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Historical Events In 2017

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Oct 16   Iraqi army seizes control of oil-rich Kirkuk, from Kurdish peshmerga on this day in history.  

Oct 16   In the year 2017 panama Papers Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in a suspicious car bomb in Malta  

Oct 16   Storm formed from Hurricane Ophelia lashes Ireland, killing 3 people on this day in history.  

Oct 17   On this day in history american short-story writer George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize for his first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo"  

Oct 17   On this day in history islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello after 4 months of fighting  

Oct 17   On this day in history philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares city of Marawi "liberated" from militants  

Oct 17   On this day in history syrian Civil War: Raqqa is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.  

Oct 18   19th Chinese Communist Party congress opens in Beijing with President Xi Jinping delivering 3hr 23min speech heralding “new era” on this day in history.  

Oct 18   US congresswoman Frederica Wilson says President Donald Trump said to bereaved army family of Sgt. La David Johnson "He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway" on this day in history.  

Oct 19   New Zealand Labour Party forms a coalition government led by Jacinda Ardern (37), youngest NZ leader in 161 years on this day in history.  

Oct 19   On this day in history outbreak of the Marburg virus declared by Uganda's Ministry of Health  

Oct 20   On this day in history pollution linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide or 9 million in 2015 in report published in "The Lancet"  

Oct 22   "LA Times" publishes investigation with 38 woman accusing Hollywood writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment on this day in history.  

Oct 24   Albert Einstein 's "Theory of Happiness", written as a note for a bellboy instead of a tip in Tokyo in 1922 sells for $1.56 million on this day in history.  

Oct 24   In the year 2017 crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman vows to return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam after announcing 500bn independent economic zone  

Oct 24   On this day in history dog doping scandal confirmed by officials of Iditarod, Alaskan dog sled race after dogs test positive for a banned substance  

Oct 25   At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping assumes his second term as General Secretary (China's paramount leader), and the political theory Xi Jinping Thought is written into the party's constitution in the year 2017.  

Oct 25   In the year 2017 chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five are young enough to succeed him  

Oct 25   In the year 2017 first fossil of a ichthyosaur (marine reptile, 152 million years old) found in India. Reports published in "Plos One" science journal.  

Oct 26   Cremation ceremony for King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand held in Bangkok, a year after his death in the year 2017.  

Oct 26   On this day in history explosion and fire at a fireworks factory in Tangerang, Indonesia kills 47 and injuries dozens  

Oct 26   Jacinda Ardern is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government in the year 2017.  

Oct 26   On this day in history national Party of New Zealand found guilty of breaching copyright of rapper Eminem 's publisher and must pay $413,000 for use of the sing “Eminem Esque”  

Oct 26   Oldest-known tsunami victim revealed by sediment discovered in 6,000 year-old skull by scientists near Aitape, Papua New Guinea on this day in history.  

Oct 26   In the year 2017 uS President Donald Trump declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency  

Oct 27   Catalonia declares independence from Spain, but the Catalan Republic is not recognised by the Spanish government or any other sovereign nation on this day in history.  

Oct 27   First operation to separate conjoined twins joined at the head in India completed in New Delhi on this day in history.  

Oct 28   In the year 2017 twin car bomb attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, kill at least 27, Islamist militant group al-Shabab claim responsibility  

Oct 30   On this day in history actor Kevin Spacey issues apology after actor Anthony Rapp accuses him of inappropriate sexual behaviour when he was 14  

Oct 30   In the year 2017 kenyan election rerun, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the winner with 38% turnout  

Oct 30   On this day in history president Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates are indicted on fraud charges, advisor George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI  

Oct 30   On this day in history uS federal judge blocks President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military  

Oct 31   John Kelly White House Chief of Staff comments in TV interview that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War", draws criticism on this day in history.  

Oct 31   Judge on Maui, Hawaii orders man to write ex-girlfriend 144 compliments after violating protection order to send 144 nasty text messages on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In 2017

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of tony Atkinson, British economist  

Jan 01   On this day in history death of hilarion Capucci, Syrian Catholic bishop  

Jan 01   On this day in history death of derek Parfit, British philosopher  

Jan 02   John Berger, British art critic, novelist and painter died in the year 2017.  

Jan 02   In the year 2017 death of viktor Tsaryov, Russian footballer  

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

Jan 04   Ezio Pascutti, Italian footballer died on this day in history.  

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

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