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  • London, United Kingdom
    Friday Jan 1, 2016

    Prince William

    Royal ranks

    London, United Kingdom
    Friday Jan 1, 2016

    On January 1, 2016, Prince William was ranked Major in the British Army, Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force and Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force.




  • The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, UK
    Saturday Apr 23, 2016

    Prince Charles

    Charles appeared In a Comedy Sketch

    The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, UK
    Saturday Apr 23, 2016

    On 23 April 2016, Charles appeared in a comedy sketch for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare Live! at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 1616. The event was televised live by the BBC. Charles made a surprise entrance to settle the disputed delivery of Hamlet's celebrated line, "To be or not to be, that is the question".




  • England
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    David Cameron

    Brexit's Referendum

    England
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    As promised in the election manifesto, Cameron set a date for a referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union, and announced that he would be campaigning for Britain to remain within a "reformed EU". The terms of the UK's membership of the EU were re-negotiated. The referendum came to be known as Brexit (a portmanteau of "British" and "exit") and was held on 23 June 2016. The result was approximately 52% in favour of leaving the European Union and 48% against, with a turnout of 72%.




  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    Brexit

    Brexit-related jargon entered popular use

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    In the wake of the referendum of 23 June 2016, many new pieces of Brexit-related jargon entered popular use.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    Brexit

    Cameron announced a referendum date

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    In a speech to the House of Commons on 22 February 2016, Cameron announced a referendum date of 23 June 2016, and commented on the renegotiation settlement. He spoke of an intention to trigger the Article 50 process immediately following a Leave vote and of the "two-year time period to negotiate the arrangements for exit."




  • England
    Friday Jun 24, 2016

    David Cameron

    Cameron announced that he would resign In October

    England
    Friday Jun 24, 2016

    On 24 June, a few hours after the results became known, Cameron announced that he would resign the office of Prime Minister by the start of the Conservative Party Conference in October 2016.




  • United Kingdom
    Friday Jun 24, 2016

    Brexit

    The result was announced

    United Kingdom
    Friday Jun 24, 2016

    The result was announced on the morning of 24 June: 51.89% voted in favor of leaving the EU (Leave), and 48.11% voted in favor of remaining a member of the EU (Remain). After the result was declared, Cameron announced that he would resign by October. He stood down on 13 July 2016, with Theresa May becoming Prime Minister after a leadership contest. A petition calling for a second referendum attracted more than four million signatures, but was rejected by the government on 9 July.


  • England
    Thursday Jun 30, 2016

    Theresa May

    Announcement her candidacy for the leadership of the Conservative Party

    England
    Thursday Jun 30, 2016

    On 30 June 2016, May announced her candidacy for the leadership of the Conservative Party to replace David Cameron, who resigned following the outcome of the European Union membership referendum in which 52% of voters voted in favour of leaving the EU.


  • Manchester, England
    Friday Jul 1, 2016

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Moving To Manchester United

    Manchester, England
    Friday Jul 1, 2016

    On 1 July 2016, Ibrahimović signed as a free agent for Manchester United on a one-year contract, which had the option of being extended depending on his performance for the club.


  • England
    Monday Jul 11, 2016

    Theresa May

    Leader of the Conservative Party

    England
    Monday Jul 11, 2016

    May was formally declared Leader of the Conservative Party that evening.


  • England
    Wednesday Jul 13, 2016

    Theresa May

    Second Female British Prime Minister

    England
    Wednesday Jul 13, 2016

    On 13 July 2016, two days after becoming Leader of the Conservative Party, May was appointed Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming only the second female British Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher.


  • London, England
    Wednesday Jul 13, 2016

    David Cameron

    Cameron submit his resignation to the Queen

    London, England
    Wednesday Jul 13, 2016

    Cameron announced he would hold a final cabinet meeting on 12 July and then following a final Prime Minister's Questions submit his resignation to the Queen on the afternoon of 13 July.


  • London, England
    Monday Sep 12, 2016

    David Cameron

    Cameron resigning his seat in the Parliament

    London, England
    Monday Sep 12, 2016

    Although no longer serving as Prime Minister, Cameron originally stated that he would continue inside Parliament, on the Conservative backbenches. On 12 September, however, he announced that he was resigning his seat with immediate effect.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Sep 16, 2016

    Uber

    Uber begins mapping UK streets

    United Kingdom
    Friday Sep 16, 2016

    Uber begins mapping UK streets in an effort to identify the best pick-up and drop-off points from its own images.


  • England
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    David Cameron

    The Chairman of the National Citizen Service Patrons

    England
    Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

    In October 2016, Cameron became chairman of the National Citizen Service Patrons.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Oct 28, 2016

    Uber

    Uber loses the case of Aslam v Uber BV on workers' rights

    United Kingdom
    Friday Oct 28, 2016

    Uber loses the case of Aslam v Uber BV on workers' rights. Appeals to the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal.


  • Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Dec 7, 2016

    Amazon

    Amazon Prime Air makes its first delivery in Cambridge

    Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Dec 7, 2016

    Amazon Prime Air (Amazon's drone-based delivery system) makes its first delivery in Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The successful delivery is announced a week later, on December 14, along with video.


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