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    January

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    January 2 - Sharon Pratt Dixon is sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC becoming the city's first black female leader.

    January 4 - The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to condemn Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

    January 10 - SA State Govt forced to bail out State Bank.

    January 11 - The Soviets storm Vilnius to stop Lithuanian independence.

    January 12 - Gulf War: The U.S. Congress passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to liberate Kuwait.

    January 13 - The Soviet Union troops assault the Vilnius TV tower in Lithuania and kill 14 unarmed civilians, many more are injured.

    January 13 - Soccer stampede and fight at Johannesburg, South Africa - 42 dead.

    January 14 - Three PLO guerilla chiefs assassinated in Tunis.

    January 16 - US serial killer Aileen Wuornos confesses to the murders of six men.

    January 17 - Operation Desert Storm begins.

    January 17 - Gulf War: The air strikes against Iraq begin.

    January 17 - Gulf War: Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel.

    January 17 - Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.

    January 18 - Eastern Air Lines shuts down after 62 years citing financial problems.

    January 26 - The Somalian president Siad Barre flees his compound in Mogadishu.

    January 27 - The New York Giants defeat the Buffalo Bills, 20-19, in Super Bowl XXV.

    January 29 - Siad Barre is succeeded by Ali Mahdi Muhammad.

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    February

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    The Highway of Death, U.S. military decimates the Iraqi Army as it retreats from Kuwait.February 5 - A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides.

    February 7 - Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.

    February 7 - The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.

    February 9 - Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.

    February 11 - UNPO, the Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization, forms in the Hague, Netherlands.

    February 13 - Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy an underground bunker in Baghdad killing hundreds of Iraqis. Iraqi officials claim that the bunker was a bomb shelter but United States military intelligence identified it as a military facility.

    February 15 - The Visegrad Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.

    February 16 - Gulf War: American and British war planes bomb the suburbs of Baghdad, injuring at least 11 civilians and killing three others.

    February 18 - The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at both Paddington station and Victoria station in London.

    February 22 - Gulf War: Iraq accepts a Russian proposed cease fire agreement. The U.S. rejects the agreement, but said that retreating Iraqi forces would not be attacked if they left Kuwait within 24 hours.

    February 23 - Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Kuwait, thus starting the ground phase of the war.

    February 23 - Thailand: General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.

    February 25 - Gulf War: Part of an Iraqi Scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 29 and injuring 99 US Soldiers. It is the single, most devastating attack on U.S. forces during that war.

    February 26 - Gulf War: On Baghdad radio, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. Iraqi soldiers set fire to Kuwaiti oil fields as they retreat.

    February 27 - Gulf War: Kuwait is liberated, and a ceasefire is declared, after 100 hours of ground fighting. Iraq accepts the terms of the ceasefire, which call for the country to disarm.

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    March-April - Iraqi forces suppress rebellions in the southern and northern parts of the country, creating a humanitarian disaster on the borders of Turkey and Iran

    March 1 - Ballistic Missile Submarine USS-ex-Sam Houston SSBN-609 starts to be deactivated

    March 1 - Clayton Keith Yeutter finishes as the United States Secretary of Agriculture, under the George H. W. Bush administration

    March 3 - An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.

    March 3 - Latvia and Estonia vote to become independent of the Soviet Union

    March 4 - Most primitive form of World Wide Web is put online.

    March 4 - In Iraq, Saddam Hussein releases 6 U.S., 3 British and 1 Italian prisoner of war.

    March 4 - Sheik Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returned to his country for the first time since Iraq's invasion.

    March 4 - Vermont celebrates its bicentennial statehood.

    March 9 - Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade. Two people are killed and tanks are in the streets

    March 10 - Gulf War: Operation Phase Echo - 540,000 American troops begin to leave the Persian Gulf

    March 11 - A curfew is imposed on black townships in South Africa after fighting between rival political gangs killed 49.

    March 13 - The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

    March 14 - After 16 years in prison for allegedly bombing a pub in an Irish Republican Army attack, the "Birmingham Six" are freed when a court determines that the police fabricated evidence.

    March 15 - Four Los Angeles, California police officers are indicted for the videotaped March 3, 1991 beating of motorist Rodney King during an arrest.

    March 15 - Germany formally regains complete independence after the four post-World War II occupying powers (France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union) relinquish all remaining rights.

    March 31 - Albania has the first multi-party elections

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    April 3 - Iraq disarmament crisis: The U.N. Security Council passes the Cease Fire Agreement, Resolution 687. The resolution called for the destruction or removal of all of Iraq's chemical and biological weapons, all stocks of agents and components, and all research, development, support and manufacturing facilities for ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150km and production facilities; and for an end to its support for international terrorism. Iraq accepts the terms of the resolution on April 6

    April 4 - Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collided with their plane over Merion, Pennsylvania

    April 9 - Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia declared the restoration of independence of Georgia

    April 10 - A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere off the coast of Angola; the first of its kind to be documented by satellites.

    April 14 - In the Netherlands, thieves steal 20 paintings worth $500 million from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Less than an hour later they are found in an abandoned car near the museum

    April 17 - After approaching 3,000 in July 1990, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 3,000 for the first time ever, closing at 3,004.46.

    April 17 - First Performance of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at the OK Hotel in Seattle, Washington the song that marked the beginning of a new movement in music called Grunge. It managed to turn a crowd calmly seated at tables into a moshpit.

    April 18 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq declares some of its chemical weapons and materials to the UN, as required by Resolution 687, and claims that it does not have biological weapons program.

    April 26 - Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States, killing 17. The most notable tornado of the day struck Andover, Kansas. (see Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak)

    April 29 - A tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh killing an estimated 138,000 people.

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    May 15 - Édith Cresson becomes France's first female premier

    May 16 - HM Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech to the U.S. Congress.

    May 26 - In Thailand, a Lauda Air Boeing 767 crashes near Bangkok killing all 223 people on-board

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    Boris YeltsinJune 3 - Mount Unzen erupts killing 43 people as a result of pyroclastic flow, the victims were all either volcanologists or journalists.

    June 12 - Boris Yeltsin is elected president of Russia, the largest and most populous of the fifteen Soviet republics.

    June 13 - A spectator is killed by lightning at the U.S. Open [1]

    June 15 - Pinatubo climactic eruption, one of the most destructive volcanic event of the century shook the Philippines

    June 17 - Apartheid: The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required racial classification of all South Africans at birth

    June 17 - Exhumation of U.S. President Zachary Taylor to discover whether or not his death was caused by arsenic poisoning, instead of acute gastrointestinal illness. No trace of arsenic is found.

    June 23-June 28 - Iraq disarmament crisis: U.N. inspection teams attempt to intercept Iraqi vehicles carrying nuclear related equipment. Iraqi soldiers fire warning shots in the air to prevent inspectors from approaching the vehicles

    June 25 - Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia

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    July

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    July 1 - The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.

    July 7 - The Brioni Agreement ends the ten day war in Slovenia

    July 10 - Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected president of Russia

    July 11 - Total Solar Eclipse.(Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Brazil).

    July 22 - Mike Tyson is arrested and charged with raping Desiree Washington three days earlier.

    July 22 - Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested after the remains of 11 men and boys are found in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin apartment. They soon found out that he is involved in 6 more murders.

    July 26 Paul Reubens (Peewee Herman) is arrested the first time.

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    August

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    The Statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the KGB, is torn down in Moscow, signalling the Collapse of the Soviet Union.August 6 - Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the "World Wide Web."

    August 7 - Assassination of Shapour Bakhtiar, former prime minister of Iran

    August 8 - Collapse of Warsaw radio mast, the tallest construction ever built

    August 13 - The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is released in the United States.

    August 17 - Strathfield Massacre (Sydney, Australia) - taxi driver Wade Frankum shoots seven people and injuring 6 others before turning the gun on himself.

    August 18 - Collapse of the Soviet Union: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is put under house arrest while vacationing in the Crimea. The putsch is led by eight high-ranking hard-liners, and will collapse in less than 72 hours.

    August 20 - Collapse of the Soviet Union: Estonia declares its independence from the Soviet Union and more than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup that deposed President Mikhail Gorbachev

    August 21 - Collapse of the Soviet Union: Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union

    August 24 - Ukraine declares independence from Soviet Union

    August 25 - Student Linus Torvalds post a messages to Usenet newsgroup comp.os.minix about the new operating system kernel he has been developing

    August 25 - Michael Schumacher makes his Formula 1 debut in the Belgian Grand Prix

    August 27 - Moldova declares independence from the Soviet Union

    August 29 - Maronite general Michel Aoun leaves Lebanon via a French ship into exile

    August 31 - Kyrgyzstan declares independence from the Soviet Union

    August 31 - Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union

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    September 2 - The United States recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

    September 3 - In Hamlet, North Carolina, a grease fire breaks out at the Imperial Foods chicken processing plant, killing 25 people.

    September 5-September 7 - At the 35th Annual Tailhook Symposium, 83 women and 7 men are assaulted.

    September 6 - The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic States.

    September 6 - The name "Saint Petersburg" is restored to Russia's second-largest city, which had been renamed "Leningrad" in 1924.

    September 8 - Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.

    September 15 - The C-17 Globemaster III flys for the first time. The C-17 is regarded by many in the industry as the best, safest and most capable aircraft in the history of aviation.

    September 21 - Armenia declares independence from the Soviet Union

    September 21 - September 30 - Iraq disarmament crisis: IAEA inspectors discover files on Iraq's hidden nuclear weapons program. Iraqi officials confiscate documents from UN weapons inspectors, and refuse to allow them to leave the site without turning over other documents. A four-day standoff ensues. Iraq permits the team to leave with the documents after a statement from the UN Security Council threatens enforcement actions.

    September 22 - The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time, by the Huntington Library.

    September 24 - The release of Nirvana's Nevermind signified the start of the Grunge era that would last through the mid-90's.

    September 30 - Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is removed from power.

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    October 2 - Arkansas Governor William J. Clinton announces he will seek the 1992 Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States.

    October 8 - The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia

    October 11 - KGB is replaced by the SVR

    October 11 - Iraq disarmament crisis: The U.N. Security Council passes Resolution 715, which demands that Iraq "accept unconditionally the inspectors and all other personnel designated by the Special Commission". Iraq rejects the resolution, calling it "unlawful"

    October 12 - Askar Akayev, previously chosen President of Kyrgyzstan by republic's Supreme Soviet, is confirmed president in an uncontested poll

    October 14 - Bulgarians celebrate the end of the rule of the communist party

    October 15 - Following a bitter confirmation hearing that involved allegations of sexual misconduct, the United States Senate votes 52 to 48 to confirm Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States

    October 16 - George Hennard guns down 24 people in Texas

    October 19 - 7.0 Richter Scale earthquake in Northern Italy - 2000 dead

    October 20 - Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3469 homes and apartments

    October 27 - The first free parliamentary elections in Poland

    October 27 - The Minnesota Twins win the World Series

    October 29 - The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid

    Winter - Centennial of Basketball

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    November

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    November 2 - Australia beat England 12-6 at Twickenham Stadium to lift the Rugby World Cup.

    November 4 - Ronald Reagan's presidential library opens in Simi Valley.

    November 5 - Body of publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell is found floating in the sea - he had fallen off his yacht

    November 7 - Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson announces that he has HIV, effectively ending his career in the NBA.

    November 6 - The KGB offically stops operations

    November 7 - The last oil well fire was put out in Kuwait.

    November 7 - First report on Carbon nanotubes is published by Sumio Iijima in the journal Nature

    November 14 - American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103

    November 14 - Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after 13 years of exile

    November 18 - Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon set Anglican Church envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland free

    November 18 - Serb troops take Vukovar after siege of 87 days

    November 23 - Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the band Queen, issues a public statement confirming that he is stricken with AIDS. The next day he dies of complications.

    November 27 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopts UN Security Council Resolution, opening the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.

    November 29 - Federal Yugoslavian Army begins to withdraw from Zagreb

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    December 1 - Collapse of the Soviet Union: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union

    December 4 - Journalist Terry Anderson is released after seven years' captivity as a hostage in Beirut (he was the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon).

    December 4 - Pan American World Airways ends operations.

    December 8 - Leaders of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine met and signed an agreement ending the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha Nature Reserve in Belarus

    December 8 - Referendum on the constitution of Romania accepted as valid

    December 12 - Russian SFSR ceases to be a part of the Soviet Union

    December 15 - Egyptian ferry Salem Express sinks in the Red Sea killing more than 450

    December 19 - Paul Keating replaces Bob Hawke as Australian prime minister

    December 25 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union

    December 26 - Supreme Soviet meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union

    December 31 - Soviet Union officially ceases to exist

    Undated events

    University of South Australia founded.

    Impostor James Hogue exposed in Princeton University

    Milo Kirk elected president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving

    hope this helps.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1991 is the greatest year ever!!!!!!!!!!!

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