Portal:Current events/July 1996

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July 1996 was the seventh month of that leap year. The month, which began on a Monday, ended on a Wednesday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from July 1996.

  • Hurricane Bertha: made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 2 storm, causing $270,000,000 in damage ($466 million in present-day terms[1]) to the United States and its possessions and many indirect deaths.
  • An outbreak of E. coli food poisoning in Japan results in 6,000 children being ill, including two deaths, after a group of school children eat contaminated lunches.
  • Howard Hughes is sentenced to life imprisonment at Chester Crown Court for the rape and murder of 7-year-old Sophie Hook at Llandudno twelve months previously. The trial judge recommends that Hughes, 31, should never be released. However, the Home Secretary set his minimum term at 50 years in 2002, meaning he is eligible for parole in 2046.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  2. ^ "Westminster, Maryland". city-data.com.