1995 History

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1995 A Car Bomb devastates Oklahoma City Federal Building, after a NATO bombing campaign against Serb artillery the Balkans War comes to an end and a cease fire is agreed. In technology Javascript is seen and used for the first time ( only 10 years later very few web sites do not have some form of Javascript running ).

Cost of Living 1995

How Much things cost in 1995
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.81%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 5117
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 8.50%
Average Cost of new house $113,150.00
Average Income per year $35,900.00
Average Monthly Rent $550.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.09
US Postage Stamp 32 cents
Average cost of new car $15,500.00
Loaf of Bread $2.02
Ground Coffee per LB $4.07
Loaf of Bread $1.15
Dozen Eggs 87 cents

What Events Happened in 1995

  • Truck Bomb devastates Oklahoma City Federal Building killing 168 people
  • Syria has Peace talks with Israel
  • US Imposes economic sanctions against Iran
  • US pulls out of Somalia
  • Nigeria Expelled from Commonwealth due to Human Rights Abuses
  • United Nations intervenes in Bosnian Civil War and cease fire after peace agreement War ends
  • 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
  • The United Kingdom's oldest investment banking firm, Barings Bank collapses after a securities broker Nick Leeson has lost $1.4 billion by speculating on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions
  • Russia is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake killing at least 2000 people
  • An unprecedented heat wave strikes the Midwestern United States Temperatures exceed 104°F in the afternoon for 5 straight days. At least 3000 people die, 750 in Chicago, Illinois alone.
  • Volcanic eruption in the island of Montserrat
  • Bosnian Serbs Take control of the City Srebrenica from Peacekeeping forces and perform the worst case of Ethnic Cleansing since the second World War killing 7,000 Muslim men and raping hundreds of Muslim Women.
  • NATO bombing campaign against Serb artillery positions in Bosnia Leads to a Peace agreement
  • The Ebola virus kills 244 Africans in Kikwit, Zaire in Central Africa.
  • Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is mortally wounded by a right-wing Israeli gunman.
  • OJ Simpson is found innocent
  • Federal workers were sent home when there is no Money to Pay Federal Workers during budget deadlock
  • Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for the first time
  • Nerve Gas put in Tokyo Subway injures thousands
  • Steve Fossett Becomes the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a hot air balloon
  • Major League Baseball players end a 232-day strike

Popular Culture 1995

Popular Films

  • Toy Story, first ever wholly computer generated film
  • Batman Forever
  • Apollo 13
  • Pocahontas
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
  • GoldenEye
  • Casper
  • Jumanji
  • Die Hard With a Vengeance
  • Braveheart

Popular Musicians

  • Supergrass
  • Deep Blue Something
  • Weezer
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • Van Halen
  • Whitney Houston
  • Mariah Carey
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Madonna
  • Garth Brooks
  • Blues Traveler
  • Janet Jackson

Technology 1995

  • Windows 95 released by Microsoft
  • JavaScript was first introduced and deployed
  • Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space.
  • The US Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir space station for the first time
  • 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.

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