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Events in History in December 1992

  • 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 Galileo's nearest approach to Jupiter (303 km)

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
  • 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
  • Dec 30 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies