1996 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 297 of 297

  • 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.
  • Aug 3 US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service.
  • Aug 4 J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame
  • Aug 6 NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars after examining meteorite ALH84001, thought to be from Mars

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Aug 6 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
  • Aug 6 Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people
  • Aug 10 Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate
  • Aug 10 Dare & Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16
  • Aug 10 Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex
  • Aug 10 Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
  • Aug 12 "Breakfast on Fox" premieres
  • Aug 13 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Aug 17 Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit
  • Aug 18 Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC
  • Aug 19 The major South African political parties begin their submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
  • Aug 20 India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's
  • Aug 21 Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
  • Aug 21 In Venezuela, a subsidiary of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA), Corpoven, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based ARCO
  • Aug 22 ANC makes its first submission to Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

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Aug 23 Osama bin Laden issues message entitled "A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places"

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • Aug 26 US President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in welfare policy
  • Aug 28 Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex
  • Aug 29 Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
  • Sep 2 Soyuz TM-24, lands
  • Sep 2 A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.
  • Sep 3 Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime)
  • Sep 5 Following US cruise missile strikes on Iraq, crude oil prices rise as the market speculates when Iraq will begin exporting oil under UN Resolution 986
  • Sep 11 Union Pacific Railroad purchases Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • Sep 13 Phil Simmons scores 171 & takes 6-14 for Leics v Durham
  • Sep 14 21st Toronto International Film Festival: "Shine" directed by Scott Hicks wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
  • Sep 16 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • Sep 16 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
  • Sep 16 Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
  • Sep 16 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
  • Sep 23 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM) and in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)
  • Sep 24 U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
  • Sep 25 The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
  • Sep 26 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands
  • Sep 27 Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
  • Sep 27 In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
  • Sep 27 The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
  • Sep 28 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka
  • Sep 28 Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • Sep 28 Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700
  • Sep 29 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
  • Sep 29 US wins Federation Cup over Spain
  • Oct 3 Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
  • Oct 4 BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted
  • Oct 4 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
  • Oct 4 Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • Oct 6 Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
  • Oct 6 Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed
  • Oct 10 Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC
  • Oct 11 Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
  • Oct 14 Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)
  • Oct 14 Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yds)
  • Oct 16 Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
  • Oct 24 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
  • Oct 25 Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant
  • Oct 30 Exxon confirms that it is in talks with state-owned Qatar General Petroleum Corporation concerning the application of new technology to convert natural gas to petroleum products
  • Oct 31 Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
  • Nov 3 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
  • Nov 6 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 6 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)
  • Nov 12 Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime)
  • Nov 16 18th ACE Cable Awards: Lifetime wins the Golden CableACE for "Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer"
  • Nov 17 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational
  • Nov 17 Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • Nov 18 Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder
  • Nov 19 Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
  • Nov 19 The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.
  • Nov 19 Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
  • Nov 19 The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
  • Nov 21 A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.
  • Nov 23 The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.
  • Nov 25 After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
  • Dec 4 NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Dec 5 Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement
  • Dec 6 Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match
  • Dec 7 Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), lands
  • Dec 10 Rwandan Genocide: Maurice Baril military advisor to the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations recommends the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down
  • Dec 12 Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi's heir to Sadam Hussain)
  • Dec 13 Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • Dec 18 US TV industry execs agree to adopt a ratings system
  • Dec 18 The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect.
  • Dec 18 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
  • Dec 21 Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning
  • Dec 23 Four women ordained priests in Jamaica, 1st in 330-year Anglican history
  • Dec 26 Start of the largest strike in South Korean history.
  • Dec 26 The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force.
  • Dec 27 Carquest Bowl 7: Miami beats Virginia, 31-21
  • Dec 27 Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul.

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Dec 30 Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Dec 30 UN announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986

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Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 201 - 300 of 775

  • Mar 30 Ryoei Saito, businessman, dies at 79
  • Mar 31 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer, dies at 91
  • Mar 31 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Mar 31 Julius Young, fast food entrepreneur, dies at 73
  • Apr 1 Alfredo Nobre Coast, PM of Portugal (1978), dies
  • Apr 1 John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist, dies at 87
  • Apr 1 John McSheery, dies of heart attack while umpiring a game, at 51
  • Apr 1 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (b. 1926)
  • Apr 3 Carl Stokes, 1st African American mayor of a major US city (Cleve), dies
  • Apr 3 Christopher John Seward, aid worker, dies at 45
  • Apr 3 Ron Brown, American Secretary of Commerce, dies in an air accident aged 54
  • Apr 3 Ronald Harmon Brown, politician, dies at 54
  • Apr 4 Carl Burton Stokes, politician, dies at 68
  • Apr 4 David Whitton, campaigner, dies at 44
  • Apr 4 Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist, dies at 97
  • Apr 4 Seamas NacNeill, piper, dies at 79
  • Apr 5 Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian, dies at 67
  • Apr 7 Ian Spurling, ballet designer, dies at 59
  • Apr 8 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner, dies at 80
  • Apr 9 James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls), dies at 81
  • Apr 9 Maisie Fitter, editor/conservationist, dies at 83
  • Apr 9 Richard Thomas Condon, author, dies at 81
  • Apr 9 Sandy Becker, NYC Kiddie TV Show host (Sandy Becker Show), dies at 74
  • Apr 10 Jessica Dubroff, attempting to be youngest pilot, dies in crash at 7
  • Apr 11 Daniel Wolf, journalist, dies at 80
  • Apr 11 Edwin Clarke, historian/neurologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Jessica Dubroff, hoped to be youngest to fly across US, crashed at 7
  • Apr 11 Louis Osman, artist/goldsmith/craftsman, dies at 82
  • Apr 11 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate, dies at 89
  • Apr 12 Marthe Robert, essayist/translator, dies at 82
  • Apr 12 Nancy Sheehan, writer, dies at 69
  • Apr 12 William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist, dies at 63
  • Apr 13 Denis Sargan, econometrician, dies at 71
  • Apr 13 George Mackey Brown, poet, dies at 74
  • Apr 13 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal, dies at 64
  • Apr 14 Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe Nnamdi, politician, dies at 91
  • Apr 14 Mervyn Levy, artist/critic, dies at 81
  • Apr 16 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer, dies at 89
  • Apr 16 Stavros Spyros Niarchos, Greek shipowner, dies at 86
  • Apr 17 Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82
  • Apr 17 Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher, dies at 86
  • Apr 18 Kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner, dies at 62
  • Apr 18 Piet Hein, architect/poet/mathematician/inventor, dies at 80
  • Apr 18 Robert William Paine, architect, dies at 88
  • Apr 19 Bernard Edwards, bass player, dies at 44
  • Apr 19 Peg Ridge, peace campaigner, dies at 72
  • Apr 20 Christopher Robin Milne, bookseller, dies at 75
  • Apr 20 Tran Van Tra, soldier, dies at 77
  • Apr 21 Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), dies at 52
  • Apr 21 Robert Hersant, press baron, dies at 76
  • Apr 21 Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter, dies at 93
  • Apr 21 Zora Arkus-Duntov, engineer, dies at 86
  • Apr 22 Hiteshwar Saikia, PM of Indian state of Assam (1991-96), dies
  • Apr 23 Pamela Lyndon Travers, writer (Mary Poppins), dies at 96
  • Apr 23 Jean-Victor Allard, Canadian military officer (b. 1913)
  • Apr 25 John Eustace Theodore Brancker, lawyer/parliamentarian, dies at 87
  • Apr 25 John Lorne Campbell, folklorist, dies at 90
  • Apr 26 Burton Stein, historian, dies at 69
  • Apr 26 John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist, dies at 94
  • Apr 27 William Egan Colby, cIA Director, dies at 76
  • Apr 28 Henry Clarke, fashion photographer, dies at 75
  • Apr 28 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician, dies at 80
  • Apr 28 William E Colby, director of CIA (1973-76), dies
  • Apr 29 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71
  • Apr 29 Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, dies at 72
  • Apr 29 Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45
  • Apr 30 David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
  • Apr 30 Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive, dies at 71
  • Apr 30 Helene Cordet, entertainer/nightclub owner, dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, President of Guatemala (1966-70), dies
  • May 1 Asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67
  • May 2 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, civil servant, dies at 97
  • May 2 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), dies at 73
  • May 2 Peter John Swales, football club chairman, dies at 63
  • May 4 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist, dies at 87
  • May 4 Stanley William Reed, cineaste, dies at 85
  • May 5 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, dies at 86
  • May 6 Frank Hercules, writer, dies at 85
  • May 6 Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist, dies at 78
  • May 6 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert, dies at 87
  • May 6 Joseph Stone, lawyer, dies at 79
  • May 6 Leon Joseph Suenens, cardinal, dies at 91
  • May 6 Michael Gerzon, mathematician, dies at 50
  • May 7 Albert Meltzer, anarchist, dies at 76
  • May 7 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP, dies at 87
  • May 7 Howard Frank Trayton Smith, diplomat/head of MI5, dies at 76
  • May 8 Jane Cowan, cello teacher, dies at 80
  • May 8 Luis Miguel Domiguin, bullfighter, dies at 69
  • May 8 Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer, dies at 95
  • May 8 Garth Williams, American illustrator (b. 1912)
  • May 11 Joan Thirkettle, journalist, dies at 48
  • May 11 Malcolm MacEwen, writer, dies at 84
  • May 11 Nnamdi Azikiwe, President of Nigeria (1963-66), dies
  • May 12 Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist, dies at 84
  • May 12 Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman, dies at 35
  • May 13 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher, dies at 57
  • May 14 Edward John Gurney, American politician, US senator (1969-74), dies at 82
  • May 14 Qazaleh Alizadeh, writer, dies at 48
  • May 14 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, dies at 98
  • May 15 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (b. 1910)