Anonymous asked in News & EventsMedia & Journalism · 1 decade ago

Trying to find old news help!!!! 1991?

im looking for any big news from around the world in 1991 i

cant find anything i find information but i cant find any

headlines which is what i need

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    January 1 - The Colorado Buffaloes claim college football's national championship with a 10-9 win over Notre Dame in the 1991 Orange Bowl. Controversy reigns as Colorado wins the AP poll, but Georgia Tech, the nation's only unbeaten team (with one tie), edges Colorado to win the UPI national championship by one point.

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

    January 11 - Soviet forces storm Vilnius to stop Lithuanian independence.

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

    January 13

    Soviet troops assault the Vilnius TV tower in Lithuania and kill 14 unarmed civilians; many more are injured.

    A fight and stampede at a pre-season exhibition match between South African football teams Chiefs and Pirates in the town of Orkney near Johannesburg, South Africa leaves 42 dead.

    January 14 - Three PLO guerilla chiefs are assassinated in Tunis.

    January 15 - The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.

    January 16

    U.S. serial killer Aileen Wuornos confesses to the murders of six men.

    Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins with air strikes against Iraq.

    January 17

    Gulf War: Iraq fires eight Scud missiles into Israel.

    Harald V of Norway becomes king on the death of his father, Olav V.

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

    January 19 - Twenty-nine people are injured by a SCUD attack on Tel Aviv.

    January 19 - The Party of the Alliance of Youth, Workers and Farmers of Angola is founded in Luanda, Angola.

    January 22 - Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.

    January 24 Gulf War: Eight man Special Air Service squad enters Iraq behind enemy lines to destroy Scud missiles. The mission failed and many were captured and tortured and some were killed. But eight SAS Troopers managed to kill 200 Iraqi soldiers.

    January 25 - The dynasty of the San Francisco 49ers comes to an end as the New York Giants defeat the 49ers, 15-13, in San Francisco. The Giants win despite not scoring a touchdown, prevailing on five field goals by Matt Bahr.

    January 26 - Somalia President Siad Barre flees his compound in Mogadishu.

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

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


    February 1 - A USAir Boeing 737-300, Flight 1493 collides with a Skywest Fairchild Metroliner, Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport killing 34.

    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.

    The Provisional Irish Republican Army launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.

    February 9 - Voters in Lithuania support 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. United States military intelligence claimed it was a military facility but Iraqi officials identified it as a bomb shelter.

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

    February 18 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army 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

    The One Meridian Plaza fire kills three firefighters and destroys eight floors of the building.

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

    February 23 - In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong deposes Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan in a bloodless coup d'état.

    February 25 - Gulf War: Part of an Iraqi Scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 29 and injuring 99 U.S. 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.


    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

    The ballistic missile submarine USS-ex-Sam Houston SSBN-609 is deactivated.

    Clayton Keith Yeutter finishes as the United States Secretary of Agriculture.

    March 3

    An investigative journalism piece airs on 60 Minutes about Werner Erhard, in which family members alleged physical and sexual abuse. Erhard had left the United States prior to the broadcast.

    An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles, California police officers.

    Latvia and Estonia vote for independence from the Soviet Union.

    March 9 - Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade; 2 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 kills 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 beating of motorist Rodney King during an arrest.

    Germany formally regains complete independence after the 4 post-World War II occupying powers (France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union) relinquish all remaining rights.

    March 27 - First GSM-phonecall rang in Finland, Carly Hicks day

    March 30 - Northern Michigan University wins the NCAA Division I title in hockey, 8-7 in the third overtime against Boston University.

    March 31 - Albania has its first multi-party elections.

    March 31 - Georgia votes for independence from the Soviet Union in the Georgian independence referendum, 1991.


    April 3 - Iraq disarmament crisis: The U.N. Security Council passes the Cease Fire Agreement, Resolution 687. The resolution calls 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 150 km 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 collides with their plane over Merion, Pennsylvania.

    William Kennedy Smith, a nephew of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, is identified as a suspect in an alleged Palm Beach, Florida sexual assault.

    April 5 - Former Senator John Tower and 22 others are killed in an airplane crash [[1]] in Brunswick, Georgia, United States.

    April 9 - The Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia declares independence.

    April 10

    A South Atlantic tropical cyclone develops in the Southern Hemisphere off the coast of Angola (the first of its kind to be documented by weather satellites).

    Italian ferry Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.

    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 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 3,000 for the first time ever, at 3,004.46.

    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 a biological weapons program.

    April 26 - 70 tornadoes break out in the central United States, killing 17. The most notable tornado of the day strikes Andover, Kansas.

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


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

    May 21

    In Madras, India, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated.

    Mengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.

    May 24 - Authorised by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Operation Solomon commences.

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

    May 28 - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Minnesota North Stars 8-0 in Game 6 to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

    May 29 - In Bari, Red Star Belgrade wins European Cup in football.


    June 3 - Mount Unzen erupts, killing 43 people as a result of pyroclastic flow.

    June 9 - A major collapse of ground at the Emaswati Colliery in Swaziland traps 26 miners 65 m below the surface. The me

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