2017 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 592

  • 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
  • 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"
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 3 Bus crash in traffic jam and resulting fire kills 18 near Muenchberg, Germany

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Jul 3 French President Emmanuel Macron speech at Palace of Versailles proposes radical government changes, including reduction of MPs

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • Jul 4 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan
  • 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 Followers of Indian spiritual leader Ashutosh Mahara, dead 3 years, win court case to keep his body in 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 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 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 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 Giant iceberg 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
  • Jul 15 Australian Justine Damond killed by Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 for a disturbance
  • 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 million 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 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 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 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

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Jul 26 US President Donald Trump announces policy to ban transgendered people from the military, overturning Obama era changes

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 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
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
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
  • Jul 28 Pakistan Supreme Court rules corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enough to remove him from office
  • 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

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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 31 Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House Communications Director after less than 2 weeks
  • Aug 1 Christopher A. Wray confirmed at F.B.I. Director by US Senate
  • Aug 1 Bomb blast at Jawadia Shia mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills about 30
  • Aug 1 Two Venezuelan opposition leaders, Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma re-arrested, revoking their house arrest
  • Aug 2 First successful gene editing in human embryos to repair disease-causing mutation reported by scientists in "Nature"
  • Aug 2 US President Donald Trump signs legislation imposing sanctions on Russia, limiting his ability to ever lift them

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Aug 2 Great Britain's Prince Philip aged 96 makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • Aug 2 New larger crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash created
  • Aug 2 First footage of white giraffes posted by Hirola Conservation Program in north eastern Kenya
  • Aug 2 More than a billion people around the world need glasses and 36 million are blind, according to new study published in "The Lancet"

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Aug 3 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is elected for his second term as President

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • Aug 3 Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter sentenced to 2 1/2 years for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide
  • Aug 4 Rwandan President Paul Kagame wins a third term with 98.63% of the vote
  • Aug 4 Aldi supermarket withdraws all eggs from sale after chemical fipronil found in eggs from The Netherlands

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Aug 5 Usain Bolt races his last race, coming third in the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 5 UN Security Council votes to impose sanctions on North Korea for its continued missile program
  • Aug 6 Women's Euro 2017: The Netherlands defeat Denmark 4-2 in Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Aug 6 Women's British Golf Open: South Korea's In-Kyung Kim wins with a course record-equalling 64 at Kingsbarns, Scotland
  • Aug 8 South African President Jacob Zuma survives a no-confidence vote in parliament 198-177
  • Aug 8 Kenyan general election: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee Party of Kenya re-elected, opposition leader Raila Odinga refuses verdict
  • Aug 8 The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix

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Aug 9 Giant inflatable chicken resembling US President Donald Trump placed outside US White House as a political protest
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  • Aug 9 North Korea says it plans to fire rockets on US territory Guam in continuing escalation of tension between it and the US
  • Aug 9 Nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018)
  • Aug 10 Scientists study identifying nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) deficiency major cause of miscarriages and multiple birth defects published in "New England Journal of Medicine"
  • Aug 10 US President Donald Trump declares opioid addiction a national emergency
  • Aug 10 100 year-old fruit cake by Huntley & Palmers deemed "almost eatable" after being discovered in hut used by Captain Scott's expedition in Antarctica
  • Aug 11 Fipronil contaminated eggs now affecting fifteen EU countries, Hong Kong and Switzerland according to European Commission
  • Aug 11 Chinese crime writer Liu Yongbiao after announcing novel called "Beautiful Writer who Killed", arrested for murders of four people nearly 22 years ago
  • Aug 12 Usain Bolt injures himself in his very last race - mens 4x100m relay, Jamaica misses gold at world championships
  • Aug 12 "Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia turns violent when car rams protesters killing 1, injuring 19
  • Aug 12 US President Donald Trump at a press conference at Trump Tower says “there is blame on both sides” about Charlottesville violence, provoking widespread condemnation
  • Aug 13 More than 60 children reported to have died at Gorakhpur Hospital, India, prompting an investigation

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