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Events in 1996

9 January: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1416 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
15 January: Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.
7 February: A Concorde flying from New York to Londen sets its speed record at 1920 km/h.
8 February: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
19 February: This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.
29 February: The Siege of Sarajevo in the Bosnian War ends when Serbian forces leave their positions in and around the city two months after a peace agreement.
15 March: Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker goes into bankruptcy, ending 84 years of aviation pioneering.
3 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
7 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
16 April: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
26 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
27 June: Albert Broccoli, American film producer of 007 fame, dies in Beverly Hills, California at age 87.
23 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
24 October: Gladwyn Jebb, British diplomat, first (acting) Secretary-General of the United Nations, dies in Halesworth at age 96.
12 December: At the Summit of Dublin the European Commission presents the sign € of the euro currency.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
28 December: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1417 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.

People in 1996

Time Person of the Year
David Ho, Time Man of the Year.
Bob Hope, Gerald Ford, Kees Stip, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1996

The year 1996 was a leap year starting on a Monday, just like 1912, 1940 and 1968 in the century before it and 2024, 2052 and 2080 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2014 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1996&a=1&z=0 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 July 2014.
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