Amid a turbulent 2020, here are historic firsts you may have missed

Amid a turbulent 2020, here are historic firsts you may have missed

December 10, 2020

This year has been regarded by many as one of the worst years in recent memory. While it is true 2020 was a year marked by a deadly pandemic and a contentious political climate, it was also a year of progress in many areas. 

Many “firsts” occurred in 2020 – from politics to entertainment to sports. In what seemed like an endless stream of bad news, there were also many historic moments. 

Politics

Sports

 Jason Wright was announced as team president of the newly-renamed Washington Football Team – the first Black person to hold that title in NFL history. At age 38, he’s also the youngest.

Vanderbilt women’s soccer player Sarah Fuller made history in November as the first woman to play in a Power 5 Conference college football game, according to Vanderbilt Athletics. 

For the first time in the NFL, an all-Black crew officiated the November 23 game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams. 

Entertainment

Military 

Science

U.S. and World

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