Events in History in 1992 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 425 of 425

  • Dec 3 UN Security Council passes Resolution 794 authorizing US led allied forces to intervene in war-torn Somalia to restore order and allow humanitarian aid to be delivered

Historic Event

Dec 4 US President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to war-torn Somalia

  • 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]

Operation Restore Hope

Dec 9 US Marines and allied nations launch an amphibious and airborne operation in Mogadishu, Somalia to restore order to the war-torn nation. Authorized by UN Security Council Resolution 794 passed on December 3.

  • 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)

Engagement of Interest

Dec 12 Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada

  • 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"

Election of Interest

Dec 20 Slobodan Milošević re-elected president of Serbia

  • Dec 21 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die

Historic Event

Dec 22 Archives of Terror detailing police repression under Dictator Alfredo Stroessner and proving existence of Operation Condor, found by activist Dr. Martín Almada in Asunción, Paraguay [1]

  • Dec 22 Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die
  • Dec 24 US President George Bush issues a pardon to former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane for his role in Iran-Contra Affair
  • 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