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  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Sunday Jan 1, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Prices rose and climbed up to $998

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Sunday Jan 1, 2017

    In 2015, prices started at $314 and rose to $434 for the year. In 2016, prices rose and climbed up to $998 by 1 January 2017.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 1, 2017

    United Nations

    Ninth Secretary-General

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 1, 2017

    On 1 January 2017, Portuguese diplomat António Guterres, who previously served as UN High Commissioner for Refugees, became the ninth Secretary-General. Guterres has highlighted several key goals for his administration, including an emphasis on diplomacy for preventing conflicts, more effective peacekeeping efforts, and streamlining the organization to be more responsive and versatile to global needs.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Jan 14, 2017

    Billie Eilish

    Four Remixes

    U.S.
    Saturday Jan 14, 2017

    On January 14, 2017, Eilish released an EP with four remixes of "Ocean Eyes".




  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    Barack Obama

    End of Presidency

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    Barack Obama's presidency ended at noon on January 20, 2017, immediately following the inauguration of his Republican successor, Donald Trump.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    Donald Trump

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017. During his first week in office, he signed six executive orders: interim procedures in anticipation of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, unlocking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline construction projects, reinforcing border security, and beginning the planning and design process to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 27, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump signed Executive Order 13769

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 27, 2017

    On January 27, 2017, Trump signed Executive Order 13769, which suspended admission of refugees for 120 days and denied entry to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days, citing security concerns. The order was imposed without warning and took effect immediately. Confusion and protests caused chaos at airports.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 30, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Executive Order 13771

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 30, 2017

    On January 30, 2017, Trump signed Executive Order 13771, which directed administrative agencies to repeal two existing regulations for every new regulation they issue.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump nominated U.S. Appeals Court judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the Supreme Court

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

    On January 31, Trump nominated U.S. Appeals Court judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the Supreme Court previously held by Justice Antonin Scalia until his death on February 13, 2016.


  • Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 18, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump marked the official start of the campaign with a rally

    Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 18, 2017

    Trump signaled his intention to run for a second term by filing with the FEC within a few hours of assuming the presidency. This transformed his 2016 election committee into a 2020 reelection one. Trump marked the official start of the campaign with a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on February 18, 2017, less than a month after taking office. By January 2018, Trump's reelection committee had $22 million in hand, and it had raised a total amount exceeding $67 million by December 2018. $23 million was spent in the fourth quarter of 2018, as Trump supported various Republican candidates for the 2018 midterm elections.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Feb 20, 2017

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Made an Untelevised Appearance

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Feb 20, 2017

    On the February 20, 2017 episode of Raw, The Rock made an untelevised appearance after the broadcast had gone off the air, where he promoted and filmed a scene for his then-upcoming film Fighting with My Family.


  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 24, 2017

    Billie Eilish

    Bellyache

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 24, 2017

    Following the success of the "Ocean Eyes" remixes, Eilish released the single "Bellyache" on February 24, 2017


  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 6, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump issued a revised order

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 6, 2017

    On March 6, Trump issued a revised order, which excluded Iraq, gave specific exemptions for permanent residents, and removed priorities for Christian minorities. Again federal judges in three states blocked its implementation.


  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2017

    Donald Trump

    The First two pages of Trump's 2005 federal income tax returns were leaked

    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2017

    On March 14, 2017, the first two pages of Trump's 2005 federal income tax returns were leaked to MSNBC. The document states that Trump had a gross adjusted income of $150 million and paid $38 million in federal taxes. The White House confirmed the authenticity of the documents.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 6, 2017

    Apple Inc.

    Clips

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 6, 2017

    On April 6, 2017, Apple launched Clips, an app that allows iPad and iPhone users to make and edit short videos with text, graphics and effects.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2017

    Windows

    Windows Vista Support

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2017

    On April 11, 2017, the support for Windows Vista ended.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 2017

    Aaron Hernandez

    Acquitted of the charge

    Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 2017

    Hernandez was later acquitted of the charge of witness intimidation by a jury on April 14, 2017. They also acquitted Hernandez of all other charges in the murders of de Abreu and Furtado, except for finding him guilty on one count of illegal possession of firearms.


  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 25, 2017

    Aaron Hernandez

    Appeal

    North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 25, 2017

    After Hernandez's death, on April 25, 2017, his lawyers filed a motion at Massachusetts Superior Court in Fall River to vacate his murder conviction. The request was granted on May 9, 2017; therefore Hernandez technically died an innocent man, due to the legal principle of abatement ab initio. Under Massachusetts law, this principle asserts that when a criminal defendant dies but has not exhausted all legal appeals, the case reverts to its status "at the beginning"—the conviction is vacated and the defendant is rendered "innocent." At the time of his death, Hernandez was in the process of filing an appeal for his 2015 conviction in the murder of Odin Lloyd. As of May 9, 2017, the date of the judge's ruling to vacate, the Bristol County district attorneys stated they planned to appeal the ruling, to the Massachusetts Supreme Court if necessary. The Lloyd family was disappointed with the ruling, but their attorney did not believe it would affect the wrongful death civil suit which the family had filed.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 9, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 9, 2017

    On May 9, 2017, Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey. He first attributed this action to recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, which criticized Comey's conduct in the investigation about Hillary Clinton's emails.


  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday May 28, 2017

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Honorary Degree

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday May 28, 2017

    On May 28, 2017, Zuckerberg received an honorary degree from Harvard.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Jun 2, 2017

    X-box

    Xbox Game Pass

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Jun 2, 2017

    Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service from Microsoft for use with its Xbox One and Windows 10. Described as "Netflix for video games", the Xbox Game Pass grants users access to a catalog of games from a range of publishers for a single monthly subscription price. The service was launched on June 1, 2017.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 7, 2017

    Uber

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes summer sabbatical after an investigation into the company's workplace culture

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 7, 2017

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes summer sabbatical after an investigation into the company's workplace culture.


  • Sunnyvale, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 8, 2017

    Atari, Inc.

    Ataribox

    Sunnyvale, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 8, 2017

    On June 8, 2017, a short teaser video was released, promoting a new product, and the following week CEO Fred Chesnais confirmed the company was developing a new games console – the hardware was stated to be based on PC technology, and still under development. In mid-July 2017 an Atari press release confirmed the existence of the aforementioned new hardware, referred to as the Ataribox.


  • Beaverton, Oregon, United States
    Friday Jun 9, 2017

    Amazon

    Nike confirmed a "pilot" partnership with Amazon

    Beaverton, Oregon, United States
    Friday Jun 9, 2017

    In June 2017, Nike confirmed a "pilot" partnership with Amazon to sell goods directly on the platform.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    Uber

    Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    Nancy Pelosi

    Small group of House Democrats held a closed-door meeting in the office of Representative Kathleen Rice (NY) to discuss a strategy for selecting new Democratic leadership

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    In 2017, after Democrats lost four consecutive special elections in the House of Representatives, Pelosi's leadership was again called into question. On June 22, 2017, a small group of House Democrats held a closed-door meeting in the office of Representative Kathleen Rice (NY) to discuss a strategy for selecting new Democratic leadership. Rice publicly called for new Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, as did other House Democrats, including Tim Ryan (OH), Seth Moulton (MA), and Filemon Vela (TX). Cedric Richmond (LA), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, also attended the closed-door meeting on Pelosi. Rice said in a CNN interview about Pelosi's leadership, "If you were talking about a company that was posting losing numbers, if you were talking about any sports team that was losing time and time again, changes would be made, right? The CEO out. The coach would be out and there would be a new strategy put in place." In a press conference, Pelosi responded to the criticism by saying, "I respect any opinion that my members have but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them." When asked specifically why she should stay on as House minority leader after numerous Democratic seats were lost, Pelosi responded, "Well, I'm a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do".


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 27, 2017

    Google LLC

    The Company Received a Record Fine of €2.42 Billion From The European Union

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 27, 2017

    On June 27, 2017, the company received a record fine of €2.42 billion from the European Union for "promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results."


  • U.S.
    Saturday Jul 1, 2017

    Jeff Bezos

    Wealth

    U.S.
    Saturday Jul 1, 2017

    In July 2017 Bezos briefly unseated Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates as the wealthiest person in the world.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 6, 2017

    Stan Lee

    His wife's death

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 6, 2017

    On July 6, 2017, his wife of 69 years, Joan, died of complications from a stroke. She was 95 years old.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 7, 2017

    Marvel Studios

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 7, 2017

    In February 2015, it was announced that Disney and Sony Pictures will collaborate on the next Spider-Man films, the first of which, Spider-Man: Homecoming, was released on July 7, 2017. Former Sony executive Amy Pascal will co-produce the films with Kevin Feige. The film rights to Spider-Man will still remain with Sony. Marvel Studios will also explore opportunities to integrate other characters of MCU into future Spider-Man films.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Saturday Jul 15, 2017

    Bitcoin

    The controversial Segregated Witness [SegWit] software upgrade was approved ("locked in")

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Saturday Jul 15, 2017

    On 15 July 2017, the controversial Segregated Witness [SegWit] software upgrade was approved ("locked in"). Segwit was intended to support the Lightning Network as well as improve scalability.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Friday Jul 21, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin was trading at $2,748

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Friday Jul 21, 2017

    On 21 July 2017, bitcoin was trading at $2,748, up 52% from 14 July 2017's $1,835.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Bona Fide

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

    On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban could be enforced on visitors who lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States".


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 28, 2017

    Tesla, Inc.

    Delivering The First 30 Units of The Model 3

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 28, 2017

    The first 30 units were delivered at a special event on July 28, 2017.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Cash

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    Supporters of large blocks who were dissatisfied with the activation of SegWit forked the software on 1 August 2017 to create Bitcoin Cash.


  • West Hollywood, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    Netflix

    Netflix acquired Millarworld

    West Hollywood, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    On August 7, 2017, Netflix acquired Millarworld, the creator-owned publishing company of comic book writer Mark Millar. It is the first ever company acquisition in Netflix's history. Netflix plans to leverage Millar and his current and future work for future original content.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 2017

    Google LLC

    Google Fired Employee James Damore

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 2017

    On August 8, 2017, Google fired employee James Damore after he distributed a memo throughout the company which argued that "Google's ideological echo chamber" and bias clouded their thinking about diversity and inclusion, and that it is also biological factors, not discrimination alone, that cause the average woman to be less interested than men in technical positions.


  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump not going to rule out a military option

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    On August 11, 2017, Trump said he is "not going to rule out a military option" to confront the government of Nicolás Maduro.


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

    Amazon

    Amazon acquired Whole Foods

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

    On August 23, 2017, Whole Foods shareholders, as well as the Federal Trade Commission, approved the deal.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    Bitcoin

    SegWit was subsequently activated on the network

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    SegWit was subsequently activated on the network on 24 August 2017. The bitcoin price rose almost 50% in the week following SegWit's approval.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    Uber

    Dara Khosrowshahi is hired as CEO

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    Dara Khosrowshahi is hired as CEO.


  • San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    YouTube

    YouTube officially launched the "polymer"

    San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    On August 29, 2017, YouTube officially launched the "polymer" redesign of its user interfaces based on Material Design language as its default, as well a redesigned logo that is built around the service's play button emblem.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 21, 2017

    HTC

    Google acquire 4000 employees

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 21, 2017

    On 21 September 2017, Google announced that it would acquire roughly half of the 4,000 employees who worked in HTC's design and research staff, and non-exclusive licenses to smartphone-related intellectual property held by HTC, for US$1.1 billion. The employees included the team involved with Google's Pixel smartphone, which was manufactured by HTC. Google stated that the purchase was part of its efforts to bolster its first-party hardware business. The transaction was completed on 30 January 2018; while HTC will continue to produce its own smartphones, the company has stated that it planned to increase its focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality going forward.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 21, 2017

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 9

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 21, 2017

    On September 21, 2017, Oracle released Java SE 9.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Presidential Proclamation 9645

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    The temporary order was replaced by Presidential Proclamation 9645 on September 24, 2017, which permanently restricts travel from the originally targeted countries except Iraq and Sudan, and further bans travelers from North Korea and Chad, along with certain Venezuelan officials. After lower courts partially blocked the new restrictions, the Supreme Court allowed the September version to go into full effect on December 4, and ultimately upheld the travel ban in a June 2019 ruling.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    MacOS

    MacOS 10.13 High Sierra

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    Apple previewed macOS 10.13 High Sierra at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, before releasing it later that year. When running on solid-state drives, it uses APFS, rather than HFS+.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom hosted Zoomtopia 2017

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    From September 25-27, 2017, Zoom hosted Zoomtopia 2017, its first annual user conference. At this conference, Zoom announced a partnership with Meta to integrate Zoom with augmented reality, integration with Slack and Workplace by Facebook, and first steps towards an artificial intelligence speech recognition program.


  • Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 1, 2017

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    2017 Las Vegas Shooting

    Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 1, 2017

    On the night of October 1, 2017, a shooter opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. He killed 58 people and wounded 413, with the ensuing panic bringing the injury total to 869. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old man from Mesquite, Nevada, fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Paddock was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His motive remains officially undetermined.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 11, 2017

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook introduced The 3D Posts Feature

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 11, 2017

    On October 11, 2017, Facebook introduced the 3D Posts feature to allow for uploading interactive 3D assets.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 16, 2017

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook acquired The anonymous Compliment App tbh

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 16, 2017

    On October 16, it acquired the anonymous compliment app tbh, announcing its intention to leave the app independent.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

    Uber

    A Uber branded Visa credit card is announced for the United States market

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

    A Uber branded Visa credit card is announced for the United States market, in partnership with Barclays. The card became open for applications on November 2, 2017.


  • Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 5, 2017

    Nike, Inc.

    The Paradise Papers

    Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 5, 2017

    On 5 November 2017, the Paradise Papers, a set of confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investment, revealed that Nike is among the corporations that used offshore companies to avoid taxes.


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