As calendar year 2016 comes to an end, I’d like to look back at what happened during the year. In the following points, I’ll select one important event from each month of the year. So many things happened, but I’ll only choose one from each month. What event(s) was the most interesting or significant of the year?
January 28 – The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.
February 7 – North Korea launches a long-range rocket into space, violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.
March 22 – Three coordinated bombings in Brussels, Belgium kill at least 32 and injure at least 250. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attacks.
April 2 – Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani military in Nagorno-Karabakh kill at least 193 people, which becomes the heaviest breach of the 1994 ceasefire.
May 19 – EgyptAir Flight 804 crashes with 66 people on board over the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo.
June 23 – The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union.
July 4 – NASA‘s Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.
August 5–21 – The 2016 Summer Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
September 28 – International investigators conclude that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a Buk missile that came from an area controlled by pro-Russian rebels.
October 13 – The Maldives announces its decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations.
November 9 – Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment
December 19 – Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, is assassinated in Ankara.
Well, the choice was easy for me. What is your choice?
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