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Events in History in December 1995

  • Dec 2 17th ACE Cable Awards: TLC wins the Golden CableACE for "KnowTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch"
  • Dec 3 Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
  • Dec 3 Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864
  • Dec 4 Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
  • Dec 5 The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
  • Dec 7 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Irish poet Seamus Heaney receives the Novel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm

  • Dec 10 Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
  • Dec 10 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
  • Dec 10 Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres addresses both houses of the US Congress

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Dec 12 Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
  • Dec 13 US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
  • Dec 14 AIDS patient Jeff Getty receives baboon bone marrow transplant

Agreement of InterestDayton Agreement

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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The full and official signing of the Dayton Agreement in Paris, France
The full and official signing of the Dayton Agreement in Paris, France
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  • Dec 15 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
  • Dec 16 The official adoption of the name "Euro"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 17 René Préval wins the Haiti presidential elections for the Fanmi Lavalas party

President of Haiti René Préval
President of Haiti
René Préval
  • Dec 20 American Flight 965 crashes into a mountain in Buga, Colombia, 159 die, 5 survive
  • Dec 20 NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia
  • Dec 21 Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
  • Dec 21 The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
  • Dec 26 Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL v Aust, MCG)
  • Dec 30 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
  • Dec 30 Lowest ever UK temperature recorded of -27.2°C iat Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands, equaling the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982
  • Dec 31 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip after 10 years, believing he had achieved all he could in the medium