September 2016: Miami Marlins Pitcher José Fernandez Dies
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
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
- Miami Marlins Pitcher José Fernandez Dies
- José Fernandez, pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, dies at the age of 24. He is killed in a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach along with two of his friends. The Coast Guard discovers an overturned boat around 3:30am with the three bodies without life jackets. It appears that the 33-foot boat hit a jetty at high speed. Fernandez, born in Cuba, defected to the United States in 2008. He recently announced on Instagram that he and his girlfriend were expecting their first child. On Sept. 26, 2016, each of the Marlins players wore a replica jersey—bearing Fernandez's number 16—while playing against the New York Mets.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh