Year 2016 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 20 Barack Obama becomes the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928, arriving for a 3 day tour
  • Apr 3 Panama Papers published - 11.5 million confidential documents from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca expose widespread illegal activities including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion and the violation of international sanctions by the world's elite in the world's largest ever data leak
  • Apr 22 Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C
  • Jun 23 Brexit referendum: United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union
  • Jun 26 Panama Canal's third set of locks opens for commercial traffic, doubling the Canal’s capacity at an estimated cost of $5.25 billion
  • Nov 8 Republican Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 2.9 million more votes
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Historical Figures Born in 2016

  • Feb 5 Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, heir to throne of Bhutan, born in Thimphu, Bhutan

Historical Marriages

  • Feb 27 "The Voice" winner RaeLynn Woodward weds Josh Davis in Nashville
  • May 7 Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star Morgan Stewart (27) weds cast-mate and real estate agent Brendan Fitzpatrick at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California
  • May 28 The daughter of the duke of Wellington Lady Charlotte Anne Wellesley weds financier Alejandro Santo Domingo (39) in Íllora, Spain

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