1994

1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1994th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 994th year of the 2nd millennium, the 94th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1990s decade.

The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year of the Family" and the "International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal" by the United Nations.

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Brown spots mark impact sites of the Shoemaker–Levy Comet on Jupiter's southern hemisphere.

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  • Pyroclastic flows – clouds of scalding gas, pumice, and ash – rapidly descend an erupting Mount Merapi volcano in central Java, causing sixty deaths.
  • Online service America Online offers gateway to World Wide Web for the first time. This marked the beginning of easy accessibility of the Web to the average person in the U.S.
  • The population of Nigeria exceeds 100 million, making it the first African state to have a population above 100 million.

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Saoirse Ronan

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Marquinhos

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Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prize medallion.

Templeton Prize

Fields Medal

Right Livelihood Award

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