Historical Events In 2017
Saturday, 04 July 2020
Aug 24 On this day in history largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US - $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot
Aug 25 In the year 2017 category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas northeast of Corpus Christi with 130 m.p.h. winds
Aug 25 In the year 2017 hurricane Harvey strikes the United States as a Category 4 hurricane, causing catastrophic damage to the Houston metropolitan area, mostly due to record-breaking floods. At least 90 deaths are recorded, and total damage reaches $198.6 billion (2017 USD), making Harvey the costliest natural disaster in United States history.
Aug 25 Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is convicted of raping two of his followers in Panchkula in the year 2017.
Aug 25 In the year 2017 ongoing - A military operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Aug 25 President Donald Trump grants presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of contempt of court for racial profiling on this day in history.
Aug 25 On this day in history samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for 5 years for corruption in South Korea
Aug 26 In the year 2017 half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks
Aug 26 On this day in history hurricane Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, National Hurricane Center warns of “multiday rainfall disaster”
Aug 26 In the year 2017 violent clashes after conviction of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh kill 31 in Panchkula, 120 admitted to hospital
Aug 26 In the year 2017 women's Ruby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast
Aug 27 In the year 2017 former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas
Aug 28 English actor Ed Skrein pulls out of role in movie “Hellboy” after whitewashing criticism on this day in history.
Aug 28 On this day in history investigation into German nurse Niels Högel, a serving life sentence for killing two patients, concludes he probably killed 86 more
Aug 28 Kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail on this day in history.
Aug 28 Matt Vogel makes his debut as the voice of Kermit the Frog in "Muppet Thought of the Week" video on this day in history.
Aug 28 In the year 2017 north Korea launches missile that flies over Japan, the country's J-Alert warning system warns people to take cover
Aug 29 Hurricane Harvey sets rainfall record (51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou) from a tropical cyclone in continental US, according to US National Weather Service in the year 2017.
Aug 29 In the year 2017 monsoon rains in Mumbai cause chaos closing schools and airports
Aug 29 In the year 2017 uS President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas
Aug 30 In the year 2017 authorities say floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India have killed more 1200 people and damaged 697,000 houses
Aug 30 In the year 2017 brazilian court blocks President Michel Temer from abolishing Renca, whihc would open parts of the Amazon to mining
Aug 30 Hurricane Irma forms near Cape Verde Islands, will go on to become category 5 hurricane and kill at least 102 on this day in history.
Aug 30 Late author Terry Pratchett ' unfinished works destroyed by steamroller as per his instructions in the year 2017.
Aug 31 Indicationss Neanderthals were the first to make glue out of tar strengthened by research published in "Scientific Reports" on this day in history.
Aug 31 In the year 2017 international Organization for Migration states 18,500 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state after 110 deaths, making for Bangladesh
Sep 01 Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga invalidates Kenyan re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the year 2017.
Sep 01 Russian President Vladimir Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions in the year 2017.
Sep 03 1.4 ton WWII bomb defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated, the largest postwar on this day in history.
Sep 03 Californian governor Jerry Brown issues state of emergency due to La Tuna brush fire near Los Angeles in the year 2017.
Sep 03 On this day in history north Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.
Sep 04 In the year 2017 nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai criticizes Suu Kyi's lack of response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
Sep 04 US President Donald Trump announces Dreamers program, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) will be stopped on this day in history.
Sep 05 Barry Callebaut announce a 4th type of chocolate, "Ruby", made from the Ruby cocoa bean on this day in history.