2: STS-61 - NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair an optical flaw in the Hubble Space Telescope / Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is gunned down by police.
5: Rafael Caldera Rodríguez is elected President of Venezuela for the second time, succeeding interim president Ramón José Velásquez.
7: In Garden City, New York, six people are murdered and 19 injured in the Long Island Rail Road massacre, a racially motivated mass shooting perpetrated by Colin Ferguson, a black Jamaican immigrant / The 32-member Transitional Executive Committee holds its first meeting in Cape Town, marking the first meeting of an official government body in South Africa with Black members / President of Ivory Coast Félix Houphouët-Boigny dies at 88, the oldest African head of state. He is succeeded three days later by Henri Konan Bédié.
8: U.S. President Bill Clinton signs into law the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
10: id Software's Doom is released, becoming a landmark title in first-person shooter video games.
11: 1993 Chilean Presidential Election - Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle is elected with 58% of the vote / One of the three blocks of the Highland Towers near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia collapses, killing 48 people.
12: Péter Boross becomes Prime Minister of Hungary following the death of József Antall.
13: Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell resigns as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party and is succeeded as leader by Jean Charest / The Majilis of Kazakhstan approves the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and agrees to dismantle the more than 100 missiles left on its territory by the fall of the USSR.
15: The Uruguay Round of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) talks reach a successful conclusion after seven years.
16: Brazil's Supreme Court rules that former President Fernando Collor de Mello may not hold elected office again until 2000 due to political corruption.
18: Omar Bongo is re-elected as President of Gabon in the country's first multiparty elections / FOX signs a contract with the NFL to televise regular season and playoff games from the National Football Conference (which had been airing its games on CBS since 1955)
20: The first corrected images from the Hubble Telescope are taken.
22: The interim South African constitution is approved by Parliament 237–45.
29: Argentina passes a measure allowing President Carlos Menem and all future presidents to run for a second term. It also shortens presidential terms to 4 years and removes the requirement for the president to be Roman Catholic.
30: Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations / The Congress Party gains a parliamentary majority in India after the defection of 10 Janata Dal party lawmakers.
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Alienware Graphics Amplifier now supports Hot-Docking?
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