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Events in History in November 1994

  • Nov 1 Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
  • Nov 2 Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed
  • Nov 3 Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
  • Nov 3 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches
  • Nov 3 Susan Smith who claimed her two children were carjacked arrested for murder
  • Nov 3 Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)
  • Nov 4 Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazahkstan
  • Nov 4 San Francisco: First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
  • Nov 5 Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun
  • Nov 5 Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed
  • Nov 6 Emomali Rachmonov recognized as president of Tadzjikistan
  • Nov 8 Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms
  • Nov 8 Republican Party nominee Tom Ridge wins Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election with 45% of the vote
  • Nov 9 Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka
  • Nov 9 Chemical element Darmstadtium discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, German

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates

  • Nov 11 Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
  • Nov 13 Sweden agrees to join European Union
  • Nov 14 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel
  • Nov 14 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands
  • Nov 15 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45

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Nov 15 German Bundestag officially elects Helmut Kohl as Chancellor by a single vote (341-340)

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • Nov 15 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
  • Nov 17 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
  • Nov 17 Irish government of Reynolds resigns
  • Nov 20 Kosmos 2294/2295/2296 launches
  • Nov 20 Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war
  • Nov 25 Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company
  • Nov 27 Fire in disco in Fuxin, North-China, 233 killed
  • Nov 27 Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay
  • Nov 28 Norway votes against joining European Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Nov 29 Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding
  • Nov 30 Cruise ship Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die
  • Nov 30 Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal