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The Everything That Happened In 2017 Timeline, What A Year!

2017 Timeline

2017 was a year to remember! Check out our 2017 timeline below for a refresher on everything that happened in an often chaotic and busy year.

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2017 was a year to remember! Check out our 2017 timeline for a refresher on everything that happened in an often chaotic and busy year.

Jump to: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | October | November | December

January 1

Reina, a nightclub in Istanbul was attacked shortly after the new year, at approx 1:30 AM. Gunman kills 39, another 69 wounded.

Antonio Guterres, Prime Minister of Portugal becomes UN Secretary General.

 

January 17

US President Barack Obama commutes “Wikileaks” Chelsea Manning’s sentence from 35 years to 7 years.  

 

January 18

NASA and NOAA declare that 2016 was the hottest year on record.

 

January 20

Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.

J20 protests against President Trump’s inauguration spark in American cities nationwide.

 

January 21

Over two million women worldwide protest the inauguration of Donald Trump in the “Women’s March”

 

January 27

President Trump issues an executive order effectively banning refugees and travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

 

February 1

Great Britain votes in favor of the European Union Bill, allowing the exit or “Brexit” from the EU.

 

February 13

United States National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns over alleged ties with Russia.

 

February 20

Unity State, South Sudan declares famine, affecting 4.9 million residents of the African State.

 

February 22

Journal “Nature” publishes discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the star Trappist-1.

 

President Trump overturns Obama era “Bathroom Bill” which allowed Transgender persons to use the bathroom of their choice.

 

March 5

President Trump accuses former President Obama of wiretapping and illegal surveillance during his 2016 election campaign via Twitter.

 

March 6

President Trump issues second executive order regarding travel restrictions from predominantly Muslim countries, this time including six countries, but leaving out Iraq.

 

March 7

Wikileaks publishes “Vault 7” detailing CIA surveillance methods.

 

March 16

President Trump’s second travel ban is blocked by federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland.

 

March 20

In the state of Uttarakhand, India, rivers Yamuna and Ganges are declared “living entities”

 

March 24

President Trump and Republican party fail to repeal Obamacare due to party dissent.

 

March 26

Hundreds are arrested during Russian anti-corruption protests, including Aleksei Navalny, opposition leader.

 

March 28

United States reveals it may be responsible for Mosul air strike which killed over 100 civilians.

 

March 29

President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, accepts position as Advisor to the President.

 

April 4

Syrian government launches chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun, killing more than 80 civilians

 

April 6

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago golf club in Florida for first diplomatic talks.

 

April 7

US President Donald Trump orders missile strike on Syrian airfield in response to chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun.

 

April 15

Buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, are attacked by suicide bombers, killing 126, including 70 children.

 

April 19

Fox News fires Bill O’Reilly due to allegations of sexual harassment.

 

May 6

In Nigeria, 84 abducted schoolgirls are exchanged for Boko Haram suspects.

 

May 7

Emmanuel Macron defeats Marine Le Pen of the National Front in French Presidential election.

 

May 9

President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey.

 

May 10

Apple’s net worth rises above $800 billion, making it the top grossing company in the world.

 

May 20

President Trump begins his first foreign diplomatic trip in Saudi Arabia.

 

May 22

A suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, England kills 22 concertgoers, and injures 59.

 

May 23

President Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

 

May 28

A series of floods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill over 151 people.

 

June 2

President Trump announces the US’s withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

 

June 5

Due to alleged ties with terrorist groups, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt sever diplomatic ties with Qatar.

 

June 6

In an effort directed by the US, Syrian Democratic Forces begin offensive to retake Raqqa, Syria, from the Islamic State.

 

June 12

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions denies meeting Russian officials in secret during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

 

June 14

The US approves sanctions against Russia for allegedly meddling in the 2016 Presidential election.

 

June 16

President Trump reinstates ban on US citizens’ travel to Cuba.

 

June 19

In Brussels, “Brexit” negotiations begin between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

 

June 24

The UN reports that the cholera epidemic in Yemen had at least affected 200,000 people.

 

June 27

In Colombia, the armed rebel group FARC is officially disbanded after 52 years.

 

June 30

Germany legalizes same-sex marriage.

 

July 1

Tedros Adhanom, an Ethiopian politician begins as the first African Director-General of the WHO.

 

July 4

North Korea launches first successful intercontinental ballistic into the Sea of Japan in test.

 

July 7

In Hamburg, Germany the G-20 summit of world leaders begins.

 

July 13

President Trump arrives in Paris to visit with French President Macron.

 

July 19

US senator and former Presidential candidate John McCain is diagnosed with brain cancer.

 

July 21

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns, and his place is filled by Anthony Scaramucci.

 

July 24

President Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner, denies collusion with Russia during a meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

 

July 26

Reversing Obama-era legislation, President Trump unveils policy to ban transgendered people from military service.

 

July 27

Rience Preibus resigns as President Trump’s Chief of staff, and General John Kelly is appointed to the role that same day.

 

July 30

In response to sanctions against Russia, President Vladimir Putin expels 755 American diplomats.

 

July 31

After only 11 days in office, Anthony Scaramucci is dismissed from his role as White House Communication director.

 

August 1

Christopher A. Wray is confirmed as FBI Director by the Senate.

 

August 5

The UN Security council votes to impose sanctions against North Korea if it does not halt its nuclear program.

 

August 9

North Korea threatens a nuclear attack against US-held territory of Guam.

 

August 12

During an extremist right-wing protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, a man plows through the crowd, killing one women, and injuring 19.

 

After national outrage over Charlottesville, President Trump addresses the event by saying “there is blame on both sides” at a press conference.

 

August 14

The WHO reports that the cholera outbreak has affected 500,000 people in Yemen.

 

August 18

President Trump fires White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon.

 

August 21

A total solar eclipse puts large parts of North America in the “path of totality” into darkness for several minutes.

 

August 25

President Trump issues presidential pardon to former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court for discrimination and racial profiling.

 

August 29

The US National Weather Service reports that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded large parts of the Gulf Coast, set a rainfall record of 51.88 inches.

 

August 30

Floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India kill more than 1,200 people.

 

September 3

California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency due to La Tuna wildfires outside of Los Angeles.

 

September 4

President Trump declares that the Dreamers program or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will soon end.

 

September 5

Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane on record with winds of 185mph.

 

September 6

Making landfall in the caribbean on the islands of Barbuda, Sint Maartens, and the British Virgin Islands, Hurricane Irma begins its deadly path. In barbuda alone, 95% of buildings are destroyed.

 

September 7

The consumer credit reporting agency announces that Equifax cyber attack may have endangered the information of 143 million Americans.

 

September 9

South-west of Pijijiapan, Mexico an 8.2 magnitude earthquake kills 90.

 

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Florida Keys as a category 3 storm, and continues up the Atlantic coast, leaving 7 million US homes without power.  

 

September 11

The UN imposes export sanctions on North Korea.

 

September 18

Hurricane Maria hits the Caribbean island Dominica as a category 5 storm, leveling 90% of buildings and killing 27 people.

 

September 19

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits south east Mexico City, killing over 300 people.

President Trump threatens to “totally destroy North Korea” in his first address to the UN general Assembly  as President of the United States.

 

September 20

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, killing 25 people, and knocking out the power grid for the entire island.

 

September 25

Former US Senator Anthony Weiner is sentenced to 21 months in jail for sending inappropriate messages and pictures to an underage girl.  

 

September 26

Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on women driving.

 

September 29

After strange “sonic attacks” against US diplomats in Cuba, the government warns citizens against travel.

 

October 1

From a hotel room in Los Vegas, Stephen Paddock kills 58 people and injures 489 others in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

Spanish region of Catalonia votes to secede from Spain amid country-wide mass protests.

 

October 3

President Trump visits Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

 

October 5

The Spanish constitutional court votes to disband Catalonian Parliament in order to prevent secession.

The “New York Times” outs Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment, assault, and rape of numerous women spanning decades.

 

October 6

Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 people in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

 

October 8

Massive wildfires ignite in Sonoma County in Northern California, killing at least 41 people over the next week.

 

October 14

Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia kills over 300.

 

October 15

Actress Alyssa Milano starts #metoo movement, drawing attention to sexual harassment and assault, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

October 17

The Syrian Democratic Forces announces that the Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance with Syrian troops.

 

October 22

The “LA Times” publishes an investigation tying writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment of 38 women.

 

October 23

President Trump declares the US opioid crisis a public health emergency.

 

October 25

Sophia, an AI robot, is granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia, making her the world’s first robot citizen.

 

October 30

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

Actor Kevin Spacey issues a formal apology after actor Anthony Rapp accuses him of sexual assault when he was 14. Spacey also came out to the public as gay because of the accusations.  

 

November 4

Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes and other officials on corruption charges.

 

November 5

At a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas a gunman kills 26 patrons, and injures 20 others.

 

November 7

Danica Roem is elected in Virginia as the first transgender person to hold a seat in state legislature in the United States.

In Dehli, India extreme smog forces the Indian Medical Association to issue a state of medical emergency.

 

November 9

In a “New York Times” investigation, five women recount the sexual harassment and assault of comedian Louis C.K.

Alabama senate candidate, Roy Moore is accused of sexual harassment and assault of underage girls in a “Washington Post” investigation.

 

November 12

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits near the border of Iran and Iraq, killing over 500 people.

 

November 15

Australia votes to allow same sex marriage, with 61% in favor.

Three UCLA basketball players are arrested in China for shoplifting, and face up to ten years in prison.

 

November 16

In Bonn, Germany at the UN Climate Summit, 19 countries pledge to phase out coal.

Al Franken, Minnesota Senator is accused of sexual harassment.

 

November 21

CBS Host Charlie Rose is dismissed amidst allegations of sexual misconduct by eight women.

 

November 22

“The Butcher of Bosnia,” Ratko Mladic is convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity during the Bosnian War.

Uber acknowledges hack that stole the information of 57 million users.

 

November 24

Gunmen attack a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed on the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, killing 305 people, government retaliates bombing the area.

 

November 26

Allegations of fraud in Honduran Presidential elections spark violent protests.

 

November 29

After being sentenced to 20 years in prison, Bosnian war criminal, Slobodan Praljak commits suicide in the courtroom by drinking poison.

NBC Host Matt Lauer is fired following allegations of sexual harassment.

 

November 30

Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam, resigns from his company after accusations of sexual misconduct.

 

December 1

Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former National Security Advisor, pleads guilty to lying to the FBI.

 

December 4

The US Supreme Court allows President Trump’s controversial “travel ban” to six predominantly Muslim countries to take effect.

President Trump reduces the size of Utah National Parks – Bears Ears National Monument (85%), and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (50%).

The Thomas fire engulfs the city of Ventura, California.

 

December 5

Russia is banned from the 2018 Olympics because of “doping” allegations.

Democratic representative, and Civil Rights leader John Conyers resigns from US Congress after allegations of sexual misconduct.

 

December 6

President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, sparking criticism and protests across the Middle East.

 

December 7

Former US gymnastics physician is sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography.

 

December 9

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over the ISIS in Iraq, after over three years of fighting.

 

December 11

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump, citing the claims of the 16 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

 

December 12

In a landmark victory, Democrat Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual harassment, in the Alabama senate election.

 

December 14

The board of the FCC votes to repeal net neutrality.

 

December 20

US House and Senate pass a $1.5 trillion tax bill, promising benefits to the middle class, and eliminating many taxes on corporations.

 

December 22

In response to President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem, the UN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce the US’s decision.

Space X launch

 

…and Happy New Year!

January

January 1

Reina, a nightclub in Istanbul was attacked shortly after the new year, at approx 1:30 AM. Gunman kills 39, another 69 wounded.

Antonio Guterres, Prime Minister of Portugal becomes UN Secretary General.

 

January 17

US President Barack Obama commutes “Wikileaks” Chelsea Manning’s sentence from 35 years to 7 years.

 

January 18

NASA and NOAA declare that 2016 was the hottest year on record.

 

January 20

Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.

J20 protests against President Trump’s inauguration spark in American cities nationwide.

 

January 21

Over two million women worldwide protest the inauguration of Donald Trump in the “Women’s March”

 

January 27

President Trump issues an executive order effectively banning refugees and travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

February

February 1

Great Britain votes in favor of the European Union Bill, allowing the exit or “Brexit” from the EU.

 

February 13

United States National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns over alleged ties with Russia.

 

February 20

Unity State, South Sudan declares famine, affecting 4.9 million residents of the African State.

 

February 22

Journal “Nature” publishes discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the star Trappist-1.

 

President Trump overturns Obama era “Bathroom Bill” which allowed Transgender persons to use the bathroom of their choice.

March

March 5

President Trump accuses former President Obama of wiretapping and illegal surveillance during his 2016 election campaign via Twitter.

 

March 6

President Trump issues second executive order regarding travel restrictions from predominantly Muslim countries, this time including six countries, but leaving out Iraq.

 

March 7

Wikileaks publishes “Vault 7” detailing CIA surveillance methods.

 

March 16

President Trump’s second travel ban is blocked by federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland.

 

March 20

In the state of Uttarakhand, India, rivers Yamuna and Ganges are declared “living entities”

 

March 24

President Trump and Republican party fail to repeal Obamacare due to party dissent.

 

March 26

Hundreds are arrested during Russian anti-corruption protests, including Aleksei Navalny, opposition leader.

 

March 28

United States reveals it may be responsible for Mosul air strike which killed over 100 civilians.

 

March 29

President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, accepts position as Advisor to the President.

April

April 4

Syrian government launches chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun, killing more than 80 civilians

 

April 6

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago golf club in Florida for first diplomatic talks.

 

April 7

US President Donald Trump orders missile strike on Syrian airfield in response to chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun.

 

April 15

Buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, are attacked by suicide bombers, killing 126, including 70 children.

 

April 19

Fox News fires Bill O’Reilly due to allegations of sexual harassment.

May

May 6

In Nigeria, 84 abducted schoolgirls are exchanged for Boko Haram suspects.

 

May 7

Emmanuel Macron defeats Marine Le Pen of the National Front in French Presidential election.

 

May 9

President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey.

 

May 10

Apple’s net worth rises above $800 billion, making it the top grossing company in the world.

 

May 20

President Trump begins his first foreign diplomatic trip in Saudi Arabia.

 

May 22

A suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, England kills 22 concertgoers, and injures 59.

 

May 23

President Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

 

May 28

A series of floods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill over 151 people.

June

June 2

President Trump announces the US’s withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

 

June 5

Due to alleged ties with terrorist groups, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt sever diplomatic ties with Qatar.

 

June 6

In an effort directed by the US, Syrian Democratic Forces begin offensive to retake Raqqa, Syria, from the Islamic State.

 

June 12

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions denies meeting Russian officials in secret during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

 

June 14

The US approves sanctions against Russia for allegedly meddling in the 2016 Presidential election.

 

June 16

President Trump reinstates ban on US citizens’ travel to Cuba.

 

June 19

In Brussels, “Brexit” negotiations begin between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

 

June 24

The UN reports that the cholera epidemic in Yemen had at least affected 200,000 people.

 

June 27

In Colombia, the armed rebel group FARC is officially disbanded after 52 years.

 

June 30

Germany legalizes same-sex marriage.

July

July 1

Tedros Adhanom, an Ethiopian politician begins as the first African Director-General of the WHO.

 

July 4

North Korea launches first successful intercontinental ballistic into the Sea of Japan in test.

 

July 7

In Hamburg, Germany the G-20 summit of world leaders begins.

 

July 13

President Trump arrives in Paris to visit with French President Macron.

 

July 19

US senator and former Presidential candidate John McCain is diagnosed with brain cancer.

 

July 21

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns, and his place is filled by Anthony Scaramucci.

 

July 24

President Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner, denies collusion with Russia during a meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

 

July 26

Reversing Obama-era legislation, President Trump unveils policy to ban transgendered people from military service.

 

July 27

Rience Preibus resigns as President Trump’s Chief of staff, and General John Kelly is appointed to the role that same day.

 

July 30

In response to sanctions against Russia, President Vladimir Putin expels 755 American diplomats.

 

July 31

After only 11 days in office, Anthony Scaramucci is dismissed from his role as White House Communication director.

August

August 1

Christopher A. Wray is confirmed as FBI Director by the Senate.

 

August 5

The UN Security council votes to impose sanctions against North Korea if it does not halt its nuclear program.

 

August 9

North Korea threatens a nuclear attack against US-held territory of Guam.

 

August 12

During an extremist right-wing protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, a man plows through the crowd, killing one women, and injuring 19.

 

After national outrage over Charlottesville, President Trump addresses the event by saying “there is blame on both sides” at a press conference.

 

August 14

The WHO reports that the cholera outbreak has affected 500,000 people in Yemen.

 

August 18

President Trump fires White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon.

 

August 21

A total solar eclipse puts large parts of North America in the “path of totality” into darkness for several minutes.

 

August 25

President Trump issues presidential pardon to former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court for discrimination and racial profiling.

 

August 29

The US National Weather Service reports that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded large parts of the Gulf Coast, set a rainfall record of 51.88 inches.

 

August 30

Floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India kill more than 1,200 people.

September

September 3

California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency due to La Tuna wildfires outside of Los Angeles.

 

September 4

President Trump declares that the Dreamers program or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will soon end.

 

September 5

Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane on record with winds of 185mph.

 

September 6

Making landfall in the caribbean on the islands of Barbuda, Sint Maartens, and the British Virgin Islands, Hurricane Irma begins its deadly path. In barbuda alone, 95% of buildings are destroyed.

 

September 7

The consumer credit reporting agency announces that Equifax cyber attack may have endangered the information of 143 million Americans.

 

September 9

South-west of Pijijiapan, Mexico an 8.2 magnitude earthquake kills 90.

 

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Florida Keys as a category 3 storm, and continues up the Atlantic coast, leaving 7 million US homes without power.

 

September 11

The UN imposes export sanctions on North Korea.

 

September 18

Hurricane Maria hits the Caribbean island Dominica as a category 5 storm, leveling 90% of buildings and killing 27 people.

 

September 19

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits south east Mexico City, killing over 300 people.

President Trump threatens to “totally destroy North Korea” in his first address to the UN general Assembly  as President of the United States.

 

September 20

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, killing 25 people, and knocking out the power grid for the entire island.

 

September 25

Former US Senator Anthony Weiner is sentenced to 21 months in jail for sending inappropriate messages and pictures to an underage girl.

 

September 26

Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on women driving.

 

September 29

After strange “sonic attacks” against US diplomats in Cuba, the government warns citizens against travel

October

October 1

From a hotel room in Los Vegas, Stephen Paddock kills 58 people and injures 489 others in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

Spanish region of Catalonia votes to secede from Spain amid country-wide mass protests.

 

October 3

President Trump visits Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

 

October 5

The Spanish constitutional court votes to disband Catalonian Parliament in order to prevent secession.

The “New York Times” outs Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment, assault, and rape of numerous women spanning decades.

 

October 6

Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 people in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

 

October 8

Massive wildfires ignite in Sonoma County in Northern California, killing at least 41 people over the next week.

 

October 14

Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia kills over 300.

 

October 15

Actress Alyssa Milano starts #metoo movement, drawing attention to sexual harassment and assault, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

October 17

The Syrian Democratic Forces announces that the Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance with Syrian troops.

 

October 22

The “LA Times” publishes an investigation tying writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment of 38 women.

 

October 23

President Trump declares the US opioid crisis a public health emergency.

 

October 25

Sophia, an AI robot, is granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia, making her the world’s first robot citizen.

 

October 30

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

Actor Kevin Spacey issues a formal apology after actor Anthony Rapp accuses him of sexual assault when he was 14. Spacey also came out to the public as gay because of the accusations.

November

November 4

Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes and other officials on corruption charges.

 

November 5

At a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas a gunman kills 26 patrons, and injures 20 others.

 

November 7

Danica Roem is elected in Virginia as the first transgender person to hold a seat in state legislature in the United States.

In Dehli, India extreme smog forces the Indian Medical Association to issue a state of medical emergency.

 

November 9

In a “New York Times” investigation, five women recount the sexual harassment and assault of comedian Louis C.K.

Alabama senate candidate, Roy Moore is accused of sexual harassment and assault of underage girls in a “Washington Post” investigation.

 

November 12

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits near the border of Iran and Iraq, killing over 500 people.

 

November 15

Australia votes to allow same sex marriage, with 61% in favor.

Three UCLA basketball players are arrested in China for shoplifting, and face up to ten years in prison.

 

November 16

In Bonn, Germany at the UN Climate Summit, 19 countries pledge to phase out coal.

Al Franken, Minnesota Senator is accused of sexual harassment.

 

November 21

CBS Host Charlie Rose is dismissed amidst allegations of sexual misconduct by eight women.

 

November 22

“The Butcher of Bosnia,” Ratko Mladic is convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity during the Bosnian War.

Uber acknowledges hack that stole the information of 57 million users.

 

November 24

Gunmen attack a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed on the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, killing 305 people, government retaliates bombing the area.

 

November 26

Allegations of fraud in Honduran Presidential elections spark violent protests.

 

November 29

After being sentenced to 20 years in prison, Bosnian war criminal, Slobodan Praljak commits suicide in the courtroom by drinking poison.

NBC Host Matt Lauer is fired following allegations of sexual harassment.

 

November 30

Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam, resigns from his company after accusations of sexual misconduct.

December

December 1

Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former National Security Advisor, pleads guilty to lying to the FBI.

 

December 4

The US Supreme Court allows President Trump’s controversial “travel ban” to six predominantly Muslim countries to take effect.

President Trump reduces the size of Utah National Parks – Bears Ears National Monument (85%), and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (50%).

The Thomas fire engulfs the city of Ventura, California.

 

December 5

Russia is banned from the 2018 Olympics because of “doping” allegations.

Democratic representative, and Civil Rights leader John Conyers resigns from US Congress after allegations of sexual misconduct.

 

December 6

President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, sparking criticism and protests across the Middle East.

 

December 7

Former US gymnastics physician is sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography.

 

December 9

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over the ISIS in Iraq, after over three years of fighting.

 

December 11

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump, citing the claims of the 16 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

 

December 12

In a landmark victory, Democrat Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual harassment, in the Alabama senate election.

 

December 14

The board of the FCC votes to repeal net neutrality.

 

December 20

US House and Senate pass a $1.5 trillion tax bill, promising benefits to the middle class, and eliminating many taxes on corporations.

 

December 22

In response to President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem, the UN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce the US’s decision.

Space X launch

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