June 2016: Tragedy at Disney World
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of June 2016.
1. Shooting on UCLA Campus 2. Paul Ryan Endorses Trump 3. Stanford Swimmer Sentenced 4. Muhammad Ali, 74 5. Hillary Clinton Presumptive Democratic Nominee 6. Gordie Howe, 88 7. Gawker Media Declares Bankruptcy 8. Terror in Orlando Nightclub 9. Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup 10. Hamilton at the Tony Awards 11. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn 12. Tragedy in Disney World 13. Dustin Johnson Wins U.S. Open 14. Cavaliers Win NBA Championship 15. Corey Lewandowski Leaves Trump Campaign 16. Gun Control Measures Fail 17. Healthcare Bust 18. Ben Simmons #1 Draft Pick 19. Second Officer Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Case 20. Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action 21. Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Law 22. Winningest Coach Pat Summitt Dies 22. Military Opens Ranks to Transgenders
- Tragedy at Disney World
- Another tragedy strikes in Orlando, Florida as a two-year-old boy is dragged off by an alligator. The family from Nebraska was wading in the Seven Seas Lagoon in a "No Swimming" zone when the boy was taken at 9:20 p.m. They were staying at the Grand Floridian Resort, which has a man-made beach connecting to the many canals that run throughout Orlando. After an exhaustive search involving over 50 law enforcement personnel, two marine teams, and an alligator tracker, the boy's body is found the next day.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack