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Subject: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 3:12 am

Continued, of course, from the 1980s section.


January 1st 1990 – David Dinkins is sworn in as New York City's first black mayor.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: winteriscoming on 01/01/15 at 8:02 pm

Wow, it's been the 90s for 25 years!  ;D Just kidding  :D

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/15 at 7:56 pm

January 4th 1990 – In Pakistan's deadliest train accident an overloaded passenger train collides with an empty freight train, resulting in 307 deaths and 700 injuries.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/15 at 8:14 pm

January 13th 1990 – Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/15 at 5:39 am

January 21st 1990 - The government of Haiti declares a state of siege, under which it suspends civil liberties, imposes censorship, and arrests political opponents. The state of siege is lifted on January 29th.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/15 at 6:48 pm

January 22nd 1990 – Robert Tappan Morris is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 01/23/15 at 6:47 am


January 22nd 1990 – Robert Tappan Morris is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm.


But viruses didn't exist at that time.  ???

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/15 at 6:59 am


But viruses didn't exist at that time.  ???
Morris' worm was developed in 1988, while he was a graduate student at Cornell University. He said it was designed to gauge the size of the Internet. He released the worm from MIT, rather than from Cornell. The worm exploited several vulnerabilities to gain entry to targeted systems, including:

a hole in the debug mode of the Unix sendmail program,
a buffer overrun hole in the fingerd network service,
the transitive trust enabled by people setting up rexec/rsh network logins without password requirements.
The worm was programmed to check each computer it found to determine if the infection was already present. However, Morris believed that some administrators might try to defeat his worm by instructing the computer to report a false positive. To compensate for this possibility, Morris directed the worm to copy itself anyway, 14% of the time, no matter what the response to the infection-status interrogation.

This level of persistence was a design flaw: it created system loads that not only brought it to the attention of system administrators, but also disrupted the target computers. During the ensuing trial, it was estimated that the cost in "potential loss in productivity" caused by the worm and efforts to remove it from different systems ranged from $200 to $53,000.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/15 at 8:46 pm

January 24th 1990 – Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/26/15 at 5:57 pm

Wow, January of 1990? Nothing much had changed from how it was in late '89. I would give almost anything to be there today.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 01/28/15 at 7:19 pm

I remember I was 9 1/2 years old, in the fourth grade. Had some good times and some bad ones.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 01/28/15 at 7:21 pm

January 28, 1990: Super Bowl XXIV was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and the AFC champion Denver Broncos. The 49ers won, 55-10.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/28/15 at 7:26 pm


January 28, 1990: Super Bowl XXIV was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and the AFC champion Denver Broncos. The 49ers won, 55-10.


January 28, 1990: The first ever Diet Pepsi advertisement featuring Ray Charles airs.

JjaefqMVpcg

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 01/28/15 at 7:28 pm


January 28, 1990: The first ever Diet Pepsi advertisement featuring Ray Charles airs.


Aha! That must have paved the way for the "You've got the right one baby...uh-huh!" advertising campaign, which I remember from the early 1990s.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 01/29/15 at 2:28 pm


January 28, 1990: The first ever Diet Pepsi advertisement featuring Ray Charles airs.

JjaefqMVpcg


I miss commercials like this.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/29/15 at 3:17 pm


Aha! That must have paved the way for the "You've got the right one baby...uh-huh!" advertising campaign, which I remember from the early 1990s.


It did.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/29/15 at 3:18 pm


I miss commercials like this.


Me too. I miss Joe Isuzu, The Energizer Bunny, Mac Tonight, Spuds McKenzie, The California Raisins and The Noid also.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/15 at 8:46 pm

January 3qst 1990 – The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow..

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 01/31/15 at 7:27 am


January 31st 1990 – The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow..


How was their burger?

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/15 at 7:34 am


How was their burger?
Red and hot!

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/15 at 5:53 pm

February 2nd 1990 – Apartheid: F. W. de Klerk announces the unbanning of the African National Congress and promises to release Nelson Mandela.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 02/03/15 at 12:15 am


February 2nd 1990 – Apartheid: F. W. de Klerk announces the unbanning of the African National Congress and promises to release Nelson Mandela.

I remember that day was a Friday, and for me was probably the best day of my entire 4th grade year at school. That's because my class went on a field trip.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/15 at 7:17 pm

February 7th 1990 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 02/12/15 at 7:43 am

February 12, 1990 - Super Mario Bros. 3 is released in North America.

https://impul5se.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/photo-1-12.jpg

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/15 at 7:46 am

February 12th 1990 – Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 02/12/15 at 2:17 pm


February 12, 1990 - Super Mario Bros. 3 is released in North America.

https://impul5se.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/photo-1-12.jpg


very good game.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/15 at 8:34 pm

February 13th 1990 – German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 02/13/15 at 12:07 am

Also, pro baseball pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was born. He began his career in 2011 with the L.A. Dodgers, was traded to the Miami Marlins in 2012, and starting this year he will pitch for the New York Yankees (he was traded there during the current offseason).

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/15 at 1:43 am

February 14th 1990 – The Voyager 1 spacecraft takes the photograph of planet Earth later become famous as Pale Blue Dot.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: winteriscoming on 02/15/15 at 9:47 pm

1990 was such a historical year!

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 02/15/15 at 10:09 pm


very good game.


My brother had the Super Mario Bros. 3 cookies, underwear and t-shirt.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 02/16/15 at 6:52 am


My brother had the Super Mario Bros. 3 cookies, underwear and t-shirt.


Do you remember when they made a Super Mario Brothers Cereal?

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 02/16/15 at 7:15 am


Do you remember when they made a Super Mario Brothers Cereal?


Nintendo…It's for breakfast now/ Nintendo…it's a cereal, wow! Nintendo…Super Mario jumps into a fruit flavored crunch!

Remember the fruit snacks and the Tetris crackers?

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 02/16/15 at 7:46 am


Nintendo…It's for breakfast now/ Nintendo…it's a cereal, wow! Nintendo…Super Mario jumps into a fruit flavored crunch!

Remember the fruit snacks and the Tetris crackers?


Yeah I remember the fruit snacks and crackers.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago" thread

Written By: nally on 02/16/15 at 12:19 pm


My brother had the Super Mario Bros. 3 cookies, underwear and t-shirt.

I remember when the game was released, but I never owned a copy of it, simply because I didn't own a copy of the system. So if I ever played it, it would be at a friend's house.

In addition, McDonalds was promoting the release of SMB3 by including a toy in their Happy Meals; I remember collecting two of the four toys in the set.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/15 at 8:32 am

1990 – Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/15 at 8:32 am


1990 – Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.

1990 was such a historical year!

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/15 at 8:15 am

1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/15 at 5:01 am

1990 – The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureș begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 03/30/15 at 8:17 pm

https://501mustseemoviesproject.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/teenagemutantninjaturtlesposter.jpg

https://mghardie.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/house-party.jpg

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 04/08/15 at 10:53 pm

https://twinpeaksfreaks.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/pilot2.jpg

TWIN PEAKS TURNS 25!

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/15 at 3:08 am


https://twinpeaksfreaks.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/pilot2.jpg

TWIN PEAKS TURNS 25!
Never watched it, but want to now.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/15 at 1:27 am

1990 – STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/15 at 1:39 am

1990 – Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/15 at 5:26 am

1990 – The former Philippine Episcopal Church (supervised by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America) is granted full autonomy and raised to the status of an Autocephalous Anglican Province and renamed the Episcopal Church of the Philippines.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:34 pm

May 13th 1990 – Dinamo Zagreb-Red Star Belgrade riot

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/15 at 5:08 am

May 18th 1990 – In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3 km/h (320.2 mph).

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/15 at 8:27 am

May 22nd 1990 – North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/15 at 8:39 am

May 22nd 1990 – Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/15 at 1:19 am

May 29th 1990 – The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin as president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/15 at 4:47 am

June 1st 1990 – George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/15 at 7:46 am

June 2nd 1990 – The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12. Petersburg, Indiana, is the hardest-hit town in the outbreak, with six deaths.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 06/04/15 at 11:54 am

June 4, 1990: L.A. Dodgers pitcher Ramon Martinez struck out 18 Atlanta Braves batters, en route to a 6-0 victory.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/15 at 2:29 pm

June 9th 1990 - Michael Jackson was admitted to hospital with a mystery illness. It was later diagnosed as an inflamed cartilage in his rib cage.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/15 at 2:29 pm

June 9th 1990 - M.C. Hammer's debut album started a record breaking 21 week stay at the top of the US album charts, making it the longest uninterrupted stay at the top since the album charts started.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/15 at 11:24 pm

June 9th 1990 - Englandneworder started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World In Motion'. England's song for the World Cup in 1990, following their No.1 in 1970. In the game they were knocked out by Germany on both occasions.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 5:09 am

June 10th 1990 – British Airways Flight 5390 lands safely at Southampton Airport after a blowout in the cockpit causes the captain to be partially sucked from the cockpit. There are no fatalities

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/15 at 2:03 pm

June 11th 1990 - Nolan Ryan became the oldest player to throw a no-hitter. It was the sixth of his career.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 06/11/15 at 4:55 pm


June 11th 1990 - Nolan Ryan became the oldest player to throw a no-hitter. It was the sixth of his career.

Yep! And he would throw one more in May of the following year.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 06/15/15 at 11:18 pm

June 15, 1990 - I had one of my most dismal days of school. :(

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 06/17/15 at 5:49 pm

June 17, 1990 - Homey D. Clown is introduced.

https://dreamlife.files.wordpress.com/2006/07/homey-d-clown.jpg

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Howard on 06/18/15 at 2:27 pm


June 17, 1990 - Homey D. Clown is introduced.

https://dreamlife.files.wordpress.com/2006/07/homey-d-clown.jpg


"Homey Don't Play That"  ;D

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/15 at 8:52 am

June 19th 1990 – The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/15 at 8:52 am

June 19th 1990 - The Communist Party of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is founded in Moscow.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/15 at 1:06 pm

June 19th 1990 - Prince played the first of 12 sold-out nights at Wembley Arena in London, England on his current Nude European tour.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/15 at 5:09 am

June 20th 1990 – Asteroid Eureka is discovered.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 06/21/15 at 1:15 pm


June 20th 1990 – Asteroid Eureka is discovered.


The very next day, was the last day of my 4th grade year of school. The end of a year of mostly dismal experiences.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 3:45 am

June 22nd 1990 – Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 5:55 am

1990 - The Atlanta Braves fired manager Russ Nixon. Bobby Cox was named the new manager.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 2:56 pm

June 22nd 1990 - Ry Cooder and David Lindley, The Cure, Happy Mondays, Sinead O'Connor, Deacon Blue, De La Soul, Adamski, Blue Aeroplanes, Julian Cope, Del Amitri, Jesus Jones, James and The Pale Saints all appeared on the first day of this years Glastonbury Festival. A three day ticket cost £38.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 06/22/15 at 3:52 pm


1990 - The Atlanta Braves fired manager Russ Nixon. Bobby Cox was named the new manager.

And Mr. Cox would manage the team for 20 more years after that, leading them to the postseason in most of those years! This would include five World Series appearances in the 1990s, one of which resulted in a WS title (1995).

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/15 at 1:47 pm

June 24th 1990 - New Kids On The Block's Donnie Wahlberg spent two days in hospital after falling through an unlocked trapdoor mid-concert in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/24/15 at 2:23 pm


And Mr. Cox would manage the team for 20 more years after that, leading them to the postseason in most of those years! This would include five World Series appearances in the 1990s, one of which resulted in a WS title (1995).

And They were in the NLCS for EVERY YEAR in the 90s except 1990 of course! Cox did an amazing job with that team!!

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 06/27/15 at 11:44 am


And They were in the NLCS for EVERY YEAR in the 90s except 1990 of course! Cox did an amazing job with that team!!

He sure did!! This included great pitching, for one thing.

Of course, in 1990 they would finish with a losing record; in fact, at the bottom of their division (NL West at the time, which I think was geographically screwy)...but the next year is when their success began.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 06/29/15 at 10:36 am

29 June 1990: L.A. Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals. Dodgers won the game 6-0.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 4:56 am

June 30th 1990 – East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 1:49 pm

June 30th 1990 - Police raided Chuck Berry's estate and seized homemade porn videos, drugs and guns.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/15 at 4:20 am

July 7th 1990 - Martina Navratilova won a record ninth Wimbledon women's singles title.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/15 at 9:11 am

July 7th 1990 - The Rolling Stones played the last of three sold out nights at Wembley Stadium, London as part of the bands 'Urban Jungle' tour.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 07/10/15 at 12:02 pm

July 10, 1990: In MLB's 61st All-Star Game, played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, the American League shut out the National League, 2-0; second baseman Julio Franco of the Texas Rangers was named MVP.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 5:23 am

July 11th 1990 – Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:41 am

July 11th 1990 – The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 07/16/15 at 11:51 am


July 11th 1990 – Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

July 11th 1990 – The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.


And I was celebrating my 10th birthday!!

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 07/16/15 at 11:53 am

July 16, 1990: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 2,999.75 -- just a quarter of a point shy of the 3,000 milestone... but it would take another nine months before finally closing above that milestone for the first time.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/15 at 11:35 am

July 21st 1990 - Roger Waters' 'The Wall' took place at the Berlin Wall in Potzdamer Platz, Berlin to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall eight months earlier. Over 350,000 people attended and the event was broadcast live throughout the world, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, The Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper, Sinead O'Connor and others took part.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 8:23 am

July 24th 1990 – Iraqi forces start massing on the Kuwait–Iraq border.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 07/24/15 at 1:24 pm

This was my second-to-last day of summer day camp. I had some good times then. :)

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/15 at 2:58 am

July 26th 1990 – U.S. President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/15 at 1:57 am

July 27th 1990 – Members of Jamaat al Muslimeen attempted to overthrow the government of Trinidad and Tobago by taking hostages at the Red House including Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson, before surrendering six days later.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/15 at 2:49 am

July 27th 1990 – The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/15 at 3:17 pm

July 28th 1990 - Elton John started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Sleeping With The Past', his fifth No.1 album

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/15 at 4:15 pm

July 28th 1990 - Partners In Kryme started a four-week run at No.1 with 'Turtle Power' the first rap chart topper in the UK. The one hit wonders track was featured in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. More One Hit Wonders

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/15 at 4:38 pm

July 29th 1990 - Elton John checked into a Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem, taking over a year off from touring and recording.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/15 at 4:20 am

July 30th 1990 – George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to "get dirt" on Dave Winfield.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 6:25 am

August 2nd 1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 4:06 am

August 6th 1990 – Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 08/06/15 at 1:01 pm


August 6th 1990 – Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.


And on that day, I went to Disneyland with my parents. While we were there, we saw a boy who was wearing the exact same clothes as I was!

We spent that night at the Disneyland Hotel, and drove out to the beach the next day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 4:36 pm

August 6th 1990 - New York Yankees' player Kevin Mass sets record with 11th home run in first 86 at bats.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: nally on 08/06/15 at 6:11 pm


And on that day, I went to Disneyland with my parents. While we were there, we saw a boy who was wearing the exact same clothes as I was!

We spent that night at the Disneyland Hotel, and drove out to the beach the next day.

Btw, I do have a picture of this, but it is not in electronic form.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 9:29 am

August 7th 1990 - New York Yankees' player Kevin Mass sets record with 12th home run in first 92 at bats and becomes 21st to hit a ball into third deck of Seattle's Kingdome.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 3:36 am

August 7th 1990 – Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 5:13 pm

August 8th 1990 - Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 home runs as a catcher.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/15 at 5:06 am

August 10th 1990 – NASA's Magellan space probe reached Venus on a mission to map its surface, fifteen months after its launch.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/15 at 3:23 am

August 12th 1990 – American paleontologist Sue Hendrickson found the most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus ever discovered  near Faith, South Dakota, US.

Subject: Re: The new "25 Years Ago today" thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 4:13 am

August 23rd 1990 – Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.

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August 23rd 1990 – Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

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August 23rd 1990 – West Germany and East Germany announce that they will reunite on October 3.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/15 at 12:43 pm

August 24th 1990 - This years three day UK Reading Festival kicked off, featuring, Faith No More, The Cramps, Inspiral Carpets, Pixies, The Fall, Jesus Jones, Ride, Dinosaur Jnr, The Wedding Present, Billy Bragg and others, a three day ticket £35.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/15 at 1:17 pm

August 24th 1990 - Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen year olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1985.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/15 at 9:01 am

August 27th 1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed when the helicopter he was flying in, hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Vaughan had played a show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin with Robert Cray & His Memphis Horns, and Eric Clapton. Vaughan was informed by a member of Clapton's crew that three seats were open on a helicopter returning to Chicago with Clapton's crew, it turned out there was only one seat left; Vaughan requested it from his brother, who obliged. Three members of Eric Clapton's entourage were also killed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 5:51 am

September 1st 1990 - The National Assembly of Bulgaria elects Zhelyu Zhelev as the first non-Communist President of Bulgaria in 40 years. RELCOM is created in the Soviet Union by combining several computer networks. Later in August, the Soviet Union got its first connection to the Internet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 2:46 pm

September 6th 1990 - Tom Fogerty guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival died aged 49, due to complications from AIDS acquired during a blood transfusion. During 1969 CCR scored three US Top Ten albums and four Top 5 singles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 2:41 am

September 9th 1990 – Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lankan Army massacred at least 184 Tamil refugees in the Batticaloa District.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 2:06 pm

September 22nd 1990 - Garth Brooks album 'No Fences' entered the US album chart. It went on to become the biggest selling country album of all time and sold over 13m copies in the first five years of release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 2:21 pm

September 22nd 1990 - Nirvana played their biggest gig to date when they appeared at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle. Drummer Dave Grohl who would audition for the band in a few days time was in the audience of 15,000 people.

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Written By: nally on 10/20/15 at 9:52 pm

October 20, 1990: Cincinnati Reds finished off a World Series sweep of the Oakland Athletics. MVP of the series was Reds pitcher Jose Rijo (who, ironically, had pitched for the A's a few years earlier!).

Neither team has returned to the World Series since then.

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/31/15 at 7:47 am

December 31, 1990: Russian Garry Kasparov holds his title by winning the World Chess Championship match against his countryman Anatoly Karpov.

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/01/16 at 9:39 am

January 1, 1991: Czechoslovakia becomes the second Eastern European country to abandon its command economy. The first anti-stalking law, passed in 1990, goes into effect in California. Dublin begins its year as the European Capital of Culture.

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Written By: nally on 01/05/16 at 2:27 pm

January 5, 1991:

The United States Embassy to Somalia in Mogadishu is evacuated by helicopter airlift days after violence enveloped Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War.
American football player Eric Fisher is born.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/16 at 9:45 am

January 12th 1991 – Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 4:25 am

January 15th 1991 – Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, signs letters patent allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth realm to institute its own Victoria Cross in its honours system.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 8:30 am

January 15th 1991 – The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 7:43 am

January 16th 1991 – The Coalition Forces go to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/16 at 3:35 pm

January 17th 1991 – Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires eight Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/16 at 3:36 pm

January 17th 1991 – Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 2:42 pm

January 18th 1991 - During an AC/DC North American tour three fans were killed during a crush in a crowd at a gig in Salt Lake City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 3:08 pm

January 18th 1991- The first of three nights at Wembley Arena for The Brits 91, which featured the Happy Mondays, James, 808 state, The Cure, Jesus Jones, The Quire Boys, Thunder and The Little Angels. Tickets £12.50 ($21.25) for each day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/16 at 4:03 am

January 19th 1991 – Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/16 at 1:18 pm

January 19th 1991 - Janet Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love Will Never Do', her 5th US No.1, and a No.31 hit in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 5:38 am

January 20th 1991 – Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/16 at 6:58 am

January 22nd 1991 – Persian Gulf War: Three Iraqi Scuds and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 6:48 am

January 26th 1991 – Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 12:14 pm

January 26th 1991 - Cher made a special video for the troops involved in Desert Storm during the gulf war. Cher's Video Canteen, featured Janet Jackson, Paul Simon, Van Halen and Bonnie Raitt.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 12:27 pm

January 26th 1991 - German duo Enigma went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'MCMXC' featuring the UK No. 1 single 'Sadness Part 1'. Enigma were German Michael Creut and his wife Sandra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 12:55 pm

January 26th 1991 - Queen had their second UK No.1 with 'Innuendo'. At 6 minutes 30 seconds, it exceeded their epic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by 35 seconds and became the third longest UK No.1 song of all time, behind The Beatles 'Hey Jude' and Simple Minds' 'Belfast Child' (subsequently the 9 minutes 38 seconds 'All Around The World' by Oasis took over the top slot and demoted Innuendo to fourth place). For 'Innuendo's' flamenco guitar solo, Brian May was joined by Yes guitarist Steve Howe.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/16 at 8:46 am

January 27th 1991 - Whitney Houston sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV.

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Written By: Ripley on 01/27/16 at 9:42 am


January 27th 1991 - Whitney Houston sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV.

I remember this  :)

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Written By: nally on 01/27/16 at 1:05 pm


January 27th 1991 - Whitney Houston sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV.

I remember this  :)

I sorta do, too...although I didn't really watch the game. However, I do remember that it was televised by ABC network...since I was an avid watcher of America's Funniest Home Videos at the time. I say this because I tuned to the TV at the time when the show normally started on Sunday nights, and found out that it wasn't on due to the Super Bowl postgame coverage.

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Written By: Howard on 01/27/16 at 3:01 pm


I remember this  :)


Me Too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/16 at 6:18 am

January 29th 1991 – Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/16 at 11:46 am

February 1st 1991 – A runway collision between USAir Flight 1493 and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the deaths of 34 people, and injuries to 30 others.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/16 at 10:52 am

February 2nd 1991 – KLF featuring The Children Of The Revolution were at No.1 on the UK single chart with '3am Eternal'. Also a No.5 hit in the US.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 5:02 am

February 7th 1991 – The Troubles: The Provisional IRA launched a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street in London, the headquarters of the British government.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 5:25 am

February 7th 1991 – Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 7:30 am

February 8th 1991 - Roger Clemens signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox that paid $5,380,250 per year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 7:15 am

February 11th 1991 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Maligned Mobster" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 5:02 am

February 13th 1991 – Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 4:12 am

February 15th 1991 – The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 2:58 pm

February 15th 1991 - Kelly Emberg the ex-girlfriend of Rod Stewart filed a $25 million (£14.7 million) palimony suit in Los Angeles. The couple lived together from 1985 to 1990. Rod Stewart later said: "Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 1:06 am

February 16th 1991 – Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 12:04 pm

February 16th 1991 - The 300th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 3:31 pm

February 16th 1991 -  The Simpsons were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do The Bartman'. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Bryan Lorenand, The Simpsons became the first cartoon characters to make No.1 since the Archies hit 'Sugar Sugar' in 1969. Jackson was a massive fan of The Simpsons and had called the producers one night offering to write Bart a number one single and do a guest spot on the show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 3:01 am

February 16th 1991 – The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:07 am

February 19th 1991 - Public Enemy boycotted the 1991 Grammy Awards because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 9:39 am

February 22nd 1991 - Liverpool and Everton played out a 4-4 draw in the FA Cup. If there wasn't enough drama on the pitch, following the game, rather unexpectedly, Kenny Dalglish resigned as Liverpool manager.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 12:50 am

February 23rd 1991 – In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 1:09 am

February 23rd 1991 – Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 5:47 am

February 23rd 1991 - North Carolina became the first NCAA team to win 1,500 games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:18 am

February 25th 1991 – The Warsaw Pact is declared disbanded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:45 am

February 25th 1991 – Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 1:35 am

February 26th 1991 – Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 1:58 am

February 26th 1991 - "Rockline on MTV" premiered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 4:21 am

February 28th 1991 – The first Gulf War ends.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 5:55 am

March 1st 1991 - Geraldo Rivera became the first talk show personality from the West to be televised on a daily basis in the USSR. The first show featured a segment about the death of Elvis Presley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:41 pm

March 1st 1991 – Frank Smith from Air Supply died of pneumonia in Melbourne, Australia. (1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love', 1981 US No.1 single 'The One That You Love').

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Written By: nally on 03/01/16 at 6:35 pm


March 1st 1991 – Frank Smith from Air Supply died of pneumonia in Melbourne, Australia. (1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love', 1981 US No.1 single 'The One That You Love').

Must have been an instrumentalist in their backup band. :\'(

Born on that day was one of our board members, "Meat!" (also previously known as Doms, DominicL, and at least one other alias).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 3:03 am

March 2nd 1991 – Battle at Rumaila oil field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 3:06 pm

March 2nd 1991 - 21 years after it's first release 'All Right Now', by Free made No.2 in the UK singles chart after being re-issued to coincide with its use in a Wrigleys Chewing gum TV ad.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 3:09 pm

March 2nd 1991 - French singer Serge Gainsbourg died of a heart attack. Famous for his 1969 UK No.1 duet with Jane Birkin on 'Je t'aime... Moi non plus.' During his career, he wrote the soundtracks for more than 40 films.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 3:14 pm

March 2nd 1991 - Madonna's 'Rescue Me', entered the US hot 100 at No.15, making her the highest- debuting female artist in rock history. The record had been held by Joy Llayne whose 1957 single 'Your Wild Heart', entered the chart at No. 30.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 1:30 am

March 3rd 1991 – An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 3:14 am

March 3rd 1991 – United Airlines Flight 585 crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 3:31 am

March 3rd 1991 – In concurrent referenda, 74% of the population of Latvia votes for independence from the Soviet Union, and 83% in Estonia.

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Written By: nally on 03/03/16 at 11:04 pm


March 3rd 1991 – An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.

The location where he was beaten, was at a major T-intersection very close to where I was living at the time. :o

According to Wiki: George Holliday's videotape of the incident was shot from his apartment near the intersection of Foothill Blvd and Osborne St. in Lake View Terrace.

Officers cornered King in his car at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Osborne Street (34.276114°N 118.378239°W).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 4:15 am

March 4th 1991 – Sheikh Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returns to his country for the first time since Iraq's invasion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 6:27 am

March 9th 1991 – Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 2:05 pm

March 9th 1991 – 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go' gave The Clash their only UK No.1 single after the track was used for a Levi's TV advertisement. The track was first released in 1982 from their album Combat Rock album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 10:34 am

March 14th 1991 – American songwriter Doc Pomus died. With Mort Shuman he wrote many early 60's hits including, ‘A Teenager in Love’, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, ‘Sweets For My Sweet’, ‘Can't Get Used to Losing You’, ‘Little Sister’, ‘Suspicion’, ‘Surrender’ and ‘Viva Las Vegas’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 3:37 pm

March 14th 1991 – R.E.M. played the first of two nights at London's Borderline Club under the name of 'Bingo Hand Job.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 6:12 am

March 15th 1991 – The Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany comes into effect, granting full sovereignty to the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 6:48 am

March 15th 1991 - Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union became the first pole vaulter to clear 20'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:40 am

March 16th 1991 - The U.S. won all three medals in the world figure skating championship. Kristi Yamaguchi won the championship, Tonya Harding finished second, and Nancy Kerrigan was third.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 4:43 pm

March 16th 1991 – Seven members of Country singer Reba McEntire's band and her road manager were among 10 people who were killed when their private jet crashed in California just north of the Mexican border. McEntire, who had given a private concert in San Diego for IBM employees the night before, was not on the plane.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 12:38 pm

March 18th 1991 –After attending an in-store promo appearance U2 were fined £500 ($850) after being found guilty of selling condoms illegally at the Virgin Megastore, Dublin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 2:16 pm

March 20th 1991 – Eric Clapton's four year old son, Conor, fell to his death from the 53rd story of a New York City apartment after a housekeeper who was cleaning the room left a window open. The boy was in the custody of his mother, Italian actress, Lori Del Santo and the pair were visiting a friend's apartment. Clapton was staying in a nearby hotel after taking his son to the circus the previous evening. The tragedy inspired his song ‘Tears in Heaven’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 2:43 pm

March 20th 1991 - It was announced that Michael Jackson and Sony signed a contract that gave an $18 million advance for the forthcoming album "Dangerous." The contract also made Jackson the CEO of the newly formed Nation Records (which changed its name to MJJ). The deal was reported to be worth $1 billion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 9:25 am

March 21st 1991 – Leo Fender, the inventor of The Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars died from Parkinson's disease. He started mass producing solid body electric guitars in the late 40s and when he sold his guitar company in 1965, sales were in excess of $40 million a year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 6:44 am

March 23rd 1991 – The Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking a gruesome 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 6:53 am

March 23rd 1991 - The London Monarchs beat the Frankfurt Galaxy 24-11 in the World League of American Football's (WLAF) first game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:04 pm

March 24th 1991 - The Black Crowes were dropped as the opening act on ZZ Top's tour for repeatedly criticizing Miller Beer. Miller Beer was sponsoring the tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:40 pm

March 25th 1991 - Michael Jackson escorted Madonna to the Oscars.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:57 pm

March 30th 1991 - Chesney Hawks started a five-week run at the UK No.1 position with his debut single 'The One And Only. The song was featured in the film 'Buddy's Song' in which he appeared with Roger Daltrey. The song was written by 80s singer Nik Kershaw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 4:16 am

March 31st 1991 – Georgian independence referendum, 1991: Nearly 99 percent of the voters support the country's independence from the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 10:23 am

March 31st 1991 - Brett Hull (St. Louis Blues) recorded his 86th goal of the season. It was the third best total in NHL history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 3:26 am

April 2nd 1991 – Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province when she succeeds William Vander Zalm (who had resigned) as Premier of British Columbia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 7:32 am

April 2nd 1991 – LL Cool J gave a pair of sneakers to every student and teacher at The Thompson Middle School in Dorchester, to celebrate them winning the 'foot locker cool school video' contest.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 3:33 am

April 7th 1991 - The 100th episode of "Married With Children" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 4:21 am

April 8th 1991 - Oakland A's stadium became the first outdoor arena to ban smoking.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 5:58 am

April 10th 1991 – A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 7:11 am

April 10th 1991 – Italian ferry MS Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 12:36 pm

April 10th 1991 - Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids on the Block) agreed to tape public service announcements warning against doing drugs, driving drunk, and starting fires. The deal was an exchange for having arson charges against him reduced by a Louisville, KY, judge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 9:32 am

April 11th 1991 - Ringo Starr was a guest on Fox TV's "The Simpsons."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 10:03 am

April 20th 1991 - Steve Marriott leader of the Small Faces and Humble Pie, died in a fire at his home in Essex. His work became a major influence for many 90's bands. Small Faces had the 1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single 'Itchycoo Park', plus 1968 No.1 UK album 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake', Humble Pie, 1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie'. As a child actor he played parts in Dixon of Dock Green and The Artful Dodger in Oliver.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 3:25 pm

April 22nd 1991 - The Dave Matthews Band played their first ever-live show when they appeared at The Earth Day festival in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 7:55 am

April 23rd 1991 - Founder member of The New York Dolls Johnny Thunders (John Anthony Genzale, Jr), died of a drug overdose. He renamed himself Johnny Thunders, after a comic book of the same name. The influential New York Dolls formed in 1972 and made just two albums. A teenage Morrissey acted as president of the UK branch of the New York Dolls fan club. Formed The Heartbreakers with Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan, and Television bassist Richard Hell.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 04/24/16 at 8:54 am

The 26th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were presented from the Universal Ampitheatre and Universal Studios Hollywood, California.
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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 2:07 am

April 26th 1991 – Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 2:07 am


April 26th 1991 – Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado.
Is it the tornado season now?

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Written By: yelimsexa on 04/27/16 at 5:47 am

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 3:14 pm

April 27th 1991 - Bonnie Raitt and Michael O'Keefe were married.

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Written By: nally on 05/01/16 at 12:18 pm


April 27th 1991 - Bonnie Raitt and Michael O'Keefe were married.

...only to divorce 8 years later. :-\\

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Written By: nally on 05/01/16 at 12:19 pm

25 years ago today, on May 1, 1991, two notable milestones occurred in Major League Baseball:


Nolan Ryan pitched his 7th and final career no-hitter.
Rickey Henderson broke the record for career stolen bases.

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Written By: nally on 05/04/16 at 12:39 pm

On May 4, 1991:
Sweden won the 36th Eurovision Song Contest.
U.S. President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized after experiencing irregular heartbeat. He was released from the hospital the next day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 3:05 am

May 5th 1991 – A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 1:59 pm

May 7th 1991 - A judge in Macon, Georgia dismissed a wrongful death suit against Ozzy Osbourne. A local couple failed to prove their son was inspired to attempt suicide by Ozzy's music.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 4:04 pm

May 7th 1991 - Wilson Pickett was arrested after running into an 86 year old man and yelling death threats whilst driving his car over the mayor's front lawn in Englewood, New Jersey. Pickett was charged with driving with open bottles of alcohol in his car.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 1:30 am

May 9th 1991 - Michael Landon appeared on the "Tonight Show" and talked about condition with cancer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 5:40 am

May 10th 1991 - Paul McCartney played at London's Mean Fiddler. It was the smallest concert venue since the final appearance of the Beatles at the Cavern Club on August 3, 1963.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 3:19 pm

May 10th 1991 - Madonna's 'warts and all' documentary film Truth Or Dare (known as In Bed with Madonna outside of North America), chronicling the life Madonna during her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, premiered in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 4:01 pm

May 10th 1991 - Bushwick Bill (Geto Boys) lost his right eye after being shot by his girlfriend.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 5:27 pm

May 11th 1991 - Roxette scored their fourth US No.1 single with 'Joyride.' The song was inspired by an interview with Paul McCartney who said that writing songs with John Lennon had been 'like a Joyride.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 7:15 am

May 15th 1991 - U.S. President Bush took Queen Elizabeth to an Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 2:32 pm

May 15th 1991 – Édith Cresson becomes France's first female premier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 2:42 pm

May 15th 1991 - Manic Street Preacher guitarist Richey Edwards carved '4 real' into his arm with a razor blade while being interviewed by music paper The NME.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 12:56 am

May 16th 1991 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.

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Written By: nally on 05/26/16 at 6:41 pm

26 May 1991:  Lauda Air Flight 004 experienced an uncommanded thrust reverser deployment of an engine and broke apart in mid-air, killing all 223 people on board. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 5:10 pm

May 28th 1991 – The capital city of Addis Ababa falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 3:15 pm

May 29th 1991 - After just completing the recording of the 'Nevermind' album, Nirvana played a last-minute show at the Jabberjaw in Los Angeles. In the audience was Iggy Pop, Dave Grohl's girlfriend and L7 bassist Jennifer Finch who brought along her best friend Courtney Love.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 12:52 am

May 31st 1991 – Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations' UNAVEM II mission.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 7:31 am

June 1st 1991 - Paul McCartney's album "Unplugged (The Official Bootleg)" debuted at #7 in the U.K. The work documented his MTV performance on January 25, 1991.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 4:18 pm

June 1st 1991 - American soul singer David Ruffin died of a drug overdose. After taking a large amount of cocaine Ruffin passed out, a friend drove him to a hospital in Philadelphia, where he later died. With The Temptations, had the 1971 US No.1 & UK No. 8 single 'Just My Imagination' and 'My Girl' (which Ruffin sang lead vocals). Solo, (1975 US No.9 & UK No.10 single 'Walk Away From Love').

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 3:59 pm

June 10th 1991 – Eleven-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard is kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California; she would remain a captive until 2009.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/16 at 5:27 am

June 12th 1991 – 1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: The Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village of Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa.

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