Historical Events in 2016 (Part 2)

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 FBI releases report stating Hillary Clinton "extremely careless" in handling classified emails but don't recommend prosecuting

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Jul 6 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 6 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Chilcot Report, UK's Iraqi War Inquiry released; concludes Tony Blair overstated case for war and was unpreparaed

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • Jul 6 African American Alton Sterling is shot by Louisiana police in Baton Rouge, while being restrained on the ground, the killing is filmed
  • Jul 6 African American Philando Castile is shot by police in St Paul, Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken rear light, killing is filmed
  • Jul 6 Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released
  • Jul 7 Deadlock in battle for Aleppo broken when Russian air strikes cut rebel access to the city, 250,000 people put under seige
  • Jul 9 In Dallas Texas, lone gunman shots and kills five police officers, wounding others during a protest march against fatal police shootings of African Americans

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 123rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3, equalling Steffi Graf's 22 grand slam singles tiles

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 10 UEFA European Championship: Portugal defeat France 1-0 in extra time at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 10 130th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2)

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Bernie Sanders endorses fellow Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a speech in New Hampshire

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 13 Theresa May is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Conservative Party MPs

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Jul 15 Attempted military coup in Turkey fails, nearly 300 killed, 6,000 then arrested

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announces Indiana governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential running mate

Businessman, TV Personality and Politician Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and Politician
Donald Trump
  • Jul 22 Hillary Clinton announces Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice Presidential running mate
  • Jul 23 Suicide bomb in Kabul kills 80 during a protest march, Islamic State claim responsibility
  • Jul 24 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain
  • Jul 25 Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo
  • Jul 28 Earliest evidence of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old toe fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, published in "South African Journal of Science"
  • Jul 29 Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia - first woman by a major US party
  • Jul 30 Air balloon crashes into power lines near Lockhart, Texas, killing all 16 on board

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" a play by Jack Thorne, with contributions by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide at midnight

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • Jul 31 98th PGA Championship: Jimmy Walker wins his first major by 1 shot at Baltusrol Golf Club
  • Jul 31 Yuriko Koike is the first woman to be elected Tokyo Governor
  • Aug 1 Anthrax outbreak in Yamalo-Nenets, Siberia kills one and infects 8 others, also kills 2,300 reindeer, global warming blamed
  • Aug 5 31st Summer Olympics offically opens in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Aug 9 Longest ever hunger strike ends, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila tastes honey after 16 years
  • Aug 11 A Greenland shark declared oldest vertebrate animal in the world at 392 years by international team of scientists
  • Aug 12 Cannes becomes first French resort to ban the burkini

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at Rio Olympics winning 4x100 medley relay, his 23rd Gold medal, as world's most decorated Olympian

  • Aug 16 Wildfire breaks out in San Bernardino County, California, engulfing 15,000 acres, prompting evacuation of 82,000 people
  • Aug 17 Flood waters recede in Louisiana leaving 13 dead and damaging 4,000 homes
  • Aug 20 Suicide bombing in Turkish city Gaziantep during a wedding party kills at least 51
  • Aug 21 31st Summer Olympics closes at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Aug 24 Astronomers announce discovery of earth-like planet named Proxima b orbiting star Proxima Centauri
  • Aug 24 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy, north east of Rome, killing 268, injuring 400
  • Aug 29 Italian coastguard says 6,500 migrants rescued at sea in 40 separate incidents in 1 day off coast of Sabratha, Libya
  • Aug 31 Brazilian Senate votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, removing her from office

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Mother Teresa canonised by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Sep 7 2016 Summer Paralympics opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sep 8 Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed
  • Sep 8 NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid
  • Sep 10 136th Women's U.S. Open: Angelique Kerber defeats Karolina Pliskova (6-3, 4-6, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 136th Men's U.S. Open: Stan Wawrinka defeats Novak Đoković (6-7, 1-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Sep 17 Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York injures 29
  • Sep 18 Earliest known fishooks at 23,000 years old discovered on Okinawa Island, Japan, findings published in PNAS journal

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 18 In Russian elections Putin-backed United Russia party wins 54% of Parliamentary seats led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Sep 19 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win
  • Sep 19 Aid convoy into Urum al-Kubra, Syria attacked by air strikes, UN denounces as a war crime
  • Sep 20 Black American Keith Lamont Scott is shot dead by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, provoking violent protests in the city
  • Sep 21 Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-African descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Sep 21 Migrant boat carrying 450-600 people capsizes off the Egyptian coast, only 163 rescued
  • Sep 21 Genomic study study finding Australian Aboriginal oldest known civilisation on earth published in "Nature"
  • Sep 22 Police officer Betty Shelby charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 25 World's largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating
  • Sep 25 PGA's FedEx Cup won by Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, prize money $10 million at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta
  • Sep 26 First US Presidential debate: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton vs Republican Donald Trump at Hofstra University
  • Sep 28 Hurricane Matthew forms near the Windward Islands, will go on to kill over 1000 in Haiti, the Caribbean and the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Vin Scully broadcasts his last Dodgers game after a record 67 seasons

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • Oct 2 Colombia votes against a peace agreement with rebel group FARC in a national referundum
  • Oct 2 41st Ryder Cup: US wins 17-11 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota
  • Oct 3 Yoshinori Ohsumi from Japan wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for research into autophagy
  • Oct 7 Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize for attempts to end conflict with FARC
  • Oct 7 Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent
  • Oct 8 140 people are killed in an air strike during a wake in Sanaa, Yemen
  • Oct 9 Second US Presidential debate: Hostile confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University, St. Louis
  • Oct 10 Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland for work on contract theory
  • Oct 10 Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Oct 11 South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire
  • Oct 12 Auston Matthews becomes 1st player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa
  • Oct 12 James Charles (17) becomes the 1st male face of make-up label CoverGirl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Oct 17 Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China
  • Oct 18 US White Houses says it is "confident" Russia behind recent email hacking and attemps to influence US election
  • Oct 19 Third US Presidential debate: Donald Trump notably refuses to say if he will accept the result of election during debate with Hillary Clinton at Nevada University, Las Vegas
  • Oct 22 AT&T buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
  • Oct 24 Suicide bomb kills 61 and injures 117 at a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, ISIS claims responsibility
  • Oct 25 Paul Beatty becomes the 1st American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout"
  • Oct 25 4 killed on a theme park ride at Dreamworld, in Queensland, Australia
  • Oct 27 6.6-magnitude quake hits central Italy - strongest earthquake in Italy for 36 years
  • Oct 30 Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium
  • Oct 31 Lebanon parliament elects Michel Aoun President after 2 1/2 years without a leader
  • Nov 2 Chicago Cubs win MLB World Series defeating Cleveland Indians in game 7, 8-7, 1st Cubs series win for 108 years
  • Nov 4 Paris Agreement on climate change becomes effective
  • Nov 6 Indian government declares levels of air pollution in Delhi an emergency situation, closing schools and construction sites
  • Nov 8 Republican Donald Trump is elected President of The United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton despite Clinton winning 2.9 million more votes
  • Nov 8 Indian government scraps 500 and 1000 rupee notes, the largest two denominations in battle against corruption
  • Nov 14 7.8 earthquake cuts off town of Kaikoura, New Zealand, raising sea bed by 4m, and killing 2 people
  • Nov 17 Smaller pyramid find within 2 known Kukulkan "nesting" pyramids announced at Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, dating to 550-80 AD
  • Nov 20 South Korean President Park Geun-hye's controversial friend Choi Soon-sil charged with abuse of authority and coercion amid calls to also impeach the President
  • Nov 21 India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine
  • Nov 24 International research team publishes discovery of 1,500 new viruses found in invertebrates
  • Nov 27 Nico Rosberg clinches the F1 World Driver's Championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • Nov 28 Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense fooball team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalists
  • Nov 28 "Hamilton" sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million
  • Nov 29 Former NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of rapes
  • Nov 30 UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List
  • Dec 1 Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is crowned King of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Dec 1 UN admits its peacekeepers were responsible for the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010 that killed 30,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 French President Francois Hollande announces he will not seek a 2nd term - 1st modern French leader to do so

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • Dec 1 Former NFL player Joe McKnight is shot and killed during a road rage incident in Terrytown, Louisiana
  • Dec 2 Fire during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse kills 36
  • Dec 2 Donald Trump takes a call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, in a break from America's long standing "One China" policy
  • Dec 3 US army decides it will not allow an oil pipeline to be built in North Dakota, after months of protests by The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Dec 4 Austria elects liberal independent Alexander Van der Bellen as President, after original vote in May annulled
  • Dec 4 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years in office
  • Dec 4 Tens of thousands march throughout Brazil against a vote to undermine anti-corruption investigations
  • Dec 4 Venezuela issues new higher-value notes after currency falls 60% in 1 months against the US dollar
  • Dec 5 Malta becomes the 1st country in Europe to outlaw conversion therapy
  • Dec 7 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns 3 days after losing a referendum to reform the constitution
  • Dec 7 Pakistan International Airways plane crashes north of Islamabad, killing all 48 on board, including singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed
  • Dec 7 6.5 earthquake in Aceh province, Indonesia kills at least 97 people
  • Dec 9 South Korean MPs vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye
  • Dec 10 Terrorist bomb attacks outside a stadium in Istanbul kill 38 and injure 166
  • Dec 10 82nd Heisman Trophy Award: Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals (QB), youngest player to win at 19
  • Dec 10 Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony he does not attend in Stockholm
  • Dec 11 Bombing at a chapel in Cairo, Egypt, kills 25 and wounds 45
  • Dec 11 Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh says he will contest his election defeat in court, after his 1st election loss in 22 years
  • Dec 11 Kyrgyzstan votes in a referendum to change the constitution to give the government more power

Sport awardFootball Awards

Dec 12 Cristiano Ronaldo wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the 4th time

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Dec 12 Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister, succeeding John Key
  • Dec 12 Paolo Gentiloni is sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy, succeeding Matteo Renzi
  • Dec 12 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte boasts he killed susected criminals personally when mayor of Davao City
  • Dec 13 UN claims 82 civilians have been summary executed in Aleppo by pro-government forces
  • Dec 14 University of Toronto scientists present findings of the world's oldest water - 2 billion years old from a mine in Canada
  • Dec 14 Amazon announces its 1st delivery by drone 2 km from their warehouse in the UK
  • Dec 15 Ceasefire declared in Aleppo to allow hundreds to be evacutated from last rebel held area
  • Dec 15 White supremacist Dylann Roof is found guilty of the Charleston Church Massacre which killed 9
  • Dec 16 5 day pollution red alert declared in Beijing and 21 other Chinese cities, classified by officials as a “meteorological disaster”
  • Dec 19 At least 48 people die after drinking bath lotion in Irkutsk, Siberia, thinking it contained alcohol
  • Dec 19 Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead at an art gallery in Ankara by Turkish gunman
  • Dec 19 Truck driven into a Christmas market in Berlin kills 12, injures 48
  • Dec 19 US electoral collage votes 304 to 227 to nominate Donald Trump for President over the objections of seven faithless electors
  • Dec 22 Ebola vaccine VSV-EBOV is found to be 70-100% effective in a study published in The Lancet, becoming the world's first proven vaccine against Ebola
  • Dec 23 United Nations Security Council adopts a landmark resolution demanding a halt to all Israeli settlement in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967. Resolution 2334 was moved by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela and passed 14-0 with a US abstention .

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 US President Barack Obama retaliates against Russia for hacking American computer systems and trying to influence the 2016 presidential election by ejecting 35 Russian spies and imposing sanctions

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Dec 30 A ceasefire organised by Russia, Iran and Turkey between Syria's government and opposition groups takes effect
  • Dec 30 Last day Indians are able to deposit in banks 500 and 1,000 rupee notes which were scrapped only 50 days earlier in an anti-corruption measure