1993 History

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1993 For the first time Islamic Fundamentalists bomb World Trade Center. A devastating tsunami, caused by an earthquake off Hokkaido, Japan kills 202 on the small island of Okushiri. The ever popular Beanie Babies are launched . In technology the first bagless vacuum cleaner is invented and Intel introduces the Pentium Processor.

Cost of Living 1993

How Much things cost in 1993
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.96%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 3654
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 6.00%
Average Cost of new house $113,200.00
Average Income per year $31,230.00
Average Monthly Rent $532.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.16
Movie Ticket $4.14
Average cost of new car $12,750.00
Loaf of Bread $1.57
Tuition to Harvard University $23,514.00

What Events Happened in 1993

  • Bill Clinton President of the United States
  • Islamic Fundamentalists bomb World Trade Center
  • Ferry in Haiti sinks - over 1000 die
  • Several bombs explode in Bombay, India killing about 300
  • Severe Blizzard strikes the eastern U.S., bringing record snowfall and other severe weather all the way from Cuba to Québec
  • A magnitude 7.8 earthquake off Hokkaido, Japan launches a devastating tsunami, killing 202 on the small island of Okushiri, Hokkaido
  • Earthquake centered on Killari, Maharashtra, India kills nearly 10,000 people.
  • Fighting occurs between Muslims and Croats in Bosnia
  • The United Nations sets up safe haven for Muslim Refugees in Srebrenica in Bosnia
  • The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
  • EU Farmers protest the reduction in agricultural subsidies due to Maastricht Treaty
  • In the United Kingdom, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the child murder of 2-year-old James Bulger of Liverpool
  • Earthquake hits Flores, Indonesia - 2200 dead
  • A report states 2.5 million people in Europe are homeless
  • Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public
  • The IRA explodes a massive bomb in a parked Van in Bishopsgate in the heart of the City of London
  • An anti-abortion activist murders a doctor outside an abortion clinic
  • Russian Nuclear Accident at Tomask 7
  • Ben Johnson, is banned from athletics for life
  • The US and Soviet Union sign Start II reducing nuclear warheads by 3,500 each
  • Harley Davidson Motorcycles are 90 years old
  • Ty Warner USA launches the first Beanie Babies
  • Worst Brush Fires in Australian History destroy the world's second largest national park Royal National Park
  • Slovakia Gains Independence when Czechoslovakia divides into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Two former police officers are convicted of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King.

Popular Culture 1993

  • The satirical British magazine Punch publishes it's final issue after 150 years due to falling sales and subscriptions

Popular Films

  • Jurassic Park
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • The Fugitive
  • The Firm
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Indecent Proposal
  • In the Line of Fire
  • The Pelican Brief
  • Schindler's List
  • Cliffhanger
  • Philadelpha
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Popular Musicians

  • Janet Jackson with "That's The Way Love Goes"
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • Garth Brooks
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Phil Collins
  • UB40
  • Radiohead
  • Aerosmith
  • Madonna
  • Rod Stewart with "Have I told You Lately"
  • Mariah Carey with "Dream Lover"
  • Nirvana
  • Whitney Houston with "I Will Always Love You"
  • Meat Loaf
  • The Proclaimers
  • R.E.M.
  • Garth Brooks
  • Alice in Chains

Technology 1993

  • The Pentium microprocessor introduced by Intel.
  • Windows NT 3.1 released by Microsoft
  • The World Wide Web was born at CERN
  • Dyson sells the first bagless cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner
  • World Health Organization W.H.O. estimates 14 million people worldwide infected with the AIDS Virus
  • The Debian GNU/Linux distribution is founded by Ian Murdock.
  • Federal Agents raid religious cult Waco, Texas
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour mission to repair an optical flaw in the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • The first cloning of a Human Embryo by 2 American Scientists.
  • US Drops SDI initiative
  • US and Russia sign the Start II treaty calling for bilateral reduction of strategic nuclear weapons

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