Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

   "Most newspaper article events happen anywhere from days, to months, to years before they reach publication. Consequently, most newspaper articles (on this timeline) are preceded by the date of the newspaper in which they appear." [E.M.]    *Color Code

August 2017

2017 - Astronomic Configuration - August 1st, 2017: "Sun [9 Leo], Moon [27 Scorpio], Mercury [6 Virgo], Venus [0 Cancer], Mars [7 Leo], Jupiter [17 Libra], Saturn [21 Sagittarius R.], Uranus [28 Aries], Neptune [13 Pisces R.], Pluto [17 Capricorn R.], Chiron [28 Pisces]." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201708.html]

2017 - U.S. National Debt? - August 1st, 2017: Over 19 trillion dollars? (See link)

*Link: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 1st, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,891.12; Change: 60.81 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,470.30; Change: - 1.80 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/01/17]

2017  SCARAMUCCI OUT - August 1st, 2017: "SCARAMUCCI OUT / Communications director's credibility reportedly questioned by new chief of staff [Retired Marine general John Kelly]" [Based on: Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/01/17]

2017  Suicide attack in Kabul - August 1st, 2017: "Suicide attack in Kabul ['targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul on Monday']" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/01/17]

2017  Discovery acquiring Scripps Networks - August 1st, 2017: "Discovery acquiring Scripps Networks / Deal for $11.9 billion aims for new audiences" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/01/17]

2017  China exhorts U.S., North Korea to talk - August 1st, 2017: "China exhorts U.S., North Korea to talk / Cutting tension in region isn't up to Beijing, it says" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 08/01/17]

2017
Al-Shabab official reportedly killed in airstrike in Somalia - August 1st, 2017: "Al-Shabab official reportedly killed in airstrike in Somalia [07/29/17] / U.S. drone targets extremist group responsible for deadly bombings" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 08/01/17]

2017  Wells Fargo faces class-action suit over auto insurance charges - August 1st, 2017: "Wells Fargo faces class-action suit over auto insurance charges" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/01/17]

2017 - Solar wind - August 2nd, 2017: "Solar wind speed: 403.8 km/sec / density: 40.7 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2350 UT" [ Based on: http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=03&month=08&year=2017]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 2nd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,963.92; Change: 72.80 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,476.35; Change: 6.05 (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/02/17]

2017 Trump won't stay off social media - August 2nd, 2017: "Trump won't stay off social media / 'Only way for me to get the truth out!' he says on Twitter" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/02/17]

2017  U.S. to exempt some from N. Korea ban - August 2nd, 2017: "U.S. to exempt some from N. Korea ban / American journalists, humanitaruian workers can apply for exemptions" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/02/17]

2017  Venezuela opposition leaders sent back to prison - August 2nd, 2017: "Venezuela opposition leaders sent back to prison / Move against president's enemies comes after vote grants party wide powers" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/02/17]

2017  Puerto Rico bets on medical pot to ease revenue crisis - August 2nd, 2017: "Puerto Rico bets on medical pot to ease revenue crisis / Official says industry could generate up to $100 million a year, help ease unemployment rate of about 12 pct." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/02/17]

2017 - Solar wind - August 3rd, 2017: "Solar wind speed: 392.8 km/sec / density: 46.4 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 0036 UT" [Based on: http://www.spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 08/03/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 3rd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 22,018.24; Change: 52.32 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,477.57; Change: 1.22 (flat)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/03/17]

2017  SANCTIONS AGAINT RUSSIA - August 3rd, 2017: "SANCTIONS AGAINT RUSSIA / TRUMP SIGNS 'SERIOUSLY FLAWED' BILL" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/03/17]

2017 Scientists 'edit' human embryo - August 3rd, 2017: "Scientists 'edit' human embryo / Repair of gene mutation marks step toward preventing some diseases, researchers say" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/03/17]

2017 -  Heat roasts temperate Northwest U.S. - August 3rd, 2017: "Heat roasts temperate Northwest U.S. / Forecasts for triple-digit temperatures causing minor panic throughout the Washington-Oregon region" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/03/17]

2017  'Dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico is largest yet - August 3rd, 2017: " 'Dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico is largest yet ['8,776 square miles - about the size of New Jersey'] / Nutrient runoff from Mississippi River watershed is blamed" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 08/03/17]

2017 -  Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan blast - August 3rd, 2017: "Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan blast [08/02/17] / Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy, Pentagon says" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/03/17]

2017  NASA job opening: Protect Earth from aliens, and others - August 3rd, 2017: "NASA job opening: Protect Earth from aliens, and others / It's not quite 'Men in Black,' but it's a real position related to space exploration" [Based on: Title for The Kansas City Star article by Lisa Gutierrez , p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/03/17]

2017 -  Jacobs Engineering will buy CH2M Hill in $3.27 billion deal - August 3rd, 2017: "Jacobs Engineering will buy CH2M Hill in $3.27 billion deal" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/03/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 4th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 22,026.10; Change: 9.86 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,472.16;  Change: - 5.41 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 -  Aetna smashes profit estimates - August 4th, 2017: "[...] net profit rose to $1.20 billion, or $3.60 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $791 million, or $2.23 per share, a year earlier. [... .]" [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 -  Oklahoma opens quake investigation - August 4th, 2017: "[...] At least seven quakes of magnitude 3.0 or stronger have struck since Tuesday [... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 - Scientists discover prehistoric sea worm - August 4th, 2017: "Scientists discover prehistoric sea worm [Capinatator praetermissus] / New fossils help researchers classify Cambrian creature with 50 spines on its faceless head" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 -  Sapporo grabs Anchor Steam at a bargain - August 4th, 2017: "Sapporo grabs Anchor Steam at a bargain / Japanese brewer eyes U.S. market with craft-beer purchase" [Based on: Title for BLOOMBERG article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 - Turkey tightens ties with China against Uighurs - August 4th, 2017: "Turkey tightens ties with China against Uighurs" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 -  Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe - August 4th, 2017: "Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 -  Netanyahu suspected of fraud, bribes, police say - August 4th, 2017: "Netanyahu suspected of fraud, bribes, police say" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 - Chemical release in North Carolina draws probe - August 4th, 2017: "Chemical release in North Carolina draws probe ['... discharge of the unregulated chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River. [... .]' " [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 - Patients with open wounds get unproven treatments - August 4th, 2017: "[...] According to some estimates, Medicare alone spends at least $25 billion a year treating these wounds. [...] The five-year mortality rate for patients with some types of diabetic wounds is more than 50 percent higher than that of breast and colon cancers, according to an analysis led by David Armstrong of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance." [Based on: KAISER HEALTH NEWS article (Patients with open wounds get unproven treatments, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 -   Father of Afghan robotics team captain killed in blast- August 4th, 2017: "Father of Afghan robotics team captain killed in blast [08/01/17 - city of Herat]" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/04/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 5th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 22,092.81; Change: 66.71 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,476.83;  Change: 4.67 (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/05/17]

2017 - New Panda baby for France - August 5th, 2017: "[...] The Beauval Zoo southwest of Paris said panda Huan Huan bore twins late Friday ... the firstborn ... did not survive [...] There are only about 1,800 pandas in the wild in China and about 400 in captivity worldwide. 

... .]" [Based on: WORLD DIGEST article (New Panda baby for France), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/05/17]

2017 - U.S. spuds not welcome in Mexico - August 5th, 2017: "U.S. spuds not welcome in Mexico" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/05/17]

2017 - GM recalls pickups for steering defect - August 5th, 2017: "GM recalls pickups for steering defect" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/05/17]

2017 - U.S. sends 'strong message,' officially leaves Paris accord - August 5th, 2017: "U.S. sends 'strong message,' officially leaves Paris accord" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/05/17]

2017 - Minnesota mosque bombed ahead of morning prayers - August 6th, 2017: "Minnesota mosque bombed ahead of morning prayers [08/05/17] / Center serves Somali community; FBI will investigate the attack" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/06/17]

2017 - U.N. slaps $1 billion export ban on 'dangerous' North Korea - August 6th, 2017: "U.N. slaps $1 billion export ban on 'dangerous' North Korea / New sanctions likely to 'cut deep,' seek to force nation back to missile negotiations" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/06/17]

2017 - Privatizing war - August 7th, 2017: "Privatizing war / As bad as the Afghan situation is, letting contractors take over is worse." [Based on: Title for OPINION page article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/07/17]

http://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-as-bad-as-the-afghan-situation-is-letting-private/article_14632b38-bcb0-5ae9-8763-69ebed930b3e.html

*Links:  https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/07/afghanistan-erik-prince-trump-britain/533580/

*Trivia: "[...] With the reductions in military spending in the 1990s, DynCorp expanded their focus to the growing tech market.[15] They bought 19 digital and network service firms, and acquired contracts with the government's information technology (IT) departments.[15] By 2003, roughly half of DynCorp's business came from managing the IT departments of the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, among others.[15] In 1999, DynCorp moved their headquarters to Reston, Virginia.[17] [... .]"

[Based on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DynCorp] - [08/07/17]

2017 - Israel to block Al Jazeera news - August 7th, 2017: "Israel to block Al Jazeera news" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/07/17]

2017 - Churchgoers killed in Nigerian attack - August 7th, 2017: "Churchgoers killed in Nigerian attack [St. Philip Catholic Church]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/07/17]

2017 - U.N. plugs loophole on North Korean trade - August 7th, 2017: "... that allowed North Korea to sell coal ['the country's primary export'] to China under the guise of 'humanitarian' trade ... ." [Based on: DIGEST article (U.N. plugs loophole on North Korean trade), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/07/17]

2017 - Taliban kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan - August 7th, 2017: "Taliban kill dozens ['at least 30 people including women and children'] of civilians in Afghanistan [Sari Pul province]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/07/17]

2017 - More than 100 St. Louis firms opt to keep $10 wage - August 7th, 2017: "[...] Businesses that will revert to $7.70 include Schnuck Markets Inc. [...] Gretians has opted to let the law take effect without his signature on Aug. 28. [... .]" [Based on: Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/07/17]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/more-than-st-louis-businesses-opt-to-keep-minimum-wage/article_920788cd-47b2-5a39-b494-8ee7e6c0f676.html

2017 - 9-year-old applies to be NASA's planetary protection officer - August 7th, 2017: "... (In reality, NASA says, the position is focused on preventing astronauts from bringing biological contaminants from space back to Earth - and vice versa.) ... ." [Based on: Washington Post article ('My sister says I am an alien' / 9-year-old applies to be NASA's planetary protection officer), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/07/17]

2017 - Flood Trivia / 2017 - "Number of notable floods this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 11. Number of deaths due to flooding: at least 508." [- E.M.]

2017 - Volcano Trivia / 2017 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least  6. Number of reported deaths include: 0." [- E.M.]

2017 - Avalanche Trivia / 2017 - "Number of notable avalanche, landslide, mudslide or roof collapse events this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 5. Number of reported deaths: at least 181" [- E.M.]

2017 - "Hurricane" Trivia / 2017 - "Number of notable storms this year include: at least 1 Tropical Storms, 0 Hurricanes, 5 Cyclones & 0 Typhoons. Number of reported deaths: at least 0. [deaths due to flooding are generally recorded under Flood Trivia]." [- E.M.]

2017 - Earthquake Trivia / 2017 - "Number of notable earthquakes [generally, 6.0 or above] in 2017 at least 22. [4 Major, 18 strong] / 2016: at least 88. / [In 2015: 137; 2014: 169, 2013: 79; 2012: 127; 2011: 196; 2010: 158; 2009: 141; 2008: 217; 2007: 171; 2006: 145; 2005: 110]. Number of reported deaths due to earthquakes (and earthquake tsunamis) in 2017: at least 6." [- E.M.]

2017 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 2017 - "Number of reported deaths [generally, according to national (U.S.A.) news headlines] from natural disasters [not all illustrated this timeline] in 2017: at least 701" [- E.M.]

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