Yasser Arafat

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First President of the Palestinian Authority

On January 20th 1996, about 1 million Palestinians participated in a vote, of which over 88 percent of the vote in favour Continue reading

Canada starts Digital Wireless Cable TV

This cable TV is digital and totally wireless, employing no ground wires, but instead uses a satellite network. Continue reading

Three Heads of State to meet online

When the internet was just a baby, 3 Heads of state of 3 countries met online for 10 minute chat, on January 17, 1996. Continue reading

Rice now dates back to 11,500 years ago.

Up to the end of the 1900s it was widely believed that rice originated in India circa 3000 BCE. Continue reading

1 billion bits of data per square inch

In April 1996 an American computer company IBM (International Business Machines) of Armonk, NY, USA, introduced a disk drive that could hold / store 1 billion bits of data per square. Continue reading