Wednesday 14 February 1996
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits.
Bottle Rocket, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while The Rainmaker by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1996 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Violent clashes erupt between Filipino soldiers and Vietnamese boat people, as the Philippines government attempts to forcibly repatriate hundreds of Vietnamese asylum seekers.
- In south-west Wales, the oil tanker ''Sea Empress'' runs aground, spilling 73,000 tonnes of crude oil, killing many birds.
- The U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece comes under mortar fire.
- A Long March 3 rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing as many as 50.
- Begum Khaleda Zia is reelected as prime minister of Bangladesh. The country's second democratic election is marred by low voter turnout, due to several boycotts and pre-election violence, which result in at least 13 deaths.
- The UK government publishes the Scott Report.
- In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Garry Kasparov beats ampquotDeep Blueampquot in a second chess match.
- In Irian Jaya, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 and associated tidal waves kills 102 people and causes widespread devastation.
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