Leap-frogging through history with the Toadies

August: Toadies release Interscope Records debut Rubberneck.

Aug. 31: The Wonderbra is introduced.
Sept. 14: Baseball owners and players can't resolve labor issues, forcing an early end to the season--and the cancellation of the World Series for the first time.

September: E.R. debuts on NBC; Chicago Hope premieres on CBS.
Nov. 1: Chicago Bulls retire Michael Jordan's number 23.
Nov. 5: George Foreman, at 45 the oldest and fattest champ in the ring, beats Michael Moorer to capture heavyweight title.

Nov. 28: Netscape introduces its Web browser, Navigator.
Dec. 5: Newt Gingrich is named Speaker of the House.

October: Bedhead releases 4SongCDEP.

Jan. 16: At least 597 people killed in western Japan when earthquake tears through country.

February: Michael Jordan quits the Birmingham Barons, a Class AA farm team of the Chicago White Sox.

March 19: Nerve-gas attack in Tokyo subway kills eight and injures thousands.

March 19: Michael Jordan returns to the Chicago Bulls, wearing number 45, and loses to the Indiana Pacers.

April 2: Baseball strike ends.
April 19: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is destroyed by a car bomb, killing 168.

April 30: Tejano superstar Selena, 23, is murdered in a motel room by the president of her fan club.

May: Monica Lewinsky graduates from Lewis & Clark College and goes to Washington to work as an unpaid intern in the White House.

July 12-17: A record heat wave kills 800 people in the upper Midwest. In Chicago, 560 are dead.

Oct. 3: A Los Angeles jury clears O.J. Simpson of killing his ex-wife Nicole and her friend, Ron Goldman.

Oct. 16: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan leads the Million Man March on Washington, D.C.

November: Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky begin gettin' it on in the Oval Office.

Nov 4: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is slain after a peace rally in Tel Aviv.

Nov. 21: The leaders of three rival Balkan states agree to make peace in Bosnia, after four years of ethnic bloodletting.

Nov. 21: An extraordinary bull market in stocks causes Dow to surge past 5,000 for the first time.

Jan. 24: O.J. Simpson goes on trial in Los Angeles for murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, waiter Ron Goldman.

February: Bedhead releases The Dark Ages.
March: Britain alarmed by Mad Cow Disease.
April 3: Theodore Kaczynski, the man suspected of being the Unabomber, is seized from his Montana cabin.

May 10: A Valuejet plane crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 aboard.

May 10-11: Eight mountain climbers die near the summit of Mt. Everest. Another four die over course of the month.

May 26: Chechnya peace treaty signed.
May 31: Benjamin Netanyahu elected as Israeli Prime Minister.
June: Bedhead releases Beheaded.
July 3: Boris Yeltsin re-elected as Russian president.

July 17: TWA Flight 800 crashes off the coast of Long Island, killing all 230 aboard.

July 19: Summer Olympics open in Atlanta with Muhammed Ali lighting the Olympic flame.

July 27: A pipe-bomb blast in Olympic Park kills one and injures 111.
September: The U.S. Department of Justice begins investigating Microsoft's licensing practices with respect to the company's Web browser, Internet Explorer.

Oct. 29: Michael Jordan named one of the NBA's 50 greatest players.
Nov. 9: Evander Holyfield beats Mike Tyson to take the heavyweight title.
Dec. 26: Preteen beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found dead in her parents' Boulder, Colorado, home. The murder remains unsolved.

September: Rapper Tupac Shakur killed by gunmen on the Las Vegas strip.

Jan. 12: Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams cleared after former stripper Nina Shahravan accuses the pair of sexual assault.

Jan. 16: Bill Cosby's 27-year-old son, Ennis, is shot to death on a Los Angeles freeway ramp.

Jan. 20: Bill Clinton begins second term as president.
Feb. 4: O.J. Simpson found liable for deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in civil lawsuit. Simpson ordered to pay their families $8.5 million in compensatory damages.

Feb. 19: Chinese leader and Communist revolutionary Deng Xiaoping dies of Parkinson's disease at age 92.

Feb. 22: Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut clones Dolly, a sheep.
March 9: Rapper Notorious B.I.G. (24-year-old Christopher Wallace) is gunned down after a party in Los Angeles.

March 27: Thirty-nine members of California cult, Heaven's Gate, found dead, the result of a mass suicide.

April 13: Tiger Woods wins the Masters by 12 strokes, setting a new tournament record.

April 28: Republic of Texas "officials" face police in armed standoff in West Texas.

May 1: John and Patsy Ramsey deny involvement in the death of their daughter, JonBenet.

May 11: Deep Blue, a computer, beats Garry Kasparov in chess match.
June 28: Mike Tyson takes a bite out of Evander Holyfield during title fight in Las Vegas.

July 4: Pathfinder lands on Mars.
Aug. 4: Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer is arrested when Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport officials find a revolver in his carry-on luggage.

Aug. 14: Timothy McVeigh sentenced to death for his involvement in the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.

Aug. 31: Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in Paris car crash.
Sept. 5: Nobel Prize-winning nun Mother Teresa dies at the age of 87.
Oct. 21: Elton John's "Candle in the Wind '97" becomes the world's biggest-selling single of all time.

Oct. 31: English nanny Louise Woodward sentenced to die for killing a baby. The sentence will later be reduced.

Nov. 19: Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets--four boys, three girls.
Dec. 18: Saturday Night Live's Chris Farley is found dead of an accidental drug overdose.

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