The year began on a Sunday, just 19 days before the start of the Trump presidency. As many Americans suspected, the 365 days that followed would be ones characterized by controversy and contradiction.
What few suspected, however, was how great a part courage would play in 2017. This year will go down in history as one that saw women band together against widespread sexual violence. Known as the “Silence Breakers” these women would go on to become Time magazine’s person of the year. While marred by numerous terrorist acts, including a deadly Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead, 2017 also served to display humanity’s solidarity. It also saw the first total solar eclipse since 1918.
In terms of popular media, Disney smashed its competition at the box office. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming all placed in the top five with well over 300 million dollars in gross revenue. While Game of Thrones dominated our televisions, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” flew off bookstore shelves. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch became the hot commodity at the electronics and video game stores.
Technology and global progress also allowed for some stunning discoveries in 2017, including: the discovery of a new organ, the creation of the world’s first ‘cyborg’, the exploration of a new continent; the approval of a drug proven effective on all cancer types, and the first instance of genetic repairs made to a human embryo. Volvo would also go down as the first automaker to promise an all-electric or all-hybrid line-up by 2019.
In 2017, we also mourned the loss of some great individuals. The original Batman, Adam West, died of leukemia on June 9th. One of the pioneers of Rock n’ Roll, Fats Domino, died peacefully in October at the age of 89. A total of 7,656 people lost their lives to terrorism worldwide. As the year ended, many worried Americans turned their eyes to trouble brewing on the Korean peninsula.
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What happened in each day of 2017
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