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2017 YEAR IN REVIEW!

Posted by Gabrielle Patterson on Dec 20, 2017 1:14:15 PM

What a year 2017 has been! Although there have been far too many tragic events, there have also been some incredible and exciting times.

 

We thank you for your support during 2017 and look forward to what lies ahead in 2018. 

 

JANUARY

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In a turn of events that would have been unthinkable just a couple of years ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on 20 January. 

FEBRUARY

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The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2016, and took place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Moonlight won three awards including Best Picture and La La Land won the most awards of the ceremony with six after receiving a record-tying 14 nominations.

 

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Victoria hosted it's annual St. Kilda Festival! A nine-day event held in Melbourne, whose culmination is a summer-style celebration of arts and music along the gorgeous St. Kilda foreshore.

 

MARCH

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The TV phenomenon that is Selena Gomez's 13 Reasons Why gripped fans around the world when it launched on Netflix earlier this year, becoming the most tweeted about show!

 

APRIL

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22-year-old, Cassie Sainsbury was arrested and detained at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota on April 12 after an X-ray machine detected 5.8 kilograms of cocaine hidden in her luggage.

 

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In April 2017, the fidget spinner became a popular toy among children and teenagers. There are claims that a fidget spinner can help calm people down who suffer from anxiety and other neurological disorders like ADHD and autism.

 

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Kendall Jenner found herself at the center of a controversy because of a Pepsi commercial/short film she starred in in April.

 

MAY

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On 22 May 2017 a homemade bomb was detonated as people were leaving Manchester Arena following a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande. Sadly twenty-two innocent people were killed, and over 100 were injured. Ariana hosted an all-star benefit concert on the 4th of June in honor of the victims, noting that "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before."

 

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On May 27, Miranda Kerr tied the knot with Snapchat billionaire Evan Spiegel. The two got married in a very small, private ceremony at their Los Angeles home.

 

JUNE

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TWINS ARE IN THE AIR! George Clooney and Amal Clooney became parents to twins on June 6 and just a week later, Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their twins!

 

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On the 3rd of June, the world was struck by yet another horrible act of terrorism. A van left the road and struck a number of pedestrians on London Bridge. After the van crashed, its three occupants ran to the nearby Borough Market area and began stabbing people in and around restaurants and pubs.

 

JULY

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Roger Federer has won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic, who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

 

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The 2017 State of Origin series was the 36th annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams. With games 1 and 2 completed, the series was tied. Game 3 (the decider) was played in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium; leading to a 22-6 win to Queensland.

  

AUGUST

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Billed as the greatest event to witness in the sky since 1918, the Solar Eclipse left large parts of the world completely in the dark in the middle of the day, as a once-in-a-century phenomenon hit our skies. Sadly this was not visible from Australia.

 

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Hurricane Irma is the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It lasted as a hurricane from August 31 until September 11. The storm, which stretched 650 miles from east to west, affected at least nine US states, turning streets into rivers, ripping down power lines, uprooting trees and cutting off coastal communities. Celebrities joined together to create the “Hand in Hand” benefit to assist those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which brought in more than $14 million in its first hour. 

 

SEPTEMBER 

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Richmond Football Club (Tigers) banished their 37-year AFL premiership drought with a 48-point grand final triumph against favourites Adelaide. Taking out the 2017 AFL Grand Final. 

 

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The royal family is growing again. On Sept. 4, Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and Duchess Kate were expecting a sibling for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

 

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Hugh Hefner, the mogul who created the Playboy empire, died at 91 on Sept. 27 at the famed Playboy mansion.

 

OCTOBER

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A gunman opened fire on the crowd at a music festival Oct. 1, 2017. Sadly 58 people were killed in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

 

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Dozens of women including several A-list actresses came out in force in October and November to blast studio executive Harvey Weinstein, claiming he sexually harassed or sexually assaulted them.

 

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TODAY host Lisa Wilkinson  made a shock announcement that she will quit the Nine Network program after 10 years and has taken a job with Channel 10's 'The Project.'

 

NOVEMBER

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Abby Lee Miller will not be dancing anytime soon. The "Dance Moms" star was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud.

 

DECEMBER

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Australia has officially become the 26th country to legalise same-sex marriage after the law was passed on Thursday the 8th of December, with the overwhelming backing of the Federal Parliament.

 

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Walt Disney has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox for $US52.4 billion in stock as the world's largest entertainment company seeks even greater scale to combat growing digital rivals Netflix and Amazon.

 

The team at Capital wish you a very safe and enjoyable Christmas! We have many exciting new projects coming up in 2018 and we cannot wait to share these with you.

Gabrielle Patterson

By: Gabrielle Patterson

Marketing & Communications

Topics: 2017, News

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