1996 in the United States

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Events from the year 1996 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 2 – Philadelphia police officer Lauretha Vaird is shot dead during a botched armed bank robbery by rapper Cool C. She becomes Philadelphia's first female police officer killed in the line of duty.
  • January 7 – One of the worst blizzards in American history hits the eastern states, killing more than 150 people. Philadelphia 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. is closed for days.
  • January 19 – The North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. The North Cape barge is pulled along with it and leaks 820,000 gallons of home heating oil.
  • January 26
  • January 28 – Super Bowl XXX: The Dallas Cowboys become the first NFL franchise to win 3 Super Bowls in a span of 4 seasons, as they defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27–17 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. It is the Cowboys' 5th Super Bowl championship.

February[edit]

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April[edit]

April 3: Theodore Kaczynski arrested

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November[edit]

November 5: Bill Clinton re-elected president

December[edit]

December 6: General Motors EV1

Ongoing[edit]

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Full date unknown[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William Rehnquist Biography". biography.com. A&E Television Networks. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Damages and Benefits of Warming". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  3. ^ Asian Longhorned Beetle, Chronology 1996-1999, USDA, Retrieved 01-16-10
  4. ^ Whitney, Craig R.From Allies, U.S. Hears Mild Applause or Silence,(September 4, 1996) New York Times
  5. ^ RECORD MAXIMUM ANNUAL PRECIPITATION BY STATE

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