- Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
- Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes
- Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova & Bushkov (RUS)
- The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of "mad cow disease" (BSE).
- US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill
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