7: One of the worst
blizzards in American history hits
the Eastern states. Over 100 deaths result from this storm.
January 20: STS-72
completes a successful
mission with a landing at the Kennedy Space Center In Florida.
For my eyewitness
account of the reentry as viewed in central Texas, follow the STS-72
January 28: The Dallas Cowboys football team defeats
Steelers for their fifth Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XXX.
March 22: NASA
launches space shuttle
Endeavour on the STS-76 mission. For my first hand account of the
the STS-76 link.
Delta rocket successfully launches a global positioning satellite,
GPS-7, from Cape Canaveral Air Station. For a detailed account of
unmanned launch follow the Delta GPS-7 link.
25: The Best Picture Oscar is awarded to
the Academy Awards ceremony. "Apollo 13" wins the Oscars for
Best Sound and Best Film Editing.
April 3: Theodore Kaczynski is arrested at his
cabin as the
April 28: US President Bill Clinton gives a four and
videotaped testimony in his defense during an investigation into the
May 11: ValuJet flight 592 crashes in the Florida
Everglades killing all
110 on board.
May 26: Buddy Lazier wins the Indianapolis 500.
July 17: TWA flight 800 explodes in
the air off the coast
Island, New York killing all 230 on board.
June 25: Khobar Towers
bombing in Saudi Arabia
leaves 19 US
August 6: NASA announces that Martian meteorite
evidence of primitive life on the planet Mars.
August 28: Prince Charles of Great Britain is
divorced from his
wife Princess Diana.
November 7: NASA launches the Mars Global
November 24: Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka
100. It is
the first NASCAR race ever held in Japan.
December 12: Uday Hussein is seriously injured
December 13: Kofi Annan is
of the United