The Republic of Zaïre officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaïre.
Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
biggest day in the worlds history: Kaylan Carter was born
En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
Deng Xiaoping, leader of China
Deng Xiaoping, leader of China died
scotland scientists succedded in cloning
Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"
Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
human cloning is band
President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80
The bank of england
The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
Russia & Chechnya
Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
u.s supreme court
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment
US space probe
US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
USS Constitution sails
200-year-old USS Constitution sails under its own power
india's 10th president
K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office
plane crash in korea
Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
2nd largest robbery in us history
The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.
Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
septuplets second known case known of all being born alive
In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
twins joined at head separate
S Afr & US surgeons separate Zambian Siamese twins joined at the head