2016


 
       

I have had the pleasure of representing Salisbury Univerisity in multiple ways. This year on Memorial Day Weekend, I witnessed the mens Lacrosse team capture their 11th National Championship in program history. The game was played in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. I have seen them win it all a couple other times in this building, Great day to be a Gull.

June is family vacation time in LBI. I brought my bike and spent a lot of time biking the island. I also spent time with my sister and nephews biking around town. A great way to spend a couple hours every morning.

September 1 the new Academic Commons opened on the campus of Salisbury University. Within those walls there is a room. That room bares my name. Wonderful legacy moment for myself.

October 8 is a special day for me as I completed my first century ride. Sea Gull Century was an event I trained for, for over a year. On this day, I rode 111 miles. Major sense of accomplishment and pride.

I do a lot of philanthropy work throughout the year. One charity I support faithfully is LLS. Specifically Jill Wagner's walk. I to have been impacted by cancer within my family so I always support to help find a cure. Jill used to send pics, then she sent videos but this day she actually picked up the phone and called. We talked for about 20 minutes. It was a special moment for me.   Thanksgiving 2016, it only took 10 years but finally got a good picture with all the nephews in it. This picture is priceless and reminds me of all the great times throughout the year (and years.) Love these guys.

 

Sports History
..Philadelphia Phillies (MBL) .71 - 91

4th Place NL East
Missed Playoffs

..Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) 41-27-14 6th Place Metroppolitsn Division
Lost in 1st Round of Playoffs
..Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) ? Place NFC East
Missed Playoffs
..Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) 10 - 72 Last Place, Atlantic Division
Missed Playoffs
..Salisbury University (my college) ..

National Champions -
Men's Lacrosse

Men's Track & Field (Luke Campbell Individual Champion)

Conference Champions -
Baseball

Football (ECAC Bowl Champions)
Field Hockey
Women's Lacrosse
Softball


What Happened This Year?

JANUARY

01 - After floods along the Mississippi River kill 31, Exxon Mobil Corp decides to close a plant in flood threatened Memphis

06 - North Korea states that they have successfully tested a thermonuclear weapon

06 - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"

10 - 73rd Golden Globes: The Revenant, The Martian, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win

13 - Record Powerball lottery held in America - $1.6 billion, (3 winning tickets)

22 - Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours on the New Jersey turnpike in Pennsylvania

24 - TV drama "The X-Files" returns after 13 years, reuniting lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and produced again by Chris Carter

FEBRUARY

01 - Alphabet, Google's parent company surpasses Apple as the world's most valuable company ($568bn vs $535bn), after releasing income results

02 - First case of Zika contracted on US mainland (Texas) and second known sexually transmitted case confirmed in Texas

05 - Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes, steal 81 million before a typo alerts authorities

09 - Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers 24–10, at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara

09 - Two German passenger trains collide near Bad Aibling, Bavaria, killing 10 and seriously injuring 18

20 - Gunman goes on random killing spree in Kalamazoo, Michigan, killing 6

21 - Lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $35,000 at an auction in Dallas, Texas


MARCH

01 - Forbes Richest List released, Bill Gates No. 1 with $75 billion, number of world's billionaires shrinks to 1,810

01 - US primary elections: Super Tuesday - both Republican Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton win seven state races each

05 - US air strike kills 150 Al-Shabaab militants north of Mogadishu, Somalia

07 - Peyton Manning announces his retirement from the Denver Broncos and the NFL

13 - Suicide Bombing in Ankara, Turkey kills 37 people

14 - President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria

14 - NASA releases data showing February 2016 warmest month ever recorded globally - 1.35C above the long-term average

17 - Archaeologists announce discovery of iron age warrior king buriel ground with 75 graves 2,500 years old in Pocklington, Northern England

19 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City

20 - Barak Obama becomes the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928, arriving for a 2 day tour

23 - GPR investigation of Shakespeare's tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford concludes the Bard's skull probably has been stolen

APRIL

05 - San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave

06 - First baby born with DNA from 3 parents through mitochondrial transfer in Mexico

MAY

05 - Fort McMurray wildfires: Canadian state of Alberta declares a state of emergency as evacuation of 80,000 people continues

23 - Chinese archaeologists announce findings of earliest use of barley in China to make beer, Shaanxi province 3400-2900 BC

24 - Bill Crosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown

JUNE

04 - 115th Women's French Open: Garbiñe Muguruza beats Serena Williams (7-5, 6-4) to claim her 1st grand slam title

07 - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London

09 - US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee

12 - Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US

16 - Philadelphia is the first US state to pass a tax on sweetened drinks

19 - 116th US Golf Open: Dustin Johnson wins with a one-under-par 69 by three shots, controversially penalised 1 stroke at Oakmont, Pennsylvania

19 - NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title defeating Golden State Warriors 4–3 - 1st team to overcome 3–1 deficit

20 - China's super computer tally overtakes the US; Chinese 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is world's No. 1

20 - Rome elects its first female Mayor Virginia Raggi (Five Star Movement) and its youngest at 37

24 - British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after the UK votes to leave the EU

JULY

05 - FBI releases report stating Hillary Clinton "extremely careless" in handling classified emails but don't recommend prosecuting

06 - Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released

10 - 130th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2)

13 - Theresa May is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Conservative Party MPs

16 - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announces Indiana governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential running mate

23 - Suicide bomb in Kabul kills 80 during a protest march, Islamic State claim responsibility

24 - 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

28 - Earliest evidence of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old toe fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, published in "South African Journal of Science"

AUGUST

05 - 31st Summer Olympics offically opens in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

09 - Longest ever hunger strike ends, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila tastes honey after 16 years

13 - American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at Rio Olympics winning 4x100 medley relay, his 23rd Gold medal, as world's most decorated Olympian

16 - Wildfire breaks out in San Bernardino County, California, engulfing 15,000 acres, prompting evacuation of 82,000 people

24 - Astronomers announce discovery of earth-like planet named Proxima b orbiting star Proxima Centauri

24 - 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy, north east of Rome, killing 268, injuring 400

SEPTEMBER

04 - Mother Teresa canonised by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican

08 - Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed

17 - Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York injures 29

18 - In Russian elections Putin-backed United Russia party wins 54% of Parliamentary seats led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

19 - 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win

21 - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"

22 - Police officer Betty Shelby charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma

26 - First US Presidential debate: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton vs Republican Donald Trump at Hofstra University

28 - Hurricane Matthew forms near the Windward Islands, will go on to kill over 1000 in Haiti, the Caribbean and the US

OCTOBER

02 - Vin Scully broadcasts his last Dodgers game after a record 67 seasons

07 - Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent

10 - Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland for work on contract theory

11 - South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire

13 - American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

22 - AT&T buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion

24 - Suicide bomb kills 61 and injures 117 at a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, ISIS claims responsibility

NOVEMBER

28 - "Hamilton" sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million

30 - UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List

DECEMBER

03 - US army decides it will not allow an oil pipeline to be built in North Dakota, after months of protests by The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

09 - South Korean MPs vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye

12 - 82nd Heisman Trophy Award: Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals (QB), youngest player to win at 19