Cold spell in mid January, produces heavy drifting show, Aberystwyth cut off - harbour froze over, supplies dropped in by helicopter. First week of college term cancelled.
Start of the television channel S4C, part of whose output is in Welsh
Year long miners strike starts.
Earthquake felt in Aberystwyth at 6.56am Magnitude 5.4, epicentre Lleyn Peninsula
A leak of Methyl Isocyanate gas from a pesticide production plant next to the Central Indian city of Bhopal was the world's worst industrial disaster.
New Camera Obscura opened on Constitution Hill
Built in 1896, Alexandra Hall is closed down and sold. For 2 decades there were various private attempts to run it as a hostel but mostly it stood empty. After major renovation in 2004/5 the university is again offering it to students via a private partnership.
Commemorating the 900th anniversary of William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book, the BBC use schools and community groups to take a snapshot of ordinary life in Britain including bits-and-pieces from Aberystwyth
Launched in 1977, American spacecraft Voyager 2 - scanned Uranus as it flew by.
A test run of one of the reactors at Chernobyl (Soviet Ukraine) nuclear power station resulted in an explosion that destroyed the reactor and resulted in the world's worst radiation leak.
University chemistry department closed down
Launched in 1977, American spacecraft Voyager 2 - scanned Neptune as it flew by.
Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge railway privatised
After years of being unused Neuadd Y Brenin/The King's Hall is demolished. Despite being declared unsafe, it was no push over - and the demolition schedule was drawn out as welders with cutting equipment were called in.
College of Librarianship Wales (opened in 1964) becomes part of the university
Stone Roses play at the University
The Hubble Telescope is the first telescope launched into space
University's student residence, Padarn Hall, turned into shops and offices.
Built around 1727 as the Gogerddan Arms it has been -> New Black Lion(?) -> by 1835: Lion Royal Hotel -> Padarn Hall.
Earthquake felt in Aberystwyth at 14.50 Magnitude 5.1, epicentre Bishop's Castle (Shropshire)
Programs that started the 'world wide web' released
National Eisteddfod comes to Aberystwyth
Well over 500,000 people are killed over a period of 100 days Rwandan Genocide
Official opening of the 51km tunnel connecting England to mainland Europe
Although a 1865 amendment to the US constitution banned slavery it was not accepted by all the states. Mississippi did not ratify the amendment until 1995.
Having been created in 1974, the county of Dyfed was broken up into three unitary authorities.
Aberystwyth makes the national headline news when the final 1/3rd of the Queen's visit is abandoned because of egg throwing nationalist students protesting on Pengalis Campus.
American spacecraft Mars Pathfinder - delivers the 1st rover to Mars.
North Road Hospital closed and demolished
Fanned by an on shore breeze, a small fire that started in the derelict SeaBank Hotel (on the prom) spread to destroy Plyn' & Caerleon Halls of residence despite the efforts of over 100 fire fighters from as far away as Bangor and Swansea. Both halls have since been completely rebuilt.
Formation of Welsh Assembly extends the level of autonomy of Wales