1996 !

  • World ' s Smallest Phone

    World ' s Smallest Phone
    Motorola introduces the Motorola StarTAC Wearable Cellular Telephone, the world's smallest and lightest mobile phone at that time.
  • Worst Blizzard in America

    One of the worst blizzards in American history hits the eastern states, killing more than 150 people. Philadelphia, PA receives a record 30.7 inches of snowfall, New York City's public schools close for the first time in 18 years and the federal government in Washington, D.C. closed for days.
  • Oil Spill

    Oil Spill
    The North Cape Oil Spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. leaked 820,000 gallons of home heating oil. One of the most damaging oil spills.
  • Deep Blue

    Deep Blue
    Chess computer "Deep Blue" defeats world chess champion Garry Kasparov for the first time.
  • IRA

    An IRA briefcase bomb in a bus kills the bomber and injures 9 in the West End of London.
  • Suicide Bombs

    Suicide Bombs
    Two suicide bombs in Israel kill 25 and injure 80; Hamas claims responsibility.
  • 81 Day $tandoff

    81 Day $tandoff
    An 81-day long standoff begins between antigovernment Freemen and federal officers in Jordan, Montana.
  • Boeing Airplane Crashes

    Boeing Airplane Crashes
    A Boeing 737 military jet crashes into a mountain north of Dubrovnik, Croatia. All 35 people on board die, including United
  • Gay Rights

    Gay Rights
    Romer v. Evans: The Supreme Court of the United States rules against a law that prevents any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of homosexuals.
  • Hurricane Bertha

    Hurricane Bertha
    1996 Atlantic hurricane season was the first season since 1965 It officially began on June 1, 1996, and lasted until November 30, 1996
  • Summer Olympics

    Summer Olympics
    The 1996 Summer Olympics,1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • NBA Draft

    NBA Draft
    The 1996 NBA Draft was the 50th draft in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was held in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In this draft, NBA teams took turns selecting basketball players and other first-time eligible players, such as players from high schools and non-North American leagues
  • Hurricane Bertha

    Hurricane Bertha
    Hurricane Bertha: made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 2 storm, causing $270,000,000 in damage to the United State.
  • Life Outside Of Earth?

    Life Outside Of Earth?
    announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
  • Water In space!

    Water In space!
    Data sent back by the Galileo space probe indicates there may be water on one of Jupiter's moons.
  • Ran For president

    Ran For president
    Bob Dole is nominated for President of the United States, and Jack Kemp for Vice President, at the Republican National Convention in San Diego, California.
  • 0sama Bin Laden

    0sama Bin Laden
    Osama bin Laden writes "The Declaration of Jihad on the Americans Occupying the Country of the Two Sacred Places," a call for the removal of American military forces from Saudi Arabia.
  • Death 0f 2Pac

    Death 0f 2Pac
    Tupac Amaru Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center, where he died.
  • Nuclear Ban Treaty

    Nuclear Ban Treaty
    U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations
  • 0j $impson

    0j $impson
    The O. J. Simpson civil trial begins in Santa Monica, California.
  • Presidential Election

    Presidential Election
    On November 5, 1996, President Clinton went on to win re-election with a substantial margin in the popular vote and electoral college.
  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa
    Mother Teresa receives honorary U.S. citizenship.
  • Ice$torm

    An ice storm strikes the U.S., killing 26 directly, hundreds more from accidents. A powerful windstorm blasts Florida; winds gust to 90 mph.
  • MRTA

    The Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement takes 72 hostages in the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru. The Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement was a Marxist revolutionary group active in Peru and one of the main actors in the internal conflict in Peru. The MRTA took its name in homage to Túpac Amaru II, an 18th-century rebel leader who was himself named after his ancestor Túpac Amaru, the last indigenous leader of the Inca people.
  • Death 0f JonBenét

    Death 0f JonBenét
    JonBenét Patricia Ramsey was an American child beauty pageant contestant who was murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado. The six-year-old's body was found in the basement of the family home nearly eight hours after she was reported missing.