Timeline 1993 B: July-November

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1993        Jul 1, The space shuttle Endeavour returned from a 10-day mission.
    (AP, 7/1/98)
1993        Jul 1, In San Francisco Gian Luigi Ferri opened fire with a TEC-DC9 semiautomatic pistol at the 34th floor law offices of Petit & Martin at 101 California St. He killed 8 people, wounded six and then committed suicide.
    (SFC, 1/31/97, p.A20)(SFC, 5/7/97, p.A17)(SFEC, 5/2/99, p.A11)

1993        Jul 2, The White House acknowledged that it had erred in firing seven travel office employees and urging the FBI to investigate them.
1993        Jul 2, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, some of whose followers were accused in the bombing of the World Trade Center, surrendered to immigration officials in New York City.
    (AP, 7/2/98)

1993        Jul 3, Steffi Graf of Germany won her third consecutive Wimbledon title as she defeated Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic.
    (AP, 7/3/98)
1993        Jul 3, Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale died in Montreal, Canada, at age 56.
    (AP, 7/3/98)
1993        Jul 3, Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Haiti's military chief, Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras, separately signed an accord designed to return Aristide to power.
    (AP, 7/3/98)

1993        Jul 4, Pilar Fort was crowned the 25th Miss Black America.
    (Maggio, 98)
1993        Jul 4, Pete Sampras won the men's title at Wimbledon, defeating fellow American Jim Courier.
    (AP, 7/4/03)
1993        Jul 4, South African leaders F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela received the Liberty Medal in a ceremony outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall.
    (AP, 7/4/03)
1993        Jul 4, Pizza Hut blimp deflated & landed safely on W 56th street in NYC.
    (Maggio, 98)

1993        Jul 5, President Clinton left Washington for a Group of Seven summit in Japan.
    (AP, 7/5/98)
1993        Jul 5, Harrison E. Salisbury (b.1908), US journalist (NY Times), died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_E._Salisbury)
1993        Jul 5, A United Nations team left Iraq after trying for more than a month to persuade the Baghdad government to allow surveillance cameras at two former missile test sites.
    (AP, 7/5/98)
1993        Jul 5, In eight separate incidents, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) kidnapped a total of 19 Western tourists traveling in southeastern Turkey. The hostages, including U.S. citizen Colin Patrick Starger, were released unharmed after spending several weeks in captivity.
    (http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/2001/issue4/jv5n4a5.htm)

1993        Jul 6, On the eve of the Group of Seven summit in Tokyo, President Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa expressed optimism about resolving a contentious trade dispute between their countries.
    (AP, 7/6/98)

1993        Jul 7, The Group of Seven nations, on the first day of their economic summit in Tokyo, unveiled a long-sought agreement on world trade. Prior to the summit opening, President Clinton delivered a speech at Waseda University.
    (AP, 7/7/03)
1993        Jul 7, Mia Zapata (27), a rising punk-rock star, was last seen alive in Seattle. In 2003 Jesus C. Mezquia (b.1965), who lived in Seattle at the time of the rape and murder, was arrested in Florida on DNA evidence. On March 25, 2004, a jury convicted Florida fisherman Jesus Mezquia of her murder and he was sentenced to 36 years in prison.
    (SSFC, 1/12/03, p.A6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia_Zapata#Death)

1993        Jul 8, A jury in Boise, Idaho, acquitted white separatist Randy Weaver and a co-defendant of slaying a federal marshal in a shootout at a remote mountain cabin.
    (AP, 7/8/98)
1993        Jul 8, Leaders of the Group of Seven, in the second day of their Tokyo summit, warned against the dismembering of Bosnia, but backed away from a threat to use force.
    (AP, 7/8/03)
1993        Jul 8, In Latvia Guntis Ulmanis was sworn in as president.
    (BN, 10/97, p.3)

1993        Jul 9, Leaders of Bosnia's Muslim-led government rejected a plan to divide the country into three ethnically separate republics.
    (AP, 7/9/98)
1993        Jul 9, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with Group of Seven leaders as they concluded their three-day summit in Tokyo.
    (AP, 7/9/98)

1993        Jul 10, President Clinton ended his visit to Japan, then traveled to South Korea, where in a speech to the National Assembly he denounced communist North Korea for raising the specter of "nuclear annihilation."
    (AP, 7/10/98)
1993        Jul 10, Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki became the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.
    (HN, 7/10/98)

1993        Jul 11, President Clinton wrapped up his visit to South Korea with a visit to the Demilitarized Zone separating South and North Korea; he then flew to Hawaii, where he placed a wreath at the site of the sunken battleship USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.
    (AP, 7/11/98)
1993        Jul 11, In Des Moines, Iowa, severe flooding shut down a water system serving 250,000 residents.
    (AP, 7/11/98)

1993        Jul 12, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard" opened in London.
    (www.reallyuseful.com/rug/shows/sunset/)
1993        Jul 12, 196 people were killed when an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.8 struck northern Japan.
    (AP, 7/12/98)
1993        Jul 12, In Somalia a mob avenging a deadly United Nations attack on the compound of Mohamed Farrah Aidid killed Dan Eldon (22), a US photo-journalist working for Reuters, and three colleagues. They were stoned and beaten to death at the scene of a bombing by UN forces of a house believed to be the headquarters of Gen’l. Aidid.
    (SFEM,11/16/97, p.30)(AP, 7/12/98)

1993        Jul 13, The American League defeated the National League in the All-Star Game, 9-3, in Baltimore.
    (AP, 7/13/98)
1993        Jul 13, Race car driver Davey Allison died in Birmingham, Ala., of injuries suffered in a helicopter crash.
    (AP, 7/13/98)
1993        Jul 13, A.K. Ramanujan (b.1929), Indian poet and scholar, died in Chicago. In 1999 his collected essays were published.
    (WSJ, 4/4/09, p.W8)(www.english.emory.edu/Bahri/Ramanujan.html)

1993        Jul 14, President Clinton visited flood-stricken Iowa for the second time in 10 days, telling flood victims to "hang in there."
    (AP, 7/14/98)

1993        Jul 15, Authorities in Los Angeles announced eight arrests in connection with an alleged plot by white supremacists to ignite a race war by bombing a black church and killing prominent black Americans. Christopher Fisher, leader of the Fourth Reich Skinheads, was later sentenced to more than 8 years in federal prison while defendant Carl Daniel Boese was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison; both had pleaded guilty to arson and conspiracy charges.
    (AP, 7/15/03)

1993        Jul 16, In Oakland Ca., Sizzler Restaurant manager Anthoney Vaughn was shot and killed during a robbery by 2 men at 2710 Telegraph Ave. In 2012 Charles Luckett (58) was charged with Vaughn’s murder after biological evidence linked him to the scene.
    (SFC, 6/27/12, p.C2)
1993        Jul 16, The surging Mississippi River charged through a levee at West Quincy, Mo., closing the Bayview Bridge, the only bridge across the river to Illinois for more than 200 miles.
    (AP, 7/16/98)

1993        Jul 17, President Clinton, with several Cabinet members in tow, traveled to Arnold, Mo., where he heard the governors of eight flood-stricken states appeal for more financial assistance; however, he held out little hope the government could offer a total bailout.
    (AP, 7/17/98)

1993        Jul 18, FBI Director William Sessions continued to resist White House suggestions he step down, saying he would resign only if President Clinton asked him to. Sessions was fired by Clinton the next day.
    (AP, 7/18/03)

1993        Jul 18, In Pakistan Shariq and Ishaq Khan resigned under army pressure. An interim government, headed by former world bank VP Moeen Qureshi, called for new elections.
    (SFC, 1/30/97, p.A9)

1993        Jul 19, President Clinton fired FBI Director William Sessions, citing "serious questions" about Sessions' conduct and leadership.
    (HN, 7/19/98)
1993        Jul 19, President Clinton announced a compromise allowing homosexuals to serve in the military, but only if they refrained from all homosexual activity, under a compromise dubbed "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue."
    (HN, 7/19/98)(AP, 7/19/08)
1993        Jul 19, Szymon Goldberg (84), Polish-born violinist, conductor, died in Japan. He became a US citizen in 1953 and two years later founded the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.
    (http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200152693/default.html)

1993        Jul 20, Vincent Foster Jr., deputy White House council, was found dead in a Virginia Park near Washington. His death was claimed to be a suicide. An eye-witness later claimed to see  "suspicious-looking man" and a car with Arkansas license plates not far from the scene. His death was later concluded to be a suicide. Information relating to these events were later leaked by a source identified as "Deep Water."
    (SFC, 11/12/96, p.A7)(SFC, 7/16/97, p.A3)(WSJ, 2/18/98, p.A24)(AP, 7/20/98)
1993        Jul 20, A day after firing William Sessions as FBI director, President Clinton named federal judge Louis Freeh (b.1950) to replace him. Freeh served until June, 2001.
    (AP, 7/20/98)(WSJ, 6/14/02, p.A4)

1993        Jul 21, More rain set back cleanup and recovery efforts in parts of the Midwest; Transportation Secretary Federico Pena examined flood damage along the Mississippi in Keokuk, Iowa.
    (AP, 7/21/98)

1993        Jul 22, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa agreed to resign, following big election losses by the scandal-plagued Liberal Democrats.
    (AP, 7/22/98)

1993        Jul 23, US Surgeon General-designate Joycelyn Elders stuck by her firm stands on sex education and AIDS prevention in a one-day confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.
    (AP, 7/23/98)
1993        Jul 23, White House deputy counsel Vincent W. Foster Jr. was buried near Hope, Ark., three days after taking his own life in a Virginia park.
    (AP, 7/23/98)
1993        Jul 23, In South Carolina Larry Demery and Daniel Green came upon James Jordan sleeping in his car and proceeded to rob him. As Jordan awoke Green shot Jordan, the 56-year-old father of basketball star Michael Jordan. Green was found guilty of murder in April 1995, largely based on the testimony of his life-long friend, Larry Demery, and was sentenced to life in prison. Demery pleaded guilty in May 1995 and was sentenced to life in prison. Both killers were sentenced at the Robeson County Courthouse in Lumberton, North Carolina.
    (SFC, 5/21/96, p.A-3)(http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_n1_v88/ai_16951730)
1993        Jul 23, British Prime Minister John Major survived a vote of confidence and a reluctant House of Commons approved a treaty of European union on his terms.
    (AP, 7/23/97)
1993        July 23, A handful of men shot and killed 6 children and teenagers at the Candelaria Cathedral and 2 more at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1996 one of the four men accused, former police officer Nelson dos Santos Cunha, confessed to having taken part. About 2,000 children roam Rio’s streets and in 1994, 936 youths under 18 were murdered. In 1996 a court cleared 2 policemen and another man in killings. Two other policemen were convicted earlier. In 1997 a court reduced the sentence of Cunha from 261 years to 18 years. In 1998 Marcos Aurelio Alcantara (30) was convicted and sentenced to 204 years in jail.
    (SFC, 4/28/96, A-14)(SFC, 11/28/96, p.B6)(WSJ, 12/11/96, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/20/97, p.A1)(SFC, 8/27/98, p.A14)

1993        Jul 24, US House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski denied allegations he'd received embezzled funds, saying he had engaged in "no illegal or unethical conduct."
    (AP, 7/24/98)
1993        Jul 24, The Russian government announced it would invalidate billions of pre-1993 rubles.
    (AP, 7/24/98)

1993        Jul 25, Israel launched its heaviest artillery and air assault on Lebanon since 1982 in an attempt to eradicate Hezbollah and Palestinian guerrilla threats. Guerrillas fired rockets into Israel. The fighting ended July 31 with a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Israel and Hezbollah then agreed not to attack civilian targets, but the cease-fire was short lived.
    (AP, 7/25/98)(SFC, 5/24/00, p.A15)

1993        Jul 26, President Clinton launched a harder sell for his budget at a conference in Chicago, accusing Republicans of gridlock.
    (AP, 7/26/98)
1993        Jul 26, In the SF Bay Area Pat Hatfield founded the Colma Historical Association.
    (www.colmahistory.org/History.htm)(Ind, 9/8/98, p.1A)
1993        Jul 26, Ret. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway (98), US Army Chief of Staff (1953-55), died in Fox Chapel, Pa.
    (AP, 7/26/98)
1993        Jul 26, A Boeing 737-500 crashed in South Korea and 68 people were killed.
    (http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19930726-1)

1993        Jul 27, IBM reported a record $8.4 billion quarterly loss.
    (AP, 7/27/98)
1993        Jul 27, Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice; he was 27.
    (AP, 7/27/98)
1993        Jul 27, Israeli guns and aircraft pounded southern Lebanon in reprisal for rocket attacks by Hezbollah guerrillas.
    (HN, 7/27/98)
1993        Jul 27, Bombs exploded in Rome and Milan, killing at least five people.
    (AP, 7/27/98)

1993        Jul 28, President Clinton declared himself ready to provide air power to protect peacekeepers in Bosnia if he received a request from the United Nations.
    (AP, 7/28/98)

1993        Jul 29, The Israeli Supreme Court acquitted retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk of being Nazi death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible," and threw out his death sentence. Demjanjuk was set free. Soviet archives opened after 1991 seemed to prove that he was not Ivan the Terrible.
    (AP, 7/29/98)(Econ, 3/24/12, p.98)

1993        Jul 30, Bosnia's outgunned Muslim-led government abandoned its efforts to hold the region together, agreeing to a preliminary accord to divide the former Yugoslav republic into three ethnic states.
    (AP, 7/30/98)

1993        Jul 31, The Missouri River overflowed. It was just part of the massive flooding throughout the Midwest.
    (WSJ, 9/11/96, p.A20)
1993        Jul 31, A U.S.-brokered truce halted Israel's weeklong military offensive in southern Lebanon, which was launched in retaliation for guerrilla attacks that killed seven Israeli troops.
    (HN, 7/31/98)
1993        Jul 31, Belgium's King Baudouin I died at age 62; he was succeeded by his brother, Prince Albert.
    (AP, 7/31/03)

1993        Jul, William Stafford, former poet laureate of the US from Portland, Or., completed a set of poems for the US Forest Service for the North Cascade Scenic Highway in Washington. He died a month later at 79.
    (WSJ, 10/7/97, p.A20)

1993        Jul, The first American ground troops entered the former Yugoslavia as 300 Americans joined a UN peacekeeping force in Macedonia.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A14)

1993        Jul, In Italy the modern art museum in central Milan was damaged by bombs. Two churches in Rome were also damaged, including the Basilica of St. John Lateran, between May and July. [see May 20]
    (SFEC, 6/7/98, p.A23)

1993        Jul, In Japan the Aum Shinri Kyo cult again pumped a slurry of liquid anthrax into a sprayer and shot it near the Imperial Palace and around central Tokyo without success.
    (SFC, 5/27/98, p.A12)

1993         Jul, Ricardo Salinas Pliego won a privatization auction of Mexico’s government-run TV Azteca with a bid of $643 million. It later emerged that he had borrowed nearly $30 million from Raul Salinas, the brother of then-Pres. Carlos Salinas (no relation), prompting some to question whether the sale had been rigged.
    (WSJ, 8/7/96, p.A10)(WSJ, 12/8/05, p.A11)

1993        Jul, In Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, a 6-story hotel collapsed and crushed 102 people.
    (SFC, 11/26/96, p.B1)

1993        Aug 1, The city of St. Louis found itself besieged by the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, which had swelled to record levels after months of flooding in nine Midwestern states.
    (AP, 8/1/98)
1993        Aug 1, Ewing Marion Kauffman (b.1916) founder of Marion Laboratories (1950) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (1966), died.
    (www.kauffman.org/ewingkauffman.cfm)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewing_Kauffman)

1993        Aug 2, In a dramatic scene shown on national television, Jessica, a 2 1/2-year-old girl at the center of a custody battle, was removed from the Michigan home of Jan and Roberta DeBoer and turned over to her biological parents, Dan and Cara Schmidt of Iowa.
    (AP, 8/2/98)

1993        Aug 3, The US Senate voted 96-3 to confirm Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
    (AP, 8/3/98)
1993        Aug 3, James Jordan (b.1936), the father of basketball star Michael Jordan, was found dead in a South Carolina creek, 11 days after he was slain; his remains were not identified until Aug. 13.
    (AP, 8/3/98)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_R._Jordan,_Sr.)

1993        Aug 4, The US Senate approved a $5.8 billion disaster bill for Midwestern flood victims.
    (AP, 8/4/98)
1993        Aug 4, A federal judge sentenced Los Angeles police officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 2 1/2 years in prison for violating Rodney King's civil rights.
    (AP, 8/4/98)
1993        Aug 4, Rwandan Hutu's and Tutsi's negotiated power-sharing agreement in Arusha, Tanzania. It was viewed as a sellout by extremist leaders of the Hutu majority.
    (WSJ, 11/15/96, p.A16)(MC, 8/4/02)

1993        Aug 5, The U.S. House of Representatives passed President Clinton's budget plan by a close vote of 218-216.
    (AP, 8/5/98)
1993        Aug 5, Japan's Cabinet resigned, paving the way for the end of 38 years of rule by the Liberal Democratic Party.
    (AP, 8/5/03)

1993        Aug 6, The U.S. Senate joined the House in passing President Clinton's budget plan, 51-50, with a tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Al Gore.
    (AP, 8/6/98)
1993        Aug 6, Louis Freeh won US Senate confirmation to be director of the FBI.
    (AP, 8/6/98)
1993        Aug 6, Ben Klassen (b.1918), founder of the racist Creativity Movement (1973), committed suicide. He had made a packet of money by inventing an electric-can opener and spent it on printing copies of his books, which included “Nature’s Eternal Religion" and “The White Man’s Bible." Creativity almost died out as a religion until the New Church of the Creator was established three years later by Matthew F. Hale as its Pontifex Maximus (high priest). In January, 2003, Hale was incarcerated for plotting with the movement's head of security, Anthony Evola (an FBI informant), to murder a federal judge.
    (Econ, 11/28/09, p.37)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Church_of_the_Creator)
1993        Aug 6, Morihiro Hosokawa was elected the new prime minister of Japan by the country's lower house of Parliament. The Liberal Democratic Party was ousted after ruling since 1955. Hosokawa had formed the Japan New Party in May 1992. It ruled for only 8 months.
    (Jap. Enc., BLDM, p. 217)(WSJ, 3/27/96, p.B-13)(AP, 8/6/98)(Econ, 11/10/07, p.52)

1993        Aug 7, The public got its first glimpse inside Buckingham Palace as people were given the opportunity to tour the London home of Queen Elizabeth II. Proceeds from ticket sales were earmarked to help repair fire damage at Windsor Castle.
    (AP, 8/7/98)

1993        Aug 8, Six people were killed when their balloon hit a power line near Aspen, Colorado, tearing off the basket and sending it plunging 30 meters to the ground.
    (AP, 2/26/13)
1993        Aug 8, Freddie Woodruff (b.1947), CIA agent chief in Tbilisi, Georgia, was shot and killed during an outing with friends. Georgian authorities charged Anzor Sharmaidze (20), a volunteer soldier, with the murder. Sharmaidze confessed under torture and later said he was framed for the murder. In 2008 Sharmaidze was granted parole from prison.
    (WSJ, 10/18/08, p.A1)(http://public.cq.com/docs/hs/hsnews110-000002604568.html)(WSJ, 10/27/08, p.a12)
1993        Aug 8, In Somalia, four U.S. soldiers were killed when a land mine was detonated underneath their vehicle. This prompted President Clinton to order Army Rangers to try to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
    (AP, 8/8/98)

1993        Aug 9, Reputed "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss pleaded innocent in Los Angeles to five counts of pandering and one count of selling cocaine. Fleiss was convicted in 1994 of three counts of pandering and acquitted of the drug charge, but the verdicts were later thrown out due to jury misconduct. She eventually pleaded guilty to attempted pandering.
    (AP, 8/9/98)
1993        Aug 9, Mohamed M. Tabet (54), commissar of Casablanca, was executed by firing squad. He had committed violent acts against some 16000 women.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7lwt4)

1993        Aug 10, President Clinton signed a massive deficit-reduction bill into law.
    (AP, 8/10/98)
1993        Aug 10, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    (AP, 8/10/98)

1993        Aug 11, President Clinton named Army Gen. John Shalikashvili to be the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, succeeding the retiring Gen. Colin Powell.
    (AP, 8/11/98)
1993        Aug 11, Pope John Paul II visited Mexico.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ckmy6)

1993        Aug 12, Pope John Paul II began his third U.S. visit in Denver.
    (AP, 8/12/98)
1993        Aug 12, President Clinton signed a relief package for the flooded Midwest. Clinton also lifted a ban on rehiring air traffic controllers fired for going on strike in 1981.
    (AP, 8/12/98)
1993        Aug 12, The launch of space shuttle Discovery was scrubbed at the last second.
    (AP, 8/12/98)

1993        Aug 13, Negotiators for the US, Canada and Mexico announced they had resolved side issues concerning the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
    (AP, 8/12/98)
1993        Aug 13, US Court of Appeals ruled that  congress must save all e-mails.
    (www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3691/is_199401/ai_n8732518)

1993        Aug 14, A jury in New York acquitted Washington lawyer Robert Altman of fraud charges for dealings linked to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
    (AP, 8/14/98)
1993        Aug 14, Pope John Paul II denounced abortion and euthanasia as well as sexual abuse by American priests in a speech at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver.
    (AP, 8/14/98)

1993        Aug 15, Pope John Paul II ended his four-day U.S. visit with a farewell address at Denver's Stapleton International Airport in which he denounced the "culture of death" of abortion and euthanasia.
    (AP, 8/15/98)
1993        Aug 15, An Egyptian surrendered peacefully after hijacking a Dutch jet to Germany to demand the U.S. release Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.
    (AP, 8/15/98)
1993        Aug 15, Robert W. Kempner (93), German officer of justice in Prussia and special US prosecutor of Nazis, died.
    (http://library.law.columbia.edu/ttp/TTP_LOC.htm)

1993        Aug 16, President Clinton opened his campaign for health care reform with a speech to the nation's governors in Tulsa, Okla.
    (AP, 8/16/98)
1993        Aug 16, New York police rescued business executive Harvey Weinstein from a covered 14-foot-deep pit, where he'd been held for ransom for nearly two weeks.
    (AP, 8/16/98)
1993        Aug 16, Actor Stewart Granger (80) died in Santa Monica, Calif.
    (AP, 8/16/98)

1993        Aug 17, A prosecutor in Wayne County, Mich., charged Dr. Jack Kevorkian under Michigan's ban on assisted suicide for aiding in the death of Thomas Hyde, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease. A jury later acquitted Kevorkian. Kevorkian provided patients means and assistance in dying and Michigan’s legislature moved to outlaw his work.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1993)(AP, 8/17/98)

1993        Aug 18, A judge in Sarasota, Fla., ruled that Kimberly Mays, the 14-year-old girl switched at birth with another baby, need never see her biological parents again, in accordance with her stated wishes. However, she later moved in with Ernest and Regina Twigg.
    (AP, 8/18/98)
1993        Aug 18, Tseng "Jim" Peng, electronics tycoon, returned to California from a trip to Taiwan and found his mistress, Ranbing "Jennifer" Ji, stabbed to death and his 5-month-old son suffocated. His wife Lisa Peng was found guilty in 1996 after an initial trial ended in deadlock. Lisa Peng's conviction was reversed in 1999 due to questionable police tactics.
    (SFEC, 10/10/99, p.C5)

1993        Aug 19, Mattel and Fisher Price toys announced a merger.
    (http://tinyurl.com/bxdjz)
1993        Aug 19, Dr. George Tiller was shot and wounded outside an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kan., by Rachelle Shannon. Shannon was later sentenced to eleven years in prison and also ordered to serve 20 additional years for arson and acid attacks at abortion clinics in Oregon, California and Nevada.
    (AP, 8/19/93)

1993        Aug 20, Conjoined twins Angela and Amy Lakeberg were separated at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in an operation that sacrificed Amy, since the sisters shared a common heart and liver tissue. Angela died in June 1994.
    (AP, 8/20/98)

1993        Aug 21, In a serious setback for NASA, engineers lost contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft on a $980 million mission. Its fate remains unknown.
    (AP, 8/21/98)
1993        Aug 21, The US Justice Dept. took over the FTC investigation into the business practices of Microsoft Corp.
    (WSJ, 11/8/99, p.A30)

1993        Aug 22, NASA engineers continued trying, without success, to re-establish contact with the Mars Observer, a day after losing contact.
    (AP, 8/22/98)

1993        Aug 23, Former Detroit police officers Larry Nevers and Walter Budzyn were convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal beating of black motorist Malice Green. Both convictions were later overturned. On retrial, Budzyn was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to time served; Nevers was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in April 2000, but had that conviction reversed by an appeals court in March 2003.
    (AP, 8/23/03)
1993        Aug 23, Los Angeles police confirmed that pop star Michael Jackson was the subject of a criminal investigation. Prosecutors began investigating Michael Jackson after a 13-year-old boy said Jackson had sex with him. An out of court settlement was reached for $15-20 mil. The boys father later filed suit against Jackson for violating a promise not to discuss the settlement.
    (AP, 8/23/98)(SFC, 6/12/96, p.E3)

1993        Aug 24, The Clinton administration unveiled its proposed revisions to wetlands policy, which would expand protection but also give landowners some flexibility.
    (AP, 8/24/98)
1993        Aug 24, NASA’s Mars Observer, which was supposed to map the surface of Mars, is declared lost.
    (HN, 8/24/99)

1993        Aug 25, The United States applied limited sanctions against China and Pakistan after concluding the Chinese had sold M-11 missile technology to the Pakistanis.
    (WSJ, 6/13/96, p.A4)(AP, 8/25/98)

1993        Aug 25, Amy Biehl, Stanford graduate and Fulbright scholar from Newport Beach, Calif., was slain while attempting to drive black friends home to Guguletu outside Cape Town. Four members of the Congress’ youth wing were arrested, convicted and sentenced to 18-year jail terms. They later requested amnesty from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. In 1998 the 4 men convicted of Biehl’s murder were given amnesty.
    (SFC, 8/21/96, p.A8)(SFEC, 6/29/97, p.D1)(WSJ, 7/29/98, p.A1)(AP, 8/25/98)

1993        Aug 26, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and 14 co-defendants entered innocent pleas in federal court in New York, a day after their indictment on charges of conspiring to wage terrorism against the United States.
    (AP, 8/26/98)
1993        Aug 26, Landlady Dorothea Puente was convicted in Monterey, Calif., of murdering three of her boardinghouse tenants; she was later sentenced to life without parole.
    (AP, 8/26/98)

1993        Aug 27, The U.N. Security Council suspended 2 1/2-month-old economic sanctions against Haiti to spur the country's return to democracy. They were reimposed the following October.
    (AP, 8/27/98)
1993        Aug 27, Gen’l. Ibrahim Babangida ended his rule over Nigeria.
    (www.nigeriabusinessinfo.com/nigeria-elections2003/babangida-regime.htm)

1993        Aug 28, In Australia Jeffrey Gilham (23) allegedly stabbed his father, mother and brother to death in their Sydney home, but told police he killed his sibling in a fit of rage after discovering he had murdered their parents. He pleaded guilty in 1995 to the manslaughter of his brother (25), escaping with a five-year good behavior bond. Gilham was eventually charged with the killings of his parent in February 2006 after 13 years of campaigning by his paternal uncles. In 2009 Jeffrey Gilham was sentenced to life in prison. In 2012 a court found Jeffrey should be acquitted and not retried over the killing of his parents.
    (AFP, 3/11/09)(AFP, 6/25/12)(http://tinyurl.com/6mx57rr)
1993        Aug 28, The Bosnian Parliament ordered President Alija Izetbegovic back to talks on ending 17 months of war with demands to squeeze more territory for the Muslim-led government.
    (AP, 8/28/98)

1993        Aug 29, Negotiations continued between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, with Israel reported on the verge of recognizing the PLO.
    (AP, 8/29/98)
1993        Aug 29, In Rio’s Vigario Geral favela 21 residents were massacred by police to avenge the killing of 4 colleagues. 52 policemen were accused in the massacre and in 1997 Paulo Roberto Alvarenga was the first to be tried. He was sentenced to 450 years in prison but the law limited him to serve no more than 30 years.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vig%C3%A1rio_Geral_massacre)(SFC, 4/28/97, p.A12)(Econ, 4/9/05, p.31)

1993        Aug 30, "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered on CBS-TV.
    (AP, 8/30/98)
1993        Aug 30, Richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), died at 55, shortly after finishing movie, Gettysburg (Gen Armistead).
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0430151/)
1993        Aug 30, Robert Malval was installed as prime minister of Haiti during a ceremony at the Haitian Embassy in Washington.
    (AP, 8/30/98)
1993        Aug 30, The 150 millionth person visited the Eiffel Tower.
    (www.vor.ru/century/1993.html)
1993        Aug 30, Israel's Cabinet approved a framework for Palestinian autonomy in the occupied territories.
    (AP, 8/30/98)

1993        Aug 31, Mideast peace talks resumed in Washington amid hopes that a historic agreement to establish Palestinian autonomous areas would be concluded within days.
    (AP, 8/31/98)
1993        Aug 31, Hurricane Emily hit North Carolina's Outer Banks, killing three people.
    (AP, 8/31/98)
1993        Aug 31, Russia withdrew its last soldier from Lithuania, the first Baltic nation to eject all former Soviet troops.
    (AP, 8/31/98)
1993        Aug 31, Venezuela’s Congress officially removed President Andres Perez (b.1922) from office. Perez had served 2 terms as presidents (1974-1979, 1989-1993). He was impeached following a scandal on the alleged mishandling of US$17 million from the presidents' special secret fund, used to help Violeta Chamorro's government in Nicaragua.
    (www.expat-today.com/venezuela/expat1.htm)(http://tinyurl.com/orkso)

1993        Aug, A 370-pound heroin shipment was seized in New Orleans. In 1997 Thai police seized a Burmese man, Liu Wen Ming, for organizing the shipment. Ming was suspected of being an associate of drug kingpin Khun Sa.
    (SFC, 4/1/97, p.A12)
1993        Aug, Norwegian academic Terje Roed-Larsen and other Norwegian mediators helped broker a secret peace accord in which the Palestinians formally recognized Israel's right to exist and Israel agreed to establish self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza. The accord allowed thousands of PLO guerrillas to return to Palestine without Israeli interference.
    (SFC, 6/19/96, p.A8)(SFC, 6/4/98, p.C3)(AP, 11/12/04)

1993        Sep 1, The Pentagon unveiled a five-year defense plan to further shrink the U.S. military in favor of a lean, high-tech force.
    (AP, 9/1/03)
1993        Sep 1, Louis Freeh was sworn in as director of the FBI.
    (AP, 9/1/99)(WSJ, 9/3/99, p.A12)

1993        Sep 2, The United States and Russia formally ended decades of competition in space by agreeing to a joint venture to build a space station.
    (AP, 9/2/98)

1993        Sep 3, The US Labor Department reported the nation's unemployment rate edged down to a two-year low of 6.7 percent the previous month.
    (AP, 9/3/98)

1993        Sep 4, The Fatah faction of the PLO endorsed a peace accord with Israel.
    (AP, 9/4/98)
1993        Sep 4, Pope John Paul II launched the first papal visit to the former Soviet Union as he began a tour of the Baltic republics.
    (AP, 9/4/98)
1993        Sep 4, Herve Hillechaize (50) died in Los Angeles. The Fantasy Island actor shot himself to death.
    (AP, 9/4/98)

1993        Sep 5, "Jelly's Last Jam" closed at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances.
    (http://www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4684)
1993        Sep 5, "Will Rogers Follies" closed at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances.
    (http://www.ibdb.com/show.asp?ID=9383)
1993        Sep 5, Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), died at 78.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0005841/)
1993        Sep 5, Seven Nigerian soldiers were killed in a militia ambush in Somalia as they went to the aid of other UN peacekeepers surrounded by a stone-throwing mob.
    (AP, 9/5/98)

1993        Sep 6, President Clinton visited South Florida, where he met with residents recovering from Hurricane Andrew.
    (AP, 9/6/98)
1993        Sep 6, Jacquelyn McNealy (24) was wounded and partially paralyzed at a Pine Bluff, Ark., concert that featured Tupac Shakur. In 1996 she won a $16.6 million settlement.
    (SFC, 11/21/96, p.A3)
1993        Sep 6, Automakers Renault of France and Volvo of Sweden announced they would merge; however, Volvo canceled the deal the following December.
    (AP, 9/6/98)

1993        Sep 7, President Clinton put forth an ambitious plan to "reinvent government" by reducing the federal bureaucracy.
    (AP, 9/7/98)
1993        Sep 7, Dr. Joycelyn Elders was confirmed by the Senate to be surgeon general.
    (AP, 9/7/98)
1993        Sep 7, Two white laborers were convicted in West Palm Beach, Fla., of burning a black tourist from New York; both were later sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 9/7/98)
1993        Sep 7, Hall Bartlett (b.1922), US director, writer and producer, died. His film productions included “Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (1973).
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0058826/)

1993        Sep 8, Joycelyn Elders, M.D., appointed by Pres. Clinton, became the US Surgeon General. She was released Dec 31, 1994, after espousing studies on masturbation and drug legalization. In 1996 she published her autobiography.
    (SFC, 10/25/96, p.C13)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joycelyn_Elders)
1993        Sep 8, German tourist Uwe-Wilhelm Rakebrand was killed by a woman firing from a van as he and his wife drove away from the Miami airport. The gunwoman and an accomplice received life prison sentences; the van's driver received 87 years.
    (AP, 9/8/98)
1993        Sep 8, Christopher Simmons (17), a Missouri high school student, kidnapped, bound and killed Mrs. Shirley Crooks by throwing her into a river from a railroad trestle. He was arrested the next day, confessed and 9 months later was sentenced to death. In 2003 the Missouri supreme Court changed the sentence to life in prison due to Simmons’ age. In 2005 the Supreme Court ruled against the execution of minors.
    (SFC, 11/4/04, p.B3)(Econ, 3/5/05, p.31)
1993        Sep 8, Black gunmen in South Africa launched a series of attacks on black commuters, claiming two dozen lives.
    (AP, 9/8/98)

1993        Sep 9-1993 Sep 14, Hurricane Gert caused 76 deaths. It affected Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
    (AP, 9/11/04)(www.wunderground.com)
1993        Sep 9, PLO leaders and Israel agreed to recognize each other, clearing the way for a peace accord.
    (AP, 9/9/98)
1993        Sep 9, Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos was buried in his homeland, four years after his death in exile.
    (AP, 9/9/98)
1993        Sep 9, About a hundred Somali gunmen and civilians were killed when U.S. and Pakistani peacekeepers fired on Somalis attacking other peacekeepers.
    (AP, 9/9/98)

1993        Sep 10, The cult series "The X-Files" premiered on Fox Television.
    (AP, 9/10/98)
1993        Sep 10, First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton lashed out at what she called "standpat, negative, nay-saying" opponents of health reform in an address to state legislators at George Washington University.
    (AP, 9/10/98)

1993        Sep 11, Antoine Izmery, a prominent supporter of exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was shot and killed outside a church in Port-au-Prince; the UN mission accused Haitian armed forces of involvement. Louis-Jodel Chamblain was later convicted in absentia for his role in the murder.
    (AP, 9/11/98)(SFC, 3/24/04, p.A9)
1993        Sep 11, In India car bomb exploded outside the offices of the Indian Youth Congress on Raisina Road in New Delhi, killing nine people. In 2001 Sikh separatist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar (b.1965) was convicted of triggering the bomb and sentenced to death. In 2014 his sentence was commuted to life in prison.
    (AP, 3/31/14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devinder_Pal_Singh_Bhullar)
1993        Sep 11, Austrian born US conductor and author Erich Leinsdorf died in Zurich, Switzerland, at age 81. His work included "Cadenza."
    (AP, 9/11/98)

1993        Sep 12, The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral on a 10-day mission.
    (AP, 9/12/98)
1993        Sep 12, Actor Raymond Burr (76) died of liver cancer at his Northern California ranch.
    (AP, 9/12/98)

1993        Sep 13, In a historic scene at the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy. It gave Arafat control of most of the Gaza Strip and 27% of the West Bank. In 2002 Neal Kozodoy edited ""The Mideast Peace Process: An Autopsy."
    (AP, 9/13/97)(WSJ, 2/11/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 11/12/04, p.A11)

1993        Sep 14, British tourist Gary Colley was shot and killed, his female companion Margaret Jagger wounded, at a highway rest stop in Florida. Three young men, Aundra Aikins, John Crumitie, and Deron Spear, were arrested charged and convicted. Two suspects later received life sentences; two others received lesser sentences.
    (AP, 9/14/03)(SFC, 8/29/97, p.A8)
1993        Sep 14, Israel and Jordan signed a framework for negotiations, a day after the signing of a PLO-Israeli peace accord.
    (AP, 9/14/03)

1993         Sep 15 Katherine Ann Power, former 60s radical who spent 23 years in hiding, surrendered to authorities at Boston College law school in Newton. She faced charges stemming from a 1970 bank robbery in which Boston police officer Walter Schroeder Sr. (42) was killed. Power pleaded guilty to charges of armed robbery and the reduced charge of manslaughter. On October 6, 1993, she received a five-year federal term, to run concurrently with an 8-12 year state sentence. She was released in 1999.
    (AP, 9/15/98)(www.holysmoke.org/sdhok/dep11.htm)

1993        Sep 16, A judge in Berlin convicted three elderly former Communist leaders in the shooting deaths of East Germans who had tried to scale the Berlin Wall.
    (AP, 9/16/98)

1993        Sep 17, President Clinton urged China to cancel an underground nuclear test, assuring the Beijing government it had nothing to fear from the world's other atomic powers.
    (AP, 9/17/98)

1993        Sep 18, Kimberly Clarice Aiken of South Carolina was crowned Miss America at the pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.
    (AP, 9/18/98)

1993        Sep 19, The NBC sitcom "Seinfeld" and the offbeat CBS drama "Picket Fences" each won three trophies at the 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
    (AP, 9/19/98)
1993        Sep 19, Polish voters turned left in parliamentary elections, giving the most number of seats to the Democratic Left Alliance.
    (AP, 9/19/98)

1993        Sep 20, QVC Network Inc. proposed a $9.5 billion stock and cash merger with Paramount Communications Inc.; however, Viacom eventually won the battle to acquire Paramount.
    (AP, 9/20/98)

1993        Sep 21, The US National and Community Service Trust Act became law under the Clinton administration. It included AmeriCorps, a volunteer national service program for young adults to teach children to read and  to build homes for those in need. A modest living allowance was provided along with up to $4,725 in education vouchers for completing one year of service. By 2002 there were some 50,000 participants earning $9,300 per year with education benefits to $9,500.
    (www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/cncs_statute_1993.pdf)(SFEC,11/30/97, p.A3)(SSFC, 1/6/02, p.A3)
1993        Sep 21, The police drama "NYPD Blue" premiered on ABC.
    (AP, 9/21/98)
1993        Sep 21, Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced he was ousting the hard-line, Communist-dominated Congress that had long opposed his reforms.
    (AP, 9/21/98)

1993        Sep 22, President Clinton previewed his health care reform package in an address to a nationally broadcast session of Congress.
    (AP, 9/22/98)
1993        Sep 22, Forty-seven people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed and crashed into Bayou Canot near Mobile, Ala.
    (AP, 9/22/98)
1993        Sep 22, The space shuttle "Discovery" and its five astronauts landed at Kennedy Space Center, ending a 10-day mission.
    (AP, 9/22/98)
1993        Sep 22, Russia’s President Boris Yeltsin disbanded the Supreme Soviet. Yeltsin issued Decree No. 1400 that dissolved the Congress on the ground that the president as a guarantor of the spirit of the constitution could not let a legal deadlock last. Hard-line supporters of the legislature soon rebelled and over 100 people died in Moscow.
    (www.cs.indiana.edu/~dmiguse/Russian/bybio.html)(SFC, 9/9/98, p.A10)

1993        Sep 23, Seattle’s City Council passed a sit/lie ban affecting the downtown area between 7 am and 9 pm. The law was upheld by the US Court of Appeals in 1996.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ybahqyp)(SSFC, 3/28/10, p.A16)(www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=1277)
1993        Sep 23, Sydney, Australia, was selected to host the 2000 Summer Olympics, beating Beijing by 2 votes. It was later revealed that 2 African members of the IOC had been bribed the night before the vote.
    (AP, 9/23/98)(SFC, 1/23/99, p.A1)
1993        Sep 23, The Israeli parliament ratified the Israel-PLO accord.
    (AP, 9/23/98)
1993        Sep 23, The South African parliament voted to allow blacks a role in governing.
    (AP, 9/23/98)

1993        Sep 24, Addressing the United Nations, Nelson Mandela asked the world community to lift economic sanctions against South Africa, saying huge foreign investments would help prevent unrest and build a multiracial democracy.
    (AP, 9/24/98)
1993        Sep 24, Norodom Sihanouk was reinstalled as king of Cambodia.
    (HN, 9/24/98)(MC, 9/24/01)
1993        Sep 24, The 1st Israeli was killed by Islamics after PLO signed the peace accord.
    (http://tinyurl.com/dcf7e)
1993        Sep 24, Imelda Marcos, wife of the late Ferdinand Marcos, former dictator of the Philippines, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment after being found guilty on charges of widespread corruption. Imelda was also noted for her vast shoe collection.
    (www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/philipp.htm)

1993        Sep 25, Three U.S. soldiers in Somalia were killed when their helicopter was downed by a rocket-propelled grenade.
    (AP, 9/25/98)

1993        Sep 26, Eight people emerged from the glass dome of Biosphere Two in the Arizona desert after being sealed inside for two years in an experiment dogged by setbacks and controversy.
    (SFC, 11/25/96, p.A3)(AP, 9/26/98)

1993        Sep 27, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, was indicted on charges that, as Texas state treasurer, she'd misused state facilities and employees. The indictment was dismissed for technical reasons; Hutchison was reindicted and later acquitted.
    (AP, 9/27/98)
1993        Sep 27, Retired Gen. James H. Doolittle died in Pebble Beach, Calif., at age 96.
    (AP, 9/27/98)

1993        Sep 28, First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Capitol Hill to begin selling the administration's health care plan to Congress.
    (AP, 9/28/98)
1993        Sep 28, Peter De Vries (b.1910), novelist, essayist (New Yorker), died at 83.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_De_Vries)

1993        Sep 29, Bosnia's parliament spurned an international peace plan, voting overwhelmingly to reject it unless Bosnian Serbs returned land taken by force.
    (AP, 9/29/98)

1993        Sep 30, US Treasury Department issued a report sharply criticizing top officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for their handling of the February raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.
    (www.carolmoore.net/waco/waco-treasury-report1.html)
1993        Sep 30, Gen Colin Powell (56) stepped down as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a retirement ceremony at Fort Myer, Va.
    (AP, 9/30/98)(SSFC, 12/17/00, p.A14)
1993        Sep 30, MS Dos 6.2 was released.
    (www.computerhope.com/history/dos.htm)
1993        Sep 30, An estimated 10,000 (28,000) people were killed when an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.0-6.4 struck Latur in southern India. Its epicenter was about 350 miles southwest of Jabalpur.
    (SFC, 5/22/97, p.C4)(AP, 9/30/98)(SFC, 3/30/99, p.F2)(AP, 6/22/02)

1993        Sep, American audiences were able to see "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton, an adaptation produced for the BBC by Working Title Television.
    (WSJ, 8/8/95, p. A12)
1993        Sep, AT&T announced the WorldPartners Association and WorldSource Services geared to multinational customers. Less than a year later MCI announced a joint venture with British Telecom called Concert and Sprint announced plans to join with Deutsche Telecom and France Telecom.
    (Hem, 4/96, p.36)
1993        Sep, Azerbaijan joined the Commonwealth of Independent States.
    (CO, Grolier’s Amer. Acad. Enc./ Azerbaijan)
1993        Sep, In Mexico Raul Salinas lent $29.8 mil for 6 years at 12% to Ricardo Salinas Pliego to buy TV Azteca, Mexico’s 2nd largest network, from the government for $669 mil.
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.D1)(WSJ, 8/7/96, p.A10)

1993        Oct 1, The US federal tax on gasoline was raised to 18.3 cents per gallon.
    (www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/Transportation/trans-24.cfm)
1993        Oct 1, In Petaluma, Ca. 12-year-old Polly Klaas was kidnapped from her bedroom while playing with two girl friends by a knife-wielding intruder; her body was found more than two months later. 60 days later Richard Allen Davis was arrested for the kidnap and murder of Polly. He was later convicted and sentenced to death.
    (SFC, 4/24/96, p.A-1)(AP, 10/1/98)
1993        Oct 1, The Church of Scientology secured tax-exempt status for its main branch in a settlement with the IRS in which it paid $12.5 million. The church agreed to drop thousands of suits against the IRS. The details were only made public in 1997.
    (WSJ, 12/30/97, p.A1)

1993        Oct 2, Henry Ringling North (83), circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), died at a Swiss hospital.
    (http://tinyurl.com/cgbza)
1993        Oct 2, Hundreds of opponents of Russian President Boris Yeltsin battled police in Moscow and set up burning barricades in the biggest clash of Russia's 12-day-old political crisis.
    (HN, 10/2/98)
1993        Oct 2, In Son La, Vietnam, 53 members of the Thai minority died in a mass suicide organized by Ca Van Lieng, leader of a doomsday cult.
    (SFC, 3/27/97, p.A19)

1993        Oct. 3, Eighteen US Rangers and Delta Force specialists died in a botched raid in Somalia and over 70 were wounded. In 1999 Mark Bowden published "Black Hawk Dawn," an account of the failed attempt to capture Mohammed Farrah Aidid. At least 500 Somalis were killed and 1,000 injured.
    (WSJ, 10/23/95, p.A-18)(WSJ, 3/11/99, p.A20)(SFEC, 3/28/99, BR p.3)(SSFC, 12/16/01, p.A1)
1993        Oct 3, President Clinton expressed sorrow at the deaths of American soldiers in Somalia, but reaffirmed that U.S. forces would stay in the African nation.
    (AP, 10/3/98)
1993        Oct 3, Boris Yeltsin declared a state of emergency in Moscow, as fighting erupted in the streets between pro- and anti-Yeltsin forces. 62 people died in the violence, that ended two days later when the rebel vice president and speaker of parliament surrendered. A battle at the TV station Ostankino, Moscow, killed as many as 100 people. Cameraman Rory Peck (b.1956) was shot dead by members of the "Vitez" special forces unit of the Russian Interior Ministry while filming the storming by opposition supporters of the Ostankino TV Center.
    (AP, 10/3/98)(http://tinyurl.com/8cg4r)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Peck)

1993        Oct 4, In Somalia US troops blasted their way out of Bakara Market in Mogadishu and left an estimated 500 Somalis dead. Dozens of cheering, dancing Somalis dragged the body of an American soldier through the streets of Mogadishu.
    (SFC, 5/6/99, p.E4)(AP, 10/4/98)
1993        Oct 4, The Russian White House was shelled. In Moscow, the occupation of the Russian parliament building ended as tanks and paratroopers flushed out hard-line opponents of Boris Yeltsin. Rebel parliamentarians led by Vice  President Alexander Rutskoi and Chairman Ruslan Khasbulatov surrendered after a total of 10 hours. As many as 150 people were killed.
    (HFA, '96, p.40)(AP, 10/4/98)(http://tinyurl.com/8cg4r)

1993        Oct 5, US Army Gen. John Shalikashvili was confirmed by the Senate to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    (AP, 10/5/98)
1993        Oct 5, China set off an underground nuclear blast, ignoring a plea from President Clinton not to do so.
    (AP, 10/5/98)

1993        Oct 6, Basketball superstar Michael Jordan announced his retirement. Jordan attempted a minor-league baseball career, but returned to the Chicago Bulls in March 1995.
    (AP, 10/6/98)
1993        Oct 6, Agnes de Mille (b.1905), US dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma!), died at 88. "Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0210350/)(AP, 1/9/02)
1993        Oct 6, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chief Yasser Arafat held their first official meeting in Cairo, Egypt, to begin work on realizing terms of the Israeli-PLO accord.
    (AP, 10/6/98)

1993        Oct 7, President Clinton ordered more troops, heavy armor and naval firepower to Somalia, but also announced he would pull out all Americans by the end of March 1994.
    (AP, 10/7/98)   
1993        Oct 7, Death claimed actor Cyril Cusack at age 82.
    (AP, 10/7/98)
1993        Oct 7, In Pakistan Benazir Bhutto returned to power after general elections. Nov, Benazir Bhutto was re-elected to office. Murtazza Bhutto, brother of Benazir Bhutto, returned after 16 years in Syria to challenge his sister for the leadership of the ruling party.
    (SFC, 1/30/97, p.A9)(WSJ, 11/5/96, p.A18)

1993        Oct 8, The US government issued a report absolving the FBI of wrongdoing in its 51-day siege and final assault in Texas on the Branch Davidian compound, which went up in flames, killing as many as 85 people. It concluded the department and Attorney General Reno made no mistakes and that the cult bore the blame for the fire that destroyed the compound, killing at least 80 people.
    (AP, 10/8/98)
1993        Oct 8, The UN lifted remaining economic sanctions against South Africa.
    (www.anc.org.za/un/gm-93-94b.html)

1993        Oct 9, Special U.S. envoy Robert Oakley traveled to Somalia in an attempt to revive a tentative peace agreement reached by Somali clan leaders.
    (AP, 10/9/98)

1993        Oct 10, In Greece, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, led by Andreas Papandreou, won a solid majority of seats in parliamentary elections. A handful of dissidents brought down a modernizing ND government in a row over privatization.
    (SFC, 6/23/96, p.B6)(AP, 10/10/98)(Econ, 9/22/07, p.64)       
1993        Oct 10, Thousands of Somalis demonstrated in the capital of Mogadishu to support warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid, an event that coincided with the arrival of special U.S. envoy Robert Oakley.
    (AP, 10/10/98)
1993        Oct 10, In South Korea the Seohae ferry sank killing 292 people.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_the_MV_Seohae)

1993        Oct 11, In Haiti, army-backed toughs prevented American troops from landing as part of a U.N. peace mission and drove away U.S. diplomats waiting to greet the soldiers.
    (AP, 10/11/98)
1993        Oct 11, Yasser Arafat won endorsement for his peace accord with Israel from the Palestine Central Council.
    (AP, 10/11/98)

1993        Oct 12, The Toronto Blue Jays won their second straight American League pennant, defeating the Chicago White Sox in six games.
    (HN, 10/12/98)
1993        Oct 12, Hundreds of militant right-wingers in Haiti cheered as an American warship retreated in a major setback for a U.N. mission to restore democracy.
    (HN, 10/12/98)

1993        Oct 13, The Philadelphia Phillies won the National League pennant, defeating the Atlanta Braves in game six.
    (AP, 10/13/98)
1993        Oct 13, The U.N. Security Council voted to reimpose sanctions on Haiti unless military leaders there stopped violating a U.N.-brokered accord.
    (AP, 10/13/98)

1993        Oct 14, U.S. helicopter pilot Michael Durant and a Nigerian peacekeeper were freed by Somali fighters loyal to Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
    (AP, 10/14/98)
1993        Oct 14, In Haiti, gunmen assassinated Justice Minister Guy Malary, a supporter of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, p.A15)(AP, 10/14/98)

1993        Oct 15, President Clinton sent six warships to the waters off Haiti to enforce trade sanctions in the face of defiant Haitian military rulers.
    (AP, 10/15/98)
1993        Oct 15, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end apartheid.
    (AP, 10/15/98)

1993        Oct 16, The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-5, in game one of the World Series.
    (AP, 10/16/98)
1993        Oct 16, The U.N. Security Council endorsed the deployment of U.S. warships to block arms and oil shipments to Haiti in an attempt to increase pressure on Haiti's military leaders.
    (AP, 10/16/98)

1993        Oct 17, The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4, evening the World Series at one game each.
    (AP, 10/17/98)
1993        Oct 17, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, in a CBS interview, said he would offer legislation restricting President Clinton's authority to send troops to Haiti.
    (AP, 10/17/98)

1993        Oct 18, In California 2 defendants were acquitted of most of the felony charges in the beating of trucker Reginald Denny and other motorists at the start of the 1992 Los Angeles riots; the jury did convict Damian Williams of simple mayhem, Henry Watson of simple assault.
    (AP, 10/18/98)

1993        Oct 19, The Toronto Blue Jays took a 2-1 lead in the World Series by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 10-3.
    (AP, 10/19/98)
1993        Oct 19, The United States intercepted its first ship bound for Haiti since an oil and weapons embargo was reimposed by United Nations.
    (AP, 10/19/98)
1993        Oct 19, Benazir Bhutto was returned to the premiership of Pakistan.
    (AP, 10/19/98)

1993        Oct 20, Toronto took a 3-1 lead in the World Series as the Blue Jays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 15-14.
    (AP, 10/20/98)
1993        Oct 20, The Senate adopted a non-binding resolution saying Congress should give its approval before any U.S. troops were sent to enforce a Bosnian peace accord.
    (AP, 10/20/98)
1993        Oct 20, US Attorney General Janet Reno warned the TV industry to limit violence in programs.
    (AP, 10/20/98)
1993        Oct 20, James Leo Herlihy (b.1927), gay author (Midnight Cowboy), committed suicide in Los Angeles.
    (www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/herlihy.htm)

1993        Oct 21, Gary Kasparov defeated Nigel Short for chess championship.
    (http://quizbowl.stanford.edu/archive/carleton/minn93_carl_maize.txt)
1993        Oct 21, The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 in game five of the World Series; Toronto still led the Series 3-2.
    (AP, 10/21/98)
1993        Oct 21, The Senate rejected curbs on President Clinton's right as commander in chief to send troops to Haiti.
    (AP, 10/21/98)
1993        Oct 21, NATO ministers endorsed a U.S. plan to form limited partnerships with Russia and other former East bloc foes, but stopped short of offering full membership.
    (AP, 10/21/98)
1993        Oct 21, Burundi’s first Hutu president, Melchior Ndadaye, was assassinated by Tutsi soldiers. 5 soldiers were sentenced to death for the murder in 1999. The military coup caused 525,000 Hutu's to flee. Civil war followed and over the next dozen years some 300,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed.
     (SFC,8/22/96, p.E5)(WSJ, 11/15/96, p.A16)(SFEC, 1/12/97,  p.A12)(SFC, 5/15/99, p.A14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi_presidential_election,_1993)(Econ, 4/16/11, p.65)

1993        Oct 22, It was announced President Clinton would fly to Moscow the following January for a summit with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
    (AP, 10/22/98)
1993        Oct 22, A judge in West Palm Beach, Fla., sentenced two white men to life in prison for setting a black tourist on fire.
    (AP, 10/22/98)

1993        Oct 23, The Toronto Blue Jays repeated as baseball champions as they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6, in game six of the World Series.
    (AP, 10/23/03)
1993        Oct 23, An IRA bomb exploded in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing 10 people, including an IRA operative at a fish & chips shop on Shankill Road.
    (AP, 10/23/03)(http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/chron/ch93.htm)

1993        Oct 24, Two George Washington University researchers who had cloned non-viable human embryos told a news conference that science was still far from duplicating human beings. But they urged ethicists to prepare for the future.
    (AP, 10/24/98)

1993        Oct 25, Actor Vincent Price died in Los Angeles at age 82.
    (AP, 10/25/98)
1993        Oct 25, Canada's Liberal Party ended nine years of rule by the Progressive Conservatives in national elections; Liberal leader Jean Chretien became the 20th Prime Minister, succeeding Kim Campbell.
    (CFA, '96, p.81)(AP, 10/25/98)
1993        Oct 25, Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), was murdered.
    (www.hrw.org/reports/1994/WR94/Americas-04.htm)

1993        Oct 26, National Football League owners selected Carolina as the 29th NFL franchise.
     (www.panthers.com/team/history.jsp)
1993        Oct 26, Deborah Gore Dean, a central figure in the Reagan-era HUD scandal, was convicted of 12 felony counts of defrauding the government, taking a payoff and lying to Congress. Dean was later sentenced to three concurrent 21-month prison sentences; however, five of her convictions were later overturned, and Dean has requested a new trial.
    (AP, 10/26/98)   
1993        Oct 26, Harold Rome (b.1908), Broadway composer, lyricist, died. His musicals included Fanny (1954), Destry Rides Again (1959), and I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1962).
    (www.songwritershalloffame.org/exhibit_home_page.asp?exhibitId=238)
1993        Oct 26, In Egypt gunfire at a hotel killed 2 Americans, 1 Frenchman and injured 3 others in Cairo.
    (SFC,11/19/97, p.C2)

1993        Oct 27, President Clinton presented a revised version of his health care reform plan to Congress, urging its passage within a year.
    (AP, 10/27/98)
1993        Oct 27, Brush fires raged across Southern California, destroying several hundred homes.
    (AP, 10/27/98)

1993        Oct 28, Doris Duke (b.1912), the only child of American Tobacco founder James Buchanon, died. She left a fortune to her butler, Bernard Lafferty (d.1996). She left $1.2 billion to her Doris Duke Charitable Foundation which took over management of her Shangri La home in Hawaii. In 2002 it opened as a museum to promote Middle Eastern art and culture. The foundation also bestowed her trove of Southeast Asian artifacts to the Asian Art museum in San Francisco. 
    (SFC, 11/5/96, p.A22)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Duke)(SSFC, 2/25/07, p.G5)(SFC, 10/24/09, p.E1)
1993        Oct 28, A US CIA report mentioned FRAPH and Emmanuel Constant in connection with the killing of Justice Minister Guy Mallory. The report says the Haitian junta’s chief of staff, Gen. Philippe Biamby and his associates coordinated the murder.
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, p.A15)
1993        Oct 28, Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, speaking at the United Nations, called for a trade blockade to Haiti to force out its military leaders.
    (AP, 10/28/98)

1993        Oct 29, President Clinton, speaking at the Kennedy presidential library in Boston, promoted the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying President Kennedy would have supported it.
    (AP, 10/29/98)
1993        Oct 29, A group of U.S. luge athletes was attacked by right-wing skinheads in Oberhof, Germany.
    (AP, 10/29/98)

1993        Oct 30, Martin Fettman, America's first veterinarian in space, chopped the heads off six rats and performed the world's first animal dissections in space, aboard the shuttle Columbia.
    (AP, 10/30/98)
1993        Oct 30, Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, was murdered.
    (http://tinyurl.com/br5h7)

1993        Oct 31, In Oregon 7 men robbed the Oki Semiconductor facility in Portland of microchips valued at several million dollars. There were convicted in 2001 and 4 of the men were sentenced to prison terms in 2002.
    (SFC, 6/29/02, p.A16)
1993        Oct 31, Federico Fellini, Italian film director, died in Rome at age 73. He made some 24 films including "La Strada," "La Dolce Vita," "8 1/2,"  and "Amarcord" through the 50’s and 60’s.
    (WSJ, 4/19/95, p.A-14) (AP, 10/31/98)
1993        Oct 31, Actor River Phoenix died in Los Angeles at age 23.
    (AP, 10/31/98)

1993        Oct, ValuJet Airlines, an aggressive low-fare airline, began operations in a handful of US cities.
    (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)
1993        Oct, John Sculley left Apple Corp. A.C. Markkula became chairman.
    (SFC, 1/24/04, p.A12)
1993        Oct, Heather Catherine Tallchief (21) drove away from the Circus Circus hotel casino in Las Vegas in an armored car with $2.5 million. In 2005 she surrendered and said she had been influenced by her boyfriend Roberto Solis, who remained a fugitive. The 2 had fled to Amsterdam after the heist.
    (SFC, 9/16/05, p.A3)
1993        Oct, Geidar Aliyev was elected president of Azerbaijan with 98.9% of the official vote. The main opposition Popular Front party boycotted the vote.
    (SFC, 12/13/03, p.A20)   
1993        Oct, In Canada Robert Latimer (44), a farmer, killed his disabled 12-year-old daughter, who suffered from cerebral palsy, using exhaust fumes from his pickup truck. He was convicted in 1997 but sentenced to one year in jail and one year probation. In 2001 the Supreme Court upheld his murder conviction.
    (SFC, 12/2/97, p.A12)(SFC, 1/19/01, p.A17)
1993        Oct, In the Central African Republic the first democratic elections (organized with French help) voted Andre Kolingba out of office and elected Ange-Felix Patasse for the presidency. Patasse was a member of the northern Bayas.
    (SFC, 5/22/96, p.A9)(SFC, 12/9/96, p.A22)(WSJ, 1/10/97, p.A10)
1993        Oct, In Greece Andreas Papandreou again led his party to victory and headed the government.
    (SFC, 6/23/96, p.B6)
1993        Oct, Coca-Cola returned to India after a 16-year absence by acquiring soft-drink brands from India’s Parle Group that included Thums Up.
    (WSJ, 5/22/96, p.A-16)(WSJ, 4/29/98, p.B1)
1993        Oct, In South Africa Pres. De Klerk authorized an attack in the Transkei Homeland on a house where arms were allegedly stored. Five youths were killed while asleep by a death squad. He claimed the attack was a military operation but in 1996 Eugene de Kock testified that de Klerk knew that a covert operation would carry out the attack.
    (SFC, 9/19/96, p.A8)

1993        Nov 1, In an address to pediatricians, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton accused insurance companies of waging a deceitful campaign against the administration's health plan.
    (AP, 11/1/98)
1993        Nov 1, The space shuttle Columbia landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, ending a two-week mission.
    (AP, 11/1/98)

1993        Nov 2, The US Senate called for full disclosure of Sen. Bob Packwood's diaries as part of a probe into allegations of sexual harassment and possible criminal wrongdoing by the Oregon Republican.
    (AP, 11/2/98)
1993        Nov 2, Rudolph Giuliani (R) was elected the 107th mayor of NYC. Giuliani defeated New York’s first black mayor, David Dinkins. He became the first Republican mayor in 2 decades and the city’s 107th.
    (SFC, 8/15/97, p.A3)(SFC, 1/2/98, p.A3)(MC, 11/2/01)
1993        Nov 2, Christie Todd Whitman (R) was elected 1st woman governor of NJ.
    (www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/bio/whitman_c.htm)
1993        Nov 2, Fires in Southern California pushed through areas of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, burning 35,000 acres and 200 homes.
    (AP, 11/2/98)
1993        Nov 2, Leon Theremin (97), Russian physicist and inventor of the eerie-sounding theremin instrument, died.
    (ON, 11/01, p.8)

1993        Nov 3, President Clinton joined his wife, Hillary, in attacking the health insurance industry. The lobby, accused by the first lady of lying, unveiled a new TV ad repeating there must be a "better way" than the Clinton health care reform plan.
    (AP, 11/3/98)

1993        Nov 4, The White House challenged Ross Perot to a debate on the North American Free Trade Agreement with Vice President Al Gore; Perot, calling it "a desperate move," quickly accepted.
    (AP, 11/4/98)

1993        Nov 5, Talks on restoring ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power collapsed when military representatives failed to attend.
    (AP, 11/5/98)

1993        Nov 6, Heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield defeated Riddick Bowe in a 12-round fight in Las Vegas; the match was interrupted in the seventh round when an intruder, using a paraglider, tried to fly into the ring.
    (AP, 11/6/98)

1993        Nov 7, President Clinton, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," assailed labor leaders who opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement, accusing them of using "naked pressure" to try to kill the pact.
    (AP, 11/7/98)

1993        Nov 8, Russian President Boris Yeltsin approved a draft constitution that would strengthen executive power; it was ratified in a referendum the following month.
    (AP, 11/8/98)

1993        Nov 9, Vice President Al Gore and Ross Perot debated the North American Free Trade Agreement on CNN's Larry King Live.
    (AP, 11/9/98)
1993        Nov 9, Edward J. Rollins, who had managed New Jersey Governor-elect Christine Todd Whitman's campaign, set off a furor by asserting New Jersey Republicans had paid money to curb black voter turnout, a claim denied by Whitman and later retracted by Rollins.
    (AP, 11/9/98)
1993        Nov 9, In Bosnia after two days of concentrated cannon fire at point-blank range, the bridge at Mostar finally collapsed into the river. Bosnian Serb armed militia (BSA) fired on a school in Sarajevo and 9 children died.
    (www.haverford.edu/relg/sells/killing.html)(www.hri.org/docs/USSD-Rights/93/Bosnia93.html)

1993        Nov 10, "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opened at Minskoff Theater NYC for 223 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4581)
1993        Nov 10, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called "Brady Bill," which called for a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
    (AP, 11/10/98)
1993        Nov 10, A jury in Manassas, Va., acquitted John Wayne Bobbitt of marital sexual assault against his wife, Lorena, who'd sexually mutilated him. Mrs. Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding.
    (AP, 11/10/98)

1993        Nov 11, A bronze statue honoring the more than 11,000 American women who had served in the Vietnam War was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
    (AP, 11/11/98)
1993        Nov 11, Harry R. "Bob" Haldeman (67), White House chief of staff (Nixon), died. [see Nov 12]
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1993        Nov 11, In Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger forces overran Pooneryn army camp. Some 600 servicemen were killed or captured. The army put the rebel death toll at 500.
    (SFC, 7/24/96, p.A9)

1993        Nov 12, Singer Michael Jackson canceled a world tour, citing a dependence on painkillers.
    (AP, 11/12/98)
1993        Nov 12, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago was accused by a former pre-seminary student of sexual abuse supposedly committed more than a decade earlier. (The accuser, Steven J. Cook, later withdrew his charge).
    (AP, 11/12/98)
1993        Nov 12, Former Nixon White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman died in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 67. [see Nov 11]
    (SFC, 11/22/96, p.A4) (AP, 11/12/98)

1993        Nov 13, President Clinton used his weekly radio address to make yet another pitch for the North American Free Trade Agreement, then flew to Memphis, Tenn., where he delivered an anti-crime speech to black ministers at the Temple Church of God in Christ.
    (AP, 11/13/98)
1993        Nov 13, In Peru military officers attempted another coup against Pres. Fujimori.
    (SFC, 9/17/96, p.A11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Fujimori)

1993        Nov 14, Don Shula became the winningest coach in NFL history.
    (http://www.donshula.com/careerhighlights.htm)
1993        Nov 14, Residents of Puerto Rico voted in a plebiscite to maintain the island's existing U.S. commonwealth status, derailing the efforts of those favoring statehood.
    (AP, 11/14/98)

1993        Nov 15, The US State Department announced that Secretary Warren M. Christopher would travel to the Mideast to try to mediate differences between Israel and the PLO.
    (AP, 11/15/98)
1993        Nov 15, A judge in Mineola, N.Y., sentenced Joey Buttafuoco to six months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher, who is serving a prison sentence for shooting and wounding Buttafuoco's wife, Mary Jo.
    (AP, 11/15/98)

1993        Nov 16, The US Senate voted, 69-30, to approve a measure designed to protect people who provide or seek abortions from physical attacks or intimidation by abortion opponents.
    (AP, 11/15/98)
1993        Nov 16, The US Congress enacted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It instructed government officials to bend the rules for persons whose actions are based on their religion. In 1997 the Supreme Court struck down the legislation and said Congress had intruded on the authority of local officials.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_Freedom_Restoration_Act)(SFC, 6/26/97, p.A3)
1993        Nov 16, Russian President Yeltsin shut the Lenin museum.
    (www.centraleurope.org.uk/chron/fsu/1993nov.htm)
1993        Nov 16, Lucia Popp (54), Slovakia-born soprano (Vienna Opera), died in Munich.
    (www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Popp-Lucia.htm)

1993        Nov 17, By a surprisingly wide margin, 234-200, the House of Representatives voted to approve legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement in what was seen as a major political victory for President Clinton.
    (AP, 11/17/98)

1993        Nov 18, The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion facilities, staff and patients.
    (AP, 11/18/98)
1993        Nov 18, NAFTA passed in the US House of Rep.
    (MC, 11/18/01)
1993        Nov 18, American Airlines flight attendants went on strike. They ended their job action four days later.
    (AP, 11/18/98)
1993        Nov 18, Representatives of 21 South African political parties approved a new constitution.
    (AP, 11/18/98)

1993        Nov 19, President Clinton met in Seattle with Chinese President Jiang Zemin.
    (AP, 11/19/98)
1993        Nov 19, The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime measure.
    (AP, 11/19/98)
1993        Nov 19, Kenneth Burke (b.1897), American writer and critic, died. In 2005 David R. Godine/Black Sparrow published “Here & Elsewhere: The Collected Fiction of Kenneth Burke."
    (WSJ, 11/26/05, p.P10)(www.home.duq.edu/~thames/kennethburke/chrono2.htm)

1993        Nov 20, The U.S. Senate ended a filibuster against the Brady Bill, which imposed a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases, and passed it by a 63-36 vote; the Senate also approved legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement, 61-38.
    (AP, 11/20/98)

1993        Nov 21, The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state, 277-153.
    (AP, 11/21/98)
1993        Nov 21, Actor Bill Bixby died in Century City, Calif., at age 59.
    (AP, 11/21/98)
1993        Nov 21, The Neo-fascist MSI won 36% of municipal elections in Rome.
    (www.nationarchive.com/Summaries/v257i0020_07.htm)
1993        Nov 21, Three former Panamanian soldiers were found guilty of involvement in the previously unsolved 1971 murder of Hector Gallego, a Colombian Roman Catholic priest.
    (AP, 11/21/02)

1993        Nov 22, Striking flight attendants at American Airlines called off their four-day job action after President Clinton helped broker an agreement to submit the dispute to binding arbitration.
    (AP, 11/22/98)
1993        Nov 22, Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved the North American Free Trade Agreement.
    (AP, 11/22/98)

1993        Nov 23, President Clinton signed legislation lifting remaining US sanctions against South Africa, and announced an initiative to spur investment in South Africa's black private sector.
    (AP, 11/23/98)
1993        Nov 23, Pres. Clinton signed the “Apology Resolution" to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the January 17, 1893, overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, and to offer an apology to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the US for the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
    (www.hawaii-nation.org/publawsum.html)
1993        Nov 23, Record cold was blamed for at least 34 deaths in parts of Europe and prompted the French army to send out troops to feed the homeless in Paris.
    (AP, 11/23/02)

1993        Nov 24, President Clinton met at the White House with Salman Rushdie, the British author condemned to death by Iran for writing "The Satanic Verses."
    (AP, 11/24/98)
1993        Nov 24, The US Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill. It established a 5-day waiting period for handgun sales.
    (AP, 11/24/98)
1993         Nov 24 Two 11-year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, were convicted of the February murder of 2-year-old James Bulger of Liverpool, England. Shortly after the trial, Lord Taylor of Gosforth, the Lord Chief Justice, ordered that the two boys should serve a minimum of ten years behind bars. Thompson and Venables were released on a “life license" in June 2001, after serving eight years of their life sentence. An injunction remained in force following their release, so that details of their new identities and locations could not be published.
    (AP, 11/24/98)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Bulger)

1993        Nov 25, Violence broke out in the Gaza Strip, a day after Israeli undercover soldiers killed Imad Akel, the head of the military wing of Hamas.
    (HN, 11/25/98)
1993        Nov 25, Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Sedki escaped an attempt on his life when Islamic militants detonated a car bomb near his motorcade. The attack killed a 5-year-old girl. Yasser al-Siri, a member of the "media committee" of the Islamic Jihad, was tried and convicted in absentia for the assassination attempt. Siri fled to the UK and obtained political asylum.
    (HN, 11/25/98)(WSJ, 10/26/01, p.A19)
1993        Nov 25, Anthony Burgess (b.1917) died in London at age 76. He was a British author of 34 books of fiction and 15 of non-fiction as well as plays, librettos and a considerable body of serious. His last book, a novel called "A Dead Man in Deptford," is actually an idiosyncratic biography of Christopher Marlowe. Burgess is best known today for his novel "Clockwork Orange." His final book, "Byrne," was a novel in verse of 8-line stanzas (ottova rima) published in 1997. In 2002 Roger Lewis authored the biography "Anthony Burgess."
    (WSJ, 4/28/95, p.A-8)(SFEC, 9/14/97, BR p.3)(HN, 11/25/98)(FT, 12/14/02, p.IV)

1993        Nov 26, The first session of the US 103rd Congress concluded as lawmakers adjourned for the year.
    (AP, 11/26/98)
1993        Nov 26, A U.S. diplomat was kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen. Government officials negotiate for his release in the first known kidnapping of a diplomat in faction-ridden Yemen.
    (AP, 11/26/02)

1993        Nov 27, In his weekly radio address, President Clinton said enacting comprehensive anti-crime legislation was the first priority for 1994, saying, "We have to be concerned that in both our cities and our rural areas, the value of life has been cheapened."
    (AP, 11/27/98)

1993        Nov 28, Garry Moore (b.Jan 31, 1915) game show and variety show host, died at 78 on South Carolina's Hilton Head island. He was born in Baltimore as Thomas Garrison Morfit. His TV shows included the Garry Moore Show, I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth.
    (AP, 11/28/98)(www.answers.com/topic/garry-moore)
1993        Nov 28, The British government confirmed reports of contacts with the Irish Republican Army that were aimed at ending the violence in British-ruled Northern Ireland.
    (AP, 11/28/98)
1993        Nov 28, Carlos Roberto Reina (1926-2003) was elected president of Honduras with promises to crack down on corruption and reduce the role of the military.
    (AP, 8/20/03)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Roberto_Reina)

1993        Nov 29, Kathleen Willey sought assistance from Pres. Clinton, who allegedly made a sexual advance upon her. She was requesting a job due to her husband’s financial difficulties. It was later learned that her husband committed suicide that same day. Willey later testified that she went to the home of Julie Hiatt Steele after and described to her the experience.
    (SFC, 3/16/98, p.A1)(SFC, 5/5/99, p.A4)
1993        Nov 29, The British government won praise and encouragement in the House of Commons as it defended its secret contacts with the Irish Republican Army.
    (AP, 11/29/98)

1993        Nov 30, President Clinton signed into law the Brady bill, which required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers.
    (AP, 11/30/98)
1993         Nov 30, Authorities in California arrested Richard Allen Davis (b.1954), who confessed to abducting and slaying Polly Klaas (12) of Petaluma. Polly had been abducted from her home on October 1, 1993. On August 5, 1996, Davis was sentenced to death and sent to Death Row in San Quentin State Prison.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Allen_Davis)(AP, 11/30/98)

1993        Nov, The FBI conducted a background check on Anthony Marceca in Texas for his White House job. Marceca was described as "nothing but a blowhard" and "an extremely negative person... very disrespectful and negative about everyone and everything."
    (WP, 6/29/96, p.A14)
1993        Nov, In Algeria an ultimatum issued by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) urged foreigners to leave or be killed. GIA terrorists assassinated Sheikh Mohamed Bouslimani, who was closely associated with Hamas, a more moderate Islamist group, when he agreed to participate in a dialogue with the regime.
    (http://www.emergency.com/algrwarn.htm)
1993        Nov, Wang Zhihua boarded a scheduled flight from Hangzhou to Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province opposite Taiwan. He showed fake explosives to the crew, saying he had a bomb, and forced the plane to fly to Taiwan. In 2008 Wang was returned to China and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
    (AP, 12/5/08)
1993        Nov, In Germany unemployment hit a country record of 3.5 million.
    (http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/germany.htm)
1993        Nov, In India Kiran Bedi, an inspector general of prisons, introduced the Vipassana meditation technique at Tihar Prison. A film was later made called "Doing Time, Doing Vipassana" that demonstrated the technique
    (SFC, 2/19/99, p.E12)
1993        Nov, Jordan held new elections in which each voter has one vote. King Hussein let Islamic parties run for Parliament but rewrote voting rules to limit the number of seats that they could win. This angered the Muslim Brothers who said that the system favors local politicians with tribal ties rather than ideologically based lists. They win only a handful of seats and boycott the next elections.
    (WSJ, 7/3/96, p.A1)(AP, 1/23/13)
1993        Nov, In Russia a replica of the Cathedral of the Ikon of Our lady of Kazan on Red Square was dedicated by Pres. Yeltsin and Orthodox Patriarch Alexei II.
    (AM, Jul/Aug ‘97 p.27)

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