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Historical Events for the Year 1993

  • 1st January » Dissolution of Czechoslovakia: Czechoslovakia is divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
  • 1st January » A single market within the European Community is introduced.
  • 2nd January » Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lanka Navy Jaffna lagoon massacre named kill 35-100 civilians on the Jaffna Lagoon.
  • 3rd January » In Moscow, Russia, George H. W. Bush e.g George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second START II or Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
  • 5th January » The oil tanker MV Braer known as MV 'Braer' runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
  • 6th January » Indian Border Security Force units Sopore massacre called kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
  • 7th January » The History of Ghana Recent events e.g Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • 7th January » Bosnian War: The Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina named Bosnian Army executes a Kravica attack (1993) known as surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.
  • 13th January » Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Endeavour or 'Endeavour' heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
  • 15th January » Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as "The Beast", is arrested in Sicily called Sicily, Italy after three decades as a fugitive.
  • 19th January » Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.
  • 24th January » Turkey known as Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • 25th January » 1993 CIA shootings called Five people are shot outside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Two are killed and three wounded.
  • 8th February » General Motors Corporation known as General Motors sues NBC after 'Dateline NBC' allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
  • 26th February » World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand.
  • 11th March » Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
  • 12th March » Several 1993 Mumbai bombings e.g bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
  • 12th March » North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites.
  • 12th March » The Blizzard of 1993 Snow begins to fall across the eastern portion of the US with tornadoes, thunder snow storms, high winds and record low temperatures. The storm lasts for 30 hours.
  • 20th March » The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb Warrington bomb attacks called kills two children in Warrington, England. It leads to mass protests in both Britain and Ireland.
  • 22nd March » The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium (brand) known as Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ Instructions per second e.g MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
  • 24th March » Discovery of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
  • 25th March » Warrington Bomb victim Tim Parry dies five days after an Irish Republican Army called IRA bomb detonated in Warrington, Cheshire on 20 March 1993 in the second of the Warrington bomb attacks.
  • 27th March » Italian former minister and Christian Democracy (Italy) known as Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.
  • 29th March » Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
  • 8th April » The Republic of Macedonia joins the United Nations.
  • 11th April » Four hundred fifty prisoners Prison riot rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to Incarceration in the United States Conditions prison conditi
  • 19th April » The 51-day Waco Siege known as siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, United States e.g USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
  • 19th April » South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
  • 21st April » The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
  • 22nd April » Version 1.0 of the Mosaic (web browser) named Mosaic web browser is released.
  • 23rd April » Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
  • 23rd April » Sri Lankan politician Lalith Athulathmudali is Assassination of Lalith Athulathmudali or assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately four weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province, Sri Lanka or Western Province.
  • 24th April » An Provisional Irish Republican Army e.g IRA 1993 Bishopsgate bombing or bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
  • 27th April » All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon en route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) known as qualifying match against Senegal national fo
  • 30th April » CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
  • 30th April » Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup (tennis) called Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany
  • 10th May » In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 156 workers.
  • 18th May » European Union or EU - riots in Nørrebro, Copenhagen caused by the approval of the four Danish exceptions in the Danish Maastricht Treaty referendum, 1993 Riots or Maastricht Treaty referendum. Police opened fire against civilians for the first time since
  • 24th May » Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.
  • 28th May » Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations.
  • 29th May » The Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant is held in war torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.
  • 5th June » Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire e.g Scarborough, in North Yorkshire, England, fall into the sea following a landslide.
  • 6th June » Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
  • 12th June » An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
  • 25th June » Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female List of Prime Ministers of Canada or Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 25th June » Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action is adopted by World Conference on Human Rights.
  • 9th July » The Parliament of Canada passes the Nunavut Act leading to the 1999 creation of Nunavut, dividing the Northwest Territories into arctic (Inuit) and sub-arctic (Dene) lands based on a Northwest Territories division plebiscite, 1982 named plebiscite.
  • 22nd July » Great Flood of 1993: Levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers named Army Corps of Engineers.
  • 23rd July » Agdam was occupied by Armenian separatists.
  • 25th July » Israel launches a massive attack against Lebanon in what the Israelis call Operation Accountability, and the Lebanese call the Seven-Day War.
  • 25th July » The Saint James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 28th July » Andorra joins the United Nations.
  • 29th July » The Supreme Court of Israel acquits alleged Nazism or Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
  • 1st August » The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
  • 9th August » The Liberal Democratic Party (Japan) e.g Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
  • 10th August » An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter magnitude scale named Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
  • 20th August » After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Accords are signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month.
  • 21st August » NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
  • 23rd August » The 'Galileo (spacecraft) called Galileo' spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon.
  • 9th September » The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.
  • 13th September » Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
  • 15th September » Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbands Parliament of Liechtenstein or Parliament
  • 21st September » President of Russia e.g Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends State Duma or parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
  • 22nd September » A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing Big Bayou Canot train disaster e.g the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers are killed.
  • 22nd September » A Transair Georgia airliner shootdowns e.g Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia (country) called Georgia.
  • 24th September » The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.
  • 27th September » The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
  • 4th October » Russian constitutional crisis of 1993 Russian Constitutional Crisis: In Moscow, tanks bombard the White House of Russia White House, a government building that housed the State Duma Russian parliament, while demonstrators against President of Russia Presi
  • 16th October » Anti-Nazism riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after Metropolitan Police e.g police stop protesters approaching the British National Party headquarters.
  • 23rd October » The Troubles: A Provisional Irish Republican Army Provisional IRA bomb Shankill Road bombing prematurely detonates in the Shankill Road Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians. Ulster loyalism Ulster loyalists retaliate a week late
  • 30th October » The Troubles: The Ulster Defence Association, an Ulster loyalism named Ulster loyalist paramilitary, Greysteel massacre called carry out a mass shooting at a Halloween party in Greysteel, Northern Ireland. Eight civilians are murdered and thirteen wounded
  • 1st November » The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
  • 9th November » Stari most, the "old bridge" in Bosnia and Herzegovina named Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing.
  • 11th November » A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War is dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C..
  • 12th November » The first Ultimate Fighting Championship event, UFC 1, is held in Denver, Colorado.
  • 17th November » United States House of Representatives passes resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement after greater authority in trade negotiations was granted to President George H. W. Bush e.g George Bush in 1991.
  • 17th November » In Nigeria, Sani Abacha known as General Sani Abacha ousts the government of Ernest Shonekan in a military coup.
  • 18th November » In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is approved by the United States House of Representatives named House of Representatives.
  • 18th November » In South Africa, 21 political parties approve a new Constitution of South Africa called constitution, expanding voting rights and ending white minority rule.
  • 20th November » Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • 23rd November » Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
  • 30th November » American National Football League awards 30th franchise to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • 30th November » President of the United States or U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.
  • 2nd December » Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed in Medellín.
  • 2nd December » Space Shuttle program: STS-61 NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • 4th December » A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
  • 5th December » The mayor of Vienna, Helmut Zilk, is injured by a letter bomb.
  • 7th December » The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson (mass murderer) e.g Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the Long Island Rail Road known as LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
  • 10th December » The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear named Sunderland. The closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages.
  • 11th December » Forty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapses near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 15th December » The Troubles: The Downing Street Declaration is issued by British Prime Minister of the United Kingdom named Prime Minister John Major and Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
  • 30th December » Israel and Holy See called Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.