CNN Interactive Timeline


Top Stories: May-December, 1995

CNN Interactive's Timeline is our effort to document in depth, detail and with perspective the stories that altered the course of nations, changed peoples' lives and marked a momentous passage in our history. The Rabin assassination, the Bosnian conflict, the Million Man March -- these were some of the extraordinary happenings since we launched in August 1995, and we dedicated special sections to these events. The timeline brings them all together, and will be updated as other major events unfold.

The federal government
shuts down--again

December 18: WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Efforts to end the partial government shutdown before the work week begins failed Sunday as budget negotiators failed to reach an agreement. The result: approximately 260,000 federal workers will stay home Monday until a new stop-gap resolution or a permanent budget is signed into law.

With the stroke of a pen, peace comes to Bosnia

December 14: PARIS (CNN) -- A somber ceremony marked the official beginning of peace in the Balkans Friday as the presidents of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia signed a treaty to end three and a half years of war.

The federal government
shuts down

November 14: WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House ordered the government to shut down Tuesday morning, temporarily dismissing hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay.

Israeli prime minister assassinated

November 4: TEL AVIV, Israel (CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at a peace rally Saturday night in Tel Aviv's Kings Square, a top aide confirmed. He was reportedly shot in the arm and back by a Jewish man in his mid-20s who is allegedly affiliated with right-wing extremist groups.

The million man march

October 16:WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hundreds of thousands of African- American men came to the Washington mall -- some searching for meaning, some to make personal statements. There may have been as many messages as there were participants.

The People vs. O.J. Simpson

October 3: LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Orenthal James Simpson is a free man. He was acquitted Tuesday in the brutal stabbing murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, outside her luxury townhouse on the night of June 12, 1994.

Terror in the heartland

April 19: OKLAHOMA CITY (CNN) -- The following is taken from a 911 call on April 19 in Oklahoma City: "We just had some kind of explosion downtown. About a third of the building has been blown away."


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