Historical Events for June 1996

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1st - Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square
1st - Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana
2nd - 50th Tony Awards: Master Class & Rent win
2nd - 51st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
2nd - 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
5th - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, TN, on WMFS 92.9 FM
7th - Julia & Noah wed on "All My Children"
8th - 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
8th - 66th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)
8th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
8th - Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 8th - Lloyd & Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
8th - PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
8th - Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
8th - Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
9th - 66th French Mens Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats M Stich (76, 75, 76)
9th - Michelle McGann wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
9th - Sunday League cricket game Kent 6-314 overhaul Leicestershire's 4-311
10th - 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
10th - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM
10th - Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
10th - Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
10th - Colo Avalanche sweeps Fla Panthers by winning 1-0 in 6 periods
11th - Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president
11th - Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
12th - 3 Phila Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
12th - Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians
13th - Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
13th - The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
14th - "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released
14th - Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire v Indians
15th - IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200
16th - 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
16th - 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
16th - 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
16th - Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
17th - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted KaczynskiSerial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski 18th - Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
20th - Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
20th - The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry
22nd - 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6
22nd - Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title
22nd - Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
23rd - "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 perfs
World Boxing Champion Michael MoorerWorld Boxing Champion Michael Moorer 23rd - Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
23rd - Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
23rd - Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa
25th - The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
26th - Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
28th - "Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA
28th - The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
29th - Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
Actor Eddie MurphyActor Eddie Murphy 29th - Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900
30th - "Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 perfs
30th - "Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 308 perfs
30th - "State Fair" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances
30th - Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA
30th - Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

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