Year 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 19 Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh sets a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 and injuring 500
  • May 11 More than 170 countries agree to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons [1]
  • Jul 11 More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys are massacred by Bosnian Serbs after they overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica on directive of Radovan Karadžić
  • Jul 23 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
  • Dec 14 The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in the former Yugoslavia including Slobodan Milošević, Alija Izetbegović, Franjo Tuđman and Bill Clinton
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Historical Figures Born in 1995

  • Feb 5 Trayvon Martin, Black American teenager (shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Florida), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2012)
  • May 24 Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein, eldest child of Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, the Regent and Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, and his wife Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Duchess in Bavaria, born in Portland Hospital, London
  • Oct 6 Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)
  • Dec 14 Princess Olimpia Preslavska of Bulgaria, born in London

Historical Marriages

  • Mar 18 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain
  • May 26 US Secretary of State John Kerry (51) weds philanthropist Teresa Heinz (56) in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Jul 1 Crown Prince of Greece and the oldest son of the deposed King Constantine of Greece, Pavlos (28) weds Robert W. Miller's daughter Marie-Chantal Miller (26) at London's Cathedral of Saint Sophia

Historical Divorces


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