11 OMG! Facts & Events From The Year 2017

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.

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11 OMG! Facts & Events From The Year 2017

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.

11) Switzerland Became The Best Country In The World To Live

Source = Marketwatch

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.

10) 2017 is the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD). It is also the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade

9) We Witnessed The 2nd Total Solar Eclipse After Almost 4 Decades In 2017

Source = Ivooxcdn

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.

8) TESS Will Be Launched In December 2017 For The Exoplanet Surveys

Source = Nasa

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.

7) Cassin Ended Its 20 Year Journey By Making A Death-Plunge Into The Saturn's Atmosphere

Source = Nasa

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.

6) 2017 is the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death

Source = Slideshare

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.

5) And The 300th anniversary of the first ballet performed in Britain: The Loves Of Mars And Venus at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

4) António Guterres Became The 9th Secretary-General Of The United Nations

Source = Huffpost

Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon.

3) Hurricane Irma Went Down In The History As The Worst Storm To Ever Hit The Atlantic

Source = Turner

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.

2) After A Lot Of Uncertainty And Controversy, Bob Dylan Finally Received His Nobel Prize In Literature In 2017

Source = Huffpost

Bob Dylan received his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm.

1) 662 People Gathered As Charlie Chaplin To Set A World Record In Switzerland

Source = Arrobaradio

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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