As we are entering 2018, we take a look back the year 2017 to relive all the moments we shared as a population.
It has been a tough for us, a lot of things happened in year 2017. Looking back at it years from now, we have unbelievable stories to tell generations to come. We cried together, we laughed together, we won together and we lost together.
The year started off a bit weird because everyone, all over the planet, had one thought – so Donald Trump is really the president of the US? Not to go further into that, we all know how that’s developing, and in end, to each his or hers opinion.
— The Life Pile (@thelifepile) November 17, 2017
North Korea tested a nuclear-capable ballistic missile by firing it across the sea of Japan in response to sanctions. Several other tests followed, which is why North Korea and US were at the brink of nuclear war several times this year.
SpaceX conducted the first reflight of an orbital rocket in history. A Falcon 9 rocket was reused and carried a payload into orbit. CEO and founder Elon Musk called it an “incredible milestone in the history of space.”
An Egyptian excavation team discovers the remains of a 3,700-year-old pyramid dating back thirteenth Dynasty of Egypt at the Dahshur necropolis, some 40 kilometers south of Cairo. Researchers believe that it was the Egyptians first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid.
A terrorist bombing took place during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on May 22. The attack claimed the lives of 22 people and injured more than 100 others.
— The Life Pile (@thelifepile) October 1, 2017
The US President announced that his country would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, he world’s first comprehensive climate agreement. The country faced wide criticism for the move, both domestically and internationally.
The seventh season of the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones premiered on July 16. Several episodes were leaked ahead of airing, as well as scripts, after HBO refused to pay blackmail ransoms to unknown hackers.
The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights described an ongoing military operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar a “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Since August 2017, more than 600,000 Muslims have fled the country.
After providing us with close-up photos from space for 13 years, Cassini–Huygens spacecraft ended its mission by plunging into Saturn. It became the first spacecraft to enter Saturn’s atmosphere.
In a very shocking turn of events the United States announces that it will withdraw from UNESCO. They said that the reason behind their withdrawal from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization was “anti-Israel bias.”
A rediscovered Leonardo da Vinci painting named Salvator Mundi was sold for $450 million at a Christie’s auction in New York. It became the most expensive word of art and was later found to have been bought by a Saudi royal.
Last but not least, the US president Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparking worldwide condemnation and criticism.