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2016
Zika EM CDC 280116.tiff
The diseases caused by the Zika virus threaten to develop into a pandemic .
Atentados de Bruselas de marzo de 2016.jpg
In three terrorist attacks on March 22nd in and near the Belgian capital, Brussels, 32 people were killed and more than 300 injured.
UK location in the EU 2016.svg
On June 23, the citizens of the vote in the United Kingdom marked orange for the outlet of their country from the European Union .
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On July 14th, 86 people died and more than 300 were injured in a terrorist attack in Nice .
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On July 15, there is an attempted coup in Turkey against the incumbent President Erdoğan , in which 290 people are killed.
Donald and Melania Trump.jpg
On November 8, is Donald Trump as a candidate of the Republican Party for the 45th President of the USA elected .
2016 in other calendars
From urbe condita 2769
Armenian calendar 1464-1465
Ethiopian calendar 2008-2009
Badi calendar 172-173
Bengali calendar 1422-1423
Berber calendar 2966
Buddhist calendar 2560
Burmese calendar 1378
Byzantine calendar 7524-7525
Chinese calendar
 - era 4712-4713 or
4652-4653
 - 60 year cycle

Wood sheep (乙未, 32) -
Fire monkey (丙申, 33)

French
revolution calendar
CCXXIV - CCXXV
224-225
Hebrew calendar 5776-5777
Hindu calendar
 - Vikram Sambat 2072-2073
 - Shaka Samvat 1938-1939
Iranian calendar 1394-1395
Islamic calendar 1437-1438
Japanese calendar
 - Nengō (era): Heisei 28
 - Kōki 2676
Coptic calendar 1732-1733
Korean calendar
 - Dangun era 4349
 - Juche era 105
Minguo calendar 105
Modern Olympics XXXI
Seleucid calendar 2327-2328
Thai solar calendar 2559

The year 2016 was marked above all by various terrorist attacks, including in Brussels , Nice and Berlin , the Brexit referendum , the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States and the death of numerous musicians and actors.

Events

Politics and world events

Terrorist attacks (selection)

Other stops (selection)

Sports

Culture and society

religion

economy

science and technology

  • March 12th: The specialized computer program AlphaGo succeeds in outclassing one of the world's best Go players in a series of competitions against Lee Sedol .
  • 0June 7: The Queensland government classifies the Bramble Cay mosaic tail rat as extinct based on scientific research. It is said to be the first mammal species to become extinct due to climate change.
  • June 20th: The Sunway TaihuLight is declared the fastest computer in the world. It is the first computer capable of running at 125.436 petaflops / sec. execute more than 100 petaflops per second.

Astronomy and astrophysics

  • January 20: According to a related publication by Konstantin Batygin and Michael E. Brown , there is increasing speculation about the existence of a ninth planet .
  • February 11: Announcement of the first direct evidence of gravitational waves
  • Total solar eclipse on March 9th; visible in the Indian Ocean, Sumatra, the Pacific and Micronesia
  • Annular solar eclipse on September 1st; visible in Gabon, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar and Reunion Island
  • Penumbral eclipse ( lunar eclipse ) on September 16
  • The next outbreak of the quasar and binary black hole OJ 287
  • Mercury transit in front of the Sun on May 9th

Disasters

Natural disasters

  • 0February 6: At least 115 people are killed and 550 people injured in an earthquake in Taiwan .
  • 19./20. February: The strongest cyclone ever recorded in the southern hemisphere wreaked havoc on the Fiji islands in particular ; at least 42 people die in Fiji.
  • 14.-16. April: More than 40 people die and more than 1,500 are injured in a series of earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan .
  • April 16: Severe earthquake strikes western Ecuador, killing more than 650 people and injuring more than 27,000 people; other people are still missing.
  • 29./30. May: In severe storms, especially in southwest Germany, several people die and high property damage occurs.
  • June 1st: In Lower Bavaria, seven people are killed in floods and millions of euros are lost.
  • August 24: At least 290 people are killed and more than 350 injured in an earthquake in central Italy .
  • Early October: Hurricane Matthew kills over 1,000 people in Central America.

Serious accidents

Nobel Prizes

The announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize winners took place from October 3rd to October 10th and October 13th (literature). The awards took place on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death , in Stockholm and Oslo (Nobel Peace Prize only).

Memorial days

  • January 23: 150th anniversary of the death of the German garden and landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné
  • February 19: 100th anniversary of the death of the Austrian physicist Ernst Mach
  • February 21: 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Verdun
  • March 3rd: 200th birthday of the Sorbian scientist, writer and editor Jan Arnošt Smoler
  • March 4th: 100th anniversary of the death of the German painter Franz Marc
  • March 11: 100th birthday of British politician and Prime Minister Harold Wilson
  • April 5: 100th birthday of American actor Gregory Peck
  • April 21: 750 years of Arnstadt town charter through the Hersfeld Abbey
  • April 24: 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland
  • May 1: 100th birthday of American actor Glenn Ford
  • May 11: 100th anniversary of the death of the German astronomer Karl Schwarzschild
  • May 16: 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement
  • June 8: 100th birthday of the English physicist and biochemist Francis Crick
  • June 14: 150th anniversary of the start of the German War (German Bundestag approves mobilization of federal troops against Prussia.)
  • 22.-24. July: 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Purity Law
  • June 24: 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme
  • July 1: British-American actress Olivia de Havilland's 100th birthday
  • July 9: 100th birthday of British politician and Prime Minister Edward Heath
  • July 16: 800th anniversary of the death of Pope Innocent III.
  • July 21: 200th birthday of the German-British entrepreneur Paul Julius Reuter
  • July 23: 100th anniversary of the death of British chemist and Nobel Prize winner William Ramsay
  • August 23: 150th anniversary of the Peace of Prague and the formal dissolution of the German Confederation in Augsburg under pressure from Prussia after the defeat of the federal troops
  • September 11th: 200th birthday of the German entrepreneur Carl Zeiss
  • October 26: 100th birthday of the French politician François Mitterrand
  • November 14: 300th anniversary of the death of the German polymath (mathematician, physicist, historian, philosopher, diplomat and political advisor) Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • November 21: 100th anniversary of the death of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I.
  • December 9: 100th birthday of American actor Kirk Douglas
  • December 13: 200th birthday of the German inventor Werner von Siemens
  • December 19: 200th birthday of the Austrian confectioner Franz Sacher
  • 400th anniversary of the beginning of the Qing Dynasty in China (1616–1911)

Annual dedications

Species protection

Born

Died

For the detailed list of the deceased see Nekrolog 2016 .

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Gallery of the deceased

Web links

Commons : 2016  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
 Wikinews: 2016  - in the news

Individual evidence

  1. Germany chairs the OSCE - Ukraine is moving closer to the EU. Süddeutsche Zeitung , January 1, 2016, accessed on August 26, 2020 .
  2. Homepage - accessed on July 21, 2019
  3. ^ Austria: Constitutional Court overturns presidential election , accessed on July 1, 2016
  4. ^ Latvia's accession to the OECD (en) , OECD . July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ Yemen: At least 50 dead after the attack in Aden ( memento from August 29, 2016 in the Internet Archive ), deutschlandfunk.de, August 29, 2016, accessed on August 29, 2016
  6. dada100zuerich2016. Retrieved on October 9, 2018 (German).
  7. Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court: No. 25/2016 Takeover of Kaiser´s Tengelmann by EDEKA: ministerial approval stopped. Retrieved October 9, 2018 .
  8. Sunway-TaihuLight Outperforms Tianhe-2 as World's Fastest Supercomputer , in: China Radio International, June 20, 2016, accessed June 20, 2016
  9. Stephen Gray, Amina Ismail: Special Report: 500 migrants drowned at sea. No one investigated . Reuters, December 6, 2016, accessed October 27, 2018
  10. 192 listed as missing on doomed ferry . Borneo Post, June 21, 2016, accessed October 28, 2018.
  11. 16 dead in balloon crash on tagesschau.de, July 31, 2016, accessed on July 31, 2016
  12. 17 Kyrgyz women workers die in a fire in a warehouse ( memento from August 27, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) on deutschlandfunk.de, August 27, 2016, accessed on August 27, 2016
  13. Announcements of the 2016 Nobel Prizes. Nobel Foundation, accessed October 3, 2016 .
  14. Literature Nobel to be announced Oct. 13, later than usual at washingtonpost.com, September 30, 2016 (accessed October 5, 2016).
  15. ^ The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016. In: nobelprize.org. Nobel Foundation, October 3, 2016, accessed October 3, 2016 .
  16. Press release at nobelprize.org (accessed October 4, 2016).
  17. ^ Prize winners 2016 at nobelprize.org (accessed on October 5, 2016).
  18. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 at nobelprize.org (accessed October 13, 2016).
  19. Press release at nobelprize.org (accessed October 7, 2016).
  20. Press release at nobelprize.org (accessed October 10, 2016).
  21. Global understanding as a conditio humana. In: global-understanding.info. global-understanding.info, accessed January 3, 2016 .
  22. International Year of Pulses 2016. In: fao.org. FAO , accessed January 3, 2016 .