September 2016: Miss Arkansas Is Crowned Miss America

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of September 2016.

1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher José Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23. Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate 24. Police Kill Black Man in San Diego 25. Congress Denies Obama's Veto 26. School Shooting in South Carolina 27. Train Crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
Miss Arkansas Is Crowned Miss America
Image of Savvy Shields with roses and crown
Savvy Shields from Arkansas walks away with the Miss America crown on September 11, 2016, in Atlantic City. She beats 51 other contestants, including the pageant's first openly gay competitor, Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty. Shields's special talent for the pageant is a jazz dance to the hit song "Smash." Her secret desire in life is to be a backup dancer for famous pop star Beyoncé, but currently she is an art major at the University of Arkansas.
Photo source: AP Photo/Noah K. Murray
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