Jan. 26: Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others die in a helicopter crash.
Feb. 5: The Senate acquits president Donald J. Trump of impeachment.
Feb. 28: 12th annual Blackout game takes place at LT.
March 11: COVID-19 is declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
March 13: LT announces students will be sent home for a minimum of three weeks due to COVID-19.
March 21: Governor J.B. Pritzker announces a state-wide shutdown due to COVID-19.
March: 24: The 2020 Olympics are suspended until 2021.
April 17: Governor J.B. Pritzker announces Illinois schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year.
April 27: The Pentagon releases videos of suspected UFOs.
May 25: The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officers.
Protests across the nation begin in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
June 26: Illinois enters phase 4, allowing indoor dining in restaurants, as well as gatherings of under 50 people to take place.
July 14: First murder hornet trapped in the state of Washington.
July 31: Wildfires in California force the evacuation of thousands of people.
Aug 9: Violent looting and rioting takes place in Chicago, and is seen as a trend across the nation.
Aug. 14: LT announces it will begin the year fully remote to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Sept. 18: Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies.
Oct. 19: LT welcomes students back on campus for the first day of hybrid learning.
Oct 24: First murder hornet nest removed in the state of Washington.
Oct. 26: Amy Coney Barret is confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate with a 52-48 vote.
Nov. 7: After four days of counting ballots, Joe Biden is announced the president elect.
Nov. 13: LT decided to return to fully remote for at least three weeks due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Nov. 16: A stay-at-home advisory is suggested for Cook County residents.
Dec. 7: LT welcomed students back in for hybrid learning for two weeks before Christmas Break