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Historical Events for the Year 1992

  • 1st January » Russia is officially formed.
  • 2nd January » Leaders of armed opposition declare the President of Georgia e.g President Zviad Gamsakhurdia deposed during a military coup in Georgia (country) called Georgia.
  • 9th January » The National Assembly of the Republika Srpska e.g Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.
  • 15th January » The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 16th January » El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City named Mexico City, Mexico ending the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War that claimed at least 75,000 lives.
  • 17th January » During a visit to South Korea, Prime Minister of Japan or Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into Comfort women or sexual slavery during World War II.
  • 20th January » Air Inter Flight 148, an Airbus A320 known as Airbus A320-111, crashes into a mountain near Strasbourg, France killing 87 of the 96 people on board. A design flaw in the computer mode selection system resulted in the crew selecting the wrong rate of desc
  • 22nd January » Space Shuttle program: Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space
  • 26th January » Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
  • 1st February » The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson (chairman) named Warren Anderson, ex-Chief executive officer known as CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal Disaster case.
  • 7th February » The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
  • 12th February » The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
  • 17th February » Nagorno-Karabakh War: Armenian troops Garadaghly Massacre massacre more than 20 Azerbaijani people Azerbaijani civilians in the village of Qaradağlı, Khojavend Qaradağlı
  • 25th February » Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
  • 26th February » Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces Khojaly Massacre known as open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
  • 29th February » First day of Bosnia and Herzegovina independence referendum, 1992 named Bosnia and Herzegovina independence referendum.
  • 1st March » Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2nd March » Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
  • 6th March » The Michelangelo (virus) known as Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
  • 12th March » Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 13th March » An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter magnitude scale or Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
  • 17th March » 1992 Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires e.g Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide attack called Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
  • 17th March » A South African apartheid referendum, 1992 named referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
  • 18th March » In a national referendum white South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour of ending the racist policy of Apartheid.
  • 22nd March » Fall of communism in Albania: The Democratic Party of Albania wins a decisive majority in the Albanian parliamentary election, 1992 named parliamentary election.
  • 25th March » The Pakistan national cricket team wins the 1992 Cricket World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 25th March » Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
  • 31st March » The USS Missouri BB-63 6, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.
  • 2nd April » In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
  • 5th April » Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, 1992 Peruvian constitutional crisis known as dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
  • 5th April » The Siege of Sarajevo begins when Serbs or Serb Paramilitary or paramilitaries murder peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sučić on the Vrbanja Bridge.
  • 7th April » Republika Srpska announces its independence.
  • 8th April » Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
  • 9th April » A United States federal courts called U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
  • 13th April » The Great Chicago flood devastates much of Chicago Loop called central Chicago.
  • 16th April » The 'Katina P' runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
  • 18th April » General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President of Afghanistan known as President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.
  • 21st April » The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomers Alexander Wolszczan and Dale Frail. They discovered two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12.
  • 22nd April » In an 1992 explosion in Guadalajara called explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
  • 27th April » The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
  • 27th April » Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom) Speaker of the United Kingdom British British House of Commons House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • 27th April » The Russia Russian Federation and 12 other former Soviet Union Soviet Republics of the Soviet Union republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
  • 29th April » 1992 Los Angeles riots known as Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of build
  • 7th May » Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution e.g 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the Congress of the United States or U.S. Congress from giving it
  • 7th May » The Space Shuttle 'Space Shuttle Endeavour known as Endeavour' is launched on its first mission, STS-49.
  • 9th May » Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
  • 17th May » Three days of Black May (1992) known as popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that results in 52 officially confirmed deaths, many disappearances, hundre
  • 21st May » After 30 seasons Johnny Carson hosted his penultimate episode and last featuring guests (Robin Williams and Bette Midler) of 'The Tonight Show'.
  • 22nd May » After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson known as The Tonight Show' for the last time.
  • 22nd May » Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations.
  • 24th May » The last Thailand known as Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigns following pro-democracy protests.
  • 26th May » The blockade of Dubrovnik is broken. Following this, the siege of Dubrovnik ends in the next months.
  • 3rd June » Aboriginal Land Rights are granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (No 2), a case brought by Eddie Mabo.
  • 6th June » The Fantoft Stave Church in Norway is destroyed by Varg Vikernes. This was the first in a string of church arsons in the Early Norwegian black metal scene
  • 8th June » The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 15th June » The Supreme Court of the United States or United States Supreme Court rules in 'United States v. Alvarez-Machain called United States v. Álvarez-Machaín' that it is permissible for the United States to forcibly extradite suspects in foreign countries and
  • 17th June » A "joint understanding" agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George H. W. Bush known as George Bush and President of Russia or Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).
  • 28th June » The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.
  • 10th July » In Miami, Florida, the former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for Recreational drug use called drug and racketeering violations.
  • 14th July » 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open-source software or Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds releases his Linux soon afterwards.
  • 18th July » The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre forced disappearance called disappear from their university in Lima.
  • 20th July » Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.
  • 22nd July » Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.
  • 23rd July » A Catholic Church Vatican commission, led by Pope Benedict XVI Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that limiting certain rights of Homosexuality homosexual people and non-married couples is not equivalent to discrimination on grounds of race or gender.
  • 23rd July » Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia (country) named Georgia.
  • 31st July » Georgia (country) or Georgia joins the United Nations.
  • 12th August » Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • 21st August » Ruby Ridge Standoff in Idaho
  • 22nd August » Federal Bureau of Investigation named FBI Hostage Rescue Team called HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • 24th August » Hurricane Andrew makes landfall (meteorology) called landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 Tropical Cyclone e.g hurricane.
  • 27th August » 'Super Mario Kart' is released in Japan for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System named Super Famicom, which starts the 'Mario Kart' series.
  • 31st August » Pascal Lissouba is inaugurated as the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • 2nd September » An 1992 Nicaragua earthquake e.g earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.
  • 6th September » Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher McCandless at his camp convert 20 mi km west of the town of Healy, Alaska.
  • 11th September » Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
  • 12th September » NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour or Space Shuttle 'Endeavour' on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board are Mae Jemison or Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly i
  • 14th September » The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares the breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to be illegal.
  • 16th September » The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega ends in the United States with a 40 year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
  • 16th September » Black Wednesday: The pound sterling or pound is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by speculation e.g currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.
  • 17th September » An Iranian Kurdistan Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are Mykonos restaurant assassinations assassinated by political militants in Berlin Berlin, Germany.
  • 18th September » An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing nine replacement workers.
  • 23rd September » A large Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb destroys forensic laboratories in Belfast.
  • 25th September » NASA launches the 'Mars Observer', a $511 million probe to Mars, in the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail.
  • 29th September » Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello is impeachment e.g impeached.
  • 1st October » Cartoon Network begins broadcasting.
  • 2nd October » The Carandiru massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 4th October » The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
  • 4th October » El Al Flight 1862: an El Al Boeing 747-258F crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
  • 12th October » 1992 Cairo earthquake e.g 5.8 earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt. At least 510 died.
  • 13th October » An Antonov An-124 operated by Antonov Airlines registered CCCP-82002, crashes near Kiev, Ukraine killing 8.
  • 17th October » Having gone to the wrong house for a Halloween party, Japanese exchange student Yoshihiro Hattori is shot and killed by the homeowner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 24th October » The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
  • 26th October » The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • 26th October » The London Ambulance Service is thrown into chaos after the implementation of a new Computer-assisted dispatch called CAD, or Computer Aided Dispatch, system which failed.
  • 11th November » The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.
  • 13th November » The High Court of Australia rules in 'Dietrich v The Queen' that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented.
  • 16th November » The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.
  • 20th November » In England, 1992 Windsor Castle fire e.g a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage.
  • 21st November » A major tornado strikes the Houston, Texas area during the afternoon. Over the next two days the largest tornado outbreak ever to occur in the US during November spawns over 100 tornadoes before ending on the 23rd.
  • 23rd November » The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas Valley or Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 25th November » The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with effect from January 1, 1993.
  • 27th November » For the second time in a year, Armed forces called military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela.
  • 3rd December » UN Security Council Resolution 794 is unanimously passed, approving a coalition of United Nations peacekeepers led by the United States to form UNITAF, with the task of establishing peace and ensuring that humanitarian aid is distributed in Somalia.
  • 3rd December » The Greek oil tanker 'Aegean Sea', carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching A Coruña (province) or La Coruña, Spain, and Aegean Sea oil spill named spills much of its cargo.
  • 4th December » Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 United States called U.S. troops to Somalia in Horn of Africa named Northeast Africa.
  • 6th December » The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India, is Demolition of Babri Masjid or demolished, leading to widespread riots causing the death of over 1,500 people.
  • 14th December » War in Abkhazia (1992–93) or War in Abkhazia: Siege of Tkvarcheli A helicopter carrying evacuees from Tkvarcheli is shot down, resulting in at least 52 deaths, including 25 children. The incident catalyses more concerted Russian military intervention on b
  • 21st December » A Netherlands Dutch McDonnell Douglas DC-10 DC-10, flight Martinair Flight 495 Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56.
  • 22nd December » The Archives of Terror are discovered.
  • 29th December » Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
  • 31st December » Czechoslovakia is Dissolution of Czechoslovakia named peacefully dissolved in what is dubbed by media as the 'Velvet Divorce', resulting in the creation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.