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Bill Clinton (Born Aug. 19, 1946 in Hope, Ark.) 42nd President of the United States

“Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: there are a lot of people under you, but none of them are listening.”

1994 Dodge Viper

— Bill Clinton

Al Gore (Born March 31, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) 45th Vice President of the United States

World events

• Intermittent Civil War in Rwanda between majority Hutus and minority Tutsis after assassination of President estimates of 1/2 million people killed in civil wars • Nelson Mandella becomes president of South Africa • Channel Tunnel opened between England and France • 48 members of the Order of the Solar Tradition Cult commit suicide to escape the hypocrisies and oppression of this world • PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Palestine after 27 years in exile • Ferry Estonia sinks in the Baltic

Sea off coast of Finland killing over 900 • The Achille Lauro is destroyed in a fire off the coast of Somalia • The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull • Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty • The IRA announces a complete cessation of military operations • Outbreak of the Ebola virus in Zaire

• NAFTA begins • Violent wildfires destroy 286,000 acres in Montana

Sports

U.S. news

• Tonya Harding wins the national Figure Skating title but is stripped of her title following an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan • First genetically engineered tomatoes available • Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake hits San Fernando Valley • OJ Simpson flees police in his white Ford Bronco • MLB players begin 232-day strike • Orange County, Calif. files for bankruptcy protection • The Whitewater scandal investigation begins

• Superbowl XXVIII, Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 • NBA Finals, Houston Rockets 4, New York Knicks 3

Technology

• World’s first satellite digital television service launched • Netscape Navigator released, quickly becomes market leader for browsing the web • Java programming language released • Scientists estimate the oldest Europeans at 500,000 years old • The Channel Tunnel, which took 15,000 workers over seven years to complete, and is 31 miles long joining France and England, opens

Popular culture

• Lisa Marie Presley marries Michael Jackson • Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1994 Ferrari F355

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