December 18, 1996 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • During a press conference, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Maleki states that Iran supports the free flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, but reserves the option of closing off the shipping route if it is threatened
  • The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect.
  • US TV industry execs agree to adopt a ratings system