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1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (dominical letter GF) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1996th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 996th year of the 2nd millennium, the 96th year of the 20th century, and the seventh year of the 1990s decade.

1996 was designated as:

  • International Year for the Eradication of Poverty

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Feb.15: Long March rocket, with Intelsat 708 satellite, veers upon launch (images from Cox Commission report for U.S. Congress).

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The electron microscope revealed chain structures in meteorite fragment ALH84001.

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Nobel Prizes

Right Livelihood Award