On This Day

1992 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 437 of 437

  • Nov 18 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM
  • Nov 20 Queen Elizabeth's home Windsor Castle catches fire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 Oregon Senator Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances

US Senator Bob Packwood
US Senator
Bob Packwood
  • Nov 22 Washington Post reports Oregon Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women
  • Nov 23 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold
  • Nov 24 Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
  • Nov 26 Sir Alec Jeffreys, British geneticist who developed widely-used techniques for DNA fingerprinting, becomes honorary freeman of the city of Leicester
  • Nov 27 Howard Stern Interview premieres on E! Network
  • Nov 27 Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire
  • Nov 30 Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die
  • Dec 1 2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die
  • Dec 1 Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco
  • Dec 2 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
  • Dec 3 UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia
  • Dec 3 The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

  • Dec 6 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
  • Dec 7 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
  • Dec 8 Spacecraft Galileo makes its second and closest flyby of Earth at a minimum distance of 305 km for a gravity assist on its way to Jupiter [1]

United NationsOperation Restore Hope

Dec 9 Operation Restore Hope: US Marines land in Somalia

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A US helicopter flies over Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, during Restore Hope in December 1995
A US helicopter flies over Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, during Restore Hope in December 1995
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  • Dec 10 Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
  • Dec 11 Nor'easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage
  • Dec 11 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • Dec 12 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)

HeartEngagement of Interest

Dec 12 Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada

Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan
Naruhito
  • Dec 13 FCC fines Infinity Broadcasting $600,000
  • Dec 14 52 people, including 25 children, are killed when a helicopter from Tkvarcheli is shot down during the War in Abkhazia
  • Dec 15 WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
  • Dec 17 Gen Suwa finds tooth of 4.4 million year old Australopithecus ramidus
  • Dec 18 FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
  • Dec 20 Northwest & KLM introduce a new joint logo "Worldwide Reliability"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 20 Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milošević
  • Dec 21 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
  • Dec 22 Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die
  • Dec 24 US President George H. W. Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger for Iran-contra affair
  • Dec 27 13th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
  • Dec 29 Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr killer) clemency

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