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.