10 Numbers That Sum Up 2016

From 7 new stars to 7.1K migrant deaths
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2017 3:57 PM CST
Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Hershey, Pa., on Dec. 15.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Newser) – Whether or not you believe 2016 was cursed, you have to admit it was an eventful year, dominated by the US election, global conflicts, and a refugee crisis. CNN takes a look at some of the numbers that best encapsulate those events and the year in general:

  • 126 million votes cast in the US election
  • 28 ongoing global conflicts
  • 1 peace treaty signed
  • 843 words added to the Oxford English dictionary
  • 16 female heads of state
  • 18 critically endangered species
  • 7,100 migrant deaths
  • 21.3 million refugees around the world
  • 7 new stars created in the galaxy
  • 147.2 million babies born
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