2016 Newspapers

If you are looking to read about some of the major events in 2016, an historic newspaper has all the details and information you need. Published at the time of the newsworthy event, original newspapers not only give you an in-depth understanding of the incident, but also shine a light on the opinions and views of the public at the time of publishing.

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2016 Newspapers
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2016 Newspapers

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, 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.

January 31, 2016
French-Swiss, Benoit Violier found dead after apparent suicide weeks after being named world’s best chef by La Liste.

February 21, 2016
A lock of John Lennon’s hair sells for $35,000 at an auction in Dallas, Texas.

April 3, 2016
11.5 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 28, 2016
After dragging a 3-year old boy who had slipped into its enclosure, Harambe, a gorilla from Cincinnati Zoo, is shot dead.

June 12, 2016
Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as the worst mass shooting in the US, killing 49 and injuring 53.

June 24, 2016
After UK votes to leave the EU, British Prime Minster David Cameron resigns.

July 6, 2016
The Chilcot Report on the UK’s Iraqi War Inquiry is released, concluding Tony Blair overstated case for war.

August 5, 2016
The 2016 Olympics begin in Rio, Brazil.

August 13, 2016
Ending his career at Rio Olympics winning 4×100 medley, his 23rd gold medal, American swimmer, Michael Phelps becomes the world’s most decorated Olympian.

October 7, 2016
A videotape released by the Washington Post reveals Donald Trump boasting of kissing and groping women without consent.

October 12, 2016
17-year old James Charles becomes the first male face of make-up label CoverGirl.

October 13, 2016
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

November 8, 2016
It is announced that Donald Trump has won the Presidential Election.

December 15, 2016
White supremacist, Dylann Roof is found guilty of the Charleston Church Massacre which killed 9 people.

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