Following the Port Arthur Massacre, John Howard's Australian government starts a gun buy back scheme. Compulsorily acquires more than 640,000 firearms, including many newly illegal semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.
- Patrick McGeown, Irish IRA member and hunger striker, dies at 40
Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes