1 / 3 Next pageFinal page
Event
Anniversary
Expand view
17 Feb
2016
A car bomb in Turkey’s capital Ankara targeted a convoy carrying both civilian and military personnel from military headquarters, killing 30 people and injuring 60. The vehicles…A car bomb in Turkey’s capital Ankara targeted a convoy carrying both civilian and military personnel from military headquarters, killing 30 people and injuring 60. The vehicles were stopped at traffic lights during the evening rush hour. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) claimed responsibility for the attack
3 years ago
Expand view
17 Feb
2014
A UN Human Rights Council report accused North Korea of crimes against humanity, comparing the regime to that of Nazi Germany. It contained graphic details of the horrors endured…A UN Human Rights Council report accused North Korea of crimes against humanity, comparing the regime to that of Nazi Germany. It contained graphic details of the horrors endured by thousands of political prisoners
5 years ago
17 Feb
2013
British actor Richard Briers, best known for his role in the 1970s TV sitcom The Good Life, died from emphysema at the age of 79British actor Richard Briers, best known for his role in the 1970s TV sitcom The Good Life, died from emphysema at the age of 79
6 years ago
17 Feb
2011
Bahrain army troops cleared protesters away from Manama’s Pearl roundabout after police launched a night-time attack which killed at least four people and wounded hundreds moreBahrain army troops cleared protesters away from Manama’s Pearl roundabout after police launched a night-time attack which killed at least four people and wounded hundreds more
8 years ago
17 Feb
2011
Security forces in Libya cracked down on protesters in Benghazi demanding the removal of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in power for 41 yearsSecurity forces in Libya cracked down on protesters in Benghazi demanding the removal of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in power for 41 years
8 years ago
17 Feb
2009
The long-awaited trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders got underway in Phnom Penh, 30 years after the fall of the regime blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million CambodiansThe long-awaited trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders got underway in Phnom Penh, 30 years after the fall of the regime blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians
10 years ago
Expand view
17 Feb
2009
Texan billionaire and cricket promoter Sir Allen Stanford was charged over an $8bn investment fraud following a raid by U.S. marshals on the offices of Stanford Financial Group in…Texan billionaire and cricket promoter Sir Allen Stanford was charged over an $8bn investment fraud following a raid by U.S. marshals on the offices of Stanford Financial Group in Houston, Texas. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said the financier had orchestrated “a fraudulent, multi-billion dollar investment scheme”.
In 2008 Sir Allen promoted the Stanford cricket series which saw a West Indian all-star team, the Stanford Superstars, beat an England team for a $20m prize. The England and Wales Cricket Board, which had a five-year deal to play games against the Stanford Superstars, suspended sponsorship negotiations with him following the fraud charges
10 years ago
Expand view
17 Feb
2008
Despite fierce opposition from Belgrade and Moscow, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. Serbia disputed the legality, but the International Court of Justice determined…Despite fierce opposition from Belgrade and Moscow, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. Serbia disputed the legality, but the International Court of Justice determined that the declaration did not violate international law
11 years ago
Expand view
17 Feb
2007
French Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, convicted of sending French Jews to the death camps in World War II, died aged 96. In 1998, he was jailed for 10 years for crimes against…French Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, convicted of sending French Jews to the death camps in World War II, died aged 96. In 1998, he was jailed for 10 years for crimes against humanity for signing deportation orders for 1,690 Jews in Bordeaux from 1942-44, but he was freed in 2002 on grounds of ill-health, a move which outraged anti-Nazi campaigners. Papon escaped prosecution after the war, and served in Paris as Prefet de Police under General de Gaulle until 1968. He then moved into politics, and was Budget Minister in President Valery Giscard d'Estaing’s government from 1978 to 1981 but fell from grace when hundreds of documents were found in the recesses of Bordeaux town hall, among them the deportation orders signed by Papon
12 years ago
Expand view
17 Feb
2006
An entire village in the Philippines was buried under metres of mud after heavy rains triggered a major landslide. Around 1,800 people died when a school and an estimated 500…An entire village in the Philippines was buried under metres of mud after heavy rains triggered a major landslide. Around 1,800 people died when a school and an estimated 500 houses were swamped in the village of Guinsaugon, at the southern tip of the island of Leyte
13 years ago
17 Feb
2006
France, the EU’s largest poultry producer, became the latest EU country to report the lethal H5N1 strain of bird fluFrance, the EU’s largest poultry producer, became the latest EU country to report the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu
13 years ago
Expand view
17 Feb
2005
President George W Bush nominated John Negroponte as the first U.S. director of national intelligence. Career diplomat Negroponte was currently serving as the U.S. ambassador to…President George W Bush nominated John Negroponte as the first U.S. director of national intelligence. Career diplomat Negroponte was currently serving as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq
14 years ago
Expand view
17 Feb
2005
A new study in Nature revealed that human fossils found in Africa in 1967 were 195,000 years old, rather than 130,000 years old as originally thought. This made them the oldest…A new study in Nature revealed that human fossils found in Africa in 1967 were 195,000 years old, rather than 130,000 years old as originally thought. This made them the oldest known fossils of homo sapiens
14 years ago
17 Feb
2003
A stampede at a Chicago nightclub killed 21 people after security guards used pepper spray to break up a fight, panicking those inside, who rushed to the exitsA stampede at a Chicago nightclub killed 21 people after security guards used pepper spray to break up a fight, panicking those inside, who rushed to the exits
16 years ago
Expand view
17 Feb
2003
In one of the world’s largest experiments in traffic control, drivers entering central London were required to pay a daily congestion charge of five pounds in a bid to get the…In one of the world’s largest experiments in traffic control, drivers entering central London were required to pay a daily congestion charge of five pounds in a bid to get the city’s near-gridlocked traffic moving more smoothly
16 years ago
17 Feb
2003
Over $100 million worth of diamonds were stolen from a safe-deposit box in Antwerp in the largest jewel theft in Belgian historyOver $100 million worth of diamonds were stolen from a safe-deposit box in Antwerp in the largest jewel theft in Belgian history
16 years ago
17 Feb
2002
Maoist rebels in Nepal killed over 130 people in a series of attacks on government installations, bringing the total killed in six years of rebellion to 2,400Maoist rebels in Nepal killed over 130 people in a series of attacks on government installations, bringing the total killed in six years of rebellion to 2,400
17 years ago
17 Feb
1999
Violent protests continued at Greek embassies in 20 countries as Kurdish communities vented their anger at the arrest of rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan at the Greek embassy in KenyaViolent protests continued at Greek embassies in 20 countries as Kurdish communities vented their anger at the arrest of rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan at the Greek embassy in Kenya
20 years ago
17 Feb
1999
The U.S. ordered a further 50 warplanes to Europe for use in possible airstrikes against SerbiaThe U.S. ordered a further 50 warplanes to Europe for use in possible airstrikes against Serbia
20 years ago
17 Feb
1997
Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as prime minister of PakistanNawaz Sharif was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan
22 years ago
17 Feb
1996
Rescuers recovered all 20 bodies of victims crushed by a rock fall in a Japanese road tunnel a week earlierRescuers recovered all 20 bodies of victims crushed by a rock fall in a Japanese road tunnel a week earlier
23 years ago
17 Feb
1996
World chess champion Garry Kasparov vanquished the Deep Blue computer to win their six-game series by four points to twoWorld chess champion Garry Kasparov vanquished the Deep Blue computer to win their six-game series by four points to two
23 years ago
17 Feb
1994
The decomposing body of former Georgian president Zviad Gamsakhurdia was dug up and identified, confirming the end of the republic's first elected leaderThe decomposing body of former Georgian president Zviad Gamsakhurdia was dug up and identified, confirming the end of the republic's first elected leader
25 years ago
Expand view
17 Feb
1994
Catalina Villalpando, whose signature as U.S. treasurer in the administration of George H. W. Bush appeared on every dollar bill, pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy,…Catalina Villalpando, whose signature as U.S. treasurer in the administration of George H. W. Bush appeared on every dollar bill, pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and obstructing justice
25 years ago
1 / 3 Next pageFinal page

Welcome to Graphic News

If you are new to Graphic News there is a Website Guide to help you find your way around.



Cookies