Timeline 1995

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News Highlights of 1995

• The Oklahoma City Bombing
April 19, 1995: 168 people, including 8 Federal Marshals, were killed in the bombing of a federal building in Oaklahoma City. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were charged and convicted in this case. For their roles in the bombing Terry Nichols received a life sentence and Timothy McVey was sentenced to death.
• Large earthquake in Japan strikes A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan, killing 6,433 people

OJ Simpsons found innocent in his murder trail.

Quebec defeats referendum on independence
Quebec, a province in Canada with majority French speaking citizens, defeats a referendum on Quebec independence by less than 1 %

First planet outside our solar system found
For the first time in history a gas giant outside our solar system has been found. Scientists looked at the star Pegasi-51 using giant telescopes on the ground and discovered the star wobbled, meaning it has planets. The question wether we're alone in the universe has brought us one step closer. This planet is larger than jupiter has been found orbiting the star Pegasi-51, a star that is 15 lightyears away from our sun. Scientists were stunned to discover that gas giants could orbit stars at such a close range (closer than mercury). They always thought that if they would find a gas giant it would be just as far away as ours. No pictures can be taken of the planet itself, untill hopefully, 2005.

Rabin assasination
Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assasinated on Nov. 4, 1995 by right-wing Israeli Yigal Amir at a peace rally in Israel. The Israeli peace process is shattered.

President Bill Clinton Confirms Area 51 Exists
President Clinton may have revealed more than he wanted to when he signed executive order 95-45 in which he exempts Groom Lake Air Force Base (Area 51) from revealing its environmental records to the public.

US Imposes economic sanctions against Iran

US pulls out of Somalia

Russia is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake killing at least 2000 people

An unprecedented heat wave strikes the Midwestern United States Temperatures exceed 104°F in the afternoon for 5 straight days. At least 3000 people die, 750 in Chicago, Illinois alone.


Entertainment News of 1995

Windows 95 released
August 24 Microsoft released its much anticipated Windows 95. Millions of dollars were spent on ad compains by Microsoft and retail stores. This release sealed the deal in America becoming digitized.

Netscape debuts!
Marc Andreessen's Netscape debuts and the dotcom boom begins

James Bond Returns To Cinemas
After a six year hiatus James Bond returns to packed cinema houses. Pierce Brosnan debuts as agent 007 in "Goldeneye". The film becomes the highest grossing Bond picture, earning $353 million worldwide. It's the 4th highest grossing film of 1995.

Selena murdered
March 31, 1995. The singer Selena Quintanilla Perez was murdered in Corpus Christi, Texas by her Fan Club President Yolanda Saldivar.

The passing away of Jerry Garcia
In August of 1995 an American icon passed away.

Sports Highlights of 1995
Super Bowl XXIX – San Francisco 49ers won 49-26 over the San Diego Chargers.
World Series – Atlanta Braves won 4 games to 2 over the Cleveland Indians.
Grey Cup – Baltimore Stallions win 37-20 over the Calgary Stampeders
Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500
NASCAR Championship – Jeff Gordon
CART racing – season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve
Formula One Championship - Damon Hill of Great Britain

Top Movies of 1995
• Toy Story first ever wholly computer generated film
• Batman Forever
• Apollo 13
• Pocahontas
• Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
• GoldenEye
• Casper
• Jumanji
• Die Hard With a Vengeance
• Braveheart
• The Usual Suspects
• Heat
• Twelve Monkeys

Top Songs of 1995
1. Gangsta's Paradise , Coolio
2. Waterfalls , TLC
3. Creep , TLC
4. Kiss from a Rose , Seal
5. On Bended Knee , Boyz II Men
6. Another Night , Real McCoy
7. Fantasy , Mariah Carey
8. Take a Bow , Madonna
9. Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days) , Monica
10. This Is How We Do It , Montell Jordan

Top Musicians of 1995
• Supergrass
• Deep Blue Something
• Weezer
• Smashing Pumpkins
• Rage Against The Machine
• Van Halen
• Whitney Houston
• Mariah Carey
• Alanis Morissette
• Madonna
• Garth Brooks
• Blues Traveler
• Janet Jackson