January 21, 2022

1995 was a free year.



January 1 - Austria, Finland and Sweden become members of the European Union. January 1 - A four-month truce enters into force in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the mediation of former US President Jimmy Carter. January 17 - An earthquake shakes the greater Japanese city of Kobe, killing more than 6,400 people and causing $ 85.5 billion in damage. January 30 - A car bomb blast kills at least 20 people and injures about 60 in one of the most severe attacks during a three-year insurgency by Islamic extremists in Algeria.


February 25 - After the loss of about a billion dollars caused by the dealer Nick Leeson on the stock exchange in Singapore, the London bank "Bering", one of the oldest and most reputable British banks, went bankrupt.


March 7 - First Chechen War: Russians conquer Grozny (see Battle of Grozny). March 15 - Astronaut Norman Tagard becomes the first American to fly into space with a Russian rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. March 20 - Members of the Japanese religious sect Aum Shinrikyo released nerve gas into the Tokyo subway, killing 12 people and injuring more than 5,500. March 22 - Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov returns to Earth after 437 days spent on the Mir space station, setting a record for the longest space flight.


April 19 - A bomb blast in front of a nine-story federal building in Oklahoma City kills 168 and injures more than 400.


May 1 - In Operation Flash, Croatia occupies Western Slavonia, which had been part of the RSK until then, expelling about 18,000 Serbs from the area. May 2 - Six people were killed and 176 wounded when Krajina Serb missiles hit central Zagreb. May 25 - During the massacre at the Tuzla Gate, a grenade killed 71 people.


June 2 - The Army of the Republika Srpska shot down an American F-16 plane that was patrolling the no-fly zone over Bosnia and Herzegovina. June 18 - Republika Srpska Army forces release the last of 372 peacekeepers in Bosnia held hostage since late May, following a NATO plane attack on Serb positions near Pale. June 19 - Chechnya

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