2096 (MMXCVI) will be a leap year starting on Sunday (dominical letter AG) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2096th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 96th year of the 3rd millennium, the 96th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2090s decade.
Predicted and scheduled events
- February 29 – First time that Ash Wednesday falls on February 29.
- 2096 is the last leap year before 2100, which will not be a leap year.
- The dwarf planet 2015 RR245 will make its closest approach to the Sun.
- Events in the children's novel Tommy Storm take place.
- Events in Leprechaun 4: In Space take place.
- Events in the SimCity video game Las Vegas scenario where extraterrestrial attack the town take place in this year.
- The character Cy-5 from the video game, War Gods, comes from this year.
- Events in the game Syndicate (video game) start in this year.
- The OVA series Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn takes place in the year 2096 (Universal Century 0096).
- "Astronomers discover new distant dwarf planet beyond Neptune". Science Daily. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.