Timeline 1992 thru September

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1992        Jan 1, President Bush became the first American leader to address the Australian Parliament, telling lawmakers the United States would continue to subsidize its agricultural exports, despite protests by Australia's farmers.
    (AP, 1/1/02)
1992        Jan 1, Altaf Hussain (b.1953), leader of Pakistan’s MQM party, fled to Saudi Arabia and after a month to London. PM Nawaz Sharif soon deployed the army to Karachi for a massive anti-MQM operation and the city descended into an undeclared civil war.
    (www.elections.com.pk/candidatedetails.php?id=6881)(WSJ, 12/5/07, p.A22)
1992        Jan 1, Boutros Boutros-Ghali succeeded Javier Perez de Cuellar as secretary-general of the United Nations.
    (AP, 1/1/02)

1992        Jan 2, Military commanders in Croatia agreed to a cease-fire accord, the 15th attempt at a truce.
    (AP, 1/2/02)
1992        Jan 2, Russian shoppers experienced their first day of "sticker shock" after President Boris Yeltsin lifted price controls to stimulate production.
    (AP, 1/2/02)

1992        Jan 3, In California, police pursued a driver who had killed another motorist along Interstate 5 for more than 300 miles until the car ran out of gas in Westminster; the driver was shot to death after officers said he pointed a shotgun at them.
    (AP, 1/3/02)
1992        Jan 3, The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 3,200 for the first time, ending the day at 3,201.48.
    (AP, 1/3/02)
1992        Jan 3, The UN, led by US Sec. of State Cyrus Vance, brokered a cease-fire between the Croatian government and rebel Serbs. Following subsequent breaches the UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR) put 14,000 peacekeeping troops into Croatia. The European Community (EC) recognized the independence of Croatia.
    (SFC,10/16/97, p.A12)(SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)

1992        Jan 4, President Bush, visiting Singapore as part of a Pacific trade tour, announced plans to shift to Singapore the Navy logistics command that was being evicted from the Philippines.
    (AP, 1/4/02)

1992        Jan 5, President Bush arrived in Seoul, South Korea, on the third stop of a 12-day tour focusing on international trade issues.
    (AP, 1/5/02)

1992        Jan 6, The United States joined the U.N. Security Council in condemning Israel's planned deportation of 12 Palestinians.
    (AP, 1/6/02)
1992        Jan 6, The US Food and Drug Administration called on surgeons to stop using silicone gel breast implants because of safety questions, but stopped short of an outright ban.
    (AP, 1/6/02)
1992        Jan 6, After two weeks of fighting, ousted Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia fled the capital, Tbilisi.
    (AP, 1/6/02)

1992        Jan 7, Pitchers Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.
    (AP, 1/7/02)
1992        Jan 7, President Bush arrived in Japan on a tough-talk trade mission.
    (AP, 1/7/02)
1992        Jan 7, Serb forces shot down a European Community helicopter in Croatia, killing five truce observers.
    (AP, 1/7/02)

1992        Jan 8, President Bush collapsed during a state dinner in Tokyo; White House officials said Bush was suffering from stomach flu.
    (AP, 1/8/02)

1992        Jan 9, President Bush declared his trade visit to Japan a success, saying Japanese officials had agreed to increase imports of American cars, auto parts, computers and other goods. However, U.S. auto executives traveling with Bush sounded less enthusiastic.
    (AP, 1/9/02)

1992        Jan 10, President Bush returned home from his grueling 12-day journey to Australia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan, boasting of "dramatic progress" on trade issues.
    (AP, 1/10/02)
1992        Jan 10, In Algeria an army coup cancelled elections that were running strongly in favor of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS). France supported the move which led to a bloody struggle between the Algerian army and Algerian fundamentalist (Armed Islamic Group, GIA) guerillas that by 1995 claimed nearly 40,000 lives and numerous bomb attacks in France.
    (WSJ, 10/26/95, p.A-22)(SFC, 11/14/96, p.A12)(SFC, 1/8/96, p.A7)

1992        Jan 11, The president of Algeria (Chadli Bendjedid) resigned, two weeks after Muslim fundamentalists had defeated his ruling party in legislative elections.
    (AP, 1/11/02)

1992        Jan 12, The Washington Redskins won the NFC championship, defeating the Detroit Lions 41 to 10; the Buffalo Bills won the AFC title, beating the Denver Broncos 10 to 7.
    (AP, 1/12/02)
1992        Jan 12, HAL, the Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer, from the 1968 Arthur C. Clark and Stanley Kubrick movie and book, “became operational" at the HAL plant in Urbana, Illinois. [1997 article claimed 1/12/97 as birthdate] The book "HAL’s Legacy: 2001’s Computer as Dream and Reality" was published in 1997 by MIT Press. The birthday in the movie was 1/12/92.
    (SFEC, 1/12/97,  p.C14)(SFC, 1/25/97, p.E1)(SFEC, 3/16/97, Par p.31)(WSJ, 10/3/97, p.A8)
1992        Jan 12, One day after the surprise resignation of Algeria's president, Chadli Bendjedid, the army-backed Algerian government canceled parliamentary elections to prevent fundamentalist Muslims from winning power.
    (AP, 1/12/02)

1992        Jan 13, US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in a pretrial hearing pleaded guilty but insane in fifteen of the seventeen murders he confessed to committing.
    (www.courttv.com/trials/taped/dahmer.html)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992)
1992        Jan 13, Edwin W. Edwards began his 4th term as governor of Louisiana and continued to Jan 8, 1996.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Edwards)
1992        Jan 13, Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian negotiators began talks in Washington on Palestinian autonomy.
    (AP, 1/13/98)
1992        Jan 13, Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II.
    (AP, 1/13/98)

1992        Jan 14, Historic Mideast peace talks continued in Washington, with Israel and Jordan holding their first-ever formal negotiations, and the Israelis continuing exchanges with Palestinian representatives.
    (AP, 1/14/02)

1992        Jan 15, The Yugoslav federation, founded in 1918, effectively collapsed as the European Community recognized the republics of Croatia and Slovenia.
    (AP, 1/15/98)

1992        Jan 16, Officials of the government of El Salvador and rebel leaders signed a pact in Mexico City ending 12 years of civil war that had left at least 75,000 people dead.
    (AP, 1/16/98)

1992        Jan 17, President Bush laid a wreath at the crypt of Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta.
    (AP, 1/17/02)
1992        Jan 17, IBM announced a nearly $5B loss for 1991.
    (www.iht.com/articles/1992/01/17/ibm_.php)
1992        Jan 17, Celeste Carrington (30), a former janitor of from East Palo Alto, Ca., shot and killed Victor Esparza (34) in San Carlos during a robbery. 2 months later she shot and killed Caroline Gleason (36), a property manager, during a robbery in Palo Alto. 5 days later she wounded a 3rd person in an attempted robbery. She was later convicted and sentenced to death. In 2009 the California Supreme court upheld her death sentence.
    (SFC, 7/28/09, p.C2)(www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S043628.PDF)
1992        Jan 17, Eight Protestant laborers were killed in an IRA bombing in Northern Ireland.
    (AP, 1/17/02)

1992        Jan 18, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented its Golden Globe awards, considered a forerunner of the Academy Awards; no clear favorite emerged as the Walt Disney animated film "Beauty and the Beast," "Bugsy," "JFK" and "The Prince of Tides" were honored.
    (AP, 1/18/02)

1992        Jan 19, "City of Angels" closed at Virginia Theater in NYC after 878 performances.
    (www.theatredb.com/QShow.php?sid=s0351)
1992        Jan 19, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton drew fire from fellow Democratic presidential candidates during a debate in Manchester, N.H.
    (AP, 1/19/02)
1992        Jan 19, German government and Jewish officials dedicated a Holocaust memorial at the villa where the notorious Wannsee Conference had taken place.
    (AP, 1/19/02)

1992        Jan 20, A French Airbus A-320 crashed near Strasbourg, killing 87 people.
    (AP, 1/20/98)
1992        Jan 20, A German court convicted two former East German border guards of the last killing at the Berlin Wall.
    (AP, 1/20/02)

1992        Jan 21, The Supreme Court agreed to review a Pennsylvania law imposing waiting periods and other restrictions on abortions. The court later upheld most of the restrictions while reaffirming women's constitutional right to abortion.
    (AP, 1/21/02)
1992        Jan 21, William T "Champion Jack" Dupree (81), US boxer, pianist, died in Germany.
    (www.john-meekings.co.uk/wtdupree.html)

1992        Jan 22, President Bush named Andrew H. Card Jr. to be transportation secretary.
    (AP, 1/22/02)
1992        Jan 22-30, The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with seven astronauts. Roberta Bondar was the first Canadian woman in space. She rode the shuttle Discovery and performed life and material-science experiments.
    (USAT, 7/26/99, p.14A)(AP, 1/22/02)

1992        Jan 23, Forty-seven nations, including the United States, agreed on a massive global humanitarian effort to rescue millions of hungry people in the former Soviet Union.
    (AP, 1/23/02)

1992        Jan 24, The state of Arkansas executed convicted cop-killer Rickey Ray Rector after Gov. Bill Clinton refused to intervene.
    (AP, 1/24/02)
1992        Jan 24, A judge in El Salvador sentenced an army colonel and a lieutenant to 30 years in prison for their part in the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter.
    (AP, 1/24/02)

1992        Jan 25, Finance ministers from the Group of Seven nations met in Garden City, N.Y., agreeing to intensify their cooperation to stimulate the world's sluggish economy, while leaving it to each country to decide how.
    (AP, 1/25/02)
1992        Jan 25, Mahmoud Riad (b.1917), Egyptian diplomat and sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), died.
    (www.britannica.com/eb/article-9390991?hook=795127)

1992        Jan 26, The Washington Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI, defeating the Buffalo Bills 37-24.
    (AP, 1/26/02)
1992        Jan 26, On CBS' "60 Minutes," Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton, appearing with his wife, Hillary, acknowledged "causing pain in my marriage," but said past problems were not relevant to the campaign.
    (AP, 1/26/02)
1992        Jan 26, In Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 children died in an apartment fire that was set by William Garner in an attempt to hide evidence of a burglary. Garner (37) was later convicted of murder and executed on July 13, 2010.
    (SFC, 7/14/10, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/2bq5puv)
1992        Jan 26, Jose Ferrer (b.1909), Puerto Rico born film actor, died in Coral Gables, Fla.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Ferrer)

1992        Jan 27, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton and Gennifer Flowers accused each other of lying in a renewed dispute over her assertion that they'd had a 12-year affair.
    (AP, 1/27/02)
1992        Jan 27, Boxer Mike Tyson went on trial for rape. On Feb 10 he was found guilty.
    (http://slam.canoe.ca/BoxingTysonHolyfield/tyson_chronology.html)
1992        Jan 27, Aileen Wuornos, a Florida prostitute, was convicted of slaying the first of seven men she'd admitted killing, claiming self-defense.
    (AP, 1/27/02)
1992        Jan 27, Pres. Mugabe’s wife, Sally (b.1932), died. Some dated the collapse of Zimbabwe and Mugabe’s misrule to her death.
    (Econ, 3/31/07, p.28)

1992        Jan 28, President George H.W. Bush, in his State of the Union address, proposed tax breaks and business incentives to revive the economy, and announced dramatic cuts in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
    (AP, 1/28/02)
1992        Jan 28, A multinational Middle East peace conference opened in Moscow.
    (AP, 1/28/02)

1992        Jan 29, President Bush presented a $1.2 trillion budget plan.
    (AP, 1/29/02)
1992        Jan 29, Willie Dixon (76), blues composer (Backdoor Man), died.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0229006/)
1992        Jan 29, Russian President Boris Yeltsin unveiled an ambitious plan to cut nuclear weapons spending and said his republic's weapons would no longer be aimed at any U.S. targets.
    (AP, 1/29/02)
1992        Jan 29, A multinational Middle East peace conference ended in Moscow with participants sounding upbeat.
    (AP, 1/29/02)

1992        Jan 30, President George H.W. Bush and other world leaders gathered for an unprecedented U.N. Security Council summit to coordinate policy on peacekeeping, disarmament and quelling aggression.
    (AP, 1/30/02)
1992        Jan 30, The space shuttle Discovery landed in California, ending an eight-day mission.
    (AP, 1/30/02)
1992        Jan 30, Irish PM Charles Haughey (1926-2006) announced his resignation. The 8-year rule by PM Haughey ended. Later allegations arose that he had accepted cash from Dunnes Stores while in office. There were also allegations that Dunnes had given members of Parliament more than $5 million over 10 years. New evidence also showed that he had authorized the 1982 phone-tapping.
    (SFC, 4/23/97, p.A5)(AP, 1/30/02)(AP, 6/13/06)

1992        Jan 31, Leaders of the U.N. Security Council's member states held an unprecedented summit, after which they issued a declaration on collective security, arms control and nuclear non-proliferation.
    (AP, 1/31/02)

1992        Jan, Sportscaster Howard Cosell (1918-1995) retired.
    (www.uncwil.edu/com/rohler/kbt.htm)
1992        Jan, In Iraq 80 military officers accused of planning a coup were executed along with 76 anti-regime activists.
    (SFC, 9/24/02, p.A11)

1992        Jan-1992 Feb, In China Deng Xiaoping toured the southern provinces and urged more economic reforms.
    (SFC, 2/20/96, p.A4)(SFC, 8/5/97, p.A5)

1992        Feb 1, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin met at Camp David.
    (AP, 2/1/02)
1992        Feb 1, Florida Patrol Trooper Jimmy Fulford was killed when a pipe bomb exploded in a gift wrapped microwave oven. In 2014 drug trafficker Paul Augustus Howell (40) was executed for killing Fulford.
    (SFC, 2/27/14, p.A8)
1992        Feb 1, Ron Carey was sworn in as the first Teamsters president elected by the union's rank-and-file.
    (AP, 2/1/02)
1992        Feb 1, US Federal Judge Irving R. Kaufman (81), who sentenced Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to death, died in New York.
    (AP, 2/1/02)

1992        Feb 2, The U.S. Coast Guard shipped home 250 more Haitian refugees from the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, a day after repatriating a shipload of about 150 Haitians.
    (AP, 2/2/02)
1992        Feb 2, Longtime "Miss America" emcee Bert Parks died in La Jolla, Calif., at age 77.
    (AP, 2/2/02)

1992        Feb 3, President George H.W. Bush got into a testy exchange with Democratic governors over his economic-revival plan.
    (AP, 2/3/02)
1992        Feb 3, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa sparked controversy by saying American workers were losing the drive "to live by the sweat of their brow."
    (AP, 2/3/02)

1992        Feb 4, President George H.W. Bush defended his economic recovery plan before a National Grocers Association meeting in Orlando, Fla. During his visit, Bush appeared intrigued by an electronic checkout machine, leaving reporters wondering if he'd ever seen such a device before.
    (AP, 2/4/02)
1992        Feb 4, In Caracas, Venezuela, there was a coup attempt but Lt. Col. Chavez failed to capture the presidential Palace and was forced to surrender. He served 2 years in prison.
    (WSJ, 6/12/03, p.A10)

1992        Feb 5, The US House of Representatives authorized an investigation into whether the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign conspired with Iran to delay release of the American hostages. The task force investigating the "October Surprise" allegations later said it found no credible evidence of such a conspiracy.
    (AP, 2/5/02)
1992          Feb 5, In Northern Ireland Protestant guerrillas shot and killed 5 Catholic men in the Sean Graham betting shop on the Lower Ormeau Road.
    (www.nuzhound.com/articles/Irelandclick/arts2002/bookies2-1-02.htm)

1992        Feb 6, President George H.W. Bush unveiled a health care plan for most Americans.
    (AP, 2/6/02)
1992        Feb 6, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton denied he'd tried to avoid the Vietnam draft, saying he gave up a draft deferment in the fall of 1969 because he "didn't think it was right" to keep it.
    (AP, 2/6/02)
1992        Feb 6, Sixteen people were killed when a C-130 military transport plane crashed in Evansville, Ind.
    (AP, 2/6/02)

1992        Feb 7, Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson testified at his rape trial in Indianapolis that his accuser, a Miss Black America contestant, had consented to having sex with him.
    (AP, 2/7/02)
1992        Feb 7, The Treaty on the European Union was signed in Maastricht by the Foreign and Finance Ministers of the Member States.
    (http://europa.eu.int/abc/history/1992/index_en.htm)
1992        Feb 7, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and French President Francois Mitterrand signed a cooperation treaty in Paris.
    (AP, 2/7/02)

1992        Feb 8, The 16th Olympic Winter Games opened in Albertville, France.
    (AP, 2/8/02)

1992        Feb 9, Magic Johnson returned to professional basketball by playing in the NBA All-Star game. Johnson was named most valuable player as his side, the Western Conference, defeated the Eastern Conference 153-to-113.
    (AP, 2/9/02)
1992        Feb 9, The government of Algeria declared a state of emergency to quell spreading Muslim fundamentalist unrest.
    (AP, 2/9/02)
1992        Feb 9, An Air Senegal flight chartered by Club Med crashed and 30 people were killed. In 2000 a French court convicted Club Med founder Gilbert Trigano and his son, Serge, for involuntary manslaughter.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)(http://aviation-safety.net/database/country/country.php?id=6V)

1992        Feb 10, In the Iowa caucus favorite son Tom Harkin won with 76% of the vote. The rest went to “Uncommitted" (12%), Paul Tsongas (4%), Bill Clinton (3%), Bob Kerrey (2%), and Jerry Brown (2%). Clinton ended up winning the Democratic nomination and the presidency.
    (http://correntewire.com/post_iowa_perspective)
1992        Feb 10, Boxer Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    (AP, 2/10/97)(SFC, 2/6/99, p.A13)
1992        Feb 10, Alex Haley, author of "Roots" and co-writer of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," died in Seattle at age 70. Much of his work was donated to the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville.
    (SFC, 12/6/96, p.C15)(AP, 2/10/97)

1992        Feb 11, US Secretary of State James A. Baker III, on a tour of six former Soviet republics, visited Armenia, where he heard an appeal from the republic's president for U.S. help in resolving a bloody feud with neighboring Azerbaijan.
    (AP, 2/11/02)

1992        Feb 12, President Bush formally announced his bid for re-election.
    (AP, 2/12/02)
1992        Feb 12, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton released a letter he'd written as a student in 1969 in which he said he had decided to give up a draft deferment in order to "maintain my political viability."
    (AP, 2/12/02)

1992        Feb 13, Donna Weinbrecht of the United States won the gold medal in women's freestyle skiing moguls at the Olympic games in Albertville, France.
    (AP, 2/13/02)

1992        Feb 14, American speed skater Bonnie Blair won her second gold medal of the Albertville Olympics, in the 1,000 meters event.
    (AP, 2/14/02)
1992        Feb 14, The former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Moldova and Azerbaijan rejected a proposal for a unified army, sharply rebuffing Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin.
    (AP, 2/14/02)

1992        Feb 15, 100th episode of "Cops" aired on the Fox network.
    (440 Int’l., 2/15/99)
1992        Feb 15, A Milwaukee jury found that Jeffrey Dahmer was sane when he killed and mutilated 15 men and boys.
    (440 Int’l., 2/15/99)(AP, 2/15/02)
1992        Feb 15, Benjamin L. Hooks announced plans to retire as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
    (AP, 2/15/98)
1992        Feb 15, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Schuman died in New York at age 81.
    (AP, 2/15/02)

1992        Feb 16, Two days before the New Hampshire primary, five Democratic presidential candidates debated on CNN, directing most of their criticism at President George H.W. Bush.
    (AP, 2/16/02)
1992        Feb 16, Israeli helicopters attacked a convoy in Sidon, Lebanon, killing Sheik Abbas Musawi, leader of the pro-Iranian group Hezbollah. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah (b.1960) took over Hezbollah after the Israeli assassination of Sheik Abbas Musawi. He has led the group since, controlling its operational activities.
    (AP, 2/16/02)(AP, 6/3/06)

1992        Feb 17, Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison. He was beaten to death in prison in November 1994.
    (AP, 2/17/98)
1992        Feb 17, Italian police arrested Mario Chiesa, the first one to be picked up in what would become Italy's massive corruption scandals. This date became considered a watershed moment in recent Italian history. Italy’s "Clean Hands" corruption scandal originated in Milan. A series of bribery cases led to the conviction and flight of Socialist Bettino Craxi.
    (AP, 3/31/09)(SFEC, 7/13/97, p.T11)(Econ, 11/26/05, Survey p.10)

1992        Feb 18, Republican Pres. George H.W. Bush won the New Hampshire primary over Pat Buchanon, 58.6 to 41.4%. Democrat Paul Tsongas won over Bill Clinton, Bob Kerrey, Tom Harkin and Jerry Brown 38 to 28.3 to 12.7 to 11.6 to 9.3%.
    (SFEM,11/2/97, p.12)(AP, 2/18/02)(SSFC, 1/25/04, p.A19)
1992        Feb 18, John Frohnmayer announced his resignation as US chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
    (AP, 2/21/02)

1992        Feb 19, "Crazy For You" opened at Shubert Theater in NYC for 1622 performances.
    (http://www.musicals101.com/1990s.htm)
1992        Feb 19, The US Labor Department reported consumer prices rose by just 0.1 percent in January.
    (AP, 2/19/02)
1992        Feb 19, Peter Collins of Boulder, Colo., discovered Nova Cygni 1992.
    (www.aavso.org/vstar/vsots/v1974cyg.shtml)
1992        Feb 19, Former Irish Republican Army member Joseph Doherty was deported from the United States to Northern Ireland following a 10-year battle for political asylum.
    (AP, 2/19/02)

1992        Feb 20, Texas billionaire Ross Perot told CNN's "Larry King Live" he would run for president if his name were placed on the ballot in all 50 states.
    (AP, 2/20/02)
1992        Feb 20, Dick York (b.1928), actor (Bewitched), died of emphysema.
    (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3135)

1992        Feb 21, Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States won the gold medal in women's figure skating at the Albertville Olympics; Midori Ito of Japan won the silver, Nancy Kerrigan of the United States the bronze.
    (AP, 2/21/98)

1992        Feb 22, President Bush renewed his attack on a Democratic tax plan, saying in a radio address that congressional Democrats were choosing "politics over duty."
    (AP, 2/22/02)
1992        Feb 22, At the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, American speedskater Cathy Turner won the women's 500-meter race.
    (AP, 2/22/02)

1992        Feb 23, The XVI Winter Olympic Games ended in Albertville, France.
    (AP, 2/23/02)
1992        Feb 23, Paul Tsongas won a narrow victory over Jerry Brown in the Maine Democratic caucuses.
    (AP, 2/23/02)
1992        Feb 23 In Jamaica Lester Coke (aka Jim Brown), head of the infamous Shower Posse, died in a mysterious prison cell fire.
    (www.islandmix.com/backchat/f6/jamaicans-rope-131061/)
1992        Feb 23, In Moscow, thousands of pro-communist demonstrators, some shouting, "Down with the Russian government!," clashed with police.
    (AP, 2/23/02)

1992        Feb 24, Secretary of State James A. Baker III told a House subcommittee that Israel should stop building settlements in the occupied territories, or forfeit $10 billion in U.S. loan guarantees. A fourth round of Mideast peace talks began in Washington, D.C.
    (AP, 2/24/02)
1992        Feb 24, General Motors reported a record $4.5 billion loss for 1991.
    (AP, 2/24/02)

1992        Feb 25, Natalie Cole won seven awards at the 34th annual Grammys, including best album for "Unforgettable."
    (AP, 2/25/02)
1992        Feb 25, President Bush won the South Dakota Republican primary, Bob Kerrey the Democratic primary.
    (AP, 2/25/02)
1992        Feb 25, The US Supreme Court ruled prison guards who use unnecessary force against inmates may be violating the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment even if they inflict no serious injuries.
    (AP, 2/25/02)
1992        Feb 25, The Republic of Mali proclaimed a new Constitution.
    (AP, 4/1/12)

1992        Feb 26, "Search and Destroy" opened at the Circle in the Square Theater in NYC for 46 performances.
    (www.theatredb.com/QShow.php?sid=s0415)
1992        Feb 26, The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that sexually harassed students may sue to collect monetary damages from their schools and school officials.
    (AP, 2/26/02)
1992        Feb 26, According to Azerbaijani authorities 613 Azerbaijanis were killed when Armenian troops rushed into the village of Khodzhaly.
    (AP, 2/26/12)
1992        Feb 26, The Supreme Court of Ireland cleared the way for a 14-year-old girl to leave the country for an abortion.
    (AP, 2/26/02)

1992        Feb 27, Tiger Woods (16) became the youngest PGA golfer in 35 years.
    (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/golf/pga/features/tiger/timeline/)
1992        Feb 27, William Aramony resigned as president of United Way of America amid charges of financial mismanagement and lavish spending. Aramony was later convicted and spent 7 years in Federal Prison Camp at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, near Goldsboro, NC.
    (AP, 2/27/02)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Aramony)
1992        Feb 27, Former Sen. S.I. Hayakawa (b.1906) died in San Francisco at age 85.
    (AP, 2/27/02)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._I._Hayakawa)

1992        Feb 28, Twenty-eight people were injured when an IRA bomb exploded at London Bridge train station.
    (AP, 2/28/02)

1992        Feb 29, La Lupe (53), Cuban singer, died of a heart attack in the Bronx.
    (www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/salsa/artists/lalupe.html)
1992        Feb 29, Bosnia-Herzegovina voted overwhelmingly for independence. The Muslim-led Bosnian government declared independence.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)(SFC, 6/19/96, p.A10)

1992        Mar 1, "Little Hotel on the Side" closed at Belasco in NYC after 41 performances.
    (www.theatredb.com/QShow.php?sid=s0405)
1992        Mar 1, "Visit" closed at Criterion Theater in NYC after 45 performances.
    (www.theatredb.com/QShow.php?sid=s0426)
1992        Mar 1, Sen. Brock Adams abandoned his re-election campaign after eight women accused him in a Seattle Times report of sexual abuse and harassment.
    (AP, 3/1/02)
1992        Mar 1, Bosnian Serbs began sniping in Sarajevo, after Croats and Moslems voted for Bosnian independence.
    (HN, 3/1/99)

1992        Mar 2, A jury was seated in Simi Valley, Calif., in the assault trial of four Los Angeles police officers charged with beating motorist Rodney King.
    (AP, 3/2/02)
1992        Mar 2, Actress Sandy Dennis died in Westport, Conn., at age 54.
    (AP, 3/2/02)
1992        Mar 2, The 47th session of the UN General Assembly welcomed eight former Soviet republics and San Marino as its newest members. Kazakhstan’s Pres. Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to the UN General Assembly an annual reduction of military budgets by 1% and using the money to fund and strengthen UN peace projects.
    (AP, 3/2/02)(Econ, 12/16/06, p.81)

1992        Mar 3, President Bush apologized for raising taxes after pledging not to.
    (SC, 3/3/02)
1992        Mar 3, In so-called "Junior Tuesday" political contests, Democrat Paul Tsongas won primaries in Maryland and Utah; Bill Clinton won in Georgia, Jerry Brown in Colorado. Among Republicans, President George H.W. Bush swept Georgia, Maryland and Colorado.
    (AP, 3/3/02)
1992        Mar 3, Charges were filed in Florida against New York Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman and Dwight Gooden for rape. They were dropped in April.
    (SC, 3/3/02)
1992        Mar 3, Bosnia’s Muslims and Croats voted for independence in a referendum boycotted by Serbs.
    (SFC,10/16/97, p.A12)
1992        Mar 3, In Turkey a gas explosion in underground coal mine in Kozlu, near the Black Sea port of Zonguldak, claimed 263 lives.
    (AP, 3/3/02)(AP, 5/17/10)

1992        Mar 4, Another round of Middle East peace negotiations concluded in Washington, D.C., with Israel rejecting a plan for Palestinian elections.
    (AP, 3/4/02)
1992        Mar 4, Arthur Babbitt (84), Disney animator (Mr. Magoo, Goofy), died of heart failure.
    (SC, 3/4/02)

1992        Mar 5, Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
    (AP, 3/5/02)
1992        Mar 5, The trial of four Los Angeles police officers charged with beating motorist Rodney King opened in Simi Valley, Calif.
    (AP, 3/5/02)
1992        Mar 5, In Copenhagen the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden, in the presence of the representative from the European Commission, opened a 2-day meeting and decided to establish a Council of the Baltic Sea States to serve as a forum for guidance and overall coordination among the participating states. Iceland joined the CBSS in 1995
    (Econ, 6/7/08, p.63)(www.bmwi.de/English/Navigation/European-policy/baltic-market.html)

1992        Mar 6, Personal computer users braced for a virus known as "Michelangelo," set to trigger on March 6, but only scattered cases of lost files were reported. The Michelangelo computer virus threatened computer systems around the world. It was designed to lodge itself into a corner of the system and infect any floppies put into the system, and to eventually mangle the hard drive.
    (Sp., 5/96, p.68)(AP, 3/6/02)

1992        Mar 7, Democrat Bill Clinton picked up additional victories in the South Carolina primary and the Wyoming caucuses, while fellow Democrat Paul Tsongas won the Arizona caucuses. President George H.W. Bush won the Republican primary in South Carolina.
    (AP, 3/7/02)
1992        Mar 7, An Israeli security chief was killed in a car bomb attack in Ankara, Turkey. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
    (NYT, 10/8/04, p.A12)

1992        Mar 8, President George H.W. Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton headed toward "Super Tuesday" claiming big boosts from weekend victories.
    (AP, 3/8/02)
1992        Mar 8, Ninety people were killed when a ferry carrying pilgrims to a Buddhist shrine collided with an oil tanker in the Gulf of Thailand.
    (AP, 3/8/02)

1992        Mar 9, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
    (AP, 3/9/02)
1992        Mar 9, Menachem Begin, former Israeli Prime Minister (1977-80, 81-83, Nobel 1979) died in Tel Aviv at age 78. In 1987 Amos Perlmutter (d.2001 at 69) authored "The Life and Times of Menachim Begin."
    (AP, 3/9/98)(SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A27)

1992        Mar 10, Democrat Bill Clinton claimed front-runner status as he won a series of Southern landslides on "Super Tuesday." President George H.W. Bush swept all the Republican contests.
    (AP, 3/10/02)

1992        Mar 11, Members of the U.N. Security Council accused Iraq of playing a game of "cheat and retreat" from its promises to disarm and respect its people's human rights; Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz lashed back, saying his country was complying with Gulf War cease-fire resolutions.
    (AP, 3/11/02)
1992        Mar 11, Manuel De Dios Unanue (48), US anti-drug journalist and former editor of El Diario-La Prensa, was murdered by two bullets to the head in a restaurant in the Jackson Heights section of the borough of Queens, New York City. His death was linked to his writing critically about the Colombian Drug Cartel.
    (http://tinyurl.com/2f3c4x)

1992        Mar 12, This issue of Rolling Stone magazine contained an article by Tom Curtis that outlined a theory for the origin of AIDS based on the Wister vaccine developed by Hilary Koprowski and given to some 300,000 people in the Belgian Congo between 1957-1960.
    (SSFC, 1/14/01, p.A14)
1992        Mar 12, Efraim Banaca Velasquez, a guerilla leader in Guatemala married to an American lawyer (Jennifer Harbury), disappeared and was later murdered. Secret US government files later disclosed that the Guatemalan colonel, Julio Roberto Alpirez, oversaw the interrogation and debriefing and that he was on CIA payroll. A suit filed by Harbury in 1995 against a list of US officials was dismissed in 1999 and reinstated in 2000 on appeal.
    (SFC, 5/4/96, p.A-6)(SFEC, 11/17/96, p.C13)(SFC, 3/18/97, p.A10)(SFC, 3/19/02, p.A4)

1992        Mar 13, The U.N. Security Council stood firm in its demand that Iraq comply totally with Gulf War cease-fire resolutions, rebuffing an appeal for leniency from Saddam Hussein's special envoy, deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz.
    (AP, 3/13/97)
1992        Mar 13, Some 498 died in an earthquake at Erzincan, Turkey.
    (www.uwm.edu/Dept/Geosciences/qketour/qkexampl/qk990817.html)

1992        Mar 14, The Associated Press obtained the names of 22 of 24 of the worst offenders in the check overdraft scandal at the House bank; topping the list were former Rep. Tommy Robinson of Arkansas and Rep. Bob Mrazek of New York, both Democrats.
    (AP, 3/14/97)
1992        Mar 14, Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspended publication.
    (www.hightowertrail.com/VanguardMar05.htm)
1992        Mar 14, Steven Brian Pennell (34), serial killer, was executed. This was the 1st execution in Delaware in 45 years.
    (www.francesfarmersrevenge.com/stuff/serialkillers/pennell.htm)
1992        Mar 14, Jean Poiret (65), French actor, writer (La Cage aux Folles), died.
    (www.britannica.com/eb/article-9001144)

1992        Mar 15, Democratic presidential candidates debated in Chicago, criticizing President George H.W. Bush's handling of the Persian Gulf War and its aftermath, and clashing over economic issues.
    (AP, 3/15/97)
1992        Mar 15, The United Nations officially embarked on its largest peacekeeping operation with the arrival of a diplomat in Cambodia. The UN peacekeeping mission in Cambodia soon began running a radio station to disseminate reliable information before elections.
    (AP, 3/15/97)(Economist, 9/1/12, p.51)

1992        Mar 16, Robert J. Eaton, head of General Motors' profitable European operations, joined Chrysler Corp. as Chairman Lee Iacocca's future successor.
    (AP, 3/16/97)

1992         Mar 17,  Democrat Bill Clinton scored big primary victories in Illinois and Michigan. In Illinois, Sen. Alan Dixon was defeated in his primary re-election bid by Carol Moseley-Braun, who went on to become the first black woman in the U.S. Senate.
    (AP, 3/17/97)
1992        Mar 17, Three of President George Bush's cabinet secretaries disclosed that they had overdrawn their accounts at the scandal-ridden House of Representatives bank when they were in Congress.
    (www.iht.com/articles/1992/03/18/hous_3.php)
1992        Mar 17, Grace Stafford Lantz (87), cartoon voice (Woody Woodpecker), died.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0821282/)
1992         Mar 17, A truck bombing at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killed 29 people. Iran denied any role. Hezbollah leader Imad Mughniyeh was suspected of involvement. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
    (AP, 3/17/97)(WSJ, 11/24/97, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/19/01, p.A14)(NYT, 10/8/04, p.A12)
1992        Mar 17, The whites of South Africa voted in a referendum to endorse the “continuation of the reform process" by a margin of 68.73% to 31.27%. They supported the negotiated reforms begun by State President F.W. de Klerk two years earlier, in which he proposed to end the apartheid.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_apartheid_referendum,_1992)

1992        Mar 18, US National Football League owners voted to drop the use of instant videotape replays to settle disputed calls during games. Instant replay was brought back in 1999.
    (AP, 3/18/02)
1992        Mar 18, Leona Helmsley was sentenced to 4 years for tax evasion.
    (http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F10611F63B580C718EDDAA0894DA494D81)
1992        Mar 18, South African President F.W. de Klerk claimed victory for his reforms a day after a whites-only referendum on whether to end apartheid.
    (AP, 3/18/97)

1992        Mar 19, Democrat Paul Tsongas pulled out of the presidential race, leaving Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton the favorite to capture their party's nomination. Tsongas had won the New Hampshire Democratic  presidential primary.
    (AP, 3/19/97)(SFEM,11/2/97, p.12)
1992        Mar 19, British Prince Andrew and Princess Sarah Ferguson announced separation.
    (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/19/newsid_2543000/2543667.stm)
1992        Mar 19, Soviet Commonwealth leaders open their 4th summit with hopes of solving military disputes and stopping ethnic fighting.
    (AP, 3/19/03)

1992        Mar 20, The US Congress passed, and President Bush immediately vetoed, a Democratic tax cut for the middle class that would have been funded by a tax hike on the rich.
    (AP, 3/20/97)

1992         Mar 21, During a debate in Buffalo, N.Y., Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton sought to turn the tables on rival Jerry Brown by accusing the former California governor of hypocrisy on the issue of campaign contributions.
    (AP, 3/21/97)
1992        Mar 21, President Bush and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl met at Camp David, Md.
    (AP, 3/21/97)

1992        Mar 22, President Bush and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl wrapped up a weekend of informal talks by reiterating their resolve to break a deadlock on global trade talks.
    (AP, 3/22/02)
1992        Mar 22, The show "Conversations with My Father" opened at the Royale Theatre in NYC for 462 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4669)
1992        Mar 22, Twenty-seven people were killed when a USAir jetliner crashed on takeoff from New York's La Guardia Airport; 24 people survived.
    (AP, 3/22/97)
1992        Mar 22, France's governing Socialist Party was rebuffed in regional elections.
    (AP, 3/22/02)

1992        Mar 23, The president of the U.N. Security Council announced that Libya had offered to surrender two men suspected in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 to the Arab League. Libya reversed itself two days later; however, the suspects surrendered for trial seven years later. One was subsequently convicted, the other found innocent.
    (AP, 3/23/02)
1992        Mar 23, Friedrich A. von Hayek (92), British economist, Nobel winner (1974), died. His books included Road to Serfdom (1944) and “The Constitution of Liberty" (1960). In 2004 Bruce Caldwell authored “Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual biography of F.A. Hayek."
    (SS, 3/23/02)(Econ, 3/6/04, p.74)

1992        Mar 24, Democrat Jerry Brown upset front-runner Bill Clinton in the Connecticut presidential primary.
    (AP, 3/23/97)
1992        Mar 24 The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off with seven astronauts on the first shuttle mission devoted to the environment.
    (AP, 3/23/97)

1992        Mar 25, Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi backed away from an offer to turn over two suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 to the Arab League.
    (AP, 3/25/97)
1992        Mar 25, Soviet cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, who'd spent 10 months aboard the orbiting Mir space station, thereby missing the upheaval in his homeland, finally returned to Earth.
    {Libya, Arab League}
    (AP, 3/25/97)

1992        Mar 26, A judge in Indianapolis sentenced former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to six years in prison for raping a Miss Black America contestant. Tyson ended up serving three years.
    (AP, 3/26/02)

1992        Mar 27, Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton, campaigning in New York, apologized for recently golfing at an all-white club.
    (AP, 3/27/97)
1992        Mar 27, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl met with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim in Munich, a meeting denounced by Jewish groups because of Waldheim's alleged involvement with Nazi persecution during World War II.
    (AP, 3/27/97)
1992        Mar 27, Lang Hancock (b.1909), pioneer Pilbara tycoon, died. He was famous for discovering the world's largest iron ore deposit in 1952 and becoming one of the richest men in Australia,
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lang_Hancock)(Econ, 4/19/08, p.53)

1992        Mar 28, Democrats Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown clashed over Brown's flat-tax proposal, with Clinton charging the plan would hurt the poor, and Brown accusing Clinton of inventing "another big lie."
    (AP, 3/28/97)
1992        Mar 28, In Jamaica Prime Minister Michael Manley stepped down from office. He was succeeded by P.J. Patterson.
    (SFC, 3/8/96, p.A21)

1992        Mar 29, The film Hudson Hawk won the 12th Golden Raspberry Award as worst picture.
    (www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Razzie_Awards/1992)
1992        Mar 29, Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton acknowledged experimenting with marijuana "a time or two" while attending Oxford University, adding, "I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again."
    (AP, 3/29/97)
1992        Mar 29, Earl Spencer (68), father of Lady Diana, died.
    (http://freespace.virgin.net/owston.tj/spencer.htm)
1992        Mar 29, Paul [G J von] Henreid (84), Austrian actor (Laszlo-Casablanca), died.
    (www.pgtw.bc.ca/histor3.htm)

1992        Mar 30, "The Silence of the Lambs" won five Oscars at the 64th annual Academy Awards, including best picture, best actress for Jodie Foster and best actor for Anthony Hopkins.
    (AP, 3/30/97)
1992        Mar 30, Walter Mickens Jr. robbed, attempted sodomy, and stabbed Timothy Hall (17) 143 times in Newport News, Va. Mickens was convicted of murder in 1993 and was executed in 2002.
    (SFC, 3/28/02, p.A3)(SFC, 6/13/02, p.A5)

1992        Mar 31, The Battleship USS Missouri was decommissioned. This was the ship on which Japan signed its WWII surrender. In 1996 Paul Stillwell authored “Battleship Missouri: An Illustrated History."
    (www.battleship.org/html/Articles/Features/stillwell.htm)

1992        Mar, The Hearst Corp. and Dow Jones launched SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business. Hearst and MediaOne started New England Cable News. In 2010 News Corp., the owner of Dow Jones, announced that it was buying out Hearst’s 50% stake.    
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A9)(http://tinyurl.com/382usyx)
1992        Mar, In Albania the Democratic party of Sali Berisha was elected with 92 of a 140 seats in the legislature in the midst of economic freefall and social chaos. Restoration of the economy and political system was a major task and foreign assistance was required to maintain the food supply. Berisha, a cardiologist, was elected president.
    (CO, Grolier’s / Albania)(USAT, 2/11/97, p.A1)(www, Albania, 1998)
1992        Mar, Chechnya adopted a constitution that defined it as a secular state. Pres. Dzhokhar Dudayev led the independence movement.
    (SSFC, 11/10/02, p.A11)
1992         Mar, Elections were held in Kosova; the Democratic League of Kosova won the majority of votes; the elections were called illegal by the Serbian regime.
    (www, Albania, 1998)
1992        Mar, In Belgrade 30,000 people turned out in protest over Milosevic’s war policy.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)
1992        Mar, Dusan Tadic was granted power by Serb authorities who occupied his predominantly Muslim community in the spring of this year. He use it to launch a frenzy of violence in three detention camps, Omarska, Keraterm and Trnopolje near his home village of Kozarac. Milojica Kos, a commander at the Omarska camp, was detained by NATO troops in 1998. In 2002 Dusan Knezevic, a Bosnian Serb accused of atrocities in the camps, gave himself up to the Hague tribunal.
    (SFC, 5/8/96, p.A-11)(SFC, 5/29/98, p.D4)
1992        Mar, The Tarcin camp for holding Serbs began operating in Bosnia about this time. It was not shut down until Jan, 1996.
    (SFC, 12/2/98, p.A10)
1992        Mar, In Finland the US signed the Open Skies Treaty with 26 other nations to promote openness by allowing countries to gather information about each other through unarmed observation flights.
    (SFC, 8/5/97, p.A2)
1992        Mar, In Thailand the military Junta formed a party with politicians it had investigated in 1991 to contest the elections.
    (WSJ, 12/11/96, p.A16)
1992        Mar, Uzbek Pres. Karimov banned Adolat. Authorities arrested hundreds and closed down mosques and religious schools. Namangani and Yuldash fled to Tajikistan; both later ended up in Afghanistan. Jumaboi Khojiyev, former Soviet soldier, fled the country. Tahir Yuldash fled the country as Uzbek authorities sought to arrest him. In 1996 they founded the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) operating out of Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 11/3/00, p.D2)(AP, 3/30/04)(WSJ, 5/3/01, p.A8)(WSJ, 9/24/01, p.A19)

1992        Apr 1,    President Bush pledged the United States would help finance a $24 billion international aid fund for the former Soviet Union.
    (AP, 4/1/97)
1992        Apr 1, The US House ethics committee publicly identified 22 current and former lawmakers as the worst offenders in the House bank overdraft controversy.
    (AP, 4/1/97)
1992        Apr 1, NHL players began the first strike in the 75-year history of the NHL.
    (OTD)

1992        Apr 2, John Gotti (d.2002), Mafia boss, was convicted in New York City of 5 murders and racketeering. Underboss Sammy "the Bull" Gravano provided testimony. The murders included the 1985 hit on Paul Castellano, head of the Gambino family. He was sentenced to life in prison on June 23.
    (AP, 4/2/98)(USAT, 9/24/98, p.11A)(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A2)(SSFC, 8/11/02, Par p.4)
1992        Apr 2, The space shuttle Atlantis returned from a nine-day mission.
    (AP, 4/2/02)
1992        Apr 2, French Premier Edith Cresson, who had served 10 turbulent months as France's first woman prime minister, resigned after election setbacks for the ruling Socialists.
    (AP, 4/2/02)

1992        Apr 3, President Bush, speaking in Philadelphia, said members of Congress should shorten their annual sessions and retire after 12 years, calling for changes in "a failed status quo"; Democratic leaders accused Bush of "scapegoating."
    (AP, 4/3/97)

1992        Apr 4, His campaign acknowledged that Bill Clinton had received an induction notice in April 1969 while attending college in Oxford, England; Clinton said the notice arrived after he was due to report, and that his local draft board had told him he could complete the school term.
    (AP, 4/4/97)
1992        Apr 4, In Peru Peter Cardenas Schulte, of Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA), was jailed. Cardenas, who used the alias "Comrade Alfonso," was released from prison in 2015 after serving 25 years.
    (AFP, 9/22/15)

1992        Apr 5, In Washington, D.C., a crowd estimated by authorities at half a million marched in support of abortion rights.
    (AP, 4/5/97)
1992        Apr 5, Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton died in Little Rock, Ark., at age 74. In 1999 Bob Ortega authored the biography "In Sam We Trust."
    (AP, 4/5/97)(SFEC, 4/18/99, BR p.9)
1992        Apr 5, A medical student (Suada Dilberovic) became the first fatality of war in Bosnia-Herzegovina as Serb nationalists began forcibly opposing the republic's secession from Yugoslavia.
    (AP, 4/5/97)
1992        Apr 5, Pres. Fujimori seized dictatorial power by sending tanks to shut down Peru's Congress and judiciary. Former president Alan Garcia fled Peru to avoid arrest by the Fujimori regime. In 2008 Peru's Cabinet chief testified at the trial of former President Alberto Fujimori that security forces attempted to assassinate Garcia following the shut down of Congress.
    (SFC, 1/19/01, p.D4)(AP, 1/18/08)

1992        Apr 6, Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened and Baltimore beat Cleveland 2-0.
    (www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/oriole.htm)
1992        Apr 6, The US Supreme Court limited some undercover sting operations as it ruled that a Nebraska farmer had been entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography.
    (AP, 4/6/97)
1992        Apr 6, Microsoft released Windows 3.1.
    (www.microsoft.com/presspass/legal/poole.mspx)
1992        Apr 6, Molly Picon (b.1898), Yiddish actress (Milk and Honey), died of Alzheimer's.
    (http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/wov/picon/mp25.html)
1992        Apr 6,    Isaac Asimov (72), science fiction author, died in New York. He had authored 467 books.
    (AP, 4/6/97)(SFEC, 3/15/98, p.D1)
1992        Apr 6, Alija Izetbegovic declared independence for Bosnia. The European Community recognized the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina as an independent state.
    (AP, 4/6/02)(SFC, 10/20/03, p.A18)
1992        Apr 6, War broke out in northern Bosnia between the Bosnian government and local Serbs who began to lay siege to the capital Serajevo. Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, a psychiatrist, began the war in Bosnia with the help of Serbian Pres. Slobodan Milosevic, who ruled Yugoslavia and the old Yugoslav People’s Army.
    (SFC, 5/8/96, p.A-11)(WP. 6/29/96, p.A20)(SFC,10/16/97, p.A12)
1992        Apr 6, Eritrea published a Nationality Proclamation.
    (http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/refworld/rwmain?docid=3ae6b4e026)
1992        Apr 6, In Peru journalist Gustavo Gorriti was kidnapped hours after Fujimori seized dictatorial powers, announcing over television that he was closing Congress because it was sabotaging his war against the rebels. Gorriti was released the next day after an intense campaign by international journalist associations and human rights groups for his freedom. Pres. Fujimori closed Congress and the judiciary and ruled by decree for the rest of the year.
    (SFE, 9/17/96, p.A11)(AP, 1/5/08)

1992        Apr 7, Democrat Bill Clinton swept the New York, Kansas and Wisconsin primaries.
    (AP, 4/7/97)
1992        Apr 7, PLO chairman Yasser Arafat survived the crash landing of his plane in the Libyan desert; three crew members were killed.
    (AP, 4/7/97)
1992        Apr 7, The Sacramento Bee, The New York Times and Newsday won two Pulitzer prizes each; playwright Robert Schenkkan was honored for "The Kentucky Cycle," novelist Jane Smiley for "A Thousand Acres."
    (AP, 4/7/97)
1992        Apr 7, Suchinda Kraprayoon, leader of a military coup, became PM of Thailand he served until 24 May 1992.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchinda_Kraprayoon)(Econ, 6/17/06, p.49)

1992        Apr 8, "Five Guys Named Moe" opened at Eugene O'Neill Theater in NYC for 445 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/show.asp?ID=3583)
1992        Apr 8, Tennis great Arthur Ashe announced at a New York news conference that he had AIDS, saying he was forced to go public because a newspaper had inquired about his health. Ashe died February, 1993, of AIDS-related pneumonia at age 49.
    (AP, 4/8/97)
1992        Apr 8, Britain's "Punch Magazine" ran its final issue after 151 years.
    (http://tinyurl.com/c3n3a)

1992        Apr 9,    Former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega was convicted in Miami of eight drug and racketeering charges; he is serving a 30-year prison sentence.
    (AP, 4/9/02)
1992        Apr 9, Barbara Muszalski disappeared from her Livermore, Ca., goat ranch. Her slashed body was found 2 days later at the SF airport parking garage. Benjamin Pedro Gonzales, who had stayed at the ranch for odd jobs, was arrested in San Diego for the murder. He was also accused of the murder of a Los Angeles college student and a New York stripper.
    (SFC, 11/16/98, p.A15,19)
1992            Apr 9, Britain's Conservatives came from behind to become the first British political party to win four straight elections this century. John Major (C) was elected PM of England.
    (AP, 4/9/97)

1992        Apr 10, Financier Charles Keating Jr. was sentenced in Los Angeles to nine years in prison for swindling investors when his Lincoln Savings and Loan collapsed. He had acquired Lincoln Savings in 1984 through his Phoenix-based American Continental. The convictions were later overturned.
    (AP, 4/10/97)(SFC, 4/7/99, p.A3)
1992        Apr 10, Comedian Sam Kinison (38) was killed in a car crash outside Needles, Calif.
    (AP, 4/9/97)
1992        Apr 10, The IRA bombed the London financial district killing 3 with 91 injured.
    (WSJ, 3/12/04, p.A11)

1992        Apr 11, The Russian Congress of People's Deputies rejected an appeal by President Boris Yeltsin for another six months to carry out his reforms, ordering him to select a new Cabinet by July; a compromise was worked out a few days later.
    (AP, 4/11/97)

1992        Apr 12, After five years in the making, Euro Disneyland, a theme park costing $4 billion, opened in Marne-La-Vallee, France, amid controversy as French intellectuals bemoaned the invasion of American pop culture.
    (AP, 4/12/97)

1992        Apr 13, The Great Chicago Flood took place as the city's century-old tunnel system and adjacent basements filled with water from the Chicago River.
    (SFC, 11/12/96, p.B2)(AP, 4/13/97)
1992        Apr 13, The opera "Life With an Idiot" by Alfred Schnittke had its world premier at the Netherlands Music Theater in Amsterdam.
    (SFC, 8/5/98, p.A17)
1992        Apr 13, Crystal Pepsi began test marketing in Providence, Denver and Dallas.
    (http://crystalpepsi.captainmike.org/)
1992        Apr 13, Wallace Stegner (b.1909), novelist (Pulitzer 1972), died in New Mexico.
    (http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/librarylocations/main/envir/wsbio.htm)
1992        Apr 13, An earthquake rocked Germany and the Netherlands.
    (http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eqlists/sig_1992.html)
1992        Apr 13, Nelson Mandela announced he would seek a divorce from Winnie.
    (www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mandela/etc/cron.html)

1992        Apr 14, "Guys and Dolls" opened at Martin Beck Theater in NYC for 1143 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4679)
1992        Apr 14, British Sgt. Michael Newman was killed outside an army recruiting office in Derby. Three men were allegedly involved in the attack. In 2010 Declan Duffy (36), an Irish republican who had confessed to being involved in the killing, was sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 7/22/10)
1992        Apr 14, Libya cut itself off from the world for 24 hours to mark the sixth anniversary of the U.S. air raid, the same day the World Court rejected Libya's appeal to prevent sanctions against it for refusing to turn over suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
    (AP, 4/14/97)

1992        Apr 15, Hotel magnate Leona Helmsley began serving a prison sentence for tax evasion. She was released from prison after 18 months.
    (AP, 4/15/97)
1992        Apr 15, A US court threw out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft.
    (www.abo.fi/~adeheer/students/itlekt1e.)
1992        Apr 15, On April 15-16 the Mujahedeen overthrew the Communist government led by Pres. Najibullah in Kabul. The Mujahideen took Kabul and liberated Afghanistan, Najibullah was protected by the UN. The Mujahideen formed an Islamic State, Islamic Jihad Council, and scheduled elections.
    (SFC, 9/23/96, A9)(SFC, 9/27/96, p.A12)(www.afghan-web.com/history/)
1992        Apr 15, Countries barred Libyan jets from their airspace and ordered diplomats to go home because of Libya's refusal to turn over suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions on arms sales and air travel against Libya to prod Gadhafi into surrendering two suspects wanted in the Pan Am 103.
    (AP, 4/15/97)(AP, 12/19/03)
1992        Apr 15, Russia's deeply divided Congress of People's Deputies formally endorsed President Boris Yeltsin's economic reforms.
    (AP, 4/15/97)
1992        Apr 15, Vietnam adopted a new constitution. It was updated in 2001.
    (http://tinyurl.com/l5r8wqd)(Econ, 10/26/13, p.52)

1992        Apr 16, The US House ethics committee listed 303 current and former lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.
    (AP, 4/16/97)
1992        Apr 16, Neville Brand, actor (Stalag 17), died of emphysema.
    (www.nndb.com/people/246/000088979/)

1992        Apr 17, US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told the Senate Banking Committee the modest pace of economic expansion wasn't adequate, a remark interpreted as a signal he might cut interest rates further.
    (AP, 4/17/97)

1992        Apr 18, Democrat Jerry Brown met with black leaders in Philadelphia while front-runner Bill Clinton visited a Phillies-Pirates ballgame as the two courted Pennsylvania primary voters.
    (AP, 4/18/97)
1992        Apr 18,  Serbia issued a protest to the United States, accusing Washington of siding with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia in the Yugoslav crisis.
    (AP, 4/18/97)

1992        Apr 19, After six days, engineers plugged the tunnel leak under the Chicago River that caused an underground flood that had virtually shut down business in the heart of the city.
    (AP, 4/19/97)

1992        Apr 20, Defending champion Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya became the sixth three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, while Russia's Olga Markova won the women's division.
    (AP, 4/20/97)
1992        Apr 20, The Russian congress adopted a resolution affirming Russia's membership in the Commonwealth of Independent States in a victory for President Boris Yeltsin.
    (AP, 4/20/97)

1992        Apr 21, Robert Alton Harris became the first person executed at San Quentin by the state of California in 25 years as he was put to death in the gas chamber for the 1978 murder of two San Diego teen-age boys. Harris left some art that was later put on sale at Expressions Art Gallery in Oakland.
    (SFEC, 11/17/96, p.C17)(AP, 4/21/97)(SFC, 2/6/99, p.A13)

1992        Apr 22, The US Supreme Court heard arguments on Pennsylvania's restrictive abortion law. The court upheld most of the law's provisions the following June, but also reaffirmed a woman's basic right to an abortion.
    (AP, 4/22/97)
1992        Apr 22, A 6.0 Joshua Tree earthquake hit California.
    (www.data.scec.org/chrono_index/joshuatr.html)
1992        Apr 22, In Guadalajara, Mexico, more than 200 people were killed by a series of sewer explosions.
    (AP, 4/22/97)

1992        Apr 23, Marion Berry, former mayor of Wash DC, was let out of prison.
    (www.washtimes.com/metro/20040613-111808-1902r.htm)
1992        Apr 23, McDonald's opened its first fast-food restaurant in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
    (AP, 4/23/97)
1992        Apr 23, In Burma Gen’l. Saw Maung stepped down as chairman of SLORC because of illness. He was replaced by Gen’l. Than Shwe.
    (SFC, 7/25/97, p.A18)
1992        Apr 23, Fighting erupted in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo just hours after the warring parties signed a truce amid sniper fire.
    (AP, 4/23/97)
1992        Apr 23, Satyajit Ray (b.1921), Indian director (Distant Thunder, Agantuk), died.
    (http://www.satyajitray.org/bio/index.htm)

1992        Apr 24, President Bush and Democratic challenger Bill Clinton made long-distance back-to-back appearances via satellite hookups before the National Association of Hispanic Journalists meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.
    (AP, 4/24/97)

1992        Apr 25, The Ms. Foundation began its "Take Our Daughters to Work Day."
    (SFC, 4/24/02, p.A1)
1992        Apr 25, An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale shook northern California.
    (AP, 4/25/97)
1992        Apr 25, Islamic forces in Afghanistan took control of most of the capital of Kabul following the collapse of the Communist government.
    (AP, 4/25/97)

1992        Apr 26, The musical "Grand Hotel" closed at the Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,017 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4254)
1992        Apr 26, Finance officials from the Group of Seven nations, meeting in Washington, endorsed the broad outlines of an economic assistance package for the former Soviet Union.
    (AP, 4/26/02)
1992        Apr 26, Worshippers celebrated the first Russian Orthodox Easter in Moscow in 74 years.
    (AP, 4/26/02)

1992        Apr 27, Olivier Messiaen (b.1908), French composer, died. His work included the 1983 opera "St. Francis d’Assise."
    (WSJ, 10/3/02, p.D6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivier_Messiaen)
1992        Apr 27, The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed in Belgrade by the Republic of Serbia and its lone ally, Montenegro.
    (AP, 4/27/97)
1992        Apr 27, Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics won entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
    (AP, 4/27/97)

1992        Apr 28, President Bush and Bill Clinton won the Pennsylvania presidential primary.
    (AP, 4/28/97)
1992        Apr 28, The US Agriculture Department unveiled its pyramid-shaped recommended-diet chart that had cost nearly $1 million to develop.
    (AP, 4/28/97)

1992        Apr 29, "Falsettos" opened at John Golden Theater in NYC for 487 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4686)
1992        Apr 29, Exxon executive Sidney Reso was kidnapped outside his Morris Township, N.J., home by Arthur Seale, a former Exxon security official, and Seale's wife, Irene, and held for ransom; Reso died in captivity. Arthur Seale is serving a 95-year prison term, while his wife is serving a 20-year sentence.
    (AP, 4/29/02)
1992        Apr 29, Deadly rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury in Simi Valley  acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King. White truck driver Reginald Denny was beaten by a mob in south Central LA angered by the acquittal of 4 police officers caught on video tape in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Three days of violence ensued with 55 people killed, 2,300 injured and an estimated $1 billion [$717 million] in property damages. Rioters tore through the city following the not guilty verdicts on state charges for Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Stacey C. Koon and officer Laurence M. Powell for beating Rodney King. 1093 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Of these, 764 retail stores were owned by Koreans. The US Congress later authorized $1 billion to revitalize south central Los Angeles.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1992)(SFC, 6/14/96, p. A4)(SFC, 1/1/97, p.A16)(SFC, 4/29/97, p.A8)(WSJ, 6/4/97, p.CA1)(AP, 4/29/98)(SFC, 2/5/00, p.A3)

1992        Apr 30, As rioting in Los Angeles entered its second day, President Bush condemned the violence and said the Justice Department would intensify its investigation of police conduct in the beating of Rodney King.
    (AP, 4/30/97)

1992        Apr, The EC recognized Bosnia-Herzegovina and the US followed and also recognized Slovenia and Croatia.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)   
1992        Apr, In Bosnia Dragan Gagovic became the police chief of Foca. He oversaw the detention of Muslims held in a local sports hall. His men regularly beat and gang-raped female detainees and he personally participated. He was later indicted for war crimes and was killed during an arrest attempt in 1999.
    (SFEC, 1/10/99, p.A17)
1992        Apr, In Bosnia Janko "Tuta" Janjic, car mechanic, became a sub-commander and was responsible for the rape and enslavement of dozens of Muslim women.  In 2000 Janjic killed himself with a grenade when NATO troops came to arrest him.
    (SFC, 10/14/00, p.A10)(www.un.org/icty/indictment/english/foc-ii960626e.htm)
1992        Apr, The Iranian Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), a militant opposition group, attacked Iranian assets in 13 countries simultaneously.
    (WSJ, 7/11/96, p.A10)(http://complete911timeline.org/entity.jsp?entity=mujahedeen-e_khalq)

1992         May 1, On the 3rd day of the Los Angeles riots, beaten motorist Rodney King appeared in public to appeal for calm, asking, "Can we all get along?" President Bush delivered a nationally broadcast address in which he vowed to "use whatever force is necessary" to restore order.
    (AP, 5/1/97)
1992        May 1, In California Eric Houston (20) returned to Lindhurst High School, his former high school in Olivehurst, Yuba County, and killed 3 students and his former teacher Robert Brens (28) before surrendering to police. Brens had given him an F in economics 3 years earlier. Houston was later sentenced to death. In 2012 the state Supreme Court upheld his death sentence.
    (SFC, 4/3/12, p.A12)(SFC, 8/3/12, p.C3)
1992        May 1, It was reported that a new study indicated that peptic ulcers were caused by a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori.
    (WSJ, 10/24/05, p.A15)
1992        May 1, Serbian forces began to shell Serajevo.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)   

1992        May 2, Los Angeles began to recover from rioting that had erupted in the wake of the Rodney King-taped beating acquittals; about 2,800 National Guard troops patrolled the city while 3,200 stood by.
    (AP, 5/2/97)
1992        May 2, Former US House Ways and Means Chairman Wilbur D. Mills died in Searcy, Ark., at age 82.
    (AP, 5/2/97)
1992        May 2, Ejup Ganic took over as Bosnia's acting president. Serbian prosecutors later alleged that Ganic personally commanded a series of attacks on illegal targets across Sarajevo, including an officers' club, a military hospital and what the Serbs describe as a medical convoy making its way out of town.
    (AP, 3/4/11)

1992        May 3, In Los Angeles, soldiers continued to patrol streets and guard fire-gutted and ransacked stores in the wake of rioting that erupted following the Rodney King-taped beating acquittals.
    (AP, 5/3/97)
1992        May 3, Hollywood song-and-dance-man-turned-politician George Murphy died at age 89.
    (AP, 5/3/97)
1992        May 3, In Bosnia armed men cruised into Doboj and began a process of ethnic cleansing that pushed 62,000 non-Serbs from their homes in the surrounding area.
    (WSJ, 11/3/97, p.A22)
1992        May 3, Yugoslav Army seized Bosnian Pres. Alija Izetbegovic on his return from peace talks in Lisbon. He was released the next day.
    (www.nytimes.com/specials/bosnia/context/apchrono.html)

1992        May 4, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton toured riot-ravaged Los Angeles streets, blaming the destruction on what he called 12 years of Republican neglect.
    (AP, 5/4/97)
1992        May 4, India and Russia sign a five-year agreement on trade and economic cooperation.
    (www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080048779)

1992        May 5, President Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton picked up primary victories in Indiana, North Carolina and the District of Columbia.
    (AP, 5/5/97)
1992        May 5, The Basel Convention, which curbed the trade of toxic materials, came into force after being ratified by 20 nations. By 2008 170 nations had signed the convention.
    (www.ec.gc.ca/wmd-dgd/default.asp?lang=En&n=AE05D309-1)(SSFC, 7/6/08, p.A2)
1992        May 5, Yugoslav troops evacuated Sarajevo under a deal struck with the UN. The troops  clashed with Bosnians under the leadership of Ejup Ganic. Some 42 soldiers were killed.
    (Econ, 3/6/10, p.70)(www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/comexpert/ANX/VI-01.htm#II.B.1)

1992        May 6, Former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev delivered a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., where Winston Churchill had spoken of the Iron Curtain; Gorbachev said the world was still divided, between north and south and rich and poor.
1992        May 6, Actress Marlene Dietrich (b.1901), film star and singer, died at her Paris home at age 90. She was buried in Germany on May 16.
    (SFC, 5/8/96, p.D-2)(AP, 5/16/97)

1992        May 7, President Bush visited riot-scarred Los Angeles.
    (AP, 5/7/97)
1992        May 7, The space shuttle Endeavour blasted off on its maiden voyage.
    (AP, 5/7/97)
1992        May 7, A 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring the US Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise received enough votes for ratification as Michigan became the 38th state to approve it.
    (AP, 5/7/97)
1992        May 7, The Russian Federation applied to join the Council of Europe. It acceded to the council on Feb 28, 1996.
    (http://assembly.coe.int/Documents/AdoptedText/TA96/Eopi193.htm)

1992        May 8, President Bush wound up two emotional days in riot-ravaged Los Angeles, promising to work harder in Washington to enact a "common-sense agenda" of conservative proposals to help urban America.
    (AP, 5/8/97)

1992        May 9, Final episode of "Golden Girls" aired on NBC-TV.
    (www.tv.com/golden-girls/show/131/summary.html)
1992        May 9, President Bush, back in Washington after a visit to riot-torn Los Angeles, promised in a radio speech that he would work with the Democrat-controlled Congress on proposals to help American cities.
    (AP, 5/9/97)

1992        May 10, Astronaut Pierre Thuot tried but failed to snag a wayward satellite during a spacewalk outside the shuttle Endeavour. A trio of astronauts succeeded in capturing the Intelsat-Six three days later.
    (AP, 5/10/97)

1992        May 11, Leaders of 12 European countries recalled their ambassadors from Serb-dominated Yugoslavia to protest Serb involvement in Bosnia's ethnic war.
    (AP, 5/11/97)
1992        May 11, Carlos Herrera (90), drink inventor (Margarita), died.
    (http://home.flash.net/~whaugen/margarita.htm)

1992        May 12, Four suspects were arrested in the beating of trucker Reginald Denny at the start of the Los Angeles riots.
    (AP, 5/12/97)
1992        May 12, President Bush announced he would travel to the Earth Summit in Brazil.
    (AP, 5/12/97)
1992        May 12, Actor Robert Reed (59) of TV's "The Brady Bunch" died in Pasadena, Calif.
    (AP, 5/12/97)

1992        May 13, A trio of astronauts from the space shuttle Endeavour captured a wayward Intelsat-6 communications satellite during the first-ever three-person spacewalk.
    (AP, 5/13/97)
1992        May 13, President Bush announced a $600 million loan package to help rebuild riot-scarred Los Angeles.
    (AP, 5/13/02)

1992        May 14, Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev addressed members of the U.S. Congress, appealing to them to pass a bill aiding the people of the former Soviet Union.
    (AP, 5/14/97)
1992        May 14, A US press briefing on Serajevo by State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutweiler indicated concerns of ethnic cleansing by Serb forces.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)   
1992        May 14, Lyle Alzado (43), former football player,  died in Portland, Ore.
    (AP, 5/14/97)

1992        May 15, A judge in Los Angeles ordered police officer Laurence Powell retried on a charge of excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. The charge was eventually dropped.
    (AP, 5/15/97)

1992        May 16, America3, skippered by Bill Koch, won the 28th defense of the America's Cup.    
    (AP, 5/16/97)
1992        May 16, The space shuttle Endeavour completed its maiden voyage with a safe landing in the California desert.
    (AP, 5/16/97)

1992        May 17, Pro-democracy protests began in Thailand; in four days of clashes with troops, 44 people reportedly were killed, although activists charged that hundreds died.
    (AP, 5/17/97)
1992        May 17, Lawrence Welk (89), conductor and accordionist, died in Santa Monica, Calif.
    (AP, 5/17/97)(SFC, 8/19/99, p.E2)

1992        May 18, The US Supreme Court ruled that states may not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs while on trial unless a good reason is shown to require the medication.
    (AP, 5/18/97)
1992        May 18, Skip Stephenson (52) comedian (Real People), died of heart attack.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0827323/)
1992        May 18, Marshall Thompson (65), TV and movie actor and writer, died of congestive heart failure in Royal Oak, Michigan. He played Dr. Marsh Tracy, the veterinarian, on “Daktari." He was born November 27, 1925 in Peoria, Illinois.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0860471/)

1992        May 19, The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited Congress from giving itself mid-term pay raises, went into effect as it was certified by the archivist of the United States, two centuries after it was first proposed by James Madison. It actually became part of the constitution on May 7, 1992, when Michigan became the 38th state to ratify the amendment.
    (AP, 5/19/97)
1992        May 19, In San Francisco, Vice President Dan Quayle denounced what he called the "poverty of values" in America's inner cities, and criticized the TV show "Murphy Brown" for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock.
    (AP, 5/19/97)
1992        May 19, In Massapequa, New York, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded by teen-ager Amy Fisher (17), who claimed to be having an affair with Mrs. Buttafuoco's husband, Joey, an allegation the Buttafuoco's denied. Joey later pleaded guilty to 3rd degree rape and admitted to the affair. In 1998 Mr. Buttafuoco planned to premier a TV show on public cable access for "people jammed up in the media."
    (AP, 5/19/97)(SFC, 3/31/98, p.A6)
1992        May 19, Members of a Bosnian Serb paramilitary group allegedly killed 11 detained Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the Hunters Lodge in Mostina, shooting from automatic rifles and throwing hand grenades through an opened door. In 2010 Milan Kornjaca (56) Milorad Zivkovic 54) and Dusko Tadic (46) were charged with taking part in the killing.
    (Reuters, 6/9/10)

1992        May 20, Proclaiming his innocence to the end, Roger Keith Coleman was executed in Virginia's electric chair for the 1981 rape-murder of his sister-in-law, Wanda McCoy. In 2006 DNA evidence confirmed that Coleman was guilty.
    (AP, 5/20/97)(AP, 1/13/06)
1992        May 20, Thailand's much-revered monarch (King Bhumibol Adulyadej) called for an end to violent clashes between troops and pro-democracy protesters.
    (AP, 5/20/02)

1992        May 21, The US Coast Guard announced that high-seas interdiction of Haitian refugees was being drastically scaled back because refugee camps at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo, Cuba, were filled.
    (AP, 5/21/97)
1992        May 21, The EU adopted the Habitats Directive, more formally known as Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora.
    (Econ, 12/22/12, p.126)(http://tinyurl.com/c27o68l)

1992        May 22, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, telling his audience: "I bid you a very heartfelt good night." Carson was succeeded by Jay Leno.
    (AP, 5/22/97)
1992        May 22, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia joined the UN.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)(www.un.org/Overview/unmember.html)

1992        May 23, Pres. Bush issued Executive Order 12807 authorizing the repatriation of Haitian refugees interdicted by the Coast Guard.
    (http://uscis.gov/graphics/aboutus/history/nov91.htm)
1992        May 23, The United States and four former Soviet republics signed an agreement in Lisbon, Portugal, to implement the START missile-reduction treaty that had been agreed to by the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution.
    (AP, 5/23/97)
1992        May 23, In Sicily anti-Mafia investigator Giovannii Falcone was murdered on a highway outside Palermo. Falcone’s wife and 3 bodyguards were also killed. Sicilian politician Salvo Lima was also murdered. Anti-Mafia investigator Paolo Borsellino was killed in another blast some months later. In 1997 Pietro Aglieri, aka "U Signurinu" (The Little Gentleman), was arrested for involvement in all three murders. 24 mobsters were convicted in the murder in 1997, including Leoluca Bagarella.
    (SFC, 9/27/97, p.A12)(SFEC, 6/7/98, p.A23)(http://giovanni-falcone.foosquare.com/)

1992        May 24, Al Unser Jr. became the first second-generation winner of the Indianapolis 500; his father, four-time winner Al Unser, finished third.
    (AP, 5/24/97)
1992        May 24, Kosovo Albanians held unofficial elections for an assembly and president. Ibrahim Rugova won an overwhelming majority and was elected President of Kosovo.
    (www.hrw.org/reports/1992/yugoslavia/)
1992        May 24, Thailand protests, supported by numerous political movements, climaxed with the resignation of PM Suchinda. Deputy PM Meechai Ruchuphan took office for a transitional period until the new government was assigned. He was succeeded by Anand Panyarachun.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchinda_Kraprayoon)

1992        May 24-1992 Aug 30, In Bosnia Serbian forces confined over 3,000 Bosnian Muslims and Croats in inhuman conditions at the Keraterm prison camp. Damir Dosen served as a shift commander at the Keraterm prison camp in northwestern Bosnia. Detainees were killed, sexually assaulted and beaten. In 1999 Dragan Kulundzija, a former shift commander at Keraterm, was arrested on charges of killing and torturing prisoners. In 1999 Dosen, a Bosnian Serb, was arrested for war crimes and flown to the Hague for trial.
    (SFC, 6/8/99, p.A12)(WSJ, 10/26/99, p.A1)(SFC, 11/9/99, p.A14)

1992        May 25, The NBC "Jay Leno Show" began following the end of the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. It was initially produced by Helen Kushnick (1945-1996).
    (SFC, 8/29/96, p.C3)(AP, 5/25/98)
1992        May 25, A 7.0 earthquake on the Caribbean Plate hit Cuba.
    (WSJ, 1/21/97, p.A18)(http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eqlists/sig_1992.html)
1992        May 25, Philip Habib (72), career US diplomat, died in Puligny-Montrachet, France.
    (AP, 5/25/97)
1992        May 25, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro was elected President of Italy.
    (SC, 5/25/02)
1992        May 25, Johan B.W. Polak (63) publisher, publicist (Bloom of Décadence), died.
    (SC, 5/25/02)
1992        May 25, Nancy Walker (71), actress (Ida Morgenstein-Rhoda), died of cancer.
    (SC, 5/25/02)
1992        May 25, Viktor Grishin (78), hardline soviet communist, died.
    (SC, 5/25/02)
1992        May 25-1992 Aug 30, Dragoljub Prcac, a Bosnian Serb, served as the deputy commander of the Omarska prison camp in Bosnia. He was arrested by NATO peacekeepers for war crimes in 2000. In 2001 Prcac and 3 others received sentences of 5-20 years. Zoran Zigic was sentenced to 25 years for his acts of violence.
    (SFC, 3/6/00, p.A12)(SFC, 11/3/01, p.C2)

1992        May 26, President Bush and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton won primaries in Kentucky, Arkansas and Idaho.
    (AP, 5/26/97)
1992        May 26, The White House announced that the Coast Guard was returning a group of Haitian refugees picked up at sea to their homeland under a new executive order signed by Bush.
    (AP, 5/26/97)

1992        May 27, The 12-nation European Community imposed trade sanctions on Serbia to stop its interference in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    (AP, 5/27/97)
1992        May 27, Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo (86), mobster (heir to the late Al Capone), died.
    (www.ipsn.org/characters/accardo.html)

1992        May 28, The US House of Representatives voted to lift a ban on using aborted fetuses for tissue transplantation research, but the tally fell short of a veto-proof majority.
    (AP, 5/28/97)
1992        May 28, The United States offered $9 million in aid to victims of the fighting in former Yugoslavia.
    (AP, 5/28/97)

1992        May 29, Undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot held a rally in Orlando, Fla., that was carried by two-way television satellite to five other states.
    (AP, 5/29/97)
1992        May 29, Bill Beyers (37), actor (Capitol), died of AIDS.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0079964/)
1992        May 29, Peter John "Ollie" Halsall (43), English born guitarist, died of a heart attack in Spain.
    (www.philbrodieband.com/muso_ollie_halsall.htm)
1992        May 29, Pippa Steele (44), German born actress (Vampire Lovers), died of cancer in London.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0824448/)

1992        May 30, President Bush ordered the seizure of Yugoslav government assets in the United States after the United Nations imposed sanctions in an effort to force Yugoslavia to observe a cease-fire in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    (AP, 5/30/97)

1992        May 31, "Crazy for You" was named Broadway's best musical at the Tony Awards; "Dancing at Lughnasa" was named best play.
    (AP, 5/31/97)
1992        May 31, An estimated 50,000 people demonstrated in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, against Communist-organized elections.
    (AP, 5/31/97)

1992        May, The UN security council approved new commercial sanctions against Yugoslavia, i.e. Serbia, for backing rebel Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)    (SFC,10/16/97, p.A12)
1992        May, In Bosnia local Muslim forces attacked the Serb village of Bjelovcina in the Konjic district. Serb prisoners suffered at the Celebici camp. In 1997 Mirko Babic testifies that he was forced to drink urine, lick his captor’s boots and had his leg set on fire with gasoline.
    (SFC, 3/13/97, p.A13)
1992        May, Ilija Jurisic, a Bosnian security officer, ordered an attack on a Yugoslav army convoy that killed at least 50 soldiers. In 2009 Jurisic was found guilty of ordering the attack against the Serb-led army convoy consisting of dozens of army trucks carrying some 100 soldiers withdrawing from the predominantly Muslim Bosnian town of Tuzla. The Serbian court sentenced him to 12 years in prison. On Oct 11, 2010, an appeals court overturned the conviction and 12-year prison sentence.
    (AP, 9/28/09)(AP, 10/11/10)
1992        May, The Luka prisoner camp in Brcko was commanded by Goran Jelisic. He was later indicted by the UN for killing 16 Muslims and countless detainees. He was picked up by UN troops in 1998. In 1998 Jelisic, who called himself "the Serb Adolf," pleaded guilty to the murder of 12 Muslims and Croats. Jelisic was acquitted of genocide but convicted of 31 accounts of torture and murder. In 1999 he was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
    (SFC, 1/22/98, p.E2)(SFC, 10/30/98, p.A16)(SFC, 10/20/99, p.B2)(SFC, 12/15/99, p.A16)
1992        May, In Mexico a 2nd meeting took place between Ms. Amy Elliot of Citibank and Raul Salinas, this time in Mexico City, to establish an investment program that would move funds of Mr. Salinas outside of Mexico.
    (WSJ, 11/1/96, p.A6)

1992        May-1992 Oct, In Bosnia Dragan Nikolic commanded the Susica detention camp near Vlasenica. He was arrested in 2000 for war crimes at the camp where an estimated 8,000 Muslims were held.
    (SFEC, 4/23/00, p.C17)

1992        May-1992 Dec, At least 14 of 250 detainees were killed, tortured, raped or beaten over this period at the Celibici Camp in central Bosnia. In 1998 a UN  tribunal convicted a Bosnian Croat and 2 Muslims for the crimes at Celebici. Hazimn Delic, deputy commander, received a 20 year sentence; Zdravko Mucic, camp warden received 7 years; and Esad Landzo received 15 years.
    (SFC, 11/17/98, p.A14)

1992        Jun 1, The US Treasury Department, responding to UN sanctions imposed on Yugoslavia, froze an estimated $200 million in assets of the Serb-led Yugoslav government.
    (AP, 6/1/97) 
1992        Jun 1, The Pittsburgh Penguins completed a four-game sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks to win hockey's Stanley Cup for the second straight year.
    (AP, 6/1/97)
1992         Jun 1, The E-Bulb Lamp, a 20-year light bulb, was introduced by Pierre Villere.
    (www.lrc.rpi.edu/programs/Futures/LF-Electrodeless/index.asp)
1992        Jun 1, In Kljuc, Bosnia, local Serbs rounded up Muslims and shot them. About 200 bodies were buried at the cave at Laniste and uncovered in 1996.
    (SFC, 10/15/96, p.A10)

1992        Jun 2, Bill Clinton officially clinched the Democratic presidential nomination as he won the six final primaries of the campaign.
    (AP, 6/2/97)
1992        Jun 2, In California, Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer were nominated to twin U.S. Senate seats. California became the first state to have 2 women in the US Senate.
    (AP, 6/2/97)(SFC, 12/24/99, p.A19)
1992        Jun 2, Danish voters rejected the Maastricht union treaty.
    (AP, 6/2/97)

1992        Jun 3, Undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot announced he'd hired Hamilton Jordan and Edward Rollins to help steer his campaign. Democrat Bill Clinton appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show."
    (AP, 6/3/97)
1992        Jun 3, Actor Robert Morley died in Reading, England, at age 84.
    (AP, 6/3/02)
1992        Jun 3, William Gaines (70), MAD magazine publisher died in New York.
    (AP, 6/3/02)

1992        Jun 4, President Bush held a news conference in which he said he understood Americans' fascination with Ross Perot, but predicted that voters would eventually ask, "How are you going to do it?"
    (AP, 6/4/97)
1992        Jun 4, The U.S. Postal Service announced the results of a nationwide vote on the Elvis Presley stamp, saying more people preferred the "younger Elvis" design.
    (AP, 6/4/97)

1992        Jun 5, The US government announced the nation's unemployment rate had jumped to 7.5 percent the month before, the highest level in nearly eight years.
    (AP, 6/5/97)
1992        Jun 5, In Brazil government leaders at the Rio Earth Summit opened for signing the UN Convention on Biological Diversity dedicated to promoting sustainable development. The convention recognized plants as part of countries’ national heritage and outlawed biopiracy. The Convention entered into force on 29 December 1993, which was 90 days after the 30th ratification.
    (https://www.cbd.int/history/default.shtml)(Econ, 9/12/15, p.55)

1992         Jun 6, A.P. Indy won the 124th running of the Belmont Stakes.
    (AP, 6/6/97)
 
1992        Jun 7, President Bush, who met with British Prime Minister John Major at Camp David, Md., voiced confidence he would win re-election, but embraced the role of underdog, saying, "I do better when I'm coming from behind."
    (AP, 6/7/97)

1992        Jun 8, US Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev met in Washington to try to pave the way for a new round of strategic arms cuts.
    (AP, 6/8/97)
1992        Jun 8, In Egypt two masked gunmen shot and killed writer Farag Foda.
    (WSJ, 2/20/98, p.A16)(www.tkb.org/MorePatterns.jsp?countryCd=EG&year=1992)

1992        Jun 9, US Secretary of State James A. Baker III concluded two days of arms talks with Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev without an agreement on deep cuts in long-range missiles.
    (AP, 6/9/97)
1992        Jun 9, Vice President Dan Quayle, addressing Southern Baptists in Indianapolis, condemned the "media elite," saying, "I wear their scorn as a badge of honor."
    (AP, 6/9/02)

1992        Jun 10, President Bush dropped Secretary of State James A. Baker III from his trip to the Earth Summit in Brazil, instructing him to step up negotiations for a new agreement with Russia to reduce long-range nuclear missile stockpiles.
    (AP, 6/10/97)
1992        Jun 10, In Panama US Sgt. Zak Hernandez (22) was killed by gunfire from a passing car that sprayed the military vehicle in which he was riding. Pedro Miguel Gonzalez, son of a Gerardo Gonzalez who is the President of Congress and leader of the PRD, was arrested and charged along with two others for the killing. They were found not guilty in 1997.
    (SFEC,11/2/97, p.A19)(www.forusa.org/programs/panama/archives/1297-1.htm)

1992        Jun 11, President Bush's stopover in Panama en route to the Earth Summit in Brazil was disrupted when riot police fired tear gas at protesters, preventing Bush from speaking at a rally praising the revival of democracy in Panama.
    (AP, 6/11/97)
1992        Jun 11, Baseball owners approved the sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group.
    (www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Seattle_Mariners.stm)
1992        Jun 11, Marjorie Newell Robb (103), oldest living survivor of Titanic, died.
    (www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/biography/216/)

1992        Jun 12, President Bush, addressing the Earth Summit in Brazil, declared America's environmental record "second to none."
    (AP, 6/12/97)
1992        Jun 12, In a letter to U.S. senators, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin said the Soviet Union had shot down nine U.S. planes in the early 1950's and held 12 American survivors.
    (AP, 6/12/97)

1992        Jun 13, Democrat Bill Clinton stirred controversy during an appearance before the Rainbow Coalition by criticizing rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks that he said were "filled with hatred" toward whites.
    (AP, 6/13/97)

1992        Jun 14, Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship, beating the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Six, 97-93.
    (AP, 6/14/97)
1992        Jun 14, Mona Van Duyn (1921-2004) became the first woman to be named America's poet laureate by the Library of Congress.
    (AP, 6/14/97)(SFC, 12/4/04, p.B7)
1992        Jun 14, The Earth Summit concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The world’s industrial nations reached an agreement to reduce CO2 emissions, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). By 1996 it was clear that the goals were not being met.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1992)(SFC, 7/11/96, p.A10)(AP, 6/14/97)(Econ, 12/5/09, SR p.3)
1992        Jun 14, In Sokolina, Bosnia, a massacre occurred that later yielded 47 bodies from a mass grave. Survivors later said that Serbs blew up a busload of Muslim men who had been told that they were on their way to a prisoner exchange.
    (WSJ, 6/25/96, p.A1)(SFC, 6/25/96, p.A8)

1992        Jun 15, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin arrived in the United States for his summit with President Bush.
    (AP, 6/15/97)
1992        Jun 15, The US Supreme Court ruled the government may kidnap criminal suspects from a foreign country for prosecution.
    (AP, 6/15/97)
1992        Jun 15, Vice President Dan Quayle, relying on a faulty flash card, erroneously instructed a Trenton, N.J., elementary school student to spell "potato" as "potatoe" during a spelling bee.
    (AP, 6/15/97)

1992        Jun 16, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin capped the first day of their Washington summit by announcing their countries had agreed to slash their long-range nuclear arsenals by two-thirds.
    (AP, 6/16/02)
1992        Jun 16, Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger was indicted on 5-count felony charges in connection with the Iran-Contra affair. He was later pardoned by Bush. In 2001 Weinberger authored "In the Arena," an account of his ordeal.
    (WSJ, 11/28/01, p.A16)(AP, 6/16/02)

1992        Jun 17, President Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a breakthrough arms-reduction agreement. Addressing Congress, Yeltsin pledged to find any American prisoners of war still being held in Russia.
    (AP, 6/17/97)
1992        Jun 17, Two German relief workers, the last of Western hostages held in Lebanon, were released.
    (AP, 6/17/97)

1992        Jun 18, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with Democrat Bill Clinton in Washington before flying on to Kansas and then Canada.
    (AP, 6/18/97)
1992        Jun 18, The US Supreme Court ruled criminal defendants may not use race as a basis for excluding potential jurors from their trials.
    (AP, 6/18/97)
1992        Jun 18, Entertainer Peter Allen (48) died in San Diego County, Calif., of complication from AIDS. 
    (AP, 6/18/97)
1992        Jun 18, Ireland’s voters overwhelmingly approving a referendum on the Maastricht Treaty for a European union.
    (www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/ireland.htm)

1992        Jun 19, "Batman Returns", Motion Picture, opened with $47.7 million for the weekend with a record breaking $16.8 million in its first day. It starred Michael Keaton, Danny Devito, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
    (DTnet, 6/19/97)
1992        Jun 19, "A Perfect Score" TV Game Show debut on CBS.
    (www.televisionheaven.co.uk/atozp.htm)
1992        Jun 19, "The Hollywood Game" (TV Game Show) debut on CBS.
    (http://tinyurl.com/b8ayd)
1992        Jun 19, In NYC a botched kidnapping attempt left Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, critically wounded from a pair of gunshots. John Gotti Jr. was later indicted on racketeering charges and for ordering the attack on Sliwa. In 2006 a deadlocked federal jury led to a mistrial for Gotti.
    (SFC, 3/11/06, p.A2)
1992        Jun 19, Marc Louis Bazin (1932-2010) became prime minister of Haiti and served for one year.
    (AP, 6/17/10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Bazin)
1992        Jun 19, Russian President Boris Yeltsin addressed the Canadian Parliament, saying his country had abandoned totalitarianism for democracy.
    (AP, 6/19/97)

1992        Jun 20, Indian officials raided Vachathi village in southern Tamil Nadu state to search for smuggled sandalwood. 18 women were reportedly raped and 100 people were badly beaten during the two-day raid. On Sep 29, 2011, an Indian court found 17 police and forest officials guilty of raping the group of lower-caste women.
    (AP, 9/29/11)(http://tinyurl.com/3wyvf2j)
1992        Jun 20, An enraged mob forced South African President F.W. de Klerk to cut short a visit to the black township of Boipatong, the scene of a massacre three days earlier.
    (AP, 6/20/97)

1992        Jun 21, Democrat Bill Clinton unveiled an economic blueprint calling for substantially higher taxes on the rich.
    (AP, 6/21/02)
1992        Jun 21, Russian President Boris Yeltsin returned home from his North America tour.
    (AP, 6/21/97)

1992        Jun 22, The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that hate-crime laws that ban cross-burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated free-speech rights.
    (AP, 6/22/97)
1992        Jun 22, M.F.K. Fisher (b.1908), cook book author, died of Parkinson Disease. In 2004 Joan Reardon authored “Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of MFK Fisher.
    (www.foodreference.com/html/html/june22.html)(SFC, 11/16/04, p.D1)
1992        Jun 22, In Trnovace, Bosnia, 14 Muslims were massacred. In 1997 Novislav Djajic, member of a Bosnian Serb military unit, was convicted and sentenced to 5 years for participating.
    (SFC, 5/24/97, p.C1)
1992        Jun 22, Anastasia, a daughter of Czar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, was identified as one of the skeletons excavated in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
    (www.peterkurth.com/RUSSIAN%20FORENSICS%20TEAM.htm)

1992        Jun 23, Israel's Labor Party upset the hard-line Likud bloc in parliamentary elections. Israeli voters elected the Labor Party’s Yitzhak Rabin as prime minister.
    (AP, 6/23/97)(WSJ, 6/18/96, p.A17)
1992        Jun 23, John Gotti (d.2002), Mafia boss nicknamed the "Teflon Don" after escaping unscathed from several trials during the 1980s, was convicted on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering and sentenced in New York to life in prison. His son John Gotti Jr. succeeded him as head of the Gambino crime family and was arrested in 1998.
    (AP, 6/23/97)(SFC, 1/22/98, p.A8)

1992        Jun 24, The US Supreme Court voted 5-4  to strengthen its 30-year ban on officially sponsored worship in public schools, prohibiting prayer as a part of graduation ceremonies.
    (AP, 6/24/97)

1992        Jun 25, Both houses of Congress rushed to pass a back-to-work order ending a national rail strike; President Bush signed it June 26.
    (AP, 6/25/97)
1992        Jun 25, The space shuttle Columbia, carrying seven astronauts, blasted off on a two-week mission.
    (AP, 6/25/97)

1992        Jun 26, Navy Secretary H. Lawrence Garrett III resigned, accepting responsibility for a "leadership failure" that resulted in the Tailhook sex-abuse scandal.
    (AP, 6/26/97)
1992        Jun 26, The US Supreme Court ruled that fund soliciting can be banned at airports.
    (http://fact.trib.com/1st.91.92supr.html)
1992        Jun 26, Willie L. Williams was sworn in as Los Angeles police chief, succeeding Daryl Gates.
    (AP, 6/26/97)

1992        Jun 27, Authorities found the body of kidnapped Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso buried in a makeshift grave in Bass River State Park in New Jersey. Arthur and Irene Seale, were later convicted and sentenced to prison for the crime.
    (AP, 6/27/97)

1992        Jun 28, The 7.3 Landers earthquake hit Southern California. One person was killed and 402 injured.
    (AP, 6/28/97)(www.data.scec.org/chrono_index/landersq.html)
1992        Jun 28, A 35-year-old man at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center became the first recipient of a baboon liver transplant; he lived 10 more weeks.
    (AP, 6/28/97)
1992        Jun 28, In Afghanistan rebel leader Burhanuddin Rabbani became president, but factional fighting continued. Iranian and Pakistani interference increased, and more fighting followed.
    (WA, 1997,p.737)(www.afghan, 5/25/98)
1992        Jun 28, French President Francois Mitterrand was cheered as he visited war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    (AP, 6/28/97)

1992        Jun 29, A divided US Supreme Court ruled that women have a constitutional right to abortion, but the justices also weakened the right as defined by the Roe vs. Wade decision.
    (AP, 6/29/97)
1992        Jun 29, Mohammad Boudiaf (73), the president of Algeria, was assassinated by his body guard during his first public appearance, in Annaba. A few seconds after the president Mohammed Boudiaf spoke the words “We are all going to die," an assassin in uniform raised his submachine gun and killed the Algerian head of state. It was his first trip outside Algiers since he took office after a military coup in January. In the confusion and panic that followed, 41 other people were wounded by gunfire and grenades. Boudiaf was succeeded by army officer Liamine Zeroual.
    (http://tinyurl.com/pdcmb)(www.therace.ws/facts007.html)
1992        Jun 29, The remains of Polish statesman Ignace Jan Paderewski, interred for five decades in the United States, were returned to his homeland in keeping with his wish to be buried only in a free Poland.
    (AP, 6/28/02)
1992        Jun 29, The Serbs yielded Serajevo airport to the UN.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)

1992        Jun 30, Planes loaded with food and medicine arrived at the airport in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, as part of an international relief effort.
    (AP, 6/30/97)
1992        Jun 30, Fidel Ramos was sworn in as the new president of the Philippines. Joseph Estrada was elected vice-president with twice as many votes in a separate race.
    (AP, 6/30/97)(SFEC,11/23/97, p.A25)

1992        Jun, In Washington DC Latrena Denise Pixley, annoyed with the wailing of her 6-week-old 3rd child, smothered her with a blanket and tossed her in the trash.
    (WSJ, 1/2/98, p.8)
1992        Jun, Estonia began to mint its own legal tender, the kroon. Deposits held in Estonian banks were redenominated from roubles to kroons.
    (Hem, 4/96, p.23)(Econ, 9/13/14, p.84)
1992        Jun, Some 140 Muslims were imprisoned and burned alive and others summarily shoot in some of the cruelest ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian war. In 2008 Bosnian Serb cousins Milan and Sredoje Lukic faced charges of murder, extermination and cruel treatment at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague for violence in and around the historic south-eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad.
    (AP, 7/9/08)
1992        Jun, From Mexico the first deposit to Mr. Raul Salinas’ Citibank Trocca account came from Mr. Hank. The amount was for $2 million that Mr. Hank supposedly owed Mr. Salinas after a cellular-phone business deal did not work out.
    (WSJ, 11/1/96, p.A6)

1992        Jul 1, California issued its first state IOU's since the Great Depression as a budget standoff left the state cashless on the first day of its fiscal year.
    (AP, 7/1/97)

1992        Jul 2, President Bush vetoed the so-called "motor-voter" registration bill; President Clinton later signed a revised version into law.
    (AP, 7/2/97)
1992        Jul 2, The US Labor Department reported that the nation's unemployment rate the previous month had risen to an eight-year high of 7.8 percent, compared to 7.5 percent in May.
    (AP, 7/2/97)

1992        Jul 3, The president of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel, was voted out of office as lawmakers from Slovakia blocked his re-election in parliament.
    (AP, 7/3/97)
1992        Jul 3, Rabbi Marc Tannenbaum, the only Jew to attend Vatican II, died.
    (www.worldofquotes.com/history/7_3/9/)

1992        Jul 4, Steffi Graf won her fourth Wimbledon title, defeating Monica Seles in a 5 1/2-hour match interrupted three times by rain.
    (AP, 7/4/97)

1992        Jul 5, Leaders of the world's seven richest nations gathered in Munich, Germany, for their 18th annual economic summit. President Bush, en route to the summit, told cheering Poles in Warsaw that "America shares Poland's dream."
    (AP, 7/5/97)
1992        Jul 5, Andre Agassi won his first Grand Slam title, defeating Goran Ivanisevic at Wimbledon.
    (AP, 7/5/97)

1992        Jul 6, The Group of Seven industrial nations opened their 18th annual economic summit in Munich, Germany.
    (AP, 7/6/97)

1992        Jul 7, Group of Seven leaders meeting in Munich, Germany, condemned the carnage in former Yugoslavia and warned Serb-led troops that U.N. military force would be used if needed to keep relief operations going.
    (AP, 7/7/97)

1992        Jul 8, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with Group of Seven leaders holding their economic summit in Munich, Germany, where he offered a startling proposal to swap factories, energy resources and other properties for Russian debt.
    (AP, 7/8/97)

1992        Jul 9, Poet Adrienne Rich rejected the US government National Medal for the Arts award due to radical disparities of wealth and power in America.
    (SFC, 7/10/97, p.A10)
1992        Jul 9, Democrat Bill Clinton tapped Tennessee Sen. Al Gore to be his running mate.
    (AP, 7/9/97)
1992        Jul 9 The space shuttle Columbia landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending a two-week mission.
    (AP, 7/9/97)
1992        Jul 9 Eric Sevareid (79), CBS news commentator, died in Washington.
    (AP, 7/9/97)

1992        Jul 10, A federal judge in Miami sentenced former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, convicted of drug and racketeering charges, to 40 years in prison. However, a judge  in March, 1998, cut Noriega's sentence by ten years, meaning he could be eligible for parole in 2000.
    (WSJ, 3/28/96,p.A-1)(AP, 7/10/99)
1992        Jul 10, A New York jury found Pan Am responsible for allowing a terrorist bomb to destroy Flight 103 in 1988, killing 270 people.
    (AP, 7/10/97)
1992        Jul 10, The European Space Agency photographed the nucleus of Haley’s Comet.
    (SFC, 10/2/07, p.A6)

1992        Jul 11, Undeclared presidential hopeful Ross Perot, addressing the NAACP convention in Nashville, Tenn., startled and offended his listeners by referring to the predominantly black audience as "you people."
    (AP, 7/11/97)
1992        Jul 11, In Bosnia it was later alleged on Dutch TV that Dutch troops deliberately drove an armored vehicle into a Muslim blockade on this day and killed as many as 30 people.
    (SFC, 8/21/98, p.A14)

1992        Jul 12, In an emotional farewell speech, Benjamin Hooks, outgoing executive director of the NAACP, urged the group's convention in Nashville, Tenn., to show the world that it remained vital.
    (AP, 7/12/97)
1992        Jul 12, Albert Pierrepont, last British hangman (433 men and 17 women), died.
    (www.inthe90s.com/generated/obit1992.shtml)

1992        Jul 13, Democrats opened their 41st national convention at New York's Madison Square Garden with speakers who taunted George H.W. Bush as a failed president ripe for defeat in November.
    (AP, 7/13/97)

1992        Jul 14, The American League won the All-Star game, defeating the National League team 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.
    (AP, 7/14/97)
1992        Jul 14, The second day of the Democratic National Convention heard from speakers who included former President Carter, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser.
    (AP, 7/14/97)

1992        Jul 15, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York City.
    (AP, 7/15/97)

1992        Jul 16, Bill Clinton delivered his acceptance speech a day after winning the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York City. To the dismay and anger of supporters, Ross Perot announced he would not run for president. He later changed his mind.
    (AP, 7/16/97)

1992        Jul 17, Donna Ferguson (18) and Todd Rudiger (29) were murdered in Portland, Ore. In 1998 Sebastian Shaw was indicted for the murders. He pleaded guilty in 2000 and was sentenced to two life terms. Later, his DNA would be conclusive evidence that he also killed one Jay Rickbeil in July 1991. He would receive a third sentence of life in prison. Shaw, born in Vietnam in 1967 as Chau Quong, had been airlifted from the roof of the US Embassy on the day Saigon fell.
    (SFC, 5/25/06, p.B1)(http://tinyurl.com/h5n45)
1992        Jul 17, A historic accord for deep cuts in tanks and other non-nuclear arms in Europe went into effect, nearly two years after it was signed by NATO and the Warsaw Pact.
    (AP, 7/17/97)
1992        Jul 17, Slovakia's government decreed its independence from Czechoslovakia. The independence did not become official until January 1, 1993.
    (www.slovakia.org/society-hungary2.htm)

1992        Jul 18, Britain's opposition Labor Party chose John Smith as its leader, replacing Neil Kinnock (b.1942). Kinnock had led the opposition since 1983.
    (AP, 7/18/97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Kinnock)
1992        Jul 18, In Peru 9 students and a univ. teacher were killed at La Cantuta Univ. Later retired Gen’l. Rodolfo Robles charged that an army death squad, the Colina Group, was responsible. Death squad members were convicted and then released in a 1995 general amnesty. In 2008 a former general and three members of a military death squad were found guilty of participating in the kidnapping and murder.
    (SFC, 11/27/96, p.A13)(SFC, 12/2/96, p.A14)(SFC, 8/23/01, p.A8)(AP, 4/9/08)

1992        Jul 19, US Secretary of State James A. Baker III opened a fresh round of Mideast diplomacy, meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and other officials.
    (AP, 7/19/97)
1992        Jul 19, Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-mafia judge, was murdered by mafia. In 2014 An Italian newspaper reported that the remote control to detonate the bomb that killed anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino was hidden inside the intercom at his mother's Palermo residence.
    (http://paolo-borsellino.biography.ms/)(AP, 3/12/14)

1992        Jul 20, Vaclav Havel, the playwright who led the Velvet Revolution against communism, formally stepped down as president of Czechoslovakia after failing to halt the country's pending breakup into two entities. He was later elected president of the Czech Republic.
    (AP, 7/20/02)

1992        Jul 21, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met in Cairo with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who said afterward that he'd accepted Rabin's invitation to visit Israel.
    (AP, 7/21/97)

1992        Jul 22, Wayne McLaren (51), model (Marlboro Man), died of lung cancer.
    (www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/marlboro.htm)
1992        Jul 22, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxury prison near Medellin. He was slain by security forces in December 1993.
    (AP, 7/22/97)

1992        Jul 23, US Secretary of State James A. Baker III, touring the Middle East, made a secret visit to Lebanon.
    (AP, 7/23/02)

1992        Jul 24, Members of POW-MIA families disrupted a speech by President Bush, prompting Bush to snap, "Would you please shut up and sit down?"
    (AP, 7/24/97)
1992        Jul 24, In Bosnia Serb prison guards at the former ceramics factory of Keraterm fired machine guns through metal doors of "Room 3" where over 200 prisoners were trapped. The carnage continued for hours. In 2001 Dusko Sikirica (camp commander), Dragan Kolundzija and Damir Dosen were tried at the Hague for their roles in the slaughter. Sikirica was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Dosen and Kolundzija received 5 and 3 year sentences.
    (SFC, 3/20/01, p.A11)(SFC, 11/14/01, p.A19)

1992        Jul 25, Opening ceremonies were held in Barcelona, Spain, for the 25th Summer Olympics.
    (AP, 7/25/97)
1992        Jul 25, A 68-foot high Mistos (Match-Cover) by Claes Oldenburg was built for the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, in reference to the Olympic Torch. In the Olympics the Unified team of the former Soviet Union won 45 gold medals and the US won 37.
    (Smith., Aug. 1995, p.81)(SFC, 7/14/96, Par p.4)
1992        Jul 25, Greg Spiers created the Lithuanian Basketball Team’s tie-died shirt featuring the Grateful Dead’s skeleton slam-dunking. He later sued for a share of the profits on the shirts.
    (SFEC, 8/18/96, DB p.44)
1992        Jul 25, Actor-singer Alfred Drake died in New York at age 78.
    (AP, 7/25/97)

1992        Jul 26, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect.
    (http://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/misc/summada.htm)
1992        Jul 26, Miguel Indurain of Spain won cycling's Tour de France for the second year in a row.
    (AP, 7/26/97)
1992        Jul 26,    Singer Mary Wells died in Los Angeles at age 49.
    (AP, 7/26/97)
1992        Jul 26, Iraq agreed to permit weapons inspectors to search the Agriculture Ministry in Baghdad.
    (AP, 7/26/97)
1992        Jul 26, Muhamed Cehajic, mayor of Prijedor, Bosnia, disappeared and was believed killed. Milomar Stakic became mayor and was later accused of direct involvement in establishing concentration camps at Omarska, Keraterm and Trnopolje. Momcilo Radanovic was later accused of leading a brigade that carried out numerous massacres and extortion of money from non-Serbs. Stakic was arrested in 2001 and sentenced to life in prison in 2003. In 2005 Isabelle Wesselingh and Arnaud Vaulerin authored “Raw Memory: Prijedor, Laboratory of Ethnic Cleansing."
    (SFC, 2/1/97, p.A12)(SFC, 3/24/01, p.A12)(SFC, 8/1/03, p.A3)(Econ, 7/25/05, p.72)

1992        Jul 27, President Bush's aides attacked Democratic nominee Bill Clinton's foreign policy credentials and judgment.
    (AP, 7/27/97)
1992        Jul 27, At the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, the U.S. men's volleyball team was stripped of its victory over Japan the day before in an opening-round game.
    (AP, 7/27/97)

1992        Jul 28, Democrats counterattacked a day after aides to President Bush had accused Democrat Bill Clinton of lacking foreign policy expertise.
    (AP, 7/28/97)
1992        Jul 28, Iraq opened its Agricultural Ministry to U.N. weapons experts after a three-week standoff.
    (AP, 7/28/97)
1992        Jul 28, At the Barcelona Olympics, the U.S. women's 400-meter freestyle relay team won the gold medal.
    (AP, 7/28/97)

1992        Jul 29,    The U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay team won the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics.
    (AP, 7/29/97)
1992        Jul 29, Former East German leader Erich Honecker was arrested on his return to his homeland and charged with manslaughter; he was later permitted to leave after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
    (AP, 7/29/97)
1992        Jul 29, Newsday published reports of death camps for Muslims and Croats run by the Serbian Army in northern Bosnia.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)   

1992        Jul 30, At the Barcelona Summer Olympics, Shannon Miller won the silver medal in the women's all-around gymnastics event.
    (AP, 7/30/97)
1992        Jul 30, A TWA Lockheed L-1011 caught fire during takeoff from New York City's Kennedy International Airport; all 292 people aboard survived.
    (AP, 7/30/97)
 
1992        Jul 31, Summer Sanders became the first American athlete to win four medals at the Barcelona Olympics as she won the gold in the women's 200-meter butterfly.
    (AP, 7/31/97)
1992        Jul 31, The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on a problem-plagued scientific mission. The Atlantis space shuttle carried with it a Silver Bullet II yo-yo designed by Dr. Tom Kuhn. Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman played with it in zero gravity.
    (AP, 7/31/97)(SFEM, 7/21/96, p.15)
1992        Jul 31, In Italy the scala mobile wage index, which maintained a rigid link between Italian wages and prices, was scrapped after a long struggle.
    (www.eurofound.europa.eu/emire/ITALY/SLIDINGSCALEMECHANISM-IT.htm)(Econ, 6/13/09, SR p.9)

1992        Jul, The children’s book series "Goosebumps" was launched.
    (WSJ, 7/10/96, p. B1)
1992        Jul, Dennis Kozlowski became CEO of Tyco Corp. with $3 billion in annual sales.
    (WSJ, 4/5/04, p.A8)
1992        Jul, In Iraq 42 merchants were arrested from Baghdad's wholesale markets and charged with manipulating food supplies to drive up prices as many Iraqis were suffering economically. All 42 were executed hours later following a quick trial. In 2008 Tariq Aziz (72), former deputy prime minister, went on trial as one of 8 defendants charged with the executions.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
1992        Jul, South Ossetia and Georgia agreed to a cease-fire.
    (SFC, 9/1/98, p.A10)
1992        Jul, Yugoslavia was suspended from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for fomenting war in Bosnia.
    (SFC, 3/28/98, p.A8)(www.hrw.org/wr2k1/europe/yugoslavia3.html)

1992        Aug 1, The US Supreme Court permitted the Bush administration to continue returning Haitians intercepted at sea to their Caribbean homeland.
    (AP, 8/1/97)

1992        Aug 2,     At the Barcelona Summer Olympics, American Jackie Joyner-Kersee repeated as heptathlon champion.
    (AP, 8/2/97)
1992        Aug 2, The Bush campaign, accused by Bill Clinton of mudslinging, responded with a vitriolic press release that referred to "sniveling hypocritical Democrats." President Bush later disavowed the release.
    (AP, 8/2/97)
1992        Aug 2, A "No-fly" zone was imposed over southern Iraq to stop air attacks on Shiite Muslim rebels.
    (SFC, 2/24/98, p.A9)

1992        Aug 3, The US Senate voted to sharply restrict and eventually end U.S. testing of nuclear weapons.
    (AP, 8/3/97)
1992        Aug 3, Millions of South African blacks joined a nationwide strike against white-led rule.
    (AP, 8/3/97)

1992        Aug 4, The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis encountered difficulties as they tried to reel out a satellite attached to miles of thin cord as part of an electricity-producing experiment.
    (AP, 8/4/97)

1992        Aug 5, Federal civil rights charges were filed against four Los Angeles police officers acquitted of state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King; two were later convicted.
    (AP, 8/5/97)
1992        Aug 5, Acting Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger called for a war crimes investigation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    (AP, 8/5/97)

1992        Aug 6, Americans led by Carl Lewis swept the long jump at the Barcelona Summer Olympics, while Kevin Young won the 400-meter hurdles and Mike Marsh the 200 meters.
    (AP, 8/6/97)
1992        Aug 6, President Bush granted full diplomatic recognition to the former Yugoslav republics of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Croatia, the same day Britain's Independent Television News showed videotape of emaciated detainees at a pair of Serb prison camps.
    (AP, 8/6/97)

1992        Aug 7, Jennifer Capriati won the gold medal in tennis at the Barcelona Olympics, beating Steffi Graf.
    (AP, 8/7/02)
1992        Aug 7, The luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 ran aground off Massachusetts.
    (AP, 8/7/97)
1992        Aug 7, The 39-nation Conference on Disarmament in Geneva produced the final draft of a treaty to ban chemical weapons, ending 24 years of talks.
    (AP, 8/7/97)

1992        Aug 8, The U.S. basketball "Dream Team" clinched the gold at the Barcelona Summer Olympics, defeating Croatia 117-85.
    (AP, 8/8/97)
1992        Aug 8, The space shuttle Atlantis returned from a problem-plagued mission.
    (AP, 8/8/97)
1992        Aug 8, AIDS activist Alison Gertz died in New York at age 26.
    (AP, 8/8/97)

1992        Aug 9, Closing ceremonies were held for the Barcelona Summer Olympics, with the Unified Team of former Soviet republics winning 112 medals to 108 for the United States.
    (AP, 8/9/97)

1992        Aug 10, President Bush met at his Kennebunkport, Maine, vacation home with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Afterward, Bush announced that Mideast peace talks would resume in two weeks in Washington, D.C.
    (AP, 8/10/97)
1992        Aug 10, Sixto Duran Ballen (b.1921), US-born architect, began serving as president of Ecuador. His term lasted to 1996.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixto_Dur%C3%A1n_Ball%C3%A9n)

1992        Aug 11,  In Washington, D.C., negotiators for the United States, Canada and Mexico continued to work out final details of the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement.
    (AP, 8/11/97)
1992        Aug 11, The Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the country, opened in Bloomington, Minn.
    (AP, 8/11/97)

1992        Aug 12, The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was announced in Washington, D.C. after 14 months of negotiations between the United States, Mexico and Canada. It created the world's wealthiest trading bloc. [see Jan 1, 1994]
    (AP, 8/12/97)(HN, 8/12/02)
1992        Aug 12, Avant-garde composer John Cage (b.1912) died in New York at age 79.
    (WSJ, 5/8/96, p.A-12)(AP, 8/12/97)

1992        Aug 13, "Real Inspector Hound" opened at Criterion in NYC for 61 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4691)
1992        Aug 13, President Bush announced that Secretary of State James A. Baker III was leaving his diplomatic post to be White House chief of staff in a shake-up designed to energize Bush's re-election campaign.
    (AP, 8/13/97)
1992        Aug 13, Comedian, actor and director Woody Allen began legal action against actress Mia Farrow to win custody of their three children. A judge later ruled against Allen.
    (AP, 8/13/02)

1992        Aug 14, Pres. Bush ordered the Pentagon to begin emergency airlifts of food to Somalia which was suffering from severe famine and factional warfare.
    (AP, 8/14/97)(HNQ, 1/1/00)
1992        Aug 14, Federal Judge John J. Sirica, who had presided over the Watergate trials of the 1970s, died in Washington, D.C., at age 88.
    (AP, 8/14/97)

1992        Aug 15, While Republicans gathered in Houston for their national convention, President Bush spent the weekend at Camp David, his renomination secure.
    (AP, 8/15/97)
1992        Aug 15, Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgio_)

1992        Aug 16, On the eve of the Republican National Convention in Houston, President Bush and party officials heatedly denied a report in The New York Times that a confrontation with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was motivated by political concerns.
    (AP, 8/16/97)

1992        Aug 17, Actor-director Woody Allen admitted being romantically involved with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Allen's longtime companion, actress Mia Farrow.
    (AP, 8/17/97)
1992        Aug 17, The US Republican convention was held in Houston. The Christian coalition sponsored a rally that featured VP Dan Quayle. In 1996 the book: "Active Faith: How Christians Are Changing the Soul of American Politics" by Ralph Reed was published.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A16)
1992        Aug 17, President Bush arrived in Houston for the opening of the Republican National Convention, which featured an address by former President Reagan.
    (AP, 8/17/97)

1992        Aug 18, Basketball star Larry Bird announced his retirement after 13 years with the Boston Celtics.
    (AP, 8/18/97)
1992        Aug 18, On the second night of the Republican National Convention in Houston, U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, delivered the keynote address, denouncing Bill Clinton's economic program as "worse than sleaze."
    (AP, 8/18/97)
1992        Aug 18, John Sturges (82), director (Gunfight at OK Corral), died of emphysema.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0836328/)

1992        Aug 19, The third night of the Republican National Convention in Houston, billed as "family values night," featured first lady Barbara Bush and Marilyn Quayle, wife of Vice President Quayle, as speakers.
    (AP, 8/19/97)
   
1992        Aug 20, In the early hours of Aug. 20, the Republican National Convention in Houston renominated President Bush and Vice President Quayle. On the evening of the 20th, Bush delivered a hard-hitting speech in which he attacked the Democrats and promised to seek across-the-board tax cuts if re-elected.
    (AP, 8/20/97)

1992        Aug 21, The day after the close of the Republican National Convention in Houston, the two major party candidates traded hard blows, with President Bush deriding Bill Clinton as a "wishy-washy" leader, and Clinton lashing back at Bush as a "great fearmonger."
    (AP, 8/21/97)
1992        Aug 21, US marshals moved onto the property of Randy Weaver in Ruby Ridge, Idaho and began a shoot out where Mr. Weaver’s 14-year old son, Sammy, was killed as well as Marshall Bill Degan. Federal agents were than held at bay for 11 days and before it ended Weaver’s wife was shot dead. The FBI, in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant on Randy Weaver on weapons charges, killed Weaver's wife and son at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. Kevin Harris was acquitted of federal charges in 1993. In 1995 the government awarded Weaver family $3.1 mil for wrongful-death claims. In 1996 criminal charges were filed against Michael Kahoe, chief of the Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Section of the FBI, for destroying a report critical of the FBI. He was sentenced and fined in 1997. In 1997 Kevin Harris was charged with the murder of Bill Degan and FBI agent Lon Horiuchi was charged with the murder of Vicki Weaver. State murder charges against Kevin Harris were dropped in 1997. State manslaughter charges were filed against sharpshooter Horiuchi in 1998.
    (WSJ,3/13/95, p.A-14)(SFC, 6/14/96, p.A19)(WSJ, 8/16/95, p. A-1)(SFC, 8/22/97, p.A19)(WSJ, 10/3/97, p.A1)(SFC, 10/11/97, p.A3)(WSJ, 1/8/98, p.1)
1992        Aug 21, In the Bahamas PM Lynden Pindling (1930-2000), in office since 1973, retired from office and was succeeded by Hubert Ingraham. There were allegations that Pindling had taken bribes from Colombian drug lords. Ingraham continued in office to 2002 and again from 2007-2012.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynden_Pindling)(SFC, 5/3/02, p.A10)(AFP, 5/8/12)
1992        Aug 21, Serbian soldiers separated over 200 men, mostly Croats and Muslims, from a convoy of civilians from the Trnopolje detention camp in Bosnia. The captives were taken to a wooded ravine  at Mount Vlasic and shot dead. In 2003 Darko Mrdja, commander of a special police unit, admitted to a court in the Hague of playing a role in the slaughter. In 2009 Bosnian forensic experts found the remains of at least 60 Muslims and Croats in the ravine.
    (SSFC, 7/27/03, p.A8)(AP, 8/26/09)

1992        Aug 22, President Bush told an evangelical gathering in Dallas that the Democrats had left "three simple letters" out of their platform: "G-o-d." Democrat Bill Clinton said Bush was trying to divert attention from the economy.
    (AP, 8/22/02)
1992        Aug 22, Neo-Nazi violence against foreigners erupted in Rostock, Germany.
    (AP, 8/22/97)

1992        Aug 23, James A. Baker III bowed out as secretary of state after three-and-a-half years to become White House chief of staff.
    (AP, 8/23/97)
1992        Aug 23, Hurricane Andrew slammed into the Bahamas with 120 mph winds.
    (AP, 8/23/97)

1992        Aug 24, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida causing record damage; 55 deaths in Florida, Louisiana and the Bahamas were blamed on the storm. It swept across Coral Gables, Florida, and destroyed two-thirds of the Fairchild Tropical Garden. It cost $15.5 bil in insured losses and was the most expensive natural disaster in US history. Insurance losses in the US and Bahamas totaled $21.5 billion.
    (SFC, 7/12/96, p.A11)(AP, 8/24/97)(Econ, 8/21/04, p.62)(Econ, 9/17/05, p.73)
1992        Aug 24, China and South Korea established diplomatic ties.
    (AP, 8/24/97)

1992        Aug 25, President Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton appeared separately before the American Legion in Chicago; Bush cited his World War II military service while Clinton sought to bury the controversy over his Vietnam-era draft status.
    (AP, 8/25/97)
1992        Aug 25, Hurricane Andrew thrashed the Louisiana coast.
    (AP, 8/25/97)

1992        Aug 26, A federal judge declared a mistrial in the Iran-Contra cover-up trial of former CIA spy chief Clair George. George was convicted of perjury in a retrial, but was then pardoned by President H.W. Bush.
    (AP, 8/26/97)
1992        Aug 26, The United States, Britain and France imposed a 2nd no-fly zone south of the 32nd parallel, the southern one-third of Iraq aimed at protecting Iraqi Shiite Muslims.
    (AP, 8/26/97)(SFC, 9/24/02, p.A11)
1992        Aug 26, Arthur Leigh Allen (b.1933) of Vallejo, a convicted child molester and alleged Zodiac killer, died in Vallejo, Ca. In 1985 Robert Graysmith authored "Zodiac" in which he identified the killer with the pseudonym of "Robert Starr." Graysmith authored "Zodiac Unmasked" in 2002. In 2009 lawyer Robert Tarbox said a merchant seaman had identified himself as the Zodiac killer as a walk-in client at his SF Montgomery Street office in the early 1970s.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, p.W20)(SSFC, 5/12/02, p.M6)(SSFC, 7/19/09, p.A18)

1992        Aug 27, President Bush ordered federal troops to Florida for emergency relief in the wake of Hurricane Andrew.
    (AP, 8/27/97)
1992        Aug 27, The US and its allies began air patrols following the imposition of a no-fly zone over southern Iraq to stop air attacks on Shiite Muslim rebels.
    (SFC, 9/4/96, p.A8)

1992        Aug 28, The US government mounted two huge relief operations, rushing food and drinking water to hurricane-ravaged Florida.
    (AP, 8/28/97)
1992        Aug 28, US cargo planes landed in Somalia with tons of food for African famine victims.
    (AP, 8/28/97)

1992        Aug 29, About 13,000 people staged an anti-extremist rally in Rostock, Germany, even as right-wingers continued attacks on immigrants.
    (AP, 8/29/97)(HN, 8/29/98)
1992        Aug 29, The U.N. Security Council agreed to send 3,000 more relief troops to Somalia to guard food shipments.
    (AP, 8/29/97)
1992        Aug 29,  Mary Norton (88), children’s book author (Borrowers), died in England.
    (www.sfsite.com/09b/bor41.htm)

1992        Aug 30, Winners in the 44th Emmy Awards included "Northern Exposure" with six Emmy Awards, including best drama series, while "Murphy Brown" received three Emmys, including best comedy series, in a ceremony marked by satirical jabs directed at Vice President Dan Quayle.
    (AP, 8/30/97)

1992        Aug 31, White separatist Randy Weaver surrendered to authorities in Naples, Idaho, ending an 11-day siege by federal agents that claimed the lives of Weaver's wife, son and a deputy U.S. marshal. [see Aug 21]
    (AP, 8/31/97)

1992        Aug, The UN Security Council unanimously condemned Serb ethnic cleansing and with 3 abstentions voted to authorize military force to protect humanitarian aid.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)   
1992        Aug, Viewers worldwide were shocked by TV pictures of emaciated Muslim captives in Serb-run prison camps in Bosnia.
    (SFC,10/16/97, p.A12)
1992        Aug, In Belgium Loubna Benaissa (9) disappeared after going to buy some yogurt at a nearby store. In 1997 her body was found hidden in the basement of a gas station and Patrick Derochette was arrested after reportedly confessing to the killing. He had been accused of assaulting youngsters in 1984.
    (SFC, 3/7/96, p.A12)
1992        Aug, In Nicaragua Norman Meneses was sentenced to 25 years in prison for possession and smuggling cocaine. He was released in Nov. 1997.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, p.A10)
1992        Aug, The Serb-run Omarska camp closed. Bosnian Serb Dusan Tadic, former cafe owner and karate instructor, was later accused of beating, mutilating, and killing Bosnian Muslims at the concentration camps run by the Serbians at Omarska and Keraterm. On May 7, 1997, he became the first war criminal convicted of war crimes in the Bosnian War between the Bosnian Muslims and the former Yugoslavia.
    (WSJ, 5/9/96, p.A-18)(www.bookrags.com/biography-dusan-tadic-cri/)

1992        Sep 1, Defying a U.S. government warning, Bobby Fischer announced he would play his one-time rival, Boris Spassky, in a $5 million chess match in Yugoslavia despite United Nations-imposed sanctions.
    (AP, 9/1/97)

1992        Sep 2, On the campaign trail, President Bush announced nearly $2 billion in new aid for US farmers and a $6 billion jet fighter sale that would largely benefit Texas. Democrat Bill Clinton, meanwhile, charged that Bush would short change middle-class students to finance tax cuts for the rich. Bush announced the agreement to sell Taiwan 150 F-16 jet fighters at the General Dynamics factory in Fort Worth, Texas.
    (AP, 9/2/97)(www.fas.org/news/taiwan/1992/920903-taiwan-usia2.htm)
1992        Sep 2, Michael Nguyen (9) was murdered in San Francisco. Two men were later found guilty of murdering the boy for profit based on insurance claims.
    (SFC, 6/12/96, p.A13)

1992        Sep 3, Baseball owners voted 18-9-1 to ask commissioner Fay Vincent to resign.
    (AP, 9/3/97)
1992        Sep 3, An Italian relief plane was shot down by ground-to-air missiles outside of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    (AP, 9/3/97)

1992        Sep 4, The US government reported the nation's unemployment rate had edged down to 7.6 percent in August 1992, but also said adult joblessness had worsened slightly and the economy had lost thousands of crucial manufacturing jobs.
    (AP, 9/4/97)

1992        Sep 5, A strike that had idled nearly 43,000 General Motors Corp. workers ended as members of a United Auto Workers local in Lordstown, Ohio, approved a new agreement.
    (AP, 9/5/97)

1992        Sep 6, The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., officially opened and became America’s largest indoor sports arena as well as the home of the Atlanta Falcons.
    (Econ, 5/19/12, p.36)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Dome)
1992        Sep 6, An unidentified 35-year-old man who was the recipient of a transplanted baboon liver died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 10 weeks after receiving the organ.
    (AP, 9/6/97)

1992        Sep 7, Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent resigned, four days after a no-confidence vote by club owners.
    (AP, 9/7/97)
1992        Sep 7, Troops in South Africa fired on African National Congress supporters near the Transkei homeland, killing 28 and wounding 200. 29 ANC protestors were killed in the Bisho massacre by troops of the homeland of Ciskei. Major General Marius Oelschig radioed the "open fire" command. He said that he was convinced by officers on the seen that they were under danger of imminent attack.
    (WSJ, 9/10/96, p.A1)(SFC, 9/12/96, p.A14)(AP, 9/7/97)

1992        Sep 8, President Bush asked Congress to provide more than $7.6 billion to help Hurricane Andrew recovery efforts.
    (AP, 9/8/97)
1992        Sep 8, Sen. Quentin Burdick, D-N.D., died at age 84.
    (AP, 9/8/97)
1992        Sep 8, In a case that prompted federal laws against carjacking, Pam Basu of Savage, Md., was dragged to her death after being forced from her car.
    (AP, 9/8/97)

1992        Sep 9, Russian President Boris Yeltsin called off a trip to Japan in the face of growing pressure to resolve a dispute over four Kurile islands seized by the former Soviet Union in 1945.
    (AP, 9/9/97)

1992        Sep 10, Less than two months before Election Day, President Bush unveiled a repackaged economic manifesto which included a possible 1 percentage-point across-the-board tax-rate cut.
    (AP, 9/10/97)

1992        Sep 11, President Bush announced he was approving the sale of 72 F-15 jet fighters to Saudi Arabia.
    (AP, 9/11/97)
1992        Sep 11, Hurricane Iniki struck Hawaii, leaving at least five people dead and more than 10,000 homes damaged or destroyed. Iniki caused some $1.6 billion in damages on Kauai.
    (Hem., 4/97, p.26)(AP, 9/11/97)(SSFC, 8/25/02, p.C12)

1992        Sep 12, The space shuttle Endeavour blasted off, carrying with it Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space; Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space; and Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly on a U.S. spaceship.
    (AP, 9/12/97)
1992        Sep 12, Actor Anthony Perkins died from AIDS in Hollywood at age 60.
    (AP, 9/12/97)(www.imdb.com/name/nm0000578/bio)
1992        Sep 12, Ed Peck, actor (Zoot Suit, Bullitt), died of heart attack at 75.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0669653/)
1992        Sep 12, In Peru the Shining Path guerilla leader Abimael Guzman was captured by police chief Ketin Vidal with help from a CIA operative nick-named “Superman." Oscar Ramirez, aka Feliciano, took over the leadership. Guzman, a former philosophy professor, was tried by a military court and sentenced to life in jail. The verdict was overturned in Jan 2003.
    (SFE, 9/17/96, p.A11)(SFC, 7/14/99, p.C10)(SFC, 12/8/00, p.A20)(Econ, 10/30/04, p.44)

1992        Sep 13, Stefan Edberg defeated Pete Sampras to win the U.S. Open title in New York, a day after Monica Seles beat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to win her seventh Grand Slam title.
    (AP, 9/13/97)
1992        Sep 13, Lou Jacobs, US clown (1966 US postage stamp), died.
    (www.clown-ministry.com/History/Lou-Jacobs.html)

1992        Sep 14, The grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan's Invisible Empire of Florida announced that he was moving the group's headquarters from Orlando to Gainesville. He said, it's "a progressive community, and we think we can fit in."
    (www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20040906-012530-6093r.htm)
1992        Sep 14, Germany cut key interest rates for the first time in five years, an action the United States and European Community nations had been urging to help spur a world economic recovery.
    (AP, 9/14/97)
1992        Sep 14, The Italian Lira was devalued 7%. This forced Italy to withdraw from the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), a pre-euro system of semi-pegged currencies.
    (http://tinyurl.com/eh943)(Econ, 7/16/11, p.79)

1992        Sep 15, Washington state Sen. Patty Murray defeated former Congressman Don Bonker to win the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Brock Adams.
    (AP, 9/15/97)
1992        Sep 15, FBI Director William S. Sessions promised a new national campaign to stem a recent wave of carjackings.
    (AP, 9/15/97)

1992        Sep 16, A proposed debate between President Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton was canceled after the Bush campaign's refusal to negotiate with a bipartisan commission.
    (AP, 9/16/97)
1992        Sep 16, Former U.S. Rep. Millicent Fenwick, R-N.J., died at age 82.
    (AP, 9/16/97)
1992        Sep 16, Britain under John Major devalued the pound and the economy soared. The day became known as “Black Wednesday." George Soros pocketed $2 billion on his short sale of $10 billion. The event is documented in Robert Slater's Soros: "The Life, Times and Trading Secrets of the World's Greatest Investor." Britain’s Conservative government was forced to withdraw the Pound from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) due to pressure by currency speculators.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Wednesday)(WSJ, 10/16/98, p.A1)(Econ, 3/25/06, p.62)

1992        Sep 17, A federal judge overturned the impeachment of former U.S. District Judge Alcee Hastings, saying he did not receive a fair trial by the Senate, which convicted him in 1989 of perjury and conspiracy.
    (AP, 9/17/97)
1992        Sep 17, Special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh called a halt to his five-and-a-half-year probe of the Iran-Contra scandal.
    (AP, 9/17/97)
1992        Sep 17, Feodor Chaliapin Jr. (87), actor (King's Whore), died after illness.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0149923/)

1992        Sep 18, Ross Perot's name was submitted for the 50th state ballot -- Arizona -- on the same day that Perot hinted on NBC's "Today" show that he might throw his hat into the presidential ring, after all.
    (AP, 9/18/97)

1992        Sep 19, Top finance officials of the seven largest industrial countries pledged in Washington, D.C., to cooperate closely to resolve the worst currency crisis in two decades.
    (AP, 9/19/97)

1992        Sep 20, The space shuttle Endeavour landed at the Kennedy Space Center.
    (AP, 9/20/97)
1992        Sep 20, Leanza Cornett of Florida was crowned "Miss America" in Atlantic City, N.J.
    (AP, 9/20/97)
1992        Sep 20, French voters narrowly approved the Maastricht Treaty on European union.
    (AP, 9/20/97)

1992        Sep 21, President Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly, offering U.S. support to strengthen international peacekeeping.
    (AP, 9/21/97)
1992        Sep 21, Former defense secretaries Melvin Laird and James R. Schlesinger told a congressional committee the Pentagon had known American airmen were alive in Laos at the end of the Vietnam War and were not returned.
    (AP, 9/21/97)

1992        Sep 22, President Bush vetoed a family and medical leave bill. A similar legislation was later enacted.
    (AP, 9/22/97)
1992        Sep 22, Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger denounced as a  "flat-out lie" an allegation that he and other officials had known American servicemen were left behind when the war in Southeast Asia ended.
    (AP, 9/22/97)
1992        Sep 22, The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Yugoslavia.
    (AP, 9/22/97)

1992        Sep 23, Plans for a presidential debate fell apart, with President Bush continuing to object to a single-moderator format proposed by a bipartisan commission; it was the second such cancellation.
    (AP, 9/23/97)
1992        Sep 23, Bernice Gera, the 1st female baseball umpire (1969 NY-Penn League) died at age 61.
    (www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/chronology/1992SEPTEMBER.stm)

1992        Sep 24, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton promised to press for a national health-care system for all Americans; the Bush campaign countered that the plan would be too expensive for average Americans.
    (AP, 9/24/97)
1992        Sep 24, Acting US Navy Secretary Sean O'Keefe stripped three admirals of their jobs for failing to investigate aggressively the Tailhook sex abuse scandal.
    (AP, 9/24/97)

1992        Sep 25, A judge in Orlando, Fla., ruled in favor of Gregory Kingsley, a 12-year-old boy seeking a "divorce" from his biological parents.
    (AP, 9/25/97)
1992        Sep 25, Some four dozen San Francisco bicycle riders began to ride up Market Street in a group called "Commute Clot." It grew to become Critical Mass bike ride held on the last Friday of each month.
    (SFC, 7/30/97, p.A13)(SFC, 9/26/02, p.A25)(SFC, 9/28/07, p.A1)
1992        Sep 25,  The Mars Observer blasted off on a $980 million mission to the red planet. The probe disappeared just before entering Martian orbit in August 1993.
    (AP, 9/25/97)
1992        Sep 25, Dorothy Harris (41) and Louis Oates (63) were shot to death at their oil company office in Palestine, Texas. Kelsey Patterson, a paranoid schizophrenic, was arrested and convicted of the murder. Patterson was executed May 18, 2004.
    (SFC, 5/19/04, p.A7)(www.txexecutions.org/reports/322.asp)

1992        Sep 26, A Nigerian military transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 163 people aboard.
    (AP, 9/26/97)
1992        Sep 26, South African President F.W. de Klerk and African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela held their first meeting in three months, during which they agreed on the urgent need for an interim government.
    (AP, 9/26/97)

1992        Sep 27, Texas billionaire Ross Perot spoke with his supporters in Dallas on the eve of a meeting with representatives of President Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton, both of whom were hoping Perot would stay on the campaign sidelines.
    (AP, 9/27/97)
1992        Sep 27, In Tibet Ogyen Trinley Dorje (7) was enthroned as the 17th Karmapa under an agreement with the Chinese government.
    (Econ, 12/24/05, p.56)(www.kagyu.org/karmapa/kar/kar03.html)

1992        Sep 28, Aides to President Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton met in Dallas with supporters of Ross Perot, who hinted afterward he might re-enter the presidential race.
    (AP, 9/28/97)
1992        Sep 28, Gloria Estefan and a cavalcade of musicians and comedians raised one-point-three-million dollars at a hurricane relief concert in Miami.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0002065/)
1992        Sep 28, A Pakistani jetliner crashed in Nepal, killing all 167 people aboard.
    (AP, 9/28/97)

1992        Sep 29, Magic Johnson, infected with the AIDS virus, announced he was returning to basketball. He scrapped his comeback attempt the following November.
    (AP, 9/29/97)
1992        Sep 29, Lawmakers in Brazil voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Fernando Collor de Mello. He was impeached following allegations of corruption. The proceedings were largely ignored by the Rede Globo TV network.
    (WSJ, 12/4/95, p.A-9)(AP, 9/29/97)

1992        Sep 30, George Brett of the Kansas City Royals reached 3,000 career hits during a game against the California Angels.
    (AP, 9/30/97)
1992        Sep 30, The Bush and Clinton campaigns opened negotiations for a series of presidential debates.
    (AP, 9/30/97)
1992        Sep 30, Ling-Ling, the giant panda from China, died at the Washington National Zoo.
    (SFC, 4/16/97, p.C14)(HN, 4/16/98)

1992        Sep, Andrew Martinez, the naked man, organized a “nude-in" on the Berkeley campus to express the right to free speech. 3 months later he was expelled for violating the campus code of conduct. In 1997 he was diagnosed as schizophrenic. In 2006 Martinez (33) died from apparent suicide while under custody in the Santa Rita County Jail in Santa Clara County.
    (SSFC, 5/21/06, p.B1)(www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11100863/)(SFC, 5/19/09, p.B4)
1992        Sep, A US nuclear test in the Nevada desert was set off. After the test Washington voluntarily gave up testing as part of the emerging global moratorium.
    (SFC, 1/6/97, p.A3)

1992        Sep, The Mini-Museum of Daly City, operated by the History Guild of Daly City, was dedicated in the Serramonte Library. It was open every Tuesday afternoon 1-2:30.
    (Tat, 1/98)
1992        Sep, In Albania former President Alia and eighteen other former communist officials, including Nexhmije Hoxha, wife of late dictator Hoxha, were arrested and charged with corruption and other offenses.
    (www, Albania, 1998)
1992        Sep, In Edmonton, Canada, Corinne Gustavson (6) was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed. In 2005 Clifford Sleigh was found guilty of her first-degree murder, aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping and sentenced to prison with no parole for 25 years.
    (AP, 5/27/05)
1992        Sep, The French finance ministry placed Credit Lyonnais under administrative control. A 1998 bailout of the company ended up costing French taxpayers twice the bank’s 1991 published capital.
    (Econ, 5/20/06, Survey p.13)(www.erisk.com/Learning/CaseStudies/CreditLyonnais.asp)
1992        Sep, In Germany Sadiq Sarafkindi and three other exiled Iranian Kurdish dissidents were slain at the Mykonos restaurant in Berlin. In 1997 a German court concluded that the murders were sponsored by the top political leadership of Iran and orchestrated by a secretive "Committee for special Operations," and carried out by the Iranian Vevak security service.
    (SFC, 4/11/97, p.A1)
1992        Sep, In Romania Ion Cioaba (1935-1997), had himself crowned as King of the Gypsies with a 13-pound crown in front of 5,000 followers.
    (SFC, 2/28/97, p.A24)
1992        Sep, In Vietnam Ly Tong hijacked a Vietnam airlines jet from Thailand and dropped 50,000 anti-government leaflets over Ho Chi Minh City. He parachuted down and was arrested. He was released in a 1998 amnesty.
    (SFC, 9/2/98, p.A9)

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