As the year draws to a close, there is much to be remembered from 2016.
This year has been one of new developments from politics to the arts.
In the history books, 2016 will no doubt be remembered for its presidential election. It will be studied for how unpredictable its results were and how an outsider to Washington became the president elect.
Although historians and political scientists may remember this specific aspect of 2016, others will remember it for developments in the art community.
Hamilton has marked a new age for Broadway through embracing hip hop and rap, as well as encouraging diversity in a musical based on the lives of white men.
The art community has also looked back in 2016. The deaths of musician David Bowie and actor Alan Rickman have served as means to reflect on their lives, their work and past accomplishments.
In looking back at those lost, 2016 will additionally be remembered for the terrorist act the world faced. The attacks in Brussels, Lahore and Istanbul will not only be remembered out of respect for those who died, but also as a call to action for the leaders of the world.
On other fronts, the United States has risen to action.
In September, both the United States and China ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, pledging to reduce emissions.
Other major events outside the United States stand to be remembered.
In June, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the exact results of which are yet to be seen.
In August, the 2016 Summer Olympics took place in Rio de Janeiro.
Since 2015, the world has changed dramatically, in ways both good and bad. This year will be remembered not only for what was accomplish, but also for what the world has yet to improve upon.