1992 in the United States

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Events from the year 1992 in the United States.

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  • April 2 – In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of the murder of mob boss Paul Castellano and of racketeering, and is later sentenced to life in prison.
  • April 6 – Microsoft releases Windows 3.1.
  • April 8 – Former tennis player Arthur Ashe, 48, announces that he is suffering from the AIDS virus, which he is believed to have contracted from a blood transfusion during heart surgery in 1983. He was diagnosed with HIV more than three years ago.[1]
  • April 9 – A Miami, Florida jury convicts former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega of assisting Colombia's cocaine cartel.
  • April 13 – The Chicago Flood occurs.
  • April 25 – The 7.2 Mw Cape Mendocino earthquake shook the north coast of California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), causing $48.3–75 million in losses and 98–356 injuries. This was the first instrumentally recorded event that showed shallow angle thrust movement on the southern Cascadia Subduction Zone. Two triggered strike-slip events caused additional destruction the following day.
  • April 29–May 4 – In Simi Valley, California, a jury acquits four LAPD police officers accused of excessive force in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, causing the 1992 Los Angeles riots and leading to 53 deaths and $1 billion in damage.

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August[edit]

August 24–28: Hurricane Andrew
  • August 11 – The largest shopping mall in the US, Minnesota's Mall of America is constructed on 78 acres (316,000 m²).
  • August 20 – The Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas renominates U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle. Pat Buchanan, one of Bush's opponents in the primaries, delivers a controversial convention speech, in which he refers to a "religious war" in the country.
  • August 21–22 – Events at Ruby Ridge, Idaho are sparked by a Federal Marshal surveillance team, resulting in the death of a Marshal, Sam Weaver and his dog and the next day the wounding of Randy Weaver, the death of his wife Vicki and the wounding of Kevin Harris.
  • August 24–28 – Hurricane Andrew hits south Florida and dissipates over the Tennessee valley, killing 65 and causing US$26.5 billion in damage.

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November[edit]

November 3: Bill Clinton elected U.S. president

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Full date unknown[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The News-Journal - Google News Archive Search". google.com. 
  2. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (3 July 1992). "Unemployment Up Sharply, Prompting Federal Reserve to Cut Its Key Lending Rate". New York Times. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Schmalz, Jeffrey (1992-11-04). "THE 1992 ELECTION - THE NATION'S VOTERS - Clinton Carves a Wide Path Deep Into Reagan Country - NYTimes.com". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 

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