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Historical Events In 1996

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Nov 25   America Online announced it would sell its WebCrawler search engine to Excite on this day in history.  

Nov 25   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 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 26   On this day in history euphemia MacDonald May Moxon, dance producer, dies at 91  

Nov 27   George Ernest Leslie, trade union official, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Nov 29   The media reported that MTV Networks was demanding fees from online services that linked to their sites in the year 1996.  

Nov 29   In the year 1996 volkswagen executive Jose Ignacio Lopez resigned on this day under charges of industrial espionage from General Motors, his former employer  

Nov 30   In the year 1996 dan Flavin, minimalist sculptor, dies at 63  

Dec 01   A volcano erupts in eastern Zaire, spewing a plume of ash and lava into the air on this day in history.  

Dec 01   In the year 1996 barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67  

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   On this day in history in a move that led to a public-relations disaster, America Online shifted to a flat $19.95-per-month fee for unlimited access  

Dec 02   On this day in history penelope Jessel, politcal activist, dies at 76  

Dec 03   On this day in history babrak Karmal, PM of Afghanistan (1980-81), dies  

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

Dec 05   On this day in history 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   In the year 1996 bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant, dies at 83  

Dec 07   In the year 1996 eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43  

Dec 08   Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46 on this day in history.  

Dec 09   On this day in history alain Emile Louis Marie Poher, politician, dies at 87  

Dec 11   On this day in history herbert Sally Frankel, economist, dies at 93  

Dec 14   On this day in history alan Hargreaves, climber, dies at 92  

Dec 15   In the year 1996 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   Elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96 in the year 1996.  

Dec 17   In the year 1996 intel Corporation and the Energy Department announced the development of a high-speed computer capable of performing more than one trillion calculations per second.  

Dec 18   In the year 1996 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 in the year 1996.  

Dec 22   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 in the year 1996.  

Dec 22   Hetta Empson, artist, dies at 81 in the year 1996.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83 in the year 1996.  

Jan 05   In the year 1996 jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86  

Jan 06   Duane Hanson, sculptor, dies at 60 in the year 1996.  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1996 francois Mitterrand, Pres of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79  

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