2016

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December 3, 2021

The year 2016 (MMXVI) of the Gregorian calendar began on Friday, January 1, ended on Saturday, December 31, and was leap year. He had 252 working days in the Czech Republic. According to the Jewish calendar, the turn of 5776 and 5777 took place, according to the Islamic calendar 1437 and 1438. The UN declared 2016 the International Year of Legumes.

Events

For an automatic alphabetical list, see Category: Events of 2016

Česko

1st January The European Capital of Sport in 2016 was Prague The Brdy Military District was abolished and the Brdy Protected Landscape Area was declared in most of its territory. The Ministry of Transport abolished the category of expressways and transferred most of them to the motorway network. January 26 - One miner is killed and another is injured in a mine earthquake in the Darkov mine near Karviná. February 6 - Dozens of masked attackers attack the Autonomous Social Center Clinic in Prague-Žižkov with incendiary bottles. February 16 - After 231 years, the National Museum archives the composition Per la ricuperata salute di Ophelia, created by the composers Mozart and Salieri on the occasion of the healing of English opera singer Nancy Storace. February 26 - An epidemic of influenza virus in the Czech Republic claimed at least 27 people. March 1 - 18 rock ibises flew out of the Prague Zoo. April 7 - The Czech government ends the Generation 21 Endowment Fund's resettlement program for Iraqi Christian refugees after 25 refugees have applied for asylum in Germany. May 24 - A tornado swept through the village of Červená Hora in the Náchod region. June 28 - The Constitutional Court overturns a provision of the Registered Partnership Act that denied same-sex couples the right to adopt a child. August 15 - Michal Koudelka becomes the new director of the Czech Security Information Service. He replaced Jiří Lang, who headed the BIS for 13 years. September 27 - Members of the Czech Association of Auxiliary Technical Battalions decided to terminate the organization due to the high age of its membership. 7–8 October - Elections to the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic took place in one third of the Senate constituencies (with numbers one greater than multiples of three) and at the same time elections to regional councils took place in the whole country except Prague. October 14 - The second round of elections to the third of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic begins in the Czech Republic. October 17 - The 14th Dalai Lama's Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness Tändzin Gyamtso, arrives in Prague to attend the 20th Forum 2000 conference. November 2 - A new regional station of Czech Radio - Czech Radio Liberec - was launched. December 1st The Financial Administration of the Czech Republic has launched the operation of electronic sales records Czech and Slovak puppetry has been inscribed on the UNESCO list of works of the oral and intangible heritage of mankind. December 15 - The European satellite navigation system Galileo officially becomes operational December 17 - The last section (12 km) of the D8 motorway (94 km) between Lovosice and Řehlovice was opened, creating an uninterrupted motorway route from Prague to Saxony December 20 - Tennis player Petra Kvitová was attacked in her apartment in Prostějov. She suffered an injury to the left hand, which she uses in the game.

World

1st January The Netherlands has taken over the EU presidency The European Capitals of Culture in 2016 were San Sebastián in Spain and Wrocław in Poland Bavaria's copyright in Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf manifesto has expired. January 3 - Islamic radicals execute 5 alleged British spies. January 12 The bombing in Istanbul killed 10 people. End of extended support for Windows 8. February 6 Five Czechs died under an avalanche on Mount Geier in Tyrol. 117 people died in the earthquake in Taiwan. February 9 - At the railway n

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