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Historical Events in 2017 (Part 2)

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  • May 25 Pitched battles between Islamic State-linked militants and Philippine government troops in and around Marawi, leave 43 dead, with thousands fleeing

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May 25 Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, after dropping out in 2004

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 25 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine premieres in Los Angeles - 1st superhero film directed by a woman

Actress Gal Gadot
Actress
Gal Gadot
  • May 26 Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best killed, Micah David-Cole Fletcher injured defending Muslim teenager in Portland, Oregon
  • May 27 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Arsenal beats Chelsea, 2-1; Aaron Ramsey scores 79' winner as Arsène Wenger becomes most successful manager in FA Cup history, winning his 7th title
  • May 27 In Bangalore, India, white puffy toxic foam begins spilling out of Varthur Lake onto city streets
  • May 28 70th Cannes Film Festival: Swedish film "The Square" directed by Ruben Ostlund wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 28 Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill at least 151
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Japanese ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato wins from Brazilian Hélio Castroneves; Sato's first of 2 Indy crowns
  • May 28 Tom Dumoulin wins the 100th Giro d’Italia in Milan, 1st Dutchman to win

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May 28 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, Trump National GC: A week after winning The Tradition, Bernhard Langer of Germany triumphs by 1 stroke from Vijay Singh

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

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May 29 Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • May 29 Violent storm and high winds in Moscow, Russia leaves 13 dead
  • May 30 Car bomb outside ice cream shop in Baghdad kills 17, Islamic State claim responsibility
  • May 30 Bomb outside government pension office in Baghdad kills 14, injures 34, Islamic State claim respnsibility

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May 30 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John

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May 30 South Korean President Moon Jae-in orders a probe into additional launchers for the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in
President of South Korea
Moon Jae-in
  • May 30 Large suicide bomb in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, Afghanistan kills more than 150 and injures 400

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May 31 Kenya's Madaraka Express, a Chinese-built high speed railway from Mombasa to Nairobi is opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Prime Minister of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta

CameraFamous Photo

May 31 Comedienne Kathy Griffin fired from CNN after photo of her holding bloody head resembling Donald Trump by Tyler Shields posted

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 1 “Beren and Lúthien,” compiled and edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father J.R.R. Tolkien's archives is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Jun 1 US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Jun 2 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins released, earns over $100 million in North American in its opening weekend - domestic record for a female director
  • Jun 3 Terrorist attack in Borough Market, London by three men who drive van into pedestrians then stab and kill 7 and wound 48. Attackers shot dead by British police.

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Jun 3 The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opens in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

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Jun 3 Largest-ever exhibition of works by Piet Mondrian opens at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands to mark centenary of De Stijl movement

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian

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Jun 3 UEFA Champions League Final, Cardiff: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as defending champions Real Madrid thrash Juventus, 4-1 for 12th title; Juventus loses 5th consecutive final

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 4 Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry

Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • Jun 5 Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt sever ties with Qatar, citing its support of terrorist groups, Yemen, the Maldives and Libya follow suit
  • Jun 5 Puerto Rico declares its Zika virus epidemic over
  • Jun 5 Bus crashes with a truck in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India, 22 die in resulting fire
  • Jun 5 Montenegro becomes the 29th member of NATO
  • Jun 6 Syrian Democratic Forces backed by the US launch offensive to take Raqqa from Islamic State in Syria
  • Jun 6 Indian Arundhati Roy publishes her 2nd novel "The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness" 20 years after her first
  • Jun 6 Floods in Salto, Paysandú and Artigas in Uruguay displace over 3,000 people
  • Jun 6 Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so

  • Jun 6 Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service

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Jun 7 Suicide bombers attack Iranian parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini killing 12, 1st Islamic State attacks in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Jun 7 Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold believed in their heads
  • Jun 7 Earliest-ever evidence of Homo Sapiens from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco unearthed by archaeologists published in "Nature", at 300,000 years old
  • Jun 8 Ex-FBI chief James Comey testifies to a US Senate committee that US President Donald Trump told "lies plain and simple"
  • Jun 8 UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 8 British General Election results in a hung parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservative party lose their majority

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Jun 8 US prisoner Richard Anthony Jones freed after 17 years in Roeland Park, Kansas when his lookalike discovered

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Jun 9 Tennis player Venus Williams is involved in a car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida; police later clear her of fault

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Jeļena Ostapenko upsets Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title; first Latvian to win a Grand Slam singles title
  • Jun 10 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 6–2, 6–3, 6–1; becomes first man to win French title 10 times

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

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Jun 11 Japan passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Akihito
  • Jun 11 Jailbreak by militants in Beni, DR Congo kills 11 and frees 900 prisoners
  • Jun 11 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" best musical, "Oslo" best play
  • Jun 11 Stanley Cup Final, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 for 4-2 series win; Penguins back-to-back champions
  • Jun 11 Puerto Rico votes overwhelming in favor of statehood in a status referendum with 97% in favor despite a low turnout of 23%

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Jun 12 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies

Political Activist Alexei Navalny
Political Activist
Alexei Navalny
  • Jun 12 Forbes release Top 100 highest-paid entertainers list - Sean "Diddy" Combs at No.1 with earnings of 130 million
  • Jun 12 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120 in Game 5 to win series, 4-1; first time same teams had met for third consecutive year; MVP: Kevin Durant
  • Jun 12 MLB Draft: JSerra Catholic HS, CA shortstop Royce Lewis first pick by Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 13 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120)

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Jun 13 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians

US Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
US Senator and Attorney General
Jeff Sessions
  • Jun 13 Otto Warmbier returns to the US in an unresponsive state after being held in Norther Korean jail for 17 months,
  • Jun 14 Leo Varadkar formally elected Irish Prime Minister (taoiseach) in Dáil ceremony in Dublin - youngest Irish Prime Minister at 38 and 1st openly gay
  • Jun 14 US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the 2016 election
  • Jun 14 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington, D.C., injuring 4
  • Jun 14 US Library of Congress names Tracey K. Smith as Poet Laureate
  • Jun 14 Fire in Grenfell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37
  • Jun 15 Scotland Yard launches criminal inquiry and British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a public inquiry a day after the Grenfell Tower fire
  • Jun 15 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
  • Jun 16 US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama
  • Jun 16 Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
  • Jun 17 Forest fires in Pedrógão Grande, Portugal begin, kill 62 people, more than 1,600 firefighters fight 156 fires

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Jun 17 Bill Cosby trial for aggravated indecent assault declared a mistrial after jurors couldn't reach a verdict

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Jun 17 Collision at sea between U.S.S. Fitzgerald and ACX Crystal, a Philippine cargo ship kills 7 US sailors in Japanese waters

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 18 French President Emmanuel Macron's party La République en Marche and allies win a majority in 2nd round French legislative elections

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • Jun 18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs
  • Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Erin Hills GC: Brooks Koepka wins his first major title by 4 strokes from Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama
  • Jun 18 Rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland
  • Jun 19 First full genetic study of cats published in "Nature Ecology and Evolution", reveals domesticated 9,000 years ago, descended from one species (African wildcat)
  • Jun 19 Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane
  • Jun 19 Bexit negotiations begin between United Kingdom and the European Union in Brussels
  • Jun 19 Record 65.6 million people displaced around the world in 2016 reported by UN refugee agency

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Jun 20 British actor Daniel Day-Lewis announces his retirement from acting

  • Jun 20 Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence
  • Jun 20 US toymaker Mattel releases 15 new body types for their Ken doll, including one with a man bun
  • Jun 20 Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO after a shareholder revolt
  • Jun 21 Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu outed after losing no-confidence vote 241-7
  • Jun 21 In landmark case Israeli woman wins sexism case against airline El Al after asked to change seat away from a man

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 22 Prince Harry claims no one in UK royal family wants to be King or Queen in article published in Newsweek

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
  • Jun 22 NBA Draft: Washington point guard Markelle Fultz first pick by Philadelphia 76ers
  • Jun 23 Saudi Arabia and allies, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain issue list of 13 conditions to Qatar in return for lifting sanctions, including closing Al Jazeera TV
  • Jun 23 Landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, China kills 15 with more than 100 missing

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Jun 23 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" single organized by Simon Cowell for those affected by Grenfell tower fire reaches No. 1 in UK charts

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • Jun 23 NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nico Hischier first pick by New Jersey Devils
  • Jun 24 UN states Yemen cholera epidemic reached 200,000 cases, with 1,300 deaths. Worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world.
  • Jun 24 World record for highest altitude football match ever played at 18,799ft on Mount Kilimanjaro by women's international team
  • Jun 25 Tanker carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, killing more than 200 people
  • Jun 26 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman
  • Jun 26 Theresa May's UK Conservative minority party strike deal to govern with Northern Ireland's DUP with guarantee of 1 billion funding
  • Jun 26 Brazilian state prosecutors file corruption charges against President Michel Temer
  • Jun 26 Helicopter with rogue police pilot attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court in Caracas
  • Jun 27 Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users
  • Jun 27 European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices

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Jun 27 Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Jun 27 Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas
  • Jun 27 African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize
  • Jun 27 Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries
  • Jun 28 Wilshire Grand Center becomes the tallest building in Los Angeles and in the US west of the Mississippi at 1,100 ft

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Jun 28 China’s president, Xi Jinping begins 3 day trip to Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory handed back to China

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 28 "Spider-man: Homecoming" directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. premieres in Los Angeles

  • Jun 29 Vatican treasurer Cardinel George Pell charged with historic sexual offences in Victoria, Australian
  • Jun 29 Mihai Tudose confirmed as Romanian Prime Minister, by parliament, succeeding Sorin Grindeanu
  • Jun 29 Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces retake destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from Islamic State - symbolic site where their leader declared a "caliphate"

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Jun 29 Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner apologize and remove t-shirts from sale featuring Tupac Shakur and others, after accused of exploiting their legacies

Model and TV Personality Kendall Jenner
Model and TV Personality
Kendall Jenner
Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman Kylie Jenner
Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman
Kylie Jenner
  • Jun 30 Germany votes to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote
  • Jul 1 Ethiopian politician, Tedros Adhanom takes office as first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation
  • Jul 1 Canada celebrates 150 years since its formation
  • Jul 1 Brazilian police arrest drug kingpin Luiz Carlos da Rocha in Sorriso
  • Jul 1 Mexican police kill 19 gunmen in drug-related shootout in northern state of Sinaloa

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Jul 2 Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia

  • Jul 2 US President Donald Trump tweets edited wrestling video of himself attacking news network 'CNN'
  • Jul 2 FIFA Confederations Cup: Germany defeats Chile 1-0 to win for the 1st time at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Jul 2 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie causes uproar by day at beach during his government's shutdown of beaches
  • Jul 2 World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo over (4 deaths)
  • Jul 2 Women's PGA Championship, Olympia Fields CC: American Danielle Kang scores her first professional win, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Brooke Henderson of Canada
  • Jul 2 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Salem CC: Kenny Perry wins by 2 strokes ahead of Kirk Triplett for his 2nd US Senior title
  • Jul 3 Bus crash in traffic jam and resulting fire kills 18 near Muenchberg, Germany
  • Jul 3 French President Emmanuel Macron speech at Palace of Versailles proposes radical government changes, including reduction of MPs
  • Jul 4 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan
  • Jul 5 Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette
  • Jul 5 Shootout between drug cartels in Las Varas, Northern Mexico kills 14
  • Jul 5 101 people reported shot, 15 killed in Chicago, Illinois over 4th July weekend
  • Jul 5 Volvo Cars announces all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, 1st automaker to do so
  • Jul 5 Followers of Indian spiritual leader Ashutosh Mahara win a court case, 3 years after his death, to keep his body in a freezer in case he should return to life
  • Jul 6 Sri Lankan government confirms outbreak of dengue fever has killed at least 227
  • Jul 6 Illinois State Senate votes to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto to approve 1st budget in more than two years, longest-lasting such dispute of any state
  • Jul 6 France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040
  • Jul 7 Tesla Motors produces its first mass-market car, the Model 3
  • Jul 7 G-20 summit of world leaders begins in Hamburg, Germany amid violent protests
  • Jul 7 United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty adopted in New York, without participation of nuclear countries
  • Jul 8 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series
  • Jul 8 Unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings

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Jul 9 CEO Elon Musk is the first owner of Telsa's first mass market electric car - the Model 3

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk

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Jul 9 English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 9 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • Jul 9 Thai amateur Atthaya Thitikul becomes youngest winner in a female professional golf event at 14 years, 4 months & 19 days at Ladies European Thailand Championship
  • Jul 9 Hundreds of thousands protest against the Turkish government at a rally in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jul 10 NASA's Juno spacecraft makes closest ever pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot at 9,000 kilometers overhead
  • Jul 12 World's largest iceberg (later christened A68) breaks away from Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, about 6,000 sq km in length
  • Jul 13 US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 13 "Dunkirk" film directed by Christopher Nolan with ensemble cast including Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy premieres in London, England

  • Jul 15 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her 2nd Grand Slam title

  • Jul 15 Australian Justine Damond killed by Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 for a disturbance
  • Jul 16 BBC announces first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 16 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Čilić 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for a record 8th Wimbledon men's title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 16 US Open Women's Golf, Trump National GC: Park Sung-hyun wins by 2 shots from fellow South Korean Choi Hye-jin
  • Jul 16 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Caves Valley GC: Scott McCarron wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Brandt Jobe and Germany's Bernhard Langer
  • Jul 17 The Muppets Studio in firing the voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, blame his “unacceptable business conduct”
  • Jul 19 US scientists calculate total amount plastic ever produced - 8.3 billion tonnes, equal to weight of 1 billion elephants

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Jul 19 US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
  • Jul 19 "Depacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee becomes the most streamed song ever, played 4.6 billion times
  • Jul 19 Archaeological dig in Kakadu National Park extends Aboriginal peoples time in Australia to 65,000 to 80,000 years ago
  • Jul 19 BBC publishes salaries of its top-earning journalists and presenters, two-thirds male, Chris Evans highest at over £2.2 million

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Jul 19 Investigators using DNA identify 16 year-old James Byron Haakenson as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 41 years after his disappearance

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Jul 20 Elon Musk tweets he has "verbal government approval" to build 29 minute Hyperloop between New York and Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 20 The last fighting occurs in the Iraqi city of Mosul as the city is liberated from ISIS militants
  • Jul 20 China announces a plan against “foreign garbage” banning 24 categories of plastic and recyclable waste from 2018

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Jul 21 Singer Justin Bieber barred from performing in China by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture citing his "bad behavior"

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • Jul 21 White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns after opposing appointment of Anthony Scaramucci
  • Jul 22 10 die in over-heated tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas in human-trafficking incident
  • Jul 22 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England
  • Jul 23 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win
  • Jul 23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 23 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Jordan Spieth wins by 3 strokes from countryman Matt Kuchar

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • Jul 24 Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes 2 laws to put Polish courts under political control

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Jul 24 Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia after meeting with Senate investigators

Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jul 24 Taliban suicide bus bombing in Kabul kills at least 38, mainly employees of Afghan ministry of mines and petroleum
  • Jul 24 Taliban suicide bomber on a motorbikes kills at least 26 and injuries 50 in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Jul 25 Sperm counts have halved in last 40 years says research published in "Human Reproduction Update" journal
  • Jul 25 167 African migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms off the coast of Libya, 13 perish
  • Jul 25 Wildfires on France's Mediterranean coast near Bormes-les-Mimosas prompts evacuation of 12,000 people
  • Jul 25 Israeli authorities remove new metal detectors from Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif after Palestinian protests amid rising tensions in Jerusalem

  • Jul 25 Ram Nath Kovind becomes 14th President of India
  • Jul 26 US President Donald Trump announces policy to ban transgender people from the military, overturning Obama era changes
  • Jul 26 Great Britain announces it will ban gasoline and diesel cars by 2040
  • Jul 26 3 live king cobras reported found inside potato chip cans by customs officials in Los Angeles
  • Jul 27 Boy Scouts of American chief Michael Surbaugh apologies for politically motivated remarks made by President Donald Trump at rally attended by 30,000 scouts

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Jul 27 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly becomes world's richest man at $91.4bn overtaking Bill Gates for half a day

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist
Bill Gates
  • Jul 27 Reince Priebus resigns as Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, shortest non-interim tenure ever
  • Jul 28 US Senate vote for "skinny" repeal of Obamacare fails 51-49 when John McCain casts deciding vote against

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Jul 28 Pakistan Supreme Court rules corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enough to remove him from office

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif
  • Jul 28 General John Kelly appointed new Chief of Staff by US President Donald Trump
  • Jul 29 Terrorist plot to bring down a plane averted in Sydney, Australia, 4 arrested
  • Jul 30 China's President Xi Jinping heads 12,000 troop parade at Zhurihe training base, Inner Mongolia marking 90 years since founding of the People's Liberation Army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces American diplomats in Russia cut by 755 in response to American sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Jul 30 Venezuelan voting for a new assembly disrupted by violent protests, at least 3 people killed
  • Jul 30 1st centenary of WWI Battle of Passchendaele marked at ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium
  • Jul 30 15 people killed in gunfights with Philippine police, including Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of Ozamiz in an anti-drug trafficking operation
  • Jul 30 Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones
  • Jul 30 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his 3rd Open Senior title by 3 shots from Corey Pavin
  • Jul 31 Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House Communications Director after less than 2 weeks