1991 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 567

  • Jun 16 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
  • Jun 17 Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78

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Jun 17 The body of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the USA, is exhumed to test how he died; rumours had persisted since his death in 1850 of arsenic poisoning - no evidence of this was found.

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • Jun 17 South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws

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Jun 18 Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, arrives in US

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Jun 18 Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80
  • Jun 19 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie

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Jun 19 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Jun 20 The Bundestag (German parliament) decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
  • Jun 21 Jirg Haider resigns as premier of Karinthia
  • Jun 22 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines
  • Jun 23 "Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC
  • Jun 23 A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa
  • Jun 25 Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
  • Jun 25 Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa
  • Jun 25 Six persons are killed and eighteen injured when gunmen open fire on a crowded commuter train in Soweto, South Africa

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Jun 26 ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 26 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 26 Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes
  • Jun 27 Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
  • Jun 28 South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • Jun 29 6.0 earthquake hits southern Calif
  • Jun 30 South Africa's Government repeals the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act)
  • Jul 2 Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis
  • Jul 5 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 10 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected President of the Russian Federation
  • Jul 10 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • Jul 10 Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa
  • Jul 11 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
  • Jul 11 Nigeria Airways DC-8 crashes at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 passengers and crew on board
  • Jul 14 Failed military coup in Mali
  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 15 US troops leave northern Iraq
  • Jul 21 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
  • Jul 21 Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

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Jul 22 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Jul 23 James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • Jul 24 Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
  • Jul 24 U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
  • Jul 25 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
  • Jul 25 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
  • Jul 27 TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition
  • Jul 29 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
  • Jul 31 Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
  • Jul 31 Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
  • Jul 31 The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania. Soviet OMON attacks Lithuanian customs post in Medininkai, killing 7 officers and severely wounding one other.
  • Aug 2 Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
  • Aug 2 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched
  • Aug 2 Pan Am games open in Havana
  • Aug 3 Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
  • Aug 4 The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
  • Aug 6 Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Aug 6 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee

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Aug 7 Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Aug 7 Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes
  • Aug 7 US sets 400m relay record at 37.67 seconds
  • Aug 8 Billy Preston charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor
  • Aug 8 Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge
  • Aug 8 Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
  • Aug 8 The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
  • Aug 11 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
  • Aug 11 Shite Muslims release US hostage Edward Tracy
  • Aug 11 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands
  • Aug 11 Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start
  • Aug 12 Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan
  • Aug 13 US Vice-President Dan Quayle makes a speech attacking lawyers
  • Aug 14 Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR
  • Aug 15 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park
  • Aug 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 16 Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants

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Aug 16 US President George H. W. Bush declares recession is near an end

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Aug 18 Hurricane Bob hits NC with 115 MPH wind
  • Aug 18 Pan American games close in Havana
  • Aug 19 -20] Hurricane Bob hits US

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Aug 19 Conservative members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union attempt to depose Mikhail Gorbachev in a coup d'├ętat

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Aug 20 Estonia formally declares its independence from the USSR
  • Aug 20 The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves
  • Aug 21 Conservative coup in the Soviet Union is crushed by popular resistance led by Boris Yeltsin in three days
  • Aug 21 Latvia declares its independence from USSR
  • Aug 24 Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
  • Aug 24 Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway
  • Aug 24 Ukraine declares independence from USSR

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Aug 25 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 25 Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
  • Aug 25 White-Russia declares its independence
  • Aug 25 Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system.
  • Aug 27 Moldavia declares independence from USSR
  • Aug 28 Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
  • Aug 29 JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney
  • Aug 29 USSR suspends Communist Party activities
  • Aug 30 Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points
  • Aug 30 Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi
  • Aug 31 Richard J Kerr, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Aug 31 Rockies bat out of order against Expos in 1st inning
  • Aug 31 William H Webster, ends term as 14th director of CIA
  • Sep 1 Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
  • Sep 2 US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
  • Sep 4 Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes
  • Sep 5 Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress
  • Sep 6 Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

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