2016

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2016 was the 145th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

I-22 was dedicated June 20, 2016

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See also, List of homicides in 2016.

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Context

2016 was an election year dominated by media coverage of Donald Trump's breakthrough campaign for President. Barack Obama made an historic state visit to Cuba in March. Voters in the UK opted to leave the European Union. The World Health Organization announced an outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas. The summer Olympic games were held in Rio de Janeiro. In June a man inspired by the Islamic State terror group shot 49 people to death at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Notable deaths in 2016 included boxer Muhammad Ali, musicians David Bowie, Dave Brubeck, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard, George Michael, Prince and Leon Russell; actors Carrie Fisher, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ron Glass, Florence Henderson, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Robert Vaughn, Abe Vigoda and Gene Wilder; authors Richard Adams, Harper Lee and Umberto Eco; former first lady Nancy Reagan; astronaut/US Senator John Glenn, former Cuban president Fidel Castro, former Israeli president Shimon Peres, golfer Arnold Palmer, basketball coach Pat Summitt, astrophysicist Vera Rubin, radio host Gwen Ifill, and music producer Sir George Martin.

The Denver Broncos won the 2016 Super Bowl. The Chicago Cubs broke a 109-year drought by defeating the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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