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Historical Events In 1996

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Nov 25   America Online announced it would sell its WebCrawler search engine to Excite in the year 1996.  

Nov 25   In the year 1996 buoyed by booming confidence in the dollar, as well as dwindling interest rates on U.S. Treasury Bonds, the Dow charged past the magic 6.500 point for the first time in history  

Nov 25   In the year 1996 hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer, dies at 79  

Nov 26   In the year 1996 euphemia MacDonald May Moxon, dance producer, dies at 91  

Nov 27   George Ernest Leslie, trade union official, dies at 76 in the year 1996.  

Nov 29   On this day in history the media reported that MTV Networks was demanding fees from online services that linked to their sites  

Nov 29   On this day in history volkswagen executive Jose Ignacio Lopez resigned on this day under charges of industrial espionage from General Motors, his former employer  

Nov 30   Dan Flavin, minimalist sculptor, dies at 63 in the year 1996.  

Dec 01   A volcano erupts in eastern Zaire, spewing a plume of ash and lava into the air in the year 1996.  

Dec 01   Barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Dec 01   Chemin de fer Baie des Chaleurs, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Quebec Railway Corporation, commences operation over the former CN line beween Matapedia and Chandler, Que in the year 1996.  

Dec 01   In a move that led to a public-relations disaster, America Online shifted to a flat $19.95-per-month fee for unlimited access in the year 1996.  

Dec 02   Penelope Jessel, politcal activist, dies at 76 in the year 1996.  

Dec 03   In the year 1996 babrak Karmal, PM of Afghanistan (1980-81), dies  

Dec 04   On this day in history basil Nield, judge/politician, dies at 83  

Dec 05   In the year 1996 newspapers reported that Microsoft had struck deals with several computer makers that would give it a significant advantage The companies would not be allowed to use Windows unless Microsoft's screen came up immediately when users logged on. Hey mine does  

Dec 05   Newspapers reported that Microsoft had struck deals with several computer makers that would give it a significant advantage: The companies would not be allowed to use Windows unless Microsoft's screen came up immediately when users logged on. Hey mine does on this day in history.  

Dec 05   Peter Hall, folklorist/musician, dies at 60 in the year 1996.  

Dec 06   Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant, dies at 83 in the year 1996.  

Dec 07   Eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43 in the year 1996.  

Dec 08   Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46 in the year 1996.  

Dec 09   In the year 1996 alain Emile Louis Marie Poher, politician, dies at 87  

Dec 11   Herbert Sally Frankel, economist, dies at 93 on this day in history.  

Dec 14   Alan Hargreaves, climber, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

Dec 15   On this day in history gerald Moverley, priest, dies at 74  

Dec 16   IBM announced on this day in 1996 it would stop selling computers that used that PowerPC chip and ran Windows NT. IBM, Motorola, and Apple had teamed up to challenge Intel Corporation's dominance in chips and Microsoft's near monopoly on operating systems on this day in history.  

Dec 17   In the year 1996 elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96  

Dec 17   Intel Corporation and the Energy Department announced the development of a high-speed computer capable of performing more than one trillion calculations per second on this day in history.  

Dec 18   On this day in history arthur Jacobs, musicologist, dies at 74  

Dec 19   Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Dec 20   Amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 21   Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Dec 22   In the year 1996 brett Hull becomes the 24th player in NHL history to score 500 goals when he notches a hat trick in the St. Louis Blues' 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings  

Dec 22   On this day in history hetta Empson, artist, dies at 81  

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Famous Deaths In 1996

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94 in the year 1996.  

Jan 02   Sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1996 ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83  

Jan 05   Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86 in the year 1996.  

Jan 06   In the year 1996 duane Hanson, sculptor, dies at 60  

Jan 07   James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90 in the year 1996.  

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

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