May 20, 1996 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • UN and Iraq agree to Resolution 986, which provides Iraq with the opportunity to sell $1 billion of oil for 90 days for a 180-day trial period; proceeds from the sale would be used for humanitarian purposes

Deaths in History

  • George Malcolm Thomson, journalist, dies at 96
  • Janaki Ramachandran, PM of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies
  • Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist, dies at 70
  • Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer, dies at 101