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2016 Newspaper Headlines

The year 2016 can be described as a year of change. For better or worse, there were some worldwide events that had such a huge impact, they were unavoidable when reading a 2016 newspaper. It is difficult to forget what happened in 2016: from the shocking news that the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union, to the astounding election of Donald Trump as President of the United States – 2016 is a year that will go down in history. The world mourned after the Islamic State opened fire in a Florida nightclub, killing 49 people, shortly after videos and news reports of ‘Harambe’ went viral when the gorilla was shot dead as a child fell into his zoo enclosure.

Some 2016 events will be remembered for being uplifting – the Rio Olympics were held in the summer of 2016, which saw one of Britain’s best recorded medal counts, as well as the retirement of Michael Phelps who became the world’s most decorated Olympian. In October James Charles became the first male face of ‘CoverGirl’ makeup. An original newspaper is the best way to learn more about any of these events, or the events listed in our breakdown below.

DateEvent
January 31st 2016French-Swiss, Benoit Violier found dead after apparent suicide weeks after being named world’s best chef by La Liste.
February 21st 2016A lock of John Lennon’s hair sells for $35,000 at an auction in Dallas, Texas.
April 3rd 201611.5 million confidential documents from offshore law firm Mossack Fonesca expose widespread illegal activities including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion and violation of international sanctions by the world’s elite in the world’s largest ever data leak, known as the Panama Papers.
May 28th 2016After dragging a 3-year old boy who had slipped into its enclosure, Harambe, a gorilla from Cincinnati Zoo is shot dead.
June 12th 2016Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at a gay nightclub in Orland, Florida, as the worst mass shooting in the US, killing 49 and injuring 53.
June 24th 2016After UK votes to leave the EU, British Prime Minster, David Cameron resigns.
July 6th 2016The Chilcot Report on the UK’s Iraqi War Inquiry is released, concluding Tony Blair overstated case for war.
5th August 2016 The 2016 Olympics begin in Rio, Brazil.
August 13th 2016Ending his career at Rio Olympics winning 4x100 medley, his 23rd gold medal, American swimmer, Michael Phelps becomes the world’s most decorated Olympian.
October 7th 2016A videotape released by the Washington Post reveals Donald Trump boasting of kissing and groping women without consent.
October 12th 201617-year old James Charles becomes the first male face of make-up label CoverGirl.
October 13th 2016American singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
8th November 2016 It is announced that Donald Trump has won the United States Presidential Election.
December 15th 2016White supremacist, Dylann Roof is found guilty of the Charleston Church Massacre which killed 9 people.
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