Historical Events In 2017
Friday, 18 September 2020
Aug 14 Parliamentary citizenship scandal deepens in Australia after Barnaby Joyce, Deputy PM revealed to be a New Zealand citizen on this day in history.
Aug 14 On this day in history uS President Donald Trump condemns racist violence at the White House after criticism of his earlier response to Charlottesville violence
Aug 15 On this day in history barack Obama 's tweet "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." in response to Charlottesville violence becomes most-liked tweet ever
Aug 15 On this day in history daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond one more time
Aug 15 On this day in history falling tree kills 13, injures 49 at a religious festival in Funchal, on Portuguese island of Madeira
Aug 15 Scientists genetic study of the apple reveal its origin was in Kazakhstan, published in "Nature Communications" in the year 2017.
Aug 16 On this day in history baltimore city council removes confederate statues under cover of darkness in response to Charlottesville violence
Aug 16 On this day in history emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes
Aug 16 Last batch of Farc rebel weapons removed by the UN in Colombia on this day in history.
Aug 16 In the year 2017 lebanon parliament abolishes article 522, which exempted rapists from prosecution if they married their victim
Aug 16 Over 100 Maasai houses destroyed in Tanzania by game park authorities as part of a border dispute near Serengeti National Park on this day in history.
Aug 16 Philippine police kill 32 in raids near Manilia, most deadly night in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs on this day in history.
Aug 16 Three suicide bombers kill 27 people outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state, Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected on this day in history.
Aug 17 Anti-immigrant One Nation party leader Pauline Hansen is widely criticized for wearing a burqa into the Australian parliament in the year 2017.
Aug 17 Collision of two neutron stars witnessed for the first time first picked up by US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo) in the year 2017.
Aug 17 Terror attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain as van rams into crowds killing 16, injuring 120 in the year 2017.
Aug 17 The first observation of a collision of two neutron stars (GW170817) is hailed as a breakthrough in multi-messenger astronomy when both gravitational and electromagnetic waves from the event are detected. Data from the event provided confirmatory evidence for the r-process theory of the origin of heavy elements like gold on this day in history.
Aug 17 Three Hong Kong activists, Jason Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow jailed for unlawful assembly on this day in history.
Aug 18 White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump in the year 2017.
Aug 21 On this day in history a total solar eclipse (nicknamed "The Great American Eclipse") is visible within a band across the entire contiguous United States of America, passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts.
Aug 21 On this day in history chile's constitutional court approves bill to ease country's total abortion ban
Aug 21 Destroyer USS John S McCain collides with an oil tanker near Singapore leaving 10 missing and 5 injured in the year 2017.
Aug 21 Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m to woman who developed ovarian cancer after using their talc-based products on this day in history.
Aug 21 London's parliament clock Big Ben chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts in the year 2017.
Aug 21 In the year 2017 next total solar eclipse visible from North America
Aug 21 The next total solar eclipse visible from Canada will happen on this day in the year 2017.
Aug 21 On this day in history total solar eclipse visible from North America
Aug 22 India's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq) on this day in history.
Aug 22 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens grants stay of execution for Marcellus Williams in light of possible new DNA eividence on this day in history.
Aug 23 On this day in history air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead
Aug 23 India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year, 22,186 cases reported on this day in history.
Aug 23 In the year 2017 nearly 60 million people in the Indus Valley, Pakistan at risk from arsenic in research published in "Science Advances"
Aug 23 On this day in history uS Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters
Aug 23 World's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall in the year 2017.