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1994 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXCIV) was the 94th year of the 20th century. 1994 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Saturday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1994.
News Events of 1994
South Africa holds its first multi-racial elections.
South Africa adopts new flag.
Nelson Mandela elected President of South Africa.
Rwandan genocide: 800,000 Tutsi killed in Rwanda.
Channel Tunnel (Eurotunnel) opens between the UK and France.
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) comes into effect.
The web browser, Netscape Navigator 1.0, is released.
Linux kernel version 1.0.0 released.
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered. O. J. Simpson is later acquitted of their murders in a criminal trial, but then subsequently held liable in a civil lawsuit.
The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
UK introduces the National Lottery.
Sports in 1994
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