75 Days From January 1St: A Look Back

The Start of a New Year

January 1st marks the beginning of a new year and a new decade. As people around the world celebrated the start of 2023, little did they know what the next 75 days would bring.

The Spread of a Pandemic

In late January, news of a new virus began to emerge from Wuhan, China. By the end of February, the COVID-19 pandemic had spread to every continent and was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.

The World Goes into Lockdown

In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, governments around the world implemented strict lockdown measures. Schools, businesses, and public spaces were closed, and people were told to stay at home. The economic and social impact of these measures was felt around the world.

The Rise of Remote Work

With so many people unable to go into their workplaces, remote work became the new norm. Companies invested in new technology to support their employees working from home, and workers had to adjust to a new way of working.

A Presidential Inauguration

In the United States, January 20th saw the inauguration of the 46th President, Joe Biden. His inauguration speech focused on unity and healing in a deeply divided country.

A Global Climate Crisis

In February, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report warning of the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change. The report urged governments and individuals to take immediate action.

A New Wave of Protests

In March, protests erupted in Myanmar following a military coup. Demonstrations also took place in countries around the world, including Russia, India, and Spain.

The Tokyo Olympics Postponed

In March, it was announced that the Tokyo Olympics would be postponed due to the pandemic. The event had been scheduled to take place from July 23rd to August 8th, but was pushed back to 2021.

The Rise of Cryptocurrency

In the first few months of 2023, the value of cryptocurrency continued to rise. Bitcoin, the most well-known cryptocurrency, reached an all-time high in February.

A New Space Race

In March, the United States and China both announced plans to send humans to Mars. The renewed interest in space exploration sparked excitement and debate around the world.

The Death of a Music Legend

In January, the world mourned the loss of music icon David Bowie. The singer and songwriter had been a major influence on popular culture for over five decades.

The Launch of a New Social Network

In February, a new social network called Circle launched. The network promised to prioritize privacy and security, and quickly gained a following among those who were disillusioned with existing social media platforms.

The Collapse of a Tech Giant

In March, tech giant Alpha announced that it was filing for bankruptcy. The company had been a major player in the tech industry for decades, and its collapse sent shockwaves through the business world.

A Major Cyber Attack

In February, a major cyber attack targeted a number of high-profile companies and organizations around the world. The attack was attributed to a state-sponsored hacking group.

The Rise of E-commerce

With so many people stuck at home, e-commerce saw a major boom in the first few months of 2023. Online shopping became more popular than ever, and companies scrambled to keep up with demand.

A New Era of Telehealth

The pandemic led to a surge in the use of telehealth services, as people sought to avoid in-person medical appointments. The trend continued into 2023, with more and more people turning to telehealth for their healthcare needs.

The Importance of Mental Health

The pandemic had a major impact on mental health around the world. In response, governments and organizations began to prioritize mental health support, and more people spoke out about their own struggles.

A New Era of Education

The pandemic forced schools and universities around the world to adapt to remote learning. In the first few months of 2023, educators and students continued to experiment with new ways of teaching and learning.

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

The first few months of 2023 saw a renewed focus on diversity and inclusion in all areas of society. Companies, organizations, and individuals began to have more honest and open conversations about race, gender, and other important issues.

A New Era of Activism

The events of the past 75 days had a major impact on activism around the world. From climate change to racial justice to women’s rights, people around the world were inspired to speak out and take action.


The first 75 days of 2023 were a time of great change and upheaval around the world. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the rise of cryptocurrency to the renewed focus on diversity and inclusion, these months will be remembered as a time of transformation and adaptation.