1995

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January 21, 2022

1995 was a free year.

Events

January

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

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

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

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

May

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.

Jun

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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