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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 2017.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 2017: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2017?


Events

  • 01 Jan 2017 2017 Istanbul nightclub attack: A gunman opens fire in a nightclub in Istanbul, on the European coast of the Bosphorus, killing at least 39 people with an additional 69 wounded. (BBC), (AP via ABC News Australia), (Fox News)
  • 02 Jan 2017 2017 Istanbul nightclub attack: The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attack in what it claims is a response to Turkey's actions in neighbouring Syria. (The Washington Post)
  • 03 Jan 2017 Ford announces that it has cancelled plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, long criticized by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, and will invest $700 million in its Michigan plant in Flat Rock, potentially creating 700 new jobs from the investment and expansion of the plant. (CNN), (Fox News)
  • 04 Jan 2017 2017 Brooklyn train crash: A commuter train from the Long Island Rail Road derails during the morning rush hour in Brooklyn, New York, injuring 103 people. (CBS)
  • 05 Jan 2017 Kurdish–Turkish conflict: A shootout in İzmir kills two gunmen while another one escapes. During the shootout a car bomb explodes, killing a police officer and court employee. (The Guardian)
  • 06 Jan 2017 Syrian Civil War: Russian military intervention in Syria: Russia begins to withdraw its forces from Syria, with its aircraft carrier battle group being the first to leave. The United Nations says the ceasefire is "largely holding". (BBC)
  • 07 Jan 2017 Syrian Civil War: A fuel truck explodes in the Syrian town of Azaz, near the border with Turkey, killing at least 43 people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (The Guardian)
  • 08 Jan 2017 January 2017 Jerusalem vehicular attack: A truck rams into a group of Israeli soldiers in a deliberate attack in East Jerusalem, killing four and wounding 21. The perpetrator was previously convicted of terrorism and was jailed for 10 years. (CNN) (The Guardian)
  • 09 Jan 2017 January 2017 Jerusalem vehicular attack: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames the Islamic State for the attack that killed four soldiers and injured 15 others in East Jerusalem. (CNN)
  • 10 Jan 2017 War in Afghanistan, 10 January 2017 Afghanistan bombings: Two bombs explode near the National Assembly in Kabul, killing at least 38 people. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 11 Jan 2017 War in Afghanistan: At least 11 people are killed in a bombing in Kandahar, including five UAE diplomats. (Al Jazeera)
  • 12 Jan 2017 Two members of funk band Tower of Power are seriously injured after being struck by a train near Jack London Square in Oakland, California.(SF Gate)
  • 13 Jan 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says, for the first time, that they suspect Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other senior officials of the Syrian government are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the conflict. (Reuters)
  • 14 Jan 2017 Battle of Mosul (2016–17): Iraqi forces capture parts of Mosul University and several areas along the Tigris River from Islamic State militants. (Al Jazeera), (Reuters)
  • 15 Jan 2017 War in Afghanistan: At least seven people are killed when their vehicle hits a roadside bomb in Nangarhar Province. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 16 Jan 2017 Syrian Civil War: Deir ez-Zor offensive (January–February 2017): ISIL's third attack against the Syrian government's forces in the city of Deir ez-Zor reportedly splits the government held area in two. An estimated 14,000 ISIL fighters are participating in the attack according to the government. (Al Masdar News)
  • 17 Jan 2017 Boko Haram insurgency: A Nigerian Air Force jet mistakenly bombs a refugee camp in Borno State, near the border with Cameroon, killing at least 90 people and injuring more than 100. The pilot reportedly believed he was attacking Boko Haram militants. (BBC)
  • 18 Jan 2017 Northern Mali conflict: A suicide bomber detonates a vehicle full of explosives at a military camp in Gao, Mali, killing at least 76 people and wounding scores more in Mali's deadliest terrorist attack in history. (The Guardian)
  • 19 Jan 2017 Syrian Civil War: ISIL militants execute 12 people in Palmyra, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (BBC)
  • 20 Jan 2017 Syrian Civil War: ISIL militants destroy part of Palmyra's ancient Roman theatre. (BBC)An airstrike kills more than 40 Jabhat Fateh al-Sham fighters at a jihadist camp west of Aleppo. It is currently unknown whether American or Russian planes carried out the attack. (Reuters), (FOX News)
  • 21 Jan 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: 2017 Parachinar bombing: At least 22 people are killed and around 90 injured after a bomb explodes at a vegetable market in Parachinar in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. (Al Jazeera), (AP), (Bernama via AstroAwan), (Radio Pakistan)Lashkar-i-Jhangvi al-Alami and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan released joint statements claiming responsibility through text messages sent to journalists. (Dawn News), (Reuters)
  • 22 Jan 2017 A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits west of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, beneath Bougainville Island. No immediate reports of casualties or major damage. Tsunami alert for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands is rescinded. (Reuters/AP via ABC) (TVNZ) (AFP via Yahoo! News) (USGS)
  • 23 Jan 2017 Yemeni Civil War: The Yemeni Army claims to have recaptured the port city of Mocha from Houthi rebels. (Al Jazeera)
  • 24 Jan 2017 89th Academy Awards: Nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards are announced, with La La Land, Moonlight and Hidden Figures among the favorites. (Los Angeles Times)
  • 25 Jan 2017 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Twenty-eight people are killed in a coordinated attack on the Dayah Hotel in central Mogadishu. The terrorist group Al-Shabaab claims responsibility. (Yahoo) (Al Jazeera)
  • 26 Jan 2017 Libyan Civil War (2014–present): Forces of the Libyan National Army claim to have captured one of the last remaining strongholds of Benghazi from Ansar al-Sharia. (Al Jazeera)
  • 27 Jan 2017 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Al-Shabaab militants attack a remote AMISOM base in southern Somalia, claiming to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops. (Reuters)
  • 28 Jan 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): The World Food Programme cuts food aid to over 1.4 million displaced Iraqis by 50%, citing payment delays from donor states. (Al Jazeera)
  • 29 Jan 2017 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Yakla raid: A U.S. military raid takes place in Yemen's southern Al Bayda Governorate. According to medics on the scene as reported by Reuters, "around 30" were killed, among which were at least three senior Al-Qaeda members, at least one U.S. service member, and 10 women and children. (Reuters) (The Guardian)
  • 30 Jan 2017 War in Donbass: The Ukrainian military says seven soldiers have been killed by pro-Russian separatists since Sunday. The separatists report over 5 days of artillery attacks on them by the Ukrainian side. (Reuters)
  • 31 Jan 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian opposition agrees to surrender their remaining villages in the stretch between the Wadi Barada area and the Lebanon-Syria border, as well as the Rankous borderange for transportation of at least 250 rebel fighters to their stronghold in the Idlib Governorate. (Al Masdar News)

Movies

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Directed by: Aaron Fisher-Cohen

Starring: Jonathan Rosen, Lola Kirke, Dominic Chianese, Joanna Merlin

Logan

Logan

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Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Country: United States of America

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Written by:

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Taken

Taken

Directed by: Pierre Morel

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Country: United States of America

Training Day

Training Day

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Country: United States of America