On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

Actress Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in welfare policy

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Famous Deaths

  • Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, President of Argentina (1971-73), dies at 77
  • Baron Baker, activist, dies at 71
  • Catherine Hall, British nurse who raised the professional profile of nursing and to establish its central role in health care, dies at 73