May 20. Kazinform Major Events Timeline

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazinform Timeline is the one-stop-shop where you can learn about historical events of May 20. Learn about notable events that happened throughout Kazakhstan’s history on May 20.


world metrology day is observed on May 20. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Meter Convention in 1875. This treaty forms the basis of a globally consistent measurement system that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and the international trade, as well as improving the quality of life and protecting the global environment.

world bee day is celebrated on May 20 each year. The purpose of the international day is to recognize the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem.

International Clinical Trials Day takes place on May 20 each year to commemorate the day James Lind began the first randomized clinical trial in 1747.


1998 – The law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the status of the capital of Kazakhstan defining the legal status, organizational and political and economic foundations of the functioning of the Kazakh capital.

2001 – The International Chess Super Tournament dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan takes place for the first time in Astana. World champion Vladimir Kramnik, and ex-world champion Garry Kasparov took part.

2010 – The team of Kazakh mountaineers becomes the first in the world to complete the program of the 14 highest peaks on the planet.

2013 – Kazakhstan and Bolivia establish diplomatic relations.

2014 – Street named after former King of Jordan Hussein bin Talal opens in Astana.

2016 – Sagadat Nurmagambetov. Kazakhfilm’s documentary Last Interviews wins the Best Portrait Feature Award at the 12th Pobedili Vmeste International Documentary Film and Television Festival held in Sevastopol.

2018 – Actress Samal Yesslyamova wins the prize at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for her role in Sergei Dvortsevoy’s film Ayka.

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