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Events in History in 1995 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 366 of 366

  • Jun 15 Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex v Northants
  • Jun 15 Northants all out 46 v Essex & wins game next day
  • Jun 20 Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun
  • Jun 25 Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to HR in 3 consecutive innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who escapes unharmed

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • Jun 26 Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
  • Jun 27 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • Jun 27 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
  • Jun 27 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
  • 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 destabilise the organisation

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jul 11 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias
King of Latin Pop
Enrique Iglesias
  • Jul 13 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches
  • Jul 15 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Jul 18 DC3 crashes at Antananarivo, Madagascar, 34 die

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Jul 20 The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.
  • Jul 21 Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent
  • 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

BattleBattle 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

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman

  • 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.

JapanAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

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

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Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
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  • 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 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • 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 15 "Macarena" single is released by Los del Rio
  • Aug 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Aug 18 Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
  • 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 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
  • Aug 25 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
  • 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 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • 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 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 1 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • Sep 2 Southern California begins using new area code 562
  • Sep 3 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
  • Sep 3 eBay (Electronic Bay) founded by Pierre Omidyar
  • Sep 4 The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.
  • Sep 6 Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood
  • Sep 7 STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
  • Sep 7 Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion
  • 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 16 20th Toronto International Film Festival: "Antonia's Line" directed by Marleen Gorris wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 18 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Balt to move Browns
  • Sep 18 Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
  • Sep 19 Andres Galarraga is 4th to hit 30 HRs for Rockies in 1995
  • 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat sign accord to transfer West Bank to the PLO

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Sep 28 Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
  • 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 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • Oct 6 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
  • 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 13 Pamela Anderson Lee rushed to hospital with flu like symptoms
  • Oct 16 Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
  • Oct 16 Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
  • 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 STS 73 (Columbia 18) launches into orbit
  • Oct 20 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
  • Oct 21 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • 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
  • Nov 5 STS 73 (Columbia 18), lands

MurderAssassination Attempt

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

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien

MurderAssassination

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

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 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
  • Nov 16 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 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
  • Nov 20 FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Nov 20 STS 74 (Atlantis 15), lands
  • Nov 21 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
  • Nov 21 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship
  • Nov 22 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
  • Nov 22 OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 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.
  • 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 in Columbia, 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