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2017 - The Year That Was In 12 Tweets

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1.

DONALD TRUMP  INAUGURATED AS THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

January, 2017

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America for a four year term.

BREAKING: Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States during a historic transfer of power https://t.co/GCWm7LHtJX pic.twitter.com/cEsrQBFugY
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 20, 2017

2.

CHUCK BERRY DIES AGED 90

March, 2017

American singer and rock ‘n’ roll pioneer dies in Wentzville home at the age of 90.

Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain’t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 18, 2017

3.

SPACEX MAKE HISTORY BY SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHING AND LANDING A USED ROCKET

March, 2017

The Falcon 9, an orbital class rocket was last used in April 2016. It took off again in March from Cape Canaveral, Florida and landed on one of SpaceX’s drone ships floating in the Atlantic Ocean.

Falcon 9 first stage has landed on Of Course I Still Love You — world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 30, 2017

4.

16 YEAR OLD CHICKEN NUGGET LOVER THE WORLDS MOST-RETWEETED TWEET RECORD

April, 2017

Carter Wilkenson asked Fast Food chain Wendy’s how many retweets it would take to receive 1 years worth of free nuggets. With the help of 3.6M people, Carter not only received his prized nuggets, but also took the title of most-retweeted tweet beating Ellen DeGeneres’ former record.

HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017

5.

LEAD SINGER OF LINKIN PARK, CHESTER BENNINGTON, DIES AGE 41.

July, 2017

Bennington battled depression for most of his life. He devastatingly committed suicide by hanging in his Californian home in July.

Our thoughts are with Chester Bennington’s family & all of Linkin Park at this remarkably difficult time. A voice of a generation. X
— You Me At Six (@youmeatsix) July 20, 2017

6.

APPLE BECOMES THE FIRST COMPANY TO BE WORTH MORE THAN $800 MILLION

August, 2017

Apple shares climbed 33% this year in anticipation of the new iPhone 8 and X.

Apple hits an all-time high and is seemingly in striking distance of being a $1 trillion company https://t.co/PkEzsEkfdT by @mattlynley
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) August 1, 2017

7.

HURRICANE HARVEY STRIKES HOUSTON AREA

August, 2017

A category 4 hurricane caused destruction throughout Houston. It was the first hurricane to cause landfall in the United States since 2005.

Hurricane Harvey strikes a powerful blow to Texas, and lingers https://t.co/4iK2Hm6tNN pic.twitter.com/f9RL99pQno
— NYT National News (@NYTNational) August 26, 2017

8.

NORTH KOREA FIRE MISSILE THROUGH JAPANESE AIRSPACE

August, 2017

The missile flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the ocean. Japan’s Prime Minister has described it as an unprecedented threat.

JUST IN: North Korea fires missile that passed through airspace over Japan, Japanese public media reports https://t.co/KTvUmG8hqq
— ABC News (@ABC) August 28, 2017

9.

58 PEOPLE KILLED BY LONE GUNMAN AT LAS VEGAS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

October, 2017

A 64 year old man open fired on a crowd of 22,000 people from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. The attack is considered the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

What happened at the Las Vegas shooting https://t.co/ooiwIqSFQ1 pic.twitter.com/bdJwC2ItmR
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 2, 2017

10.

TOM PETTY DIES AGED 66

October, 2017

Rockstar Tom Petty suffered a cardiac arrest in his Malibu home before being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital. He died peacefully surrounded by family and bandmates.

JUST IN: Rock star Tom Petty dies at the age of 66 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his California home https://t.co/knsUBhnLa8 pic.twitter.com/5IeDuywCCI
— CNN (@CNN) October 3, 2017

11.

A NEW SPECIES OF ORANGUTAN IS FOUND IN INDONESIA

November, 2017

The newly discovered frizzy-haired Tapanuli orangatuns are now considered the world’s most endangered great ape. There are only 800 of them on record.

BREAKING News! New Species of #Orangutan Discovered in Indonesia! Share discovery, protect Sumatra’s Batang Toru rainforest they call home. pic.twitter.com/nXTTrmQFOR
— RAN (@RAN) November 2, 2017

12.

THE SILENCE BREAKERS GET NAMED TIME’S PERSONS OF THE YEAR

December, 2017

The women behind #MeToo, a campaign that aimed to highlight and publicize the widespread nature of sexual assault and harassment, get named TIME’s persons of the year.

The Silence Breakers are TIME’s Person of the Year 2017 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/mLgNTveY9z pic.twitter.com/GBo9z57RVG
— TIME (@TIME) December 6, 2017

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