DONALD TRUMP INAUGURATED AS THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America for a four year term.
CHUCK BERRY DIES AGED 90
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
SPACEX MAKE HISTORY BY SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHING AND LANDING A USED ROCKET
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
16 YEAR OLD CHICKEN NUGGET LOVER THE WORLDS MOST-RETWEETED TWEET RECORD
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.
LEAD SINGER OF LINKIN PARK, CHESTER BENNINGTON, DIES AGE 41.
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
APPLE BECOMES THE FIRST COMPANY TO BE WORTH MORE THAN $800 MILLION
Apple shares climbed 33% this year in anticipation of the new iPhone 8 and X.
HURRICANE HARVEY STRIKES HOUSTON AREA
A category 4 hurricane caused destruction throughout Houston. It was the first hurricane to cause landfall in the United States since 2005.
NORTH KOREA FIRE MISSILE THROUGH JAPANESE AIRSPACE
The missile flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the ocean. Japan’s Prime Minister has described it as an unprecedented threat.
58 PEOPLE KILLED BY LONE GUNMAN AT LAS VEGAS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
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.
TOM PETTY DIES AGED 66
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.
A NEW SPECIES OF ORANGUTAN IS FOUND IN INDONESIA
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.
THE SILENCE BREAKERS GET NAMED TIME’S PERSONS OF THE YEAR
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.