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Events in History in 1994 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 579

  • Apr 24 Armando Calderon Sol wins El Salvador presidential election
  • Apr 24 Bomb attack in center of Johannesburg, 9 killed
  • Apr 25 14" of snow in Southern California
  • Apr 25 Bomb attack on taxi stand in Johannesburg, 10 killed
  • Apr 25 Fishing boat with school children capsize at Lanaka Syria, 46 killed
  • Apr 25 King Azlan Shah of Malaysia resigns
  • Apr 25 Mexican businessman & billionaire Angel Losada kidnapped
  • Apr 25 Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan
  • Apr 26 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temperature record)
  • Apr 26 Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
  • Apr 26 1st day of voting in first ever multi-racial elections in South Africa, Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
  • Apr 26 Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
  • Apr 27 29.0°C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)

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Apr 27 Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 27 Freedom Day: day 2 of South Africa's 1st multi-racial elections and day most voted - some queuing for 10 hours

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Apr 28 Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and his wife Rosario plead guilty to spying for the Soviet Union and Russia

Soviet Union Spy Aldrich Ames
Soviet Union Spy
Aldrich Ames

  • Apr 28 Freddy Thielemans sworn in as Mayor of Brussels, Belgium
  • Apr 29 Last day of voting in 1st multi-racial elections in South Africa
  • Apr 29 Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
  • Apr 29 Israel & PLO sign economic accord
  • May 1 -3] Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
  • May 2 Bus crashes into a tree at Gdańsk Poland, 32 killed
  • May 2 Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides
  • May 2 Michael Bolton found to have plagurized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing"
  • May 3 D66/Dutch Liberal Party win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
  • May 5 Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
  • May 5 North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
  • May 6 Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
  • May 6 US House of Representatives passes the Federal Assault Weapons Ban

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 6 Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa's first post apartheid election

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Person of InterestThe Scream

May 7 Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" is recovered 3 months after it was stolen
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"The Scream", pastel on cardboard by Edvard Munch
  • May 8 Ernesto Perez Balladares elected president of Panama
  • May 8 Jose Maria Figueres becomes president of Costa Rica

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May 8 President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • May 8 Erling Kagge becomes the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge.
  • May 9 Mass murderer Joel Rifkin found guilty in New York
  • May 10 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
  • May 10 Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists
  • May 11 "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" released in France
  • May 11 6 white racists sentenced to death in South Africa
  • May 12 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Anne Marie Duggan

  • May 13 Indians begin a 18 home game home win streak at Jacobs Field
  • May 14 Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
  • May 16 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Orlando, Florida on WTKS 104.1 FM
  • May 16 Jacqueline Onassis admitted to hospital for cancer treatment
  • May 16 Joaquín Balaguer (86) elected President of Dominican Republic
  • May 17 Bakili Muluzi's UDF wins Malawi presidents/parliamentary election
  • May 18 Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip
  • May 18 Tropical Butterfly Garden at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
  • May 20 Bobcat Goldthwait charged with misdemeanors for fire on Tonight Show
  • May 21 South Yemen secedes from Yemen
  • May 23 270 pilgrims die in the bustle round Mina, Saudi-Arabia
  • May 23 Roman Herzog elected President of Germany
  • May 27 Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile
  • May 27 Final broadcast of Arsenio Hall talk show
  • May 28 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)
  • May 29 Great iceball comet seen above North Sea
  • May 29 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election

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Jun 1 US General Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery

US General Norman Schwarzkopf
US General
Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Jun 2 67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian
  • Jun 2 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)
  • Jun 2 Sharon Stone files $12m lawsuit against her jeweler
  • Jun 3 5.9 earthquake/floods SE Java (150+ killed)
  • Jun 3 WIIZ (98.7) FM goes off the air
  • Jun 4 Haile Gebre Selassie runs world record 5 km (12:56.96)
  • Jun 5 7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 6 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez, Colombia (about 1000 killed)
  • Jun 6 CD-councillor H Selhorst arrested for hard-drugs trade
  • Jun 6 Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed
  • Jun 6 Warwickshire score 4 for 810 declared against Durham
  • Jun 8 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
  • Jun 8 Mass murderer Joel Rifkin sentenced to 27 years
  • Jun 9 "Hudsucker Proxy" premieres in Germany
  • Jun 9 5.6 earthquake strikes southern Mexico
  • Jun 9 Angolan plane bombs school in Waku Kungo (89 killed)
  • Jun 10 Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
  • Jun 10 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Jun 11 "Meet The Flintstones" by The BC 52's peaks to #33
  • Jun 11 Drunken police officer shoots 7 people dead in Falun, Sweden
  • Jun 11 Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria
  • Jun 11 Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, & 8' high in Jacksonville, Fl Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn

BeatificationPapal Visit

Jun 12 -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 12 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
  • Jun 12 Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY
  • Jun 12 Moshood Abiola declares himself lawful President of Nigeria
  • Jun 13 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
  • Jun 13 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages
  • Jun 18 Gay Games open in NYC
  • Jun 19 Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia
  • Jun 19 Tigers tie record of hitting HRs in 25th consecutive games
  • Jun 20 Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran (70 killed)
  • Jun 20 US Fairchild Hospital Air Force Base massacre, former gunman kills 5 and injures 22
  • Jun 22 Ken Griffey Jr breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31)
  • Jun 22 Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253
  • Jun 23 South Africa reclaims its seat in United Nations
  • Jun 23 Opération Turquoise: 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians under the mandate of the United Nations
  • Jun 23 Moshood Abiola is accused of treason and arrested after declaring himself president of Nigeria
  • Jun 24 1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 25 105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
  • Jun 25 111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas
  • Jun 25 Gay Games close in NYC
  • Jun 25 Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
  • Jun 26 104°F (40°C) at Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 26 107°F (41.6°C) at Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 26 112°F (44.4°C) at El Paso, Texas
  • Jun 26 122°F (50°C) at Laughlin, Nevada
  • Jun 26 126°F (52.2°C) in Death Valley, California
  • Jun 26 Air Ivory Fokker-27 crashes at Abidjan (16 killed/1 lives)

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Jun 26 PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Jun 27 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood, New Mexico a state record
  • Jun 27 NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents

  • Jun 29 Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan
  • Jun 29 US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees
  • Jun 30 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)
  • Jun 30 US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life
  • Jul 1 Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)
  • Jul 1 Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
  • Jul 1 Soyuz TM-19 launches
  • Jul 1 Yassar Arafat returns to Gaza strip
  • Jul 2 John Wayne Bobbitt & Kristina Elliot arrested for domestic battery
  • Jul 2 US Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed
  • Jul 3 The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people killed in crashes.
  • Jul 4 Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands
  • Jul 4 Rwandese Patriotic Front occupies Kigali
  • Jul 5 The United States announces it will no longer accept unrestricted immigration from Haiti

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Jul 5 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • Jul 6 Irina Privalova runs 100m European Record (10.77)
  • Jul 6 Lerou Burrell runs world record 100m (9.85)
  • Jul 7 North Yemenite troops occupy Aden
  • Jul 8 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
  • Jul 8 Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
  • Jul 8 St Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1½ years
  • Jul 9 Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
  • Jul 9 Soyuz TM-19 lands
  • Jul 10 Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
  • Jul 10 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
  • Jul 11 Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105
  • Jul 12 Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins
  • Jul 13 Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years for attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jul 14 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • Jul 15 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
  • Jul 15 Israel and Jordan agree to talks in Washington, D.C. on July 25th
  • Jul 15 Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)
  • Jul 15 Hundreds of thousands of Hutus flee to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the Rwandan Genocide
  • Jul 16 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 1st collides with Jupiter (collisions continue until 22 July)
  • Jul 16 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
  • Jul 17 French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche
  • Jul 18 Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed
  • Jul 18 Comet Shoemaker-Levy's largest collision with Jupiter leaves black spot 12,000 km across
  • Jul 18 Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
  • Jul 19 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)

  • Jul 19 Bomb explosion in Alas Airlines at Colon Panama, 21 killed
  • Jul 19 Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president
  • Jul 20 Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)

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Jul 20 Supreme Leader of North-Korea, Kim Il-sung is placed in a public Mausoleum at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun

North Korean founder and dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean founder and dictator
Kim Il-sung

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 21 Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister in 1997

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • Jul 22 23rd & last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
  • Jul 22 Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
  • Jul 22 Military coup in Gambia: President Dawda Jawara flees
  • Jul 22 William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
  • Jul 23 All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced
  • Jul 23 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 23 Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
  • Jul 23 Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
  • Jul 24 Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
  • Jul 24 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • Jul 25 Jordan and Israeli end 46 year state of war (Washington, D.C.)
  • Jul 26 Cambodia's Red Khmer surprise attack on train, kills 13
  • Jul 26 Turkish air force bombs Kurds, struggle in Iraq, 70 killed
  • Jul 29 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • Jul 29 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
  • Jul 29 H .Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
  • Jul 29 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • Jul 29 Jesse Timmedequas rapes and murders Megan Kanka, 7 (results in Megan's Law)
  • Jul 29 Parliamentary election in Aruba
  • Jul 30 Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
  • Jul 31 102.7°F (39.3°C) in Pleschen, East-Germany
  • Jul 31 Arcen Limburg averages 71.6°F (22.0°C) in July: record
  • Jul 31 Netherlands' warmest July since 1783 - average 21.4°C
  • Jul 31 Phil Rizzuto (Yanks) & Steve Carlton (Phils) enter the Hall of Fame
  • Jul 31 Sergei Bubka ploe vaults his 35th world record (6.14 m)
  • Jul 31 Stockholm averages 21.5°C; the warmest July since 1855
  • Jul 31 UN votes 12-0 (2 abstentions) to authorize use of force against Haiti
  • Aug 1 99.9°F (37.7°C) in Berlin-Dahlem: record
  • Aug 1 Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed
  • Aug 2 Congressional hearings begin on White Water
  • Aug 2 Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed

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Aug 2 NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Aug 2 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 3000m (7:25.11)
  • Aug 3 102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record
  • Aug 3 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
  • Aug 4 Dwingeloo 1, near milky way system, discovered
  • Aug 4 Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race
  • Aug 4 Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway
  • Aug 5 Antonov-12 crashes at Boda, Eastern Siberia, 47 killed
  • Aug 6 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
  • Aug 7 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
  • Aug 7 Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
  • Aug 9 Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
  • Aug 9 Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao