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.