7 key events of 1995

  1. Formation of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

    On January 1, 1995, the World Trade Organization was officially established, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

  2. Oklahoma City Bombing

    On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, resulting in the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history at that time.

  3. End of Apartheid in South Africa

    In 1995, South Africa marked the official end of apartheid with the country’s first fully representative democratic elections, and Nelson Mandela became the first black president.

  4. Launch of Windows 95

    On August 24, 1995, Microsoft released Windows 95, a significant operating system that introduced key features like the Start menu and plug and play capabilities.

  5. Dayton Agreement and End of Bosnian War

    The Dayton Agreement, signed on December 14, 1995, brought an end to the Bosnian War and established the framework for peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  6. Launch of the Hubble Space Telescope’s WFPC2

    In December 1993 (widely publicized in 1995), the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was installed, significantly improving Hubble’s imaging capabilities.

  7. World’s First Wiki, WikiWikiWeb

    In 1995, programmer Ward Cunningham launched the first wiki, WikiWikiWeb, enabling collaborative editing and laying the foundation for online collaboration.

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