Global Events of 2021

Do you remember these news events from around the world in the year 2021?
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Last updated: January 22, 2022
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January 6
Pro-Trump protesters storm this building in Washington, D.C.
Capitol Building
January 6
Mass arrests of pro-democracy activists take place in this city
Hong Kong
January 29
The share price of this video game retailer peaks at $325 due to a Reddit-driven short squeeze
February 1
A military coup removes this leader from power in Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi
February 9
Hope becomes the first space probe from this country to enter orbit around Mars
United Arab Emirates
February 19
The US rejoins this international agreement after leaving it under the Trump Administration
Paris Agreement
February 22
This country becomes the first to record over 500,000 COVID-19 deaths
United States
March 1
This former French president is convicted on corruption charges
Nicolas Sarkozy
March 23
This container ship becomes lodged in the Suez Canal
Ever Given
April 9
This member of the British royal family dies aged 99
Prince Philip
April 20
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is convicted of the murder of this man
George Floyd
April 25
Aged 83, this man becomes the oldest person in history to win the Academy Award for Best Actor
Anthony Hopkins
May 23
This country forces down a Ryanair flight to arrest a dissident journalist
May 26
A Dutch court rules this company must align its emissions with the Paris Agreement
June 9
El Salvador adopts this currency as legal tender alongside the US dollar
June 13
This long-serving Israeli prime minister leaves office
Benjamin Netanyahu
June 29
This former US secretary of defense dies aged 88
Donald Rumsfeld
July 7
Jovenel Moise, the president of this country, is assassinated
July 16
184 people are killed in flash flooding in this European country
August 15
This fundamentalist Islamist movement recaptures Kabul and overthrows the Afghan government
September 15
This trilateral security pact is announced between the US, UK and Australia
October 4
Unable to drive down Delta cases despite a hard lockdown, this country officially abandons its COVID-19 "elimination" or COVID-zero policy
New Zealand
October 15
This British MP is assassinated at a constituency surgery
David Amess
November 29
The government of this country repeals agricultural legislation which had led to ongoing protests
November 30
This Commonwealth Realm becomes a republic
December 6
Several countries announce a diplomatic boycott of this 2022 sporting event
Beijing Winter Olympics
December 8
This person succeeds Angela Merkel as Chancellor of Germany
Olaf Scholz
December 12
Voters in this French overseas territory reject independence in a referendum
New Caledonia
December 25
This successor to the Hubble Telescope is launched
James Webb Telescope
December 31
At year's end, this is the only Australian state remaining COVID-free
Western Australia
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