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U.S.  Timeline  –  2017  to  Present

Ancient Times - 3500 B.C.E to 1490

up to 1800    •    1801-1900    •    1901-1930    •    1931-1950    •    1951-1968

•   1969-2000    •    2001-2010    •    2011-2016

The Emperor Trump Era    •    RECENT EVENTS

The Looming Future?

The decision to split this page arose because the 2011-Present page grew overbig and would for many visitors take too long to load plus the Trump Presidency is a break with democracy and is in opposition to the former Spirit of America context: 2016 was the last year of existence of the U.S. Constitution.

Trump's  Fascist  AmeriKKKa

  • 2016 July 18–21: Republican Party National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio - the result was nominees Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
  • 2016 July 25–28: Democratic Party National Convention in Philadelphia, PA - the result was nominees Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.
  • 2016 Nov 8: The critical Election 2016: America vs. Fascism: Idiot billionaire Republican Donald J. Trump won the most electoral votes and Republicans retained control of the House and the Senate, while Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million.

    "Donald Trump won, America lost." — G.E. Nordell, November 2016

  • 2017 Jan 8: Four Iranian patrol boats approached within 900 yards of the guided-missile destroyer U.S.S. Mahan which was escorting two other Navy ships northward in the Strait of Hormuz; such behavior is considered harassment, and the U.S.S. Mahan fired three warning shots at the patrol boats, which then withdrew.
  • 2017 Jan 17: President Obama commuted the 35-year sentence of convicted U.S. Army whistleblower Bradley/Chelsea Manning to seven years, which schedules his/her release for May 2017.
  • 2017 Jan 20: Inauguration of Donald Trump as President/Emperor of the United States #45.
  • 2017 Jan 21: Women's March on Washington, DC and elsewhere to protest Trump's plans; marches were held in more than 500 U.S. cities and attended by at least 3.3 million people, and was the single largest one‑day demonstration in U.S. history. {Raw Story video [4:45] at Facebook}

    logo for the 2017 Women's March on Washington, DC in Santa Fe, New Mexico         logo for the 2017 Women's March on Washington, DC in Albuquerque, New Mexico         logo for the 2017 Women's March on Washington, DC
  • 2017 Jan 25 Wednesday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index rose above $20,000 for the first time, closing for the day at $19,912.71 and the S&P 500 broke above $2,300 for the first time, which prognosticators view as market confidence in Emperor Trump's policies.
  • 2017 Feb 7: The end of Public Education in America! Billionaire demagogue Betsy Prince DeVos was confirmed by a squeaker vote in the U.S. Senate to become Emperor Trump's Secretary of Education and privatize the entire Education Department.
  • 2017 Saturday Feb 11: As many as 200,000 Californians who live below Oroville Dam - completed in 1968, still tallest in the country - were evacuated as water began over-running damaged spillways. Recent heavy rains filled the reservoir and release of excess water opened a growing crater in an emergency spillway; while the dam itself is secure, the potential breach of the spillway structure could release thirty vertical feet of the water from behind the dam, an event described as an 'uncontrolled deluge'.
  • 2017 Feb 16: 'Day Without Immigrants' protests hit Washington, DC and dozens of other sities in the U.S. in a national campaign to draw attention to the power and plight of immigrants; oppression by governments (permit refusal, arrests) and employers (fired for marching) was rampant.
  • 2017 March 8: 'A Day Without A Woman' protests in U.S.A. organized as part of International Women’s Day [est. 1909].
  • 2017 March 23: The completion of the international Keystone XL pipeline was approved by a letter from the U.S. State Department and confirmed next morning by Emperor Trump (who owns stock in the builders!).
  • 2017 March 23: House Speaker Paul Ryan postponed the vote on the A.H.C.A. 'TrumpCare' bill; Emperor Trump announced his demand that Congress hold an up-or-down vote the next day; on Friday morning of March 24 Speaker Ryan announced cancellation of that vote; the common conclusion is that Ryan could not get enough Republican votes on their terrible health & tax break legislation.
  • 2017 March 24: The stock markets recovered slightly after a week of selloffs, based on the cancellation of the A.H.C.A. vote; the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index closed at $20,596.72, the S&P 500 Index closed at $2,343.98, and the NASDAQ Composite Index closed at $5,828.74 – all were down for the week.
  • 2017 March 28: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra charged anti-abortion activists David Robert Daleiden & Sandra Merritt with "15 felony counts of violating the privacy of health-care providers by recording confidential information without their consent". The duo used manufactured identities and a fictitious bioresearch company to initiate meetings with medical officials, covertly record the private discussions, and then released a series of manipulated videos trying to discredit Planned Parenthood.
  • 2017 April 4-5: Sen. Jeff Merkley [Dem-OR] filibustered the vote on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court for over 15 hours, naming reason after reason to oppose Gorsuch, including the fact that nominator Emperor Trump is under investigation by the F.B.I. for various offenses, including treason.
  • 2017 April 6: Emperor Trump faked a missile attack on Syria's Shayrat airfield as retaliation for the illegal chemical bombing attacks by Syrian military on civilians on April 4th. {See details on the Dateline Chamesa weblog.}
  • 2017 Tuesday April 11: Special election in Kansas to fill the 4th District seat of fringe right-winger Mike Pompeo, just appointed to head Emperor Trump's C.I.A. Republican Party candidate State Treasurer Ron Estes narrowly beat Democratic Party candidate James Thompson with 52.5% of voters vs. 45.7% (a difference of 8,200 votes).
  • 2017 Saturday April 15: Tax March in Washington, DC or in your local community, demanding that Emperor Trump release his tax returns.
  • 2017 April 18: Special election in Georgia to fill the 6th District seat vacated when Tom Price became Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services; leading Democratic contender Jon Ossoff, age 30, received 48.3% of the votes (among five Democrats) versus former Secretary of State Karen Handel with 19.8% of the votes (among 11 Republican candidates); there will be a runoff election June 20.
  • 2017 April 19: Fox News Network’s biggest star Bill O’Reilly ('The No-Spine Zone') was fired over the multiple recent allegations of sexual harassment against him.

    . . . meanwhile, keep an eye on these planned/expected events

  • 2017 May 1: Traditional International Workers' Day and May Day are being supported this year by the Resistance Movement in America; expanded events include parades in locations around the world, pledges for 'no purchases, no work, no school' that day, and wearing white in solidarity with immigrants and working families.
  • 2017 May 2: Election for mayor of Jackson, Mississippi; the leading Democratic contender is Chokwe Antar Lumumba, backed by the local Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
  • 2017 May 25: Special election in Montana to fill the at-large [MT-01] Congressional seat vacated by Ryan Zinke when he became Secretary of the Interior.
  • 2017 May 26: The leaders of the G7 gather in Sicily.
  • 2017 June 14: Donald Trump turns 71.
  • 2017 June 20: Runoff election for Georgia Congressional District 6.

  • 2018 Nov 6: There will be elections for 33 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 39 state and territorial governorships, and numerous state and local offices.

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