November 1990 in History

Events in History


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Nov 1 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Nov 1 Rhetoric escalates as Bush likens Saddam to Hitler
  • Nov 3 Gro Harlem Brundtland is installed as Prime Minister of Norway
  • Nov 4 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • Nov 4 Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
  • Nov 4 US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 5 Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand
  • Nov 6 Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages
  • Nov 6 Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
  • Nov 6 Iran's oil-producing region suffers a serious earthquake
  • Nov 7 Cleve Indian Sandy Alomar Jr wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
  • Nov 7 Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
  • Nov 8 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf
  • Nov 8 Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
  • Nov 8 Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash
  • Nov 9 Tanzania government of Malecela forms
  • Nov 9 New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
  • Nov 10 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)
  • Nov 11 Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
  • Nov 12 Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

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Nov 12 Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • Nov 13 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in the Aramoana Massacre.
  • Nov 13 Saudis ask US for rights to bid on SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) crude
  • Nov 14 Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 14 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Nov 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 14 Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party
  • Nov 14 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die

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Nov 15 US President George H. W. Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Nov 15 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album
  • Nov 15 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit

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Nov 16 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Nov 17 David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA
  • Nov 19 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publicly
  • Nov 20 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fails to defeat Michael Heseltine's bid for leadership of the Conservative Party
  • Nov 20 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space

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Nov 20 Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Nov 20 Soviet Union shows reluctance to endorse the use of force against Iraq
  • Nov 21 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 25 Yasmin van der Meer, 15 millionth Netherlander
  • Nov 30 Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster, born in Tønsberg, Norway

Deaths in History

  • Nov 7 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
  • Nov 8 Anya Seton, US author, dies
  • Nov 8 Grampy Davis, dies of heart attack at 87
  • Nov 10 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)
  • Nov 12 Rifaat El-Maghub, Egyptian MP leader, murdered
  • Nov 12 Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • Nov 14 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
  • Nov 14 Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21

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Nov 17 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75

  • Nov 19 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • Nov 19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Nguyen Van Tam, PM of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • Nov 23 Renate Rubinstein, author/columnist (Tamar), dies

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Nov 23 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • Nov 24 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • Nov 24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • Nov 24 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies at 80
  • Nov 30 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Horst Bienek, German author, dies
  • Nov 30 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review), dies at 75