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1993

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U.S. Facts

  • President: William J. Clinton
  • Population: 257,746,103
  • Life Expectancy: 75.5 years
  • Unemployment: 6.9%
  • Average Annual Salary: $31,230
  • Minimum Wage: $4.25 per hour

What Things Cost

  • Automobile: $12,750
  • Gasoline: per gallon
  • House: $113,200
  • Bread: $1.57 per loaf
  • Milk: per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: $0.29

Major U.S. Events

  • In NYC, a van bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center goes off, killing 6 & injuring over a thousand
  • A federal judge sentences LAPD officers Stacey Koon & Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King's civil rights
  • US President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into lawv

Major World Events

  • In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)
  • North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to nuclear sites
  • Iraq refuses to allow UNSCOM weapons inspectors to install remote-controlled monitoring cameras at two missile engine test stands

January-March

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest cult leader David Koresh on federal firearms violations. Four agents & five Davidians die in the raid & a 51-day standoff begins
  • Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn-in the next daybecoming the first female Attorney General of the U.S.

April-July

  • Russian nuclear accident at Tomsk 7
  • The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers flood large portions of the American Midwest
  • A magnitude 7.8 earthquake off Hokkaido, Japan launches a devastating tsunami, killing 202 on the small island of Okushiri, Hokkaido

August-December

  • An earthquake centred on Killari, Maharashtra, India kills nearly 10,000 people
  • Earthquake hits Flores, Indonesia - 2200 dead

Top Songs

  • Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap!
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
  • All That She Wants by Ace of Base
  • I'd Do Anything For Love by Meat Loaf
  • No Rain by Blind Melon

Other New Songs

  • Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.
  • That's The Way Love Goes by Janet Jacksonv
  • Hero by Mariah Carey
  • Shoop by Salt N Pepa
  • Show Me Love by Robin S

Top Movies

  • Schindler's List
  • Philadelphia
  • The Piano
  • Groundhog Day
  • Jurassic Park

Top Books

  • The Client by John Grisham
  • Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
  • The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  • The Hope by Herman Wouk

Top TV Shows (1992-93)

  • Roseanne
  • Home Improvement
  • Murphy Brown
  • Murder She Wrote
  • Coach
  • Northern Exposure

Major League Baseball: World Series

  • Toronto Blue Jays d. Philadelphia Phillies

Pro Football: Championship

  • Super Bowl: Dallas Cowboys d. Buffalo Bills

Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

  • Montreal Canadiens d. Los Angeles Kings

Pro Basketball: Championship

  • Chicago Bulls d. Phoenix Suns

NCAA Champions

  • Football: Florida State University Seminoles
  • Basketball: University of North Carolina Tarheels

Other Champions

  • Golf: Nick Price is PGA player of the year
  • Tennis: Pete Sampras and Cedric Pioline win the U.S. Open
  • Horse Racing: Sea Hero wins Kentucky Derby
  • Auto Racing: Emerson Fittipaldi wins Indianapolis 500
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