We are over half-way through 2021 and there is starting to be some light at the end of the dark tunnel that was 2020, so why not create a wonderful keepsake present compiled of the most recent events that are sure to make history?
4th January 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the third national lockdown in England.
6th January 2021
Supporters of President Donald Trump storm the US Capitol in Washington DC, resulting in five deaths. A few days later, President Donald Trump was impeached for “incitement of insurrection”, marking the first time in history a US President has been impeached twice.
20th January 2021
Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th US President and Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice President, making history as the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history and the first female, first African American and first Asian American Vice President.
9th – 13th February 2021
The second impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump sees him, once again, acquitted by the US Senate.
7th March 2021
Oprah Winfrey interviews Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, alleging Meghan was subject to racist treatment from the Royal Family.
15th March 2021
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations are halted in some countries, after some minor evidence of unusual blood clotting is found, causing widespread concern.
23rd – 29th March 2021
Container ship Ever Given becomes stuck in the Suez Canal in Egypt, preventing an estimated USD $9.6 billion worth of trade and becoming a viral meme.
9th April 2021
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99.
20th April 2021
George Floyd’s murderer, police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of all charges, making him the first white Minnesota police officer to be convicted of murdering a black person. He was later sentenced to almost 23 years in prison.
19th July 2021
The UK lifts most COVID-19 restrictions on what was dubbed “Freedom Day”, despite 50,000 new daily infections.
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