Historical Events For Year 1994

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January 1, 1994

The establishment of the North American Free Trade Agreement occurs. Read More

January 20, 1994

The first female to become a cadet at The Citadel is Shannon Faulkner, but drops out shortly after.
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January 25, 1994

A change in the health care reform, prohibition on assault weapons, and welfare reform are all stated in the first State of the Union address given by President Clinton.
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February 4, 1994

The Fed Funds target rate is raised by the Federal Open Market Committee for the first time in five years.
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February 9, 1994

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Vance-Owen Peace plan is announced. Read More

March, 1994

Connection to the Internet is made for the first time by the People's Republic of China.
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March 12, 1994

The first female priests are ordained by the Church of England. Read More

March 14, 1994

A major advance in personal computers is made as Apple Computer, Inc. releases the PowerPC Microprocessor Macintosh computers.
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March 21, 1994

Best Picture and Best Director among 5 other Oscars of the 66th Academy Awards is won by Spielberg's Schindler's List.
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April 8, 1994

A self-inflicted gunshot wound leaves Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain dead in his Lake Washington home.
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April 22, 1994

Almost 20 years after his resignation as President of the United States, Richard Nixon dies in New York City.
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April 27, 1994

The first multiracial elections in South Africa are held, marking the official end of discrimination and having Nelson Mandela being elected as the first democratic president.
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May 10, 1994

The inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the first black president of South Africa takes place.
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May 12, 1994

Ice Hockey is established as the official winter sport of Canada. Read More

June 15, 1994

Full diplomatic relations are formed between Israel and the Vatican. Read More

June 17, 1994

A police chase occurs when NFL player O.J. Simpson and Al Cowlings flee in a Ford Bronco.
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June 26, 1994

Microsoft stops selling the MS-DOS operating system without Microsoft Windows. Read More

July 25, 1994

After 46 years of war, Israel and Jordan officially end fighting upon the singing of the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace.
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August 5, 1994

The first protests against Fidel Castro's government in 35 years takes place. Read More

August 12, 1994

The 25th anniversary of Woodstock in Saugerties, New York begins. Read More

September 13, 1994

Certain features are banned from being manufactured on new firearms for 10 years upon the signing of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban by President Clinton.
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September 17, 1994

The first hearing impaired winner of the Miss America pageant is Heather Whitestone. Read More

October 5, 1994

World Teacher's Day is implemented by UNESCO to honor the signing of the Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers.
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November 5, 1994

A letter announcing that former President Ronald Reagan has Alzheimer's is released. Read More

December 15, 1994

The release of first version of the Netscape Navigator web browser takes place. Read More