Every Sh*tty Thing That Happened in 2016
December 27th, 2016
By Eli Solidum
By Eli Solidum
Hurricane Matthew terrorized the Caribbean and the United States in late September. The storm would go on to kill over 1,000 people in Haiti alone.
The migrant crisis in the Middle East sees another devastating tragedy as a boat capsizes off the Egyptian coast. Only 163 of the estimated 600 passengers were rescued.
Golfing legend Arnold Palmer passes away at the age of 87. "The King" was a four-time winner of the Masters, and is widely regarded to be among the best and most likeable to ever play the game.
Former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Shimon Peres suffers a stroke on September 28th and dies at the age of 93.
In Colombia, citizens decide on one of the year’s most controversial votes. By the narrowest of margins, Colombians vote against a peace treaty with the militant rebel group FARC, a group that has terrorized the country for decades. Despite the failed peace treaty, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his attempts to forge peace in his country.
In Yemen, 140 people are killed during a wake that was hit by airstrikes. A suicide bombing at a police training acadamy in Quetta, Pakistan, kills 61 and injures 117. ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.
October was a chaotic month in American politics, with mudslinging and hostility defining the presidential election. The once crucial presidential debates take a back seat to attack ads, Twitter fights, and leaked videos and emails. A recording showing Trump talking about groping and sexually assaulting women is released in early October. On October 18th, the U.S. government states that they are confident that Russia is involved in attempting to influence the U.S. election.