Events in History in January 1995

  • Jan 1 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • Jan 1 Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • Jan 1 Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
  • Jan 1 International Year of Tolerance

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Jan 1 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • Jan 1 The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
  • Jan 2 Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
  • Jan 2 Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
  • Jan 2 Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)

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Jan 4 Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the US House of Representatives

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich
  • Jan 5 Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan, Iran, killing 18
  • Jan 6 A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
  • Jan 8 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
  • Jan 9 Ecuador & Peru involved in boundary fight
  • Jan 9 Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
  • Jan 11 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
  • Jan 11 DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
  • Jan 12 Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

BeatificationPapal Visit

Jan 12 Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jan 14 10,000 South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
  • Jan 14 16th ACE Cable Awards: John Malone wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming

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Jan 14 Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex's $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 15 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • Jan 15 Western Washington begins using new area code 360
  • Jan 16 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
  • Jan 17 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe, Japan and kills 5,372
  • Jan 18 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
  • Jan 18 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
  • Jan 19 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
  • Jan 20 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
  • Jan 22 Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
  • Jan 25 Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee

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Jan 26 NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 29 Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
  • Jan 30 Car bomb explodes in Algiers, killing 42 and wounding 296
  • Jan 30 Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
  • Jan 30 Norway's Statoil announces a newly formed consortium that will supply Norwegian natural gas to the European continent
  • Jan 31 President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.