1996 was the start of the eBay era on the Internet

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Lakerera Little and her family at Freshman Move-in Day 2014

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (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.  

    Most members of the Class of 2018 were born in 1996, when these events defined life in the final decade of the 20th century.   

    • The computer "Deep Blue" won a chess match against world champion Garry Kasparov; a week later Kasparov won a rematch.  
    • The Pokemon game phenomenon was launched in Japan. 
    • "Braveheart" won the Academy Award for best picture.   
    • Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, was born in Scotland.   
    • The Summer Olympics in Atlanta became infamously known for a bombing that killed one person and injured 111.   
    • President Bill Clinton won a second term when he defeated U.S. Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas.   
    • Spiro 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.   
    • "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal was Record of the Year.  
    • A postage stamp cost 32 cents.   
    • The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX, the last time "America's Team" was the NFL champion.   

    And … a Motorola StarTAC cellphone - with an antenna - cost $1,000.

    xx  Bill Robinson, director, Office of Public Relations, (410) 621-2355