Ian’s Time Machine: April 10th, 1996 [VIDEO]
Today we go back in time to 1996 and reminisce about 'James and the Giant Peach', President Bill Clinton signed a bill and 2Pac releases his comeback song.
'James and the Giant Peach' was original a children's book written in 1961 by Ronald Dahl and was adapted to the big screen in 1996 produced by Tim Burton. The film is a combination of live action and animation and is about an orphan with terrible aunts as his guardians and he discovers a giant peach in his back yard, climbs inside and befriends human like bugs that take him on a fantastic journey. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best original music and was one of my favorite movies growing up.
President Bill Clinton signed the Line-item veto bill which is a special form of a veto in which the chief executive has the right to prevent particular provisions of a bill enacted by a legislative assembly from becoming law without killing all the other parts of the bill at the same time. President Nixon, Ford, and Reagan also signed this bill as a means of controlling the budget deficit problem.
And in music, Tupac Shakur released 'California Love' as his comeback song after his release from prison and was also his first single as a Death Row Records artist. The song was originally intended for rapper and producer Dr. Dre, but was given to 2Pac instead and Dre was featured on the track along with Roger Troutman. After spending two weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, it's one of 2pac's most recognizable songs.