1993 in the United States

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Events from the year 1993 in the United States.


Federal Government[edit]



January 20: Bill Clinton begins his first of two terms as President




April 19: The Waco Siege ends with a deadly fire
April – October: The Great Flood of 1993
  • April–October: The Great Flood of 1993: The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers flood large portions of the American Midwest.
  • April – The Kuwaiti government claims to uncover an Iraqi assassination plot against former U.S. President George H. W. Bush shortly after his visit to Kuwait. Two Iraqi nationals confess to driving a car-bomb into Kuwait on behalf of the Iraqi Intelligence Service.[2]
  • April 9 – The rock band Nirvana plays a benefit concert for the Bosnian rape victims at San Francisco's Cow Palace
  • April 19 – A 51-day stand-off at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ends with a fire that kills 76 people, including David Koresh.
  • April 28 – An executive order requires the United States Air Force to allow women to fly war planes.







  • October 3 – A large scale battle erupts between U.S. forces and local militia in Mogadishu, Somalia; 18 Americans and over 1,000 Somalis are killed.
  • October 8 – David Miscavige announces the IRS has granted full tax exemption to the Church of Scientology International and affiliated churches and organizations, ending the Church's 40-year battle with the IRS and resulting in religious recognition in the United States.
  • October 16 – U.S. President Bill Clinton sends 6 American warships to Haiti, to enforce United Nations trade sanctions against the military-led regime in that country.[5]
  • October 25 – Actor Vincent Price dies of lung cancer.
  • October 27 – Wildfires begin[6] in California which eventually destroy over 16,000 acres (65 km2) and 700 homes.
  • October 31 – Actor River Phoenix dies of drug-induced heart failure on the sidewalk outside the West Hollywood nightclub The Viper Room.






See also: Deaths in 1993

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tributes to Arthur Ashe". The Independent. 8 February 1993. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2002-10-14. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  3. ^ Altman, Lawrence. Virus that caused deaths among Navajos is isolated, New York Times, November 21, 1993.
  4. ^ Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome – United States, 1993, Centers for Disease Control.
  5. ^ Wire services. 6 Warships From US Go To Haiti, October 16, 1993, Milwaukee Sentinel.
  6. ^ Reinhold, Robert.Thousands Flee As Brush Fires Rake California, October 28, 1993,New York Times.

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