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MUSIC LEGEND DAVID BOWIE PASSES AWAY

January, 2016

David Bowie passed away on January 10 2016 after an 18 month battle with cancer.

Im Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! First concert i ever saw in Detroit! R.IP. ❤️ #rebelheart pic.twitter.com/hGfxI967Bw
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016

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ZIKA VIRUS SPREADS ACROSS THE WORLD

February, 2016

In February the World Health Organisation declared the Zika Virus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The virus is spread mainly by mosquitos and can allegedly cause birth defects and neurological problems.

The first Zika-carrying mosquitoes in the continental US have been found in Miami Beach, officials in Florida say https://t.co/1eYOfQr6Sy
— CNN (@CNN) September 1, 2016

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WORLD TIGER POPULATION INCREASES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 100 YEARS

April, 2016

Since 1900 we have lost 97% of the worlds wild tiger population. This year, the number of tigers living in the wild increased for the first time in 100 years. Currently there are an estimated 3890 tigers living in the wild.

Proud of @World_Wildlife & #LDF‘s efforts that have helped increase tiger populations for the first time in 100 yrs: https://t.co/HvyHdH6ymz
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 11, 2016

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MUSIC ICON PRINCE PASSES AWAY

April, 2016

The Purple Rain singer died in his Minnesota home at the age of 57. Prince was best known for his eclectic sound and flamboyant stage shows.

There will be many kings, queens, and princesses, but there will never be another Prince. pic.twitter.com/ofpli2nTVF
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 22, 2016

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MUHAMMAD ALI DIES

June, 2016

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away on 3 June 2016 at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

“We pray that the greatest fighter of them all finally rests in peace.” —President Obama #RIPMuhammadAli
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 4, 2016

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II TURNS 90

June, 2016

This year Queen Elizabeth became Britain’s first sovereign to celebrate her 90th birthday. New stamps and a giant picnic outside Buckingham Palace marked the occasion.

I am most grateful for the many digital messages of goodwill I have received and would like to thank you all for your kindness. Elizabeth R.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 21, 2016

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BREXIT: BRITAIN VOTES TO LEAVE THE EU

June, 2016

52% of votes in the June referendum were in favour of the UK leaving the European Union.

Map: How Britain voted in the EU referendumhttps://t.co/V2j0PYhtLQ pic.twitter.com/S8ioJRjP0L
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 24, 2016

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NASA’S JUNO ENTERS JUPITER’S ORBIT

July, 2016

Following a 5 year journey from Earth, the solar-powered spacecraft managed to avoid Jupiters radiation belt and dangerous dust rings to successfully be captured in its orbit. The mission is said to be one of the most challenging projects NASA has ever been involved with.

Engine burn complete and orbit obtained. I’m ready to unlock all your secrets, #Jupiter. Deal with it.
— NASA’s Juno Mission (@NASAJuno) July 5, 2016

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POKEMON GO LAUNCHES

July, 2016

One of the first location-based augmented reality games saw users venturing away from their computer screens. It was one of the most used and profitable mobile apps of the year.

Welcome to the official #PokemonGO Twitter account. Follow us for announcements, tips, and news. pic.twitter.com/cafGG6gg84
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 7, 2016

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RIO HOST THE XXXI OLYMPIC GAMES

August, 2016

Despite initial health, safety and government instability concerns, Rio successfully hosted over 11,000 athletes and their 500,000+ supporters. Rio was also the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics.

My favorite thing about the Olympics is the expertise everyone suddenly has for diving.
“Oh no… That was too much splash.”
— Sachin Sahel (@Mr_Sacho) August 7, 2016

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SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 GLOBAL RECALL

September, 2016

In September, Samsung suspended sales of the Note 7 due to a manufacturing defect which was causing the smartphones to heat up, catch fire and in some cases explode. Replacement phones were issued to customers. However, these started catching fire as well. Samsung quickly recalled and discontinued the product altogether.

The new Samsung Galaxy 7 is water resistant, which comes in handy when you’re trying to extinguish it from being on fire.
— Tim Hanlon (@TimfromDa70s) September 12, 2016

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RELEASE OF GOOGLE PIXEL

October, 2016

Released during the #MadeByGoogle event, the Pixel was the first phone with Google Assistant built in.

#Pixel is ready to meet you. Get yours today: https://t.co/TXvQ1x420G #madebygoogle pic.twitter.com/VyEaTEmdtb
— Google (@google) October 20, 2016

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LEGENDARY MUSICIAN, AUTHOR AND POET, LEONARD COHEN PASSES AWAY

November, 2016

The Hallejuah singer died suddenly at the age of 82 on 7 November 2016.

Dear Leonard Cohen, thanks for the quiet nights, the reflection, the perspective, the wry smiles and the truth #towerofsong
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 11, 2016

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DONALD TRUMP WINS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

November, 2016

Trump served as the Republican nominee in this year’s U.S. Election. He won the election by winning 306 of the 538 electoral votes, beating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton who won the popular vote.

Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2016

15

SUPERMOON

November, 2016

On 14 November 2016 the Moon was the closest it’s been to Earth since 1948. The moon will not be this close to Earth again until 2034.

Final showing until 2034: tonight’s #supermoon! It will appear 30% brighter and 14% bigger than average. Details:https://t.co/LF1dEwvuLu pic.twitter.com/ymOlmZAkxJ
— NASA (@NASA) November 15, 2016

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WORLD FAMOUS POP ICON GEORGE MICHAEL PASSES AWAY

December, 2016

Pop legend George Michael passed away on 25 December 2016 at age 53. He started out in the music duo, Wham!, creating hit songs such as ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’. He continued his music career as a soloist, producing further hits with songs like ‘Careless Whisper’.

#GM had a voice that would transport u, he was the finest singer/songwriter of his generation & has left the best of himself 4 us. RIP GM xx pic.twitter.com/Gjcp55Chei
— Andrew Ridgeley (@ajridgeley) December 26, 2016

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FAMOUS MOTHER/DAUGHTER ACTORS DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND CARRIE FISHER PASS AWAY

December, 2016

On 27 December 2016, actress and author Carrie Fisher passed away at age 60. She is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series.

Mother of Carrie, Debbie Reynolds passed away the next day, 28 December 2016. Debbie was best known for her role as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher in their own words pic.twitter.com/x2AS4wowbW
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 29, 2016

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