2020 in headlines: All the biggest news stories of the year

Grab a cup of tea and settle in. This is going to take awhile!

Hospital workers, including ER RN Adele Rushneck-Feeney, at right, watch outside the Westchester Medical Center as first responders pass by in a caravan of sirens and lights on April 14 in Valhalla, New York. The first responders arrived in EMS ambulances, fire department trucks and police vehicles to give thanks to health care workers for their efforts in combating the coronavirus pandemic in Westchester County, N.Y.
Hospital workers, including ER RN Adele Rushneck-Feeney, at right, watch outside the Westchester Medical Center as first responders pass by in a caravan of sirens and lights on April 14 in Valhalla, New York. The first responders arrived in EMS ambulances, fire department trucks and police vehicles to give thanks to health care workers for their efforts in combating the coronavirus pandemic in Westchester County, N.Y. (Getty Images)

What a year it was -- 2020 was truly one for the books.

We don’t need to beat around the bush much; you know the whirlwind that constituted this crazy year. So without further ado ... all the things you’re going to tell your grandchildren someday:


January

Bushfires in Australia rage on

Residents look on as flames burn through bush on Jan. 4 in Lake Tabourie, Australia. A state of emergency had been declared across New South Wales. At that time, Getty Images said, 1,365 homes were lost, while 3.6 million hectares have been burnt this fire season. (Getty Images)

Although these started in late 2019, Australia continued battling a devastating wildfire season in January. At least 33 people died, along with thousands of animals; families were displaced, and at least 27.2 million acres of bush, forest and parks across the country were burned, according to the BBC. It was considered a state of emergency as fire officials worked to get the situation under control.

Iranian general Qasem Soleimani killed in a drone strike by the U.S.


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