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1991 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 500 of 521

  • Sep 30 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti

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Sep 30 Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer
  • Oct 1 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
  • Oct 1 New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
  • Oct 1 Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow
  • Oct 4 Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
  • Oct 4 Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
  • Oct 4 The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • Oct 5 Military transport plane crashes at Jakarta, 133 dies
  • Oct 5 USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
  • Oct 5 The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
  • Oct 7 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics

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Oct 7 Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her

108th US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
108th US Supreme Court Justice
Clarence Thomas

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Oct 8 The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • Oct 9 Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
  • Oct 9 Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

  • Oct 10 Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers
  • Oct 10 Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy
  • Oct 10 US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
  • Oct 11 Law Professor Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her
  • Oct 11 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute
  • Oct 12 Statler Brothers Show premieres on TNN
  • Oct 12 Professional wrestler Rip is Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 14 Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Oct 15 Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
  • Oct 16 George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
  • Oct 16 US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • Oct 16 Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
  • Oct 17 News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby
  • Oct 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 20 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • Oct 20 Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo
  • Oct 21 24 die in a fire in Oakland Calif

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Oct 21 Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Oct 21 US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
  • Oct 22 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion

  • Oct 23 Clarence Thomas sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

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Oct 23 Dr Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine assists 2 women to commit suicide

Pathologist and Right-To-Die Activist Jack Kevorkian
Pathologist and Right-To-Die Activist
Jack Kevorkian
  • Oct 30 Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
  • Oct 30 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
  • Oct 31 Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid
  • Nov 1 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
  • Nov 1 Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.
  • Nov 1 Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by Canadian well control team "SafetyBOSS"
  • Nov 2 Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople, head of 300 million followers of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Nov 4 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

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Nov 4 Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail.

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • Nov 5 Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan
  • Nov 5 Richard J Kerr ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Nov 6 Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St Petersburg
  • Nov 6 Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii
  • Nov 6 Maximus 2.0 BBS released
  • Nov 6 Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA

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Nov 6 Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlaws the Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin

KuwaitKuwaiti Oil Fires

Nov 6 The last oil fire in Kuwait set by retreating Iraqi troops is extinguished

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Set alight by retreating Iraqi troops, Kuwaiti oil fires burnt long after the Gulf War finished
Set alight by retreating Iraqi troops, Kuwaiti oil fires burnt long after the Gulf War finished
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  • Nov 9 Joint European Torus (JET) scientists in Culham England successfully harness nuclear fusion to produce the first large amount of controlled fusion power
  • Nov 10 Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Philadelphia 32-30
  • Nov 10 Marty Glickman broadcasts his 1,000th football game
  • Nov 12 "Full House" 100th episode, the twins are born
  • Nov 12 Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of protesters in Dili, East Timor, killing at least 250
  • Nov 13 Bomb destroys Dutch Labour party politician Aad Kosto's house in a failed assassination attempt, he survives and in a famous image finds and cuddles his cat
  • Nov 14 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103

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Nov 14 Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Nov 15 Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
  • Nov 18 France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
  • Nov 18 Muslim Shi'ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
  • Nov 18 The Croatian city of Vukovar surrenders to Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces after an 87-day siege
  • Nov 21 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba
  • Nov 24 1st international flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
  • Nov 24 Rachmon Nabijev elected president of Tadzjikistan
  • Nov 24 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 launched
  • Nov 26 Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students
  • Nov 27 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela sentenced to 2 years (Cuba)
  • Nov 30 93 cars and 11 truck accident near San Francisco during a dust storm, 17 die
  • Nov 30 Rob Pilatus, 27, of Milli Vanilli attempts suicide
  • Nov 30 San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing and scoring titles
  • Dec 1 Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election
  • Dec 1 Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan
  • Dec 1 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands
  • Dec 1 Ukrainian people vote for independence
  • Dec 2 Muslim Shi'ites release American hostage Joseph Cicippio held in Lebanon
  • Dec 3 Muslim Shi'ites release US hostage Alan Steen
  • Dec 3 White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns
  • Dec 4 Muslim Shi'ites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6½ years)
  • Dec 4 Pan American World Airways ceased operations
  • Dec 4 Patricia Bowman testifies that William Kennedy Smith raped her
  • Dec 5 Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings & Loan fraud), found guilty
  • Dec 5 NY Daily News files for protection under chapter 11
  • Dec 7 A J Kitt, US, wins World Skiing Cup
  • Dec 8 Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States
  • Dec 8 The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
  • Dec 10 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Dec 10 Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for 1 day
  • Dec 11 William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
  • Dec 12 Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection
  • Dec 12 Abuja replaces Lagos as the capital city of Nigeria
  • Dec 13 Both North and South Korea sign an accord calling for reconciliation
  • Dec 13 NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud
  • Dec 14 Ferry boat Salem Express sinks in the Red Sea, 476 killed
  • Dec 16 UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote

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