1994 in the United States

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Events from the year 1994 in the United States.


Federal Government[edit]






April 22: Former President Richard Nixon dies at 81.





  • August 12 – Woodstock '94 begins in Saugerties, New York. It is the 25-year anniversary of Woodstock in 1969.
  • August 20 – In Honolulu, Hawaii, during a circus international performance, an elephant named Tyke crushes her trainer Allen Campbell to death before hundreds of horrified spectators, at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.
  • August 23 – Eugene Bullard is posthumously commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, 33 years after his death, and 77 years to the day after his rejection for U.S. military service in 1917.



  • October 12 – NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus (the spacecraft presumably burned up in the atmosphere either October 13 or October 14).
  • October 15
    • Iraq disarmament crisis: Following threats by the U.N. Security Council and the U.S., Iraq withdraws troops from its border with Kuwait.
    • After 3 years of U.S. exile, Haiti's president Aristide returns to his country.
  • October 29 – Francisco Martin Duran fires over 2 dozen shots at the White House; he is later convicted of trying to kill President Bill Clinton.
  • October 31 – An American Eagle ATR 72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 64 passengers.


November 8: Republicans gain control of Congress (Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich pictured)





See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Milestones of the U.S. Archival Profession and the National Archives, 1800-2011". U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ari Halberstam Memorial Site". Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "On This Day 1994: Rock musician Kurt Cobain 'shoots himself'". BBC News. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Our Lady of the Angels School Fire, Chicago December 1, 1958 - 2000 Essay Contest 3rd Place". Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mass murderer killed in prison". The Independent. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jeffrey Dahmer, Multiple Killer, Is Bludgeoned to Death in Prison". The New York Times. 29 November 1994. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  7. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_n7_v87/ai_15969799/[dead link]
  8. ^ "Subway Bombing of 1994". Gothamist. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Kevin Poulsen (January 21, 2000). "The case of the kung fu 'phreak'". ZDNet. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

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