In this year
A nationwide emergency was declared in Kazakhstan in response to ongoing Kazakh unrest. The cabinet of Askar Mamin, the prime minister at the time, resigned. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also removed former president Nursultan Nazarbayev from his role as Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan.
Russia began invading Ukraine by the end of the month. On February 24, at dawn, missiles began to strike Kyiv. Multiple world leaders have traveled to and from Ukraine to show their support for the country and its leader, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In the time since Russia's first invasions, Ukraine's resilience against the superpower has impressed millions.
The International Criminal Court began an investigation into Russia following their invasion against Ukraine. The goal was to find any possible war crimes committed by Russia against Ukraine. In the months that unfolded, countries across the globe would curtail trade to and from the nation in protest, and Russia would be banned from several international events and competitions.
The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) revealed its final part of its Sixth Assessment Report on climate change. The report warned that greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2025 at the latest. They must also decline by 43% by 2030 to limit global warming to a low of 1.5 °C (2.7 °F).
The 2022 monkeypox outbreak began – just when COVID was starting to seem manageable. The outbreak began when the first monkeypox virus case was reported in London, the United Kingdom. Since then, over 3,700 cases have been reported in the UK.
The Whisky War came to an end. Canada and Denmark ended their feud over Hans Island – they did so by dividing the island in half.
Following a series of resignations from his government, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his intention to resign. In so doing, he launched the July - September 2022 Conservative Party leadership election.
Israel launched airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. In so doing, they killed Islamic Jihad military leader Tayseer Jabari. Both parties eventually agreed to a ceasefire following three days of unrest.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle after a reign of over 70 years, the longhest in British monarchy history. She was 96 years old at the time. Her family flew to Scotland to be by her side at the end. Her son Charles III would succeed her as King, and Camilla would become Queen Consort, but a coronation would not occur before 2023.
Having only spent 45 days in office, Liz Truss revealed her resignation as leader of the Conservative Party. She also announced her intention to resign as prime minister of the United Kingdom.
OpenAI released ChatGPT. This artificial intelligence chatbot can answer questions and write essays for the user in almost real time – and it would be at the forefront of the AI revolution that unfolded from Spring 2023 onward.
The G7 and Australia joined the European Union in setting a firm cap of $60 a barrel on Russian crude oil. The goal was to prevent Russia from gaining any profit from its war against Ukraine – as measures to curtail the country would persist, as Premier Vladimir Putin refused to back down from military action.
2023 was the year of the…
Just like people born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010, anyone born in 2022 were born in the Chinese year of the tiger. People born in tiger years are said to be brave, unpredictable, confident, and competitive. And, just like the mighty tiger itself, they are known for being fierce, and ready to pounce when necessary! The next Tiger year won't be until 2034.