Historic Views of The Year 1996

Price «Lagun Onari" meaning good friend, is a medal instituted in 1996 by the government of the autonomous region Basque Country in Spain. Is awarded persons or institutions that have contributed to the Basque Country's best, its economic progress or promoted Basque history and culture abroad.

These are some noteworthies in 1996:

  • Yasir Arafat became the Palestinian President.
  • Mad cow disease in Britain, the EU banned the export of British beef.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) was elected prime minister in Israel.
  • Ruth Perry became President of Liberia and thus Africa's first female head of state.
  • Russian aircraft crashed just outside Longyearbyen Svalbard. 141 lost their lives.
  • Taliban took power in Kabul.
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland resigned as prime minister and was followed by Torbjorn Jagland.
  • Bill Clinton was re-elected as President of the United States.
  • Resistance Man during WW2, Max Manus, Kirsten Langbo known from "Children's Hour for the smallest", jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and the Danish poet Piet Hein died.

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