On This Day

1991 in History (Part 6)

Events in History

Events 501 - 521 of 521

  • Dec 16 Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Dec 17 Patrick Manning becomes premier of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Dec 18 General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
  • Dec 19 6,000th episode of One Life To Live

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Dec 19 Boris Yeltsin takes control of the Kremlin

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin

ReplacementLeadership Contest

Dec 20 Paul Keating becomes Prime Minister of Australia after rolling Bob Hawke for leadership of the Labor party

24th Prime Minister of Australia Paul Keating
24th Prime Minister of Australia
Paul Keating
23rd Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke
23rd Prime Minister of Australia
Bob Hawke
  • Dec 20 A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
  • Dec 21 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)
  • Dec 21 El Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane
  • Dec 21 Soviet Union formally dissolves as 11 of 12 republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Dec 23 NY Daily News publisher Kevin Maxwell resigns
  • Dec 25 Last day of a washout Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala

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Dec 25 Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev

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Dec 26 Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Dec 26 Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
  • Dec 28 Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen

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Dec 28 Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Dec 29 12th United Negro College Fund
  • Dec 29 Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
  • Dec 31 CPN, Communist Party of Netherland, last day of existence
  • Dec 31 Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83

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