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What big events happened in 1996?

What big events happened in 1996?


  • January 7: North American blizzard of 1996.
  • April 3: Theodore Kaczynski arrested.
  • June 25: Khobar Towers Bombing.
  • September 3: Operation Desert Strike.
  • November 5: Bill Clinton re-elected president.
  • December 6: General Motors EV1.

Who was the UK government in 1996?


Monarch Head of government
1996 Elizabeth II John Major
1997 Tony Blair

What major events happened in England?

Top 10 Moments from History

  • William The Conqueror Defeats Harold At The Battle of Hastings – 1066.
  • The Sealing Of Magna Carta – 1215.
  • The Plague (Black Death) Arrives in England – 1346.
  • Wars Of The Roses Begins – 1455.
  • William Shakespeare Is Born – 1564.
  • Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot Are Discovered – 1605.

What happened in the UK in 1997?

Events from the year 1997 in the United Kingdom. This year is noted for a landslide general election victory for the Labour Party under Tony Blair; the transfer of Hong Kong, the largest remaining British colony, to China; and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

What was happening in September 1996?

On September 10th of 1996 the United Nations adopts the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The treaty banned all nations from testing nuclear explosions above or below ground for any purpose, military or civilian. A total of 183 countries have signed the treaty and of those 159 have ratified it.

What are some important events that occurred in 1996?

May 8 – The Keck II telescope is dedicated in Hawaii.

  • May 11 – After takeoff from Miami,Florida,a fire started by improperly handled oxygen canisters in the cargo hold of Atlanta -bound ValuJet Flight 592,causes the Douglas DC-9
  • May 20 – Gay rights – Romer v.
  • What are major sports events occurred in 1996?

    Jan 5 Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba

  • Jan 5 Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone
  • Jan 6 Record £42 million ($65.2 million) British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
  • What are big events in sports in 1996?

    Sports in 1996. BASEBALL. The New York Yankees became baseball’s World Champions after defeating the Atlanta Braves in the 1996 World Series. Mark McGwire hit 52 home runs, the most since George Foster in 1977 (also 52). Dave Winfield, Ozzie Smith, Andre Dawson, and Kirby Puckett (all future Hall of Fame members) retired.

    What important things happened in 1996?

    July Iraq disarmament crisis: U.N.

  • July 1 The Northern Territory in Australia legalises voluntary euthanasia.
  • July 3 – Boris Yeltsin is re-elected as President of Russia after the second round of elections.
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