June 2016: Hillary Clinton Becomes First Woman Presumptive Nominee
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
- Hillary Clinton Becomes First Woman Presumptive Nominee
- After victories in California, New Jersey, and New Mexico primaries on June 7, 2016, Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, having clinched 2,203 pledged delegates and 574 superdelegates. While 2,383 delegates are needed for nomination (superdelegates can change their minds until the convention vote), it looks pretty clear that Clinton will get the nod at the national convention in July. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders wins Montana and North Dakota and pledges to stay in the race. On June 9, President Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Julio Cortez