Information for the Year 1995
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- US rescues Mexico's economy with $20-billion aid program (Feb. 21).
- Russian space station Mir greets first Americans (March 14). US shuttle docks with station (June 27).
- Nerve gas attack in Tokyo subway kills eight and injures thousands. The Aum Shinrikyo ("Supreme Truth") cult is to blame (March 20).
- Fighting escalates in Bosnia and Croatia (May 1). Warring parties agree on cease-fire (Oct. 5); sign peace treaty (Dec. 14).
- France explodes nuclear device in Pacific; wide protests ensue (Sept. 5).
- Israelis and Palestinians agree on transferring West Bank to Arabs (Sept. 24). Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin slain by Jewish extremist at peace rally (Nov. 4).
- Population: 5.682 billion
- Nobel Peace Prize: Joseph Rotblat and Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (UK)
- Criminal trial of O. J. Simpson opens in California (Jan. 24).
- Scores killed as terrorist's car bomb blows up block-long Oklahoma City federal building (April 19); Timothy McVeigh, 27, arrested as suspect (April 21); authorities seek second suspect, link right-wing paramilitary groups to bombing (April 22).
- Los Angeles jury finds O. J. Simpson not guilty of murder charges (Oct. 3).
- Pope John Paul II visits US on whirlwind tour (Oct. 4-8).
- President: William J. Clinton
- Vice President: Albert Gore, Jr
- Population: 262,764,948
- Life expectancy: 75.8 years
- US GDP (1998 dollars): $7,269.60 billion
- Federal spending: $1519.13 billion
- Federal debt: $4921.0 billion
- Median Household Income(current dollars):$34,076
- Consumer Price Index: 152.4
- Unemployment: 5.6%
- Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.32 (as of 1/1/95)
- Super Bowl San Francisco 49er's defeated San Diego Chargers (SCORE 49-26)
- World Series of Baseball Atlanta Braves defeated Cleveland
- National Basketball Association Championship Houston defeated. Orlando
- National Hockey League Stanley Cup New Jersey Devils defeated Detroit Red Wings
- Women Wimbledon Tennis Steffi Graf defeated A.S. Vicario (4-6 6-1 7-5)
- Men Wimbledon Tennis Pete Sampras dfeated Boris Becker (6-7 6-2 6-4 6-2)
- Kentucky Derby Horse Race Champion Thunder Gulch
- National College Athletic Association Basketball Championship UCLA defeated Arkansas (SCORE 89-78)
- National College Athletic Association Football Champions Nebraska (RECORD 12-0-0)
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum opens in Cleveland. Renowned architect I. M. Pei designed the ultra-modern, 150,000 square-foot building.
- An estimated 150 million people watch as the not guilty verdict is read in the O. J. Simpson verdict.
- The Metropolitan Opera installs screens on audience seats that display captions, to attract a wider audience.
- Academy Award, Best Picture: Forrest Gump
- Grammy Award - Record of the Year All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow
- Emmy Award - Best Television Comedy Frasier - NBC
- Miss America: Heather Whitestone (Alabama)
- First solo transpacific balloon flight. Steve Fossett made a flight of more than 5,430 mi. from Seoul, South Korea, to Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada, in a helium-filled balloon. Also set record for distance (Feb. 18–21, 1995).
- Drs. Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell (UK) create the world's first cloned sheep, Megan and Morag, from embryo cells
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