Timeline 1994

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News Highlights of 1994

• Civil war in Rwanda
The spark that ignited a bloody civil war (500,000 people killed) was started by Hutu troops, which shot down a plan carrying the president of Rwanda and Burundi in revenge for allowing the Tutsi to share power.

• North Korean nuclear violations suspected
The North Koreans' barred a UN agency from investigating security breaches at one of their reactors. This started a tense year of negotiations, in which Jimmy Carter helped to begin a dialog by getting North Korea to suspend it's bomb program.

• Existence of black holes proved.
The Hubble telescope reveals conclusive evidence of the existence of black holes, which had been purely theoretical up until this point.

• Chunnel opens, May 1994
Bridging England and France, it took 15,000 workers over seven years to create the tunnel which now allows passengers to travel between the two countries in 35 minutes.
• Mass suicide by Order of the Solar Temple
53 members of the cult carried out the mass murder-suicide in Switzerland and Canada.

• 700 paintings looted from Germany revealed
The stash was held in St Petersburg's Hermitage museum, after having been looted in 1945 by Russian soldiers.

• Run OJ, RUN
On June 13, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpsons and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside Nicole's house in Brentwood, CA. On June 17th, OJ and his friend Al Cowlings took flight from the police in his white Ford Bronco, in a low speed chase which ended up at his mansion where he surrendered.

• Los Angeles suffers massive earthquake

• Another Kennedy Funeral
November 1994. Jackie Kennedy Onassis was laid to rest along side John F Kennedy. What was to be a private family affair turned into a large public spectacle.

• Icestorm of '94
Thousands lost their electricity when record low temperatures hit the east coast. Some students missed more than two weeks of school! Ice froze up everything for what seemed like forever.

• Susan Smith (the ultimate lie)
She drowned her two sons, then LIED on national television that a black guy kidnapped her two sons. The police, FBI, etc went on a vast nationwide search looking for a black guy with a car with SC plates. Then later in the week, she confesses that she drowned her two sons.

• Bushfires threaten Sydney Australia
Over 800 seperate forest and scrub fires burn more than 3,200,000 acres of land in the Australian state of New South Wales. On January 8, four people are killed when the fires reach the southern suburbs and destroy homes.

• Nixon Died
April 22, 1994...Died of a stroke at the age of 81

• Rwanda Genocide
Over 800,000 innocent Tutsis are hacked to death by Hutu extremists. The world does nothing

• Commodore Computers Go Bust
The final battle for PC supremacy in the home was finally won by Microsoft with its last big competitor for the home market now in recievership. Due to decades of mismanagement and insight this home based computer company ceased to exist!

In 1994 the North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) was signed by Mexico, America, and Canada.(Ed Note: NAFTA was signed in 1992. It came into effect Jan 1, 1994)

Entertainment News of 1994

• Kurt Cobain's Suicide
Nirvana's singer, Kurt Cobain, dies at 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found by wife, Courtney Love, and a whole generation of teens mourned.
• Michael Jackson weds Elvis' daughter, Lisa Marie
• Hit Tv Show Friends Was Released It was a hit tv show and lasted 10 years.
Worlds First Satellite Digital Television Service Launched


Sports Highlights of 1994

• Major League baseball players strike As a result the World Series was canceled.
• NHL locked out players over salaries
• Ayrton Senna Dies Ayrton Senna the greatest F1 driver of his generation is killed on May 1st 1994 at Imola.
• Brazil won the USA Soccer World Cup Brazil soccer team won the great final against Italy, that happened at LA during the USA Soccer World Cup, by a score of 3 to 1 at penalty shooting, being congratulated as teh first soccer team to won four soccer world titles.
• Tiger Woods Wins The Masters youngest (18) and first minority to win U.S. Amateur in 1994, won it again in '95 and '96
• Super Bowl XXVIII – Dallas Cowboys won 30-13 over the Buffalo Bills

In Boxing – forty-five year old George Foreman becomes boxing's oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of a Las Vegas fight.

• Grey Cup – B.C. Lions win 26-23 over the Baltimore Stallions

The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup for the 1993–1994 season 4 games to 3 over the Vancouver Canucks, ending a 54-year drought.

• Sterling Marlin won the 36th Daytona 500

• Winston Cup Championship - Dale Earnhardt

CART Series - season championship won by Al Unser, Jr.

Formula One - Michael Schumacher wins the Drivers' Championship.

Top Movies of 1994
• Forrest Gump
• The Lion King (Disney)
• True Lies
• The Santa Clause
• The Flintstones
• Dumb & Dumber
• Clear and Present Danger
• Speed
• The Mask
• Pulp Fiction
• Four Weddings and a Funeral
• Miracle on 34th Street
• The Shawshank Redemption
• Star Trek: Generations

Top TV Shows of 1994
• Law & Order
• America's Funniest Home Videos
• One Foot in the Grave (UK)
• Rugrats
• The Jerry Springer Show
• The Ren & Stimpy Show
• Absolutely Fabulous
• Beavis and Butt-head
• Frasier
• Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
• NYPD Blue
• Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
• The Late Show with David Letterman
• The X-Files

Top Songs of 1994
1. The Sign , Ace Of Base
2. I Swear , All-4-One
3. I'll Make Love to You , Boyz II Men
4. The Power of Love , Celine Dion
5. Hero , Mariah Carey
6. Stay (I Missed You) , Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
7. Breathe Again , Toni Braxton
8. All for Love , Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
9. All That She Wants , Ace Of Base
10. Don't Turn Around , Ace Of Base

Top Musicians of 1994
• Bryan Adams
• Rod Stewart
• Sting
• Sheryl Crow with All I Wanna Do
• Bon Jovi
• Erasure
• Aerosmith
• Janet Jackson
• Pearl Jam
• Phil Collins
• Snoop Doggy Dogg
• Alice in Chains
• Boys II Men with On Bended Knees and I'll Make Love To You
• Rolling Stones
• Blind Melon
• Celine Dion with Power of Love
• Beastie Boys