2017 in review

Started by the-pi-guy, Dec 31, 2017, 08:44 PM

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2017 in review:
January 16- Gene Cernan, 82, the last astronaut to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," died.

January 20- Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.  

February 11 - North Korea fires test missile across sea of Japan.

March 10 - The UN warns that the world is facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with up to 20 million people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria.

March 29 -The United Kingdom triggers article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, starting the Brexit Negotiations.

March 30 - SpaceX conducts the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket.

June 1 - the U.S. announces its decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in due time.

June 12 - American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later

July 4 - Russia and China urge North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs after it successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.

August 17 - The first observation of a collision of two neutron stars (GW170817) is hailed as a breakthrough in multi-messenger astronomy when both gravitational and electromagnetic waves from the event are detected.

August 21 - Solar eclipse is seen throughout much of the US.  

August 25-30 - hurricane Harvey becomes the most costly natural disaster in US history.  

September 3 - North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test

September 15 - Cassini-Huygens ends its 13-year mission by plunging into Saturn, becoming the first spacecraft to enter the planet's atmosphere

October 1 - Fifty-eight people are killed and 546 injured when Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd in Las Vegas.

November 2 - A new species of orangutan is identified in Indonesia, becoming the third known species of orangutan as well as the first great ape to be described for almost a century.

November 12 - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes the border region between Iraq and Iran leaving at least 530 dead and over 70,000 homeless.

November 15 - A Leonardo da Vinci painting, Salvator Mundi, sells for US$450 million at Christie's in New York, a new record price for any work of art.

December 6 - The United States officially recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

December 9 - The Iraqi military announces that it has "fully liberated" all of Iraq's territory from "ISIS terrorist gangs" and retaken full control of the Iraqi-Syrian border

December 14 - The Walt Disney Company announces that it will acquire most of 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox film studio, for $66 billion.


Is this the big news/ events of the year as decided by you?


Jeeze, 2017 isn't over yet!


Is this the big news/ events of the year as decided by you?
Yes.  But I'm still adding to it.  

Shamelessly ripped from Wikipedia and some other sources.  


I remember reading about all but ~2 of the current ones. Guess I spend too much time online.

The orangutan one was on BBC for a few minutes. It's a really cool thing.


Yes.  But I'm still adding to it.  

Shamelessly ripped from Wikipedia and some other sources.  
You missed my birthday