Y is for the Year 2017 (ABC W)

August 21 – A total solar eclipse will take place.

2017No one really knows what will happen next year, though Bloomberg’s The Pessimist’s Guide to 2017 paints some scenarios.

We do know a couple of things about the year 2017, though, mostly anniversaries of past events. I was looking at  Wikipedia and ITN source and note:

15th anniversary – Launch of the Euro

20th anniversary – Dolly the sheep was cloned

APRIL 2017
100th anniversary – USA declares war on Germany
30th anniversary – the Falklands invasion

50th anniversary – The Six-Day War
20th anniversary – The Hong Kong handover

JULY 2017
80th anniversary – Amelia Earhart disappeared

55th anniversary – Marilyn Monroe’s death
40th anniversary – Elvis Presley’s death
20th anniversary – Princess Diana’s death
August 21 – A total solar eclipse will take place. This will be the first total solar eclipse of the 21st century for the United States, and the first visible in the continental U.S. since February 26, 1979. Totality will occur along a path curving from Oregon to South Carolina and will last at most for 2 minutes and 40.2 seconds. The location and time of “greatest eclipse” will be on the western edge of Christian County, Kentucky, at 36.9715 degrees north and 87.6559 degrees west, occurring at 18:25 UTC.


45th anniversary – Israeli Olympic team killed
40th anniversary – Steve Biko’s death
September 15 – The spacecraft Cassini-Huygens, after having studied Saturn for 13 years, will be disposed of by plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere


October 26 – The collection of records established by the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 must be completely disclosed to the public.


50th anniversary – First human heart transplant

But for me, the biggie comes on Halloween. On 31 October 1517, the (Protestant) Reformation began with Martin Luther’s composition of his 95 Theses, which Luther started by criticizing the selling of indulgences. The Reformation was aided in no small part by the invention of the printing press.

2017 is a prime number. The last year that was prime was 2011, and the next one will be 2027.

Easter will be on April 16. There will be two times Friday is on the 13th, in January and October.

What do YOU anticipate for the year 2017?

ABC Wednesday – Round 19

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

14 thoughts on “Y is for the Year 2017 (ABC W)”

  1. Whew, lots of anniversaries. I anticipate my 53 wedding anniversary in January. I anticipate being in our “new” home for a full decade. I sure don’t know where those Years have gone!

  2. Well, I hope I get my final back surgery over with! I’m tired of the pain and the decline in my activity level. Other than that, I am just hoping for peace on earth and that mankind will be tolerant of others, if not amiable. The year 2016 took too many well-known people – just heard that Carrie Fisher has passed away – and too many were too young to die. Have a Happy New Year, Roger, and see you for ZED.

    abcw team

  3. Roger ~ another wonderful post with great info ~ As for the New Year 2017 ~ I am not into predictions or making resolutions ~ I try to live in the ‘present’ ~ learn from the past ~ hope for the best for the future ~ so on that note:

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

  4. In October 2017 will be our 30th wedding anniversary.
    Like most I pray for world peace.
    Personally I pray for better health and pray for my husband
    to get through the heart surgery he has to face.
    I do hope that ABCW carries on. it will be such a loss to many.
    Best wishes to you, and yours Roger, for a Happy and Peaceful
    New Year,
    ABCW team.

  5. Lots of information here, Roger!! Good reminders. Wishing you a happy New Year – I look forward to peace and contentment and good gardening!

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