Every Sh*tty Thing That Happened in 2016
December 27th, 2016
By Eli Solidum
By Eli Solidum
March 2016 was a month of terror. On March 13th, a suicide bomber in Ankara, Turkey killed 37 people.
A little over a week later, three coordinated terrorist attacks in Brussels stunned the world. 32 people were killed while 340 were injured in bombs that targeted the airport and a metro station. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Just three days later, ISIS claimed responsibility for another act of terrorism. This time, it was a suicide attack during a soccer match in Iraq that claimed the lives of 32 people and injuring 95 more.
Two days later in Pakistan, a bombing in Lahore just outside of a park killed 72 people. 29 of the victims were children. The Easter Day attack was targeting Christians.
On April 3rd, the Panama Papers were released, exposing many of the world’s most influential people’s involvement in tax evasion, fraud, and kleptocracy. Just two days later, Iceland's Prime Minister stepped down amidst scandals from what was revealed in the Panama Papers.
The music world continued to lose its legends. April saw the loss of country giant Merle Haggard and pop superstar Prince. Prince shockingly passed away on April 21st at just 57 years old. He was one of the elitely talented people to win an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe for their work.
In the war-torn country of Syria, ISIS terrorists executed 175 kidnapped workers outside of the capital nation of Damascus, adding to the long list of ISIS' acts of terrorism this year, and the even longer list of struggles and massacres faced by the Syrian people on a daily basis.