Technological advancements are witnessed with the introduction of the first ever Nicotine Patch which is meant to help smokers stop the habit.
Also, the first ever DNA Fingerprint was devised in 1992. In addition, the year saw the climax of the Balkan War between the Serbs, Croats, and Muslims which in turn prompted the UN intervention. On the other hand, Euro Disney opened in France while rioting broke out in some UK cities including Bristol. It is the year that Bill Clinton became president and also the time when America’s largest Minnesota’s Mall spanning 78 acres was constructed.
Unknown to many, 1992 was the year when the U.S recognized three former Yugoslav republics, and it’s also the time when Yugoslav Federation was broken up. Yeltsin and Bush proclaimed the end of Cold War formally, and China got relief as U.S lifted trade sanctions against them.
Conversely, former Panama’s leader, General Manuel Noriega was convicted on drug-related charges in a U.S court of law and sentenced to 40 years in prison.
It is during this time that the approval of the START treaty was made by the Russian Parliament and also the approval of Czechoslovak separation by the Parliament into two nations. At the same time, the Phillippines got to enjoy the absence of the American military as the US forces left the country. Moreover, a force led by the USA got approval from the UN to guard food for Somalia, and it is almost the same time when NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is signed.
This is the year that compact disks surpassed cassette tapes as the most preferred form of recorded music. A survey was carried out, and it was also noted that 900 million tv sets are in use around the world with the USA leading the pack with 201 million. After ruling the late-night television for more than 20 years, Johny Carson hosted his final show on The Tonight Show.
It is also the year when the first text-based Web Browser was released to the public marking the beginning of the now famous World Wide Web Era.
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Which were the most popular movies released this year ?
Directed by: Kaige Chen
Starring: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü
Directed by: Mani Ratnam
Starring: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur, Nassar
Directed by: Martin Brest
Starring: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar
Country: United States
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw
Which were the top hits of 1992 ?
Which were the most popular books released in 1992 ?
By: John Grisham
In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death.
By: Gloria Steinem
Revealing her own long quest for self-esteem, Gloria Steinem explores what self-esteem is, how crippling a lack of it can be, and how recapturing it can transform your life.
By: Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly ...
By: Gail Sheehy
Gail Sheehy's landmark bestseller has become the bible for women concerned about menopause. Since The Silent Passage was originally published in the early 1990s, Gail Sheehy, a member of the board
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1992 in the USA ?
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