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Historical Events In 2017

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Dec 11   US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump given 16 women have accused him of sexual harassment in the year 2017.  

Dec 12   Australian shopping mall firm Westfield is bought by French property company Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion on this day in history.  

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   Democratic Republic of Congo jails for life 11 militiamen for raping 40 children, including a local MP on this day in history.  

Dec 13   Online dictionery Merriam-Webster's most searched word of the year is Feminism in the year 2017.  

Dec 13   Prehistoric bones of a penguin as tall as a human (1.77m) found on Otago beach, New Zealand, reported in "Nature Communications" on this day in history.  

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

Dec 13   Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and threatening to kill her in the year 2017.  

Dec 13   Scientists begin checking interstellar asteroid Oumuamua for signs of alien technology through radio signals on this day in history.  

Dec 14   In the year 2017 british surgeon Simon Bramhall admits to branding the liver of 2 patients with his initials  

Dec 14   Suicide bomber kills at least 18 police officers at a training centre parade in Mogadishu, Somalia, Islamic group al-Shabab claim responsibility on this day in history.  

Dec 14   The Vatican announces it has rediscovered the lost last paintings of Raphael in Vatican Museum, painted 1520 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 14   The Walt Disney Company buys most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in the year 2017.  

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   Anita Hill is appointed to lead a Hollywood commission on sexual harassment, spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy in the year 2017.  

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

Dec 17   Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 2017 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 in the year 2017.  

Dec 18   South Africa's ANC selects Cyril Ramaphosa as leader, to succeed President Jacob Zuma on this day in history.  

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

Dec 20   In the year 2017 lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre  

Dec 20   US House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades on this day in history.  

Dec 21   UN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on this day in history.  

Dec 22   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% on this day in history.  

Dec 22   In the year 2017 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%  

Dec 24   On this day in history 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.  

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

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

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Ezio Pascutti, Italian footballer died in the year 2017.  

Jan 04   Georges Prêtre, French conductor died on this day in history.  

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