Donald Trump became just the third U.S. president to face a formal impeachment inquiry.
A Facebook joke drew several thousand people to this classified Air Force installation.
Cricket World Cup
Americans scratched their heads as the rest of the world tuned into cricket this summer.
Most hyped artist
It may have been an important anniversary for Leonardo da Vinci, but artist Maurizio Cattelan made the news twice this year: when his gold toilet was stolen and when he taped a banana to a gallery wall.
Notre Dame ablaze
In April a massive fire broke out in the centuries-old cathedral, dismaying onlookers nearby and around the world.
Thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron, murder was in this year. See: Tate Murders and Ted Bundy.