Historical Events In 2017
Friday, 21 January 2022
Oct 16 Iraqi army seizes control of oil-rich Kirkuk, from Kurdish peshmerga on this day in history.
Oct 16 On this day in history panama Papers Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in a suspicious car bomb in Malta
Oct 16 On this day in history storm formed from Hurricane Ophelia lashes Ireland, killing 3 people
Oct 17 American short-story writer George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize for his first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo" on this day in history.
Oct 17 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 in the year 2017.
Oct 17 In the year 2017 philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares city of Marawi "liberated" from militants
Oct 17 Syrian Civil War: Raqqa is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the year 2017.
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 In the year 2017 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"
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 In the year 2017 outbreak of the Marburg virus declared by Uganda's Ministry of Health
Oct 20 Pollution linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide or 9 million in 2015 in report published in "The Lancet" on this day in history.
Oct 22 On this day in history "LA Times" publishes investigation with 38 woman accusing Hollywood writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment
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 Dog doping scandal confirmed by officials of Iditarod, Alaskan dog sled race after dogs test positive for a banned substance in the year 2017.
Oct 25 In the year 2017 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.
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 Explosion and fire at a fireworks factory in Tangerang, Indonesia kills 47 and injuries dozens in the year 2017.
Oct 26 On this day in history jacinda Ardern is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government
Oct 26 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” on this day in history.
Oct 26 In the year 2017 oldest-known tsunami victim revealed by sediment discovered in 6,000 year-old skull by scientists near Aitape, Papua New Guinea
Oct 26 In the year 2017 uS President Donald Trump declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency
Oct 27 On this day in history catalonia declares independence from Spain, but the Catalan Republic is not recognised by the Spanish government or any other sovereign nation.
Oct 27 First operation to separate conjoined twins joined at the head in India completed in New Delhi in the year 2017.
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 Kenyan election rerun, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the winner with 38% turnout in the year 2017.
Oct 30 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 in the year 2017.
Oct 30 In the year 2017 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.