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1996 was, on Earth's calendar, the 97th year of the 20th century, and the seventh year of the 1990s decade. Although this was a time period before Human formulation of stardates, this era begins with stardate 1996.0[1].

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  • January 5: At Area 51, the team around Dr. Jeffrey Carlson - Shannon O'Donnel, Dr. Marcus Walter Nichols, Jackson Roykirk and Shaun Geoffrey Christopher - celebrate the successful finalization of their DY-100 project. During the celebration, Shannon is contacted by Roberta Lincoln and the two women have an urgent meeting in the DY-100 construction bay, where Roberta finally drops her disguise. Shannon is instrumental in helping Roberta stealing the DY-100. She later claims that she was under the influence of Ferengi mind-control, but is relieved from duty.[2]
  • January 10: U.S. forces bombed Khan Noonien Singh's "terrorist base" in Chandigarh as well as several other Augment bases in Serbia. Just before Khan releases his ultimate weapon, the "Morning Star", which would ultimately destroy the ozone layer, Gary Seven beams into his palace and offers him a way out - aboard the DY-100.[2]
  • January 11: Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln place Khan and the remainders of his followers on the DY-100 (which is baptized SS Botany Bay by Khan) and send them off to space into exile. During this final mission, it is revealed that Isis, Seven's mysterious cat, was amongst Khan's closest followers under the disguise as Lady Ament; she is accidentally killed by Joaquin Weiss.[2][3]
  • February 2: Gary Seven ends his mission on Earth, traveling back to the Aegis. He leaves the Aegis Earth mission in the hands of Roberta Lincoln. Roberta hires Rain Robinson to be her aide.[2]
  • June 30: The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas is closed.[4]
  • USS Voyager is accidentally thrown backward in time to this year from 2372. The ship's radiation is spotted by Rain Robinson. The crew of Voyager prevents Henry Starling from causing a temporal explosion before they safely return to their own time.[5]
  • Earth scientists announce discovery of possible microfossil from Mars, as the first evidence of life from another world.[4]
  • Tarbolde, an author from Canopus Planet, writes the sonnet "Nightingale Woman".[6]

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Title Series Date Media Notes Image
The Eugenics Wars

The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2

Chapters 24-27
The Original Series January 5 - February 2, 1996 novel Khan2.JPG
Star Trek: Khan

Khan, Issue 3

1996 flashbacks
The Original Series May 7, 1996 comic Flashback to the end of the Augment Alliance and Khan Noonien Singh's escape from Earth aboard the SS Botany Bay. Events take place in an alternate reality. IDW Star Trek Khan 3.jpg
Federation: The First 150 Years

Prologue: Cochrane's Flight, 2063-2120
Star Trek 1996 reference book Newspaper article covering the launch of the SS Botany Bay, and the escape of Khan's Augment group. Federation - The First 150 Years cover.jpg
Future's End

1996 time-travel scenes
Voyager November 1996 episode Starling and The Doctor.jpg
Strange New Worlds II

Almost... But Not Quite

Sections 3-5
Voyager November 1996 short story SNWII.jpg
From History's Shadow

Chapter 38
The Original Series November 6, 1996 novel From History's Shadow cover.jpg
Elusive Salvation

"One More Last Thing": Chapter 33
The Original Series November 7, 1996 novel Top-secret organization Section 31 is created by Pentagon officers in Washington, D.C. Elusive Salvation cover.jpg

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  • Star Trek celebrates its thirtieth anniversary.

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