Year in Review, 2016

Updated July 10, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Top events for the nation and the world


LeBron James with his daughter and the MVP trophy
Pictured: LeBron James with daughter, Photo source: AP Photo/Eric Risberg


First unanimous MVP, Career Grand Slam, Twenty Gold Medals, and more.

Standing Rock protest
Photo source: AP Photo/James MacPherson

Tainted water, bathroom wars, Zika virus, an unwanted pipeline, and more

The Syrian civil war, terrorist attacks by ISIS, nukes in North Korea, Brexit, and more

Syrian civil war

Image of a memorial to Muhammad Ali

Pictured:Muhammad Ali, Photo source: AP Photo/David Goldman

Fidel Castro, Harper Lee, Prince, David Bowie, and more.

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People, Pop Culture, & Society

2016 Calendars

2017 Calendars

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