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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 26, 1999, Darmstadt, Hesse A file photo members of the new York City police examine the damage in a parking garage beneath the world Trade Center where an underground explosion in february 1993 killed five people and injured hundreds of others. A file Phot after a 51day siege police forces stormed the compound of the Branch Davidian sect in Texas on april 19,1993. The Complex went up in Barnes killing 72 people. Decade from Page 4 Pacific that began in Choshi Japan. A nov. 27 with a record number of savings and loan failures around the country Congress approves legislation authorizing an additional $70 billion in borrowing authority for the Federal Deposit insurance corp.1992 a Jan a text based web browser is made available to the Public within a few years millions of people become regular users of the world wide web. A feb. 21 the . Lifts Trade sanctions against China. A april 29 rioting Breaks out in los Angeles in the Wake of the acquittal of four White policemen for the beating captured on videotape of Black Motorist Rodney King. A aug. 12 the United states Canada and Mexico become the worlds largest and wealthiest trading bloc encompassing a $6 trillion Economy and stretching from the Yukon to the Yucatan with consensus on the North american free Trade agreement which is approved by Congress More than a year later. A nov 4 Arkansas gov. Bill Clinton becomes the first Democrat to take the White House since 1976 with Only 43 percent of the vote beating Republican George Bush with 38 percent and third party candidate Ross Perot with 19 percent. A nov 24 after nearly 100 years of . Military presence the last contingent of . Marines leaves its base at Subic Bay Jerome delay a file photo Zabiba Nuur who weighs Only 46 pounds sits in an Irish concern feeding Center dedicated to adults in Bairoa Somalia on dec. 16,1992. At the time officials said the adult child death ratio in Bairoa was four to one. . Marines were deployed to Somalia to ensure Safe delivery of food and Medicine to those suffering in the nation s famine in the Philippines. A dec 9 . Marines face a Phalanx of press photographers As they storm ashore in Somalia in a Mission to ensure the Safe delivery of food and Medicine to the famine stricken nation.1993 a feb. 3 Tennis Pioneer Arthur Ashe 49, who was refused entry to segregated courts As a child in Richmond va., Dies of aids contracted during a blood transfusion. A a feb. 26 in new York an explosion in thello Story world Trade Center kills five people and causes hundreds to suffer from smoke inhalation in the worst terrorist attack in the . To Date. A april 19 Federal agents end a 51-Day siege with an assault on the Branch Davidian religious cult Headquarters in Waco Texas. The resulting fire that sweeps through the compound kills More than 80 cult members. A july 22 senior White House attorney Vincent Foster commits suicide shooting himself at a deserted Washington area Park. A August the worst flooding in . History has killed some 50 people submerged 20 million acres of Midwest Farmland and caused damage estimated at $12 billion As the Mississippi River and its tributaries overflow their Banks in the Wake of torrential Rains. A sept. 13 As president Clinton watches israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat shake hands Over the historic signing of an Accord providing for limited palestinian autonomy in the Gaza strip and the West Bank. A on the culture front this year Black american author Toni Morrison wins the Nobel prize for literature while Steven see decade on Page 6

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