Nelson Mandela is sworn in as South Africa's first black president.
Israeli-PLO accord on limited Palestinian self-rule in Gaza and Jericho.
California excludes illegal immigrants from public services such as schools and hospitals with Proposition 187.
Congressional health-care reform debates end.
Christian Coalition gains control of Republican party in several states.
Somalia intervention ends.
Group of seven (G-7) nations meet in Naples.
Stephen G. Breyer joins Supreme Court.
Republican victory in 1994 elections.After thousands of Cuban immigrants prompt President Clinton to warn of a "refugee crisis," Cuban president Fidel Castro and Clinton collaborate on a refugee policy.
U.S. Troops are sent to Haiti to oversee the peaceful transfer of power between the Haitian military and democratically elected president Jean Bertrand Aristide.
Earthquake hits Los Angeles, kills more than sixty people and leaves 25,000 homeless (January 17).