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January 7 - Amazon passes Microsoft as the world's most valuable listed company.
January 14 – For the first time, an American's chance of dying from an accidental opioid overdose is higher than in a car accident.
January 24 - 17 temperature records broken in South Australia including capital Adelaide at 46.6c.
January 29 - US Postal Service suspends deliveries to ten states because of severe polar vortex.
February 12 - US national debt exceeds 22 trillion for the first time.
March 14 - California drought officially ends after more than 7 years.
March 20 – According to the World Happiness Report, Finland is the world's happiest country and South Sudan is world's least happy.
March 24 - Mike Trout [2-time American League MVP] signs the biggest contract in North American sports history - $426.5 million, 12-year extension with the Los Angeles Angels.
April 1 - US online sales exceed retail sales for the first time.
April 10 - First ever photo of a black hole.
April 15 - Paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire.
April 25 - Microsoft joins Apple and Amazon with a market worth of 1 trillion.
October 9 - Pacific Gas and Electric cuts power to 1 million people in northern California to try to avoid wildfires amid high winds.
October 29 - Pacific Gas and Electric cuts power to 1.5 million people in California to try to avoid sparking more wildfires.
October 30 - Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 to win first World Series in franchise history.
October 31 - US House of Representatives votes to formalize impeachment proceedings against Present Donald Trump
November 11 - More than 120 bush fires cause Australia to declare state of emergency in two states with a catastrophic threat issued for Sydney region.
November 11 - Transit of Mercury across the sun, closer than any other transit this century.
November 11 – Polar vortex brings record low temperatures for November to the US Midwest.
November 20 - Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is "climate emergency".
November 23 - Sumatran rhino officially declared extinct.