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Historical Events for the Year 1995

  • 1st January » The World Trade Organization goes into effect.
  • 1st January » Sweden, Austria, and Finland are admitted into the European Union.
  • 1st January » The 'Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe' becomes the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
  • 1st January » The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of Rogue wave named freak waves.
  • 6th January » A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila called Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Bojinka plot known as Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
  • 17th January » The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
  • 19th January » After being struck by lightning the crew are forced to ditch Bristow Flight 56C. All 18 aboard are later rescued.
  • 22nd January » Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Beit Lid massacre In central Israel, near Netanya, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis.
  • 25th January » The Norwegian rocket incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear weapon nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant (rocket) Black Brant XII, a Norway Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.
  • 30th January » Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
  • 31st January » President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its Economy of Mexico or economy.
  • 3rd February » Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle program e.g Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • 7th February » Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 17th February » The Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador ends on a cease-fire brokered by the United Nations called UN.
  • 21st February » Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
  • 22nd February » The Corona (satellite) named Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
  • 27th February » Zakho: A terrorist explosion in a market in the city of Zakho leaves about 100 dead and 150 wounded.
  • 28th February » Former Australian Liberal party leader John Hewson resigns from the Australian parliament almost two years after losing the Australian federal election, 1993.
  • 1st March » Prime Minister of Poland Waldemar Pawlak resigns from parliament and is replaced by ex-communist Józef Oleksy.
  • 1st March » Yahoo! is incorporated.
  • 2nd March » Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
  • 14th March » Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.
  • 16th March » Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution named Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.
  • 20th March » A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway kills 13 and wounds 1,300 persons.
  • 22nd March » Astronaut named Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in outer space or space.
  • 26th March » The Schengen Treaty comes into effect.
  • 7th April » First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops begin a Samashki massacre e.g massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.
  • 19th April » Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States e.g USA, is bombed, killing 168.
  • 30th April » U.S. President Bill Clinton becomes the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
  • 1st May » Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
  • 2nd May » During the Croatian War of Independence, Serb forces Zagreb rocket attack called fire cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing seven and wounding over 175 civilians.
  • 11th May » More than 170 countries extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • 13th May » Alison Hargreaves, a 33-year-old British mother, became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.
  • 18th May » Shawn Nelson, 35, steals a tank from a National Guard Armory in San Diego, destroying cars and other property and is shot to death by police after immobilizing the tank.
  • 23rd May » The first version of the Java (programming language) or Java programming language is released.
  • 27th May » In Culpeper, Virginia, the actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
  • 28th May » The Russian town of Neftegorsk, Sakhalin Oblast or Neftegorsk is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that kills at least 2,000 people, half of the total population.
  • 5th June » The Bose–Einstein condensate is first created.
  • 7th June » The long-range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines.
  • 24th June » "1995 Rugby World Cup or Rugby World Cup final": South Africa defeats New Zealand, Nelson Mandela presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb-Ellis trophy in an iconic post-apartheid moment.
  • 26th June » Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
  • 26th June » Attempted assassination of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa.
  • 29th June » Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission ('Space Shuttle Atlantis known as Atlantis') docks with the Mir or Russian space station 'Mir' for the first time.
  • 29th June » The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
  • 5th July » The Armenia known as Republic of Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 6th July » In the Bosnian War, under the command of General Ratko Mladić, Serbia begins its attack on the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, Srebrenica massacre or and kills more than 8000 Bosniaks, in what then- UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali called "the worst
  • 11th July » The Srebrenica massacre is carried out.
  • 18th July » On the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Soufrière Hills volcano erupts. Over the course of several years, it devastates the island, destroying the capital and forcing most of the population to flee.
  • 23rd July » Comet Hale–Bopp is discovered; it becomes visible to the naked eye on Earth nearly a year later.
  • 27th July » The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C..
  • 4th August » Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
  • 5th August » Yugoslav Wars: The city of Knin, Croatia, a significant Serbs e.g Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated in Croatia as Victory Day (Croatia) known as Victory Day.
  • 10th August » Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael and Lori Fortier known as Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.
  • 15th August » In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet matriculated at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina named The Citadel (she drops out less than a week later).
  • 30th August » Bosnian War: NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • 4th September » WCW Monday Nitro makes its debut on TNT (TV channel) called TNT.
  • 6th September » Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.
  • 14th September » Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan
  • 22nd September » An E-3B E-3 Sentry e.g AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.
  • 22nd September » Nagerkovil school bombing, is carried out by Sri Lankan Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil people named Tamil school children.
  • 28th September » Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a History of Comoros or coup.
  • 28th September » Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
  • 29th September » The United States Navy disbands Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), nicknamed the "Jolly Rogers".
  • 3rd October » O. J. Simpson is O. J. Simpson murder case known as acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
  • 6th October » 51 Pegasi is discovered to be the second major star apart from the Sun to have a extrasolar planet e.g planet orbiting around it.
  • 9th October » An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is 1995 Palo Verde derailment known as derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
  • 15th October » Marco Campos, died in an accident in a International Formula 3000 race at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours circuit, making him the only driver ever killed in the International Formula 3000 series.
  • 16th October » The Million Man March occurs in Washington, D.C.
  • 16th October » The Skye Bridge is opened.
  • 23rd October » Yolanda Saldívar is found guilty of first degree murder in the shooting death of popular Latin singer Selena. Three days later, Saldívar was sentenced to life in prison, eligible for parole in 2025
  • 25th October » Fox River Grove level crossing accident or A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students.
  • 26th October » Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine e.g Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • 27th October » Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
  • 27th October » Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is trial in absentia named convicted 'in absentia' of Political corruption e.g corruption.
  • 28th October » 289 people are killed and 265 injured in 1995 Baku Metro fire or Baku Metro fire, the deadliest Rapid transit or subway disaster.
  • 30th October » Quebec citizens narrowly vote (50.58% to 49.42%) to remain a province of Canada in their Quebec referendum, 1995 or second referendum on national sovereignty.
  • 4th November » Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassination of Yitzhak Rabin known as assassinated by an extremist Israeli.
  • 6th November » The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
  • 6th November » Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Ravens, the first time the city had a football team since 1983 when they were the History of
  • 10th November » 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.
  • 13th November » A truck-bomb explodes outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five United States e.g Americans and two Indians. A group called the Islamic Movement for Change claims responsibility.
  • 14th November » A budget standoff between Democratic Party (United States) Democrats and Republican Party (United States) Republicans in the United States Congress U.S. Congress forces the Federal government of the United States federal government to United States federa
  • 21st November » The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreement is formally ratified in Paris, on December 14 that same year.
  • 22nd November » 'Toy Story' is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
  • 30th November » Official end of Gulf War known as Operation Desert Storm.
  • 5th December » Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of the Tamil people known as Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
  • 7th December » The Galileo (spacecraft) named Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during STS-34 named Mission STS-34.
  • 14th December » Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by the leaders of the Serbia and Montenegro known as Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 19th December » The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indian tribe.
  • 20th December » NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia and Herzegovina e.g Bosnia.
  • 20th December » American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain 50 km north of Cali, Colombia killing 159.
  • 21st December » The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian National Authority named Palestinian control.