1997

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November 30, 2021

1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman numerals) is a year of the 20th century.

Events

January

January 8: the Principality of Monaco begins the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the reign of the Grimaldi family, who conquered power over the territory in 1297 with the Guelph Francesco Grimaldi (sovereignty officially recognized by the King of France Charles VIII in 1489). 12 January - Piacenza: the ETR 460 "Pendolino" derails at the entrance of the same station causing 8 deaths and 29 injuries. In the middle of the convoy is also the former President of the Republic Francesco Cossiga, so many think it is an attack. Currently, the even more credible hypothesis, thanks to the disappearance of the drivers, remains the technical failure. January 14: some Greek archaeologists claim to have discovered the remains of what could be Aristotle's Lyceum in Athens. January 18 - Rwanda: Hutu militia members kill 6 Spanish rescue workers and 3 soldiers. January 19 - Palestine: Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and participates in the celebrations for the annexation of the city to the West Bank. January 20 - USA: Bill Clinton begins his second term as President of the United States of America. January 22 - USA: Madeleine Albright is the first woman to be named Secretary of State of the United States of America. January 27: French museums are revealed to have over 2,000 pieces stolen by the Nazis. January 31: Final Fantasy VII is released in Japan.

February

February 4th On their way to Lebanon, two transport helicopters collided and killed 73 people Serbian President Slobodan Milošević acknowledges the victory of the opposition in the previous November elections. February 22 the success of the first cloning of a mammal from cells of an adult individual, Dolly the sheep, is announced. at the 47th edition of the Italian Song Festival the Jalisse triumph with Fiumi di parole. 24 February: the first SMS Provider in the world is opened in Italy. February 27: Divorce becomes legal in the Republic of Ireland. February 28: North Hollywood Shooting: A pair of robbers and police clash after a bank robbery in Los Angeles.

March

March 4 - United States: President Bill Clinton bans federal funding for any human cloning research. March 6 - Sri Lanka: Tamil Tigers occupy a military base and kill more than 200 people. March 9 - celebrated rapper Notorious B.I.G. is murdered in Los Angeles. March 10 - United States: The WB broadcasts Welcome to College, the first episode of the first season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. March 11 - Japan: Tokaimura nuclear accident: about forty workers are exposed to radioactivity. March 13 India: missionaries of charity choose sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Phoenix: Lights appear over the city arousing the curiosity of over 10,000 people. March 18 - Russia: all 50 people aboard an Antonov An-24 are killed in a plane crash near the city of Cherkessk. March 22 Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth. Tara Lipinski, 14, becomes the youngest woman to win the world championship in figure skating. March 24: Los Angeles: British Anthony Minghella's The English Patient is the winner of the 69th edition of the Oscars with nine awards, including best picture and director. March 26: 39 members of the Heaven's Gate sect kill themselves together. March 28 - Canale d'Otranto: the Albanian patrol boat Kater i Rades sinks after a collision with an Italian Navy corvette: 81 people die. 31 March Martina Hingis becomes the youngest number one in tennis history at just 16 years old. UK:

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