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1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty.
February February - Iraq disarmament crisis: Recently defected Iraqi weapons program leader and son_in_law to Saddam Hussein, Hussein Kamel, returns to Iraq. Within days of his return, he is murdered along with his brother, father, sister and her children. Kamel had forced Iraq to reveal portions of its illegal nuclear and chemical weapons programs. February 1 - Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress. February 4 - Major snowstorm paralyzes Midwestern United States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ties all-time low temperature at -26°F. (-32°C) February 8 - The Telecom Reform Act is signed into law by United States President Bill Clinton. February 9 - IRA ceasefire ends with 1 one-ton bomb in London's Canary Wharf district - 2 dead. February 10 - Chess computer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time. February 17 - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world chess champion Garry Kasparov beats the " Deep Blue" supercomputer in a chess match. February 18 - IRA briefcase bomb in London bus kills the bomber and injures 9 in London West End. February 29 - Daniel Green convicted of murder of James R. Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan.
July July - Iraq disarmament crisis: U.N. Inspector Ritter attempts to conduct surprise inspections on the Republican Guard facility at the airport, but is blocked by Iraqi officials. July 5 - Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born. July 8 - Martina Hingis youngest person in history (age 15 years and 282 days) to win at Wimbledon ( Ladies Doubles event). July 8 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a hand-delivered document, "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Security the Realm," spelling out how Israel could abrogate the Oslo Accords, and pursue a permanent annexation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, among other policies. The paper had been prepared for him by Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld, Doug Feith, David Wurmser and John Bolton. July 17 - Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound Boeing 747 carrying TWA flight 800 explodes killing all 230 on board. July 18 - 21 - Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River in Quebec, in one of Canada's most costly natural disasters. July 19 - The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, is opened by US president Bill Clinton. July 27 - The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics kills one and injures 111. July 29 - The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a US federal court. July 31 - MIL-STD- 1750A was declared inactive for use in new designs.
Year in topic
January-February January 2 - Karl Targownik, Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist January 5 - Yahya Ayyash, terrorist January 8 - French politician and President of France. January 17 - Amber Hagerman, kidnapping, murder victim (b. 1986) January 17 - Barbara Jordan, politician January 18 - Leonor Fini, Argentinian/Italian artist January 20 - Gerry Mulligan, musician January 28 - Jerry Siegel, cartoonist, creator of " Superman" February 2 - Gene Kelly, actor February 3 - Audrey Meadows, actress February 6 - Guy Madison, actor February 11 - Amelia Rosselli, poet. February 11 - Bob Shaw, science fiction writer. February 11 - Cyril Poole, English cricket player. February 11 - Zambia ( 1985- 1989). February 11 - Phil Regan, actor February 16 - Edmund G. Brown, Governor of California February 16 - Brownie McGhee, blues singer February 20 - Toru Takemitsu, composer February 25 - Haing S. Ngor, actor
March-June March 4 - Minnie Pearl, country music performer March 9 - George Burns, actor, singer March 10 - Rosse Hunter, producer March 13 - Krzysztof Kieslowski, film director March 17 - René Clément, French film director March 26 - David Packard, engineer April 4 - Larry LaPrise, songwriter April 4 - Barney Ewell, American athlete April 6 - Greer Garson, actress April 20 - Christopher Robin Milne, son of A.A. Milne, basis for the Winnie the Pooh character Christopher Robin April 22 - Erma Bombeck, humorist, writer April 26 - Stirling Silliphant, writer, producer May 5 - Salli Terri, mezzo soprano May 17 - Kevin Gilbert, musician, composer and record producer May 20 - Jon Pertwee, actor May 24 - Joseph Mitchell, American writer May 25 - Brad Nowell, musician May 31 - Paul Peter Piech, artist June 2 - Ray Combs, game show host, comedian June 6 - Damon Routier, son of Darlie Routier June 6 - Devon Routier, son of Darlie Routier June 15 - Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer June 17 - Thomas Kuhn, philosopher of science June 19 - G. David Schine, investigator and businessman June 23 - Andreas Papandreou, Greek politician.
July-December July 28 - Roger Tory Peterson, naturalist, artist, educator July 30 - Claudette Colbert, actress August 11 - Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (b. 1914) August 13 - David Tudor, pianist and composer September 13 - Tupac Shakur, rapper, poet, actor October 4 - Silvio Piola, 83, all-time highest Serie A goalscorer November 26 - Paul Rand, famous American graphic designer of corporate logos November 26 - Mark Lenard, actor November 30 - Tiny Tim, musician December 6 - Alvin , commissioner of the "Pete" Rozelle National Football League (b. 1926) December 11 - UK comedian, satirist, actor and cartoonist December 20 - Carl Sagan - US astronomer
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The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years.
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