On This Day

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, British journalist, dies at 96
  • Janaki Ramachandran, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies at 72
  • Julius Marmur, American biochemist and geneticist (DNA research), dies at 70
  • Lewis B Combs, American civil engineer and US Navy officer (1917-45), founding member and commander of the "Seabees", dies at 101
1996 in History