1992 in the United States

Events from the year 1992 in the United States.

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1992
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the United States

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Governor Bob Casey of Pennsylvania (left) was a major anti-abortion advocate within the Democratic Party and is the Respondent in Casey due to an anti-abortion law enacted during his tenure as Governor. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (right) was one of the three authors of the "undue burden" standard that she first advocated for in earlier abortion rulings.
  • June – As a result of the early 1990s recession and subsequent sluggish job creation, unemployment peaks at 7.8%, a level not seen since March 1984. This would contribute to President George H. W. Bush's defeat to Bill Clinton in the election later that year.[3]
  • June 1 – Kentucky celebrates its bicentennial statehood.
  • June 15 – During a spelling bee at a Trenton, New Jersey elementary school, U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle erroneously corrects a student's spelling of the word potato, indicating it should have an e at the end.
  • June 16 – A federal grand jury indicts Caspar Weinberger for his role in covering up the Iran–Contra affair.
  • June 17 – A 'Joint Understanding' agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this is later codified in START II).
  • June 23 – Mafia boss John Gotti is sentenced to life in prison, after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering on April 2.
  • June 24
    • The Franco-American Flag is officially raised for the first time in Manchester, New Hampshire. The flag was presented by singer Édith Butler as part of a tour.
    • The Supreme Court rules 5-4 in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the first landmark abortion case since Roe v. Wade. In Casey the Court decided to uphold the "essential holding" of Roe that a woman has the right to an abortion but introduced a new "undue burden" standard which allows states to impose certain regulation so long as those regulations did not create a "substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion before the fetus attains viability."
  • June 28
    • The 7.3 Mw Landers earthquake shakes the Mojave Desert region of Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), causing $92 million in losses, three deaths and 400+ injuries.
    • The 6.5 Mw Big Bear earthquake shakes the San Bernardino Mountains region of Southern California about three hours later. This triggered event had a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), causing moderate damage and some injuries.

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August 24–28: Hurricane Andrew
  • August 11 – The largest shopping mall in the U.S., Minnesota's Mall of America, constructed on 78 acres (316,000 m2), opens in Bloomington.
  • August 20 – The Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas re-nominates U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle. Pat Buchanan, one of Bush's opponents in the primaries, delivers a controversial convention speech, in which he refers to a "religious war" in the country.
  • August 21–22 – Events at Ruby Ridge, Idaho are sparked by a federal U.S. Marshal surveillance team, resulting in the death of a Marshal, Sam Weaver, and his dog, and the next day the wounding of Randy Weaver, the death of his wife Vicki, and the wounding of Kevin Harris.
  • August 24–28 – Hurricane Andrew hits south Florida and dissipates over the Tennessee valley, killing 65 and causing US$26.5 billion in damage.

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November 3: Bill Clinton elected U.S. president

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is released in the U.S.

  • November 25
    • The Bodyguard, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, debuts in cinemas; it goes on to become the second highest-grossing film of the year with nearly $122 million in revenue in the U.S. and exceeding $410 million worldwide.
    • Walt Disney Pictures' 31st feature film, Aladdin, is released to critical and commercial success. It goes on to become the highest-grossing film of the year and (at the time) the highest-grossing animated film of all time, earning over $504 million worldwide – the first animated film to cross the half-billion-dollar mark. It is also the last entirely fairytale-based adaptation released by Disney until 2010's Tangled.

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  3. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (3 July 1992). "Unemployment Up Sharply, Prompting Federal Reserve to Cut Its Key Lending Rate". New York Times. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
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  15. ^ Rachael Flatt at the International Skating Union
  16. ^ Casey Cott [@CaseyCott] (August 8, 2017). "Thank you for the kind birthday wishes! I have never been tagged in so many photos with @ShawnMendes. Happy birthday to you as well man!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  20. ^ Oliver, Myrna (January 26, 1992). "Ian Wolfe, 95; Character Actor of Stage, Movies, TV". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  21. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 553. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  22. ^ Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 756. ISBN 9780786479924. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
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