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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 2016.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 2016: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2016?


Events

  • 01 Sep 2016 2016 Gabonese protests: Large explosions and gunfire are reported in the Gabonese capital Libreville as security forces clash with supporters of opposition presidential candidate Jean Ping protesting the election results indicating a narrow victory by President Ali Bongo Ondimba. (Reuters)Military helicopters bomb the headquarters of Union of Forces for Change, according to opposition leader Jean Ping, killing at least two people. Internet is also cut in the capital, Libreville. (BBC)
  • 02 Sep 2016 Sectarianism in Pakistan: Islamic militants attack Christian sections of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, leaving 13 dead in the city of Mardan. (CNN)
  • 03 Sep 2016 The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte declares a nationwide "state of lawlessness" after yesterday's bombing in Davao City that has killed at least 14 people. (AP)
  • 04 Sep 2016 2016 Davao City bombing: In light of the attacks, the governments of Australia, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States issue travel warnings against going to Mindanao, Philippines. (Rappler)
  • 05 Sep 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Two successive suicide bombers on foot kill at least 24 people and injure 91 others, including senior security and police officials, after striking close to the Afghan Ministry of Defence in Kabul. The Taliban claims responsibility by disclosing the death of 58 officers and commanders. Another bombing took place not long after. (Reuters) (BBC) Today (Singapore) (Sina Corp)
  • 06 Sep 2016 2016 Davao City bombing: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte declares a state of emergency in the whole country. In a warning to Abu Sayyaf, Duterte says "I will eat you alive." (Time'), (Rappler)
  • 07 Sep 2016 Syrian civil war: A chlorine attack in Aleppo on Tuesday injures more than 100 people. The blast from barrel bombs dropped kills one person. (CNN)
  • 08 Sep 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Taliban militants storm the city of Tarinkot, the provincial capital of Afghanistan's Urozgan Province, with fighting reported on multiple fronts throughout the city. Local officials flee to the nearby Tarinkot Airport for shelter. (The Los Angeles Times)
  • 09 Sep 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): United States Navy SEALs, by high altitude parachuting, fail in a rescue attempt after the team does not find the American and Australian hostages who were kidnapped in Kabul last month. (CNN)
  • 10 Sep 2016 Syrian civil war and Russia–United States relations: The U.S. Obama administration and the Russian Putin administration agree to a Syrian peace deal. The deal is intended to end combat in specified areas and create a joint center of combat to fight ISIL and Al-Nusra Front. (BBC)
  • 11 Sep 2016 Syrian civil war: Before a ceasefire takes effect tomorrow, over 100 people have been killed and over 100 injured in airstrikes on rebel-held Idlib. (CNN) (Sky News)
  • 12 Sep 2016 Moro conflict: Abu Sayyaf of the Philippines allegedly kidnap three Filipino fishermen from their trawler off the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island. (International Business Times) (The Sun Daily)
  • 13 Sep 2016 Syrian civil war, Israel–Syria relations: Syria reports its air defense shot down an Israeli warplane that attacked a Syrian army position in al-Quneitra, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Israel Defense Forces say that missiles were fired at their aircraft but none hit. (Reuters) (AFP via Yahoo! News) (CNN)
  • 14 Sep 2016 2016 Davao City bombing: The death toll of the September 2 bombing rises to 15. (CNN)
  • 15 Sep 2016 The Obama administration through the U.S. Justice Department seeks a fine of $14 billion against Deutsche Bank in regards to mortgage securities. (Marketwatch)
  • 16 Sep 2016 War in North-West Pakistan: A suicide bombing at a mosque in Mohmand Agency kills at least 28 people and injures 31 others. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claims the responsibility. (The Independent) (The Express Tribune)
  • 17 Sep 2016 Syrian civil war, American-led intervention in Syria: The United States acknowledges that its warplanes may have hit a Syrian Army position near Deir ez-Zor Airport in eastern Syria, while conducting an operation against ISIL, killing more than 60 Syrian troops. (BBC)The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) holds an emergency session to discuss the U.S. airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor. (The Guardian)
  • 18 Sep 2016 Kashmir insurgency: Four Jaish-e-Mohammed militants attack an Indian Army base near the Pakistan border with at least 17 soldiers and four militants killed. (International Business Times)(BBC)
  • 19 Sep 2016 2016 New York and New Jersey bombings: A bomb squad robot detonates an explosive device at a transit station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. There has been a previous explosion in Seaside Park. No one is hurt. (NBC News)Linden, New Jersey police shoot and arrest Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspected perpetrator. Two police officers are reportedly injured. (The New York Times)
  • 20 Sep 2016 A day after street violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between protesters opposed to President Joseph Kabila and security forces left at least 44 dead, armed men in military uniforms burn down the headquarters of the main opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) in Kinshasa, DR Congo, killing at least two people. (Reuters)
  • 21 Sep 2016 The Obama administration claims that Russia was responsible for the bombing of a United Nations aid convoy near Aleppo on September 19. Russia denies its involvement. In the aftermath of the attack, the United Nations suspends all aid convoys in Syria. (BBC) (The New York Times)
  • 22 Sep 2016 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: The death toll from a Saudi-led Arab coalition airstrike which hit a house in a residential area in western Yemen has risen to 26 people. (Reuters)
  • 23 Sep 2016 South Thailand insurgency: A combined bomb and gun attack kills three Thai police officers and injures two others in Yala province. (Reuters)
  • 24 Sep 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): A triple suicide bomb attack north of Tikrit kills at least 11 and injures another 34 members of Iraqi security forces. (AP)
  • 25 Sep 2016 Syrian Civil War: The United States, United Kingdom, and France seek a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the declining security situation in Aleppo. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
  • 26 Sep 2016 Colombian conflict: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londoño, also known as Timochenko, sign a peace accord in Cartagena, ending the longest running armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere. The final agreement will be submitted to popular ratification in a referendum on October 2.(Reuters)
  • 27 Sep 2016 Aleppo Offensive: The Syrian Army clashes with insurgents in the 1070 Apartments district of Aleppo. (Reuters)
  • 28 Sep 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A U.S. drone strike in Nangarhar Province kills at least 21 people. (Reuters)
  • 29 Sep 2016 2016 India–Pakistan military confrontation: The Indian Army claims it conducted surgical strikes on militant camps in Pakistan across the Line of Control, allegedly-killing several suspected militants. However, Pakistan rejects this claim and terms it cross-border firing that killed two of its soldiers. (India Today), (Reuters), (Dawn)
  • 30 Sep 2016 Aleppo offensive (September 2016): Ten thousand pro-government troops, mostly Iranian-led Shiite militants, amass near Aleppo in preparation of a final assault on rebel-held parts of the city. (CNN)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Closer
  2. - Cheap Thrills
  3. - Cold Water
  4. - Heathens
  5. - This Is What You Came For

Movies

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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

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Lion

Lion

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Garth Davis

Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Zen Dog

Zen Dog

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Rick Darge

Starring: Kyle Gallner, Adam Herschman, Celia Diane, Clea DuVall

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Country: United States of America

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Books

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Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Killing the Rising Sun

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The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will …

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans

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The years-long New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine).After

Summer Island by Kristin Hannah

Summer Island

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of the cherished bestseller On Mystic Lake returns with a poignant, funny, luminous novel about a mother and daughter--the complex ties that bind them, the past that separates them, and the healing that …

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

A Great Reckoning

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Instant New York Times bestseller:#1 in Hardcover Fiction#1 in E-book Fiction#1 in Combined Print and E-book Fiction"Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary....Miraculous."―The Washington Post"Artful...Powerful...Magical."- The New York Times Book Review"Superb"- People“A Great Reckoning succeeds on every level."―St.

Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb

Apprentice in Death

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLieutenant Eve Dallas must hunt down the deadly snipers terrorizing Manhattan in this fast-paced In Death thriller from J. D. Robb.