Events in History in 1994

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  • Jan 1 Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13
  • Jan 1 International Year of Family
  • Jan 1 Jacobs Field opens with "Gateway's New Year's Eve Countdown to '94"
  • Jan 1 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
  • Jan 1 The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican State of Chiapas.
  • Jan 2 Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
  • Jan 3 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
  • Jan 3 Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
  • Jan 3 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field

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Jan 3 Restoration of South African citizenship, announced on 15 December 1993 by the South African parliament led by President F. W. de Klerk, becomes effective four months before the first South Africa non-racial polls of 27 April, 1994

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jan 6 Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
  • Jan 7 South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
  • Jan 7 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
  • Jan 7 United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
  • Jan 8 Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)
  • Jan 8 Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
  • Jan 8 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 9 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
  • Jan 9 Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 pts)
  • Jan 9 Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points)
  • Jan 10 Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis, begins
  • Jan 10 Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal
  • Jan 10 Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
  • Jan 11 Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
  • Jan 11 Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA

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Jan 12 Malcolm X's daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham's murder

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Jan 13 Italian government of Carlo Ciampi resigns
  • Jan 14 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
  • Jan 14 The Duchess of Kent converts to Catholicism, the first member of the Royal Family to do so in more than 300 years
  • Jan 15 15th ACE Cable Awards: Michael Fuchs wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming
  • Jan 15 Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)
  • Jan 15 Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist
  • Jan 16 Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)
  • Jan 17 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
  • Jan 18 The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
  • Jan 19 -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
  • Jan 19 -36°F (-38°C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
  • Jan 21 Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
  • Jan 21 Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane when she cut off her husband's penis
  • Jan 22 5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra
  • Jan 23 Bernie Kosar is 2nd QB to throw TD passes in AFC & NFC Champ games
  • Jan 23 Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Hercegovina
  • Jan 24 Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)
  • Jan 25 Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
  • Jan 25 US space probe Clementine launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  • Jan 27 Carlos Reina succeeds pres Callejas in Honduras
  • Jan 27 Romanian social democrats form government with anti-Semites
  • Jan 28 Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead
  • Jan 28 Inna Lassovskaja jumps ladies world record (14.78m)
  • Jan 30 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)
  • Jan 30 Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.
  • Jan 31 Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36
  • Feb 1 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.03 sec)
  • Feb 1 Large meteorite falls near Kusaie, Pacific Ocean

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Feb 3 President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Feb 3 STS-60 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Feb 4 20 die in armed assault on mosque in Khartoum, Sudan
  • Feb 4 Merlene Ottey runs world record 50 m indoor (6.00 sec)
  • Feb 4 Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 m indoor (8:18.71)
  • Feb 5 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson Miss, 30 years after the crime
  • Feb 5 68 killed and 200 wounded after a mortar bomb is set off in Sarajevo
  • Feb 6 Jose Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica
  • Feb 6 Martti Ahtisaari elected president of Finland

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Feb 7 Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Feb 7 Jim Nabors undergoes a liver transplant

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Feb 9 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Feb 10 44th Berlin International Film Festival: "In the Name of the Father" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 11 Space shuttle STS-60 (Discovery 18), lands
  • Feb 12 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston

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Feb 12 "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1893 pastel version) is stolen in Oslo

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • Feb 12 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.90m
  • Feb 13 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m
  • Feb 13 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5000m 6:34,96
  • Feb 13 Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
  • Feb 14 Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.
  • Feb 15 US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
  • Feb 16 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200
  • Feb 16 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 1500m (1:51.29)
  • Feb 16 Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru
  • Feb 18 Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43)
  • Feb 20 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage
  • Feb 20 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 10 km (13:30.55)

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Feb 20 Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Feb 20 36th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins (156.931 MPH)
  • Feb 25 Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
  • Feb 25 Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
  • Feb 27 Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
  • Feb 28 Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, comes into effect
  • Mar 1 Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland
  • Mar 1 Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution
  • Mar 2 William Natcher, (Rep-D-Ky), casts his 18,401 & last consecutive vote
  • Mar 2 Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender if taped statement is broadcasted, it is, but he doesn't
  • Mar 3 "Philoktetes Variations" with Ron Vawter premieres in Brussels
  • Mar 4 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
  • Mar 4 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit
  • Mar 5 Largest milkshake (1,955 gallons of chocolate-Nelspruit South Africa)
  • Mar 5 PBA National Championship won by David Traber
  • Mar 6 United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Mar 6 Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.
  • Mar 7 Charles Taylor resigns as President of Liberia
  • Mar 7 David Platt appointed captain of English football team
  • Mar 7 US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship

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Mar 7 ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Mar 8 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
  • Mar 8 US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
  • Mar 8 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal, kills 47
  • Mar 9 IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
  • Mar 10 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
  • Mar 11 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile
  • Mar 12 Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests
  • Mar 13 33.3% of Austria votes for ultra-right Freedom Party
  • Mar 13 Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed)
  • Mar 13 President Mangope of Bophuthatswana deposed
  • Mar 14 Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
  • Mar 14 Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard
  • Mar 14 Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
  • Mar 15 Experts from AL certify Indian's Jacobs Field is properly lit
  • Mar 16 Moravcik forms Slovakia government
  • Mar 16 Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • Mar 17 Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
  • Mar 18 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
  • Mar 18 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands
  • Mar 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy
  • Mar 19 2,500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde, Netherlands
  • Mar 19 Lara scores 167 for WI v England at Georgetown
  • Mar 19 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
  • Mar 20 El Salvador's 1st presidential election following 12-year-old civil war
  • Mar 20 Mashonaland U-24 beat Matabeleland on 1st inn to win Logan Cup
  • Mar 20 Wrestlemania X at Madison Square Garden NY, Bret Hart pins Yokozuna
  • Mar 20 Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa
  • Mar 21 Anne P Sidamon-Eristoff named chairwoman of Museum of National History
  • Mar 21 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) enters into force after being ratified by the required number of nations
  • Mar 22 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
  • Mar 22 South African government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
  • Mar 22 Soyuz TM-21 lands
  • Mar 23 Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days
  • Mar 23 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor
  • Mar 23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
  • Mar 23 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
  • Mar 24 F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in NC, 120 die
  • Mar 25 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
  • Mar 25 Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)
  • Mar 26 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
  • Mar 26 Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
  • Mar 26 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
  • Mar 27 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
  • Mar 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
  • Mar 27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
  • Mar 27 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
  • Mar 27 The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
  • Mar 28 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
  • Mar 28 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
  • Mar 28 BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom
  • Mar 29 Serbs & Croats sign a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
  • Mar 31 James Farentino pleads no contest to stalking ex-girl Tina Sinatra
  • Mar 31 Walkway from Cleveland's Tower City to Jacobs Field officially opens
  • Mar 31 The Journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull
  • Apr 1 Bob Feller Statue on Indians Plaza dedicated
  • Apr 2 1st exhibition game played at Jacobs Field, Pirates beat Indians, 6-4
  • Apr 4 1st game played at Jacobs Field, Indians beat Mariners 4-3 in 11 inn
  • Apr 4 KLM Saab 340B crashes at Schiphol, 3 killed
  • Apr 4 Largest Opening Day crowd at Yankee Stadium, 56,706
  • Apr 4 Netscape Communications founded as Mosaic Communications
  • Apr 4 Tony Curtis undergoes heart-bypass surgery
  • Apr 4 Day vs Mets starter Dwight Gooden
  • Apr 6 1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out
  • Apr 6 Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into Marla Maples' home
  • Apr 6 Liberal Supreme Court Justice Blackmun (Roe v Wade) resigns
  • Apr 6 Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis & himself
  • Apr 6 Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records

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Apr 6 Rwandan Genocide begins with the assassination of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira with their plane being shot down by surface-to-air missiles, abruptly ending peace negotiations. Those responsible have never been identified.

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • Apr 7 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
  • Apr 7 Vatican acknowledges Holocaust (Nazis killing Jews) for 1st time
  • Apr 8 Japans premier Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
  • Apr 8 Smoking banned in Pentagon & all US military bases
  • Apr 9 BPAA US Open by Justin Hromek
  • Apr 9 STS-59 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Apr 12 Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
  • Apr 13 Presidential guard at Kigali, Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death
  • Apr 13 Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur
  • Apr 13 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India

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Apr 14 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis operated on for a bleeding ulcer

  • Apr 14 US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, 26 die
  • Apr 14 Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript
  • Apr 15 Indians loses 1st game at Jacobs Field, KC wins 2-1
  • Apr 15 WMMS-FM's Jeff & Flash, & entire station staff, are fired
  • Apr 16 Circus performers Marissa Young (24) & Matt Richardson (21) wed
  • Apr 17 Aruba government of Oduber falls
  • Apr 18 Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994
  • Apr 18 Brian Lara scores 375 for WI vs England to beat Sobers' record
  • Apr 18 Former President Nixon suffered a stroke & dies 4 days later
  • Apr 18 Lebanon drops relations with Iran
  • Apr 18 STS-59 (Endeavour) lands [approx]
  • Apr 19 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election

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Apr 19 Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation for his police beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Apr 19 Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
  • Apr 20 Danny Harold Rolling sentenced to death in Florida for killing 5
  • Apr 20 Serbian army bombs hospital in Goradze Bosnia, 47 killed
  • Apr 20 Sohail & Inzamam make world record ODI partnership of 263