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January 1st
Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt replaced Javier Pérez de Cuéllar of Peru as the United Nations Secretary-General.
January 8th
The Bosnian Serbs declared their own republic within Bosnia-Herzegovina in protest to the decision by the Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats to seek EC recognition.
January 8th
US President George H. W. Bush Snr. fell violently ill at a banquet attended by the Prime Minister of Japan.
January 13th
Homosexual serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleaded guilty, but insane, to the murders of 15 young men and boys.
January 15th
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, established in 1948, ceased to exist. Slovenia and Croatia gained independence.
January 16th
El Salvador officials and rebel leaders signed a pact in Mexico City that ended a 12 year civil war that claimed nearly 75,000 lives.
January 22nd
Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in space during NASA's Space Shuttle 'Discovery' mission STS-42. The mission was related to the International Microgravity Laboratory-1 (IML-1).
January 26th
Boris Yeltsin announced that Russia was going to cease in targeting the United States and its cities with nuclear weapons.
January 28th
In the United States, President Bush Snr. announced 'the Cold War won' in his State of the Union address in Washington D.C.
February 10th
In Indianapolis, Indiana, boxer Mike Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant.
February 17th
A court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sentenced homosexual serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to life in prison.
February 20th
The English Football Association (FA) Premier League was officially formed.
February 21st
The United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 743 and decided to send a peacekeeping force (UNPROFOR) to Yugoslavia.
February 26th
The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled that a 14-year-old rape victim may travel to England to obtain an abortion, which is illegal in Ireland.
March 1st
After a majority of the Muslim Bosnian and Bosnian Croat communities voted for Bosnian independence, Serbian snipers targeted civilians.
March 17th
In Argentina, 29 people were killed and 242 injured when a suicide car-bomb exploded in the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires.
March 25th
Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returned to Earth after he completed a 10-month stay on board the Mir space station.
April 2nd
In New York, the Mafia boss John Gotti was convicted of murder of mob boss Paul Castellano and of racketeering. Gotti was later sentenced to life in prison.
April 6th
Serbian army artillery began to bombard the city of Sarajevo in response to the majority vote for Bosnian independence.
April 6th
The Russian-born science-fiction author and visionary, Isaac Asimov, died. Asimov developed the three laws of Robotics in his novel 'I Robot'.
April 8th
The long established British satirical magazine 'Punch' published its final issue.
April 9th
In Florida a Miami jury convicted the former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega of assisting the Colombian drug cartel.
April 9th
The Conservative party won and John Major was re-elected as Prime Minister in the general election in the United Kingdom.
April 10th
The Irish terror group, the IRA, exploded a bomb in the Baltic Exchange in the City of London. The bomb killed 3 and injured 91 people.
April 14th
The trial of the Russian serial sex killer Andrew Chikatilo began. Chikatilo was accused of mudering 52 women and children.
April 27th
In Britain MP Betty Boothroyd was elected as the first woman to be the 'Speaker of the House of Commons'.
April 29th
In Los Angeles, California, the LAPD officiers that were accused of excessive force in their severe beating of Rodney King, were found "not guilty". The verdict outraged the black communiy and resulted in the eruption of riots in Los Angeles and other cities in America.
April - May.
Riots broke out in south central Los Angeles following the acquittal of four LAPD policemen videotaped while brutally beating African-American motorist Rodney King. 52 dead; property damage $1 billion.
May 5th
Russian leaders in the Crimea declared their separation from Ukraine as a new republic. They withdraw the secession on May 10th.
May 16th
The Space Shuttle 'Endeavour' landed safely after a successful maiden voyage on mission STS-49.
June 15th
At a New Jersey elementary school, in front of the media, U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle mistakenly corrected a student's spelling of the word potato, and suggested that it should have an e on the end.
June 22nd
Two skeletons excavated in the woods at Yekaterinburg, Russia, were identified as the remains of Czar Nicholas II and his tsarina, executed in 1918 by Russian Bolshevik revolutionaries.
June 23rd
Mafia boss John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering on April 2nd.
July 10th
In Miami, Florida, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.
July 13th

Britain's former executioner Albert Pierrepoint died. Pierrepoint was the official 'hangman' when capital punishment was law in Britain.

July 20th
Czech dramatist, politician and human rights activist Václav Havel resigned as president of Czechoslovakia.
July 22nd
In Columbia, near Medellin, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his self-imprisioned luxury prison fearing extradiction to the United States.
August 10th
The British government banned the UDA (Ulster Defence Association), a loyalist paramilitary organisation that had been legal for twenty years.
August 24th
Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida and caused devastating destruction.
August 28th
Hurricane Andrew dissipated over the Tennessee valley when it merged with another storm system. Twenty-three were killed.
September 12th
Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel to space, on board the Space Shuttle 'Endeavour'.
October 15th
In Russia, the serial sex killer Andrei Chikatilo who was found guilty of murdering 52 women and children in July, was sentenced to death. Sentence was carried out with a bullet to the back of the head on February 14th 1994.
November 3rd
Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR) defeated President George Bush Snr. and Ross Perot in the presidential elections and became the new President of the United States.
November 11th
In Britain the Church of England voted for the first time to allow women to become priests.
November 20th
In England, a devasting fire broke out in the chapel of Windsor Castle. The fire caused serious damage, and was started when a workman's lamp ignited a nearby curtain. The fire caused outrage when it was suggested that the repairs would be paid for by the British taxpayer. The incident led to a change regarding tax laws related to the Queen.

November 24th

In the People's Republic of China, a China Southern Airlines domestic flight crashed, 141 passengers killed.

November 24th
The British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II described 1992 as an 'Annus Horribilis' (horrible year) due to various scandals damaging the image of the Royal Family.
November 25th
The Czechoslovakia Federal Assembly voted to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia Republic, as of January 1st 1993.
December 3rd
The UN Security Council unanimously agreed and passed Resolution 794. The resolution approved a coalition of UN peacekeepers led by the United States to form UNITAF, to supply and distribute humanitarian aid and establish peace in war torn Somalia, Africa.
December 4th
In response to the passed UN resolution 794, US military forces invaded Somalia.
December 6th
Hindu activists destroyed the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India, which triggered religious violence around the country killing a 1000 people.

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