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Old 02-11-2014, 09:18 PM   #1487
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Jackie Leven (18 June 1950 – 14 November 2011) was a Scottish songwriter and folk musician. After starting his career as a folk musician in the late 1960s, he first found success with new wave band Doll by Doll.. He later recorded as a solo artist, releasing more than twenty albums under his own name or under the pseudonym Sir Vincent Lone.. He suffered a street assault and near strangulation during the recording of his first solo album in 1984, which left him unable to speak for nearly two years..In 1994, Leven's solo career restarted with the release of the mini-album Songs from the Argyll Cycle and the full-length album The Mystery of Love is Greater than the Mystery of Death, now signed to Cooking Vinyl and recording in the folk rock style..

January 3 - Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed/8 – Soyuz TM-18: Valeri Polyakov begins his 437.7 day orbit, eventually setting the world record for days spent in orbit\17 – The 1994 Northridge earthquake, magnitude 6.7, hits the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles at 4:31 a.m., killing 72 and leaving 26,029 homeless/14 – U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin sign the Kremlin accords, which stop the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles toward each country's targets, and also provide for the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine– The Duchess of Kent joins the Roman Catholic Church, the first member of the Royal Family to convert to Catholicism for more than 300 years\19 – Record cold temperatures hit the eastern United States. The coldest temperature ever measured in Indiana state history, −36°F (−38°C), is recorded in New Whiteland, Indiana/26 – A man fires 2 blank shots at Charles, Prince of Wales in Sydney, Australia\28- Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead...

February 6 – Markale massacres: A Bosnian Serb Army mortar shell kills 68 civilians and wounds about 200 in a Sarajevo marketplace/16 - 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200\20 - 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage/24 – Police in Gloucester begin excavations at 25 Cromwell Street, the home of 52-year-old builder Fred West\25 - Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31/28 – 4 United States F-16s shoot down 4 Serbian J-21s over Bosnia and Herzegovina for violation of the Operation Deny Flight and its no-fly zone- Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect..

March 1-A lone terrorist kills Ari Halberstam during an attack on 14 Jewish students on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City-South Africa cedes Walvis Bay to Namibia\8, 10 and 13 – IRA launch 3 successive mortar attacks on Heathrow Airport - Train accident at Pinetown, Natal, kills 47- B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed/ 12 -A photo by Marmaduke Wetherell, previously touted as "proof" of the Loch Ness Monster, is confirmed to be a hoax-The Church of England ordains its first female priests\13 - Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed)/20 - "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 - "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 perfs\21 – The 66th Academy Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Steven Spielberg's Holocaust drama, Schindler's List, wins 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director (Spielberg)/31 -The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull..

April 1 – Women's Royal Air Force fully merged into Royal Air Force\7 -The Rwandan Genocide begins in Kigali, Rwanda - Federal Express Flight 705 experiences an attempted suicidal hijacking. The crew manages to subdue the attacker and land at the airport/14 - US F-15 shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, 26 die - Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Se7en Seals manuscript\25 - Bomb attack on taxi stand in Johannesburg, 10 killed/26 - Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle\29 - Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300- Israel & PLO sign economic accord/30 – Formula One driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed while qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix...

May 1 – 3-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed during the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy/2- Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 32 killed\6 – The Channel Tunnel, which took 15,000 workers over 7 years to complete, opens between England and France, enabling passengers to travel between the 2 countries in 35 minutes/13 – 4 Weddings and a Funeral released in the UK\19– Robert Black, who was jailed for life 4 years ago for abducting a 7-year-old girl in the Scottish Borders, is found guilty of murdering 3 girls/ 20 – After a funeral in Cluny Parish Church, Edinburgh attended by 900 people and after which 3,000 people lined the streets, John Smith is buried in a private family funeral on the island of Iona, at the sacred burial ground of Reilig Odhráin, which contains the graves of several Scottish kings as well as monarchs of Ireland, Norway and France\26 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years/30 - Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)..

June 2 – RAF Chinook helicopter carrying more than twenty leading intelligence experts crashes on the Mull of Kintyre, killing everyone on board\7 – TV playwright Dennis Potter, 59, dies after a long battle against cancer. Potter's wife Margaret died only a week ago from the same illness/20 – Dean Mellberg, an ex-U.S. Air Force member, enters the hospital at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, shoots and kills 5 people, and wounds 19\24-U.S. Air Force pilot Bud Holland crashes a B-52 at Fairchild Air Force Base, as a result of pilot error. It's unclear whether the event of 4 days previous was a contributing factor/30 – An Airbus A330 crashes during a test flight near Toulouse, France, where Airbus is based, killing the 7-person crew.. The test was meant to simulate an engine failure at low speed with maximum angle of climb..

July 1 - Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)\ 2 – Colombian footballer Andrés Escobar, 27, is shot dead in Medellín.. His murder is commonly attributed as retaliation for the own goal Escobar scored in the 1994 FIFA World Cup against the United States soccer team- US Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed/3- The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety-46 people were killed in crashes\7 – 1994 civil war in Yemen: Aden is occupied by troops from North Yemen/14 – The Queen opens the new £150million headquarters of MI6 on the banks of the River Thames in London\16–July 21 – The planet Jupiter is hit by 21 large fragments of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 over the course of 6 days/18 - Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed\19 – Four 26-pound ceiling tiles fall from the roof of the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington, just hours before a scheduled Seattle Mariners game/20 – Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9's Fragment Q1 hits Jupiter\21 - Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the Labour Party/ 25 – Israel and Jordan sign the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace, which formally ends the state of war that has existed between the nations since 1948\26 – A bomb explodes outside the Israeli Embassy, injuring 14 people..

August 1 -Fire destroys the Norwich Central Library in the United Kingdom, including most of its historical records - Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour - Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed/4 - Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway\5 - Antonov-12 crashes at Boda, Eastern Siberia, 47 killed-Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose/13 - Train crash in Tbilisi Georgia, 24 killed\18 – Irish mobster Martin Cahill is assassinated in Dublin- 5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171/20 – In Honolulu, Hawaii, during a circus international performance, an elephant named Tyke crushes her trainer Allen Campbell to death before hundreds of horrified spectators, at the Neal Blaisdell Arena- Ferry boat sinks at Chandpur Bangladesh, 300-350 killed\21 - -23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed/26 – Sunday Trading Act 1994 (5 July) comes into full effect, permitting retailers to trade on Sundays, though restricting opening times of larger stores to a maximum of 8 hours between 10 am and 6 pm. This will have a significant social effect-No Rest for the Wicked - Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed\27- "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers NYC after 320 perfs/31-The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a "complete cessation of military operations"-The Russian army leaves Estonia and Latvia, ending the last traces of Eastern Europe's Soviet occupation... which part of me did this knowledge reside? From this mind? From these hands? From this heart?And reading and speaking. Not so much things learned as things remembered...

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