Historical Events for July 1996

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Events 1 - 52 of 52

1st - Kevan James scores 103 & takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants v Ind
1st - NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes
1st - Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
1st - WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
3rd - British House of Commons annouces Stone of Scone, used in the coronation of Scottish and British monarchs, will be returned to Scotland after 600 years
4th - Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins
5th - A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
5th - NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves
6th - 103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5)
6th - Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
7th - 110th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave StocktonGolfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton 7th - 17th US Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton
7th - Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
7th - Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands
7th - Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa
9th - 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
9th - All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
9th - US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage
12th - Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins
12th - Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million
12th - Start of 1st "Super 8's" tournament in Kuala Lumpur
13th - Cigar wins record 16th straight win, (ties Citation in 1940)
Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan 14th - "How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 perf
14th - "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances
14th - 14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: raymond floyd
14th - Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
14th - NY Yankee John Weteland sets record of 24 consecutive saves
14th - NY Yanks sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time
15th - After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
15th - MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray FloydGolfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd 15th - Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
15th - A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
17th - 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
17th - Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
17th - TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
18th - Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Qu├ębec's costliest natural disasters ever.
18th - The UN approves an Iraqi aid distribution plan, a major step forward in the direction of allowing Iraq to sell oil under Resolution 986
19th - Ireland beats Netherlands in 1st European Championship Final
19th - Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 mins for Lancashire v Derbyshire
19th - XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta Georgia
20th - In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35
21st - 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
21st - Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
21st - Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
25th - Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
27th - Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
27th - David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 28th - NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR
28th - Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
28th - Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
29th - The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
30th - Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager

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