San Francisco, 1995
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev invites hundreds of world leaders and businessmen to join him for a five day conference at the Fairmont Hotel to discuss the state of the world. Attendees include George Bush and Margaret Thatcher.
In August, classes begin at California State University Monterey Bay, the newest edition to the CSU system.
United States, 1995
In November, the federal government shuts down as President Clinton and Congress fail to compromise on the federal budget. For the first time in history, all 369 national monuments, parks, and recreation areas are closed.