December 2017 calendar

December 2017

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 2017: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2017?


  • 01 Dec 2017 2017 Peshawar Agriculture Directorate Attack: Four attackers stormed the Directorate of Agricultural Training Institute, Pakistan, and exchanged fire with army and police personnel. At least 12 people are hurt and 12 are killed by the attackers. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility.
  • 02 Dec 2017 Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War. Israel launched surface-to-surface missiles against a military installation just outside Damascus, Syrian state TV reported.
  • 03 Dec 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: Battle of Sana'a 2017: Royal Saudi Air Force bombs Houthi positions south of Sana'a to support Ali Abdullah Saleh, General People's Congress.
  • 04 Dec 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen; Yemeni Civil War. Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed by Houthi forces during a roadside attack just outside Sana'a. This attack came after an earlier attack against his home.
  • 05 Dec 2017 At the age of 96, Michael I, last Romanian King, dies. (BBC),
  • 06 Dec 2017 Russian military intervention in Syria Civil War: Vladimir Putin declares victory against the Islamic State terror group on both banks of the Euphrates. (TASS). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that 21 people were killed in Russian air strikes in Deir al-Zor, a Deir al-Zor village located on the east side of the Euphrates River.
  • 07 Dec 2017 Positions on Jerusalem: In practice, the Czech Republic recognizes West Jerusalem in its capital. (Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, expresses interest to move his country's Embassy from Tel Aviv into Jerusalem.
  • 08 Dec 2017 Syrian Civil War: Russian aircraft strike a village in northwestern Idlib Governorate. There is a de-escalation zone. At least five civilians were killed.
  • 09 Dec 2017 United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital: Protests in Gaza and West Bank for the third consecutive day.
  • 10 Dec 2017 Conflict between Israel and Palestine: A Palestinian 24-year-old stabs and injures an Israeli security officer at Jerusalem's Central Bus Station. The attacker was arrested.
  • 11 Dec 2017 2017 New York City attempted Bombing: A homemade pipe bomb carried by a man was set off near New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal. The attacker and three others were also injured. Akayed Ullah is currently in custody.
  • 12 Dec 2017 Unibail-Rodamco buys Westfield Corporation, a shopping mall owner, for $15.7 billion
  • 13 Dec 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: At least 30 people were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition against a rebel police camp in Yemen's capital Sanaa.
  • 14 Dec 2017 Colombian paramilitarism, internal armed conflict, illegal drug trade in Colombia: Colombia's largest narcotics gang Clan del Golfo (AGC) declares a ceasefire effective December 13. They claim the gesture is intended to "contribute to a complete, total, and lasting peace." Colombia's government said it was happy with the gesture but that they will continue to exert pressure on the organization.
  • 15 Dec 2017 In Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and at the Qalandia border crossing to determine the status of Jerusalem, Palestinians and Israeli soldiers fought. Also, clashes are reported in Gaza and Ramallah, Hebron, Qalqilya. Conflicts in which Israeli law enforcement used live bullets and Palestinians threw stones resulted in two Palestinians being killed in Gaza, 150 being wounded, and two others in West Bank. A further 10 were also hurt.
  • 16 Dec 2017 China-United Kingdom relations and One Belt One Road Initiative: According to the BBC, David Cameron, former Prime Minister of Britain, will head a PS750million ($1 billion) U.K. fund to improve rail, road, and air links between China, its trading partners, and China.
  • 17 Dec 2017 9 people are killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack at a Quetta Methodist Church in Pakistan on July 17, 2017.
  • 18 Dec 2017 Twitter has suspended the accounts of white nationalists well-known for violating new offensive content rules.
  • 19 Dec 2017 Houthis claim that they launched a Volcano-H-2 missile at Al-Yamah Palace, Saudi capital. The missile was intercepted south-bound of Riyadh, and did not cause any casualties, according to the Saudis.
  • 20 Dec 2017 Uber is a transport company, and not a digital services. The European Court of Justice (ECJ), rules that Uber must accept stricter licensing and regulation within the European Union. Uber was instructed to follow local taxi rules in Barcelona when the case began.
  • 21 Dec 2017 December 2017, Melbourne car attack: Nineteen victims were injured when a car crashed into pedestrians on the corner of Flinders Street, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Australia. The driver was arrested. Victoria Police believe the incident was a deliberate act, but not terrorist-related.
  • 22 Dec 2017 Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). Eight million Yemenis are now at risk of starvation after 1,000 days of civil war.
  • 23 Dec 2017 2017 Pacific Typhoon Season: Tropical Storm Tembin: In the Philippines, more than 200 people have been killed by floods and mudslides triggered by Severe Tropic Storm Vinta.
  • 24 Dec 2017 Typhoon Tembin - Officials have raised the death toll from this storm at 182. At least 153 people are missing and more that 70,000 were displaced.
  • 25 Dec 2017 Afghanistan War (2001-present). A suicide bomber kills 10 near Kabul's National Directorate of Security Headquarters. Amaq News Agency claims that ISIL was responsible for the attack.
  • 26 Dec 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention Yemen: According emergency services and Al Masirah (Houthi-owned), Saudi Arabian coalition air attacks killed 15 and wounded 60 people at al-Shahra souq in Taiz Governorate.
  • 27 Dec 2017 War in Donbass II, Minsk II: Ukraine exchanging hundreds of prisoners with Donetsk People's Republic (Luhansk People's Republic)
  • 28 Dec 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Kabul suicide bombing, December 2017: 41 killed and 84 injured in a suicide bombing at a Shiite cultural center in Kabul, Afghanistan. This group, which is affiliated with ISIL, claims responsibility to Amaq News Agency.
  • 29 Dec 2017 Attack on Saint Menas Church: Nine people are killed by two coordinated attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt. A gunman kills two victims in an appliance store owned by Coptic Christians in Cairo's Helwan district. After killing two victims, the gunman moves on to a church and kills six more civilians and a cop before being arrested.
  • 30 Dec 2017 Insurgency in Egypt (2013)-present: Three militants are killed, and ten more are detained by Egyptian security forces at Giza.
  • 31 Dec 2017 A large number fireworks accidentally went off in a barge during a Terrigal New Year's Day celebration, NSW, Australia. This caused thousands of people to be evacuated from Terrigal by police. The two barges were also damaged.
  • 05 Dec 2017 The International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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End Game by David Baldacci

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The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

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Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1 by Nora Roberts

Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1


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The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson

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