By far 2017 has been a rollercoaster of a year. From reluctant democracies to natural calamities, the year was just like any other. Let’s flashback through 2017 with these quick facts.
This post is about the events that happened in the year 2017 or are related to 2017, as the year approaches its end let’s flashback through the time with these OMG facts about 2017.
Switzerland debuted as the best country in the world overall; it was also named the best nation to headquarter a corporation and the best place to retire.
A total solar eclipse took place on August 21, 2017. It was visible for the first time in the contiguous U.S. after nearly four decades, the last time being on Feb. 26, 1979.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will launch in December 2017 and aims to survey stars near Earth for transiting exoplanets over a period of two years. TESS is a planned space telescope under NASA's Explorers program.
The unmanned spacecraft Cassini–Huygens, which was sent on a mission to Saturn in 1997, On 15 September 2017, made a meteor-like plunge into Saturn's atmosphere to its destruction.
2017 marked the 200th anniversary of the famed author (and hopeless romantic) Jane Austen's death. The Bank of England also debuted a 10 pound note with her face on it.
Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon.
Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic hurricane, the strongest observed in the Atlantic. The storm caused catastrophic damage in the Caribbean Islands as a Category 5 hurricane. The hurricane caused at least 102 deaths, including 44 in the Caribbean and 58 in the United States.
Bob Dylan received his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm.
The world record was set for a gathering of 662 Charlie Chaplin lookalikes at Manoir de Ban, Chaplin museum in Vevey, Switzerland.
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