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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.




  • Mexico
    Tuesday Jan 3, 2017
    Ford

    Ford Has Cancelled Plans To Invest $1.6 Billion In a New Plant In Mexico

    Mexico
    Tuesday Jan 3, 2017

    On January 3, 2017, Ford CEO Mark Fields announced that in a "vote of confidence" because of the pro-business climate being fostered in part by President-elect Donald Trump, Ford has cancelled plans to invest $1.6 billion in a new plant in Mexico to manufacture the Ford Focus.




  • Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    Thursday Jan 5, 2017
    Kroger

    Campus marketing agreement

    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    Thursday Jan 5, 2017

    On May 1, 2017, Kroger, along with the University of Kentucky and UK Athletics, sports, and campus marketing partner JMI Sports, announced a 12-year, $1.85 million per year campus marketing agreement.




  • Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
    Thursday Jan 12, 2017
    Jacinda Ardern

    Mount Albert by-election

    Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
    Thursday Jan 12, 2017

    Ardern put forward her name for the Labour nomination for the Mount Albert by-election to be held in February 2017 following the resignation of David Shearer on 8 December 2016. When nominations for the Labour Party closed on 12 January 2017, Ardern was the only nominee and was elected unopposed.




  • 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".




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Jan 17, 2017
    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Planned To Open Station F

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Jan 17, 2017

    On January 17, 2017, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg planned to open Station F, a startup incubator campus in Paris, France.


  • 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.


  • New Zealand
    Sunday Jan 22, 2017
    Jacinda Ardern

    Women's March and Labour's candidate

    New Zealand
    Sunday Jan 22, 2017

    On 21 January, Ardern participated in the 2017 Women's March, a worldwide protest in opposition to Donald Trump, the newly inaugurated president of the United States. She was confirmed as Labour's candidate at a meeting on 22 January. Ardern won a landslide victory, gaining 77 percent of votes cast in the preliminary results.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Jan 24, 2017
    Microsoft

    BETT 2017 Education Technology Conference

    London, England
    Tuesday Jan 24, 2017

    On January 24, 2017, Microsoft showcased Intune for Education at the BETT 2017 education technology conference in London.


  • England
    Wednesday Jan 25, 2017
    David Cameron

    President of Alzheimer's Research UK

    England
    Wednesday Jan 25, 2017

    In January 2017, he was appointed president of Alzheimer's Research UK to address misconceptions surrounding dementia and campaign for medical research funding to tackle the condition.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 25, 2017
    New York Stock Exchange

    DJIA reaches 20,000 for the first time

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 25, 2017

    In 2017, the DJIA reaches 20,000 for the first time (on January 25).


  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Thursday Jan 26, 2017
    Adidas

    Releasing The Latest Adidas EQT Line

    Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Thursday Jan 26, 2017

    The latest adidas EQT line released in a "Turo Red" Pack on January 26, 2017, and included models such as the adidas EQT Support 93/17, EQT Support ADV, and EQT Support Ultra. adidas.com is one of the few online retailers.


  • 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.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Monday Jan 30, 2017
    Nintendo

    Wii U production

    Kyoto, Japan
    Monday Jan 30, 2017

    On 31 January 2017, Nintendo stopped producing new Wii U consoles


  • 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.


  • NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Feb 6, 2017
    Lady Gaga

    Super Bowl LI halftime show

    NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Feb 6, 2017

    Gaga performed as the headlining act during the Super Bowl LI halftime show in 2017. Her performance featured a group of hundreds of lighted drones forming various shapes in the sky above Houston's NRG Stadium. It attracted 117.5 million viewers in the United States, exceeding the game's total of 113.3 million viewers. The performance led to a surge of 410,000 song downloads in the U.S. for Gaga and earned her an Emmy nomination.


  • Greenwich Village, Manhattan, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 7, 2017
    Kroger

    Kroger announced that had purchased Murray's Cheese

    Greenwich Village, Manhattan, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 7, 2017

    On February 7, 2017, it was announced that Kroger Co. had purchased Murray's Cheese.


  • Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    Tuesday Feb 14, 2017
    Kroger

    Kroger is no longer offering a discount to senior

    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    Tuesday Feb 14, 2017

    As of 14 February 2017, Kroger is no longer offering a discount to senior citizens 59 and up.


  • 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.


  • Pakistan
    Monday Feb 20, 2017
    Xiaomi

    Pakistan launch

    Pakistan
    Monday Feb 20, 2017

    On 20 February, Xiaomi officially launched in Pakistan and brought its Mi and Redmi Note lineup to the country.


  • 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.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Tuesday Feb 21, 2017
    Popeyes

    US$1.8 billion deal

    Toronto, Canada
    Tuesday Feb 21, 2017

    On February 21, 2017, Restaurant Brands International announced a deal to buy Popeyes for US$1.8 billion.


  • 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


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Thursday Mar 2, 2017
    Nintendo

    The Nintendo Switch

    Kyoto, Japan
    Thursday Mar 2, 2017

    The Switch was officially released on March 3, 2017, worldwide, notably in all key markets, but excluding some parts of Asia, including India and Mainland China. It was released with an MSRP of ¥29,980 in Japan, US$299.99 in the United States, GB£279.99 in the United Kingdom, and A$469.95 in Australia; with standardized pricing for the European market varying. The set includes a Switch console, a dock, two Joy-Con controllers (left and right) and straps, a Joy-Con Grip, an AC power adapter and an HDMI cable. There were two Switch bundles available at launch, one with grey Joy-Con and one with neon red and blue Joy-Con. Nintendo feared that a higher price would harm sales, which prompted them to not include any additional hardware or games.


  • 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.


  • New Zealand
    Tuesday Mar 7, 2017
    Jacinda Ardern

    Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

    New Zealand
    Tuesday Mar 7, 2017

    Following her win in the by-election, Ardern was unanimously elected as deputy leader of the Labour Party on 7 March 2017, following the resignation of Annette King who was intending to retire at the next election. Ardern's vacant list seat was taken by Raymond Huo.


  • 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.


  • Vatican City, Italy
    Monday Mar 20, 2017
    Rwandan genocide

    Pope Francis

    Vatican City, Italy
    Monday Mar 20, 2017

    On 20 March 2017, Pope Francis acknowledged that while some Catholic nuns and priests in the country were killed during the genocide, others were complicit in it and took part in preparing and executing the genocide.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 22, 2017
    The palace of Westminster England

    Islamist-related terror attack

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 22, 2017

    On 22 March 2017 an Islamist-related terror attack happened in which a man stabbed a police officer after ploughing into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Five people were killed, including the attacker and the police officer.


  • Canada
    Monday Mar 27, 2017
    Popeyes

    Deal closed with RBI purchasing Popeyes

    Canada
    Monday Mar 27, 2017

    On March 27, 2017, the deal closed with Restaurant Brands International "RBI" purchasing Popeyes at $79 per share via Orange, Inc, an indirect subsidiary of RBI.


  • Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tuesday Mar 28, 2017
    Amazon

    Amazon confirmed it would be acquiring Souq.com

    Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tuesday Mar 28, 2017

    Souq.com is the largest E-Commerce platform in the Middle East based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On March 28, 2017, Amazon confirmed it would be acquiring Souq.com for $580 million. Souq.com is now a subsidiary of Amazon, and acts as Amazon's arm into the Middle East region.


  • Russia
    Thursday Mar 30, 2017
    St. Patrick's Day

    Russian Orthodox Church feast

    Russia
    Thursday Mar 30, 2017

    In 2017, the Russian Orthodox Church added the feast day of Saint Patrick to its liturgical calendar, to be celebrated on 30 March [O.S. 17 March].


  • Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, India
    Thursday Mar 30, 2017
    Virat Kohli

    Reciving Padma Shri award

    Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, India
    Thursday Mar 30, 2017

    Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was awarded the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, which is the fourth-highest civilian award in the Republic of India.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 31, 2017
    Buckingham Palace

    580,000 people visited the palace

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 31, 2017

    In the year to 31 March 2017, 580,000 people visited the palace, and 154,000 visited the gallery.


  • 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.


  • Milan, Italy
    Thursday Apr 13, 2017
    Silvio Berlusconi

    A.C. Milan Sold

    Milan, Italy
    Thursday Apr 13, 2017

    On 13 April 2017, Berlusconi sold A.C. Milan to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux for a total of €830 million after a 31-year reign.


  • 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.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    The Turkish constitution of 2017

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    With the new Turkish constitution which got approved in the constitutional referendum on 16 April 2017, Turkey became a country with a Presidential system, the office of prime minister got abolished and the age of candidacy to the parliament was lowered from 25 to 18.


  • Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    2017 Constitutional Referendum Vote

    Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    On Sunday, 16 April 2017, a constitutional referendum was held, where the voters in Turkey (and Turkish citizens abroad) voted on a set of 18 proposed amendments to the Constitution of Turkey. The amendments include the replacement of the existing parliamentary system with a presidential system. The post of Prime Minister would be abolished, and the presidency would become an executive post vested with broad executive powers. Parliament would be increased from 550 seats to 600 seats. The referendum also called for changes to the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 18, 2017
    Xiaomi

    Mi 6 flagship launch

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 18, 2017

    On 19 April, Xiaomi launched Mi 6, its flagship phone at the time.


  • Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA, UK
    Thursday Apr 20, 2017
    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović sustained serious ligament damage in his Right knee

    Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA, UK
    Thursday Apr 20, 2017

    On 20 April, Ibrahimović sustained serious ligament damage in his right knee in a Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht at Old Trafford.


  • France
    Sunday Apr 23, 2017
    Emmanuel Macron

    First round of the presidential election

    France
    Sunday Apr 23, 2017

    On 23 April 2017, Macron received the most votes in the first round of the presidential election, with 24% of the overall vote and more than 8 million votes all together.


  • 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.


  • Turkey
    Saturday Apr 29, 2017
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan blocks Wikipedia

    Turkey
    Saturday Apr 29, 2017

    On 29 April 2017 Erdoğan's administration began an internal Internet block of all the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia site via Turkey's domestic Internet filtering system. This blocking action took place after the government had first made a request for Wikipedia to remove what it referred to as "offensive content". In response, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales replied via a post on Twitterating, "Access to information is a fundamental human right."


  • France
    Sunday May 7, 2017
    Emmanuel Macron

    Second round of the presidential election

    France
    Sunday May 7, 2017

    On 7 May 2017, Macron was elected President of France with 66.1% of the vote compared to Marine Le Pen's 33.9%.


  • 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.


  • France
    Sunday May 14, 2017
    Emmanuel Macron

    A President

    France
    Sunday May 14, 2017

    Macron formally became President on 14 May.


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