Historical Events In 2017
Sunday, 09 August 2020
Jan 01 Portuguese politician and diplomat AntÃ³nio Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon on this day in history.
Jan 02 US House Republicans vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, a public uproar forces them to back down the next day on this day in history.
Jan 06 Elizabeth Warren announces her intention to run for a second term as Massachusetts Senator in the year 2017.
Jan 08 74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win in the year 2017.
Jan 12 US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the year 2017.
Jan 17 In the year 2017 nigerian military mistakely bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state
Jan 17 In the year 2017 search for missing aircraft MH370 over the Indian Ocean is called off
Jan 17 On this day in history uS President Barack Obama commutes WikiLeaks discloser Chelsea Manning's prison sentence from 35 to 7 years
Jan 18 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez in the year 2017.
Jan 18 NASA and NOAA announce that 2016 was the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 which itself topped a record set in 2014 on this day in history.
Jan 19 Adama Barrow sworn in as President of Gambia in Dahkar as Senegalese troops enter Gambia to persuade former President Yahya Jammeh to leave on this day in history.
Jan 19 In the year 2017 high-rise building collapses in Tehran, killing 20 firefighters
Jan 20 In the year 2017 car ploughs into pedestrians in central Melbourne, killing 6 and injuring 27
Jan 20 In the year 2017 donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President
Jan 20 Donald Trump is sworn in by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts as the 45th President of the United States of America. Trump, a Republican New York City businessman, becomes the first non-political office holder or member of the military to hold the office. Mike Pence, former Governor of Indiana, takes the oath of office as the 48th Vice-President of the United States on this day in history.
Jan 21 Millions of people worldwide join the Women's March in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. 420 marches were reported in the U.S. and 168 in other countries, becoming the largest single-day protest in American history and the largest worldwide protest in recent history in the year 2017.
Jan 21 In the year 2017 more than 2 million people protest worldwide in the 'Women's March' against Donald Trump , with 500,000 marching in Washington D.C.
Jan 22 Chile declares a State of Emergency and requests international assistance as wildfires rage out of control in the year 2017.
Jan 22 Jared Kushner is sworn in as Senior Advisor to the President, Donald Trump in the year 2017.
Jan 23 Bernie Ecclestone removed as Formula One boss as Liberty Media completes $8 billion takeover on this day in history.
Jan 23 Most expensive house in the US worth $250 million goes on the market in Bel Air, Los Angeles in the year 2017.
Jan 23 In the year 2017 thunderstorms and tornadoes in Georgia and Mississippi leave at least 18 dead in the US
Jan 25 Kisenosato becomes the 1st Japanese home-grown sumo champion since 1998 when he is made yokozuna, 72nd Grand Champion on this day in history.
Jan 27 Donald Trump issues executive order banning travel to the US for 7 mostly Muslim countries and suspending admission for refugees in the year 2017.
Jan 28 105th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams defeats Venus Williams 6â€“4, 6â€“4, becomes player with most wins in major tournaments (39) in open era in the year 2017.
Jan 28 On this day in history uS President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull have a contentious phone call over deal for US to take 1,250 refugees
Jan 29 105th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 6â€“4, 3â€“6, 6â€“1, 3â€“6, 6â€“3 to win his 18th Grand Slam in the year 2017.
Jan 29 In the year 2017 attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French-Canadian student
Jan 30 Scientists in central China reveal oldest known human ancestor - 540-million-year-old Saccorhytus in a fossil on this day in history.
Jan 31 Romanian government passes emergency decree to release prisoners and decriminalise corruption charges, triggering huge protests in Bucharest on this day in history.
Jan 31 US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates after she instructs Justice Department officials not to defend Trump's travel ban in the year 2017.
Feb 01 British MPs vote in favour of the European Union Bill, allowing the government to begin Brexit on this day in history.
Feb 01 Rex Tillerson confirmed as 69th US Secretary of State on this day in history.
Feb 05 In the year 2017 african Cup of Nations 2017: Cameroon defeat Egypt 2-1 in Libreville