Historical Events on August 6, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

  • Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people
  • NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars after examining meteorite ALH84001, thought to be from Mars

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US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton