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1993

 Jan1 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
Jan5 Oil poured onto the coast of the Shetland Islands after the 89,000-ton Liberian-registered Braer hit rocks in heavy seas. The tanker carried 84,500 tons of crude oil. A huge oil slick stretched 25 miles up the coast. Fears of a widespread ecological disaster were misplaced
 Jan6 Bill Wyman the bass player announces he is leaving the Rolling Stones 
Jan20 Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd President of USA
Jan25 A gunman outside CIA Headquarters at Langley, VA, opened fire on employees as they arrived for work. Two were killed and three others wounded
Feb12 Two ten-year-old boys lured two-year-old James Bulger from his mother at a shopping mall in Liverpool, England, then beat him to death. Robert Thompson and John Venables were caught on CCTV camera's abducting James and were subsequently found guilty of murder
Feb24 The first member of the England's 1966 World Cup winning side dies. Bobby Moore the captain of the side and probably one of the finest players that England have produced dies at the age of 52 from cancer. He is buried in the Garden of Remembrance Manor Park Cemetery London
Feb26 A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York. The blast killed  six people and injured more than 1,000
Feb28 The Branch Davidian fundamentalist religious cult led by fanatic David Koresh (Vernon Howell), 33, stockpiles an arsenal outside Waco, Texas, and comes under scrutiny of the Treasury Department's Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Unit (BATF) after reports of child abuse. Four ATF officers are killed February 28, Koresh is wounded and at least two of his followers killed A 51-day standoff ensues between the Branch Davidians and law-enforcement officers occurs On Apr19 the FBI moves in with tear gas and their compound goes up in flames, killing more than 80, including 24 children.
Mar20  A bomb explodes in Warrington Town Centre killing two children Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry. The I.R.A. are responsible for the death of the two innocent children
Apr10 Chris Hani a prominent ANC activist is assassinated in South Africa
Apr23 The murder in London of Stephen Lawrence. Due to a vigourous campaign by the victims family and sections of the media the case has remained high profile but unfortunately no-one has been successfully charged with his murder
Apr23 WHO Declares TB a 'Global Emergency'. The World Health Authority took the unprecedented step of declaring tuberculosis a global public health emergency. The WHO had never previously  categorised any disease as a global emergency.
Apr24  City Of London Devastated By 'Bishopsgate Bomb'.  A lorry packed with fertilizer-explosives exploded in Bishopsgate in the City of London. The explosion caused over 300m worth of damage, killed one person and injured over 50 others damage 
May1  President Premadasa of Sri Lankra is assassinated by a suicide bomber 
May27 A suspected Mafia car bomb killed five people and badly damaged an art collection in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
Jun8 Rene Bousquet, the Vichy regime police chief, was shot dead at his Paris home in the Avenue Raphael by a lone gunman.
Jun9 Los Angeles police arrests "Madame" Heidi Fleiss - Hollywood prostitution becomes public
Jun21 English mathematician, Andrew Wiles proved Fermat's last theorem. It took the Princeton University professor seven years to come up with the 200-page proof that solved the 350-year-old problem, which many  mathematicians had declared was unsolvable
Jul23 White House deputy counsel Vincent W. Foster Jr. was buried near Hope, Arkansas, three days after taking his own life in a Virginia park.
  John Major won a vote of confidence debate in Parliament, clearing the way for British ratification of the Maastricht treaty
Jul29 Israeli Supreme Court cleared John Demjanjuk of war crimes after hearing evidence that he was known as "Ivan the Terrible" at prison camps.
Sep13 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat shook  hands after signing an historic peace agreement
Nov1 The Maastricht Treaty came into effect, creating a new "European Union."
Nov24 Two 11-year-old boys were sentenced to be detained at her majesty's pleasure after they were found guilty of the murder of two-year-old James Bulger.
Nov28 The Observer reveals the a channel of communications has existed for years between the IRA and the British government.
Dec2 Pablo Escobar, boss of the Medellin cocaine cartel in Colombia, was killed in a shootout as police tried to arrest him.
Dec15 Downing Street Declaration. Britain commits itself to the search for an answer to the problems of Northern Ireland. Naturally neither the Republicans nor the Loyalist are satisfied with the Declaration.
  Betty Boothroyd first woman Speaker of the House of Commons

 

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