The last time England reached the Euros semi-final was 1996, here are some highlights from the year!




England are through to the semi-final of the Euros!


🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🎶 It’s coming home 🎶🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


But did you know that the last time we reached the semi-final was in 1996!? That’s a whole 25 years ago!


To celebrate England going through to the semi-final, let’s reflect on some highlights and events that also took place in the same year.


(so you can impress your friends and family with your awesome knowledge whilst watching the game tonight!!)


- In January, there were only 100,000 websites, compared to the 1 billion we have today.


- Take That announce they’re splitting up in February.


- The Pokémon video game was released world-wide also in February!


- The Spice Girls released their debut single in July – this became the 1996 number 1 in the charts!


- Independence Day was the top grossing film of the year.


- Scientists cloned the first ever sheep in July, they named her Dolly.


- Apple released the Power Macintosh 9500/150.


- The world record for keeping the original 1996/1997 Tamagotchi alive is Age 89 days.


Cloning, video games and the technological advancements of Tamagotchi. 1996 sure was a crazy year! Now let us know your highlights in the comments below!


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