This is a list of important events the occured during 1992. Exact dates
are listed when known.
- Night Tracks cancellation
Night Tracks final airing May 30, 1992
- LA Riots
Rodney King was beaten badly by police officers in L.A when resisting arrest in 1991. Unknown to the police, there was somebody filming it in the bushes. The police officers were handed a verdict of not guilty by the first review board. This caused racial riots to break out in south central L.A. and led to several days of rioting.
- Bosnia and Hercegovina Secede from Yugoslavia
April 1992, pretty much leaving Serbia and Macedonia as the last provinces of Yugoslavia
- Peace in El Salvador
In February, El Salvador signed peace agreements between the leftist rebels and the rightist government. Open elections followed two years later.
- Quebec votes to remain part of Canada
Quebec had been campaigning for many years to become independent, but the vote fell short of what was needed for the change to happen.
- Largest shopping mall in the US is constructed
Minnesota's Mall of America, 78 acres, with the largest indoor amusement park
- Nicoderm, first nicotine transdermal patch
The first patch for smokers to quit smoking...
- John Gotti is Convicted
Guilty on 13 counts, including racketeering and murder. The "Teflon Don" was convicted primarily on testimony by a close member of his crime syndicate, "Sammy the Bull" Gravano.
- Congress Bank Check Fiasco
The congress voted in October to close the US House of Representatives Bank, the only clients were the congressmen. Over 8000 bad checks had been written by the members of the bank. They also owed over 300,000 in the House restaurant.
- Hurricane Andrew hits Florida
Killing 14, it left 250,000 people homeless, and was one of the costliest hurricanes in history.
- Johnny Carson leaves the Tonight Show
Bette Midler was his his last guest, Jay Leno was his replacement. David Letterman then left for CBS and beat him in ratings for a year or so.
- Amy Fisher pleads guilty
Amy Fisher plead guilty to shooting her lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco. "The Long Island Lolita" was a 16 year old at the time, which lead to Joey Buttafuoco being convicted on statutory rape charges.
- Mike Tyson is found guilty of rape
In July Tyson was sentenced for 6 years for raping 18 year old Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington.
- Brazil president resigns
Impeachment precedings helped to force the corrupt president out of power, after charges that he stole more than million from the government.
- Fire at Windsor Castle
- British Monarchy Divorces
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorced first, then Princess Anne divorced her husband. The final and most noticeable divorce was Princess Di and Prince Charles.
- First Black Female Astronaut.
Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes the first African-American woman astronaut, spending more than a week orbiting Earth in the space shuttle Endeavor.
- The 1992 World Series
For the first time in world series history the banner flew north of the border as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves in 6 games.
- Passage of the 27th Amendment
Said that Congress could not receive an approved raise until the next election, thus giving the people the opportunity to determine whose salary they would be paying with their tax dollars.
- Whisper of AIDS
Mary Fisher gave her famous AIDS speech on August 19, 1992 in Houston, Texas at the Republican National Convention.
- Mall Of America Opens
The Mall Of America opens this year with about 10,000 employes waiting to go to work.The mall is the biggest one in America. It is on 78 acres of land, and all most 300-1000 stores inside. (Along with amusement park,and a aquarium).
- Eric Clapton Goes Unpluged
On of Eric Clapton's most famous albums.
- US/UN Humanitarian Invasion of Somalia
US led invasion of Somalia to stop a country-wide famine that was caused by civil war and internal warlords. US/Un backed forces would withdraw in 1993
- Metallica is on Fire...Literally
While Performing "Fade to Black" in Montreal, Metallica's guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield stepped into a twelve foot flame and was then taken to a nearby hospital. The band did not continue the performance
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