The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

Microsoft warns Netscape in prelude to the ‘browser war’ of 1995-98

Before they were locked in a death struggle known as the “browser war,” the software giant Microsoft and Web upstart Netscape made nice, at least for a while. Representatives of … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 15 Comments

Hinge moment at the O.J. ‘Trial of the Century’

O.J. Simpson never testified at his sensational double-murder trial in 1995. Even so, a consistent feature of the often-absorbing, often-repellant case was that Simpson was never far from center stage … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 15 Comments

When Secret Service officers wore rubber gloves to greet gay officials

Is it “different enough”? One of the tests for conducting research into the recent past is whether the period under scrutiny is “different enough” from the present. With the passage … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 4 Comments

Downed pilot eludes Serbs; Americans take notice of Bosnia

The war that tore apart Bosnia in 1992-95 was Europe’s deadliest and most vicious since the time of the Nazis. It was a war that returned “ethnic cleansing” to the … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 8 Comments