Historical Events In 2017
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Jun 06 Syrian Democratic Forces backed by the US launch offensive to take Raqqa from Islamic State in Syria on this day in history.
Jun 07 Earliest-ever evidence of Homo Sapiens from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco unearthed by archaeologists published in "Nature", at 300,000 years old on this day in history.
Jun 07 Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold belived in their heads on this day in history.
Jun 07 Suicide bombers attack Iranian parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini killing 12, 1st Islamic State attacks in Iran on this day in history.
Jun 07 Two terrorist attacks are simultaneously carried out by five terrorists belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against the Iranian Parliament building and the Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, both in Tehran, Iran, leaving 17 civilians dead and 43 wounded. It becomes the first ISIL attack in Iran in the year 2017.
Jun 08 On this day in history british General Election results in a hung parliament, Prime Minster Theresa May and the Conservative party lose their majority
Jun 08 Ex-FBI chief James Comey testifies to a US Senate committee that US President Donald Trump told "lies plain and simple" on this day in history.
Jun 08 UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks in the year 2017.
Jun 08 US prisoner Richard Anthony Jones freed after 17 years in Roeland Park, Kansas when his lookalike discovered in the year 2017.
Jun 09 Tennis player Venus Williams causes car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida on this day in history.
Jun 10 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02 on this day in history.
Jun 10 Samuel V. Wilson, American ex-director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and former Army lieutenant general, dies of lung cancer at 93 in the year 2017.
Jun 10 On this day in history the 2017 World Expo is opened in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Jun 11 116th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka (6â€“2, 6â€“3, 6â€“1) to become 1st man to win title 10 times in the year 2017.
Jun 11 In the year 2017 116th Women's French Open: JeÄ¼ena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep(4â€“6, 6â€“4, 6â€“3) to claim her 1st grand slam title
Jun 11 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" best musical, "Oslo" best play on this day in history.
Jun 11 In the year 2017 jailbreak by militants in Beni, DR Congo kills 11 and frees 900 prisoners
Jun 11 Japan passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate on this day in history.
Jun 11 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 in Nashville, 1st defending champions for nearly 20 years on this day in history.
Jun 12 American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later in the year 2017.
Jun 12 Forbes release Top 100 highest-paid entertainers list - Sean "Diddy" Combs at No.1 with earnings of 130 million in the year 2017.
Jun 12 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies on this day in history.
Jun 12 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians in the year 2017.
Jun 13 Otto Warmbier returns to the US in an unresponsive state after being held in Norther Korean jail for 17 months, on this day in history.
Jun 13 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120) in the year 2017.
Jun 14 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington D.C., injuring 4 in the year 2017.
Jun 14 Fire in Grenfell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37 on this day in history.
Jun 14 Leo Varadkar formally elected Irish Prime Minister (taoiseach) in DÃ¡il ceremony in Dublin - youngest Irish Prime Minster at 38 and 1st openly gay in the year 2017.
Jun 14 In the year 2017 uS Library of Congress names Tracey K. Smith as Poet Laureate
Jun 14 US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the 2016 election on this day in history.
Jun 15 In the year 2017 new record set for price of a parking lot in Hong Kong - $664,000
Jun 15 Rebel Wilson win defamation case against Bauer Media at The Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne in the year 2017.
Jun 15 Scotland Yard launches criminal inquiry and British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a public inquiry a day after the Grenfell Tower fire in the year 2017.
Jun 16 On this day in history amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion