2021

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November 28, 2021

The year 2021 ("two thousand and twenty-one") is the current year. It is a common year that begins on a Friday, the 2021st year of our era, the 21st year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the decade 2020-2029.

Other calendars

The year 2021 of the Gregorian calendar corresponds to the following dates: Chinese Calendar: 4718/4719 (Chinese New Year 4719 of the year of the metal ox is on February 12, 2021) Hebrew Calendar: 5781/5782 (1st Tishri 5782 is September 7, 2021) Indian calendar: 1942/1943 (the 1st chaitra 1943 takes place on March 22, 2021) Japanese calendar: 3 of the Reiwa Era (Japanese calendar uses Gregorian days) Muslim calendar: 1442/1443 (the 1st Muharram 1443 takes place on August 10, 2021) Persian calendar: 1399/1400 (the 1st farvardin 1400 is on March 21, 2021) Republican calendar: 229/230 (the 1st Vendémiaire 230 takes place on September 22, 2021) Julian days: 2,459,215.5 to 2,459,580.5,

Climate

In mid-July 2021, historic floods hit Europe, the countries of Belgium and Germany are the most affected, it is one of the worst natural disasters of the beginning of the 21st century in Europe in terms of number of victims; more than two hundred people died in the floods.

Events

January

January 1: in France, creation of the European community of Alsace by merger of the departmental councils of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin. January 2: Kazakhstan abolishes the death penalty, the decree was signed by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev; in Niger, the Tchoma Bangou and Zaroumadareye massacres kill around 100 people. January 4: Saudi Arabia reopens its border with Qatar, ending a three-year diplomatic crisis. January 6: in the United States, rally of pro-Trump activists in Washington DC to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election. At the request of outgoing President Donald Trump, several thousand demonstrators gather in front of the Capitol, before quitting. 'a hundred people manage to storm the building. January 10: parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan; presidential election and referendum in Kyrgyzstan. January 13: the United States House of Representatives votes for the impeachment of Donald Trump for inciting insurgency following the assault on Capitol Hill; the first transplant of both arms and shoulders ever done is performed at the Hôpital Édouard-Herriot on an Icelandic patient, in Lyon, France. January 14: Tunisia celebrates 10 years of the jasmine revolution, riots break out in the main cities every night of the week following the anniversary. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Indonesia, nearly 150 km from Palopo City, which partially destroyed the city of Mamuju including its hospital killing at least 81 people. January 15: according to the World Health Organization's count, the bar of 2 million deaths worldwide caused directly by the Covid-19 pandemic is exceeded January 20: Investiture of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris as 49th Vice President of the United States, on the steps of the Capitol in Washington D.C. January 22: the Camargo massacre in Mexico kills 19. January 24: presidential election in Portugal.

February

February 1: A military coup overthrows the government of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. February 18: landing of the Perseverance rover on the planet Mars. February 20: Nigerien presidential election of 2020 (2nd round). February 17: in northern Brazil, Aruká, the last male member of the indigenous people of Brazil of the Jumas, already close to extinction since a series of massacres carried out by militias paid by companies who wanted to exploit their land

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