Events in History in 1995 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 350 of 350

  • Jun 30 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island
  • Jul 1 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 2 Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
  • Jul 6 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • Jul 7 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game (vs BC Lions)
  • Jul 7 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), lands
  • Jul 8 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold

Historic Event

Jul 9 Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilize the organization

  • Jul 9 US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

Historic Event

Jul 11 More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys are massacred by Bosnian Serbs after they overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica on directive of Radovan Karadžić

Album Release

Jul 12 Enrique Iglesias releases his first album, "Enrique Iglesias"

  • Jul 13 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches
  • Jul 15 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540

Historic Event

Jul 17 Forbes Magazine announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world with a net worth of $12.9 billion dollars

Historic Publication

Jul 18 "Dreams from My Father", a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books

  • Jul 18 DC3 crashes at Antananarivo, Madagascar, 34 die
  • Jul 20 The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.
  • Jul 22 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
  • Jul 22 Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
  • Jul 23 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
  • Jul 25 A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
  • Jul 27 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
  • Jul 28 Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices
  • Aug 2 Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties to the royal Family

Battle of Interest

Aug 4 Operation Storm begins in Croatia, the Croatian army attacks territory under the Republic of Serbian Krajina in the largest land battle since WWII

  • Aug 5 The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Aug 6 Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

  • Aug 8 Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
  • Aug 9 South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
  • Aug 14 Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reports that Iran has been unable to sell 200 million barrels per day of crude oil since the imposition of a unilateral oil embargo by the US
  • Aug 14 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • Aug 15 "Macarena" single is released by Los del Rio
  • Aug 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Aug 19 After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
  • Aug 20 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
  • Aug 21 Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashes near Carrollton, Georgia, killing 9 crew and passengers
  • Aug 23 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
  • Aug 24 Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
  • Aug 24 Microsoft debuts Windows 95
  • Aug 25 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves

Historic Event

Aug 26 Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucestershire v Glamorgan

  • Aug 27 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • Aug 28 Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005
  • Aug 28 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • Aug 29 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • Aug 30 Cable News Network joins the internet
  • Aug 30 Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record
  • Sep 1 Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury
  • Sep 1 New York reinstates the death penalty
  • Sep 2 Southern California begins using new area code 562
  • Sep 3 eBay (Electronic Bay) founded by Pierre Omidyar
  • Sep 3 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
  • Sep 4 The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.

Historic Event

Sep 6 Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

  • Sep 7 Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion
  • Sep 7 STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
  • Sep 9 "Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902)
  • Sep 9 Dean St Station in Brooklyn, is 6th MTA station to close since 1904
  • Sep 11 Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
  • Sep 11 Soyuz TM-22, lands
  • Sep 12 Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.
  • Sep 13 The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry states its intention to seek a 200-million-barrels-per-day increase to its current 2-million-barrels-per-day crude oil production quota at OPEC meeting in Vienna
  • Sep 14 Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 18 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore to move Browns there from Cleveland
  • Sep 18 Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
  • Sep 19 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto
  • Sep 21 The Hindu milk miracle occurs: statues of the Hindu God Ganesh begin drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths
  • Sep 22 E-3B AWACS crash outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed
  • Sep 24 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts

Historic Publication

Sep 26 "George" magazine premieres, published by John F. Kennedy Jr

  • Sep 28 Frenchman Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros (off of southeast Africa) in a coup

Historic Event

Sep 28 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Oslo 2 Accord to transfer West Bank to the PLO (Taba, Egypt)

  • Sep 29 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games)
  • Sep 29 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • Sep 29 US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
  • Sep 30 Cleveland Indian Albert Belle hits his 50th home run of season
  • Oct 1 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • Oct 3 1st first-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs Western Australia)
  • Oct 6 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
  • Oct 6 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • Oct 10 Israel begins West Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • Oct 10 Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
  • Oct 10 Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics
  • Oct 11 John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
  • Oct 13 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, for their work to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons
  • Oct 16 Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
  • Oct 16 Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)
  • Oct 16 ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
  • Oct 17 Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
  • Oct 20 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
  • Oct 20 STS 73 (Columbia 18) launches into orbit
  • Oct 21 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • Oct 23 "The MacNeil-Lehrer Report" becomes "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer", upon Robert MacNeil's retirement (currently known as "PBS NewsHour") on PBS
  • Oct 24 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
  • Oct 26 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • Oct 27 Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
  • Oct 29 Sunday NY News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
  • Oct 30 Québec votes in a referendum to remain part of Canada
  • Nov 2 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M

Assassination Attempt

Nov 5 André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.

  • Nov 5 STS 73 (Columbia 18), lands

Assassination

Nov 6 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who opposed peace with Palestinians

  • Nov 7 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM
  • Nov 10 In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces
  • Nov 12 NY MTA raises subway & bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50
  • Nov 12 STS 74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit
  • Nov 15 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir

Historic Event

Nov 16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

  • Nov 16 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease
  • Nov 19 Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA
  • Nov 19 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16

Historic Event

Nov 20 Diana, Princess of Wales, admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

  • Nov 20 FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC
  • Nov 20 NASA Space Shuttle STS 74 (Atlantis 15), lands back at Kennedy Space Center
  • Nov 21 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
  • Nov 21 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship
  • Nov 22 OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day
  • Nov 22 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
  • Nov 24 Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
  • Nov 26 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
  • Nov 28 James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack

Historic Event

Nov 29 US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973

  • Nov 30 Official end of Operation Desert Storm
  • 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.

Historic Event

Dec 7 Irish poet Seamus Heaney receives the Novel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm [1] [2]

  • Dec 7 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter
  • Dec 9 The Messel Pit in Germany inscribed on UNECO's World Heritage List as the world richest fossil site for Eocene period (57-36 million years ago) [1]
  • 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
  • Dec 12 Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)

Historic Event

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

  • Dec 13 US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
  • Dec 14 AIDS patient Jeff Getty receives baboon bone marrow transplant

Dayton 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

  • Dec 15 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
  • Dec 16 The official adoption of the name "Euro"

Election of Interest

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

  • 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