Historical Events of 1992

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Can you answer these questions about historical events that occurred in 1992?

Updated Feb 9, 2015

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January 1This man replaced Javier Pérez de Cuéllar as UN Secretary General.
January 27This large US department store files for bankruptcy.
February 1George Bush and Boris Yeltsin declare a formal end to this decades-long conflict.
February 27In New Mexico, a 79 year old Stella Liebeck is scalded by spilling this at a McDonalds and sues.
March 25Pakistan beats England for its first win in this sport's World Cup.
March 30This 1991 film staring Jodie Foster wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
April 9This former Panamanian dictator was convicted in the United States on drug charges.
April 11This entertainment company opens a European theme park in Paris.
April 29Race riots erupt in this US city after four police officers are acquitted of beating Rodney King.
May 18This amendment to the US Constitution, concerning Congressional pay raises, is enacted.
May 22Johnny Carson hosts this TV show for the last time.
June 22One of two skeletons found in Yekaterinburg is determined to be this Tsar.
July 5This man beats Goran Ivanišević to win the 106th Wimbledon.
July 25The 1992 Summer Olympics begin in this Spanish city.
August 12This avant garde composer, famed for his 4'33'', dies at 79.
August 22South Florida is hit by this hurricane, causing almost 27 billion dollars of damage.
September 12Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman in space riding on this shuttle.
October 10A rally in Washington, DC reveals the NAMES Project quilt commemorating victims of this disease.
October 12Guatemalan Rigoberta Menchú wins this award for her work in helping indigenous Americans.
November 3This Arkansas governor is elected President of the United States.
November 20This British castle in Berkshire is damaged in a fire.
November 25The parliament of this country decides to split the nation into two.
December 12This type of natural disaster kills over 2,500 people in Flores, Indonesia.
December 17Canada, the United States, and Mexico sign this economic agreement.

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