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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.




  • Madrid, Spain
    Monday Jan 4, 2016

    Zinedine Zidane

    The Manager of Real Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Monday Jan 4, 2016

    On 4 January 2016, Real Madrid announced the dismissal of manager Rafael Benítez and on the same day Zidane was appointed the new manager of the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal.




  • France
    Monday Jan 11, 2016

    Lionel Messi

    Fifth Ballon d'Or

    France
    Monday Jan 11, 2016

    Fifth Ballon d'Or awarded.




  • Turin, Italy
    Thursday Jan 14, 2016

    Ciro Immobile

    Returning to Torino

    Turin, Italy
    Thursday Jan 14, 2016

    On 14 January 2016, Immobile returned to Torino on loan until the end of 2015–16 season. Two days later on his return debut, he scored the opening goal of a 4–2 home victory over Frosinone. On 14 February, he scored a brace, in a 3–1 win away against Palermo. On 22 March, it was determined he sustained a muscular injury at the half time mark in a derby with Juventus two days prior, and would be sidelined for a month.




  • 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.




  • Mong Kok, China
    Monday Feb 8, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Mong Kok civil unrest broke out between police and protesters

    Mong Kok, China
    Monday Feb 8, 2016

    On 8 February during the 2016 Chinese New Year holidays, the Mong Kok civil unrest broke out between police and protesters following the government's crackdown on unlicensed street hawkers. Batons and pepper spray were used by the police and two warning shots were fired into the air, while protesters threw glass bottles, bricks, flower pots and trash bins toward the police and set fires in the streets. The main participant in the event, Hong Kong Indigenous, a political group with pro-independence tendencies, was branded by Director of the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong Zhang Xiaoming as "radical separatists" who were "inclined toward terrorism."


  • Dongguan, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Feb 9, 2016

    Oppo

    PBA smartphone partnership

    Dongguan, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Feb 9, 2016

    In 2016, PBA tied up with this company as its official smartphone partner starting from the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup which was held on 10th February.


  • 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".


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

    Xiaomi

    Mi 5 smartphone

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

    On 24 February 2016, Xiaomi launched the Mi 5 smartphone.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

    Sepp Blatter

    FIFA Reduce The Suspension

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

    In February 2016, a FIFA appeals committee upheld the suspension but reduced it from eight years to six.


  • 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.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 3, 2016

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    World Trade Center station (PATH)

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 3, 2016

    The PATH train system's World Trade Center station was located under the complex. As a result, the entire station was demolished completely when the towers collapsed, and the tunnels leading to Exchange Place station in Jersey City, New Jersey were flooded with water. The station was rebuilt as the $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub, which reopened in March 2015.


  • Brazil
    Friday Mar 4, 2016

    Lula da Silva

    Brazilian authorities raided Lula's home

    Brazil
    Friday Mar 4, 2016

    On 4 March 2016, as part of "Operation Car Wash", Brazilian authorities raided Lula's home.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Mar 8, 2016

    Xiaomi

    Redmi Note 3 launch in India

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Mar 8, 2016

    On 9 March 2016, Xiaomi launched its Redmi Note 3 in India. It was a groundbreaking smartphone at the time in the budget segment and was well received by Indian customers. It made record sales on the year, and Xiaomi brand name continued to grow.


  • 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.


  • Venezuela
    Monday Mar 14, 2016

    Bolivarian Revolution

    The International Policy Digest

    Venezuela
    Monday Mar 14, 2016

    According to the International Policy Digest, "the Bolivarian revolution is a failure not because its ideals were unachievable but because its leaders were as corrupt as those they decry", with the Bolivarian government relying on oil for its economy, essentially suffering from Dutch disease. As of 2016, Bolivarian Venezuela suffered from hyperinflation and a dramatic loss of jobs and income and a soaring murder rate.


  • 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.


  • Europe
    Monday Mar 21, 2016

    Visa Inc.

    The agreement was amended in response to the feedback of European Commission

    Europe
    Monday Mar 21, 2016

    On April 21, 2016 the agreement was amended in response to the feedback of European Commission.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Mar 24, 2016

    Johan Cruyff

    Death

    Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Mar 24, 2016

    On the morning of 24 March 2016, in a clinic in Barcelona, Cruyff died at the age of 68, surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Monday Mar 28, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Hong Kong National Party

    Hong Kong, China
    Monday Mar 28, 2016

    Hong Kong National Party, the first party openly advocating for Hong Kong independence and a Republic of Hong Kong was established on 28 March 2016, drawing attacks from the Beijing and SAR governments. The State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office issued a statement condemning the party, saying it "has harmed the country’s sovereignty, security, endangered the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, and the core interests of Hong Kong..."


  • 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.


  • Hong Kong China
    Sunday Apr 10, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Demosistō

    Hong Kong China
    Sunday Apr 10, 2016

    Demosistō, a political party mainly led by the former student leaders such as Joshua Wong and Nathan Law in the 2014 Occupy protests established on 10 April 2016, advocated a referendum to determine Hong Kong's sovereignty after 2047, when the "One Country, Two Systems" principle as promised in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Hong Kong Basic Law is supposed to expire.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

    Uber

    Uber launches in Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

    Uber launches in Buenos Aires, Argentina amidst claims of illegality and taxi protests.


  • 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.


  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Wednesday Apr 13, 2016

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Wednesday Apr 13, 2016

    On 13 April 2016, he was appointment as Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan.


  • 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.


  • Ecuador
    Saturday Apr 16, 2016

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2016 Ecuador Earthquake

    Ecuador
    Saturday Apr 16, 2016

    The 2016 Ecuador earthquake occurred on April 16 at 18:58:37 ECT with a moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). At least 676 people were killed and 16,600 people injured.


  • 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".


  • Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
    Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

    Nokia

    Nokia announced its intent to acquire Withings

    Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
    Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

    On 26 April 2016, Nokia announced its intent to acquire French connected health device maker Withings for US$191 million. The company was integrated into a new Digital Health unit of Nokia Technologies. Nokia later wrote off the cost of the acquisition and in May 2018 the health unit was sold back to Éric Carreel, a Withings co-founder and former CEO.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

    Nintendo

    The NX information

    Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

    At an investor's meeting on 27 April 2016, Nintendo announced that the NX would be released worldwide in March 2017. In an interview with Asahi Shimbun in May 2016, Kimishima stated that the NX was a new concept that would not succeed in the 3DS or Wii U product lines. At a shareholders' meeting following E3 2016, Shigeru Miyamoto stated that the company chose not to present the NX during the conference due to concerns that competitors could copy from it if they revealed it too soon. The same day, Kimishima also revealed during a Q&A session with investors that they were also researching virtual reality.


  • 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.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Monday May 9, 2016

    Xiaomi

    Mi Max launch

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Monday May 9, 2016

    On 10 May 2016, Xiaomi launched the Mi Max.


  • Beijing, China
    Thursday May 12, 2016

    Apple Inc.

    Investing in DiDi

    Beijing, China
    Thursday May 12, 2016

    On May 12, 2016, Apple Inc., invested $1 billion in DiDi, a Chinese transportation network company.


  • 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.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday May 18, 2016

    Nokia

    Microsoft Mobile sold its Nokia-branded feature phone business to HMD Global

    Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday May 18, 2016

    On 18 May 2016, Microsoft Mobile sold its Nokia-branded feature phone business to HMD Global, a new company founded by former Nokia executive Jean-Francois Baril, and an associated factory in Vietnam to Foxconn's FIH Mobile subsidiary. Nokia subsequently entered into a long-term licensing deal to make HMD the exclusive manufacturer of Nokia-branded phones and tablets outside Japan, operating in conjunction with Foxconn. The deal also granted HMD the right to essential patents and featurephone software.


  • Japan
    Thursday May 19, 2016

    Hachikō

    The Reunion

    Japan
    Thursday May 19, 2016

    On 19 May 2016 during the ceremony at the Aoyama Cemetery with both Ueno and Sakano families in present, some of the ashes of Yaeko Sakano were buried with Ueno and Hachikō, her name and the date of her death was inscribed on the side of his tombstone, thus fulfilling the reunion of Hachikō's family.


  • 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.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday May 23, 2016

    Bank of America

    Intentional breach of contract

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday May 23, 2016

    On May 23, 2016, the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the finding of fact by the jury that low-quality mortgages were supplied by Countrywide to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the "Hustle" case supported only "intentional breach of contract", not a fraud. The action, for civil fraud, relied on provisions of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act. The decision turned on lack of intent to defraud at the time the contract to supply mortgages was made.


  • 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.


  • Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    Rafael Nadal

    Eighth male player in tennis history to record 200 Grand Slam match wins

    Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    On 26 May, he became the eighth male player in tennis history to record 200 Grand Slam match wins, as he defeated Facundo Bagnis in straight sets in the second round of the Slam.


  • Milan, Italy
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    Zinedine Zidane

    The 2016 UEFA Champions League

    Milan, Italy
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League, the 61st season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 24th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It was played at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, on 28 May 2016, between Spanish teams Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, in a repeat of the 2014 final. It was the second time in the tournament's history that both finalists were from the same city. Real Madrid won 5–3 on a penalty shoot-out after a 1–1 draw at the end of extra time, securing a record-extending 11th title in the competition.


  • 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.


  • San Siro, Milan, Italy
    Saturday May 28, 2016

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    2016 UEFA Champions League Final

    San Siro, Milan, Italy
    Saturday May 28, 2016

    It was played at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, on 28 May 2016, between Spanish teams Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, in a repeat of the 2014 final. It was 3rd Champions League title awarded by Cristiano Ronaldo.


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