This Day in History

The Return of “The Scream”

The Edvard Munch’s iconic painting “The Scream” was recovered on May 7, 1994, after having been stolen from the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway, during the 1994 Winter Olympics. The painting’s theft and subsequent recovery captivated the world, highlighting issues of art security and the enduring value and vulnerability of cultural artifacts. “The Scream,” emblematic […]

Paula Jones Files a Lawsuit Against President Bill Clinton

Paula Jones accused President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment on May 6, 1994, allegations stemming from an incident she claimed occurred in 1991 while Clinton was the Governor of Arkansas. This lawsuit opened a highly publicized legal battle that would eventually lead to broader investigations, culminating in the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998. The […]

Former President Richard Nixon Passes Away

Former President Richard Nixon, a figure whose career was marked by significant achievements and overshadowed by the controversy of the Watergate scandal, passed away on April 22, 1994. Nixon’s complex legacy includes landmark foreign policy initiatives, such as opening diplomatic relations with China and détente with the Soviet Union, as well as domestic policies that […]

Tragic Prelude to Genocide in Rwanda

Violence erupts in Rwanda as ethnic tensions between the Hutu majority and Tutsi minority escalate, foreshadowing the devastating genocide that would unfold in the coming months. The outbreak of violence, marked by mass killings and widespread atrocities, sets the stage for one of the darkest chapters in modern African history, leaving a legacy of trauma […]

Death of Grunge Rock Icon Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain, the influential frontman of the grunge rock band Nirvana, dies by suicide at the age of 27 in Seattle, Washington, sending shockwaves through the music world. Cobain’s untimely death marks the end of an era in alternative rock music and leaves a profound impact on his fans and fellow musicians, highlighting the complexities […]

Church of England Ordains First Female Priests 

On March 12th, 1994, the Church of England took a historic step by ordaining its first female priests, paving the way for greater gender equality within the clergy. The move marked a significant shift in the traditionally male-dominated institution and was celebrated as a milestone for women’s rights in religious leadership roles.

Sinking of MS Estonia

MS Estonia, a passenger and car ferry, sank in the Baltic Sea killing more than 800 passengers. It is considered to be the worst maritime peace-time disaster of the 20th century.