Key Events 2016 : Major World Events In 2016

9. Key events in September 2016

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Let’s take a look at the key events 2016 that happened in September:

Islam Karimov – the first and only president of Uzbekistan passed away from a stroke on September 2. He was the only president to lead the country for 25 long years.

On September 4, Mother Teresa was canonized a Saint by Pope Francis. The canonization ceremony took place in Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican City.

Israel’s former president and Prime Minister Shimon Perez died because of a stroke. He passed away on September 28. Perez was a loved leader in his country as he was a supporter of peace. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.

Taiwan was devastated by Typhoon Megi on September 27. Injuring 622, it was the third major typhoon to have caused destruction in Taiwan.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg together with his wife Priscilla Chan made an announcement to devote $3 Billion to eradicate diseases from this planet. The charitable foundation of Mark Zuckerburg-Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced this plan.

10. Key events in October 2016

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October was also marked with plenty of important events to keep everyone hooked. Read on.

The 2016 winners of Nobel Prize were announced. Bob Dylan got the Noble Prize for Literature, Yoshinori Ohsumi got the prize for Physiology, John Kosterlitz, David Thouless and Duncan Haldane got the prize for their contribution to physics, Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrüm received the prize for Economic Sciences.

21 Chibok schoolgirls were released by Boko Haram on October 12. It was first of its kind release by this Islamic militant group.

On October 24 the Tata Group fired its chairman Cyrus Mistry. Mistry was the sixth chairman of Tata Group that was founded in 1868. He remained in this position for only four years.

Level 5 Hurricane Mathew hit Haiti on October 24 with winds measuring 160 mph. It caused a massive destruction to property and caused almost 1000 fatalities.

Central Italy’s town Visso got hit by two earthquakes measuring 5.5 magnitude on Richter scale on October 26.

11. Key events in November 2016

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The roundup of important events for the month of November are showcased below:

On November 1 the elite government force that counters ISIS entered Mosul for the first time in two years. Mosul was under ISIS control since 2014. The counter terrorism force was led by its commander General Taleb Shighati al-Kenani.

On November 7 the famous songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen died. He was 82 and passed away in his home located in Los Angeles.

ISIS kidnapped hundreds of people outside Mosul in a city called Tal Afar on November 8. It was rumored that the militant outfit killed at least 18 sheikhs out of the 30 kidnapped.

On 8th November, ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes were withdrawn by the Indian Government. This demonetization drive came into force with immediate effect. It caused quite a massive political uproar against the Modi Government.

On November 8th, the 2016 U.S Presidential Election candidate Donald Trump won the presidency to become the 45th president of the United States of America.

Samsung, on November 14 announced that it would buy Harman International Industries Inc. for a whopping sum of $8 Billion. This was Samsung’s first venture into the automotive industry.

On November 20 Uttar Pradesh, a state in India witnessed a fatal train derailment that caused deaths of 140 people. The incident happened outside of Kanpur.

November 25 will always be remembered as it was on this day that the Cubans lost their favorite communist leader Fidel Castro who passed away at the age of 90. His death put Cuba’s future into grave uncertainty.

India was hit by terrorists again when they attacked the Nagrota army base on 29 November.

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12. Key events in December 2016

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Key Events of December 2016 are presented below:

On December 7 Indonesia’s Aceh province was hit by an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale. The death toll was believed to have gone past the 100 mark.

The famous American astronaut John Glenn died on December 8 at the age of 95 in Ohio. He became a legend in 1962 when he orbited the earth to become the first American to achieve the feat.

On December 10 Istanbul suffered as two bombs were set off outside a soccer stadium by the members of Kurdistan Freedom Hawks, killing 38 people while the number of injured reached 155.

Another ISIS attack on innocent Christmas buyers happened on December 19 when a truck plowed straight into Berlin Christmas Market killing 12 people and injuring scores. The hunt is on but the attacker is still absconding.

Famous English pop superstar George Michael died on December 25 at his residence. He was believed to have passed away peacefully on the day of Christmas. He was 53.

Some of us gained…some of us lost…but the year 2016 was an eventful year, no doubt, for all. With this we come to the end of our post that listed the key events 2016. We hope you liked reading it!