​2016 As Told By "The West Wing"
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​2016 As Told By "The West Wing"

A timeline of major events

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​2016 As Told By "The West Wing"

In January, NASA grew the first flower in Space

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The Zika outbreak starts in Brazil

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In February, The Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl

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Apple refused to help the FBI create a back door into the San Bernardino gunman's cell phone

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In March, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko set a new record by staying up on the International Space Station for 340 days


President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for Supreme Court Justice

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In April, the Panama Papers were published

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In May, Bill Crosby was ordered to stand trial for sexual assaults

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The nation lost a beloved soul, Harambe

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In June, Hamilton crushed at the Tony's

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Orlando's LGBTQ+ community was attacked at Pulse Nightclub

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Brexit separated the UK from the EU

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In July, the FBI released a report that stated Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" in her use of a private email server

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Pokemon Go took the world by storm

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In August, the 31st Summer Olympics took place in Brazil


In September, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate for the first time

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In October, the protests against the DAPL get the media's attention, when Shailene Woodly is arrested


CoverGirl got its first "CoverBoy," James Charles

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In November, a plane carrying the Brazilian Chapecoense football team crashes, killing 71

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In December, the US Army halts DAPL

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2016... you've been one hell of a year. For a more complete list of major events from 2016, check out onthisday.com

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