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Key Moments in 2017

Week 9.0 — 25th December '17

Last week I put together a collection of some great 2017 reviews. This time I look back at the key moments from 2017 for our last post of the year.

Key moments of 2017

JanuaryA few days after President Obama delivered his final address, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States
British actor John Hurt died
FebruaryKim Jong Nam, the brother of the North Korean president was poisened at an airport
NASA announce that they have so far found 7 'earth like' planets
MarchFloods and mudslides hit Peru killing
A number of terrorist attacks hit London with a van hitting pedestrians on Westminister Bridge and the driver then attacking Parliament
AprilChemical attack in Syria
Veteran comedian Don Rickles died
Charlie Murphy died after a battle with Lukemia
Bill O'Reilly was fired from his job after it was revealed he had tried to hide claims of sexual assault by settling out of court
MayBoko Haram release 82 girls
Ransomware infects the world hitting Britain's NHS
A suicide bomber attacks an Ariana Grande concert, but she returns weeks later to host a benefit concert for the victims
Roger Moore died
JuneTerrorists run pedestrians over on London Bridge and proceed to attack people in Borough Market
The Conservatives lost their majority in the UK's General Election
Adam West died
Grenfell Tower in London is hit by a fire that spread upwards thanks to the flammable cladding used on the building
JulyPresident Trump bans transgender people from serving in the military
AugustJerry Lewis died
A Solar Eclipse occurs in the US
SeptemberApple announce the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X which replaces the home button with a gesture and Touch ID with Face ID which is said to be 20 times more secure
NASA's Cassini probe ends its mission by burning up in Saturn's atmosphere
Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico
58 people are shot dead and 546 injured in a Las Vegas terrorist attack
OctoberHarvey Weinstein is accused of sexual misconduct, leading to the #metoo movement and many other influential and famous people from Hollywood being named and shamed
The people of the region of Catalonia vote in favour of independence sparking unrest in the area
NovemberDonald Trump's Twitter account is disabled for 11 minutes by an outgoing employee
An earthquake hits Iran
Charles Manson died
Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power having effectively ousted by the military
Bitcoin is valued at $10,000, later rising to $17,900 before losing a third of it's value towards the end of December
DecemberLarge wildfires hit California
Nasa, with help from Google's AI, have found a star that is circled by 8 planets
Mudslides hit Peru again

Inevitably I'll have missed a thing or two from the list but with 2018 just days away, it's now time to look forward to the next year... If anything has been missed, let me know @1thingaweeek.

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year.

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Quick links and commentary on interesting articles, videos and more throughout the week.

  1. 9.1 – Monday
    1. Santa Facts xkcd.com
  2. 9.2 – Tuesday
    1. Top Gear Series 24 - coming soon Top Gear on youtube.com
  3. 9.4 – Thursday
    1. Hot Ones Season 4 Finale First We Feast on youtube.com
  4. 9.5 – Friday
    1. Magnic Microlights kickstarter.com
    2. CT Scan of 1,000-year-old Buddha sculpture reveals mummified monk hidden inside vienna95 on reddit.com

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