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Year 2017 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 17 Discovery of a new mostly underwater continent Zealandia in the South Pacific announced in research journal "GSA Today"
  • May 7 Emmanuel Macron wins France's presidential election defeating Marine Le Pen
  • Jul 4 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan
  • Jul 9 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul
  • Jul 20 China announces a plan against “foreign garbage” banning 24 categories of plastic and recyclable waste from 2018
  • Sep 5 Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 185mph (280km/h)
  • Oct 17 Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello after 4 months of fighting
  • Oct 25 Chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five are young enough to succeed him
  • Nov 21 Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power is read out in Zimbabwe's parliaments during impeachment proceedings
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Historical Marriages

  • Jan 8 "Dancing with the stars" pro Louis Van Amstel (44) weds health coach Joshua Lancaster in Utah
  • Apr 8 Trump's personal aide Omarosa Manigault (43) weds pastor John Allen Newman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 22 "Gotham" star Chris Chalk weds Kimberley Dalton Mitchell at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina

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