Historical Events of 1996

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Can you name the significant events that happened in 1996?

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A blizzard closes this city's schools for the first time since 1978.January 7
Russian troops begin an extended engagement with militant separatists in this region.January 9
This musical about 'La Vie Bohème' opens off-Broadway.January 25
This chess-playing computer defeats Garry Kasparov.February 10
He becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia.March 11
A California jury finds these brothers guilty of murdering their parents.March 19
This Mel Gibson film wins 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.March 25
This school wins its first NCAA men's basketball championship since 1978, its 6th overall.April 1
Theodore Kaczynski, better known by this moniker, is arrested.April 3
This mountain sees the death of 8 climbers after a sudden storm descends on it. Jon Krakauer later published the book, 'Into Thin Air,' describing his experiences in the storm.May 10
This 'First Lady' of jazz passes away at 79.June 15
This South African Nobel laureate retires as Archbishop of Cape Town.June 23
Russia reelects this man as president.July 3
This famous sheep, the first successfully cloned mammal, is born.July 5
She helped the USA gymnastics team win a gold medal with a vault score of 9.712.July 23
This golfer wins his third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship.August 25
This rapper succumbs to injuries suffered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting.September 13
This cartridge-based video game console goes on sale in North America.September 26
Fred Goldman's wrongful death suit against this man goes to trial.October 23
They win their first World Series since 1978, 4-2 over the Atlanta Braves.October 26
This man wins 159 electoral votes; Bill Clinton wins 379.November 5
This space shuttle lifts off, beginning a record-setting 17 day mission.November 19
The United Nations General Assembly votes to confirm him as the next Secretary-General.December 17
This astronomer, one of 'billions and billions' of people on the 'pale blue dot,' dies.December 20

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