Historical Events In 2017
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Aug 24 Largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US - $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot in the year 2017.
Aug 25 In the year 2017 category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas northeast of Corpus Christi with 130 m.p.h. winds
Aug 25 Hurricane Harvey strikes the United States as a Category 4 hurricane, causing catastrophic damage to the Houston metropolitan area, mostly due to record-breaking floods. At least 90 deaths are recorded, and total damage reaches $198.6 billion (2017 USD), making Harvey the costliest natural disaster in United States history on this day in history.
Aug 25 On this day in history indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is convicted of raping two of his followers in Panchkula
Aug 25 On this day in history ongoing - A military operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Aug 25 In the year 2017 president Donald Trump grants presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of contempt of court for racial profiling
Aug 25 Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for 5 years for corruption in South Korea on this day in history.
Aug 26 Half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks in the year 2017.
Aug 26 Hurricane Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, National Hurricane Center warns of “multiday rainfall disaster” in the year 2017.
Aug 26 Violent clashes after conviction of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh kill 31 in Panchkula, 120 admitted to hospital on this day in history.
Aug 26 Women's Ruby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast in the year 2017.
Aug 27 On this day in history former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas
Aug 28 English actor Ed Skrein pulls out of role in movie “Hellboy” after whitewashing criticism in the year 2017.
Aug 28 In the year 2017 investigation into German nurse Niels Högel, a serving life sentence for killing two patients, concludes he probably killed 86 more
Aug 28 Kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail on this day in history.
Aug 28 On this day in history matt Vogel makes his debut as the voice of Kermit the Frog in "Muppet Thought of the Week" video
Aug 28 On this day in history north Korea launches missile that flies over Japan, the country's J-Alert warning system warns people to take cover
Aug 29 Hurricane Harvey sets rainfall record (51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou) from a tropical cyclone in continental US, according to US National Weather Service on this day in history.
Aug 29 On this day in history monsoon rains in Mumbai cause chaos closing schools and airports
Aug 29 US President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas on this day in history.
Aug 30 In the year 2017 authorities say floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India have killed more 1200 people and damaged 697,000 houses
Aug 30 Brazilian court blocks President Michel Temer from abolishing Renca, whihc would open parts of the Amazon to mining in the year 2017.
Aug 30 On this day in history hurricane Irma forms near Cape Verde Islands, will go on to become category 5 hurricane and kill at least 102
Aug 30 Late author Terry Pratchett ' unfinished works destroyed by steamroller as per his instructions in the year 2017.
Aug 31 Indicationss Neanderthals were the first to make glue out of tar strengthened by research published in "Scientific Reports" on this day in history.
Aug 31 On this day in history international Organization for Migration states 18,500 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state after 110 deaths, making for Bangladesh
Sep 01 In the year 2017 kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga invalidates Kenyan re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta
Sep 01 Russian President Vladimir Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions on this day in history.
Sep 03 1.4 ton WWII bomb defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated, the largest postwar in the year 2017.
Sep 03 In the year 2017 californian governor Jerry Brown issues state of emergency due to La Tuna brush fire near Los Angeles
Sep 03 North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in the year 2017.
Sep 04 On this day in history nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai criticizes Suu Kyi's lack of response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
Sep 04 US President Donald Trump announces Dreamers program, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) will be stopped on this day in history.
Sep 05 Barry Callebaut announce a 4th type of chocolate, "Ruby", made from the Ruby cocoa bean in the year 2017.