


Sites from across the web will display a prominent alert on their homepage that shows the world what the web will look like without net neutrality. There are “spinning wheel of death”, “blocked”, and “upgrade” alert modals; plan to use the one that best fits your site to encourage users to send a letter to the FCC and Congress in support of net neutrality.

To use these, you need to embed a bit of javascript in the header of your site. Click here to try them out, and then be sure to grab the code on GitHub.

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Percy Pilcher – 19th Century Aircraft

I was watching a very interesting documentary a few days ago. Most of us probably don’t have a clue as to who Percy Pilcher is but he was an aviation pioneer during the late 19th century. He built some of the world’s first hang gliders and made a bit of a name for himself at the time. His biggest creation was he was in the process of building the world’s powered aircraft. Unfortunately he died in a crash when demonstrating one of his earlier gliders and never managed to finish the project.

A century later some aviation experts obtained his blue prints and thought the craft had a lot of potential. So they set out to finish his project to see if it would work. If Pilcher had not died in that hang glider accident he could’ve very likely built the world’s first workable aircraft before the Wright Brothers by about several years.

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Supermoon – Space Probe Style!

Many people myself included went out to watch the supermoon. It’s dubbed this because not only of its larger size on the far horizon, but the moon is closer than it’s been since January 26th, 1948. Unfortunately I went outside a little too late, also I didn’t have the proper camera lens to get a good shot of it anyway.


After heading back home I went on youtube and found an old video stream of the Japanese Selene probe orbiting the moon. At first I thought it was a 3D animation because the stream quality was so vibrant and rich looking. It is in fact real probe footage though its been edited and looped. I found watching this to be far more satisfying and the background music really added a dreamy vibe to it. Enjoy!


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The Rise of OuterNet

We’ve all of course know about the Internet but recently there has been the development of Outernet. It’s been dubbed as the ‘library in the sky’ as it is meant to freely provide vital information in areas of the world where internet is scarce or non-existent. This will benefit people living in an areas hit by a major natural disaster, war-torn countries or trying circumvent censorship.

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Differences between VPS servers and Docker containers

For years VPS has been a great middle-of-the-road server option and will continue to have a place for years to come. You get the best of both worlds as far as performance and price is concerned.

The picture below is an excellent visual showing the differences between Type 1 & 2 hypervisors (VPS) and the newer Docker containers people are steadily going for. If you’re a newb then basically the fewer layers on the stack is better when it comes to using less resources. So the Docker container on the right is clearly the direction to go.

However, that does not necessarily mean a docker will be the best choice for you. Both VMs/VPS and Dockers have their trade-offs. Whatever you’ll be using it for, then learning all the pros and cons will help you determine which works best for you.



Accessing The Outernet (Tutorial)

This is an excellent guide from rtl-sdr.com on all the hardware and software needed in gaining access to the Outernet. The cost is relatively inexpensive for about less than $100 and there are also guides on how to build your own patch antenna if you chose not to buy one. You also don’t necessarily have to use a Raspberry Pi3, you can run it on a Windows/Linux system though support is limited (at the time of this writing).

I shall put a link to the original article at the bottom and the tutorial begins immediately down below.



Outernet is a relatively new satellite service which aims to be a “library in the sky”. Essentially their service is going to be constantly transmitting files and data like news and weather updates from geostationary satellites that cover almost the entire world. Geostationary means that the satellites are in a fixed position in the sky, and do not move over time. By simply pointing a small patch antenna at the sky (with LNA and RTL-SDR receiver), it is possible to download and decode this data from almost anywhere in the world. Their aim is to provide up to date information to users in locations with little to no internet (rural, third world and sea), or in countries with censored internet. It may also be of interest to disaster preppers who want an “off-grid” source of news and weather updates. It can kind of be thought as a kind of one-way download-only internet service.


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