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The Landmark Implosion
On November 7, at 5:40 a.m., the Landmark Hotel with its famous 31-story tower implodes. About 7,000 people have woken up earlier this day to watch this historical event. Many others, in nearby hotels, will wake up because of the blast.
In the last months, the Landmark has been the set for a movie titled ''Casino'', starring Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone. Filmed sequences of its implosion will be used in another blockbuster movie, ''Mars attacks''.
The billionaire Howard Hughes opened the Landmark Hotel in 1968.

New Wonders under Construction
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino opens on March 10. The Hard Rock is a sort of Museum of Rock: it displays a unique collection of memorabilia, like guitars and vintage records, of famous stars, strarting from the Beatles.
Bob stupak's Vegas World, opened in 1979, closes on February 1, and work begins to transform it into the new Stratosphere Hotel. The top of the 823-foot tall Stratosphere Tower will be set on November 5.
The construction of Bellagio, a new wonder wanted by Steve Wynn, begins this year. Bally's Entertainment Corp. announces the construction of Paris Casino. Other resorts opening this year are Boulder Station and Texas Station.

A New Sky for Downtown
On December 14, the Fremont Street Experience is officially opened to public. TA 1500 feet long canopy, offering an unprecedented show of lights and sound, covers Fremont Street.
About 2 millions lights and 40,000 Watt speakers are used to trasform the sky of Fremont Street into a gigantic screen where computer-generated light and sound showcase showed to the public.

MGM Grand and Bally's Get Closer
The monorail connection between MGM Grand and Bally's is inaugurated on JUne 14.

A Deadly Bombing in Oklahoma City
On April 19, at 9:02 a.m. a truck containing more than a thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate (a homemade but powerful bomb) explodes and devastates the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
It will take days to count all victims: 168 people, among which many children. Early suspects point to Middle East terrorism, but it will become clear soon that that the assassins are U.S. citizens.
Timothy Mc Veigh and Terry Nichols will be found guilty.

A Peace Treaty for Bosnia
Presidents od Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia meet in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. On November 21, all parties will finally sign a Peace Accord.

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