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January 3, 1996
The smallest mobile phone to date is released by Motorola as the Motorola StarTAC Wearable Cellular Telephone.
January 21, 1996
The detonation of the last atomic bomb to be tested by France takes place.
January 26, 1996
First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton testifies before a grand jury in regards to the Whitewater scandal.
February 28, 1996
The Album of the Year award is won by Alanis Morissette, making her the youngest person to win this award to date.
March 14, 1996
Egypt holds an international peace summit in response to the terrorist attacks in the Middle East.
March 25, 1996
Best Picture of the 68th Academy Awards is won by the film Braveheart.
May 10, 1996
A nationwide ban is placed on possession of automatic and semi-automatic rifles by the Australian government after the Port Arthur massacre took place.
June 23, 1996
Japan introduces the Nintendo 64 video game system.
June 28, 1996
The signing of the Constitution of Ukraine into law takes place.
July 5, 1996
The birth of the first successfully cloned mammal from an adult cell, Dolly the sheep, takes place at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland.
July 8, 1996
The youngest person ever to win the Ladies' Doubles event at Wimbledon is Martina Hingis age 15.
July 18, 1996
The sentencing of Howard Hughes to life in prison takes place for raping and murdering Sophie Hook, a 7-year-old girl.
July 29, 1996
The United States federal court deems the child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act as being too broad.
August 13, 1996
The possibility of the existence of water on one of Jupiter's moons is presented in data sent by the Galileo space probe.
August 30, 1996
A failed attempt to bring a section of the RMS Titanic to the surface is made in front of 1,700 spectators.
September 7, 1996
The drive-by shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur takes place, resulting in his death 6 days later.
September 10, 1996
The signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty occurs.
September 24, 1996
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty is signed by President Bill Clinton at the United Nations.
October 23, 1996
The civil trial for O.J. Simpson begins in California.
November 16, 1996
Honorary United States citizenship is given to Mother Teresa.
December 2, 1996
The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments is signed by President Clinton.
December 20, 1996
The Apple Computer company that was co-founded by Steve Jobs buys Steve Jobs' new company, NeXT.
December 29, 1996
A 36-year civil war in Guatemala is ended by the signing of a peace accord by Guatemala and the leaders of the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union.