Historical Events on September 24, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Saddam Hussein states his willingness to strike first and his intention to damage oil fields in the region if Iraq does strike

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

South African President F. W. de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • West German Pres Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty