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Historical Events for the Year 1994

  • 1st January » The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexico known as Mexican Chiapas named State of Chiapas.
  • 1st January » The North American Free Trade Agreement comes into effect.
  • 3rd January » More than seven million people from the former Apartheid in South Africa known as Apartheid Bantustan known as Homelands, receive South African citizenship.
  • 6th January » Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the United States Figure Skating Championships e.g U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit e.g Detroit, Michigan.
  • 8th January » Russian Astronaut Russian called cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on 'Soyuz TM-18' leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
  • 11th January » The Republic of Ireland e.g Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the Official Irish Republican Army e.g IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
  • 17th January » 1994 Northridge earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.
  • 25th January » The Clementine mission called Clementine space probe launches.
  • 30th January » Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grandmaster.
  • 1st February » Punk rock band Green Day releases their album 'Dookie', which would eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide.
  • 5th February » Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 5th February » During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell slams into a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
  • 22nd February » Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
  • 25th February » Mosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian people or Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten
  • 7th March » Copyright Law: The Supreme Court of the United States e.g U.S. Supreme Court rules that Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. known as parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 12th March » The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
  • 14th March » Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
  • 23rd March » At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexico e.g Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
  • 23rd March » A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon named F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 Hercules named C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green R
  • 28th March » In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.
  • 28th March » BBC Radio 5 (former) known as BBC Radio 5 is closed and replaced with a new news and sport station BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • 31st March » The journal 'Nature (journal) or Nature' reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete 'Australopithecus afarensis' skull.
  • 2nd April » The National Convention of New Sudan of the SPLA/M opens in Chukudum.
  • 4th April » Marc Andreessen and James H. Clark known as Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name "Mosaic Communications Corporation".
  • 5th April » American musician Death of Kurt Cobain named Kurt Cobain commits suicide.
  • 6th April » The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
  • 7th April » Rwandan Genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • 7th April » Auburn Calloway attempts to Aircraft hijacking known as hijack FedEx Express Flight 705 and crash it to allow his family to benefit from his life insurance policy. The crew subdues him and lands the aircraft safely.
  • 12th April » Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet Newsgroup spam called spam.
  • 14th April » In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly Black Hawk Incident (April 1994) or shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
  • 26th April » China Airlines Flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airfield known as Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.
  • 27th April » South African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The South African Constitution of 1993 called Interim Constitution comes into force.
  • 28th April » Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
  • 30th April » Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed in a crash during the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix run at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari outside Imola, Italy.
  • 1st May » Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna Death of Ayrton Senna e.g is killed in an accident during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix e.g San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.
  • 2nd May » A bus Poland bus disaster of 1994 e.g crashes in Gdańsk or Gdańsk, Poland killing 32 people.
  • 4th May » Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization or PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord regarding Palestine called Palestinian autonomy granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
  • 5th May » The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
  • 5th May » American teenager Michael P. Fay is Caning in Singapore e.g caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
  • 6th May » Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
  • 6th May » Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against United States President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
  • 13th May » Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
  • 17th May » Malawi holds its Malawian general election, 1994 called first multi-party elections.
  • 21st May » The Democratic Republic of Yemen unsuccessful attempts to secede from the Republic of Yemen; a war breaks out.
  • 24th May » Four men convicted of 1993 World Trade Center bombing named bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
  • 12th June » Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in wrongful death claim named wrongful death civil suit.
  • 13th June » A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the 'Exxon Valdez' disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
  • 14th June » The 1994 Stanley Cup riot occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated $ called CAD1.1 million, leading to 200 arrests and injuries.
  • 15th June » Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.
  • 17th June » Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the O. J. Simpson murder case called murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
  • 28th June » Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult Matsumoto incident called release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Nagano named Matsumoto, Japan; Seven people are killed, 660 injured.
  • 4th July » Rwandan Genocide: Kigali, the Rwandan capital, is captured by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, ending the genocide in the city.
  • 8th July » Kim Jong-il begins to assume List of leaders of North Korea e.g supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.
  • 16th July » Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22.
  • 18th July » The 1994 AMIA bombing called bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentine Jewish Community Center) in Buenos Aires kills 85 people (mostly Jewish) and injures 300.
  • 18th July » Rwandan Genocide: The Rwandan Patriotic Front takes control of Gisenyi and north western Rwanda, forcing the interim government into Zaire and ending the genocide.
  • 25th July » Israel and Jordan sign the Israel–Jordan Treaty of Peace e.g Washington Declaration, that formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.
  • 12th August » Major League Baseball players go on 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike e.g strike. This will force the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
  • 14th August » Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as "Carlos the Jackal", is captured.
  • 23rd August » Eugene Bullard, the only black pilot in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
  • 24th August » Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the palestinian people called Palestinians on the West Bank.
  • 31st August » The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.
  • 8th September » USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.
  • 14th September » The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike known as strike.
  • 16th September » The British government lifts the 1988–94 British broadcasting voice restrictions e.g broadcasting ban imposed against members of Sinn Féin and Irish paramilitary groups in 1988.
  • 28th September » The cruise ferry MS or Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
  • 30th September » Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground closes after eighty-eight years in service.
  • 30th September » Ongar railway station, the furthest London Underground from Central London, closes.
  • 1st October » Palau gains independence from the United Nations (United Nations Trusteeship Council called trusteeship administered by the United States of America).
  • 12th October » NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus (the spacecraft presumably burned up in the atmosphere).
  • 14th October » The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords and the framing of the future Pales
  • 17th October » Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces.
  • 21st October » North Korea and weapons of mass destruction named North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea and the United States sign an agreement that requires North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program and agree to inspections.
  • 21st October » In Seoul, 32 people are killed when the Seongsu Bridge collapses.
  • 26th October » Jordan and Israel sign Israel–Jordan peace treaty called a peace treaty.
  • 27th October » Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
  • 29th October » Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House (Duran is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton).
  • 4th November » San Francisco: First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
  • 9th November » The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
  • 13th November » In a Referenda in Sweden named referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union.
  • 19th November » In the United Kingdom, the first National Lottery (United Kingdom) called National Lottery draw is held. A £1 ticket gave a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers.
  • 20th November » The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war. (Localized fighting resumes the next year.)
  • 30th November » 'MS Achille Lauro' catches fire off the coast of Somalia.
  • 10th December » Rwandan Genocide: Maurice Baril, military advisor to the U.N. Secretary-General of the United Nations e.g Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, recommends that UNAMIR stand down.
  • 11th December » First Chechen War: President of Russia named Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
  • 11th December » A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, en route from Manila, Philippines, to Tokyo, Japan, killing one. The captain is able to safely land the plane.
  • 14th December » Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
  • 15th December » Palau becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 21st December » Mexico called Mexican volcano Popocatépetl, dormant for 47 years, erupts gases and ash.
  • 24th December » Air France Flight 8969 is hijacked on the ground at Houari Boumedienne Airport, Algiers, Algeria. Over the course of 3 days 3 passengers are killed, as are all 4 terrorists.
  • 26th December » Four Armed Islamic Group of Algeria Armed Islamic Group Aircraft hijacking hijackers seize control of Air France Flight 8969. When the plane lands at Marseille, a National Gendarmerie French Gendarmerie assault team boards the aircraft and kills the hijac
  • 31st December » This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC−11:00 to UTC+13:00 and UTC−10:00 to UTC+14:00, respectively.