January was the first month of that common year. The month, which began on a 1995 Sunday, ended on a Tuesday after 31 days.
This is an
archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from January 1995.
January 3, 1995 (Tuesday)
Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry is re-elected to office after an absence of four years. Lawyers for British mass murderer
Fred West ask for her release based on her inability to get a fair trial due to the publicity of her husband's suicide. Two Australian journalists, working for the
British Broadcasting Corporation in Chechnya are held hostage by Russian troops for 24 hours before being released. English bowler, Darren Gough, picks up six wickets against Australia in the Third Test of the Ashes series in Sydney, Australia.
January 4, 1995 (Wednesday)
A seven-week old baby elephant recovers in a Kenyan animal hospital after being injured in a stampede which separated it from its mother.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of York holiday in the Swiss Alps with their children.
January 5, 1995 (Thursday)
Boris Yeltsin orders a halt to the bombing raids on the capital of Chechnya. Prince Charles is photographed kissing his children's nanny on the Swiss ski slopes.
A chemical fire occurs in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines. Policemen led by watch commander Aida Fariscal and investigators find a bomb factory and a laptop computer and disks that contain plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack. The mastermind, Ramzi Yousef, is arrested one month later.
Valeri Polyakov completes 366 days in space while aboard the Mir space station, breaking a duration record.
January 25, 1995 (Wednesday)
Norwegian rocket incident: A rocket launched from the space exploration centre at Andøya, Norway is briefly interpreted by the Russians as an incoming attack.
January 31, 1995 (Tuesday)
U.S. President Bill Clinton invokes emergency powers, to extend a $20 billion loan to help Mexico avert financial collapse.
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