By Marcus Hixenbaugh & Jadarius Sackie
December 9, 2016
2016. One of the most wishy washy years in the entire world. America took one of the biggest L’s on multiple events this year making it more depressing, but also took a couple of W's.
January- On January 6th, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks the North American box office record. The previous movie that held the record in the box office was “Avatar.”
January- El Chapo escaped for the second time from another Mexican prison through a 1.5 km tunnel to a nearby house. President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced on January eighth they had recaptured El Chapo after his previous escape 6 months ago.
February- On February 9th the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in super bowl 50. The Panthers were favored to win coming off a phenomenal season of 15-1, but fell short to a more disciplined Broncos team.
February- It was a leap year
March- On March 7th Peyton Manning announces his retirement. He was 5 time league MVP and player 14 seasons with the Colts before he signed with the Broncos in 2011. He retired with having won two super bowl titles.
March- March 19th “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” released and was projected to be the biggest movie in the past decade. To some comic book fans the movie was somewhat of a disappointment, but never the less the battle that everyone wanted to see.
April- The largest python ever recorded was captured on Thursday, April 7th on Penang in Malaysia. The python was 26 feet long. It took 30 minutes to capture the snake, and the snake weighed 250 kg's. The snake mysteriously died on sunday after giving birth.
April- On April 21st, the iconic pop music legend Prince died. Prince was found dead in his home in Minnesota Thursday morning. His cause of death was "fentanyl toxicity" and that "the decedent self-administered fentanyl." Or in other words he overdosed on painkillers and died.
May- May 24th the stand up comedian and American actor Bill Cosby was ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown. Bill was accused of drugging and molesting for than 50 different woman. His trial will be officially held on June 5th, 2017.
May- May 28th marks one of the saddest days in the entire world. Our dear and beloved Harambe was killed after a little boy fell into his enclosure. This was a tragic event for the family of the little boy and also for the Cincinnati zoo. Harambe will be missed, and will forever live in all of our hearts.
June- On June 12th the largest mass shooting took place. A man born American pledged his allegiance to ISIS and murder 49 innocent civilians and injured 53 at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The attacker entered the club armed with an assault rifle and a pistol at around 2 a.m, and opened fire on the packed club.
June- One of the most disappointing moments for Golden State fans, and one of the happiest moments for Cleveland Cavalier fans. The Cavs overcame a 3-1 deficit to bring back the NBA championship to Ohio.
July- On July 9th Serena Williams won her 22nd grand slam single title, Andy Miller also won the men’s Wimbledon title.
July 6th- NFL football player Russell Wilson and singer-songwriter Ciara get married.
August 13th- Micheal Phelps ends his swimming career in Rio winning the 4x100 meter relay, winning his 23rd gold medal making him the world’s most decorated Olympian.
August 17th- Flood in Louisiana leaves 13 dead and damaged 4,000 homes.
September 20th- Keith Lamont Scott is shot dead by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina causing violent protest in the city.
September 26th- First presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University.
October 9th- Second presidential debate and things get hostile between Clinton and Trump at Washington University.
October 19th- Third presidential debate and Donald Trump notably refuses to answer if he will accept if Hillary Clinton is nominated as President.
November 25th- Fidel Castro former Cuban prime minister and President dies at 90 years of age.
November 28th- Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense football team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalist.
December 3rd- US army decides they won’t allow an oil pipeline to be built in North Dakota after months of protest by The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
December 10th- Lamar Jackson becomes the 82nd player to win the Heisman, and also the youngest player to do it at the age of 19.