December 2016 Current Events: U.S. News Slideshow
Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of December 2016.
1. Oakland Warehouse Fire Kills Dozens 2. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Pipeline Stoppage 3. Judge Announces Mistrial in Michael Slager Case 4. Supreme Court Rules in Samsung's Favor 5. Astronaut John Glenn Dies 6. Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy 7. Feds Raise Interest Rates 8. Yahoo Announces Another Hack 9. Dylann Roof Found Guilty 10. Heimlich Maneuver's Henry Heimlich Dies 11. Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies
- Dozens Killed in Oakland Warehouse Fire
- On Dec. 3, 2016, at least 36 people die in a warehouse fire in Oakland, California. The warehouse is known as "Ghost Ship" and often has illegal residents living in cramped quarters on the first floor and hosts concerts on the second floor. On Dec. 3, it was a concert that brought over 100 people to the warehouse, packing it way over capacity. The authorities say the cause of the fire is unknown but a criminal investigation has been opened. Police are asking family members of possible victims to supply DNA samples as they move slowly through the building to find bodies.
- Photo source: KGO-TV via AP