As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to ruminate on the defining moments of the year…
Which significant events made this past year unique—across the globe, as well as here in the U.S.?
For one, economics and politics became more and more intertwined as the year progressed. And nationalistic fervor became front-page news both domestically and abroad.
Here are 7 of 2016’s most noteworthy events, incidents and experiences so crucial that their aftereffects will spill over into 2017—and beyond.