The year 2016...

The year 2016 was full of events. The US presidential election was pushed back by the "Modi Magic" - demonitaisation of high value Indian currency notes.
Historical win in French open by Djkovic, Elected parliment in Myanmar after 50years, world's longest at 57km tunnel railroad inSwiss, Mother Teresa declared saint, Irom Sharmila ends her hungerstrike after 16 years,etc., everything you know. I have compailed few chosen events of 2016 and presentted here in few pages in the datewise chronological order.

Happy Newyear 2017...

Jul 9:    123rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3, equalling Steffi Graf's 22 grand slam singles tiles.

Aug 9, 2016; Longest ever hunger strike ends, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila tastes honey after 16 years.

Nov 09: Trump triumps. He wins the US presidential election.

123rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis:

London: July 09, 2016 Serena Williams beats Kerber in Wimbledon women's final
Serena Williams finally equalled Steffi Graf's record of 22 grand slam singles titles, beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in an excellent final
9 Jul 201615:38 live comentary "Serena Williams is the Wimbledon champion! She beats Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3! Standing on the brink of equalling Steffi Graf's record at long last, Williams wins the first two points, her serve too solid for Kerber. Another stonking serve brings up three championship points. Surely this is it. Surely this is the moment. 3.36pm on a Saturday afternoon in south-west London, 9 July 2016, and Serena Williams is almost there. She's so close. Surely she'll do it now. Surely. She has to. Another good serve. A charge to the net. Kerber tries to pass her. But there's no way past! Williams is there with a forehand volley ... and the ball lands in! It's over! She's done it! Serena Williams is the Wimbledon champion again - and she's a 22-time grand slam champion! Oh my word. We've just witnessed history. She collapses in ecstasy. After all the waiting, she's finally there. What a hero. What an athlete. What a woman."

Serena Williams was the defending champion and successfully defended her title, defeating Angelique Kerber in the final, 7-5, 6-3. By winning her seventh Wimbledon title, Williams equaled Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 major singles titles. This was also the first time two women contested two major finals against one another in a single season since Amelie Mauresmo and Justine Henin-Hardenne met in the 2006 Australian Open and Wimbledon finals.
At 36 years old, Venus Williams became the oldest woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Martina Navratilova at the 1994 Wimbledon Championships.


Aug 9, 2016; Longest ever hunger strike ends, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila tastes honey after 16 years.

Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast.
Ending her 16-year fast on Tuesday when she took a few drops of honey, Irom Chanu Sharmila could not hold back her tears. A few moments later the frail woman, who had been force-fed all these years, regained composure and announced that she wants to be the Chief Minister of Manipur, some day. "There is no democracy in Manipur. I want to be Chief Minister of Manipur and make positive changes," she said calmly. The moment marked a historic transformation of Irom Shamila from a global icon of protest and the most recognisable face of resistance in the conflict-ridden State into a political leader.
Ms. Sharmila ended her fast exactly a month after the Supreme Court judgment questioned the immunity enjoyed by the security personnel under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958 (AFSPA) against criminal action for acts committed in disturbed areas. The apex court had said last month that there was no concept of "absolute immunity" from trial by a criminal court if an Army man had committed an offence.
Ms. Sharmila started her fast at the age of 28 following a massacre in Imphal in which 10 persons were killed. She has been demanding repeal of the draconian AFSPA. The 44-year-old activist was clear in her resolve to withdraw her fast and appealed to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court to set her free, soon after she reached the court at 10.58 am. Earlier in court, she stood up several times and asked the Magistrate to speed up proceedings. Her patience during a near solitary life for so long seemed to have run out.
A few hours later after the court granted her bail, she held a press conference and broke her fast. She gave a clear message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi "to connect to people without the draconian laws." She also underlined the Kashmiris' right to self-determination.
In Numbers: The Irom Sharmila struggle:

Nov 09: Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment

Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy.The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions throughout the country and the world, where skeptics had watched with alarm as Mr. Trump's unvarnished overtures to disillusioned voters took hold.
Donald J. Trump addressed supporters in New York early Wednesday after he was elected president in a stunning upset against Hillary Clinton.

Donald J. Trump's victory in the presidential race on Tuesday night capped a remarkable election in which several Democratic Senate candidates fell short and Republicans retained their majority in the House of Representatives.
Here are some key takeaways from a stunning result that upended conventional expectations and set the stage for a drastic reordering of politics in Washington:
Democratic hopes that Hillary Clinton would easily defeat Mr. Trump crumbled as the evening wore on, as the Republican candidate's bombastic style appeared to win significant support among white, working-class and rural voters across the country.
Mrs. Clinton's loss seemed to result, in part, from a worse-than-expected showing among African-Americans and young voters - two important parts of the coalition that lifted President Obama to victories in 2008 and 2012.


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How Hillary Clinton lost.
Hillary Clinton just couldn't hold onto the Obama coalition. And that proved to be a large part of her undoing. African-American, Latino and younger voters failed to show up at the polls in sufficient numbers Tuesday to propel Clinton into the White House. Some 88% of African-American voters supported Clinton, versus 8% for Donald Trump, as of very early Wednesday morning. While that's a large margin, it's not as big as Obama's victory over Mitt Romney in 2012. Obama locked up 93% of the black vote to Romney's 7%.
Beyond the Obama coalition, Clinton was also not as popular with white voters as Obama was. She won only 37% of the white vote, compared to Obama's 39%. Surprisingly, Trump also garnered a slightly smaller share than Romney, capturing 58% of the vote to Romney's 59%.White voters made up 70% of the electorate this year, down from 72% four years ago.

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Roland Garros: French Open 2016:
Can Serena get her groove back? Will she win the title??

Bangzlore, May 22,2016
After winning Wimbledon last year she seemed certain to match Steffi Graf's calendar year Grand Slam from 1988 - but that didn't happen, and in her last two Grand Slams she has suffered surprise defeats, first to Robert Vinci at the US Open and then to Angelique Kerber in the final of the Australian Open.
The game’s most dominant player hasn’t won a major in 10 months, but Williams is coming off her first win of the year at the Italian Open. The defending French Open champion did not have an easy go in 2015, overcoming illness and determined challengers to win her 21st Grand Slam title. The French Open is the one Grand Slam Williams hasn’t won back to back, and she’ll be battling a bit of extra fatigue as she’s also slated to play doubles with her sister, Venus.

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