On This Day

Events in History in 1990 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 538

  • Jun 4 Dr Jack Kevorkian assists an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die

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Jun 5 South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 6 For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game

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Jun 7 South African President F. W. de Klerk lifts 4 year state of emergency

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jun 8 Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
  • Jun 10 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
  • Jun 11 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional
  • Jun 11 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
  • Jun 13 Boeing 767 sets non-stop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya

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Jun 13 Nelson and Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • Jun 13 Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
  • Jun 14 NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
  • Jun 14 Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
  • Jun 16 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
  • Jun 18 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
  • Jun 19 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark

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Jun 19 Grupo Carso, S.A. de C.V., founded by Carlos Slim is listed on the Mexico Stock Exchange

Businessman Carlos Slim
Businessman
Carlos Slim
  • Jun 20 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US
  • Jun 20 Asteroid Eureka is discovered
  • Jun 21 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • Jun 21 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • Jun 21 Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 21 US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
  • Jun 22 Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit
  • Jun 22 Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC's position
  • Jun 23 A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
  • Jun 23 Moldavia declares independence
  • Jun 23 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
  • Jun 23 Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jun 23 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston
  • Jun 25 120°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 25 Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
  • Jun 25 Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia
  • Jun 25 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George H. W. Bush at the White House
  • Jun 26 122°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 26 8 KS & OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad

  • Jun 26 New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall
  • Jun 27 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
  • Jun 29 Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M
  • Jun 29 World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed in New Zealand
  • Jun 30 East and West Germany merge their economies
  • 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 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death after a panic in a tunnel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 newsstands 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
  • Aug 1 Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait
  • Aug 1 Soyuz TM-10 launches
  • Aug 2 Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
  • Aug 2 US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia
  • Aug 3 98.8°F (37.1°C) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (UK record)

  • Aug 3 Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
  • Aug 3 US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
  • Aug 4 95.5°F (35.3°C) in De Bilt Netherlands (highest Aug temperature in Netherlands)
  • Aug 4 European community proposes a boycott of Iraq

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Aug 6 President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto
  • Aug 6 UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba and Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq

Saudi ArabiaOperation Desert Shield

Aug 7 US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia beginning Operation Desert Shield

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US troops in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield
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  • Aug 8 Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province
  • Aug 9 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
  • Aug 9 Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-10 launches
  • Aug 10 NASA's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
  • Aug 10 The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries.
  • Aug 11 Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion
  • Aug 11 ArenaBowl IV, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit: Detroit Drive beats Dallas Texans 51-27, Art Schlichter MVP
  • Aug 12 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania

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Aug 12 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • Aug 14 Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
  • Aug 15 Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)
  • Aug 15 At least 150 people die in clashes between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party, South Africa
  • Aug 16 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Aug 16 Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
  • Aug 16 South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto
  • Aug 19 Dodger Jose Offerman hits HR in his 1st at bat
  • Aug 20 Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)
  • Aug 22 US President George H. W. Bush calls up military reserves
  • Aug 23 Armenia declares independence
  • Aug 23 East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
  • Aug 23 US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
  • Aug 24 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
  • Aug 24 Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City

  • Aug 25 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
  • Aug 26 2 murdered college students found in Gainesville, Florida
  • Aug 26 Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs
  • Aug 27 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
  • Aug 27 Market prices plunge as OPEC nears informal agreement to increase output to cover shortfall due to invasion; cash market trading experiences abrupt decline.
  • Aug 28 Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
  • Aug 28 F5 strength tornado hits Plainfield, Illinois, killing 29 and injuring 353
  • Aug 29 C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13
  • Aug 29 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq
  • Aug 30 Tatarstan announces its sovereignty with the Declaration on the State Sovereignty of the Tatar Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Aug 31 Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season
  • Aug 31 East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
  • Sep 2 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, San Francisco
  • Sep 3 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)
  • Sep 5 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West
  • Sep 6 US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive US statements toward Iraq
  • Sep 8 Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC
  • Sep 9 Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr Johnson's forces
  • Sep 9 George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
  • Sep 10 Ellis Island reopens as a museum
  • Sep 10 Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada
  • Sep 10 Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq
  • Sep 10 Mariner Matt Young becomes 21st AL'er to strike out 4 in 1 inning

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Sep 10 Basilica of Our Lady of Peace consecrated by Pope John Paul II in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, as the largest church in the world at 30,000 square metres (320,000 sq ft)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Sep 12 US, United Kingdom, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
  • Sep 13 Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die
  • Sep 13 Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
  • Sep 13 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
  • Sep 14 Ken Griffey, Sr & Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in 1st inning
  • Sep 15 Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000

  • Sep 15 France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
  • Sep 15 15th Toronto International Film Festival: "Cyrano de Bergerac" directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George H. W. Bush
  • Sep 16 Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR
  • Sep 17 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing
  • Sep 17 Soviet Union & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
  • Sep 18 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
  • Sep 18 Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • Sep 18 Crude prices outpace increases in product prices and there is talk of cutting refinery runs
  • Sep 20 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification
  • Sep 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 20 South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia
  • Sep 21 Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 HRs & steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt
  • Sep 21 Reports that US refinery problems will lead to a loss in capacity and aggressive remarks by Saddam Hussein send crude prices to new highs
  • Sep 22 Saudi Arabia expels many Jordanian & Yemeni envoys
  • Sep 23 Saddam says he will destroy Israel
  • Sep 24 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
  • Sep 24 South African President F. W. de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 24 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • Sep 24 West German President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
  • Sep 24 Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

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Sep 24 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Sep 24 Saddam Hussein states his willingness to strike first and his intention to damage oil fields in the region if Iraq does strike
  • Sep 25 Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience
  • Sep 25 UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
  • Sep 26 Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
  • Sep 27 Deposed emir of Kuwait address UN General Assembly
  • Sep 27 Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley Calif
  • Sep 27 Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

  • Sep 28 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House
  • Sep 29 Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
  • Sep 29 US Secretary of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
  • Sep 29 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years

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Sep 29 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • Sep 29 The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.

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Sep 30 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Oct 1 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
  • Oct 1 Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 1 US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

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Oct 1 Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • Oct 1 Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations
  • 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 4 Regional elections held in East Germany
  • Oct 5 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)