Nov. 7, 1994
Student radio station WXYC of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill makes history as the first time a radio broadcast was “simulcast” over the internet. So, maybe it’s time to update that Buggles song to “INTERNET Killed the Radio Star.” Hahaha, as if!
Nov. 8, 1994
The Republican Party takes control of the House and Senate in the midterm congressional elections—for the first time in 40 years! Son of President George Bush, George W. Bush, is elected Governor of Texas. Good news for George W., but many beltway analysts say to watch out for George’s brother Jeb Bush as the Bush son who might just become President one day!
Nov. 30, 1994
Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot five times and robbed while walking into a recording studio on Seventh Avenue and 48th Street in New York City. He is in guarded condition and the injuries are not life-threatening—good news for hip-hop fans around the world!
Dec. 9, 1994
Meteor XM1 passes within 100,000 KM of the Earth. Scientists noticed the inbound object weeks ago and said that its impact could have been catastrophic. We think it sounds like a great idea for a movie (or two!).
Dec. 23, 1994
After a cancelled season due to labor issues, the team owners of Major League Baseball have imposed a salary cap in a move that is being called “FOUL” by players. Will the payroll limits stick and keep baseball salaries close to Earth? We think it just might!