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January 6th
Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by an assailant under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding.
January 8th
Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov began his 437.7 day orbit, which would set the world record for time spent in orbit.
January 11th
The Irish government announced the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA (Irish Republican Army) and its political wing Sinn Fein.
January 14th
U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed the Kremlin accords which stopped the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles to targets and also provide for the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine.
January 26th
A man fired two blank shots at Prince Charles as he was about to make a speech in Sydney, Australia.
January 28th
The first trial of accused murderer Lyle Menendez ended in a mistrial. He and his brother Erik were later found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of their parents.
January 31st
The German luxury car manufacturer BMW announced the purchase of Rover from British Aerospace.
February 1st
In Portland, Oregon, Tonya Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly pleaded guilty for his role in attacking figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. He accepts a plea bargain admitting to racketeering charges in exchange for testimony against Harding.
February 5th
Markale Market Massacre 1 : A 120mm mortar shell landed and exploded just before noon in the Markale market in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia. The attack killed 68 people and wounded 144 others. Both sides accused each other for the attack.
February 9th
Ex-US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and British MP Dr. David Owen announced a peace plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
February 12th
In Norway, Edvard Munch's painting 'The Scream' was stolen in Oslo. It was recovered on May 7th 1994.
February 14th
The Russian serial sex killer Andrei Chikatilo, found guilty of murdering 52 women and children in 1992 and sentenced to death, was executed with a shot to the back of the head.
February 22nd
Aldrich Ames and his wife were charged with spying for the Soviet Union by the United States Department of Justice. Ames would later be convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment and his wife would receive 5 years in prison.
February 24th
In Gloucester, England, police began to search and excavate the garden of 25 Cromwell Street, the home of Fred and Rose West, in search of their daughter Heather. The following day, after the police discovered human remains, Fred West confessed.
February 25th
Kahanist Baruch Goldstein opened fire inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank. Goldstein killed 29 Muslims before worshippers beat him to death.
February 28th
In England more human remains were found at the 'house of horrors' 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester. Fred West was arrested suspected of multiple murders. He denied his wife's, Rose, involvement in the murders, but she would be arrested in April 1994.
February 28th
US F-16 pilots shot down four Serbian fighter aircraft over Bosnia for violation of the Operation Deny Flight and its no-fly zone.
March 4th
Four terrorists were convicted for their roles in the World Trade Center bombing which killed six and injured more than a thousand.
March 12th
In Britain, the Church of England ordained its first women priests.
March 16th
In Portland, Oregon Tonya Harding pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for trying to cover-up an attack on figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She was fined $100,000 and banned from the sport.
March 23rd
At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated. Mario Aburto Martinez was arrested for the crime and confessed on the same day.
March 28th
In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg killing 18.
April 6th
Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and president of Burundi Cyprien Ntaryamira died when a missile shot down their jet near Kigali, Rwanda. This was taken as a pretext to begin the Rwandan Genocide.
April 7th
The Rwandan Genocide began in Kigali, Rwanda. Between 500,000 and 1-million people were killed and 1.5 million people displaced in the Rwandan civil war in Africa.
April 8th
American musician Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle, Washington. He had committed suicide three days earlier.
April 20th
Paul Touvier was found guilty of ordering the execution of 7 Jews when he served in the Vichy France Milice, during WWII.
April 21st
The Red Cross estimated that hundreds of thousands of Tutsi have been killed in Rwanda.
April 22nd
Former American President Richard Nixon died. Nixon was the 37th President and resigned due to the Watergate scandal of the 1970s.
April 26th
South Africa held its first fully multiracial elections, which Nelson Mandela's ANC (African National Congress) won, making Mandela South Africa's first black President.
May 1st

Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna was killed at the age of 34 in a high-speed, single-car accident during the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
May 6th
The Channel Tunnel, which took over 15,000 workers over seven years to complete, opened between England and France. Passengers will now be able to travel between the two countries within 35 minutes.
May 9th
Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
May 10th
Nelson Mandela was elected the South African President, in South Africa's first free nonracial elections, in a sweeping victory where the ANC captured 69.7% of the votes.
May 19th
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy died. She was married to President Kennedy and was America's glamourous First Lady. She was made a widow when JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in 1963.
6th - 8th
Ceasefire negotiations for the Yugoslav Civil War began in Geneva. It was agreed that a one-month cessation of hostilities would be implemented, but the agreement collapsed after a couple of days.
June 12th
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O. J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings, but was held liable in a civil suit.
June 15th
Israel and the Vatican now established full diplomatic relations after establishing contact in December 30th 1993.
June 17th
NFL star OJ Simpson and his friend Al Cowlings fled from police in his white Ford Bronco. The low speed chase, which was live on television, ended up at Simpson's mansion in Brentwood, LA, California. Simpson then surrendered to police.
The planet Jupiter was hit by twenty one large fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 over the course of six days.
July 2nd
The assassination of Colombian soccer player Andrés Escobar in Bogotá. Escobar was held responsible for a mistake in a game that Columbia lost, and ultimately knocked out Columbia out of the 1994 World Cup, which was held in America.
July 18th
In Buenos Aires an explosion destroyed a building housing several Jewish organisations. The bomb killed 96 people. On November 9th 2005, Alberto Nisman Argentine prosecutor identified Hezbollah militant Ibrahim Berro responsible for the attack.
July 25th
Israel and Jordan signed the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace, which formally ended the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.
August 14th
The terrorist, 'Carlos the Jackal', (Ilich Ramírez Sánchez) was handed over to French agents and was held at the La Santé de Paris prison in Paris to stand trial. His trial was in December 1997.
August 31st
The IRA (Irish Republican Army) announced a "complete cessation of military operations" from midnight.
September 3rd
Russia and the People's Republic of China agreed to stop targeting each other with nuclear weapons.
September 12th
Soviet cosmonaut Boris Yegorov died aged 57. Yegorov was a crew member of the Voskhod 1 mission on the 12th October 1964.
September 13th
President Bill Clinton signed the 'Assault Weapons Ban', which banned the use of these weapons for a period of 10 years.
September 28th
The car ferry MS Estonia sank in Baltic Sea, 852 people were killed.
October 8th
President of the UN Security Council stated that Iraq must withdraw its troops that were building up on the Kuwait border and immediately cooperate with weapons inspectors.
October 12th
NASA lost radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descended into the dense atmosphere of Venus. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere either October 13th or October 14th.
October 15th
Iraq, after being threatened by the U.N. Security Council and the U.S., withdrew its troops from the border with Kuwait.
October 26th
In the Middle-East, Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty.
October 29th
Francisco Martin Duran fired over two dozen shots at the White House (Duran was later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton).
November 5th
A letter by ex-US President Ronald Reagan was released that announced he had Alzheimer's disease.
November 8th
Newt Gingrich led the United States Republican Party in taking control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Its the first time in more than 50 years that the Republicans controlled both houses of U.S. Congress.
November 13th
The first passengers travelled through the Channel Tunnel that links Britain to mainland Europe.
November 28th
In Portage, Wisconsin, USA, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was clubbed to death by another inmate in the gymnasium at the Columbia Correctional Institute.
December 11th
Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered Russian troops into Chechnya.
December 12th
NASA astronaut Stuart Roosa died. Support crew for the Apollo 9 flight. CM pilot on Apollo 14, 31st Jan. - 9th Feb. 1971. Back up command pilot for the Apollo 16 and 17 missions.
December 13th
In England, police charged Fred West with the murder of 12 people. Human remains had been found at the house and buried in the garden of the 'house of horrors' at 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester on February 25th. Fred West would commit suicide on January 1st 1995.
December 19th
The Whitewater investigation began. US President Clinton and his wife Hilary Clinton were implicated.
December 19th
Civil unions between homosexuals are made legal in Sweden.
December 26th
French anti-terrorist police stormed a hijacked jet at Marseille and killed four Islamist terrorists.
Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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