Events in History in July 1990

  • Jul 1 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo
  • Jul 1 German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
  • Jul 1 In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal

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Jul 2 Imelda Marcos and Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 2 Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
  • Jul 3 Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
  • Jul 3 Liberian President Samuel Kanyon Doe offers to resign in response to rebel incursions in his country; he is later kidnapped and executed
  • Jul 4 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minnesota
  • Jul 4 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 8 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
  • Jul 10 Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show
  • Jul 11 Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

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Jul 12 Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Jul 12 In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes
  • Jul 14 "Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV (NYC)
  • Jul 14 Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss

  • Jul 16 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
  • Jul 16 Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
  • Jul 16 NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities
  • Jul 16 Ukraine declares independence

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Jul 16 The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jul 17 Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
  • Jul 19 BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies
  • Jul 19 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California
  • Jul 20 Justice William J. Brennan Jr. resigns from the Supreme Court after 36 years
  • Jul 21 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 23 Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
  • Jul 23 South Africa workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • Jul 24 Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
  • Jul 24 US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
  • Jul 25 Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
  • Jul 25 US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
  • Jul 25 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 26 Americans with Disabilities Act comes into effect
  • Jul 26 General Hospital records its 7,000th episode

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Jul 26 US President George H. W. Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jul 27 White-Russia declares independence
  • Jul 27 Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills

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Jul 28 Alberto Fujimori installed as President of Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • Jul 28 Blackout hits Chicago
  • Jul 29 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
  • Jul 30 Five Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money laundering
  • Jul 30 Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die
  • Jul 30 The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
  • Jul 31 Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence