On This Day in History for December 18 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 117 of 117

  • 1990 NL releases short list of teams for 1993 NL expansion
  • 1990 NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Washington, D.C. as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)
  • 1990 Bush reiterates his "no concessions" stance against Iraq
  • 1991 General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
  • 1992 FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
  • 1993 Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)
  • 1994 General Hospital stars Kristina Malandro & Jack Wagner wed
  • 1994 Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
  • 1996 US TV industry execs agree to adopt a ratings system
  • 1996 The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect.
  • 1996 During a press conference, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Maleki states that Iran supports the free flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, but reserves the option of closing off the shipping route if it is threatened
  • 1997 HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
  • 1999 NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
  • 2002 Governor of California Gray Davis announces the state faces a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier
  • 2012 4 people are killed and 11 are injured after an apartment block collapses in Palermo, Italy
  • 2012 6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan
  • 2012 The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic

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Weddings in History

Deaths in History