Events in History in February 1991

  • Feb 1 Afghanistan and Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
  • Feb 1 Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA

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Feb 1 South African President F. W. de Klerk says he will repeal all apartheid laws

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Feb 1 US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32

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Feb 1 American writer John Grisham publishes his second novel "The Firm" (bestselling novel of the year)

Writer John Grisham
Writer
John Grisham
  • Feb 2 Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington
  • Feb 2 NH snaps its 32-game losing streak at home beating Holy Cross, 72-56
  • Feb 2 US postage is raised from 25 cents to 29 cents
  • Feb 4 US postage raises from 25 cents to 29 cents

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Feb 4 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Feb 5 A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
  • Feb 5 All American Bowl ends after 14 years
  • Feb 5 Big East Football conference forms
  • Feb 6 Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights
  • Feb 7 Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president
  • Feb 7 The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.
  • Feb 9 "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
  • Feb 9 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73)
  • Feb 9 Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
  • Feb 9 US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • Feb 9 Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration
  • Feb 10 Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
  • Feb 10 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
  • Feb 11 UNPO, Unrepresented Nations & People Org forms in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence
  • Feb 13 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
  • Feb 13 US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334
  • Feb 13 US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
  • Feb 14 NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration
  • Feb 15 Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
  • Feb 15 Daily market volatility as Hussein mentions withdrawal, but Bush calls his offer a "cruel hoax"
  • Feb 15 41st Berlin International Film Festival: "The House of Smiles" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 16 Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
  • Feb 16 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
  • Feb 17 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 20 A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters
  • Feb 21 USSR announces that Iraq has agreed to a proposal to end the Gulf War, but the US calls the plan unacceptable

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Feb 23 US President George H. W. Bush gives Iraq a 24-hour deadline to withdraw from Kuwait or face a ground war

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Feb 23 Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector "Macho" Camacho
  • Feb 23 Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
  • Feb 24 US-led forces begin Operation Desert Sabre, the ground invasion of southern Iraq and Iraqi-occupied Kuwait
  • Feb 25 US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
  • Feb 26 Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital
  • Feb 26 Signs of Iran crude now an option for US refiners, but no imports from Iran likely in near future
  • Feb 27 Ben Elton's "Silly Cow" premieres in London
  • Feb 27 Noureddine Morcelli set 1500m mark at 3:34:16
  • Feb 28 Gulf War ends after Iraq accepts a ceasefire following their retreat from Kuwait
  • Feb 28 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)