1993 History Facts:
  • Bill Clinton President of the United States
  • Islamic Fundamentalists bomb the World Trade Center.
  • Federal Agents raid religious cult in Waco, Texas (28th February).
  • Fighting starts between Muslims and Croats in Bosnia.
  • The United Nations makes a safe haven for Muslim Refugees in Srebrenica in Bosnia.
  • The Maastricht Treaty (signed on February 7th) takes effect, establishing the European Union.
  • EU Farmers protest reductions in agricultural subsidies secondary to the Maastricht Treaty.
  • 11-year-olds Robert Thompson & Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of Liverpool toddler James Bulger (age 2 years).
  • Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public for the first time.
  • IRA bomb exploed in a parked Van in Bishopsgate, City of London.
  • Russian Nuclear Accident at Tomask 7
  • Ben Johnson, is banned from athletics for life after being caught using banned anabolic steroids.
  • The US and Soviet Union sign Start II - reducing nuclear warheads by 3,500 each.
  • The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
  • Yitzhak Rabin ( Israel ) and Yasser Arafat ( PLO ) sign peace agreement on the White House lawn in Washington D.C.
  • The first Beanie Babies launched by Ty Warner (USA).
  • Slovakia Gains Independence when Czechoslovakia divides into the Czech Republic & Slovakia.


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