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1996       


Jan 1, In the US it became illegal to manufacture or import freon, a refrigerant for car air-conditioners, due to its effect on the ozone.

Jan 9, Chechen rebels under Salman Raduyev seized a hospital in the southern Russian city of Kizlyar and took up to three-thousand hostages. The rebels released all but about 160 hostages the next day, using the remaining captives as a shield against Russian troops. At least 40 people were killed.

Jan 20, Yasser Arafat was elected president in the first Palestinian elections. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians turned out to vote in the festive first election, solidly endorsing Arafat and his peace policies.

Jan 24, The FDA approved a fat substitute to be marketed by Proctor and Gamble under the name Olestra. It is know to cause abdominal cramps but not to a medically significant degree (also “anal leakage”).
Jan, A report stated that Ukrainian men have one of the highest infertility rates in the world, ever since the Chernobyl disaster 10 years ago. Nearly one of five Ukrainian babies dies shortly after birth, and there have been more deaths than births since 1990.

Feb 17, World chess champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue," winning a six-game match in Philadelphia. Kasparov had lost the first game, won the second, fifth and sixth games and earned draws in the third and fourth.

Apr 1, The average price for a home in the US was $141,000 in the first quarter of this year.

Apr 3, FBI agents arrested a suspect thought to be the Unabomber. Theodore John Kaczynski was arrested near Lincoln, Montana, on a tip from his brother. His mail bombs had killed 3 and injured 23 over the last 17 years. An original draft of his manifesto "Industrial Society and Its Future" was found some days later.

Apr 13, The annual Canadian seal hunt in Newfoundland went out of control and some 16,500 seals were slaughtered instead of the 8,000 quota.

May 17, This week huge swarms of locusts swept through the Zimbabwe capital, Harare.

May 23, A North Korean pilot flew his unarmed Mig-19 jet to South Korea. Capt. Lee Chul Soo (30) was the first pilot to defect since 1983.

Jun 25, Later reports said that Osama bin Laden, an exiled Saudi billionaire, bankrolled the bombing of the US base that killed 19 US servicemen. He was an advocate of strict Islamic rule and had said that he would campaign to overthrow the Saudi royal family.

Jul 2, Electricity and phone service was knocked out for millions of customers from Canada to the Southwest after power lines throughout the West failed on a record-hot day.

Jul 4, Koko, the first gorilla to use sign language, turned 25 and asked for a box of scary, rubber snakes and lizards.

Jul 4, Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service began.

Sep 10, The US Senate dealt a double defeat to gay-rights activists, voting to reject same-sex marriage in federal lawt also rejected a separate bill that would have barred job discrimination against gays.

Oct 21, President Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military survived its first Supreme Court test.

Nov, The independent Arab Al-Jazeera TV news network began operating as the 1st all-news Arabic satellite channel from Doha, Qatar.

Dec, Apple Comp. hired co-founder Steve Jobs as a consultant and purchased his NeXt Software Inc. for $430 million.

-Super Mario 64 showed the capabilities of the new Nintendo 64 computer game machine.


1997       


Jan 1, Kofi Annan assumed the title of United Nations secretary-general.

Feb 4, It was reported that $68 million in gold bars, looted by the Nazis from European central banks and stored in the vaults of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York and the Bank of England, would be frozen.

Feb 5, Three Swiss banks announced that they had put about $70-71 million into an account with the Swiss National Bank to establish a "Humanitarian Fund" for the victims of the Holocaust.

Mar 3, It was announced that scientists had discovered why some people get fat, while others do not. They identified a gene that produces the UCP2 protein which tends to convert fat to energy rather than leaving it stored as fat.

Mar 26, The bodies 39 young men and women of the Heaven’s Gate cult were found in a mansion at Rancho Santa Fe, near San Diego.

May 1, Virtual Pets began to be marketed by Tiger Electronics and Bandai Ltd. of Japan. The egg-sized gadgets played out the lives of various animals on a liquid crystal display.

May 16, Pres. Clinton spoke an apology for the government’s Tuskegee syphilis study from 1932-1972, in which 399 black men were kept untreated by government scientists in order to study the progression of the disease.

May 30, Canada's 8-mile long Confederation Bridge, connecting New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island, was scheduled to be opened. It cost C$1 billion

Jun 24, The Air Force released a report on the so-called "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.

Aug 6, Ending years of impassioned rivalry, Apple Computer and Microsoft agreed to share technology in a deal giving Microsoft a stake in Apple's survival. Microsoft announced that it would buy $150 million in non-voting Apple stock.

Dec 11, In Kyoto, Japan, negotiators at the conference on global warming reached a compromise with a commitment by some 38 industrialized nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 5% from 1990 levels over the next 10-15 years. Over 160 nations endorsed the treaty that binds industrialized nations to cut greenhouse gases. It was signed by 171 nations.

-AOL launched Instant Messenger (AIM), an instant messaging and presence computer program. It used the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time.

-Philippe Kahn, founder of Borland Software (1983), pioneered the camera phone when he connected his digital camera to a cell phone.


1998       


Jan 1, A new anti-smoking law went into effect in California, prohibiting people from lighting up in bars.

Jan 7, In Canada the government apologized to the nation’s indigenous peoples for past acts of oppression and pledged $245 million for counseling and treatment programs. The aboriginal population is about 810,000 that includes 38,000 Inuits and 139,000 Metis, people of mixed Indian and white ancestry.

Jan 20, In Texas jury selection in the multi-million-dollar lawsuit trial of Oprah Winfrey began. She was being sued by Texas cattlemen for remarks on her Apr 16, 1996 show about mad cow disease. The case was initially a test of the state’s 1995 "veggie libel" law that protected perishable food products from false and defamatory statements, but was ruled to proceed as a common-law business defamation case. Winfrey won the case on Feb 26.

Jan 25, In Superbowl XXXII the Denver Broncos faced the Green Bay Packers. The Broncos led by John Elway won their first Super Bowl title in four tries, defeating the Green Bay Packers 31-24.

Feb 12, An appeals panel reinstated Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati's gold medal, a day after he was stripped of the honor for testing positive for marijuana.

Feb 23, In Afghanistan Osama bin Laden declared a holy war on the US. Bin Laden announced the formation of the World Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders. It called on Muslims worldwide to attack Americans.

Feb, Wired reported that Sony and Fujifilm developed a floppy disk that reads and writes to a 200-Mbyte, 3.5-inch disk and is backwards compatibles to current floppies.

Mar 27, The US Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Viagra

1998        Mar, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Mexico began talking to reduce oil output. They pledged to take 2-3% of the world’s oil production off the market in what came to be called the Riyadh Pact.

Apr 29, The United States, Canada, and Mexico agreed to eliminate tariffs on items accounting for $1 billion in trade at a meeting in Paris of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

May 4, Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty.

May 7, The $34.7 billion merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler Corp. was confirmed in London. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz agreed to buy Chrysler Corp. for more than $37 billion.

May 26, In Australia the first National Sorry Day was held, to acknowledge the wrong that had been done to indigenous families and to allow healing process to begin. Sorry Day is also in remembrance of mistreatment of the Aboriginal people and not only to the children involved in the Stolen Generation.

May, Apple Corp. introduced the iMac. The $1,300 computer housed in translucent plastic had a 233 MHz G3 processor.

Jun 6, In Boston Cardinal Bernard Law announced that he defrocked retired priest, John Geoghan, who was accused of sexually molesting more than 50 children over 3 decades. The church had already paid millions to settle claims brought by dozens of alleged victims.

Jun 18, Smoking was banned in SF public parks and recreation centers, but the larger city parks were exempt.

Jun 19, Switzerland's three biggest banks offered $600 million to settle claims they'd stolen the assets of Holocaust victims; outraged Jewish leaders called the offer insultingly low.

Jul 8, In Afghanistan the Taliban decreed that television was corrupting Afghan society and issued an edict that banned televisions, videocassette recorders, videos and satellite dishes.

Jul 31, The Canadian dollar hit a historical low of 66.10 cents to $1US.

Aug 12, Representatives of Swiss banks and holocaust survivors agreed to a settlement of $1.25 billion in reparations for victims of the Nazi regime.

Aug 20, In Canada the Supreme Court ruled that Quebec can’t secede unilaterally, but that if the province votes for secession, it must negotiate with  the rest of Canada.

Sep 18, The ozone hole over Antarctica reached 10.5 million sq. miles, its largest size ever. It opened to 2 1/2 times the size of Europe.  It was feared that ultraviolet radiation would impact the marine food chain.

Oct 7, In Laramie, Wyo., Matthew Shepard a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was found beaten, burned and tied to a wooden ranch fence.

Oct 15, In France over 200,000 high-school students protested overcrowded classes, a shortage of teachers, over-loaded schedules, and ill-equipped, unsafe schools.

Nov 26, The Supreme Court of Canada ruled authorities at elementary and secondary schools have the right to search a student without first obtaining a search warrant.

Nov 27, Shoppers on Black Friday crowded shopping centers and the new Furby toys, a furry talking toy, was creating a mania. Black Friday was used to describe the big shopping day following Thanksgiving that put stores into the black.

Dec 3, Digital MP3 file-squishing technology was reported as a threat to recording industry. MPEG Layer 3 was a compression technology that allowed CD quality music to be sent over the internet.

-Sergey Brin, a Russian immigrant, and Larry Page of Stanford Univ. raised $1 million and launched the Google search engine in Menlo Park, Ca.

-In Canada the Nisga’a First Nations tribe signed a treaty after more than a century of negotiation and litigation. The 6,400 Nisga’a gained ownership of almost 2,000 square km (770 square miles) in the Nass valley plus powers of self-government.


1999      


Jan 4, The euro, the new money of 11 European nations, got off to a strong start on its first trading day, rising against the dollar on world currency markets and closed in New York at $1.181.

Jan 31, In Florida the Denver Broncos, led by quarterback John Elway, beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII.

Jan 31, Scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham reported that the AIDS virus originated from a subspecies of chimpanzee in western Africa and that it jumped to humans in the last 50 years.

Jan, Shawn Fanning, a computer science student at Boston's Northeastern Univ., wrote Napster, a software program to share music files over the Internet. He and Sean Parker founded the Napster file-sharing service.

Feb 13, Pres. Clinton announced that he would send some 4,000 troops to Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping force if warring Serbs and ethnic Albanians reached a political settlement.

Feb 23, Serbs agreed in principle to give limited self-rule to majority ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, thereby temporarily heading off NATO air strikes

Mar 17, Instant replay was voted back in the NFL for the 1999 season.

April 1, In recognition of Inuit land claims, 770,000 sq. mls. of the Canadian Northwest Territories' Central Keewatin and Baffin Region became Nunavut Territory. Nominations for naming the western half were solicited. The territory would be governed by a 19-member legislature.

Apr 16, Wayne Gretzky, hockey star of the New York Rangers, announced his retirement.

Apr 20, In Littleton, Colo., 2 Columbine High School students, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, used guns and explosives to randomly kill 12 other students and one teacher before killing themselves; part of a small clique that identified themselves as the "Trench Coat Mafia."

Jun 22, Zimbabwe reported that an estimated 3,000 people were dying per week, nearly 70% of them from AIDS-related illnesses. 25% of the population was said to be infected with the AIDS causing virus.

Jul 27, Binney & Smith Inc., makers of Crayola crayons, adopted the name "chestnut" to replace "Indian red."

Jul, Apple corp. introduced a mobile Macintosh, the iBook. The laptop was priced at $1,599 and had a 233 MHz G3 processor.

Aug 9, Russian President Boris Yeltsin dismissed Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin and the entire Cabinet, marking the fourth time in 17 months he had fired the government. Yeltsin named Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, the new prime minister.

Aug 11, In Kansas the KC Board of Education deleted virtually any mention of evolution from the state's science curriculum.

Aug 26, In Australia the Parliament recognized 200 years of injustice to its indigenous people.

Sep 13, In Zimbabwe AIDS activists gathered in Lusaka for a 4-day conference on the disease that had already killed 11 million Africans. 5 Africans were being infected every 2 minutes.

Sep 14, Hurricane "Floyd" clobbered the Bahamas, toppling power lines, ripping roofs off homes and pushing a roiling sea into streets before heading toward the southeastern United States. Hurricane Floyd forced the evacuation of 800,00 in South Carolina and 500,000 in Georgia.

Nov 30, In Seattle riot police struggled with at least 40,000 protestors who forced the World Trade Organization to cancel the opening session of a 3-day 135-nation trade summit meeting. Mayor Paul Schell declared a state of emergency and a night curfew

Dec 1, Queen Elizabeth approved a law that granted semi-autonomy to Northern Ireland and a midnight power passed formally from London to Belfast.
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