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Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a young, unrepentent Israeli. Kobe, Japan reeled from a massive earthquake, and in Africa an Ebola outbreak claimed some 50 lives. O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murder, and generations mourned Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia.

  • Susan Smith
  • Japan quake
  • Internet decency
  • Tokyo gas attack
  • OKC bombing
  • Ebola virus
  • Shannon Faulkner
  • Jerry Garcia dies
  • Simpson acquitted
  • Million Man March
  • Rabin slain


  • Simpson tries on bloody gloves -- June 15, 1995

    At the request of the prosecution, O.J. Simpson tries on a pair of blood-soaked gloves found on his property and at the crime scene. Standing before the jury, the defendant grimaces and says they don't fit. The dramatic demostration bolsters defense allegations that police framed the former football star by planting evidence.

    Simpson tries on the gloves:
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    Simpson acquitted -- October 3, 1995

    A Los Angeles jury acquits O.J. Simpson of murder charges in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpon and her friend Ronald Goldman. The jury, consisting of nine blacks, two whites and a Hispanic member, was sequestered for 266 days, the longest such period in U.S. history. The group reached its not-guilty verdict after three hours of deliberations.

    The verdict is read:
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    Million Man March -- October 16, 1995

    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan leads hundreds of thousands of African-American men to the nation's capital for the Million Man March. The event was promoted as "a holy day of atonement and reconciliation" in which black men would unite and pledge to take responsibility for themselves, their families and their communities. The rally was peaceful and well-attended. The involvement of Farrakhan, whom critics accuse of racism and anti-Semiticism, brought controversy to the event.

    Farrakhan speaks:
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    Rabin slain -- November 4, 1995

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is gunned down and killed after delivering a speech at a peace rally in Tel Aviv. Yigal Amir, a 25-year-old Jewish extremist, is arrested for the shooting. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres takes over as prime minister after the death of the war hero-turned-peace activist.

    Assassination aftermath:
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    The funeral:
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