If you’re like us, you can’t quite believe how much has already happened this year. Like any time spent at All Jackpots Mobile Casino, it has certainly been action-packed. In the spirit of 2020’s auspicious numerology, we’ve picked 20 events that we think will be a big deal this year. Some of them are specific happenings; others are more general. All of them will make you feel alive and a part of the world.
1. The US Presidential Elections
Whatever happens, the US elections are big enough to impact almost everyone and will be watched by armchair politicians in every corner of the globe.
2. The 2020 Summer Olympics
The Olympics are always a great spectacle that brings nations together, and this year Skateboarding, Surfing and Karate are among the sports that are being included for the first time.
3. The Mars 2020 Mission
That’s right, another rover is headed to the Red Planet in late July or early August 2020. With 23 cameras, it could lead to important new scientific findings.
4. Yahoo! Opening its Time Capsule
Yahoo’s virtual time capsule was created in 2006, and people could submit digital artefacts that showed what life was like, to go inside it. Now it’s going to be opened on the web service provider’s 20th birthday.
5. Incredible Movie Releases
You might find this hard to believe, but Fast and Furious 9 and Top Gun: Maverick could be the least exciting franchise releases of 2020. Remakes also get a nod, with a live-action Mulan and a New West Side Story film on the way.
6. Memorable Historic Anniversaries
The 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles was in January, and this year also sees the centenary of the 19th USA Amendment ratification. This year also marks the 400th anniversary of Mayflower’s voyage.
7. Breakthrough in Peanut Allergy Treatment
A new immunotherapy could help suppress serious reactions and is bringing hope to sufferers.
8.The New and Improved Washington Monument
The Washington Monument has been closed to the public for the last 3 years while undergoing structural and security updates, but it’s expected to reopen in September this year.
9. Brand New Brilliant Books
Isabel Allende is back with A Long Petal of the Sea, and that’s just for starters! For bookworms, 2020 has plenty to look forward to.
10. Next-Generation Video Games and Consoles
Video gaming is set to become even more of a cultural mainstay with Halo Infinite, PlayStation 5 and other next-generation releases hitting the shelves.
11. Television’s New Era
Peacock, HBO Max and other new streaming services, as well as reboots and spinoffs involving the likes of Lizzie Maguire, Clueless and Riverdale await.
12. Soccer Fever Everywhere
Copa America and the UEFA Football Championship are taking place at the same time this year. Historically this is rare, but going forward the 2 huge tournaments will coincide every 4 years.
13. Dubai’s World Expo
Expo 2020 brings breakthroughs in science, art, technology and other spheres together in a 6 month-long exhibition. The Sustainability and Happiness displays are the most keenly anticipated.
14. Bustles Around Broadway
And by bustles, we mean musicals. The Devil Wears Prada, The Bodyguard, and Magic Mike are just some of the beloved movies getting the musical treatment this year.
15. The Great South American Eclipse
The eclipse will take place on the 14th of December, with the Gemini Meteor Shower lighting up the sky the night before. A week later, Jupiter and Saturn will align in an unusual way to complete the trifecta.
16. New Music to Keep You Dancing
Tours and new releases abound, from artists as diverse as Cardi B and Ozzy Osbourne.
Several high-speed rail systems will break ground in the USA this year, bringing the future of terrestrial travel to the land of the free.
18. Baseball’s Real-Life Field of Dreams
The Yankees and the White Sox are facing off on August 13th in a game inspired by the movie Field of Dreams. The momentous event is even due to be held on a field near the original film set!
19. The Electric Truck Rumbles In
Huge, muscle-bound trucks collide with quiet, earth-friendly engines. Start-ups and major companies like Ford are planning to introduce competition for Tesla’s Cybertruck soon.
20. A Shiny New Decade
Ultimately, every moment and decade that we live are as good or bad as we make them. New resolutions and habits aren’t only for the beginning of January, but there’s just something about a year that ends in zero. Make the decision and take the required action to live your best life in 2020.