What Happened in 2017

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-Moon
  • Jan 2 US House Republicans vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, a public uproar forces them to back down the next day
  • Jan 8 74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win
  • Jan 12 US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Jan 13 Ammunitions ship explosion at Ekonomiia port near Archangel, Russia kills many and injures hundreds
  • Jan 17 US President Barack Obama commutes WikiLeaks discloser Chelsea Manning's prison sentence from 35 to 7 years
  • Jan 17 Nigerian military mistakely bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state
  • Jan 17 Search for missing aircraft MH370 over the Indian Ocean is called off
  • Jan 18 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez
  • 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
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World Leaders in 2017

Famous People in 2017

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Famous Weddings

  • May 13 Actor Jim Parsons marries graphic designer Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York
  • May 20 Pippa Middleton (33), sister of the Duchess of Cambridge marries James Matthews (41) in Englefield, Berkshire