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2016 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2016
Ab urbe condita 2769
Armenian calendar 1465
Bahá'í calendar 172 – 173
Buddhist calendar 2560
Chinese calendar 4652/4712-11-22
— to —
Coptic calendar 1732 – 1733
Ethiopian calendar 2008 – 2009
Hebrew calendar 57765777
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2071 – 2072
 - Shaka Samvat 1938 – 1939
 - Kali Yuga 5117 – 5118
Holocene calendar 12016
Iranian calendar 1394 – 1395
Islamic calendar 1437 – 1438
Japanese calendar Heisei 28

(平成28年) Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The 22nd century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 2101–2200 of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... The 2010s decade is a period of time that consists of the dates from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2019 inclusive. ... The 2020s is the 3rd decade of the 21st century of the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Millennia: 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium - 4th millennium Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s - 2030s - 2040s 2050s 2060s 2070s 2080s Years: 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 The decade as a whole This decade is expected to be called the... // This decade is expected to be called the twenty-forties or the forties. The Roman decennia number is XL. December 7 - the 100th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States by Japan. ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 2014 (MMXIV) will be a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2015 (MMXV) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2017 (MMXVII) will be a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2018 (MMXVIII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used calendar in the world. ... Ab urbe condita (related with Anno urbis conditae: AUC or a. ... Dates are marked by the letters Ô¹ÕŽ or the like, often with a line over, indicating tvin (in the year) followed by one to four letters, each of which stands for a number based on its order in the alphabet. ... The Baháí calendar, also called the Badí‘ calendar, used by the Baháí Faith, is a solar calendar with regular years of 365 days, and leap years of 366 days. ... The Buddhist calendar is used on mainland southeast Asia in the countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar (formerly Burma) in several related forms. ... The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, akin to the Hebrew calendar & Hindu Calendar, incorporating elements of a lunar calendar with those of a solar calendar. ... The Chinese sexagenary cycle (Chinese: ; pinyin: gānzhÄ«) is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems (天干; tiāngān) and the twelve Earthly Branches (地支; dìzhÄ«). These have been traditionally used as a means of numbering the years, not only in... The Chinese sexagenary cycle (Chinese: ; pinyin: gānzhÄ«) is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems (天干; tiāngān) and the twelve Earthly Branches (地支; dìzhÄ«). These have been traditionally used as a means of numbering the years, not only in... The Coptic calendar, also called the Alexandrian calendar, is used by the Coptic Orthodox Church. ... The Ethiopian calendar (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አቆጣጠር yeĪtyōṗṗyā zemen āḳoá¹­aá¹­er) or Ethiopic calendar is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia, as well as in Eritrea before it became independent. ... The Hebrew calendar (Hebrew: ‎) or Jewish calendar is the annual calendar used in Judaism. ... 5776 (Hebrew: התשעו , abbr. ... 5777 (Hebrew: התשעז , abbr. ... A page from the Hindu calendar 1871-72. ... There is disagreement as to the meaning of the Indian word Samvat. ... The Indian national calendar (sometimes called Saka calendar) is the official civil calendar in use in India. ... Kali Yuga is also the title of a book by Roland Charles Wagner. ... The Holocene calendar, Human Era count or Jōmon Era count (Japan) uses a dating system similar to astronomical year numbering but adds 10,000, placing a year 0 at the start of the Jōmon Era (JE), the Human Era (HE, the beginning of human civilization) and the aproximate... The Iranian calendar (Persian: ‎) also known as Persian calendar or the Jalāli Calendar is a solar calendar currently used in Iran and Afghanistan. ... The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar (Arabic: التقويم الهجري; at-taqwÄ«m al-hijrÄ«; Persian: تقویم هجري قمری ‎ taqwÄ«m-e hejri-ye qamari; also called the Hijri calendar) is the calendar used to date events in many predominantly Muslim countries, and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate... Koinobori, flags decorated like koi, are popular decorations around Childrens Day This mural on the wall of a Tokyo subway station celebrates Hazuki, the eighth month. ... It has been suggested that Updated Japan News be merged into this article or section. ...

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2676
 - Jōmon Era 12016
Julian calendar 2061
Korean calendar 4349
Thai solar calendar 2559
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2016 (MMXVI) will be a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Japanese era name. ... Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. ... The Julian calendar was introduced in 46 BC by Julius Caesar and came into force in 45 BC (709 ab urbe condita). ... The traditional Korean calendar is directly derived from the Asian calendar. ... The Thai solar, or Suriyakati (สุริยคติ), calendar is used in traditional and official contexts in Thailand, although the Western calendar is sometimes used in business. ... Roman numerals are a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, adapted from Etruscan numerals. ... This is the calendar for any leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB), e. ... The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used calendar in the world. ...


Predicted events

is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Transit of Mercury (time lapse showing entire event) Transit of Mercury 11-8-06 - Photographed by Eric S. Kounce of the West Texas Astronomers (www. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... Congress in Joint Session. ...

Unknown dates

  • 2016 Summer Olympics — Host city to be chosen in 2009. Montreal, Canada will make a run at it, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the prior Olympics of 1976 that were held in the city. The United States is also expected to be the front-runner for the games choosing Chicago, meanwhile Mexico will launch the city of Monterrey as a candidate. The city of Tokyo is Japan's bid to host the event. The Indian capital of New Delhi will also be bidding for the event. Other frontrunners are considered to be Bangkok in Thailand and Dubai in the UAE.
  • The right for the U.S. forces to use Diego Garcia in the Chagos Islands as a military base will end at this year, but there will be a provision for an automatic extension for another 20 years for the US forces to remain stationed on the island.
  • Start of unmanned test flights of the Lunar Surface Access Module for future U.S. lunar landings.
  • ITER, an international scientific experiment (2nd largest worldwide ever) into developing nuclear fusion as an energy source is set to boot up for the first time.

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Chicago 2016 Olympic bid is the attempt by the city of Chicago and the United States — with the support of other cities, townships and villages in the state of Illinois — to be chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. ... Nickname: Motto: El Trabajo templa el Espíritu Location of Monterrey in northern Mexico Coordinates: , Country Mexico State Nuevo León Founded 20 September 1596 Government  - Mayor Adalberto Madero ( PAN) Area  - City 572 km²  (220. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... , This article is about the urban region that is the capital of India. ... A BTS skytrain passing the Sathon area of Bangkok. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... UAE redirects here; for other uses of that term, see UAE (disambiguation) The United Arab Emirates is an oil-rich country situated in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. ... Diego Garcia ( ) is an atoll located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, some 1,000 miles (1,600 km) south of Indias southern coast. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with All Atolls of Chagos Archipelago. ... The LSAM launches its ascent stage to return the astronauts to Lunar Orbit. ... ITER is an international tokamak (magnetic confinement fusion) research/engineering project designed to prove the scientific and technological feasibility of a full-scale fusion power reactor. ... Internal view of the JET tokamak superimposed with an image of a plasma taken with a visible spectrum video camera. ...


Combatants Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, Irish Republican Brotherhood British Army Royal Irish Constabulary Commanders Patrick Pearse, James Connolly Brigadier-General Lowe General Sir John Maxwell Strength 1250 in Dublin, c. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... High School Musical is an American made-for-television musical film, produced and distributed by Disney Channel, and was released on January 20, 2006. ...


  • Sinn Féin predict this is when a United Ireland will come about.
  • A satellite signal from Pluto, containing pictures of the dwarf planet, is received.
  • Former President Gerald Ford Presidential Dollar Coin Program coin becomes issued.
  • "A global tipping point will be reached in 10 years [2016] if levels of greenhouse gases like methane and CO2 are not reduced. Global warming at this point becomes unstoppable." — James Hansen

For pre-Arthur Griffith use of the political name, see Sinn Féin (19th century). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Adjectives: Plutonian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... this guy is awsome i played him in a school play he also has some pretty funky history Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Dr. James Hansen (born 1941) heads the NASA Institute for Space Studies[1] in New York City, a division of Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, Earth Sciences Directorate. ...

2016 in fiction

Computer and video games

  • Games set in 2016:

Image:UMD.jpg A UMD of the game. ...


Ghostbusters II is the 1989 sequel to Ghostbusters (1984). ... Peter Venkman, Ph. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


  • Perfect Dark: Initial Vector by Greg Rucka (2005): On January 7, an influenza subtype H17N22 outbreak infects 23,442 Canadians.
  • Tarragona 2016 http://tarragona2016.blogspot.com/

January 7 is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Media franchises

  • .hack: The World R:2 game is released.

.hack is a Japanese franchise that encompasses two multimedia projects: Project . ...

Television series

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Chicago2016.org (357 words)
And as the city gears up for this autumnal change in colors and weather, the city is embracing not only cooler temperatures but also the spirit of the Olympic Movement and Olympic sport.
In September, shortly after the launch of the Chicago 2016 logo, Chicago was officially submitted as the US Applicant City bidding for the privilege to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
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San Fransico withdraws 2016 bid (306 words)
Mayor Newsom's belief in the life-changing values of Olympic sport, along with his vision for the future of San Francisco, were the hallmarks of the San Francisco 2016 bid.
Throughout every phase of the evaluation process, the San Francisco 2016 Bid Committee, under the direction of Scott Givens, conducted itself with professionalism and honor, according to the statement.
"Their commitment to the Olympic Movement is admirable, and while they will no longer be a part of the 2016 evaluation process, the USOC will find ways to continue working with this group to bring Olympic and Paralympic sport to San Francisco," the statement noted.
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