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Historical Events In 2017

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Dec 11   US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump given 16 women have accused him of sexual harassment on this day in history.  

Dec 12   Australian shopping mall firm Westfield is bought by French property company Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion in the year 2017.  

Dec 12   Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat in upset win marked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore on this day in history.  

Dec 13   On this day in history democratic Republic of Congo jails for life 11 militiamen for raping 40 children, including a local MP  

Dec 13   On this day in history online dictionery Merriam-Webster's most searched word of the year is Feminism  

Dec 13   In the year 2017 prehistoric bones of a penguin as tall as a human (1.77m) found on Otago beach, New Zealand, reported in "Nature Communications"  

Dec 13   Prime Minister Theresa May 's UK Conservative government loses key vote in Parliament for an amendment to allow MPs to vote on Brexit in the year 2017.  

Dec 13   On this day in history salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and threatening to kill her  

Dec 13   In the year 2017 scientists begin checking interstellar asteroid Oumuamua for signs of alien technology through radio signals  

Dec 14   British surgeon Simon Bramhall admits to branding the liver of 2 patients with his initials in the year 2017.  

Dec 14   In the year 2017 suicide bomber kills at least 18 police officers at a training centre parade in Mogadishu, Somalia, Islamic group al-Shabab claim responsibility  

Dec 14   In the year 2017 the Vatican announces it has rediscovered the lost last paintings of Raphael in Vatican Museum, painted 1520  

Dec 14   In the year 2017 the Walt Disney Company announces that it will acquire most of 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox film studio, for $66 billion.  

Dec 14   On this day in history the Walt Disney Company buys most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion  

Dec 14   Train ploughs into a school bus cutting it in half, killing 4 children and injuring 20 near Perpignan, France on this day in history.  

Dec 14   US media regulator the Federal Communications Commission votes to end net neutrality on this day in history.  

Dec 15   On this day in history anita Hill is appointed to lead a Hollywood commission on sexual harassment, spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy  

Dec 17   In the year 2017 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend, 2nd largest opening in North America ($220m)  

Dec 17   On this day in history brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires  

Dec 17   French sailor François Gabart sets round-the-world record for fastest solo navigation of the globe in 42 days 16 hours in the year 2017.  

Dec 17   In the year 2017 sebastián Piñera wins Chile's presidential election run-off returning to office after 4 years  

Dec 17   On this day in history set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan in Bejing - record for Chinese paintings  

Dec 17   On this day in history terrorist suicide attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan kills nine  

Dec 18   Australia regains cricket's Ashes against England, winning by an innings to take 3 game lead at the Wacca in Perth in the year 2017.  

Dec 18   Austria swears in new coalition government with Sebastian Kurz aged 31 of the People's Party made Chancellor on this day in history.  

Dec 18   South Africa's ANC selects Cyril Ramaphosa as leader, to succeed President Jacob Zuma in the year 2017.  

Dec 20   In the year 2017 european Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights  

Dec 20   Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre on this day in history.  

Dec 20   US House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades in the year 2017.  

Dec 21   UN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital in the year 2017.  

Dec 22   In the year 2017 the UN Security Council votes 15-0 in favor of additional sanctions on North Korea, including measures to slash the country's petroleum imports by up to 90%.  

Dec 22   UN Security Council votes 15 to 0 for additional sanctions on North Korea, including measures to slash the country's petrol imports by up to 90% on this day in history.  

Dec 24   Guatemala follows in the footsteps of the United States by announcing that they will also move their Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, followed by Honduras and Panama two days later in the year 2017.  

Dec 31   On this day in history coldest ball drop on record in New York City, low temperature reaches -4°F.  

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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 in the year 2017.  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history death of john Berger, British art critic, novelist and painter  

Jan 02   Viktor Tsaryov, Russian footballer died in the year 2017.  

Jan 03   In the year 2017 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 on this day in history.  

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