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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1996.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1996: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1996?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1996 The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 02 Feb 1996 Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA.
  • 03 Feb 1996 The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
  • 04 Feb 1996 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13.
  • 06 Feb 1996 Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence
  • 07 Feb 1996 René Préval succeeds Jean-Bertrand Aristide as President of Haiti, in the first peaceful handover of power since the nation achieved independence 192 years earlier; in 1804.
  • 08 Feb 1996 The massive Internet collaboration ''24 Hours in Cyberspace'' takes place.
  • 09 Feb 1996 WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM
  • 10 Feb 1996 IBM's chess computer "Deep Blue" defeats world chess champion Gary Kasparov in the first game of a regulation six-game match.
  • 11 Feb 1996 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio.
  • 13 Feb 1996 Howard Stern announces he will be making the film Private Parts
  • 14 Feb 1996 Violent clashes erupt between Filipino soldiers and Vietnamese boat people, as the Philippines government attempts to forcibly repatriate hundreds of Vietnamese asylum seekers.
  • 15 Feb 1996 At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
  • 16 Feb 1996 1996 Maryland train collision: A Chicago-bound Amtrak train, the Capitol Limited, collides with a MARC commuter train bound for Washington, D.C., killing 11 people.
  • 17 Feb 1996 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
  • 18 Feb 1996 Daytona 500 race
  • 19 Feb 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM
  • 21 Feb 1996 Soyuz TM-23 launched into orbit.
  • 22 Feb 1996 Bus Stop opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 23 Feb 1996 Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup versus Kenya, 207 with brother Steve.
  • 24 Feb 1996 Cuba downs two US planes.
  • 25 Feb 1996 Father closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 26 Feb 1996 Silicon Graphics makes a cash tender offer of US$30 per share for 75 percent of Cray Research stock, for a total cost of US$576 million. The merger is expected to be completed by June.
  • 27 Feb 1996 Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India.
  • 28 Feb 1996 38th Grammy Awards: "Jagged Little Pill" - Alanis Morisette wins.
  • 29 Feb 1996 Soyuz TM-23, lands

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Movies

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Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Country: United States of America

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Fargo

Fargo

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

Beautiful Girls

Beautiful Girls

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Ted Demme

Starring: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish

Country: United States of America

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler

Country: United States of America

The Other Side of Sunday

The Other Side of Sunday

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Berit Nesheim

Starring: Marie Theisen, Hildegun Riise, Bjørn Sundquist, Sylvia Salvesen

Books

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Bad Hare Day by R.L. Stine

Bad Hare Day

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Hoping to be a real magician someday, Tim Swanson practices the tricks performed by his idol, Amaz-O, but when Tim attends one of Amaz-O's shows, he is disappointed to learn that his hero is a grump and decides to steal …

The Moor'S Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie

The Moor'S Last Sigh

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Time Magazine's Best Book of the YearBooker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the

The Web by Jonathan Kellerman

The Web

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Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware finds terror in the heart of paradise in this relentlessly sinister novel by America's premier writer of psychological suspense, the author of ten successive New York Times

The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

The Hundred Secret Senses

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The "wisest and most captivating novel" (Boston Globe) from the author of the bestselling The Valley of AmazementSet in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan's

How Could You Do That?! by Laura Schlessinger

How Could You Do That?!

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How Could You Do That?! illustrates Dr. Laura Schlessinger's philosophy of personal responsibility through her usually provocative but always stimulating moral dialogues with callers about everyday ethical dilemmas.In