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Historical Events Happened In 1996

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Jan 22   Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1996 the Galileo probe plunges into Jupiter's atmosphere and finds it windier and drier than expected, with less helium and less lightning.  

Jan 23   Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand vs Zimbabwe on this day in history.  

Jan 23   General Electric threw in the towel in the struggle to keep its Genie online service competitive in the growing battle with the Web. The company announced it would sell the service to Yovelle Renaissance Corporation, which would turn Genie into a Web site in the year 1996.  

Jan 23   In the year 1996 john Mackin, programmer, dies at 36  

Jan 24   Sandor Iharos, athlete, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1996 leilani Muir awarded $750,000 by Alberta judge; she was wrongly diagnosed as mentally disabled and sterilized by the province's Eugenics Board in 1959  

Jan 26   "Les Miserables," opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1996 david Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont  

Jan 27   15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies on this day in history.  

Jan 27   70th Australian Open Women's Tennis Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61) in the year 1996.  

Jan 27   In the year 1996 barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79  

Jan 27   Catherine Roskam becomes the first New York female Episcopal bishop on this day in history.  

Jan 27   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island in the year 1996.  

Jan 27   In the year 1996 germany celebrates its first Holocaust Remembrance Day  

Jan 27   Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana vs Jamaica at Kingston in the year 1996.  

Jan 29   23rd American Music Award Garth Brooks wins on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"  

Jan 29   Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Last day of Test cricket for David Boon on this day in history.  

Jan 29   In the year 1996 timmins, Ontario's Shania Twain named best new country artist at the American Music Awards  

Jan 30   In the year 1996 bob Thiele, record producer, dies at 73  

Jan 31   On this day in history gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65  

Feb 01   Toronto Stock Exchange 300 index breaks through the symbolic 5,000 mark for the first time, our Dow Jones in the year 1996.  

Feb 02   Actor and dancer Gene Kelly dies at his Beverly Hills, California, home at age 83 in the year 1996.  

Feb 02   Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA on this day in history.  

Feb 03   Audrey Meadows, actress (Alice-Honeymooners), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence in the year 1996.  

Feb 07   On this day in history george Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary, dies at 89  

Feb 08   US bookstore chain Borders says it will invest in a chain of bookstores in Canada; Ottawa will block the plan under the cultural exemption of NAFTA in the year 1996.  

Feb 09   Adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist, dies at 67  

Feb 10   IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov in the year 1996.  

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Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1996 arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94  

Jan 02   On this day in history sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81  

Jan 03   In the year 1996 geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67  

Jan 04   On this day in history ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83  

Jan 05   Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Duane Hanson, sculptor, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1996 james Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90  

Jan 08   Francois Mitterrand, Pres of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79 on this day in history.