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This year in History: Born in 1995 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1995

Events:

January 16   The first episode of Star Trek: Voyager airs.

November 8   Wilhelm Rontgen discovers x-rays when experimenting with electricity

November 22   The movie Toy Story I is released by Pixar studios.

December 7   The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched

December 31   The last strip of the popular comic Calvin and Hobbes is published.

March 22   Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space

April 19   The Oklahoma City bombing - A federal building is bombed killing 168 people.

May 17   Jacques Chirac takes office as President of France, after 18 years as the mayor of Paris.

May 23   Official announcement of the Java programming language.

May 27   Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.

June 25   Andres Galarraga becomes the 4th baseball player to home run in three straight innings.

June 29   For the first time, the NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir space station.

July 31   Disney buys ABC.

September 2   The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland, Ohio.

September 6   Cal Ripken Jr. breaks the record of 2,130 consecutive Major League Baseball games played

September 9   The PlayStation game console is released by Sony in the US

Famous Birthdays:

July 9   Georgie Henley (Actress played Lucy in the Chronicles of Narnia)

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