Swiss banks agreed to pay Holocaust survivors $1.25 billion to settle claims for their assets.
Major League Baseball players in the USA went on strike, forcing the cancellation of the 1994 World Series
Death of William Shockley, British-born American physicist and engineer, joint winner of the Nobel Prize for inventing the transistor
Death of Henry Fonda, actor
IBM launches its PC — starts the general use of personal computers
Japan and China signed a Treaty of Peace and Friendship in Beijing .
Death of Ian Fleming, writer and journalist and the creator of James Bond
Death of Thomas Mann, writer and Nobel Laureate
Henry Ford’s first ‘Model T’ rolled off the assembly line .
Birth of Cecil B DeMille, film producer
Birth of Katharine Lee Bates, American writer, poet and teacher who wrote the words of the hymn America the Beautiful
Chicago was founded – as a small town with a population of 350 .
Death of William Blake, poet and artist
Death of Nahum Tate, Poet Laureate