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  Timeline: 1996  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 23, 1996 Milan-San Remo Gabriele Colombo (Ita) 294 km
April 7, 1996 Tour of Flanders Michele Bartali (Ita) 269 km
April 14, 1996 Paris-Roubaix Johan Museeuw (Bel) 262 km
April 21, 1996 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Pascal Richard (Sui) 263 km
May 18-June 9, 1996 Giro d'Italia Pavel Tonkov (Rus) 22 Stages, 3,990 km
June 29-July 21, 1996 Tour de France Bjarne Riis (Den) 21 Stages, 3,765 km
Sept 7-29, 1996 Vuelta a Espana Alex Zulle (Sui) 22 Stages, 3,947 km
October 13, 1996 World Championships Johan Museeuw (Bel) Lugano, Suisse 252 km

October 19, 1996

Giro di Lombardia Andrea Tafi (Ita) Varese-Bergamo, 250 km

•  Olympic Games - Atlanta, Georgia, a suspected terrorist bomb exploded in Centennial Park killing one person. The media and investigators falsely investigate security guard Richard Jewell, who late cleared himself as a suspect.

•  Saudi Arabia - a terrorist truck bomb exploded outside an American Military barracks killing 19 people.

•  Cloning - Dolly the sheep became the first successful mammal cloned.

•  July 18, 1996 - Flight 800 from New York to Paris, France crashed, killing all 230 passengers and crew on-board.

Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion: Roger Lapebie (Fra), 1911-1996, Tour de France champion in 1937.

* Vuelta a Espana Champion: Jose Manuel Fuente (Spa), 1945-1976, two time Vuelta Champion in 1972 and 1973.

George Burns, 1896-1996, was the legendary vaudeville comedian and Hollywood actor. He and wife Grace teamed in the popular "Burns and Allen" radio and TV show.


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