Century 21 17 th yr
Century 21 2017- AD

Jan 1 Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon

Jan 2 US House Republicans vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, a public uproar forces them to back down the next day
Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren

Jan 6 Elizabeth Warren announces her intention to run for a second term as Massachusetts Senator

Jan 8 74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win

Jan 12 US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Jan 17 US President Barack Obama commutes WikiLeaks discloser Chelsea Manning's prison sentence from 35 to 7 years

Jan 17 Nigerian military mistakely bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state

Jan 17 Search for missing aircraft MH370 over the Indian Ocean is called off

Jan 18 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez

Jan 18 NASA and NOAA announce that 2016 was the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 which itself topped a record set in 2014

Jan 19 Adama Barrow sworn in as President of Gambia in Dahkar as Senegalese troops enter Gambia to persuade former President Yahya Jammeh to leave

Jan 19 High-rise building collapses in Tehran, killing 20 firefighters
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Mike Pence
Mike Pence

Jan 20 Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President

Jan 20 Car ploughs into pedestrians in central Melbourne, killing 6 and injuring 27

Jan 21 More than 2 million people protest worldwide in the 'Women's March' against Donald Trump, with 500,000 marching in Washington D.C.

Jan 22 Chile declares a State of Emergency and requests international assistance as wildfires rage out of control

Jan 22 Jared Kushner is sworn in as Senior Advisor to the President, Donald Trump

Jan 23 Thunderstorms and tornadoes in Georgia and Mississippi leave at least 18 dead in the US

Jan 23 Bernie Ecclestone removed as Formula One boss as Liberty Media completes $8 billion takeover

Jan 23 Most expensive house in the US worth $250 million goes on the market in Bel Air, Los Angeles

Jan 25 Kisenosato becomes the 1st Japanese home-grown sumo champion since 1998 when he is made yokozuna, 72nd Grand Champion

Jan 27 Donald Trump issues executive order banning travel to the US for 7 mostly Muslim countries and suspending admission for refugees

Jan 28 105th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams defeats Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4, becomes player with most wins in major tournaments (39) in open era

Jan 28 US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull have a contentious phone call over deal for US to take 1,250 refugees

Jan 29 Attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French-Canadian student

Jan 29 105th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to win his 18th Grand Slam

Jan 30 Scientists in central China reveal oldest known human ancestor - 540-million-year-old Saccorhytus in a fossil

Jan 31 Romanian government passes emergency decree to release prisoners and decriminalise corruption charges, triggering huge protests in Bucharest

Jan 31 US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates after she instructs Justice Department officials not to defend Trump's travel ban

Febuary 2017

Rex Tillerson
Rex Tillerson

Feb 1 Rex Tillerson confirmed as 69th US Secretary of State

Feb 1 British MPs vote in favour of the European Union Bill, allowing the government to begin Brexit

Feb 5 African Cup of Nations 2017: Cameroon defeat Egypt 2-1 in Libreville

Feb 5 Romanian government scraps corruption degree after 6 days of mass demonstrations

Feb 5 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England

Feb 5 Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in a great comeback in extra time at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

Feb 6 Qatar Airways achieves the longest-ever commercial flight in service when its B777 aircraft lands in Auckland after a 16 hour and 23 minutes flight from Doha

Feb 8 US Senate confirms Jeff Sessions Attorney General, after controversy and protests

Feb 12 Emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, California threatens to collapse, 180,00 residents ordered to evacuate

Feb 12 59th Grammy Awards: Adele wins Best Song "Hello" and Best Album "25"
Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn

Feb 13 US President Donald Trump accepts the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn over his dealings with Russia

Feb 13 Harrison Ford involved in a near miss while flying a plane at John Wayne Airport, Orange County

Feb 16 Suicide attack on shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sehwan, Pakistan kills 72, Islamic State claims responsibility

Feb 16 Car bomb in Bayaa, Baghdad kills at least 48, Islamic State claims responsibility. 3rd attack in 3 days

Feb 17 Discovery of a new mostly underwater continent Zealandia in the South Pacific announced in research journal "GSA Today"

Feb 20 Famine is declared in Unity State, South Sudan, affecting 4.9 million

Feb 21 Bodies of 87 African migrants wash ashore at Zawiya, Libya

Feb 21 Plane crashes into shopping centre in Essendon, Melbourne, Australia killing the five people on board

Feb 22 Discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting star Trappist-1 announced in Journal "Nature" - raises possibility of alien life

Feb 22 Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

Feb 22 US President Donald Trump overturns Obama directive on Transgender rights to use toilets

Feb 26 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Moonlight" (after mix-up), Best Director Damien Chazelle, Best Actor Casey Affleck, Best Actress Emma Stone

Feb 26 59th Daytona 500: Kurt Busch in a Ford leads for just a single lap to win from Ryan Blaney

March 2017

Mar 1 Gustav Klimt's painting "Bauerngarten" sells for $59.3m in London

Mar 2 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia after revelations he met Russian ambassador

Mar 3 Mass grave of 800 children and infants confirmed at a former Catholic care home in Tuam, Ireland

Mar 5 US President Donald Trump in a tweet accusses former President Obama without offering any evidence of wiretapping Trump Towers during the presidential campaign

Mar 6 US President Donald Trump signs his second executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countries for 90 days but leaves out Iraq

Mar 6 Wikileaks publishes "Vault 7" CIA documents detailing its hacking and surveillance techniques

Mar 7 Malta's famous landmark the Azure Window collaspes into the sea after a storm

Mar 7 19 girls killed in a fire at a government-run care center in San José Pinula, Guatemala

Mar 8 Aboriginal DNA study by University of Adelaide shows Aboriginal population dates back 50,000 years from one migration

Mar 8 FC Barcelona in a great comeback become 1st team to overturn 4-0 deficit beating St-Germain 6-5 in return game to reach the Champions League quarter finals

Mar 10 South Korean judges uphold parliaments' decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye

Mar 11 At least 65 killed in landslide at rubbish dump near Addis Ababa, Ethopia

Mar 14 European Court of Justice rules companies can ban staff from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves

Mar 14 World's oldest golf club Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for 1st time in 273 years

Mar 15 Disney refuses to cut gay moment in film "Beauty and the Beast" for Malaysian censors, instead pulls film from Malaysia

Mar 15 Dutch elections; Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right VVD party win 33 seats vs against 20 for right wing Geert Wilder's Party of Freedom

Mar 15 French fashion house Givenchy appoints it first female designer, Englishwoman Clare Waight Keller

Mar 16 US President Donald Trump's second travel ban is blocked by 2 federal courts

Mar 20 Indian rivers Yamuna and the Ganges declared "living entities" by court in the state of Uttarakhand

Mar 21 Singer Wyclef Jean wrongly identified as a suspect, handcuffed and detained by LA county sheriff’s department

Mar 22 Arctic records its lowest ever winter ice cover according to US National Snow and Ice Data Center, 5.5 million square miles

Mar 22 Tomb of Jesus reopens after restoration in Jerusalem

Mar 22 Terrorist attack on London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament kills 4 including a police officer and injures 40

Mar 24 US President Donald Trump and Republican party forced to pull their attempt to repeal Obamacare after internal opposition

Mar 25 Largest banana split ever, at 8,040 metres long, is made in Innisfail, Australia

Mar 26 Anti-corruption protests in Russia result in hundreds arrested including opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Mar 26 Mass protests in Chile over country's privatised pension system

Carrie Lam is first woman
Carrie Lam is first woman.
Mar 26 Carrie Lam is first woman elected to lead Hong Kong by Beijing-influenced electorial commission

Mar 28 US confirms likely it is behind the air strike in Mosul, Iraq that led to collapse of a building that killed more than 100 civilians

Mar 28 Britain introduces 1st new pound coin in 30 years with secret security feature inside to stop counterfeiting

Mar 28 World's largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres found in Kimberley, Western Australia

Mar 28 US President Donald Trump signs Energy Independence executive order undoing Obama climate-control measures

Mar 28 Cyclone Debbie strikes north east Queensland coast as a category 4 storm

British Prime Minister Theresa May
UK Prime Minister Teresa

Mar 29 UK Prime Minister Teresa May sends a letter to the EU invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally triggering Brexit

Mar 29 Man's body found inside a 7m long reticulated python in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Mar 30 North Carolina repeals its controversial bathroom law that restricted transgender use

Mar 30 Venezuela Supreme Court takes over legislative powers of the National Assembly, opposition calls it a coup

Mar 30 Ex-South Korean president Park Geun-hye arrested in corruption investigation

Mar 31 Mudslides caused by heavy rains sweep through Mocoa, Colombia killing more than 200

April 2017

Apr 1 Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm

Apr 1 Chinese leaders announce plans to build city in Xiongan New Area, 3x size of New York

Apr 2 Attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead

Apr 2 American golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement

Apr 3 Bomb on St Petersburg metro kills 11, 2nd bomb defused

Apr 4 Chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun, Syria by Syrian government forces kills more than 80 civilians

Apr 4 Pink Star diamond sets world record price of $71 million for a gem at an action in Hong Kong

Apr 4 Alibaba becomes the world's largest retailer according to US Securities and Exchange Commission

Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping

Apr 6 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for talks with US President Donald Trump

Apr 7 Truck driven into a department store in Stockholm, killing 4 in a terror attack

Apr 7 US President Donald Trump orders missile strike on Syrian airfield after chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun

Apr 7 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey, and Pearl Jam

Apr 8 Fifth day of protests by thousands in Caracas, Venezuela against the government

Apr 9 Two Egyptian coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria attacked by suicide bombers leaving at least 44 dead

Apr 9 Suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia kills at least 17, Al-Shabaab group claim responsibility

Apr 9 81st Masters Golf Tournament: Spanaird Sergio Garcia wins his 1st major after beating Justin Rose in a playoff

Apr 9 Twitter footage of passenger forcibly removed from United Airlines flight in Chicago after flight overbooked causes outrage

Apr 10 Edward Enninful is announced the new Editor of "British Vogue" its first male and black editor

Apr 10 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns over relationship with an aide and possible misuse of state funds to cover it up

Apr 10 "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana premieres in Toyko

Apr 14 "The Fate of the Furious" directed by F. Gary Gray, starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson opens worldwide - highest-grossing weekend at $532 million

Apr 16 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wins referundum on 18-article constitutional reform package

Apr 17 1st living giant shipworm at 3 ft found in the Philippines, really a type of clam

Apr 18 British Prime Minister Teresa May announces she will seek a "snap" election

Apr 19 Fox News confirms they would be letting go of Bill O'Reilly after allegations of sexual harassment

Apr 20 Terrorist attack on police van on Champs Élysées, Paris 1 police officer killed, 2 injured

Apr 21 Taliban attack army base at Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, killing more than 100

Apr 29 3 tornadoes hit south east of Dallas, Texas, killing 5

Apr 30 Ueli Steck, Swiss mountain climber, dies in a climbing accident in Nepal at 40

May 2017

May 1 Billy Corgan agrees to purchase the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)

May 5 Anna Wintour, the editor of US Vogue, is made a dame by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace

May 6 Bus crash in Arusha region, Tanzania kills 35

May 6 143rd Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming ridden by John Velasquez wins

May 6 84 abducted schoolgirls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria

May 6 France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory

Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron

Marine Le Pen
Marine Le Pen

May 7 Emmanuel Macron wins France's presidential election defeating Marine Le Pen

May 7 “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest grossing Indian box-office film ever earning $120 million
FBI Director James Comey

FBI Director James Comey
FBI Director James Comey

May 9 US President Donald Trump dismisses FBI Director James Comey

May 9 Moon Jae-in elected President of South Korea after a snap election to replace Park Geun-hye

May 9 Fossil of Chinese feathered baby dinosaur formally identified as Beibeilong sinensis (baby dragon in Chinese)

May 9 Jakarta’s Christian governor Ahok jailed for 2 years for blasphemy

May 10 US President Donald Trump shares classified information about ISIS plot with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office

May 10 Apple becomes the first company to be worth more than $800 billion

May 12 Brazil declares end to Zika national emergency as cases decrease

May 13 Bus plunges off cliff near Marmaris, Turkey, killing at least 23, injuring 11

May 13 22 year old UK blogger halts spread of global ransomware cyber-attack by accidentally identifying "kill switch"

May 15 UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

May 15 1st US prosecution under federal Hate Crimes Act of violence against transgender person, murder of Mercedes Williamson

May 15 State of Emergency declared in Sanaa, Yemen after outbreak of cholera kills 115

May 16 10-year-old girl granted special 20 week abortion request in Rohtak, India in land-mark case

May 20 142nd Preakness Stakes: Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing wins in 1 minute 55.98 seconds

May 20 US President Donald Trump begins his 1st foreign trip arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

May 22 Japanese researchers from University of Yamanashi report birth of mice from freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station

May 22 South Africa's Western Cape province declares a drought disaster - worst for 113 years

May 22 Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

May 23 UK raises terror threat level to critical following Manchester bombing

May 23 US President Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

May 24 UEFA Europa League won by Manchester United 2-0 against Ajax in Stockholm

May 25 Pitched battles between Islamic State-linked militants and Philippine government troops in and around Marawi, leave 43 dead, with thousands fleeing

May 25 Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, after dropping out in 2004

May 25 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine premieres in Los Angeles - 1st superhero film directed by a woman

May 26 Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best killed, Micah David-Cole Fletcher injured defending Muslim teenager in Portland, Oregon

May 27 FA Cup Final: Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, London

May 27 In Bangalore, India, white puffy toxic foam begins spilling out of Varthur Lake onto city streets

May 28 Swedish film "The Square" directed by Ruben Ostlund wins the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

May 28 Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill at least 151

May 28 Indianapolis 500: Takuma Sato wins in 3:13:03.3584

May 28 Tom Dumoulin wins the 100th Giro d’Italia in Milan, 1st Dutchman to win

May 29 Violent storm and high winds in Moscow, Russia leaves 13 dead

May 30 Car bomb outside ice cream shop in Baghdad kills 17, Islamic State claim responsibility

May 30 Bomb outside government pension office in Baghdad kills 14, injures 34, Islamic State claim respnsibility

May 30 South Korean President Moon Jae-in orders a probe into additional launchers for the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system

May 30 Large suicide bomb in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, Afghanistan kills more than 150 and injures 400

May 31 Kenya's Madaraka Express, a Chinese-built high speed railway from Mombassa to Nairobi is opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

May 31 Comedienne Kathy Griffin fired from CNN after photo of her holding bloody head resembling Donald Trump by Tyler Shields posted

June 2017

Jun 2 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins released, earns over $100 million in North American in its opening weekend - domestic record for a female director

Jun 2 US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement

Jun 3 Terrorist attack in Borough Market, London by three men who drive van into pedestrians then stab and kill 7 and wound 48. Attackers shot dead by British police.

Jun 4 Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry

Jun 5 Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt sever ties with Qatar, citing its support of terrorist groups, Yemen, the Maldives and Libya follow suit

Jun 5 Puerto Rico declares its Zika virus epidemic over

Jun 5 Bus crashes with a truck in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India, 22 die in resulting fire

Jun 5 Montenegro becomes the 29th member of NATO

Jun 6 Syrian Democratic Forces backed by the US launch offensive to take Raqqa from Islamic State in Syria

Jun 6 Indian Arundhati Roy publishes her 2nd novel "The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness" 20 years after her first

Jun 6 Floods in Salto, Paysandú and Artigas in Uruguay displace over 3,000 people

Jun 6 Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory against at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so

Jun 6 Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service

 Ayatollah Khomein
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomein
Jun 7 Suicide bombers attack Iranian parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini killing 12, 1st Islamic State attacks in Iran

Jun 7 Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold belived in their heads

Jun 7 Earliest-ever evidence of Homo Sapiens from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco unearthed by archaeologists published in "Nature", at 300,000 years old

Jun 8 Ex-FBI chief James Comey testifies to a US Senate committee that US President Donald Trump told "lies plain and simple"

Jun 8 UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks
Theresa May
British Prime Minister

Theresa May
Jun 8 British General Election results in a hung parliament, Prime Minster Theresa May and the Conservative party lose their majority

Jun 10 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02

Jun 11 116th Women's French Open: Jeļena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep(4–6, 6–4, 6–3) to claim her 1st grand slam title

Jun 11 Japan passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate

Jun 11 Jailbreak by militants in Beni, DR Congo kills 11 and frees 900 prisoners

Jun 11 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" best musical, "Oslo" best play

Jun 11 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 in Nashville, 1st defending champions for nearly 20 years

Jun 12 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies

Jun 12 Forbes release Top 100 highest-paid entertainers list - Sean "Diddy" Combs at No.1 with earnings of 130 million

Jun 12 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians

Jun 13 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120)

Jun 13 Otto Warmbier returns to the US in an unresponsive state after being held in Norther Korean jail for 17 months,

Jun 14 Leo Varadkar formally elected Irish Prime Minister (taoiseach) in Dáil ceremony in Dublin - youngest Irish Prime Minster at 38 and 1st openly gay

Jun 14 US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the 2016 election

Jun 14 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington D.C., injuring 4

Jun 14 US Library of Congress names Tracey K. Smith as Poet Laureate

Jun 14 Fire in Grenfell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37

Jun 15 Scotland Yard launches criminal inquiry and British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a public inquiry a day after the Grenfell Tower fire

Jun 15 New record set for price of a parking lot in Hong Kong - $664,000

Jun 15 Rebel Wilson win defamation case against Bauer Media at The Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne

Jun 16 US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama

Jun 16 Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Jun 17 Forest fires in Pedrógão Grande, Portugal begin, kill 62 people, more than 1,600 firefighters fight 156 fires

Jun 17 Collision at sea between U.S.S. Fitzgerald and ACX Crystal, a Philippine cargo ship kills 7 US sailors in Japanese waters

Emmanuel Macron
President of France

Emmanuel Macron

Jun 18 French President Emmanuel Macron's party La République en Marche and allies win a majority in 2nd round French legislative elections

Jun 18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs

Jun 18 117th US Golf Open: Brooks Koepka wins his 1st major with a 16-under par 272 round at Erin Hills, Wisconsin

Jun 18 Rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland

Jun 19 First full genetic study of cats published in "Nature Ecology and Evolution", reveals domesticated 9,000 years ago, descended from one species (African wildcat)

Jun 19 Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane

Jun 19 Bexit negotiations begin between United Kingdom and the European Union in Brussels

Jun 19 Record 65.6 million people displaced around the world in 2016 reported by UN refugee agency

Jun 20 US toymaker Mattel releases 15 new body types for their Ken doll, including one with a man bun

Jun 20 Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO after a shareholder revolt

Jun 21 Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu outed after losing no-confidence vote 241-7

Jun 21 In landmark case Israeli woman wins sexism case against airline El Al after asked to change seat away from a man

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry

Jun 22 Prince Harry claims no one in UK royal family wants to be King or Queen in article published in Newsweek

Jun 23 Saudi Arabia and allies, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain issue list of 13 conditions to Qatar in return for lifting sanctions, including closing Al Jazeera TV

Jun 23 Landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, China kills 15 with more than 100 missing

Jun 24 UN states Yemen cholera epidemic reached 200,000 cases, with 1,300 deaths. Worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world.

Jun 24 World record for highest altitude football match ever played at 18,799ft on Mount Kilimanjaro by women's international team

Jun 25 Tanker carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, killing more than 200 people

Jun 26 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman

Jun 26 Theresa May's UK Conservative minority party strike deal to govern with Northern Ireland's DUP with guarantee of 1 billion funding

Jun 26 Brazilian state prosecutors file corruption charges against President Michel Temer

Jun 26 Helicopter with rogue police pilot attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court in Caracas

Jun 27 European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices

Jun 27 Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas

Jun 27 African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize

Jun 27 Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries

Jun 28 Wilshire Grand Center becomes the tallest building in Los Angeles and in the US west of the Mississippi at 1,100 ft
Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China

Xi Jinping

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

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

July 2017

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

Emmanuel Macron 

President of France
Emmanuel Macron

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

Jul 4 World champion Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for a dangerous act while cycling during stage four

Jul 4 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Jul 5 Arsenal Football Club break their transfer record, paying 52.7 million pounds for Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon

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 Volvo Cars announces all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, 1st automaker to do so

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 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series

Jul 8 Unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings

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

Haider al-Abadi

Jul 9 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul

Jul 9 Atthaya Thitikul,14-year old Thai amateur becomes youngest winner on Ladies's European Golf Tour at 14 years, 4 months at Ladies European Thailand Championship

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 16 BBC announces first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker

Jul 16 131st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) for a record 8th title

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

Senator John McCain
Senator John McCain

Jul 19 US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

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 19 BBC publishes salaries of its top-earning journalists and presenters, two-thirds male, Chris Evans highest at over £2.2 million

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 22 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England

Jul 23 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win

Jul 23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

Jul 24 Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes 2 laws to put Polish courts under political control

Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump

Jared Kushner

Jul 24 Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia after meeting with Senate investigators

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

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

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

Jeff Bezos 

Amazon Entrepreneur
 Jeff Bezos
 Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates

Jul 27 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly becomes world's richest man at $91.4bn overtaking Bill Gates for half a day

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
Xi Jinping  
Xi Jinping ul 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

Vladimir Putin  

Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Jul 30 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces American diplomats in Russia cut by 755 in response to American sanctions

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 30 Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones

Jul 31 Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House Communications Director after less than 2 weeks

August 2017

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"

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

Aug 2 US President Donald Trump signs legislation imposing sanctions on Russia, limiting his ability to ever lift them
Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip

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

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"
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Aug 3 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is elected for his second term as President
 Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt

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

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

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

Aug 13 99th PGA Championship: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots with a three-under 68 at Quail Hollow, North Carolina

Aug 13 Gunmen kill at least 18 at a cafe in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Islamic extremists blamed

Aug 13 Grace Mugable, wife of the President of Zimbabwe, accused of assault in Johannesburg, South Africa

Aug 14 US President Donald Trump condemns racist violence at the White House after criticism of his earlier response to Charlottesville violence

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"

Aug 15 Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond one more time

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

Aug 18 White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President 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 English actor Ed Skrein pulls out of role in movie “Hellboy” after whitewashing criticism

Aug 28 Investigation into German nurse Niels Högel, a serving life sentence for killing two patients, concludes he probably killed 86 more

Aug 28 Matt Vogel makes his debut as the voice of Kermit the Frog in "Muppet Thought of the Week" video

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

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"

September 2017

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

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California

Jerry Brown

Sep 3 Californian governor Jerry Brown issues state of emergency due to La Tuna brush fire near Los Angeles
Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist

Malala Yousafzai

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

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 10 137th Women's U.S. Tennis Open: Sloane Stephens defeats Madison Keys (6-3 6-0), only the 2nd unseeded winner

Sep 10 74th Venice Film Festival: "The Shape of Water" directed by Guillermo del Toro wins the Golden Lion

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

Sep 13 International Olympic Committee announces Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) will host the Olympic games
Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres
Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General

 of the United Nations António Guterres

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

Sep 13 Actress Rebel Wilson awarded $4.56 million in damages in libel case against Bauer Media in Melbourne, largest defamation payout in Australia

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

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 69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elizabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover win

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

President of Iran 

President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani

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

Sep 19 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals

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 21 Andre Ward, unified light heavyweight champion and world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, announces his retirement

Sep 22 US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn't want to attend

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 NFL players kneal, lock arms or stay in their dressing room during the anthem in protests against comments made by President Donald Trump

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
President of Iraq Jalal Talabani
6th President of Iraq

Jalal Talabani

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

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

Sep 27 Researchers confirm existence of giant tree rat "Vika" in the Solomon Islands that can crack open coconuts

Sep 29 Mysterious sonic attacks on US diplomats prompt US to warn citizens not to travel to Cuba and pull some embassy staff

Sep 30 Indonesian man survives a fight with giant python 7.8m long in Batang Gansal

October 20178

Oct 1 Amid a deepening constitutional crisis, Catalonia holds an independence referendum on seceding from Spain

Oct 1 Stephen Paddock shoots dead 58 people, injuring 489, at a concert in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in American history

Oct 2 US scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young awarded Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for work on the body clock

Oct 3 King Felipe of Spain speaks out against the Catalan referendum saying organizers have "broken the rule of law"

Oct 3 US President Trump visits Puerto Rico devastated by hurricane Maria

Oct 3 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister

Theresa May

Oct 4 English PM Theresa May suffers nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, pranster interupts and set collapses

Oct 5 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Oct 6 British writer Kazuo Ishiguro is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 6 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Oct 6 Storm Nate kills at least 22 people passing through Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

Oct 6 Vegas Golden Knights win first ever NHL game 2-1 away to the Dallas Stars

Oct 7 Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington

Oct 8 Wildfires ignite in Northern Californian wine country, killing at least 41 over the next week, with 20,000 evacutated

Oct 9 Producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse

Oct 9 American economist Richard Thaler is awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics

Oct 11 TripAdvisor customer poll names The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire, world's best restaurant

Oct 12 Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 57, with 684 cases so far reported by WHO
Sculptor Auguste Rodin  
Auguste Rodin

Oct 12 Long-lost bust of Napoleon by Auguste Rodin confirmed found in Madison borough hall, New Jersey, worth at least $4m

Oct 13 Archaeologists announce the discovery of Arabic characters "Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes from a grave in Gamla Uppsala, Sweden

Oct 13 Hungry bear crisis due to over-fishing leaves 2 people dead and 83 hostile bears shot on Sakhalin Island, Eastern Russia

Oct 14 Terrorist bomb attack in a truck in Mogadishu, Somalia leaves at more than 300 dead and hundreds injured

Oct 14 Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape

Oct 14 Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum

Oct 15 500 wildfires occur in Portugal and Northern Spain fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, killing at least 35

Oct 15 Actress Alyssa Milano tweeting “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Oct 15 60 Minutes and The Washington Post publish story detailing how US Congress passed bill sponsered by Tom Marino hindering fight against opioid crisis

Oct 15 Austrian legislative elections: Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) win most seats (62), led by Sebastian Kurz (31)

Oct 16 Iraqi army seizes control of oil-rich Kirkuk, from Kurdish peshmerga

Oct 16 Storm formed from Hurricane Ophelia lashes Ireland, killing 3 people

Oct 16 Findings published of neutron star collision (17 August), the first cosmic event seen in gravitational waves and light. Confirms heavy elements such as gold the result of such collisions

Oct 16 Panama Papers Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in a suspicious car bomb in Malta

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 17 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares city of Marawi "liberated" from militants

Oct 17 American short-story writer George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize for his first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo"
Paramount Leader of China
Paramount Leader of China

Xi Jinping

Oct 18 19th Chinese Communist Party congress opens in Beijing with President Xi Jinping delivering 3hr 23min speech heralding “new era”
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern  
New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern

Oct 19 New Zealand Labour Party forms a coalition government led by Jacinda Ardern (37), youngest NZ leader in 161 years

Oct 19 Outbreak of the Marburg virus declared by Uganda's Ministry of Health

Oct 20 Pollution linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide or 9 million in 2015 in report published in "The Lancet"

Oct 20 "Coco" Pixar animated film, the first nine-figure budget film with all-Latino cast premieres at Morelia film festival

Oct 21 Spanish government suspends Catalonia's autonomy in the face of a deepening political crisis over the region's push for independence

Oct 22 "LA Times" publishes investigation with 38 woman accusing Hollywood writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment

Oct 24 Dog doping scandal confirmed by officials of Iditarod, Alaskan dog sled race after dogs test positive for a banned substance

Oct 24 Crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman vows to return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam after announcing 500bn independent economic zone
Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist

Albert Einstein

Oct 24 Albert Einstein's "Theory of Happiness", written as a note for a bellboy instead of a tip in Tokyo in 1922 sells for $1.56 million

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

Oct 25 First fossil of a ichthyosaur (marine reptile, 152 million years old) found in India. Reports published in "Plos One" science journal.

Oct 26 US President Donald Trump declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency
King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej

King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej

Oct 26 Cremation ceremony for King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand held in Bangkok, a year after his death

Oct 26 Explosion and fire at a fireworks factory in Tangerang, Indonesia kills 47 and injuries dozens

Oct 26 Oldest-known tsunami victim revealed by sediment discovered in 6,000 year-old skull by scientists near Aitape, Papua New Guinea

Oct 26 Jacinda Ardern is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government

Oct 27 First operation to separate conjoined twins joined at the head in India completed in New Delhi

Oct 27 Catalan parliament meets and unilaterally declares independence from Spain

Oct 28 Twin car bomb attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, kill at least 27, Islamist militant group al-Shabab claim responsibility

Oct 28 As a result of the independence crisis, the Spanish government imposes direct rule on Catalonia, dismisses its government and calls for new elections in December

Oct 30 President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates are indicted on fraud charges, advisor George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI

Oct 30 Kenyan election rerun, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the winner with 38% turnout

Oct 30 US federal judge blocks President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military

Oct 31 Two men convicted of raping and inpregnating their 10 year old niece in Chandigarh, India

Oct 31 Judge on Maui, Hawaii orders man to write ex-girlfriend 144 compliments after violating protection order to send 144 nasty text messages

Oct 31 John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff comments in TV interview that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War", draws criticism

Oct 31 Terrorist attack in New York when a truck mows down people on a cycle lane, killing 8, injuring 10

Oct 31 Takahiro Shiraishi arrested in Zama, Japan, a day after nine dismembered bodies found in his apartment

December 2017

Michael Flynn
National Security Advisor

Michael Flynn

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

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 New York's Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after allegations of sexual misconduct

Dec 4 New York Giants fire coach Bob McAdoo and manager Jerry Reese

Dec 4 Thomas fire begins and spreads to city of Ventura, California

Dec 5 Russia is banned from the next Winter Olympics in South Korea over state-sponsored doping

Dec 5 Austrian courts rule in favour of same-sex marriage from 2019

Dec 5 Netflix fires actor Danny Masterson from "The Ranch" after allegations of rape

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

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

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 Former US gymnastics physician Larry Nasser is sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges

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

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

Haider al-Abadi

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

Dec 9 Funeral for French rock star Johnny Hallyday draws hundreds of thousands onto Paris streets
Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California

Jerry Brown

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

Dec 10 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is out for the season after injuring his knee in 43-35 win over Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles

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"

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister

Theresa May

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

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

 Italian painter and architect Raphael
Italian painter and architect

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

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

Kathleen Kennedy 

Film Producer
Kathleen Kennedy

Dec 15 Anita Hill is appointed to lead a Hollywood commission on sexual harassment, spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy

Dec 15 Pakistani teenager Ahed Tamimi filmed slapping Israeli officers during protest, arrested 4 days later

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 Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires

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 Australia regains cricket's Ashes against England, winning by an innings to take 3 game lead at the Wacca in Perth

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

Dec 31 Cleveland Browns become only the 2nd team in history to finish a NFL season without a win

Dec 31 Indian movie star Rajinikanth announces he is entering politics

Educational videos offered by:
Richard Orberson

Welcome to Our World of Plants,
a modern open area for learning
and understanding the mysteries
of the plant world!

Herbaceous Plant

Our Herbaceous Plants Video package is a
2 disc. 3 hour set, packed full of information.

Herbaceous Plants Video package is sold
separately or as part of a
three-package group

Pharmaceutical Plant

Pharmaceuticals Video package is a
3 disc. 3 hour explaining the medical
compounds derived from plants

Our Pharmaceutical Plants Video package is
sold separately or as part of a
three-package group

Poisonous Plant

The Poisonous Plants Video package is a
2 disc. 2-hour collection exzaming the
Poisonous compounds in and from plants

Our Poisonous Plants Video package is
sold separately or as part of a
three-package group

Elements:   Building a Container House:   Political USA:     Less-than Reputable