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WORLD AGENDA AUGUST 2017
01 AUG. Founding of the Swiss Confederation Switzerland
02 AUG. 27th anniversary of Iraq invades Kuwait
01-07 AUG. World Breastfeeding Week
04-13 AUG. Athletics: IAAF World Championships Olympic Stadium, London
04 AUG. Rwanda: President Paul Kagame, in power since 2000, is expected to win a further term as president. Criticism of the authoritarian
leader is muted because Rwanda is thriving just two decades after the Hutu-Tutsi genocide ripped the country apart
06 AUG. New Suez Canal opens Egypt
Bolivia Independence Day
Jamaica Independence Day
07 AUG. Cote d’Ivoire Independence Day 08 AUG. 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded South Asia
09 AUG. Singapore National Day u International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
75th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi launches the Quit India Movement after being arrested by British forces in Bombay India
09-26 AUG. Rugby: Women’s World Cup Ireland Ireland
10-13 AUG. Golf: 2017 PGA Championship, North Carolina
11 AUG. Chad Independence Day
12 AUG. International Youth Day Global
14 AUG. 70th anniversary of Pakistan gained its independence from the UK Pakistan
14 AUG. India & Pakistan: The nuclear-armed rivals gained independence 70 years ago. The end of British rule in 1947 created two nations, Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan, but disputed Kashmir remains a flashpoint and tensions are once again on the rise
15 AUG. Republic of the Congo Independence Day
Korea, South Liberation Day General
70th anniversary of India gained its independence from the UK
16 AUG. 40th death anniversary of Elvis Presley, (‘The King’), iconic American rock and roll singer,guitarist and actor
16-20 AUG. U.S., Canada, Mexico: Negotiations begin on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Donald Trump’s administration has a list of demands, while Canadian premier Justin Trudeau stresses the virtues of cross-border trade, claiming common ground with Trump by saying both are focused on jobs
17 AUG. Gabon Independence Day
Indonesia Independence Day
17 AUG. – SEPT. 29 Cricket: West Indies tour of England. United Kingdom
19 AUG. Afghanistan Independence Day
World Humanitarian Day Global
23 AUG. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
40th anniversary of the first VHS video recorder was released in the U.S.
24 AUG. Ukraine Independence Day 28 AUG. – 10 SEP. Tennis: US Open tennis championship, New York Sports 25 AUG. Uruguay Independence Day 25-27 AUG. Belgian Grand Prix 2017
U.S.: Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather (left) and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor come to blows in Las Vegas in a bout hailed as the “biggest fight ever”
27 AUG. Moldova Independence Day
10th anniversary of the Google launched Google Sky, a virtual globe application that maps space and allows users to view images from satellites and the Hubble Telescope
28 AUG. 80th anniversary of the Toyota Motor Corporation was founded as an independent company Japan
29 AUG. International Day against Nuclear Tests
30 AUG. International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
25th anniversary of German racing driver Michael Schumacher won the Belgian Grand Prix –the first of his record 91 Formula One wins Germany General
31 AUG. Kyrgyzstan Independence Day
Malaysia 60th Independence Day
Trinidad and Tobago General Independence Day
20th death anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales in a car crash in the Place de l’Alma underpass in Paris, France U. K. Tributes will include the unveiling of a statue erected in the grounds of her London home, Kensington Palace, at the request of her sons Princes William and Harry
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upcoming anniversaries during the month of August 2017:
1 Year (2016)
August 03: An Emirates flight EK521 from Kerala, India carrying 300 people catches fire shortly after landing at Dubai International Airport, there were no fatalities.
August 03: Ahmad Zewail, a science adviser to President Obama who won the 1999 Nobel Prize dies at the age of 70.
August 03: Nepal lawmakers elect Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal as prime minister.
August 05: Olympic flame lit in Rio as the 2016 Summer Games are declared open.
August 07: Iran confirms it has executed nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri for spying for US.
August 08: A suicide bomber killed more than 70 people and wounded dozens more in an attack on mourners in Quetta, Pakistan.
Aug 8, Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and opposition leader Raila Odinga face off for the presidency. The support of young voters, in a country where 80% of the population is aged 35 and below, could be decisive
August 13: Michael Phelps wins 23rd gold in 4x100m medley relay – his final Olympic race.
August 12: Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps in 100 metre butterfly to win Singapore’s first-ever Olympic gold medal.
August 14: Michael Phelps brought the curtain down on one of sport’s most storied careers.
August 16: Former Fifa President Joao Havelange dies at age of 100.
August 20: Urjit Patel replace Raghuram Rajan as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
Aug 21, U.S.: A solar eclipse will sweep across the country from coast to coast. Over 12 million people live within the path of totality, and 200 million more within one hour’s drive
August 25: Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award.
August 31: The IMG Worlds of Adventure as the world’s largest indoor theme park opens in Dubai.
August 31: Placido Domingo, one of the world’s top tenors inaugurates Dubai Opera the first opera house in Downtown Dubai.
2 Years (2015)
August 01: Airbus CN235 military transport aircraft has crashes in Colombia, killing 11 people
August 06: Egypt inaugurates a major extension of the Suez Canal.
August 06: A suicide bomber rip to a mosque used by Saudi police killing at least 13 people in the southern city of Abha.
August 13: Emirates Airline is launching the world’s longest flight from Dubai to Panama City, Panama.
August 13: Huge explosions at a chemical warehouse in a major Chinese port city killed at least 50 people and injured more than 700.
August 20: Greece made a crucial €3.2 billion debt repayment using newly released bailout funds.
5 Years (2012)
August 05: Nasa’s Curiosity rover lands on Mars safely and will start investigating the Red planet.
August 19: British film director Tony Scott dies after he committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles, California.
10 Years (2007)
August 01: The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, is collapsed. 13 people are killed.
August 02: Death of Holden Roberto, Angolan independence leader. Founder and leader of the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA).
August 04: NASA launched its Phoenix robotic lander on a mission to Mars.
August 04: Death of Lee Hazlewood, American country-rock singer, songwriter and record producer.
August 27: Google launched Google Sky, a virtual globe application that maps space and allows users to view images from satellites and the Hubble Telescope
15 Years (2002)
August 11: U.S. Airways filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being seriously affected by the 9/11 terrorist attack. (It was rescued by a government loan and exited bankruptcy in 2003.)
August 19: Khankala Mi-26 crash, Chechnya. Chechen separatists shot down a Russian helicopter carrying about 140 troops.
20 Years (1997)
August 06: Hugo Banzer becomes President of Bolivia for the second time.
August 06: Microsoft bought $150 million (£96 million) worth of shares in struggling Apple Computer
August 16: Death of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani singer and musician.
August 26: The first DVD-Video discs went on sale in the USA.
August 31: Death of Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed, and their driver, in a car crash in Paris, France
25 Years (1992)
August 03: The ANC held a two-day general strike – the largest political mobilization in South Africa’s history – as part of its mass action campaign.
August 04: Four officers from the Los Angeles Police Department who had been acquitted of beating motorist Rodney King were indicted for federal trial for violating his civil rights.
August 10: South Korea’s first satellite, Kitsat A (also known as Kitsat-1), was launched.
August 11: The Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota. It is the largest indoor shopping mall in the USA.
August 24: Hurricane Andrew hit Florida, USA, causing a record $26.5 billion. 65 people are killed.
August 24: China and South Korea established full diplomatic relations.
August 30: German racing driver Michael Schumacher won the Belgian Grand Prix – the first of his record 91 Formula One wins.
30 Years (1987)
August 01: The entertainment television network MTV Europe was launched
August 01: Mike Tyson of the USA becomes the first heavyweight boxer to hold all 3 major world championship titles simultaneously: the WBC, WBA and IBF.
August 07: American swimmer Lynne Cox became the first person to swim across the
Bering Strait from the USA to the Soviet Union.
August 07: Death of Camille Chamoun, former President of Lebanon.
August 11: Alan Greenspan became Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
August 23: Heavy monsoon rain caused a catastrophic flood in Bangladesh. Over 2,000 people were killed.
40 Years (1977)
August 03: The Tandy/Radio Shack TRS-80 microcomputer was released.
August 04: The U.S. Department of Energy was formed.
August 13: Death of Henry Williamson, British novelist, naturalist and natural history writer. Best known for Tarka the Otter.
August 16: Death of Elvis Presley, (‘The King’), iconic American rock and roll singer, guitarist and actor.
August 20: NASA launched its Voyager 2 spacecraft on a mission to study the outer solar system and (eventually) interstellar space.
August 23: The first VHS video recorder was released in the USA.
50 Years (1967)
August 02: The second Blackwall Tunnel opened in London. It passes under the River
Thames, linking Tower Hamlets and Greenwich.
August 08: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded.
60 Years (1957)
August: 04: Death of Washington Luís, President of Brazil (1926–30).
August 07: Death of Oliver Hardy, American comedy film actor (Laurel and Hardy).
August 31: The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gained its independence from the UK.
65 Years (1952)
August 11: King Talal of Jordan abdicated after being declared unfit to rule because of his mental illness. His son Prince Hussein was proclaimed king.
August 26: The Soviet Union successfully tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
70 Years (1947)
August 14: Pakistan gained its independence from the UK.
August 15: India gained its independence from the UK.
August 18: The American technology company Hewlett-Packard was incorporated.
75 Years (1942)
August 03: Death of James Cruze, American film director and actor. One of the major directors of the silent era
August 09: Mahatma Gandhi launched the Quit India Movement after being arrested by British forces in Mumbai.
August 13: The première of Walt Disney’s animated feature film Bambi.
80 Years (1937)
August 28: The Toyota Motor Corporation was founded as an independent company in Japan.
August 30: Birth of Bruce McLaren, New Zealand racing driver, car designer and manufacturer. Founder of the McLaren Formula One team.
90 Years (1927)
August 07: The Peace Bridge was officially opened. It links Buffalo, New York, USA to
Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.
100 years (1917)
August 06: Birth of Robert Mitchum, American film actor. Best known for his roles as a gritty anti-hero.
August 07: Death of Edwin Harris Dunning, South African-born British pilot and Squadron Commander of the British Royal Naval Air Service. The first pilot to land a plane on a moving ship.
August 14: World War I: China declared war on Germany.
August 18: Great Thessaloniki Fire, Greece. Two-thirds of Greece’s second-largest city was destroyed by fire.
August 20: Death of Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist. Winner of the 1905 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on organic dyes and the synthesis of indigo.
125 Years (1892)
August 09: American inventor Thomas Edison was granted a US patent for the duplex (two-way) telegraph.
August 24: Goodison Park opened in Liverpool, UK. It was one of the world’s first purpose-built football (soccer) stadiums, and is the home of Everton FC.
150 years (1867)
August 07: Birth of Emil Nolde, German Expressionist artist.
175 Years (1842)
August 09: The Webster–Ashburton Treaty was signed. It established the northeastern boundary between Canada and the USA.
August 29: The First Opium War between Britain and China ended with the signing of the Treaty of Nanking.
400 Years (1617)
August 23: The world’s first one-way streets are introduced in London, UK.