The year 2017 is getting finished. To wrap up the year and see what important things happened here we have a brief explanation of the events.
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION, WASHINGTON DC, US
Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States and the inauguration was held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
FALL OF SINGAPORE COMMEMORATIONS, SINGAPORE
The 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore to Japanese troops in World War II was commemorated in Australia and Singapore itself on February 15.
SPECIAL OLYMPIC WORLD WINTER GAMES, AUSTRIA
Austria hosted the Special Olympics World Winter Games from 14-25 in March.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FESTIVAL, LOUISIANA, US
Next year's New Orleans Jazzfest falls just a couple of days after the late, great Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday. The festival runs from April 28-May 7 and the Ella tributes will be overflowing amid the modern and traditional jazz, zydeco, pop, soul, rap and rock performances.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE
The very famous and popular movie festival was held on May17-28 and this year was its 70th anniversary.
TOTAL ECLIPSE, US
A total solar eclipse, when the moon completely blocks the sun, happened and was visible on August 21, 2017, in parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. If you missed it, you have to wait till 2028 in Australia.
PRINCESS DIANA MEMORIAL GARDEN
On August 21, the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in 1997 was taken place.
BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE COMMEMORATION, YPRES, BELGIUM
Thousands of Australian soldiers were killed and wounded in this brutal WWI battle. Commemorative tours for the centenary on October 12 culminated in a service on the battlefield.
These were just a few of many events that happened during the year 2017. Hope next year is a better one and peaceful year for everybody.