Here’s a look at some of the most memorable things that happened in 2016.
Nancy Reagan passed away on March 6 at the age of 94. She served as first lady from 1981 until 1989 while her husband, former President Ronald Reagan, was in office. The two were married for over 50 years. Ronald Reagan passed away in 2004.
The United Kingdom—made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland— held a historic vote on whether or not to leave the European Union on June 23, and a majority said ‘we’re out.’ England voted to leave 53.4 to 46.6; Wales, 52.5 to 47.5; and Scotland, 62 to 38; while in Northern Ireland 55.8 percent voted to remain while 44.2 percent voted to leave. In December, the Brexit vote passed Parliament, allowing Britain to formally begin the process of withdrawing from the EU.
Creepy clowns were a strange phenomenon this year. The craze seemed to have originated in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with “Gags, The Green Bay Clown.”