1990 in History (Part 6)

Events in History

Events 501 - 569 of 569


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 French President François Mitterrand voices support for a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 George H. W. Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Nov 22 Prof Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 25 Lech Wałęsa wins in Poland's first popular election

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • Nov 26 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Nov 26 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
  • Nov 26 US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore's longest-serving Prime Minister

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Nov 29 Expos pres Claude Brochu agrees to buy club from Charles Bronfman
  • Nov 29 UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991
  • Nov 30 US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein
  • Dec 1 British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • Dec 1 Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
  • Dec 1 Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks
  • Dec 1 Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session
  • Dec 2 First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
  • Dec 2 First time 12 people in space at the same time
  • Dec 2 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit
  • Dec 4 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
  • Dec 4 Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
  • Dec 4 An Iraqi official reports that Iraq will withdraw if it can retain control of the Rumailah field and keep Bubiyan and Werbah islands; also says that demands that the Palestinian issue be treated separately would not be surmountable
  • Dec 5 Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty
  • Dec 5 British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie appears in public for 1st time in 2 years after Iran called for his assassination
  • Dec 5 Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis
  • Dec 6 Saddam anounces release of all foriegn hostages
  • Dec 6 Shoeless Joe Jackson's signature is sold for $23,100

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam Hussein's decision to free hostages

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Dec 8 Galileo Earth-1 Flyby
  • Dec 8 Indians agree to a lease new ballpark in Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • Dec 9 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)
  • Dec 9 Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
  • Dec 9 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland's 1st direct presidential election in Poland
  • Dec 10 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
  • Dec 10 Soyuz TM-10 lands
  • Dec 10 Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
  • Dec 11 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog
  • Dec 11 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
  • Dec 12 US accuses Iraq of dragging its feet on dates for talks
  • Dec 12 US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell, leaves Kuwait
  • Dec 13 Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Dec 13 South African President F. W. de Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Dec 13 US Secretary of State Baker questions Iraq's seriousness about Middle East peace
  • Dec 14 Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
  • Dec 16 Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected President of Haiti
  • Dec 16 KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
  • Dec 16 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide elected president of Haiti
  • Dec 17 KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions
  • Dec 18 NL releases short list of teams for 1993 NL expansion
  • Dec 18 NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Washington, D.C. as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)
  • Dec 18 Bush reiterates his "no concessions" stance against Iraq
  • Dec 20 Pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15
  • Dec 20 Robert F X Sillerman purchases WAFL NY-NJ Knights for $11 million
  • Dec 20 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns
  • Dec 21 Steve & Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW v WA
  • Dec 22 Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait
  • Dec 22 Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen
  • Dec 22 Lech Wałęsa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president
  • Dec 23 Slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia
  • Dec 24 Saddam Hussein says Israel will be Iraq's 1st target
  • Dec 25 The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web.
  • Dec 26 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship
  • Dec 28 2 die and 188 injured in a NYC subway electrical fire in tunnel near Clark Street, Brooklyn
  • Dec 30 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000
  • Dec 31 Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
  • Dec 31 Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • Dec 31 United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace

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