16 Things That Happened In 2016

December 5, 2016

The year 2016 was filled with several surprises. A lot of the news in 2016 revolved around the Presidential election but it was also an exciting year for pop culture and Academy alike. Below are 16 events that characterize 2016.

January

1. Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers and win their third Super Bowl

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March

2. President Barack Obama nominates Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

April

3. American Idol finishes their 15th and final season

4. Rock Legend, Prince dies at 57 of an accidental drug overdose

May

5. Businessman, Donald Trump is Presumptive Republican nominee

June

6. Hillary Clinton Becomes first female presumptive nominee

7. Deadly mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Florida killing 49 and wounding 53

July

8. Olympic Sprinter, Oscar Pistorius, sentenced for Murder after fatally shooting his girlfriend in 2013

August

9. Rio Olympic Games August 5-21

10. Michael Phelps breaks records by winning his 23rd Olympic gold medal

11. AHN welcomes new high school Principal, Stephanie Nitchals

September

12. Mother Teresa is canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta on September 4

13. Zika Virus is found in native mosquitos in Miami, Florida

October

14. The Heritage Center, built to honor Academy’s rich history, opens October 6

In 1843, Mother Marie Rose Durocher founds the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) in Longueuil, Quebec.
In 1843, Mother Marie Rose Durocher founded the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) in Longueuil, Quebec.

November

15. Donald Trump wins the 2016 Presidential Election

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Fidel Castro, former dictator of Cuba, dies

 

 

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