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  • January 14 - FROLINAT is dissolved.
  • February 12 - James Bulger is abducted, tortured and killed by two 10-year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables in Liverpool, England in United Kingdom
  • February 26 - Pakistani terrorist Ramzi Yousef detonates a truck bomb below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing 6 people and injuring over a thousand.
  • April 19 - David Koresh, leader of the Branch Davidians, is killed during the ATF's siege on his compound in Waco, Texas.
  • April 25 - The State of Eritrea is declared, officially making Eritrea de jure independent from Ethiopia. Isaias Afewerki is named president.
  • May 1 - Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated in Colombo during a suicide bombing perpetrated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which also kills 17 other people.
  • June 23 - Lorena Bobbitt cuts off her husband's penis with a knife while he was asleep in bed.
  • July 8 - Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines is launched.
  • August 4 - The Arusha Accords are signed by Juvénal Habyarimana and Paul Kagame, ending the Rwandan Civil War.
  • September 13 - The First Intifada ends following the signing of the Oslo Accords.
  • October 1 - Polly Klaas is kidnapped at knifepoint during a slumber party at her mother's home in California, She was later strangled by Richard Allen Davis.
  • October 21 - Burundian President Melchior Ndadaye is assassinated by Tutsi hardliners within the Burundian army during a failed coup attempt. Beginning of the Burundian Civil War.
  • October 22 - Ange-Félix Patassé is elected President of the Central African Republic.
  • October 23 - Irish Republican Army members Thomas Begley and Sean Kelly bomb a chip shop in Belfast, killing Begley along with eight civilians and one member of the UDA.
  • October 30 - Members of the Ulster Defence Association open fire on civilians in a crowded pub during a Halloween party, killing eight and wounding nineteen. The attack, known as the Greysteel massacre, was done out of revenge for the Shankhill Road bombing.
  • November 17 - Nigerian Minister of Defence Sani Abacha forces interim president Ernest Shonekan to resign, and assumes the mantle of head of state.
  • December 14 - Nathan Dunlap commits a mass shooting at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in Aurora, Colorado that he was formerly an employee of, killing four people and seriously injuring one other.
  • December 31 - Trans man Brandon Teena, along with Lisa Lambert & Phillip DeVine, is raped and murdered by John Lotter and Tom Nissen.


Villain births

Victim births

  • June 5 - Breonna Taylor
  • June 26 - Matthew Eubanks


Villain deaths

Victim deaths

  • January 28 - Martin McNamee
  • February 12 - James Bulger
  • March 10 - David Gunn
  • March 27 - Charlie Keever & Jonathan Sellers
  • May 1 - Ranasinghe Premadasa
  • June 28 - Eileen Sarmenta & Allan Gomez
  • October 1 - Polly Klaas
  • October 21 - Melchior Ndadaye
  • December 31 - Brandon Teena, Lisa Lambert, & Phillip DeVine