On This Day

Events in History in March 1995

  • Mar 1 Belgium ends military conscription
  • Mar 1 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
  • Mar 1 Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
  • Mar 1 Part of Houston begins using new area code 281
  • Mar 1 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns
  • Mar 2 British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC
  • Mar 2 Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed
  • Mar 2 Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
  • Mar 4 1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
  • Mar 4 Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital
  • Mar 4 Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
  • Mar 5 Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election

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Mar 5 Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg

  • Mar 5 Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)
  • Mar 6 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
  • Mar 6 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM

  • Mar 7 US dollar worth record 1.5330 Dutch guilders
  • Mar 7 NY becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
  • Mar 8 -26°F (-32.2°C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Mar 8 -44°F (-42.2°C) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 8 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
  • Mar 9 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
  • Mar 9 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
  • Mar 10 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed
  • Mar 11 -36.8°F (-38.2°C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 11 President Nazarbajev disbands Kazakhstan parliament
  • Mar 11 Sinn Féin party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US
  • Mar 11 Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
  • Mar 12 Congress party loses India national election
  • Mar 12 Ice Pairs Championship at Birmingham won by Radka Kovarikova & Rene Novotny
  • Mar 12 Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain
  • Mar 12 Letitia Vriesde runs South American indoor record 800m (2:00.35)
  • Mar 12 World Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko of Canada
  • Mar 12 World Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Birmingham won by Chen Lu (China)
  • Mar 13 Anti-fascist Kazakhstan anti-parliament forms
  • Mar 13 Hungarian Forint devalued 9%

  • Mar 13 Istanbul police shoot dead 16 Alawitische demonstrators
  • Mar 14 1st time 13 people in space
  • Mar 16 Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Oklahoma 77-67
  • Mar 16 Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment
  • Mar 16 World best 7th wkt stand 461 by Bhupinder Singh Jr & P Dharmani
  • Mar 17 British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
  • Mar 17 Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
  • Mar 17 US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co
  • Mar 18 STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days
  • Mar 19 Arizona outside of Phoenix begins using new telephone area code 520

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Mar 19 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Mar 19 Finnish Social Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
  • Mar 19 Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3:54.08)
  • Mar 20 Dow-Jones hits record 4083.68
  • Mar 20 Members of the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo release sarin gas on three lines of the Tokyo subway, killing 13 people and injuring over 1,000

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Mar 21 New Jersey officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Mar 21 NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
  • Mar 22 Deputy Governor of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
  • Mar 23 Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
  • Mar 26 Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
  • Mar 26 The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.
  • Mar 28 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
  • Mar 29 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM