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Historical Events In 2017

Monday, 21 September 2020

Sep 17   Wanda Metropolitano stadium, new home of football team Atlético Madrid hosts its 1st match (against Malaga) in Madrid, Spain on this day in history.  

Sep 18   69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elizabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover win in the year 2017.  

Sep 18   England footballer Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drunk driving and is banned for driving for 2 years on this day in history.  

Sep 18   Hurricane Maria passes over the Caribbean island of Dominica as a category 5 hurricane, destroying 90% of structures and killing 27 in the year 2017.  

Sep 19   7.1 earthquake south east of Mexico City kills over 300 on this day in history.  

Sep 19   In the year 2017 eleven days after another powerful earthquake, and on the 32nd anniversary of the deadly 1985 Mexico City earthquake, a Mw 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico, killing more than 350, leaving up to 6,000 injured and thousands more homeless.  

Sep 19   Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Dominica killing 3,059 people in the year 2017.  

Sep 19   Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria strikes similar areas, making landfall on Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane, and Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane. Maria caused at least 94 deaths and damages estimated in excess of $103 billion (2017 USD) on this day in history.  

Sep 19   In the year 2017 new MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals  

Sep 19   In the year 2017 president Hassan Rouhani of Iran in his UN speech criticizes US President Donald Trump for his comments about Iran in his own UN speech  

Sep 19   US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if threatens the US in the year 2017.  

Sep 20   In the year 2017 hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurricane, knocking out all power and killing 25  

Sep 20   In the year 2017 uS Federal Reserve says it will start to unwind its bond portfolio employed in wake of the financial crisis  

Sep 21   On this day in history andre Ward, unified light heavyweight champion and world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, announces his retirement  

Sep 21   Discovery of the first brainless animal that sleeps, the jellyfish Cassiopea, research published in "Current Biology" by Caltech scientists in the year 2017.  

Sep 22   US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn't want to attend on this day in history.  

Sep 23   Women are allowed in King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time during Saudi Arabia's 87th anniversary celebrations in the year 2017.  

Sep 24   In the year 2017 leBron James calls President Donald Trump "U Bum" in a tweet in response to Trump's comments about Stephen Curry  

Sep 24   NFL players kneal, lock arms or stay in their dressing room during the anthem in protests against comments made by President Donald Trump in the year 2017.  

Sep 24   Plastic polystyrene rubbish discovered for first time only 1,000 miles from the north pole by international team of scientists on this day in history.  

Sep 25   On this day in history 92% of Iraqi kurds vote in favour of independence in controversial referendum  

Sep 25   In the year 2017 ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in jail for sexting underage girl  

Sep 25   First ever woman graduates from the US Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course in the year 2017.  

Sep 25   Iraqi Kurdistan votes in a referendum to become an independent state, in defiance of Iraq; by October 15, the crisis escalates into a short-lived armed conflict over disputed territories in the year 2017.  

Sep 25   Uber's licence to operate is not renewed by Transport for London in the UK, citing problems with background checks in the year 2017.  

Sep 26   In the year 2017 fights break out in Uganda's parliament during debate to raise presidential age limit  

Sep 26   In the year 2017 saudi Arabia announces it is overturning its ban on women driving - last country in the world to do so  

Sep 26   World's second-largest gem-quality diamond, the "Lesedi La Rona", sells for $53m in the year 2017.  

Sep 27   Researchers confirm existence of giant tree rat "Vika" in the Solomon Islands that can crack open coconuts in the year 2017.  

Sep 27   Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra found guilty of criminal negligence in rice subsidy scheme, sentenced to 5 years in absentia in the year 2017.  

Sep 28   On this day in history actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer  

Sep 29   Mysterious sonic attacks on US diplomats prompt US to warn citizens not to travel to Cuba and pull some embassy staff on this day in history.  

Sep 30   On this day in history indonesian man survives a fight with giant python 7.8m long in Batang Gansal  

Oct 01   Amid a deepening constitutional crisis, Catalonia holds an independence referendum on seceding from Spain on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In 2017

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Tony Atkinson, British economist died on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Hilarion Capucci, Syrian Catholic bishop died on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Derek Parfit, British philosopher died in the year 2017.  

Jan 02   In the year 2017 death of john Berger, British art critic, novelist and painter  

Jan 02   Viktor Tsaryov, Russian footballer died on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history death of igor Volk, Ukrainian-born Russian cosmonaut  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of ezio Pascutti, Italian footballer  

Jan 04   Georges Prêtre, French conductor died in the year 2017.  

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