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  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Aug 6, 1996

    First Chechen War

    The Chechens launched another surprise attack on Grozny

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Aug 6, 1996

    On 6 August 1996, three days before Yeltsin was to be inaugurated for his second term as Russian president and when most of the Russian Army troops were moved south due to what was planned as their final offensive against remaining mountainous separatist strongholds, the Chechens launched another surprise attack on Grozny.




  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Monday Aug 19, 1996

    First Chechen War

    Ultimatum for Chechen fighters to leave the city within 48 hours

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Monday Aug 19, 1996

    On 19 August, despite the presence of 50,000 to 200,000 Chechen civilians and thousands of federal servicemen in Grozny, the Russian commander Konstantin Pulikovsky gave an ultimatum for Chechen fighters to leave the city within 48 hours, or else it would be leveled in a massive aerial and artillery bombardment. He stated that federal forces would use strategic bombers (not used in Chechnya up to this point) and ballistic missiles. This announcement was followed by chaotic scenes of panic as civilians tried to flee before the army carried out its threat, with parts of the city ablaze and falling shells scattering refugee columns.




  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Aug 22, 1996

    First Chechen War

    Bad Joke

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Aug 22, 1996

    The bombardment was however soon halted by the ceasefire brokered by General Alexander Lebed, Yeltsin's national security adviser, on 22 August. Gen. Lebed called the ultimatum, issued by General Pulikovsky, a "bad joke".




  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1996

    Princess Diana

    Divorce

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1996

    The divorce was finalised on 28 August 1996.




  • England
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1996

    Prince Charles

    Divorce

    England
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1996

    Within five years, the marriage was in trouble due to the couple's incompatibility and near 13-year age difference. Charles resumed his relationship with his former girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles, and Diana began one with Major James Hewitt, the family's former riding instructor. In December 1992, British Prime Minister John Major announced the couple's formal separation in Parliament. Charles and Diana divorced on 28 August 1996.




  • Las Delicias, Caquetá, Colombia
    Friday Aug 30, 1996

    Colombian conflict

    FARC Attack on The Colombian Army base in Las Delicias

    Las Delicias, Caquetá, Colombia
    Friday Aug 30, 1996

    In Las Delicias, Caquetá, five FARC fronts (about 400 guerrillas) recognized intelligence pitfalls in a Colombian Army base and exploited them to overrun it on August 30, 1996, killing 34 soldiers, wounding 17 and taking some 60 as prisoners.




  • Russia
    Saturday Aug 31, 1996

    First Chechen War

    Khasav-Yurt Accord

    Russia
    Saturday Aug 31, 1996

    During eight hours of subsequent talks, Lebed and Maskhadov drafted and signed the Khasav-Yurt Accord on 31 August 1996.


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