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.

Historic Newspapers house the largest newspaper archive in the world, with over 4 million newspapers from specific dates in history. If you are looking for a way to celebrate a memory or a special date, a bespoke newspaper is a meaningful, educational gift to share with others and treasure for a lifetime.

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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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Rated 4.2 out of 5

based on 42 reviews

Charlotte Sciarrino January 25 2022

Horrible experience. Never received the product and my husbands 50th birthday came and went. Can’t get a hold of anyone. At this point I need a refund

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 27 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As we deal with over 3 million original newspapers in our Archive, dating back to the early 1900’s to present date, it is only when your newspaper is picked by a member of our Archive Team will we know the condition of that newspaper. We do try our best to repair the newspaper, however unfortunately on occasions this is just not possible and the paper becomes unfit for purpose and becomes unsellable.

    An email was sent to you advising of this information and unfortunately as we no longer had any available newspapers for your requested date, our only option was to cancel your order and process a full refund, which has been issued to you.

    Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Maria C. January 24 2022

Although the newspaper was a little expensive, it is exactly what I needed and in great condition. I am very happy with the product I received!

Suzanne Stillings January 24 2022

Excellent quality and prompt delivery.nVery happy with this product.

Erin Wood January 17 2022

Awesome gift idea!

Karen Pascale January 16 2022

WRONG EDITION RECEIVED! I ordered a particular day's newspaper, and they sent me a "FINAL - SPORTS EXTRA" edition instead of the main edition. I had no idea they had more than one edition of that day's newspaper. I sent them a picture of the edition I wanted. Still no luck. And they won't refund my money unless I pay for shipping both ways.

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 25 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As a personalized gift company, the personalization for an original newspaper is the requested date not the headline. As there are multiple editions of newspapers printed throughout the day, unfortunately we do not confirm which edition we have received, as this could vary from each day. As you have requested the New York Post for a certain day, this is what you have received.

    We do not hold the information on file that is printed within the newspapers, therefore if a customer is looking for a specific article/headline, then our research facility can be used and our Researcher will go into the Archive Center, look and confirm what you are looking for before an order is placed.

    As your order has been processed as requested, if you no longer wish to keep the newspaper received, it would need to be returned at the customer’s cost. Historic Newspapers will only cover the return costs only if there is a fault on our behalf.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

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Robert January 10 2022

The quality of the paper I got was everything I could have asked for.

Lauren January 8 2022

In great condition- very cool gift!

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Lynn December 23 2021

Great condition, perfect gift for my 83 year old father. Shipping quickly, nice packaging.