Events in History in 1995

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  • Jan 1 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • Jan 1 Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • Jan 1 Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
  • Jan 1 International Year of Tolerance

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Jan 1 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • Jan 1 The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
  • Jan 1 Fred West is found dead in his prison cell; he was charged with 12 murders
  • Jan 2 Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
  • Jan 2 Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
  • Jan 2 Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)

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Jan 4 Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the US House of Representatives

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich
  • Jan 5 Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan, Iran, killing 18
  • Jan 6 A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
  • Jan 8 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
  • Jan 9 Ecuador & Peru involved in boundary fight
  • Jan 9 Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
  • Jan 11 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
  • Jan 11 DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
  • Jan 12 Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

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Jan 12 Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jan 14 10,000 South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
  • Jan 14 16th ACE Cable Awards: John Malone wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming

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Jan 14 Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex's $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 15 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • Jan 15 Western Washington begins using new area code 360
  • Jan 16 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
  • Jan 17 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
  • Jan 18 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
  • Jan 18 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
  • Jan 19 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
  • Jan 20 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
  • Jan 22 Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
  • Jan 25 Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee

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Jan 26 NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 29 Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
  • Jan 30 Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured
  • Jan 30 Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
  • Jan 30 Norway's Statoil announces a newly formed consortium that will supply Norwegian natural gas to the European continent
  • Jan 31 President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
  • Feb 1 Amtrak NY-Tampa run ends
  • Feb 1 Amy van Dikes swims woman's world record 50 m butterfly (26.73)
  • Feb 1 Andy & Grant Flower make 269 stand vs Pak, brotherly record
  • Feb 2 US space shuttle Discovery launched
  • Feb 3 STS 63 (Discovery 19), launches into orbit
  • Feb 4 Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
  • Feb 4 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)
  • Feb 5 Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
  • Feb 5 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke: 27.77
  • Feb 8 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
  • Feb 9 Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)
  • Feb 9 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • Feb 9 45th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Bait" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 10 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
  • Feb 11 Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)
  • Feb 11 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
  • Feb 11 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 11 West Indies score 5-660 against NZ
  • Feb 12 Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly
  • Feb 12 Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)
  • Feb 12 Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7:37.51)
  • Feb 12 Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k indoor (7:35.15)
  • Feb 12 PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections
  • Feb 12 Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)
  • Feb 13 Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on XTRA-FM
  • Feb 13 West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
  • Feb 13 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
  • Feb 14 Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d
  • Feb 15 Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns
  • Feb 15 Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
  • Feb 15 Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
  • Feb 17 Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the Long Island Rail Road in NY
  • Feb 17 Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
  • Feb 19 Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
  • Feb 19 Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
  • Feb 19 Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
  • Feb 19 Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
  • Feb 19 37th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins (141.71 MPH)
  • Feb 21 RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
  • Feb 22 Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
  • Feb 22 Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
  • Feb 23 Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
  • Feb 23 Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
  • Feb 24 The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
  • Feb 25 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
  • Feb 25 Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead
  • Feb 25 PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
  • Feb 26 London finance house Barings collapses after huge losses in Singapore by rogue trader Nick Leeson
  • Feb 27 Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
  • Feb 28 Denver International Airport opens
  • Feb 28 The US Pentagon announces that it monitored Iranian installation of surface-to-air Hawk missiles in the Strait of Hormuz
  • Mar 1 Belgium ends military conscription
  • Mar 1 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
  • Mar 1 Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
  • Mar 1 Part of Houston begins using new area code 281
  • Mar 1 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns
  • Mar 2 British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC
  • Mar 2 Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed
  • Mar 2 Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
  • Mar 4 1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
  • Mar 4 Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital
  • Mar 4 Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
  • Mar 5 Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election

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Mar 5 Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg

  • Mar 5 Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)
  • Mar 6 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
  • Mar 6 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
  • Mar 7 US dollar worth record 1.5330 Dutch guilders
  • Mar 7 NY becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
  • Mar 8 -26°F (-32.2°C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Mar 8 -44°F (-42.2°C) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 8 Kostis Stephanopoulos, Greek conservative politician (President of Greece, 1995-2005), dies at 90
  • Mar 8 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
  • Mar 9 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
  • Mar 9 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
  • Mar 10 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed
  • Mar 11 -36.8°F (-38.2°C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 11 Pres Nazarbajev disbands Kazakhstan parliament
  • Mar 11 Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US
  • Mar 11 Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
  • Mar 12 Congress party loses India national election
  • Mar 12 Ice Pairs Championship at Birmingham won by Radka Kovarikova & Rene Novotny
  • Mar 12 Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain
  • Mar 12 Letitia Vriesde runs South American indoor record 800m (2:00.35)
  • Mar 12 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
  • Mar 12 World Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Birmingham won by Chen Lu (CHN)
  • Mar 13 Anti-fascist Kazakhstan anti-parliament forms
  • Mar 13 Hungarian Forint devalued 9%
  • Mar 13 Istanbul police shoot dead 16 Alawitische demonstrators
  • Mar 14 1st time 13 people in space
  • Mar 16 Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Oklahoma 77-67
  • Mar 16 Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment
  • Mar 16 World best 7th wkt stand 461 by Bhupinder Singh Jr & P Dharmani
  • Mar 17 British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
  • Mar 17 Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
  • Mar 17 US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co
  • Mar 18 STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days
  • Mar 19 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway
  • Mar 19 Arizona outside of Phoenix begins using new telephone area code 520
  • Mar 19 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)
  • Mar 19 Finnish Social Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
  • Mar 19 Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3:54.08)
  • Mar 20 Dow-Jones hits record 4083.68
  • Mar 20 Poison Gas released in Tokyo subway 12 killed, 4,700 injured
  • Mar 21 NJ officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295
  • Mar 21 NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
  • Mar 22 Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
  • Mar 23 Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
  • Mar 26 Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
  • Mar 26 The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.
  • Mar 28 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
  • Mar 29 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM
  • Mar 31 1st game at Coors Stadium Colo (replacement Rockies beat Yanks 4-1)
  • Apr 1 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
  • Apr 2 NY Police Dept & NY Transit Police merge into one organization
  • Apr 2 North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
  • Apr 2 Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50
  • Apr 3 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena
  • Apr 8 BPAA US Open won by Dave Husted
  • Apr 10 NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
  • Apr 13 Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
  • Apr 18 Houston Post folds after 116 years
  • Apr 19 Oklahoma City bombing - a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500
  • Apr 21 FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing
  • Apr 22 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby
  • Apr 23 President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City
  • Apr 24 Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
  • Apr 24 Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B Murray
  • Apr 26 Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
  • Apr 28 Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die
  • Apr 28 Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die
  • Apr 29 Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Apr 30 After 120 years the last 15 A & S dept stores close
  • May 1 Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia v WI at Sabina Park
  • May 1 Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
  • May 1 "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)
  • May 2 Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
  • May 2 Serbian missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
  • May 3 David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus & Buddy)
  • May 7 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election
  • May 7 Twins beat Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours & 36 minutes
  • May 9 Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
  • May 10 Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein
  • May 10 In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
  • May 11 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • May 12 Dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59)
  • May 12 Jose Mesa gets 1st of his M.L. record 37 consecutive saves
  • May 13 6.5 earthquake hits Greece

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May 14 Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader

11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
11th Panchen Lama
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • May 15 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • May 16 Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
  • May 18 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma
  • May 19 Emmy 22nd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 15th time
  • May 19 World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai
  • May 20 Twins Marty Cordova ties rookie record of HRs in 5 consecutive games
  • May 22 Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised
  • May 25 The Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla.
  • May 28 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • May 28 Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941
  • Jun 1 68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
  • Jun 1 Rangers' Kenny Rogers scoreless inning streak ends after 39