July 1996 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Kevan James scores 103 & takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants v Ind
  • Jul 1 WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
  • Jul 3 British House of Commons annouces Stone of Scone, used in the coronation of Scottish and British monarchs, will be returned to Scotland after 600 years
  • Jul 4 Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins
  • Jul 5 A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
  • Jul 5 NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves
  • Jul 6 Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
  • Jul 7 Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 9 US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage
  • Jul 12 Start of 1st "Super 8's" tournament in Kuala Lumpur
  • Jul 13 Cigar wins record 16th straight win, (ties Citation in 1940)
  • Jul 14 NY Yanks sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time
  • Jul 15 Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
  • Jul 15 A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
  • Jul 17 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
  • Jul 17 Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
  • Jul 17 TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
  • Jul 18 Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Québec's costliest natural disasters ever.
  • Jul 18 The UN approves an Iraqi aid distribution plan, a major step forward in the direction of allowing Iraq to sell oil under Resolution 986
  • Jul 19 Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 mins for Lancashire v Derbyshire
  • Jul 20 In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35
  • Jul 25 Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
  • Jul 28 Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
  • Jul 29 The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 5 Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell born in Scotland


Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 15 Prince Charles and Princess Diana sign divorce papers

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Richard Michael Fraser, political administrator, dies at 80
  • Jul 2 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer, dies at 86
  • Jul 4 Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr, dies at 58
  • Jul 5 Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer, dies at 91
  • Jul 5 Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81
  • Jul 5 Lorna Young, salesperson, dies at 44
  • Jul 5 Erik Wickberg, The Salvation Army general (b. 1904)
  • Jul 7 Albrecht Luitpold Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 91
  • Jul 8 Amschel Rothschild, banker, dies at 41
  • Jul 8 Ernest Armstrong, British politician (L) and teacher, dies at 81
  • Jul 8 Thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer, dies at 90
  • Jul 9 Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician, dies at 76
  • Jul 9 Peter Martini, British journalist, dies at 31
  • Jul 9 Susan Cowdy, British ornithologist, dies at 81
  • Jul 10 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman, dies at 79
  • Jul 11 Martin Corbett, gay activist, dies at 51
  • Jul 12 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar Naturalist, dies at 84
  • Jul 12 John Boon, English publisher (MiIls and Boon), dies at 79
  • Jul 12 John William Chancellor, journalist, dies at 68
  • Jul 12 William Darling, journalist, dies at 73
  • Jul 13 Walter Hassan, engineer, dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Frederick Angus Armstrong, journalist, dies at 82
  • Jul 14 Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist, dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Kim Besly, activist, dies at 69
  • Jul 16 Adolf von Thadden, German politician, (b. 1921)
  • Jul 17 Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect, dies at 95
  • Jul 17 John William Fozard, aircraft designer, dies at 68
  • Jul 17 Paul Touvier, French WW II criminal, dies at 81
  • Jul 18 Hans Fellner, bookseller, dies at 71
  • Jul 19 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician, dies at 73
  • Jul 19 Lawrence Martin Jenco, priest, dies at 61
  • Jul 19 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist, dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer, dies at 79
  • Jul 19 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81
  • Jul 20 Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier, dies at 70
  • Jul 20 Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist, dies at 77
  • Jul 21 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, dies at 85
  • Jul 21 Gerald McArthur, detective, dies at 70
  • Jul 21 James Tye, safety expert, dies at 74
  • Jul 21 John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot, dies at 50
  • Jul 21 Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet, dies at 79
  • Jul 22 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader, dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Leon Shenandoah, native American leader, dies at 81
  • Jul 22 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Richard Day, engineer/development expert, dies at 48
  • Jul 23 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author, activist and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 78
  • Jul 23 John Corner, scientist, dies at 80
  • Jul 25 Raymond O'Malley, teacher, dies at 87
  • Jul 26 Arthur William Raynes McDonald, radar Pioneer/pilot, dies at 93
  • Jul 27 Ivan V. Lalić, Serbian poet, dies at 65
  • Jul 27 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, dies at 85
  • Jul 27 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London), dies at 71
  • Jul 28 Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
  • Jul 28 Roger Tory Peterson, ornithologist/artist, dies at 87
  • Jul 29 Aruna Asaf Ali, politician, dies at 88
  • Jul 29 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
  • Jul 30 Alan Cheales, dominican priest, dies at 83
  • Jul 31 Joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter, dies at 76
  • Jul 31 Michael Jinks, child care pioneer, dies at 59