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  • Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 1, 2017

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    First official public appearance after engagement

    Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 1, 2017

    After the engagement, Markle's first official public appearance with Prince Harry was at a World AIDS Day walkabout in Nottingham on December 1, 2017. Markle and Harry marked International Women's Day by attending an event in Birmingham hosted by the Stemettes. Along with the Queen and other members of the royal family, she attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12. The couple made their first visit to Northern Ireland on March 23. Markle carried out a total of 26 public engagements prior to the wedding.




  • Jerusalem, Israel
    Wednesday Dec 6, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

    Jerusalem, Israel
    Wednesday Dec 6, 2017

    Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017, despite criticism and warnings from world leaders. He subsequently opened a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in May 2018.




  • Paris, France
    Thursday Dec 7, 2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    2017 FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Paris, France
    Thursday Dec 7, 2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo won the award on 7 December 2017 equalling the highest tally of Ballons D'Or in history, sharing the honor with Lionel Messi.




  • Vatican City
    Friday Dec 8, 2017

    Pope Francis

    Pope Francis signed a new apostolic constitution

    Vatican City
    Friday Dec 8, 2017

    On 8 December 2017, Pope Francis signed a new apostolic constitution on ecclesiastical universities and faculties Veritatis gaudium, published 29 January 2018.




  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Chicago Board Options Exchange started trading bitcoin futures

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2017

    On 10 December 2017, the Chicago Board Options Exchange started trading bitcoin futures.




  • Florence, Italy
    Monday Dec 11, 2017

    Virat Kohli

    Marrying a Anushka Sharma

    Florence, Italy
    Monday Dec 11, 2017

    Kohli started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013; the couple soon earned the celebrity couple nickname "Virushka". Their relationship attracted substantial media attention, with persistent rumours and speculations in the media, as neither of the two publicly talked about it. The couple married on 11 December 2017 in a private ceremony in Florence, Italy.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 13, 2017

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Trial of Isauro Aguirre

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 13, 2017

    On December 11, 2017 jury deliberation began for the sentencing phase. The next day the jury was deadlocked; however, on December 13 they decided to recommend the death penalty, which was accepted by Judge George G. Lomeli.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Dec 14, 2017

    Internet

    3–2 vote

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Dec 14, 2017

    On December 14, 2017, the F.C.C Repealed their March 12, 2015 decision by a 3–2 vote regarding net neutrality rules.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 14, 2017

    Marvel Studios

    Disney agreed to purchase 20th Century Fox's parent company 21st Century Fox

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 14, 2017

    On December 14, 2017, Disney agreed to purchase 20th Century Fox's parent company 21st Century Fox, after it spins off some of its businesses.


  • U.S.
    Friday Dec 15, 2017

    Eminem

    Revival

    U.S.
    Friday Dec 15, 2017

    The album was released on December 15, 2017, through Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records.


  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Chicago Mercantile Exchange started trading bitcoin futures

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Chicago Mercantile Exchange started trading bitcoin futures on 17 December 2017.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Kaká

    Retirement

    Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Kaká announced his retirement on 17 December 2017, after turning down offers from former clubs São Paulo and Milan. He also expressed interest in working as a director, confirming that his former club Milan had offered him a role.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Reaching its all-time high

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Prices started at $998 in 2017 and rose to $13,412.44 on 1 January 2018, after reaching its all-time high of $19,783.06 on 17 December 2017.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Dec 19, 2017

    Prince Harry

    The Captain General of The Royal Marines

    London, England
    Tuesday Dec 19, 2017

    Since leaving active service with the army, Harry has been closely involved with the armed forces through the Invictus Games, honorary military appointments and other official engagements. On 19 December 2017 he succeeded his grandfather Prince Philip as the Captain General of the Royal Marines.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 2017

    Dwayne Johnson

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 2017

    Another notable franchise starring Johnson is the Jumanji franchise, as he has starred in the successful films, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.


  • Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 21, 2017

    Papa John's Pizza

    The Company CEO resign's announcement

    Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 21, 2017

    The company announced on December 21, 2017, that John Schnatter would step down as CEO of Papa John's Pizza on January 1, 2018, to be replaced as CEO by current company President Steve Ritchie with Schnatter remaining chairman at the time.


  • Liberia
    Tuesday Dec 26, 2017

    George Weah

    The Second Round of The 2017 Elections

    Liberia
    Tuesday Dec 26, 2017

    After winning the first round of the 2017 election, Weah and Joseph Boakai of the Unity Party went into the second round of the election. In the second round, Weah was elected President of Liberia, winning a run-off against Vice President Joseph Boakai with more than 60% of the vote.


  • Johannesburg, South Africa
    Wednesday Dec 27, 2017

    Prince Harry

    The President of African Parks

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Wednesday Dec 27, 2017

    On 27 December 2017, Harry was officially appointed the new president of African Parks, a conservation NGO. He previously spent three weeks in Malawi with African Parks where he joined a team of volunteers and professionals to carry out one of the largest elephant translocations in history. The effort to repopulate areas decimated due to poaching and habitat loss moved 500 elephants from Liwonde and Majete National Parks to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.


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