1996

Big Year as I went out into the real world and moved to Florida

 
   
Michelle Anderson and me
 
golfing in Florida
  Working at Dave and Buster's with Jen Cox and Mackenzie Roberts   Me and my roommates in Florida - Chris Krajewski, Tim Sullivan and Nick Gianinni

 

Sports History
..Philadelphia Phillies (MBL) ..67-95 ..
..Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) ..45-24-13 ..Division Champions
..Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) ..10-6 ..
..Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) ..18-64 ..
..Philadelphia Wings (MLL) ..8-2 ..
..Penn State (College Football) ..9-4
..Salisbury University (my college) .. ..National Champions -

..Conference Champions -
Woman's Field Hockey
Men's Lacrosse


What Happened This Year?

The United States population is estimated at 264.6 million.

American film legend Gene Kelly and infamous pool player Minnesota Fats die.

After a seventeen-year FBI search, Theodore Kaczynski is turned in by his brother as the Unabomber who killed 3 people and injured 23 in sustained acts of mail terrorism.

The line-item veto is passed through Congress and signed into law by United States President Clinton.

In Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu defeats Shimon Peres in an election to become prime minister, casting the Middle East peace process into uncertainty.

Jazz great Ella Fitzgerald passes away.

Nineteen U.S. servicemen are killed and hundreds wounded in Saudi Arabia when a bomb planted in a fuel truck explodes in front of an apartment complex housing military personnel.

Protease inhibitors, a new kind of anti-viral drug, is found to dramatically reduce the levels of HIV in the blood of infected individuals.

During the 100th anniversary of the Olympics, a bomb explodes in Atlanta's Centennial Park, killing one and injuring 111 others.

Though unpopular, Russian President Boris Yeltsin is re-elected, beating Gennady Zyuganov, the leader of the Communist Party.

Just minutes after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Paris-bound TWA flight 800 explodes off the coast of Long Island, killing 230 on board.

At age 20, Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament for the third year in a row and turns to a professional career.

After fifteen years of marriage, Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Great Britain are divorced.

A shooting in Las Vegas results in the death of rapper Tupac Shakur.

Continued fighting in central Africa between Tutsi and Hutu creates a refugee crisis after fearful Hutu responsible for the murders of more than 500,000 Tutsi flee to Zaire, Tanzania, and Burundi.

Pursuant to the Dayton peace accords, armies in Bosnia retreat and national elections are held. Bosnian Muslim President Alija Izetbegovic is elected to lead a presidency that will include a Serb and a Croat.

Democrat Bill Clinton is re-elected president of the U.S., though Republicans retain control of Congress.

Tupac Amaru rebels take about 600 people hostage during a reception at the Japanese ambassador's house in Lima, Peru. President Alberto Fujimoro refuses to negotiate with the rebels, who were are killed during a rescue operation four months later.

In a mysterious case that will lead the tabloids and the police on a goosechase, 6-year-old child beauty pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey is found dead in her parents' cellar in Boulder, Colorado.

Madeline Albright becomes the first female secretary of state.