On This Day

Year 1994 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 12 The Church of England ordains its first ever 33 female priests
  • Apr 6 Plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down by surface-to-air missiles, abruptly ending peace negotiations and sparking the Rwandan Genocide. Those responsible have never been identified.
  • Apr 22 7,000 Tutsi slaughtered by Hutus in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda
  • May 10 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
  • Jun 29 US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees
  • Jul 5 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos
  • Aug 31 The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Sinn Féin) declares a ceasefire in Northern Ireland
  • Sep 24 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar
  • Nov 9 Darmstadtium, Chemical element 110, discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, Germany
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Historical Figures Born in 1994

  • Jan 14 Samir Patel, American spelling bee winner
  • Jan 31 Vitalik Buterin, Russian-Canadian computer programmer (co-founder of Ethereum), born in Kolomna, Russia
  • Mar 26 Paige VanZant, American mixed martial artist born in Dundee, Oregon
  • Apr 25 Samuel Carvalho, British activist and mental health advocate, born in Cambridge, England
  • May 4 Pauline Ducruet, daughter of HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, born in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco

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Historical Marriages

Historical Divorces

  • Jan 14 Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas
  • Mar 24 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. divorces Emily Black
  • Apr 15 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (21 days after his divorce) weds Mary Richardson

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