Year 1993 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 22 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 21 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of French mathematician Pierre de Fermat after 356 years, the world's most difficult maths problem
  • Aug 4 Rwandian Hutus and Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Aug 20 Oslo Peace Accords signed, after secret negotiations in Norway, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month
  • Sep 9 Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition
  • Sep 13 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway, signed by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas
  • Oct 4 Troops and tanks of President Boris Yeltsin shell and occupy the Russian White House in Moscow, the house of government of the Russian Federation
  • Oct 15 Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 21 Failed military coup in Burundi, led by ex-President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, includes assassination President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
  • Nov 18 Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
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Historical Marriages

  • Feb 6 US Senator Mitch McConnell (51) weds economist Elaine Chao
  • Mar 20 Talk show host Morton Downey Jr (59) weds producer Lori Krebs (29) in Bellmore, New York
  • Apr 18 Beirut-hostage Terry Anderson marries Madeleine Bassil

Historical Divorces

  • Mar 2 Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins
  • Mar 5 Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi
  • Apr 23 Motley Crue's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn

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