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Events in History in June 1996

  • Jun 1 Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square
  • Jun 1 H. D. Deve Gowda becomes Prime Minister of India
  • Jun 2 50th Tony Awards: "Master Class" & "Rent" win
  • Jun 2 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 5 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, Tennessee, on WMFS 92.9 FM
  • Jun 7 Julia and Noah wed on "All My Children"
  • Jun 8 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Jun 8 Lloyd and Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
  • Jun 8 PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
  • Jun 8 Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

EnglandLady Godiva

Jun 8 Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England

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Lady Godiva as painted in c. 1897 by John Collier
Lady Godiva as painted in c. 1897 by John Collier
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  • Jun 10 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo, Ohio, on WBUZ 106.5 FM

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Jun 10 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove

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Jun 11 Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president

US Senator and Presidential Candidate Bob Dole
US Senator and Presidential Candidate
Bob Dole
  • Jun 11 Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
  • Jun 12 3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
  • Jun 12 Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians
  • Jun 13 Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents
  • Jun 14 Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire v Indians
  • Jun 15 IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200
  • Jun 17 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM
  • Jun 17 The Fifteenth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which removes the prohibition on divorce, is signed into law following a vote the previous year

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Jun 18 Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • Jun 20 Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
  • Jun 20 The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry
  • Jun 23 Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan

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Jun 23 Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Jun 25 The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen
  • Jun 26 Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
  • Jun 28 The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
  • Jun 29 Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 29 Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900
  • Jun 30 Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA