Historical Events In 2017
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Feb 05 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England on this day in history.
Feb 05 Romanian government scraps corruption degree after 6 days of mass demonstrations in the year 2017.
Feb 06 Qatar Airways achieves the longest-ever commercial flight in service when its B777 aircraft lands in Auckland after a 16 hour and 23 minutes flight from Doha in the year 2017.
Feb 08 US Senate confirms Jeff Sessions Attorney General, after controversy and protests in the year 2017.
Feb 11 On this day in history north Korea prompts international condemnation by test firing a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
Feb 12 59th Grammy Awards: Adele wins Best Song "Hello" and Best Album "25" in the year 2017.
Feb 12 Emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, California threatens to collapse, 180,00 residents ordered to evacuate in the year 2017.
Feb 12 On this day in history north Korea conducts a solid fuel ballistic missile test from Banghyon air base
Feb 13 In the year 2017 harrison Ford involved in a near miss while flying a plane at John Wayne Airport, Orange County
Feb 13 US President Donald Trump accepts the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn over his dealings with Russia in the year 2017.
Feb 16 In the year 2017 car bomb in Bayaa, Baghdad kills at least 48, Islamic State claims responsibility. 3rd attack in 3 days
Feb 16 Suicide attack on shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sehwan, Pakistan kills 72, Islamic State claims responsibility on this day in history.
Feb 17 Discovery of a new mostly underwater continent Zealandia in the South Pacific announced in research journal "GSA Today" on this day in history.
Feb 20 On this day in history famine is declared in Unity State, South Sudan, affecting 4.9 million
Feb 21 In the year 2017 bodies of 87 African migrants wash ashore at Zawiya, Libya
Feb 21 On this day in history plane crashes into shopping centre in Essendon, Melbourne, Australia killing the five people on board
Feb 22 On this day in history discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting star Trappist-1 announced in Journal "Nature" - raises possibility of alien life
Feb 22 In the year 2017 jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Feb 22 US President Donald Trump overturns Obama directive on Transgender rights to use toilets in the year 2017.
Feb 25 Tom Perez is elected Chair of the Democratic National Committee in the year 2017.
Feb 26 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Moonlight" (after mix-up), Best Director Damien Chazelle, Best Actor Casey Affleck , Best Actress Emma Stone on this day in history.
Mar 01 Charo is revealed as a contestant onÂ season 24Â ofÂ Dancing with the Stars in the year 2017.
Mar 01 Gustav Klimt's painting "Bauerngarten" sells for $59.3m in London in the year 2017.
Mar 02 On this day in history uS Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia after revelations he met Russian ambassador
Mar 03 In the year 2017 mass grave of 800 children and infants confirmed at a former Catholic care home in Tuam, Ireland
Mar 05 US President Donald Trump in a tweet accusses former President Obama without offering any evidence of wiretapping Trump Towers during the presidential campaign in the year 2017.
Mar 06 US President Donald Trump signs his second executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countries for 90 days but leaves out Iraq in the year 2017.
Mar 06 Wikileaks publishes "Vault 7" CIA documents detailing its hacking and surveillance techniques on this day in history.
Mar 07 On this day in history 19 girls killed in a fire at a government-run care center in San JosĂ© Pinula, Guatemala
Mar 07 In the year 2017 malta's famous landmark the Azure Window collaspes into the sea after a storm
Mar 08 On this day in history aboriginal DNA study by University of Adelaide shows Aboriginal population dates back 50,000 years from one migration
Mar 08 On this day in history fC Barcelona in a great comeback become 1st team to overturn 4-0 deficit beating St-Germain 6-5 in return game to reach the Champions League quarter finals
Mar 10 South Korean judges uphold parliaments' decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye in the year 2017.
Mar 10 The UN warns that the world is facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with up to 20 million people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria on this day in history.