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Events in 1995
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|16 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|19 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1415 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|31 January:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dog makes way for the Year of the Pig.|
|18 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|22 March:|| ||Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns to Earth in Soyuz TM-20 after spending a record 437 days 18 hours in space aboard the Mir space station.|
|15 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|16 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|27 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|11 May:|| ||The United Nations decide with a great majority to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and unconditionnally.|
|23 May:|| ||The Java computer programming language is released.|
|4 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|14 July:|| ||Developers of a MPEG Layer 3 audio compression program at the Fraunhofer Society create the .mp3 filename extension.|
|16 July:|| ||Online retailer Amazon.com is founded by Jeff Bezos in his garage in Seattle.|
|19 September:|| ||The New York Times and The Washington Post publish the “Unabomber Manifesto” to satisfy the demands of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.|
|4 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|5 October:|| ||At the French Haute-Provence Observatory Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz of the University of Geneva discover the first exoplanet orbiting a sunlike star 51 Pegasi b, nicknamed Bellerophon after the Greek hero who tamed Pegasus, fifty lightyears away in the constellation of Pegasus.|
|1 November:|| ||Negotiations begin in Dayton, Ohio, to end the Bosnian War.|
|13 November:|| ||“GoldenEye”, the seventeenth James Bond film introducing Pierce Brosnan as the fictional secret agent, is premiered at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.|
|14 December:|| ||The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris, ending three and a half years of hostilities in the Bosnian War.|
|16 December:|| ||The European Council, meeting in Madrid, decides the name for the planned European currency will be “euro”.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1995
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Time Man of the Year.Gladwyn Jebb, Bob Hope, Albert Broccoli, Gerald Ford, Kees Stip, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1995 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1899, 1905, 1911, 1922, 1933, 1939, 1950, 1961, 1967, 1978 and 1989 in the century before it and 2006, 2017, 2023, 2034, 2045, 2051, 2062, 2073, 2079 and 2090 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1995 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 April 2018.