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Top Things that Changed the World 2016 (The GOOD & BAD)

January 2, 2017

May people have been staying that 2016 has been a bad year. Well every year is a bad year and a good year. Its never going to be perfect! 

I know this year has had its great moments for myself and moments of help and depression. But nothing like support and help that can get you through anything. One thing I am extremely thankful for this year. Is my friends and family. No matter what I have learned that at 26 I can finally know who I can rely on and that I wouldn't change for anything. 

 

But enough about me... Here are the life events of 2016. 

 

JANUARY 

 

January 1 -  After floods along the Mississippi River kill 31, Exxon Mobil Corp decides to close a plant in flood threatened Memphis.

 

January 6 - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar".

 January 8 – Joaquín Guzmán, widely regarded as the world's most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison.

 

January 10 – David Bowie, English singer, songwriter and actor.

 January 14 - Death of Alan Rickman.

 

January 18 - Oxfam publishes report stating world's 62 richest people as wealthy as half the world's population.

 

January 23 - Blizzard delivers record snow to 80 US states, New York 30 inches of snow. Washington 28 inches at least 15 killed.​ - nyc blizzard  Via - ROYAL up TOWNS.

January 25- British rowing team becomes first female crew and first crew of four to cross the Pacific, San Francisco to Cairns in 257 days.

 

January 28 – The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.

 

January 30 - 104th Women's Australian Open: Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams (6-4 3-6 6-4).

 

FEBUARY 
 

Feb 1 -  WHO declares a global public health emergency over the rapid spread of zika-linked conditions.

 

Feb 5 - Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes, steal 81 million before a typo alerts authorities​.

 

Feb 10 - Venezuelan government orders more than 100 malls to close early to save electricity, due to drought caused by El Niño.

 

​Feb 12 - Britain's Ordnance Survey, using NASA data posts map of Mars on Flickr.

Feb 15 - 58th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran, Best Album "1989" by Taylor Swift.

 

Feb 17 -Nike ends endorsement deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he made TV comments gay people are "worse than animals."

 

Feb 17- Chief executive Tim Cook confirms Apple will contest an FBI order to unlock the phone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook.

 

Feb 21 -Lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $35,000 at an auction in Dallas, Texas.

MARCH 

 

Mar 14 - President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria.

 

Mar 20 - Barak Obama becomes the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928, arriving for a 2 day tour.

 

Mar 22 - Suicide bombings at Brussel's Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station, leave around 28 victims dead and 260 injured, ISIS claim responsibility.

 

Mar 23 - GPR investigation of Shakespeare's tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford concludes the Bard's skull probably has been stolen.

APRIL 
 

Apr 5 - San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave.

 

Apr 5 - PayPal announces it is cancelling a $3.6 million investment in North Carolina after the state passes anti-gay legislation.

 ​Apr 6 - First baby born with DNA from 3 parents through mitochondrial transfer in Mexico.

 Apr 7 -Longest-ever captured python found on Penang in Malaysia (26ft/8m).

 

Apr 12- Breakthrough Starshot: scientists and internet entrepreneurs, including Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerburg, announce interstellar project to send robot spacecraft to Alpha Centauri.

 

MAY 

 

May 2 -Leicester City win the English Premier League title after starting the season at 5,000-1 odds.

Leicester City Wins the Premier League Championship. Everyone Goes Nuts.

 

May 10 - Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy.

 

May 21 - EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo.

May 27 -3 ships in 3 days sink carrying immigrants across the Mediterranean, drowning over 700 people.

 

May 28 -Harambe, a gorilla form Cincinnati Zoo, is shot after dragging about a boy who slipped into the enclosure.

JUNE 

 

Jun 12 -  Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 1st footballer to top Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes List, earning $88 million.

 

June 12 -Orlando nightclub shooting.

An Orlando Shooting Survivor's Inspiring Story – EXTENDED via TheEllenShow

 

June 3 - Muhammad Ali, American boxer dies.

 

Jun 14 - First mammal made extinct by human-induced climate change announced - the Bramble Cay melomys from Torres Strait

 

Jun 23 -United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union in their "Brexit" referendum

Jun 24 - British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after the UK votes to leave the EU

 

June 28 - The hole in the ozone layer has shown signs of healing for the first time.

 

JULY 

 

Jul 2 - Large lorry bomb in Baghdad kills at least 125 people and wounds 150, Islamic State claims responsibility.

 

Jul 6 -South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 6 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

 

July 14 - Bastille Day Terrorist Attack In Nice, France

July 21st - boy killed by alligator in Disneyland Florida

 

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

AUGUST