“Frankly, I’m fed up with politicians in Washington lecturing the rest of us about family values. Our families have values. But our government doesn’t.” – Bill Clinton
Events • Truck bomb devastates Oklahoma City Federal Building, killing 168 people • Syria has peace talks with Israel • U.S. imposes economic sanctions against Iran • U.S. pulls out of Somalia • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan, killing 6,433 people • Terrorists release Sarin nerve Gas at Kasumigaseki station killing 12 and
sending over 5,000 to hospital • Riots break out in Brixton, London • Russia is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, killing at least 2,000 people • Heat wave strikes the midwest with temperatures above 104°F for five straight days. At least 3,000 people die • The New York Times and Washington Post publish the Unibombers 35,000-word manifesto
• Volcanic eruption on the island of Montserrat • Bosnian Serbs take control of Srebrencia from peacekeeping forces
and conduct the worst case of ethnic cleansing since WWII, killing 7,000 Muslim men and raping 100s of Muslim women • NATO bombing campaign against Serbs leads to peace agreement • The Ebola virus kills 244 Africans • Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is mortally wounded by a right-wing Israeli gunman • O.J. Simpson found innocent. • Federal workers sent home when there is no money to pay them during budget deadlock • Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for the fi rst time
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• The 55 MPH speed limit is ended • Nerve gas put in Tokyo subway injures thousands • Steve Fossett becomes the fi rst fi rst to make a solo floright across the Pacific in a hot air balloon • MLB players end a 232-day strike • Megan’s Law is passed, helping make people aware of convicted sex offenders in their neighborhoods
Cost of Living Average cost of new house $113,150 Average income per year $35,900 Average monthly rent $550 Cost of a gallon of gas $1.09 U.S. postage stamp 32 cents Average cost of new car $15,500 Loaf of bread $2.02 Ground coffee $4.07 lb.
arrives at the planet Jupiter • DVD, optical disc storage media format, is announced. • In southern France a network of caves are discovered that contain paintings and engravings that are 17,000 to 20,000 years old.
Die Hard With a Vengeance Braveheart
American rock band Grateful Dead announce break up
Supergrass Deep Blue Something Weezer Smashing Pumpkins Rage Against The Machine Van Halen Whitney Houston Mariah Carey Alanis Morissette
Popular Films Toy Story, fi rst ever wholly computer generated fi lm Batman Forever Apollo 13 Jumanji
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Published on May 18, 2012