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Year 1990 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 11 Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
  • Apr 25 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by space shuttle Discovery
  • Apr 29 Wrecking cranes began tearing down the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate
  • May 20 Hubble Space Telescope sends its 1st photographs from space
  • Jun 21 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • Jul 2 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death after a panic in a tunnel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Aug 7 US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia beginning Operation Desert Shield
  • Aug 25 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
  • Sep 20 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification
  • Oct 3 Reunification of East and West Germany. West German flag is raised above the Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight.
  • Nov 12 The World Wide Web is first proposed by CERN computer scientists Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau [1]
  • Dec 9 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland's 1st direct presidential election in Poland
  • Dec 22 Lech Wałęsa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president
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Historical Figures Born in 1990

  • Jan 26 Peter Sagan, Slovakian professional cyclist (World Road Champion 2016), born in Žilina, Slovakia
  • Feb 3 Cody Newton Gifford, American write, producer, son of Kathie Lee & Frank Gifford, born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 4 Haruka Tomatsu, Japanese Seiyū, born in Ichinomiya, Aichi, Japan
  • Feb 11 Princess Ayah of Jordan, niece of King Abdullah II of Jordan, born in Amman, Jordan
  • Feb 13 Olivia Federici, British synchronized swimmer, born in Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Historical Marriages

  • Feb 2 Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Engl princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt
  • Jun 9 Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) & Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed
  • Jul 17 PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis

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