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Headlines From 1996 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1996 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1996 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1996 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1996 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1996 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1996 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1996 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1996 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1996 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1996 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
8th February 1996An IRA ceasefire ends when a half-tonne bomb explodes in London's Canary Wharf District, killing two and causing over £85 million worth of damage.
14th February 1996Bob Paisley, former Liverpool football manager (b. 1919) dies.
15th February 1996In southwest Wales, the oil tanker ‘Sea Empress’ runs aground, spilling 73,000 tonnes of crude oil that kills many birds.
13th March 1996Unemployed former shopkeeper Thomas Hamilton walks into the Dunblane Primary School in Scotland and opens fire, killing sixteen students and one teacher before then shooting himself.
17th March 1996Sri Lanka wins the Cricket World Cup with a famous victory against the tournament favourite Australia.
10th May 1996A sudden storm engulfs Mount Everest with several climbing teams stranded high on the mountain. Eight people are left dead and at least four other climbers die by the end of the month. 1996 remains the worst year of fatalities on the mountain to date.
15th June 1996An IRA bomb explodes in Manchester, injuring over 200 people and devastating a large part of the city centre.
29th June 1996“The Prince's Trust” concert is held in Hyde Park and is attended by 150,000 people. The Who headlines the event in their first performance since 1989.
30th June 1996 Germany beats the Czech Republic 2-1 with a Golden Goal in extra time to win Euro ‘96 at Wembley.
8th July 1996Martina Hingis becomes the youngest person in history to win at Wimbledon in the Ladies' Doubles event, aged fifteen years and 282 days.
19th July 1996The 1996 Summer Olympic Games is opened by U.S. President Bill Clinton in Atlanta, United States.
27th July 1996The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics kills one person and injures 111.
11th August 1996Oasis plays the biggest free-standing concert in UK history at Knebworth, Hertfordshire.
28th August 1996The Prince and Princess of Wales are formally divorced at the High Court of Justice in London. Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales is restyled Diana, Princess of Wales.
25th September 1996The last of the Magdalen Asylums is closed in Ireland.
5th November 1996 Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton defeats Republican challenger Bob Dole to win his second term in the 1996 U.S. presidential election.
16th November 1996Mother Teresa receives honorary U.S. citizenship.
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A Newspaper From 1996

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