2017 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 586

  • Aug 14 Cholera has now infected more than 500,000 people in Yemen and killed over 2,000 according to the World Health Organisation
  • Aug 14 Parliamentary citizenship scandal deepens in Australia after Barnaby Joyce, Deputy PM revealed to be a New Zealand citizen
  • Aug 14 Mudslide and flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone kills over 500 with 600 missing
  • Aug 15 Falling tree kills 13, injures 49 at a religious festival in Funchal, on Portuguese island of Madeira
  • Aug 15 Scientists genetic study of the apple reveal its origin was in Kazakhstan, published in "Nature Communications"

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Aug 15 Barack Obama's tweet "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." in response to Charlottesville violence becomes most-liked tweet ever

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Aug 16 Over 100 Maasai houses destroyed in Tanzania by game park authorities as part of a border dispute near Serengeti National Park
  • Aug 16 Lebanon parliament abolishes article 522, which exempted rapists from prosecution if they married their victim
  • Aug 16 Baltimore city council removes confederate statues under cover of darkness in response to Charlottesville violence
  • Aug 16 Philippine police kill 32 in raids near Manilia, most deadly night in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs
  • Aug 16 Three suicide bombers kill 27 people outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state, Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected
  • Aug 16 Last batch of Farc rebel weapons removed by the UN in Colombia
  • Aug 17 Terror attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain as van rams into crowds killing 16, injuring 120
  • Aug 17 Three Hong Kong activists, Jason Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow jailed for unlawful assembly
  • Aug 17 Anti-immigrant One Nation party leader Pauline Hansen is widely criticized for wearing a burqa into the Australian parliament
  • Aug 17 Collision of two neutron stars witnessed for the first time first picked up by US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo)
  • Aug 17 On This Day helps launch Borneo Dictionary, an online not for profit dictionary of indigenous Borneo languages with translations in English and Bahasa Malaysia

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Aug 18 White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Aug 21 Total solar eclipse visible from North America
  • Aug 21 London's parliament clock Big Ben chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts
  • Aug 21 Destroyer USS John S McCain collides with an oil tanker near Singapore leaving 10 missing and 5 injured
  • Aug 21 Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m to woman who developed ovarian cancer after using their talc-based products
  • Aug 21 Chile's constitutional court approves bill to ease country's total abortion ban
  • Aug 22 India's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq)
  • Aug 22 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens grants stay of execution for Marcellus Williams in light of possible new DNA eividence
  • Aug 23 World's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall
  • Aug 23 Air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead
  • Aug 23 US Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters
  • Aug 23 India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year, 22,186 cases reported
  • Aug 23 Nearly 60 million people in the Indus Valley, Pakistan at risk from arsenic in research published in "Science Advances"
  • Aug 24 Largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US - $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot
  • Aug 25 President Donald Trump grants presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of contempt of court for racial profiling
  • Aug 25 Category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas northeast of Corpus Christi with 130 m.p.h. winds
  • Aug 25 Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is convicted of raping two of his followers in Panchkula
  • Aug 25 Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for 5 years for corruption in South Korea
  • Aug 26 Hurricane Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, National Hurricane Center warns of “multiday rainfall disaster”
  • Aug 26 Violent clashes after conviction of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh kill 31 in Panchkula, 120 admitted to hospital
  • Aug 26 Women's Ruby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast
  • Aug 26 Half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks
  • Aug 28 Kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail
  • Aug 28 North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan, the country's J-Alert warning system warns people to take cover
  • Aug 28 Investigation into German nurse Niels Högel, a serving life sentence for killing two patients, concludes he probably killed 86 more
  • Aug 29 Hurricane Harvey sets rainfall record (51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou) from a tropical cyclone in continental US, according to US National Weather Service
  • Aug 29 US President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas
  • Aug 29 Monsoon rains in Mumbai cause chaos closing schools and airports

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Aug 30 Late author Terry Pratchett' unfinished works destroyed by steamroller as per his instructions

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • Aug 30 Brazilian court blocks President Michel Temer from abolishing Renca, whihc would open parts of the Amazon to mining
  • Aug 30 Authorities say floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India have killed more 1200 people and damaged 697,000 houses
  • Aug 30 Hurricane Irma forms near Cape Verde Islands, will go on to become category 5 hurricane and kill at least 102
  • Aug 31 International Organization for Migration states 18,500 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state after 110 deaths, making for Bangladesh
  • Aug 31 Indicationss Neanderthals were the first to make glue out of tar strengthened by research published in "Scientific Reports"

  • Sep 1 Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga invalidates Kenyan re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Sep 3 Californian governor Jerry Brown issues state of emergency due to La Tuna brush fire near Los Angeles

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Sep 3 1.4 ton WWII bomb defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated, the largest postwar
  • Sep 3 North Korea conducts its sixth and largest ever nuclear test, saying it had successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Sep 4 Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai criticizes Suu Kyi's lack of response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • Sep 4 US President Donald Trump announces Dreamers program, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) will be stopped
  • Sep 5 Hurricane Irma becomes the post powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history with winds of 185mph
  • Sep 5 Barry Callebaut announce a 4th type of chocolate, "Ruby", made from the Ruby cocoa bean
  • Sep 5 Togo's government shuts down the internet for a week to quell government opposition
  • Sep 6 Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Sint Maartens and British Virgin Islands. Prime Minister Gaston Browne reports 95% of buildings in Barbuda damaged.
  • Sep 6 Catalonia's parliament passes law to allow referendum on independence from Spain
  • Sep 7 Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reports earlier cyberattack could affects 143 million Americans
  • Sep 7 8.2 earthquake hits south-west of Pijijiapan, Mexico killing at least 90, strongest Mexican quake in a century
  • Sep 9 Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Florida Keys in the US as a category 3 hurricane
  • Sep 9 Egyptian archaeologists announce the discovery of a 3,500-year-old tomb of a goldsmith and his family in Draa Abul-Naga, Egypt
  • Sep 11 One million march on this state's national day in Barcelona in support of independence for Catalonia
  • Sep 11 UN imposes new export sanctions on North Korea
  • Sep 11 Hurricane Irma leaves 7 million US homes without power in Florida and Georgia
  • Sep 11 Norwegian Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, heading a right-wing coalition, claims victory in Norway's general election
  • Sep 12 Hope Hicks appointed permanent White House Communications Director after working in an interim role
  • Sep 12 Monster fatburg 250m long, 130 tons, size of 11 buses found in sewers under east London
  • Sep 12 Apple unveils premium iPhone X costing $999, along with iPhone 8
  • Sep 13 Nursing home inhabitants rescued after losing their air-conditioning in aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Florida, 11 die

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Sep 13 UN Secretary-General António Guterres says Rohingya refugee crisis now "catastrophic" as 370,000 confirmed to have fled Myanmar

Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres

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Sep 13 Martin Shkreli's bail revoked after he judged risk to community for posting $5,000 bounty for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Sep 14 Fire at a religious school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, kills 23
  • Sep 14 Bodleian Library reveals earliest evidence of the zero symbol in 3rd or 4th Century Bakhshali (Pakistan) manuscript, through carbon dating
  • Sep 14 Two Islamic State terrorist attacks in Dhiqar province, Southern Iraq, kill at least 60
  • Sep 14 19 people die when a boat capsizes on Yamun River in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Sep 15 Terrorist bomb only partially explodes in attack at Parsons Green tube station, London, injuring 29
  • Sep 16 New Zealand All Black ruby team scores record 57-0 against South African Springboks in Auckland
  • Sep 17 Wanda Metropolitano stadium, new home of football team Atlético Madrid hosts its 1st match (against Malaga) in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 18 Hurricane Maria passes over the Caribbean island of Dominica as a category 5 hurricane, destroying 90% of structures and killing 27
  • Sep 19 US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if threatens the US
  • Sep 19 7.1 earthquake south east of Mexico City kills over 300

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Sep 19 President Hassan Rouhani of Iran in his UN speech criticizes US President Donald Trump for his comments about Iran in his own UN speech

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Sep 20 US Federal Reserve says it will start to unwind its bond portfolio employed in wake of the financial crisis
  • Sep 20 Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurricane, knocking out all power and killing 25
  • Sep 21 Discovery of the first brainless animal that sleeps, the jellyfish Cassiopea, research published in "Current Biology" by Caltech scientists
  • Sep 23 Women are allowed in King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time during Saudi Arabia's 87th anniversary celebrations
  • Sep 24 Plastic polystyrene rubbish discovered for first time only 1,000 miles from the north pole by international team of scientists
  • Sep 25 First ever woman graduates from the US Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course
  • Sep 25 Uber's licence to operate is not renewed by Transport for London in the UK, citing problems with background checks
  • Sep 25 Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in jail for sexting underage girl

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Sep 25 92% of Iraqi kurds vote in favour of independence in controversial referendum

6th President of Iraq Jalal Talabani
6th President of Iraq
Jalal Talabani
  • Sep 26 Saudi Arabia announces it is overturning its ban on women driving - last country in the world to do so
  • Sep 26 Fights break out in Uganda's parliament during debate to raise presidential age limit
  • Sep 26 World's second-largest gem-quality diamond, the "Lesedi La Rona", sells for $53m
  • Sep 27 Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra found guilty of criminal negligence in rice subsidy scheme, sentenced to 5 years in absentia

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