2017 Week 12

This includes events of Sunday March 19th, 2017 through Saturday March 25, 2017

   

Sunday March 19, 2017

Monday March 20, 2017

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Thursday March 23, 2017

Friday March 24, 2017

Saturday March 25, 2017

Other History including prehistory, antiquity, and classical and medieval history can be connected.

Other modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, and 19th century can be connected.

Other periods of the 20th century including the early 20th century, early mid 20th century, mid 20th century, late mid 20th century, and late 20th century can be connected.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 European Union leaders gather in Rome to mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. (BBC)

Other early 21st century including the early 2000s and late 2000s can be connected. The early 2010s including 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 can be connected.

Tuesday March 21, 2017 In a 6–2 decision (NLRB v. SW General, Inc), the U.S. Supreme Court puts new restrictions on presidential powers, limiting a president's authority to staff certain top government posts in a case involving an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board saying that under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, a person cannot serve as the acting head of a federal agency once the president nominates him or her to permanently serve in the role if it is a position that requires U.S. Senate confirmation. The court upholds a lower court's ruling that then-President Barack Obama exceeded his legal authority with his temporary appointment of an NLRB general counsel in 2011. The ruling will give President Donald Trump and future presidents less flexibility in filling jobs that require Senate confirmation. (Reuters)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 War in Afghanistan (2015–present) According to a local police chief, at least seven militants are killed by Afghan security forces in Logar Province. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Monday March 20, 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014–present) A car bomb in Baghdad's southwestern Hayy Al-A'amel neighborhood kills at least 23 people, and wounds 45 others. (AP via Fox News)

Other late 2010s including 2016 and other 2017 can be connected.

2016 including the first quarter 2017, second quarter 2016, third quarter 2016, and fourth quarter 2016 can be connected.

Thursday March 23, 2017 A former Ukrainian soldier assassinates former Russian Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. In December 2016, he received Ukrainian citizenship. Ilya Ponomarev says Voronenkov was heading to a meeting with him. (The Moscow Times)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 Syrian Civil War Raqqa offensive (2016–present) A U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a school west of Raqqa, kills at least 33 people. (The Guardian) Syrian rebels, led by Tahrir al-Sham, launch an offensive in the Hama Governorate, capturing the towns of Suran, Khitab and Al-Majdal. (Reuters)

Other 2017 including other first quarter 2017 and the second quarter 2017 can be connected.

Other first quarter 2017

Other first quarter 2017 including January 2017, February 2017, and March 2017 can be connected.

January 2017 including 2017 week 1, 2017 week 2, 2017 week 3, 2017 week 4, and 2017 week 5 can be connected. February 2017 including 2017 week 5, 2017 week 6, 2017 week 7, 2017 week 8, and 2017 week 9 can be connected. Other weeks of March 2017 including 2017 week 9, 2017 week 10, 2017 week 11, and 2017 week 13 can be connected.

The second quarter 2017 including April 2017 and May 2017 can be connected. April 2017 including 2017 week 13, 2017 week 14, and 2017 week 15 can be connected. The future can be connected.

Friday March 24, 2017 The Gambia's justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou states that the country will establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission "within the next six months" to investigate allegations of abuse dating from the time of former President Yahya Jammeh. According to Tambadou, public hearings are scheduled to get underway by year's end. (BBC)

Sociology

Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social mechanics can be connected.

Peoples of the world

Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be connected.

Nations such as Philippines, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Turkey, Congo DR, Thailand, France, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Burma, Colombia, Spain, Ukraine, Tanzania, Argentina, Kenya, Poland, Algeria, Canada, Iraq, Uganda, Morocco, Sudan, Peru, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ghana, North Korea, Mozambique, Taiwan, Australia, Syria, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, Romania, Chile, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Mali, Ecuador, Cambodia, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cuba, Belgium, Greece, Rwanda, Tunisia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Guinea, Burundi, Haiti, Hungary, Somalia, Sweden, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Benin, Austria, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, South Sudan, Switzerland, Israel, Tajikistan, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Libya, Paraguay, Jordan, Laos, El Salvador, Togo, Nicaragua, Eritrea, Denmark, Kyrgystan, Slovakia, Finland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Turkmenistan, Norway, Central African Republic, Ireland, Georgia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Palestinian Territories, Croatia, and Lebanon can be connected.

Western Civilization including Anglic, Latin, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Mexico can be connected.

Thursday March 23, 2017 2017 Antwerp attack A man drives into a crowd of pedestrians in Antwerp, Belgium, injuring several people. Police arrest the man, who is believed to be North African born and living in France. (The New York Times)

Sunday March 19, 2017 The Social Democratic Party of Germany endorses Martin Schulz as its leader. (Reuters)

Anglic peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Sunday March 19, 2017 New Zealand–United States relations New Zealand expels an unnamed United States diplomat after the embassy refused to waive his immunity during a police investigation. (BBC)

Monday March 20, 2017 Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence holds a hearing about Russian interference in the 2016 election and confirms that there is an ongoing investigation into ties between Trump's team and Russia. (The Washington Post)

Monday March 20, 2017 Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination The Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. (CNN)

Monday March 20, 2017 Brexit British Prime Minister Theresa May announces that her government will trigger article 50, which begins the process of withdrawing from the European Union, on March 29. (The Guardian)

Tuesday March 21, 2017 In a 6–2 decision (NLRB v. SW General, Inc), the U.S. Supreme Court puts new restrictions on presidential powers, limiting a president's authority to staff certain top government posts in a case involving an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board saying that under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, a person cannot serve as the acting head of a federal agency once the president nominates him or her to permanently serve in the role if it is a position that requires U.S. Senate confirmation. The court upholds a lower court's ruling that then-President Barack Obama exceeded his legal authority with his temporary appointment of an NLRB general counsel in 2011. The ruling will give President Donald Trump and future presidents less flexibility in filling jobs that require Senate confirmation. (Reuters)

Tuesday March 21, 2017 Citing security concerns because of recent terrorist activity, the American and British governments impose a ban affecting inbound-passengers flying from much of the Middle East and North Africa. The ban includes airplane cabin passenger-accessible items such as laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices which are larger than a smartphone. Larger such electronic devices will still be allowed on board in checked baggage which is thus more closely screened and passenger-inaccessible. (CNN), (BBC)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 2017 Westminster attack An attacker carries out a vehicle-ramming attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London, before stabbing a police officer and subsequently being shot by security forces. Including the attacker, there are at least four people dead. (BBC), (Sky News), (Fox News)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 A series of shootings in Rothschild, Wisconsin, leave at least four people dead, including a police officer. (WTOP)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 A jury acquits the former head of the now-closed Massachusetts pharmacy, New England Compounding Center, Barry Cadden, on 25 counts of second-degree murder but convicts him of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country. Cadden disregarded sanitary conditions to boost production and make more money. (Boston.com)

Thursday March 23, 2017 American Health Care Act of 2017 The United States House of Representatives approaches a vote on a replacement plan for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). (CNN) The U.S. House postpones the vote due to a lack of support and slow progress in dealmaking. (CNN)

Thursday March 23, 2017 Armed conflicts and attacks2017 Westminster attack Authorities arrest at least eight people in connection with yesterday's attack. (Fox News) London's Metropolitan Police Service announces that the attacker is British-born Khalid Masood, previously questioned by British authorities for connections to terrorism. (Reuters) The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility. (The Telegraph)

Friday March 24, 2017 United States President Donald Trump approves the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. (CNN)

Friday March 24, 2017 2017 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act replacement proposals The replacement plan for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is withdrawn after Republican leaders fail to gain enough support. The failure of the Trump administration to repeal the act means it will remain law in the United States.(BBC)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 The UK-US air travel ban on laptops and other electronic devices in the passenger cabin comes into effect. (BBC)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 The UK Independence Party (UKIP)'s only MP, Douglas Carswell, quits the party to become an independent MP. (The Guardian)

Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Tuesday March 21, 2017 Bruno Le Roux resigns as France's Minister of the Interior amid a jobs scandal involving two of his daughters. Using public funds, Bruno had hired his 15 and 16-year-old daughters as parliamentary assistants while he was serving as a deputy in the French National Assembly. (BBC)

Friday March 24, 2017 International relationsFrance–Russia relations French National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin and afterwards urges that European Union sanctions on Russia be lifted. (BBC)

Friday March 24, 2017 Gilmar Pisas is sworn in as Prime Minister of Curaçao. (The Curaçao Chronicle)

Friday March 24, 2017 On Friday night a man begins to shoot in a Lille Metro station in Lille, France. Three people are injured, including being shot in the leg and neck. The gunman is not thought to be a terrorist, and is still on the run. (The Independent)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 European Union leaders gather in Rome to mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. (BBC)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 China, Chile and Egypt lift their bans on importing meat from Brazil. (BBC)

Northeast European peoples such as those of Russia can be connected.

Thursday March 23, 2017 A former Ukrainian soldier assassinates former Russian Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. In December 2016, he received Ukrainian citizenship. Ilya Ponomarev says Voronenkov was heading to a meeting with him. (The Moscow Times)

Friday March 24, 2017 Insurgency in the North Caucasus Six Chechen soldiers, along with six militants, are killed in a nighttime attack on a Russian National Guard base in Chechnya. (BBC)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 2017 Belarusian protests Thousands of people protest in Minsk, Belarus, despite a ban on protests, against a so-called "social parasites" tax on the unemployed. (BBC)

Asiatic peoples including South Asian, Oriental, and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be connected. Japan can be connected.

Tuesday March 21, 2017 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Tasnim News Agency reports that, in a Nowruz speech, Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei said experts in his country can enrich uranium to 99 percent. ISNA reports that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is threatening to quit the Iran nuclear deal if the United States blocks Iran's version of the deal's implementation. (Kleine Zeitung)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 Syrian Civil War Raqqa offensive (2016–present) A U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a school west of Raqqa, kills at least 33 people. (The Guardian) Syrian rebels, led by Tahrir al-Sham, launch an offensive in the Hama Governorate, capturing the towns of Suran, Khitab and Al-Majdal. (Reuters)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 An Israeli Army tank kills a Palestinian teenager and wounds two others near the Gaza border. (The Jerusalem Post)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 March 2017 Israel–Syria incident The Israeli Air Force resumes bombing against suspected Hezbollah-related targets in Syria, with a fourth round of bombings occurring near military sites near Damascus. (The Financial Times)

Thursday March 23, 2017 War in Afghanistan (2015–present) Taliban insurgents seize control of the strategic town of Sangin in the southern Helmand Province after a year-long battle with Afghan security forces. (BBC)

Friday March 24, 2017 War in Afghanistan (2015–present) Russian Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov denies allegations by NATO Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti that Russia was "perhaps" supplying the Taliban. (BBC)

Friday March 24, 2017 Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is released from detention in Cairo. (AFP)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 War in Afghanistan (2015–present) According to a local police chief, at least seven militants are killed by Afghan security forces in Logar Province. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 Syrian Civil War At least 16 people are killed by multiple airstrikes on a prison in Idlib, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 March 2017 Israel–Syria incident In response to several Israeli airstrikes against suspected Hezbollah-related targets inside Syria, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has threatened wider war with the State of Israel, stating its intention to fire Scud missiles, and specifically target the Israeli city of Haifa. Israel responded by stating that any such actions by the Assad regime, or attacks on its aircraft, will cause Israel to "annihilate" Syrian air defense systems. (The Times of Israel)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 Sinai insurgency A roadside bomb kills four Egyptian Army soldiers near the town of Arish, North Sinai Governorate. (Reuters) A vehicle mounts the pavement and runs into pedestrians in Islington, London, injuring 4. The teenage perpetrators are found carrying offensive weapons, but are not assumed to be terrorists. (BBC)

Monday March 20, 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014–present) A car bomb in Baghdad's southwestern Hayy Al-A'amel neighborhood kills at least 23 people, and wounds 45 others. (AP via Fox News)

Monday March 20, 2017 Israeli–Syrian ceasefire line incidents during the Syrian Civil War, March 2017 Israel–Syria incident The Syrian Army shoots down an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Skylark drone over Syria's Quneitra Governorate. (The Times of Israel)

South Asian peoples such as those of India and Pakistan can be connected. Bangladesh can be connected.

Friday March 24, 2017 A suicide bomber blows himself up at a checkpoint at Shahjalal International Airport, Bangladesh, with no other casualties reported. (Reuters)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 Four people are killed in twin bombings in Sylhet, Bangladesh. (BBC)

India can be connected. Pakistan can be connected.

Oriental peoples such as those of China can be connected.

Wednesday March 22, 2017 North Korea and weapons of mass destruction According to South Korean and United States officials, a missile test in North Korea ends in failure, with the missile exploding seconds after launch. (Al Jazeera)

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples such as those of Indonesia can be connected.

Monday March 20, 2017 East Timorese presidential election, 2017 Elections are held in East Timor to vote for the nation's 4th President. Francisco Guterres, runner-up in the 2007 and 2012 elections, is expected to win due to the support of Xanana Gusmão. (The Sydney Morning Herald)

African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

Tuesday March 21, 2017 War in Somalia A car bomb explodes at a checkpoint near the Villa Somalia, the President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's official residence in Mogadishu, killing at least five people. (Citizen)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 Boko Haram insurgency 2017 Maiduguri attack Multiple suicide blasts occur at a refugee camp near Maiduguri, Nigeria, leaving eight people dead and wounding 18 others. (Al Jazeera), (All Africa)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 Former Congolese Vice President and warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba, sentenced last year by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to 18 years in prison for war crimes, is given an additional 12 months and fined 300,000 euros for bribing witnesses during an earlier ICC trial. The court also handed jail terms and fines for alleged interference in his trial to members of his legal team. (The Guardian)

Friday March 24, 2017 The Gambia's justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou states that the country will establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission "within the next six months" to investigate allegations of abuse dating from the time of former President Yahya Jammeh. According to Tambadou, public hearings are scheduled to get underway by year's end. (BBC)

Friday March 24, 2017 Imprisoned former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga is ordered by the International Criminal Court to pay reparations to some of his victims in the first such ruling by the court. (BBC)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 Northern Mali conflict The Coordination of Azawad Movements, a coalition of Tuareg groups, announce that they will boycott a peace conference scheduled next week on implementing a 2015 peace agreement saying it was "not sufficiently inclusive". (Al Jazeera)

American Indian peoples including Middle American Indian, South American Indian, and North American Indian peoples can be connected. Mexico can be connected. Middle American Indian peoples such as those of the southwestern United States can be connected. South American Indian peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Communities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, Mumbai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, Beijing, Osaka, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos, Paris, Nagoya, Lima, Chicago, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Chennai, Bengaluru, London, Saigon, Donguan, Hyderabad, Chengdu, Lahore, Johannesburg, Tehran, Essen, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Ahmedabad, Chongqing, Baghdad, Hangzhou, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Santiago, Dallas, San Francisco, Quanzhou, Miami, Shenyang, Belo Horizonte, Philadelphia, Nanjing; Madrid, Houston, Xian, Milan, Luanda, Pune; Singapore, Riyadh, Khartoum, St. Petersburg; Atlanta, Surat, Washington, Bandung, Surabaya, Yangon, Alexandria, Guadalajara, Harbin, Boston, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Abidjan, Bogota, Taipei, Suzhou, Nairobi, Barcelona, Kabul, Ankara, Xiamen, Kuwait City, Dar es Salaam, Phoenix, Dalian, Accra, Monterrey, Berlin, Sydney, Fuzhou, Medan, Dubai, Melbourne, Rome, Busan, Cape Town, Jinan, Ningbo, Hanoi, and Naples can be connected.

World cities such as Tokyo can be connected.

Social mechanics including social change, social types and social structure can be connected.

Institutions including economics, education, and family cn be connected. Religion including particular religions, religious organization, religious practice, and religious belief can be connected. Government including particular governments, government activity, government structure, and law can be connected.

Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be connected.

Sunday March 19, 2017 Sports Racing 92 and Stade Français, two French rugby clubs, announce that they are calling off their proposed merger following widespread opposition to the project. (BBC)

Monday March 20, 2017 A large tree falls into a pool at the base of the Kintampo waterfalls in Ghana, killing at least 18 people and injuring 22 others. (Al Jazeera)

Monday March 20, 2017 2017 South Supreme Airlines Antonov An-26 crash An Antonov An-26 of South Supreme Airlines crashes upon landing at Wau Airport, South Sudan, the 43 people on board survived. (The Aviation Herald), (CNN)

Tuesday March 21, 2017 SportsIn International professional baseball The United States defeats Japan 2–1 at Dodger Stadium to advance to the 2017 World Baseball Classic's final. This is the first time that the U.S. has done so in the tournament's 11-year history. (USA Today)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 Arts and cultureNear the town of Ramle, Israeli archeologists uncover hundreds of gin and whiskey bottles dating back to the First World War at the site of a former British Army barracks. (The Guardian) Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Russia–Ukraine relations The Security Service of Ukraine bans Yuliya Samoylova, Russia's entrant in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, from entering the country. This follows allegations that she had toured in Crimea following its annexation by Russia. (The Washington Post)

Wednesday March 22, 2017 Sports 2017 World Baseball Classic In the final, the United States defeats Puerto Rico 8–0 to claim its first title in the event. Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman, who threw six hitless innings in the final for Team USA, is named tournament MVP. (AP via ESPN)

Thursday March 23, 2017 Arts and cultureThe American city of Fort Collins, Colorado, announces its intention to appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocked the city’s ban on women appearing topless in public. (USA Today via MSN)

Thursday March 23, 2017 Disasters and accidentsA series of explosions on a military base near the Ukrainian city of Balakliya forces thousands to be evacuated from their homes. (BBC) Sinking of MV Sewol The South Korean government raises the wreckage of the MV Sewol from the sea near the South Korean island of Donggeochado. The ferry sank in April 2014, killing 304 people. (BBC)

Thursday March 23, 2017 Science and environmentThe night parrot is confirmed sighted (and photographed) in Western Australia for first time in nearly 100 years. (The Guardian)

Friday March 24, 2017 Disasters and accidentsProactiva notes the finding of five corpses the Libyan coast; these were floating near two capsized boats which could each hold more than 100 people. (BBC)

Friday March 24, 2017 Science and technologyNASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet take a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to prepare the vessel for new arrivals. (Space.com)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 Arts and cultureThe Driehaus Architecture Prize for New Classical architecture is awarded to Robert Adam in Chicago. (The Architect's Newspaper)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 Disasters and accidentsA 45-meter long escalator at Langham Place in Hong Kong malfunctions injuring at least 18 people. (RT)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 Sports2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament The first two places in the Final Four are decided. In the West Region in San Jose, California, Gonzaga defeats Xavier 83–59, advancing to the first Final Four in the program's history. (AP via ESPN) In the Midwest Region in Kansas City, Missouri, Oregon defeats Kansas 74–60, giving the Ducks their first Final Four appearance since winning the first NCAA Tournament in 1939. (AP via ESPN)

Anthropology, personal studies, and science will be connected as the site develops.


Created 6 Apr 2017 Last updated 15 Apr 2017