Historical Events In 2017
Monday, 29 May 2023
Oct 01 Fifty-eight people are killed and 546 injured when Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd in Las Vegas, surpassing the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the deadliest mass shooting perpetrated by a lone gunman in U.S. history in the year 2017.
Oct 01 Stephen Paddock shoots dead 58 people, injuring 489, at a concert in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in American history on this day in history.
Oct 02 In the year 2017 uS scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young awarded Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for work on the body clock
Oct 03 In the year 2017 king Felipe of Spain speaks out against the Catalan referendum saying organizers have "broken the rule of law"
Oct 03 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves" on this day in history.
Oct 03 On this day in history uS President Trump visits Puerto Rico devastated by hurricane Maria
Oct 04 English PM Theresa May suffers nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, pranster interupts and set collapses in the year 2017.
Oct 04 In the year 2017 nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for their work on cryo-electron microscopy
Oct 05 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on this day in history.
Oct 05 Iraqi forces claim victory and control over Islamic State's last urban stronghold Hawija, Northern Iraq in the year 2017.
Oct 05 Spanish constitutional court suspends Catalan parliament to prevent declaration of independence on this day in history.
Oct 06 In the year 2017 british writer Kazuo Ishiguro is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
Oct 06 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in the year 2017.
Oct 06 Storm Nate kills at least 22 people passing through Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras on this day in history.
Oct 07 In the year 2017 rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington
Oct 08 Wildfires ignite in Northern Californian wine country, killing at least 41 over the next week, with 20,000 evacutated on this day in history.
Oct 09 American economist Richard Thaler is awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics on this day in history.
Oct 09 On this day in history producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse
Oct 10 In the year 2017 "Thor: Ragnarok" directed by Taika Waititi, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett premieres in Los Angeles, California
Oct 11 TripAdvisor customer poll names The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire, world's best restaurant in the year 2017.
Oct 12 On this day in history long-lost bust of Napoleon by Auguste Rodin confirmed found in Madison borough hall, New Jersey, worth at least $4m
Oct 12 Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 57, with 684 cases so far reported by WHO on this day in history.
Oct 12 On this day in history the United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO, and is immediately followed by Israel.
Oct 13 On this day in history archaeologists announce the discovery of Arabic characters "Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes from a grave in Gamla Uppsala, Sweden
Oct 13 Hungry bear crisis due to over-fishing leaves 2 people dead and 83 hostile bears shot on Sakhalin Island, Eastern Russia on this day in history.
Oct 14 On this day in history a massive blast caused by a truck bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia kills at least 512 people and injures 316 others.
Oct 14 In the year 2017 producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape
Oct 14 In the year 2017 spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum
Oct 14 In the year 2017 terrorist bomb attack in a truck in Mogadishu, Somalia leaves at more than 300 dead and hundreds injured
Oct 15 500 wildfires occur in Portugal and Northern Spain fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, killing at least 35 on this day in history.
Oct 15 60 Minutes and The Washington Post publish story detailing how US Congress passed bill sponsered by Tom Marino hindering fight against opioid crisis on this day in history.
Oct 15 On this day in history actress Alyssa Milano tweeting “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Oct 15 In the year 2017 austrian legislative elections: Austrian People's Party (�-VP) win most seats (62), led by Sebastian Kurz (31)
Oct 16 Findings published of neutron star collision (17 August), the first cosmic event seen in gravitational waves and light. Confirms heavy elements such as gold the result of such collisions on this day in history.
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