June 2016: Orlando: Deadly Mass Shooting
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
- Orlando: Deadly Mass Shooting
- The worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history occurs in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. During the attack Omar Saddiqui Mateen storms into Pulse, a gay nightclub, opens fire and kills 49 people and wounds 53. On the phone with law enforcement, he threatens further carnage, and expresses his allegiance to the Islamic State, praising the Boston Marathon bombing. After a three-hour standoff with law enforcement, the police chief decides to order an assault on Mateen, which leads to his death and the freeing of many hostages stuck in the club.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Rick Rycroft