Today in Gulf War History

Historical Events

  • 1980-11-20 United Nations Gulf War mediator Olof Palme makes first unsuccessful peace shuttle between Tehran and Baghdad
  • 1991-01-22 Gulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • 1991-01-29 Gulf War: The Battle of Kahfji begins (first major ground engagement of the war)
  • 1991-02-21 USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable
  • 1991-02-22 Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
  • 1991-02-27 Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US
  • 1991-03-02 Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings end to the 1991 Gulf War.
  • 1991-04-03 UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution
  • 1991-06-08 Victory parade held in Wash DC (Persian Gulf War)
  • 1992-01-12 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War

Famous Birthdays

  • 1934-08-22 H Norman Schwarzkopf, 4-star Army general (Gulf War), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1953-12-27 Arthur Kent, newscaster [Scud Stud], (NBC-Gulf War coverage)