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  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Jan 25, 2016

    Dwayne Johnson

    The New Day

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Jan 25, 2016

    On the January 25, 2016, episode of Raw, The Rock was in a segment that saw him converse with The Miz, Big Show, Lana and Rusev before he and his relatives, The Usos, got into an altercation with then-WWE Tag Team Champions, The New Day.




  • California, United States
    Friday Jan 29, 2016

    Elon Musk

    Tesla Shares

    California, United States
    Friday Jan 29, 2016

    On 29 January 2016, Musk owned about 28.9 million Tesla shares, which equates to about 22% of the company.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Feb 21, 2016

    Black History Month

    Virginia McLaurin in the White House

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Feb 21, 2016

    On 21 February 2016, 106-year Washington D.C. resident and school volunteer Virginia McLaurin visited the White House as part of Black History Month. When asked by the president why she was there, McLaurin said, "A Black president. A Black wife. And I’m here to celebrate Black history. That's what I'm here for".




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2016

    Microsoft

    Microsoft announced The merger of its PC and Xbox Divisions

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2016

    On March 1, 2016, Microsoft announced the merger of its PC and Xbox divisions, with Phil Spencer announcing that Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps would be the focus for Microsoft's gaming in the future.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2016

    Uber

    UberEATS app with all-day delivery launches in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2016

    On March 1, the new UberEATS app with all-day delivery launches in Los Angeles, California.




  • Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 9, 2016

    Chumlee

    Chumlee's home was raided

    Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 9, 2016

    On March 9, 2016, Chumlee's home was raided during the course of an investigation into sexual assault allegations. During searches of his residence, police found crystal meth, marijuana, Xanax, and multiple firearms. Evidence of possible cocaine use was also found. Subsequently, Chumlee was arrested.




  • U.S.
    Friday Mar 11, 2016

    Chumlee

    First appearance in court

    U.S.
    Friday Mar 11, 2016

    Chumlee was released on bond the following day. His first appearance in court was set for March 11, 2016.


  • Chicago, Houston and San Francisco
    Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

    Uber

    UberEATS launches in Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco

    Chicago, Houston and San Francisco
    Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

    On March 15, UberEATS launches in Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco, and announces plans to launch in a number of other US cities in the coming months.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

    Google LLC

    Google announced The Introduction of Google Analytics 360 Suite

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

    On March 15, 2016, Google announced the introduction of Google Analytics 360 Suite, "a set of integrated data and marketing analytics products, designed specifically for the needs of enterprise-class marketers" which can be integrated with BigQuery on the Google Cloud Platform.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 31, 2016

    Tesla, Inc.

    Tesla unveiled (Model 3)

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 31, 2016

    On March 31, 2016, Tesla unveiled the car (Model 3).


  • Arlington, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2016

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania 32

    Arlington, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2016

    The Rock appeared at WrestleMania 32 where he announced that WWE had broken the all-time WrestleMania attendance record before being interrupted by The Wyatt Family. The Rock got into a verbal back-and-forth with Bray Wyatt before having an impromptu match with Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan. The Rock won after giving Rowan a Rock Bottom and pinning him in six seconds, which set the record for the fastest win in WrestleMania history.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 7, 2016

    Tesla, Inc.

    Tesla reported over 325,000 reservations

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 7, 2016

    As of April 7, 2016, one week after the unveiling, Tesla reported over 325,000 reservations, representing sales of over US$14 billion.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

    Facebook, Inc.

    Zuckerberg Outlined His 10 Year Vision

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

    On April 12, 2016, Zuckerberg outlined his 10 year vision, which rested on three main pillars: artificial intelligence, increased global connectivity and virtual/augmented reality.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

    Kobe Bryant

    The last game

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

    In the season finale on April 13, Bryant scored an NBA season-high 60 points against Utah in his last NBA game, outscoring the entire Jazz team 23–21 in the fourth quarter, in the Lakers' 101–96 victory. He became the oldest player to score 60 or more points in a game at 37 years and 234 days old. The Lakers finished the season with a 17–65 record, their worst record in franchise history.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Friday Apr 15, 2016

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Core 0.12.1 was released

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Friday Apr 15, 2016

    Bitcoin Core 0.12.1 was released on April 15, 2016 and enabled multiple soft forks to occur concurrently.


  • St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 28, 2016

    Garry Kasparov

    The Ultimate Blitz Challenge

    St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 28, 2016

    On Thursday 28 April and Friday 29 April 2016 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Kasparov played a 6-round exhibition blitz round-robin tournament with Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, and Hikaru Nakamura in an event called the Ultimate Blitz Challenge.


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday May 9, 2016

    Uber

    Uber and Lyft cease operations in Austin

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday May 9, 2016

    On May 9, Uber and Lyft cease operations in Austin, Texas. This is in response to a city ordinance upheld by Austin voters on May 7 that would require drivers for Uber, Lyft, and other transportation network companies to get fingerprint checks, to have their vehicles labeled, and to not pick up and drop off in certain city lanes.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 17, 2016

    DC Comics

    The new logo

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 17, 2016

    DC Entertainment announced a new identity and logo for another iconic DC Comics universe brand on May 17, 2016. The new logo was first used on May 25, 2016, in conjunction with the release of DC Universe: Rebirth Special #1 by Geoff Johns.


  • U.S.
    Monday May 23, 2016

    Chumlee

    Chumlee was charged with 20 felony counts

    U.S.
    Monday May 23, 2016

    On May 23, 2016, Chumlee was charged with 20 felony counts, including drug and weapons charges. David Chesnoff, Russell's lawyer, confirmed that the reality TV star pled guilty to a felony weapons charge (unlawful possession of a firearm) and a gross misdemeanor of attempted drug possession in a deal which calls for three years of probation and counseling.


  • Cambridge, Massachusetts , U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    Steven Spielberg

    Honorary Doctor

    Cambridge, Massachusetts , U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    On May 26, 2016, Spielberg was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts by Harvard University.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    Java (programming language)

    In Favor of Google

    California, U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    On May 26, 2016, the district court decided in favor of Google, ruling the copyright infringement of the Java API in Android constitutes fair use.


  • Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
    Friday Jun 3, 2016

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    Death

    Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
    Friday Jun 3, 2016

    Ali was hospitalized in Scottsdale on June 2, 2016, with a respiratory illness. Though his condition was initially described as "fair", it worsened, and he died the following day at age 74 from septic shock.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 6, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Trump shifted his focus to the general election

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 6, 2016

    After becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump shifted his focus to the general election. Trump began campaigning against Hillary Clinton, who became the presumptive Democratic nominee on June 6, 2016.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 9, 2016

    Uber

    Uber opens up the Uber RUSH API to developers

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 9, 2016

    Uber opens up the Uber RUSH API to developers. The goal of this API is to make it easy for merchants to integrate the use of Uber drivers into their delivery system. The tool has been used by select small businesses since October 2015, and the opening up to the public is to encourage more widespread adoption.


  • Westwood, Los Angeles, California
    Friday Jun 10, 2016

    Dwayne Johnson

    Central Intelligence

    Westwood, Los Angeles, California
    Friday Jun 10, 2016

    In 2016, Johnson co-starred with Kevin Hart in the action-comedy Central Intelligence.


  • Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 12, 2016

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Orlando Nightclub Shooting

    Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 12, 2016

    On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. Orlando Police Department officers shot and killed him after a three-hour standoff.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

    X-box

    Xbox One S

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

    On June 13, 2016, Microsoft announced the Xbox One S at E3 2016, which featured a smaller form factor, as well as support for 4K video (including streaming and Ultra HD Blu-ray) and HDR.


  • Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 2016

    LeBron James

    Won the 15-16 Playoffs

    Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 2016

    Won the 15-16 Playoffs with Cleveland.


  • Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 2016

    LeBron James

    15-16 season Champion

    Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 19, 2016

    15-16 season Champion with Cavaliers.


  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 26, 2016

    Lionel Messi

    Copa America 2016 (Centenario)

    MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 26, 2016

    After extra time, Chile won the final 4–2 on penalties against Argentina.


  • Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 30, 2016

    Nike, Inc.

    Phil Knight Officially Stepped Down

    Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 30, 2016

    Phil Knight officially stepped down from all duties with the company on June 30, 2016.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 15, 2016

    Donald Trump

    A Running mate

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 15, 2016

    On July 15, 2016, Trump announced his selection of Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Trump and Mike Pence were officially nominated by the Republican Party

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

    Trump and Mike Pence were officially nominated by the Republican Party at the Republican National Convention. The list of convention speakers and attendees included former presidential nominee Bob Dole, but the other prior nominees did not attend.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

    Tesla, Inc.

    New master plan for Tesla

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

    On July 20, 2016, Musk detailed his new master plan for Tesla. It includes more affordable cars produced in higher volume, solar-power roofs, mid-size vehicles, SUVs and pickup trucks, as well as the refinement of autonomous vehicles and the creation of a sharing economy, in which cars can be active while the owner is not using them.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Warren Buffett

    Buffett Challenged Trump

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    On August 1, 2016, Buffett challenged Donald Trump to release his tax returns.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Aug 18, 2016

    Uber

    The cars are modified version of the Volvo sports utility vehicle equipped with Uber's technology for self-driving

    U.S.
    Thursday Aug 18, 2016

    Uber announces plans to launch service with self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where its robotics research facility, built with employees poached from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015, is located. The cars are modified version of the Volvo sports utility vehicle equipped with Uber's technology for self-driving. Cars will have drivers at the wheel, monitoring the vehicle, as required by law. The move is seen by commentators as the first step in Uber's ambitious goal of replacing its entire fleet with autonomous vehicles.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 which was released

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

    Around 100 contributors worked on Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 which was released on 23 August 2016.


  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 2, 2016

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    Story Based Movie

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 2, 2016

    Sully (also known as Sully: Miracle on the Hudson) is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Todd Komarnicki, based on the autobiography Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. Tom Hanks stars as Sullenberger, with Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn, Autumn Reeser, Holt McCallany, Jamey Sheridan, and Jerry Ferrara in supporting roles. The film follows Sullenberger's January 2009 emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, in which all 155 passengers and crew survived with only minor injuries, and the subsequent publicity and investigation.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

    Library of Congress

    The 14th librarian of Congress

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

    Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016, becoming both the first woman and the first African-American to hold the position.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 20, 2016

    MacOS

    MacOS 10.12 Sierra

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 20, 2016

    In 2016, with the release of macOS 10.12 Sierra, the name was changed from OS X to macOS to streamline it with the branding of Apple's other primary operating systems: iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. macOS 10.12 Sierra's main features are the introduction of Siri to macOS, Optimized Storage, improvements to included applications, and greater integration with Apple's iPhone and Apple Watch. The Apple File System (APFS) was announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in 2016 as a replacement for HFS+, a highly criticized file system.


  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 2016

    Donald Trump

    First Presidential debate (2016)

    Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 2016

    On September 26, 2016, Trump and Clinton faced off in their first presidential debate, which was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Oct 1, 2016

    Internet

    ICANN ended its contract with the United States Department of NTIA

    U.S.
    Saturday Oct 1, 2016

    Finally, on October 1, 2016 ICANN ended its contract with the United States Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), allowing oversight to pass to the global Internet community.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 5, 2016

    Samsung

    Acquiring Viv

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 5, 2016

    On 5 October 2016, Samsung announced it had acquired Viv, a company working on artificial intelligence.


  • Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 9, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Second Presidential debate (2016)

    Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 9, 2016

    The second presidential debate was held at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. The beginning of that debate was dominated by references to a recently leaked tape of Trump making sexually explicit comments, which Trump countered by referring to alleged sexual misconduct on the part of Bill Clinton. Prior to the debate, Trump had invited four women who had accused Bill Clinton of impropriety to a press conference.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    Eminem

    Campaign Speech

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    On October 19, 2016, Eminem released a new song called "Campaign Speech", a political hip hop song, and announced he was working on a new album.


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Final Presidential debate (2016)

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    The final presidential debate was held on October 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Trump's refusal to say whether he would accept the result of the election, regardless of the outcome, drew particular attention, with some saying it undermined democracy.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 30, 2016

    League of Legends

    T1 Dominance

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 30, 2016

    SK Telecom T1 repeated their feat in October 2016, defeating fellow Korean team Samsung Galaxy 3-2 in the Season 6 World Championship.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 2, 2016

    Uber

    Uber launches a redesigned rider app

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 2, 2016

    Uber launches a redesigned rider app, with a simplified user flow that focuses on identifying the destination first, then shows ride options with prices, and then gives driver contact information and allows riders to make adjustments such as split fare and get more information about the destination. The app also connects better with the user's current location, real-world identity, favorite places (such as work and home) and integration with services such as Foursquare and Yelp for destination-specific information, in what is seen as an attempt to pull users into spending more time in the app.


  • U.S.
    Friday Nov 4, 2016

    Desmond Doss

    the Movie

    U.S.
    Friday Nov 4, 2016

    The feature film Hacksaw Ridge, based on his life, was produced by Terry Benedict and directed by Mel Gibson. The film was released nationwide in the U.S. on November 4, 2016, to positive reviews. Doss is portrayed by Andrew Garfield, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, and won Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie, and Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    Flag of the United States

    Potential state

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    Potential statehood candidates include U.S. territories, the national capital (Washington, District of Columbia), or a state created from the partition of an existing state. Residents of the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have each voted for statehood in referendums (most recently in the 2016 statehood referendum in the District of Columbia and the 2017 Puerto Rican status referendum.) Neither proposal has been approved by Congress.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    On November 8, 2016, Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton. The official counts were 304 and 227 respectively, after defections on both sides. Trump received nearly 2.9 million fewer popular votes than Clinton, which made him the fifth person to be elected president while losing the popular vote. Clinton was ahead nationwide with 65,853,514 votes (48.18%) to 62,984,828 votes (46.09%).


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