The year 2016 has been eventful and there was a lot going on around the world. Although now we are in the beginning of 2017, we will have new stories, and new events, we cannot forget a few events that happened the in 2016 and which have had a major impact on the world and people.
1. Pulse Nightclub incident in Orlando
This was one of the most heartbreaking incidents, a mass shooting occurred in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The gunman was Omar Marteen and had killed nearly 49 people and injured dozens before dying in a shootout with the SWAT team. The gunman had declared an allegiance to the Islamic state.
The U.K. vote in June to quit the European Union which stunned everyone and it has had a major impact on the British and European economy along with the resignation of the Prime Minister. David Cameron who claimed that Britain would be a safer, stronger and better off economy inside the Union but the votes declared otherwise which ultimately lead to his resignation.
3. Russia, U.S. participate on Syria Peace talks
In the UN peace talks, Russia and U.S. talked about creating a humanitarian aid which would help bring some stability in a war-torn country.
4. The U.S. election
The top discussion of this year was the U.S. election where Trump was declared as the president. People around the world raised their eyebrows as Hillary had won the popular vote whereas Trump won the electoral vote. Added to that there was allegations of Russian interference in the election process.
5. Terror attacks around the world
The Brussels, Istanbul, and Nice attacks are the highest profile terror attacks of this year. The two blasts in the Brussels airport and the one that exploded in a Metro Station. These attacks are closely related to the ISIS terrorist attacks spree which has been followed in the footsteps of Paris, Turkey, and Lebanon last year.
6. The Clinton emails
When Hillary Clinton served as the secretary of the state, she used the private server in order to send emails during her tenure from 2009-13. However, the case was closed by the FBI without any criminal charges but the case again reopened just a week before the elections held in November once again resulting in no charges being laid. Here is a video explaining the whole story.
7. Earthquake in Eucador
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit this south American country and it had a really huge impact on the people. It killed nearly 350 people and injured around thousands of people.
8. The Loss of Celebrities
Every year we are always saddened by the deaths of celebrities but this year more than 250 musicians, actor and celebrities had passed away. We saw the passing of musicians like Glenn Frey, Prince, David Bowie and George Michael. Along with movie stars like Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds who died one day apart.