1996 was the
start of the eBay era on the Internet
– (Aug. 20, 2014) – College freshmen across America are making their way to
their school of choice, including UMES today, as they embark on the next phase
of their formal education.
members of the Class of 2018 were born in 1996, when these events defined life
in the final decade of the 20th century.
computer “Deep Blue” won a chess match against world champion Garry Kasparov;
a week later Kasparov won a rematch.
Pokemon game phenomenon was launched in Japan.
won the Academy Award for best picture.
the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, was
born in Scotland.
Summer Olympics in Atlanta became infamously known for a bombing that killed
one person and injured 111.
Bill Clinton won a second term when he defeated U.S. Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas.
Agnew, a former vice president and governor of Maryland, famed astronomer Carl
Sagan and jazz great Ella Fitzgerald, after whom UMES’ performing arts center
is named, died.
from a Rose” by Seal was Record of the Year.
postage stamp cost 32 cents.
Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX, the last time “America’s Team”
was the NFL champion.
… a Motorola StarTAC cellphone – with an antenna – cost $1,000.
Bill Robinson, director, Office of Public Relations, (410) 621-2355