2017 in History (Part 6)

Events in History

Events 501 - 591 of 591

  • Nov 16 19 countries pledge to phase out coal at UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany
  • Nov 16 Cambodian court rules to dissolve the country's main opposition party Cambodia National Rescue party (CNRP)
  • Nov 16 US senator Al Franken accused of groping and forcibly kissing a woman

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Nov 19 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe refuses to resign in a TV speech after being ousted as leader of ruling ZANU-PF party

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Nov 20 Investment corporation Tencent's market value hits $511 billion, - first Asian company to join the $500 billion club

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Nov 20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces that coalition talks to form a government have collapsed

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Nov 20 Atlanta's Georgia Dome, once the world's largest covered stadium, is destroyed in a controlled implosion
  • Nov 21 Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power is read out in Zimbabwe's parliaments during impeachment proceedings
  • Nov 21 Oumuamua comet, 400 meters and reddish, first known comet from another star system revealed by scientists
  • Nov 21 Pixar animation head John Lasseter takes 6 month leave of absence amid sexual misconduct claims
  • Nov 21 Mt Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali begins erupting

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Nov 22 Ratko Mladic the "Butcher of Bosnia" is convicted of genocide and other atrocities during the Bosnian war and jailed for life in The Hague

Serbian General Ratko Mladić
Serbian General
Ratko Mladić
  • Nov 22 Uber admits hackers stole personal information affecting 57 million people worldwide and paid $100,00 to keep quiet
  • Nov 22 Vanellope Wilkins, born with her heart outside her body, is first UK baby to survive birth and operations to reinsert her heart
  • Nov 23 Papua New Guinea Police storm Manus Island refugee camp, forcibly removing asylum seekers
  • Nov 24 Militant gunmen attack a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed on the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, killing 305 people, government retaliates bombing the area

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Nov 24 Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing Robert Mugabe's 30-year tenure

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Nov 24 18 women accuse Jean-Claude Arnault with ties to the Nobel Prize Committee of sexual assault and harassment in Swedish Dagens Nyheter newspaper
  • Nov 25 Longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee - Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago
  • Nov 26 Factory explosion in Chinese port city Ningbo kills at least 2, injuries 30, flattens buildings
  • Nov 26 Presidential elections held in Honduras with allegations of electoral fraud and resulting violent protests
  • Nov 27 North Korean ghost ship washes up Akita prefecture beach, Japan with 8 skeletons on board, 4th boat in a month
  • Nov 27 Pope Francis begins a three-day trip to Myanmar, amid the Rohingya refugee crisis
  • Nov 27 Freight trains kills more than 100 reindeer over three days in Norway
  • Nov 27 Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department confirm it has had 31,801 call outs to deal with snakes this year
  • Nov 27 8 Donkeys freed from jail after 4 days in Orai, Uttar Pradesh, India for eating plants
  • Nov 28 Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya
  • Nov 29 Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak commits suicide by poison in court at The Hague after 20 year prison term read out
  • Nov 30 Def Jam founder Russell Simmons steps down from his companies after allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Nov 30 World's longest recorded rainbow - 8 hrs 58 min in Taipei's Yangmingshan mountain range

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Dec 1 President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the F.B.I.

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
National Security Advisor
Michael Flynn
  • Dec 2 Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh sentenced to 3 years in prison for saying women wearing ripped jeans should be raped
  • Dec 3 First pizza party in space held by astronauts of the International Space Station
  • Dec 4 US Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries
  • Dec 4 US President Trump scales back Utah National Parks - Bears Ears National Monument (85%), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (50%)
  • Dec 4 Thomas fire begins and spreads to city of Ventura, California
  • Dec 5 Austrian courts rule in favour of same-sex marriage from 2019
  • Dec 5 Online store Amazon begins operations in Australia
  • Dec 5 Democratic representative John Conyers resigns from US Congress after allegations of sexual harrassment
  • Dec 5 Artist Lubaina Himid wins Britain's Turner Prize, oldest person at 63 and first nonwhite woman
  • Dec 6 Starbucks opens its largest cafe in the world in Shanghai, 30,000 square-feet, 1/2 size of a football field
  • Dec 6 Time Magazine names their Person of the Year "The Silence Breakers", people who came forward to report sexual misconduct

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Dec 6 US President Donald Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, announcing plans to move US embassy there

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Dec 6 Skirball wildfire near Los Angeles closes the Interstate 405 as thousands forced to evacuate
  • Dec 6 Andrej Babiš is sworn as Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • Dec 6 Britain's top Brexit negotiator David Davis admits there has been "no systematic impact assessment" on effects of Brexit
  • Dec 6 Brazilian drug lord Rogério da Silva arrested in Rio
  • Dec 6 "Supermassive" most distant black hole discovery announced by astronomers in journal "Nature", 13 billion light-years away, 800 x bigger than the Sun
  • Dec 7 Naples' pizza spinning given UNESCO intangible heritage status along with Germany's organ music, Kyrgystan's Kok boru and India's Kumbh festival
  • Dec 7 Australia's parliament votes to legalize gay marriage
  • Dec 7 Virtual currency Bitcoin rises in value, passing $18,440 on some exchanges

  • Dec 7 Unrest in West Bank and Gaza, schools closed and a general strike in response to America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
  • Dec 7 Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet
  • Dec 7 Crumbling French château La Mothe-Chandeniers in Les Trois-Moutiers is bought by 9,000 people
  • Dec 7 Same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Dec 9 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over the Islamic State in Iraq, ending more than 3 years of convict

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi

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Dec 10 Governor Jerry Brown tours Southern Californian wildfires and declares them "the new normal"

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Dec 11 Saudi Arabia announces an end to its 35 year ban on cinemas
  • Dec 11 US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump given 16 women have accused him of sexual harassment
  • Dec 11 Landmark trial for Huntington's disease in London announces positive results - first time a drug has been able to slow an incurable brain disorder
  • Dec 11 Rahul Gandhi, son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, is elected leader of the Indian National Congress
  • Dec 11 Six wildfires in Southern California now cover area larger than New York City and Boston combined
  • Dec 11 Attempted suicide terrorist bomb attack in New York wounds 3, bomb fails to fully detonate
  • Dec 12 Australian shopping mall firm Westfield is bought by French property company Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion
  • Dec 12 Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat in upset win marked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore
  • Dec 13 Scientists begin checking interstellar asteroid Oumuamua for signs of alien technology through radio signals
  • Dec 13 Prehistoric bones of a penguin as tall as a human (1.77m) found on Otago beach, New Zealand, reported in "Nature Communications"

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

Dec 13 Prime Minister Theresa May's UK Conservative government loses key vote in Parliament for an amendment to allow MPs to vote on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Dec 13 Democratic Republic of Congo jails for life 11 militiamen for raping 40 children, including a local MP
  • Dec 13 Online dictionery Merriam-Webster's most searched word of the year is Feminism

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Dec 14 The Vatican announces it has rediscovered the lost last paintings of Raphael in Vatican Museum, painted 1520

Italian painter and architect Raphael
Italian painter and architect
Raphael
  • Dec 14 The Walt Disney Company buys most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion
  • Dec 14 US media regulator the Federal Communications Commission votes to end net neutrality
  • Dec 14 Train ploughs into a school bus cutting it in half, killing 4 children and injuring 20 near Perpignan, France
  • Dec 14 Suicide bomber kills at least 18 police officers at a training centre parade in Mogadishu, Somalia, Islamic group al-Shabab claim responsibility
  • Dec 14 British surgeon Simon Bramhall admits to branding the liver of 2 patients with his initials
  • Dec 14 Australian government establishes a Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • Dec 17 French sailor François Gabart sets round-the-world record for fastest solo navigation of the globe in 42 days 16 hours
  • Dec 17 Terrorist suicide attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan kills nine
  • Dec 17 Sebastián Piñera wins Chile's presidential election run-off returning to office after 4 years
  • Dec 17 Set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan in Bejing - record for Chinese paintings
  • Dec 18 South Africa's ANC selects Cyril Ramaphosa as leader, to succeed President Jacob Zuma
  • Dec 18 Austria swears in new coalition government with Sebastian Kurz aged 31 of the People's Party made Chancellor
  • Dec 20 US House and Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax bill, the biggest tax overhaul for decades
  • Dec 20 European Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights
  • Dec 21 UN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
  • Dec 22 UN Security Council votes 15 to 0 for additional sanctions on North Korea, including measures to slash the country's petrol imports by up to 90%
  • Dec 28 Iranian woman Vida Mohaved arrested for protesting against policy of compulsory hijab, sparking other protests
  • Dec 28 Protests in Mashhad, Iran against price rises and corruption
  • Dec 31 Bus crash at Migaa near Molo, central Kenya, kills at least 30
  • Dec 31 Ban on ivory trade in China comes into effect

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