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1996 United States Senate election in New Mexico

The 1996 United States Senate election in New Mexico was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Pete Domenici won re-election to a fifth term.

1996 United States Senate election in North Carolina

The North Carolina United States Senate election of 1996 was held on November 5, 1996 as part of the nationwide elections to the Senate, and coinciding with the 1996 presidential election. The general election was a rematch of the 1990 election: ...

1996 United States Senate election in Oklahoma

The 1996 United States Senate election in Oklahoma was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, first elected in a 1994 special election, won re-election to his first full term.

1996 United States Senate election in Oregon

The 1996 United States Senate election in Oregon was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican United States Senator Mark Hatfield decided to retire after thirty years in the Senate. Oregon State Senate President Gordon H. Smith, who had run ...

1996 United States Senate special election in Oregon

The 1996 United States Senate special election in Oregon was held on January 30, 1996 to fill the seat vacated by Republican Bob Packwood, who had resigned from the Senate due to sexual misconduct allegations. In the primaries held on December 5, ...

1996 United States Senate election in Rhode Island

The 1996 United States Senate election in Rhode Island took place on November 4, 1996. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell decided to retire. Democratic nominee U.S. Representative Jack Reed won the open seat.

1996 United States Senate election in South Carolina

The 1996 South Carolina United States Senate election was held on November 5, 1996 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of South Carolina. Popular incumbent Republican Senator Strom Thurmond won re-election against Democratic challenger Elli ...

1996 United States Senate election in South Dakota

The 1996 United States Senate election in South Dakota was held on November 4, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Larry Pressler ran for re-election to a fourth term, but was narrowly defeated by Democratic nominee Tim Johnson by 9.000 votes ...

1996 United States Senate election in Tennessee

The 1996 Tennessee United States Senate election was held on November 5, 1996 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of Tennessee. Republican Senator Fred Thompson ran for re-election to a full six-year term. Thompson defeated the Democratic c ...

1996 United States Senate election in Texas

The 1996 United States Senate election in Texas was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Phil Gramm won re-election to a third term.

1996 United States Senate election in Virginia

The 1996 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Warner won re-election to a fourth term over Democratic challenger Mark Warner, who is of no relation.

1996 United States Senate election in West Virginia

The 1996 United States Senate election in West Virginia was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller was easily re-elected to a third consecutive term.

1996 United States Senate election in Wyoming

The 1996 United States Senate election in Wyoming was held November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson decided to retire. Republican nominee Mike Enzi won the open seat.

Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival is a large gathering of carol singers in Nigeria. A concert featuring 25.272 carol singers at the Akwa Ibom Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, with Guinness World Records representatives in attendance, was o ...

Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival

Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival is a local event occurring in various venues around Brighstone and Mottistone on the Isle of Wight in England for the winter tourist season. This charitable event raises money for local and national charities

Felicitas (1818 ship)

Felicitas was launched Chittagong in 1818. She was registered at Calcutta and made one voyage to Great Britain. She was wrecked at Madras in December 1827.

HMS Thais (1829)

Thais had a length at the gundeck of 90 feet 27.4 m and 72 feet 3 inches 22.0 m at the keel. She had a beam of 24 feet 8 inches 7.5 m, a draught of about 9 feet 2.7 m and a depth of hold of 11 feet 3.4 m. The ships tonnage was 230 64/94 tons burt ...

Comet (1791 ship)

Comet was launched in 1791 at Rotherhithe. At the outbreak of war with France, she briefly became a privateer before the British East India Company chartered her for one voyage to bring back sugar, saltpeter, and other goods from Bengal. Between ...

SS Doric Star

SS Doric Star, was a British cargo liner operated by the Blue Star Line from 1922 to 1939 until she was intercepted and sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee off the coast of South West Africa, becoming the seventh victim of Graf ...

HMS Forfar (F30)

The ship was built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Glasgow, Scotland, as the passenger ship SS Montrose for the Canadian Pacific Steamships Company and was launched on 14 December 1920, sponsored by Lady Raeburn, the wife ...

HMS Tetcott (L99)

HMS Tetcott was a Type II British Hunt-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during World War II. She was the only Royal Navy ship to be named after the Tetcott fox hunt.

HMS Banka

HMS Banka was a British minesweeper which was officially sunk on 9 December 1941 by a mine off the coast of Malaysia. Its crew of four British officers and 40 Malays all died with the exception of six Malay crew. He was deployed to help British, ...

USS Bittern (AM-36)

USS Bittern was a Lapwing -class minesweeper in the United States Navy. She was named after the bittern, a bird of the heron family. Bittern was launched 15 February 1919, when the Alabama ship repair and shipbuilding Co. Mobile, Alabama, sponsor ...

HMS Galatea (71)

HMS Galatea was an Arethusa -class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was built by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., with the keel being laid down on 2 June 1933. She was launched on 9 August 1934, and commissioned 14 August 1935.

SS Idaho

SS Idaho was a 10.000-ton Texaco T2 type tanker ship, original named SS Ditigo built by the Texas Steamship Company of Bath, Maine, completed in February of 1919. In 1940 she was renamed the SS Idaho. SS Idaho was attacked by the Japanese submari ...

USS Maryland (BB-46)

USS Maryland, also known as "Old Mary" or "Fighting Mary" to her crewmates, was a Colorado -class battleship. She was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the seventh state. She was commissioned in 1921, and serving as ...

USS McCalla (DD-253)

The first USS McCalla was a Clemson -class destroyer in the United States Navy. She transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Stanley during World War II.

USS New Mexico (BB-40)

USS New Mexico was a battleship in service with the United States Navy from 1918 to 1946. She was the lead ship of a class of three battleships, and the first ship to be named for the state of New Mexico. Her keel was laid down on 14 October 1915 ...

USS Penguin (AM-33)

USS Penguin was a Lapwing -class minesweeper acquired by the United States Navy, named after the bird. Penguin was laid down 17 November 1917 at the new Jersey dry dock and transportation co., Elizabethport, new Jersey, began on 12 June 1918 and ...

HMS Peterel (1927)

HMS Peterel was a river gunboat built by Yarrow Shipbuilders at Scotstoun and she was the sixth Royal Navy to carry the name. Her name differed from the accepted modern day spelling for Petrel as per the bird as it reprised the name of the origin ...

HMS Thracian (1920)

The S-class destroyers were improved versions of the preceding Modified R class. They displaced 1.075 long tons 1.092 t. The ships had an overall length of 276 feet 84.1 m, a beam of 26 feet 8 inches 8.1 m and a draught of 9 feet 2.7 m. They were ...

German submarine U-75 (1940)

German submarine U-75 was a Type VIIB U-boat of Nazi Germanys Kriegsmarine during World War II. U-75 was moderately successful in her early career in the Battle of the Atlantic, but in autumn 1941 she was dispatched to the Mediterranean Sea with ...

German submarine U-131 (1941)

German submarine U-131 was a Type IXC U-boat of Nazi Germanys Kriegsmarine during World War II. Built at the shipyard DeSchiMAG AG Weser in Bremen, she was laid down on 1 September 1940, launched 1 April 1941 and commissioned on 1 July 1941, with ...

USS Walker (DD-163)

The first USS Walker was a Wickes -class destroyer that saw service in the United States Navy during World War I. She was named for Admiral John Grimes Walker.

HMS Achates (H12)

HMS Achates was an A-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during the late 1920s. Completed in 1930, she initially served with the Mediterranean Fleet. She was sunk on 31 December 1942 during the Battle of the Barents Sea.

HMS Argonaut (61)

HMS Argonaut was a Dido -class cruiser of the British Royal Navy which saw active service during the Second World War. Constructed at the Cammell Laird shipyard, Birkenhead, Argonaut was laid down in 1939, launched in September 1941, and formally ...

HMS Blean (L47)

HMS Blean was a Type III Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was named after the Blean Beagles Hunt at the village of Blean just north of Canterbury. She had the shortest career of any of the Hunt-class destroyers. Built in Hebburn on the ...

SS Canadian Mariner

SS Canadian Mariner was a freighter built by Halifax Shipyards Ltd in 1920. She was the first steel ship built in Halifax and was used as a general cargo ship until she was sunk in the Pacific in 1942.

HMS Fidelity (D57)

The 2.456 ton ship was built by H. & C. Grayson Ltd. of Garston, Liverpool, and completed in 1920 for Compagnie de Navigation Paquet, Marseilles. In June 1940, Le Rin sailed for Gibraltar under the command of Lieutenant De Andre Michel Peri and C ...

HMS Firedrake (H79)

HMS Firedrake was an F-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during the early 1930s. Although assigned to the Home Fleet upon completion, the ship was attached to the Mediterranean Fleet in 1935–36 during the Abyssinia Crisis. During the Spani ...

HMS Holcombe (L56)

HMS Holcombe was a Type III Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was named after the Holcombe Hunt in Lancashire. She was the first and thus far only ship of the Royal Navy named HMS Holcombe. Built on the Clyde Alexander Stephen and sons, ...

HMS Porcupine (G93)

HMS Porcupine was a P-class destroyer built by Vickers Armstrong on the River Tyne. She was ordered on 20 October 1939, laid down on 26 December 1939 and launched on 10 June 1941. She was commissioned on 31 August 1942, but had a relatively short ...

USS Rescuer (ARS-18)

USS Rescuer was a Rescuer -class rescue and salvage ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Her task was to come to the aid of stricken vessels.

Japanese destroyer Teruzuki (1941)

The Akizuki -class ships were originally designed as anti-aircraft escorts for carrier battle groups, but were modified with torpedo tubes and depth charges to meet the need for more general-purpose destroyer. Her crew numbered 300 officers and e ...

German submarine U-357

German submarine U-357 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germanys Kriegsmarine during World War II and was sunk by British warships northwest of Ireland in December 1942 on her first operational patrol.

USS Wasmuth (DD-338)

Wasmuth was laid down on 12 August 1919 at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, designated DD-338 on 17 July 1920, launched on 15 September 1920, sponsored by Miss Gertrude E. Bennet, stepdaughter of Lieutenant Colonel R. H. Davis, USM ...

SS Frederick Bartholdi

SS Frederick Bartholdi was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Frederick Bartholdi, French sculptor who is best known for designing Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Lib ...

SS John Bascom

SS John Bascom was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John Bascom, a professor of rhetoric at Williams College from 1855 to 1874, and the president of the University of Wisconsin from 1874 to 1887.

SS John Harvey

SS John Harvey was a U.S. World War II Liberty ship. This ship is most well known for carrying a secret cargo of mustard gas and whose sinking by German aircraft in December 1943 at the port of Bari in south Italy caused an unintentional release ...

USS Leary (DD-158)

USS Leary was a Wickes -class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Lieutenant Clarence F. Leary, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross in World War I. Commissioned in 1919, she saw a number of fleet exercises a ...