Events in History in October 1990

  • Oct 1 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
  • Oct 1 Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean

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Oct 1 US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Oct 1 Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy

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Oct 1 Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Oct 2 WW2 Allied nations cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
  • Oct 2 Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
  • Oct 2 US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court
  • Oct 2 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
  • Oct 3 Reunification of East and West Germany. West German flag is raised above the Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight.
  • Oct 3 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
  • Oct 4 Regional elections held in East Germany
  • Oct 5 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
  • Oct 6 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
  • Oct 6 Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
  • Oct 7 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • Oct 8 Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • Oct 8 US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
  • Oct 9 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Oct 9 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
  • Oct 9 Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
  • Oct 10 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space
  • Oct 10 American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week
  • Oct 11 Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
  • Oct 11 Mexican writer Octavio Paz is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature
  • Oct 11 Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
  • Oct 11 Libya's Qadhafi says Israel must be eliminated
  • Oct 11 UK Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd says force would be used if Iraq does not withdraw from Kuwait
  • Oct 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 13 First Russian Orthodox service in over 70 years held in St Basil's Cathedral, in Red Square, Moscow
  • Oct 13 Target Center in Minneapolis opens

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Oct 15 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Oct 16 Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
  • Oct 16 US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
  • Oct 19 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
  • Oct 20 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
  • Oct 20 Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
  • Oct 21 The first Apple Day, is held in Covent Garden, London.
  • Oct 23 Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
  • Oct 24 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 25 NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
  • Oct 25 "40-Hour Week" 9th studio album by Alabama is re-released (original release 1985)
  • Oct 27 Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.
  • Oct 29 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
  • Oct 30 Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel
  • Oct 31 Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of NZ, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts