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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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/16 at 2:13 pm

June 12th 1991 – Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 3:52 am

June 19th 1991 – The Soviet occupation of Hungary ends.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 4:20 am

June 22nd 1991 - Eric Lindros was selected first overall by the Quebec Nordiques at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 4:44 am

June 23rd 1991 - A Mazda became the first Japanese car to win the Le Mans 24 hour race.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 3:05 pm

June 23rd 1991 - The video game Sonic The Hedgehog was released to the world.

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Written By: ralfy on 06/24/16 at 7:03 am

"Frameline Film Festival Hosting Vegas in Space 25th Anniversary Event"

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/168521/frameline-film-festival-hosting-vegas-in-space-25th-anniversary-event/

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 1:49 pm

June 24th 1991 - Frank Zappa took part at the concert 'Adieu Soviet Army', organised in Prague, as the farewell to the last soldiers of Soviet Red Army, leaving free Czechoslovakia (the Red Army had occupied Czechoslovakia since the Prague spring). This was probably Zappa's last rock appearance on the stage and it is recorded on the album Adieu C. A. (Soviet Army).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 2:35 pm

June 25th 1991 - The last Soviet troops left Czechoslovakia 23 years after the Warsaw Pact invasion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 3:45 pm

June 25th 1991 - The Yugoslav republics of Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence from Yugoslavia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 1:23 am

June 27th 1991 - Paul McCartney's "Liverpool Oratorio" was performed by the Royal Liverpool Phhilharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Cathedral.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 10:19 am

June 27th 1991 – Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 10:23 am

June 27th 1991 - Carlos Santana was arrested at Houston Airport when officials found Cannabis in his luggage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 2:14 pm

June 27th 1991 - Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall resigned from the U.S. Supreme Court. He had been appointed in 1967 by President Lyndon Johnson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 6:32 am

June 29th 1991 - Jason Donovan had his third UK No.1 single with 'Any Dream Will Do' a song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for the 1968 musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Donovan was playing the lead role in a new London production of the musical.

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Written By: nally on 07/28/16 at 6:02 pm

July 28th 1991: Dennis Martinez of the Montreal Expos pitched a perfect game at Dodger Stadium against the L.A. Dodgers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/16 at 5:03 am

July 30th 1991 - MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/16 at 8:03 am

July 30th 1991, A police officer was forced to tear up a traffic ticket given to the limousine that Axl Rose was travelling in after it made an illegal turn. Rose threatened to pull that nights Guns N' Roses gig if the ticket was issued.

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Written By: nally on 07/31/16 at 10:55 am


July 30th 1991 - MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993

I know one of those channels was MTV2, which is still around; not sure what the other one is.

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Written By: nally on 07/31/16 at 10:56 am

July 31st, 1991: The Soviet Union and the United States signed the bilateral START I treaty, the largest and most complex arms control treaty in history, which eventually removed 80% of all strategic nuclear weapons then in existence.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/16 at 9:31 am

August 12th 1991, Bryan Adams started the fourth of sixteen weeks at No.1 on the UK single chart with '(Everything I Do), I Do It For You'.

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Written By: nally on 08/19/16 at 2:38 pm

August 19th 1991: Dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Ukraine.

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Written By: nally on 08/20/16 at 3:12 pm

August 20th 1991:
Dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: More than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev.

I remember hearing about this on the news.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/16 at 12:20 am

August 21st 1991 – Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.

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Written By: nally on 08/24/16 at 12:04 pm

August 24th 1991:

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/16 at 12:12 am

August 25th 1991 – Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/16 at 12:59 am

August 25th 1991 – Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/16 at 12:59 am

August 25th 1991 – The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces, between August–November, during the Croatian War of Independence

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 6:19 am

August 27th 1991 – The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 8:33 am

August 27th 1991 - The Soviet republic of Moldavia declared its independence.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 6:02 pm

August 27th 1991 - Pearl Jam released their debut album Ten. The group’s most commercially successful album, which has sold over 13 million copies, produced three hit singles: Alive, Even Flow, and Jeremy.

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Written By: nally on 08/30/16 at 9:05 pm

August 30th 1991: Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 6:16 am

August 31st 1991 - In a "Solidarity Day" protest hundreds of thousands of union members marched in Washington, DC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 11:24 am

August 31st 1991 - Metallica started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with, Metallica. The album featured ‘Enter Sandman’ ‘Sad But True’, ‘The Unforgiven’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters’ went on to sell over 10 million copies in the US alone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 12:08 am

September 1st 1991 – Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.

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Written By: nally on 09/01/16 at 6:27 pm


September 1st 1991 – Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.


... on 9/1/91! :D

Yep, that was a huge transitional period for the Soviet Union splitting up like that. I remember hearing of it on the news, but I hadn't paid close attention to it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 1:51 am

September 2nd 1991 - The U.S. formally recognized the independence of Lithuania, Lativa and Estonia.

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Written By: nally on 09/02/16 at 11:48 am

Also on that day, Alfonso García Robles, Mexican politician and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate, passed away at the age of 80. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 7:28 am

September 3rd 1991 - Ike Turner was released from prison having served 18 months of a four-year prison term, (Ike had been arrested ten other times). In an interview with 'Variety' he claimed to have spent over $11 million on cocaine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 8:34 am

September 3rd 1991 - During a European tour, Nirvana recorded ‘Dumb’, ‘Drain You’ and ‘Endless Nameless’ at Maida Vale studios in London for the BBC Radio 1 John Peel show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 6:13 am

September 4th 1991 - Dottie West died at the age of 58. She died from injuries incurred in a car accident several days earlier. West was the first female country Grammy winner.

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

September 5th 1991 – The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, comes into force.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 6:54 am

September 5th 1991 - Soviet lawmakers created an interim government to usher in the confederation after dissolving the U.S.S.R. The new name the Union of Sovereign States was taken.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 1:06 am

September 6th 1991 – The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 2:42 am

September 6th 1991 - The name St. Petersburg was restored to Russia's second largest city. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. The name has been changed to Petrograd (1914) and to Leningrad (1924).

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Written By: nally on 09/08/16 at 7:22 pm

September 8th 1991: The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 7:04 am

September 9th 1991 – Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 6:06 pm

September 10th 1991 - The Garth Brooks album "Ropin' the Wind" was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 6:11 pm

September 10th 1991, Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was released in the US. The unexpected success of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in late 1991 propelled Nevermind to the top of the charts at the start of 1992, an event often marked as the point where alternative rock entered the mainstream.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 8:25 am

September 11th 1991 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev announced that thousands of troops would be drawn out of Cuba.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/16 at 4:55 am

September 12th 1991 - The space shuttle Discovery took off on a mission to deploy an observatory that was to study the Earth's ozone layer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 6:09 am

September 13th 1991, Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 2:49 am

September 17th 1991 - The first episode of "Home Improvement" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 4:45 am

September 17th 1991, Rob Tyner lead singer with the American hard rock band MC5 died after he suffered a heart attack in the seat of his parked car in his hometown of Berkley, Michigan. MC5, (shortened from the Motor City Five), formed in Detroit, in 1965, they released their first album, ‘Kick Out the Jams’ in 1969.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 8:50 am

September 17th 1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 9:10 am

September 17th 1991 - The United Nations General Assembly opened its 46th session. The new members were Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North and South Korea, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 5:29 pm

September 17th 1991, Over 4 million copies of Guns N' Roses album, 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' were simultaneously released for retail sale, making it the largest ship-out in pop history in the US.

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Written By: nally on 09/17/16 at 7:54 pm

September 17th 1991, the TV sitcom Full House kicked off its 5th season with the episode "Double Trouble."

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Written By: nally on 09/18/16 at 12:01 pm

September 18th 1991: Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of seven Adriatic port cities.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 11:01 pm

September 18th 1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush said that he would send warplanes to escort U.N. helicopters that were searching for hidden Iraqi weapons if it became necessary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 8:04 am

September 19th 1991 – Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 8:19 am

September 20th 1991 - U.N. weapons inspectors left for Iraq in a renewed search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 7:43 pm

September 21st 1991, Status Quo put themselves in the Guinness Book Of Records by appearing four venues in one day, Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, performing all four in a 12-hour period.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 9:31 pm

September 21st 1991 – Armenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 7:11 am

September 22nd 1991 - An article in the London newspaper "The Mail" revealed that John Cairncross admitted to being the "fifth man" in the Soviet Union's British spy ring.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 7:53 am

September 22nd 1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 8:25 pm

September 22nd 1991, Bryan Adams made chart history when '(Everything I Do), I Do It For You', had its twelfth consecutive week as the UK No.1 single.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 2:07 am

September 23rd 1991 - U.N. weapons inspectors find documents detailing Iraq's secret nuclear weapons program. The find in Baghdad triggered a standoff with authorities in Iraq.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 1:30 am

September 24th 1991, Nirvana's album Nevermind was released in America, entering the chart at No. 144 on its first week. The album which peaked at No. 1 in January 1992 has now sold over 30m copies world wide. The idea for the now iconic front cover shot of the baby swimming came after Kurt Cobain and drummer Dave Grohl saw a TV documentary on water babies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 7:42 pm

September 24th 1991 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Fatal Fashion" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 9:32 pm

September 24th 1991 - The album "The Low End Theory" was released by A Tribe Called Quest.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 1:16 am

September 25th 1991 - The U.N. Security Council unanimously ordered a worldwide arms embargo against Yugoslavia and all of its warring factions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 8:53 am

September 26th 1991 - Four men and four women began their two-year stay inside the "Biosphere II." The project was intended to develop technology for future space colonies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 6:38 pm

September 27th 1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush eliminated all land-based tactical nuclear arms and removed all short-range nuclear arms from ships and submarines around the world. Bush then called on the Soviet Union to do the same.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 3:33 am

September 28th 1991 – SAC stands down from alert all ICBMs scheduled for deactivation under START I, as well as its strategic bomber force.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 4:16 am

September 28th 1991 - In response to U.S. President Bush's reduction of U.S. nuclear arms Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised to reciprocate.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 6:30 pm

September 28th 1991, Bryan Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. Other Canadian musicians who have been given the award include Bryan Adams, Leonard Cohen and the members of Rush.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 8:10 pm

September 28th 1991, Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Ropin' The Wind'. The album spent a total of eighteen weeks at the No.1 position and 70 weeks on the chart selling over 11m copies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 8:23 pm

September 28th 1991, On the week of their album Nevermind being released, Nirvana made an appearance at the Tower Records store in New York City and then played a show at The Marquee Club in New York. Their single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' had also entered the US Top 20 this week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 8:43 pm

September 28th 1991, Guns N' Roses released 2 albums 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' which debut at number 1 and number 2 on the UK album chart. Both albums make No.1 & No.2 in the US.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 12:03 am

September 29th 1991 – Haitian coup d'état.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 10:49 pm

September 30th 1991 - Liza Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: nally on 10/01/16 at 7:05 pm

October 1st 1991: Croatian War of Independence: Yugoslav People's Army forces invade the area surrounding Dubrovnik in Croatia, beginning the Siege of Dubrovnik, which would last until May 31, 1992 (a span of 8 calendar months).

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October 3rd 1991, M.C. Hammer offered a $50000 reward for the return of Michael Jackson's white glove, which had been stolen from the Motown Museum. This was part of an on-going battle between Hammer and Michael Jackson.

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October 8th 1991 – Croatia and Slovenia vote to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia.

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October 8th 1991 - A slave burial site was found by construction workers in lower Manhattan. The "Negro Burial Ground" had been closed in 1790. Over a dozen skeletons were found.

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October 11th 1991, Apple Computers settled a lawsuit launched by The Beatles record company, Apple Corporation, over name and logo rights. The computer company reportedly paid $29 million to settle the suit.

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October 18th 1991 - The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopts a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.

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October 22nd 1991 - The 100th episode of "Full House" aired on ABC.

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October 26th 1991, Legendary Rock concert promoter Bill Graham was killed when the Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter he was riding in struck the top of a Pacific Gas and Electric transmission tower near Sears Point, northwest of Vallejo and exploded. The crash, which left the helicopter's wreckage dangling near the top of the towering structure, killed Graham, his girlfriend Melissa Gold and pilot Steve Kahn. Graham had founded the Fillmore theaters in San Francisco and New York and had played key roles in supporting such bands as the Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin, The Band, Bob Dylan, The J. Geils Band, The Allman Brothers Band and The Rolling Stones.

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October 26th 1991 – History of Slovenia: Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.

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October 22nd 1991 - The 100th episode of "Full House" aired on ABC.

...entitled "The Legend Of Ranger Joe." Joey auditions to replace a retiring host of a children's program, but accidentally makes a bad impression on the man, and is hence denied the job opportunity... but later on, Joey steps in and makes a good impression and is awarded the job.

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Written By: nally on 10/26/16 at 11:36 pm

October 26th 1991: The Minnesota Twins returned home for Game Six of the World Series, down 3 games to 2 against the Atlanta Braves. The late Kirby Puckett homered to give the Twins a win and force a deciding game the next day. The late Jack Buck called it: "We'll see you tomorrow night!"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 6:32 am

October 27th 1991 – Turkmenistan achieves independence from the Soviet Union.

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Written By: nally on 10/27/16 at 10:46 am

Also on October 27th 1991: Game Seven of the World Series was played between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins. Both teams had opportunities to score during the first nine innings, but couldn't come through. Finally, in the 10th inning, Gene Larkin of the Twins drove a single into left-center field to score Danny Gladden from second base. This gave the Twins a 1-0 victory and their second World Series title in five years. Jack Morris, who pitched the entire 10 innings in this game, was named series MVP.

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Written By: nally on 11/07/16 at 11:42 am

November 7th 1991: Professional basketball player Magic Johnson announced his retirement from the game because of his infection with HIV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 8:10 pm


November 7th 1991: Professional basketball player Magic Johnson announced his retirement from the game because of his infection with HIV.
November 8th 1991 - Magic Johnson appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show." It was his first appearance after announcing that he was HIV positive.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 6:39 pm

November 9th 1991, Prince and the New Power Generation started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Cream', a No.15 hit in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 6:50 pm

November 9th 1991, Richard Marx played in five cities in 1 day during a 'Rush-n Rush Out, Street Tour'. Marx appeared in Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Burbank Airport.

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November 9th 1991 - Roman Anderson (Houston Cougars) became the first player in NCAA history to surpass 400 points when he kicked a 32-yard field goal.

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November 10th 1991 - Bernie Kosar ended his NFL record streak of 308 passes without an interception.

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November 10th 1991 - Martina Navratilova tied Chris Evert's record of 157 career titles.

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November 12th 1991 – Santa Cruz massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.

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November 13th 1991 - Roger Clemens won his third Cy Young Award for the American League.

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November 14th 1991 – American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 3:54 pm

November 14th 1991 – Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

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Written By: nally on 11/14/16 at 7:16 pm


November 13th 1991 - Roger Clemens won his third Cy Young Award for the American League.

On the very same day, the Disney animated movie Beauty And The Beast premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood; Walt Disney Pictures would put it into wide release (in theaters everywhere) nine days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 11:41 pm

November 15th 1991, French music producer and songwriter Jacques Morali, died of complications from aids. Formed The Village People and co-produced their film, Can't Stop the Music. Between 1974 and 1982 Morali produced over 65 albums.

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November 15th 1991 - Ricky Pierce (Seattle Supersonics) began a free throw streak of 75 games.

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November 18th 1991 – Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon release Anglican Church envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland.

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November 18th 1991 – After an 87-day siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 2:56 pm

November 25th 1991, Michael Jackson had his fourth UK No.1 single with 'Black or White' which featured Slash on guitar. Also a No.1 hit in the US.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 3:21 pm

November 23rd 1991 - The Sacramento Kings ended the NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games.

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Written By: nally on 11/23/16 at 6:41 pm


November 23rd 1991, Michael Jackson had his fourth UK No.1 single with 'Black or White' which featured Slash on guitar. Also a No.1 hit in the US.

Indeed it was a #1 hit in the U.S.; perhaps my favourite 90s' hit of his.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 10:48 pm

November 24th 1991, Freddie Mercury died of complications from aids at his home in London's Holland park aged 45, just one day after he publicly admitted he was HIV positive. Mercury was openly bisexual and enjoyed a colourful rock star lifestyle. During his career with Queen he scored over 40 Top 40 UK singles including the worldwide No.1 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

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November 24th 1991 - Monica Seles set a female tennis record by winning $2,457,758 in a year.

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November 24th 1991, Eric Carr (Paul Charles Caravello) drummer with KISS died aged 41, of complications from cancer in a New York hospital. Carr replaced Peter Criss in 1980 and remained a band member until he became ill in 1991. For his Kiss stage persona, Carr was known as 'The Fox.'

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Written By: nally on 11/24/16 at 3:45 pm


November 24th 1991, Freddie Mercury died of complications from aids at his home in London's Holland park aged 45, just one day after he publicly admitted he was HIV positive. Mercury was openly bisexual and enjoyed a colourful rock star lifestyle. During his career with Queen he scored over 40 Top 40 UK singles including the worldwide No.1 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.


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The very same day, pop star Cyndi Lauper got married, to David Thornton (an actor).

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November 30th 1991 - In the first Women's World Cup in soccer, the U.S. team defeated Norway 2-1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 5:07 pm

November 30th 1991, Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his eighth studio album Dangerous. The album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time.

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November 30th 1991, Milli Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus attempted suicide while staying at The Mondrain Hotel, Los Angeles by taking an overdose of sleeping pills and slashing his wrists.

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December 1st 1991 – Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.

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December 2nd 1991 – Canada and Poland became the first nations to recognize the independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union.

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December 3rd 1991 - Hulk Hogan won his fourth WWF championship when he defeated Undertaker.

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December 4th 1991 – Terry A. Anderson is released after seven years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut; he is the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.

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December 6th 1991 - Steve Fargnoli filed a $5 million suit against Prince alleging that the song "Jughead" was about him.

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December 6th 1991 – In Croatia, forces of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) bombard Dubrovnik after laying siege to the city for seven months.

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December 7th 1991, George Michael and Elton John were at No.1 in the UK with a live version of 'Don't Let The Sun Go down On Me', (a hit for Elton in 1974). All proceeds from the hit went to aids charities.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 6:13 pm

December 7th 1991, Michael Jackson started a 7 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Black Or White', his 12th solo No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.

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December 8th 1991 – The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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December 8th 1991 – The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.

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Written By: nally on 12/11/16 at 11:10 pm

December 11th 1991: Croatian forces kill 18 Serbs and one Hungarian in the village of Paulin Dvor, Croatia. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 12/11/16 at 11:12 pm

Also on December 11, 1991 - Robert Q. Lewis, American actor, comedian, game show host/panelist, and television personality, passed away at the age of 71, from emphysema, after smoking so much during his life, even on TV shows which he hosted. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/16 at 1:11 pm

December 14th 1991, Michael Jackson started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his eighth studio album 'Dangerous'. The album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time. Nine singles were released from the album spanning two years (1991–1993).

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Written By: nally on 12/25/16 at 12:52 pm

25 December 1991: Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day). Ukraine's referendum is finalized and Ukraine officially leaves the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/16 at 12:40 am

December 28th 1991 - Nine people died in a rush to get into a basketball game at City College in New York.

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December 31st 1991 – All official Soviet Union institutions have ceased operations by this date and the Soviet Union is officially dissolved.

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December 31st 1991, Pearl Jam, Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers all appeared on the same bill at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California.

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December 31st 1991, Ted Nugent donated 200 pounds of venison to a Salvation Army soup kitchen in Detroit with the message 'I kill it, you grill it'.

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January 1st 1992 - The ESPN Radio Network was officially launched.

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January 11th 1992, Nirvana appeared on NBC-TV's Saturday Night Live performing two songs, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and 'Territorial Passings'. Also on this day the group's Nevermind went to No.1 on the US album chart.

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February 4th 1992: A coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.

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February 7th 1992 – The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.

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February 8th 1992: The opening ceremony for the 1992 Winter Olympics is held in Albertville, France.

This would be the last time that the Winter Olympics would be held in a leap year. Beginning two years later, they'd be held in "midterm" years (which is still the case now).

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February 9th 1992 - Mike Gartner tied an NHL record when he reached the 30-goal mark for the 13th straight season. Only Bobby Hull and Phil Esposito had accomplished the feat.

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February 14, 1992: Ukraine and 4 other nations in the Commonwealth of Independent States reject Russia's proposal to maintain unified armed forces. Ukraine, Moldova, and Azerbaijan announce they will go ahead with plans to create their own armed forces.

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February 23rd 1992: the closing ceremonies of the Albertville, France, Winter Olympic Games.

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Written By: nally on 02/28/17 at 6:30 pm

February 28th 1992: The day before the start of the Bosnia and Herzegovina independence referendum. (It started on Leap Day and ended on March 1st, so tomorrow will mark 25 years since the end of it.)

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March 1st 1992: Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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March 2nd 1992 – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.

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March 6th 1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers

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March​ 13th 1997 – The Phoenix Lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.

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March 17th 1992 – A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.

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March 20th 1992 - Janice Pennington was awarded $1.3 million for an accident on the set of the "Price is Right" TV show.

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March 20th 1992 - Kenny Bernstein became the first drag racer to break the 300mph barrier. He averaged 301.7mph in a qualifying run at the National Hot Rod Association's Gatornationals.

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March 31st 1992: The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.

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April 5th 1992:

The Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (without the presence of Serb political delegates) proclaims independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Bosnian War: Serb troops, following a mass rebellion of Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina against the Bosnian declaration of independence from Yugoslavia, besiege the city of Sarajevo.

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April 16th 1992 – The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.

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Written By: nally on 04/24/17 at 10:57 pm

April 24th 1992: British rocker David Bowie married Somalian fashion model Iman.

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Written By: nally on 04/29/17 at 3:31 pm

On April 29th 1992, the L.A. Riots (also known as Rodney King riots, the South Central riots, the 1992 Los Angeles civil disturbance, the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest, and the Los Angeles uprising) in Los Angeles began, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days, 53 people would be killed and hundreds of buildings destroyed. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 04/30/17 at 6:57 pm

...and on the next day, things seemed to get worse.

The 30th was a Thursday, and I did not go to school that day because I was sick. Chances are that if I had gone to school, we might have been sent home early.

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May 2nd 1992, Little known UK duo Nirvana filed a suit against the American band of the same name claiming that they had been using the name since 1968. The dispute was settled out of court in the British bands favour.

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May 2nd 1992 - Bonnie Raitt received an honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music during commencement ceremonies in Boston.

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...and on the next day, things seemed to get worse.

The 30th was a Thursday, and I did not go to school that day because I was sick. Chances are that if I had gone to school, we might have been sent home early.

By the way, on Friday May 1st, the L.A. Unified School District cancelled all school instruction due to the ongoing riots.

Things seemed to gradually get back under control during the weekend.

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May 3rd 1992 - Eddie Murray (New York Mets) became the 24th player to hit 400 home runs.

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May 3rd 1992 - Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles, CA. The riots, that killed 53 people, began after the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King.

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May 5th 1992 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Reckless Romeo" aired.

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May 5th 1992, Radiohead released 'The Drill EP', their first record in the UK. The band were still called "On a Friday" when the songs for this EP were recorded; they changed their name to Radiohead the following month.

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May 14th 1992 - Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev addressed members of the U.S. Congress, appealing to them to pass a bill to aid the people of the former Soviet Union.

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May 3rd 1992 - Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles, CA. The riots, that killed 53 people, began after the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King.

..which I remember fairly well. Things had calmed down by then, and people could safely return to work and school the next day.

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Written By: nally on 05/18/17 at 7:18 pm

On May 18, 1992, the Archivist of the United States, Don W. Wilson, certified the completion of the ratification of the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (Thirteen days earlier, on May 5th, it officially had become part of the U.S. Constitution.)

The amendment prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives. It is the most recent amendment to be adopted, but one of the first proposed. (In fact, its roots trace back more than 200 years beforehand; it had been submitted by Congress for ratification in 1789, along with 11 other proposed amendments (10 of which became the Bill Of Rights).)

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Written By: nally on 05/21/17 at 9:13 pm

On May 21st 1992: After 30 seasons, Johnny Carson hosted his penultimate episode of the Tonight Show, and last episode that featured guests (namely Robin Williams and Bette Midler).

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On May 21st 1992: After 30 seasons, Johnny Carson hosted his penultimate episode of the Tonight Show, and last episode that featured guests (namely Robin Williams and Bette Midler).


And on this date in 1992, Johnny Carson ended his stint as host of the Tonight Show, handing off the hosting duties to Jay Leno, who would end up hosting it for nearly 22 years (with a brief break in 2009-2010 when Conan O'Brien hosted).

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Also on May 22nd 1992: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia join the United Nations.

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June 21st 1992, The Orb released 'Blue Room' the single had a duration of 39 minutes and 58 seconds, two seconds shorter than the maximum permitted for a single under UK chart rules. The single peaked at No.8.

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June 22nd 1992, Three members of M.C. Hammer's tour crew were wounded in a drive in shooting incident, three days later Joseph Mack, a dancer in Hammer's entourage was shot on stage during a concert in Nevada.

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July 19th 1992 – A car bomb kills Judge Paolo Borsellino and five members of his escort

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July 22nd 1992:

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxurious private prison and spent the next 17 months on the run.
Selena Gomez was born.

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August 8th 1992 - The "Dream Team" clinched the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. The U.S. basketball team beat Croatia 117-85.

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August 10th 1992, Def Leppard kicked off the North American leg on their 248-date Seven Day Weekend world Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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August 11th 1992 - In Bloomington, MN, the Mall of America opened. It was the largest shopping mall in the United States.

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August 11th 1992 - In Bloomington, MN, the Mall of America opened. It was the largest shopping mall in the United States.

...which means at the time that I visited with my family -- 28 June 1994 -- the place was in operation for not quite two years! :o (I.O.W, still fairly new!)

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August 12th 1992 – Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 1:10 pm

August 14th 1992 - Wayne Newton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 2:45 pm

August 14th 1992 - The U.S. announced that emergency airlifts of food to Somalia would begin. The action was being taken to stop mass deaths due to starvation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 3:57 am

August 15th 1992 - Vietnam blamed Hollywood for creating the "myth" concerning the issue of U.S. servicemen still being held prisoner in Indochina.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 5:56 am

August 15th 1992, INXS went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Welcome To Whoever You Are', their first UK No.1 album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 10:01 am

August 15th 1992, Boyz II Men started a 13 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'End Of The Road' the group's first US No.1. Taken from the Eddie Murphy film 'Boomerang', it broke the 36-year-old record held by Elvis for the longest run at No.1

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 08/15/17 at 9:56 pm

Saturday, August 15, 1992 -- SNICK debuts on Nickelodeon. The original lineup was:

8:00 ET Clarissa Explains It All (then in its second season)
8:30 ET Roundhouse (sort of a precursor to All That)
9:00 ET Ren & Stimpy (debuted August 11, 1991)
9:30 ET Are You Afraid of the Dark?

TeenNick's NickSplat (formerly The Splat, and previously The 90s Are All That) is celebrating by airing SNICK tonight (the actual anniversary), as well as every Satuday in August. Roundhouse is on right now, the "New Kid" episode. I love the classic SNICK bumpers, too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 10:41 am

August 17th 1992 - Woody Allen admitted to being romantically involved with Soon-Yi Previn. The girl was the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, Allen's longtime companion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 9:26 am

August 18th 1992 - Larry Bird, after 13 years with the Boston Celtics, announced his retirement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 4:04 pm

August 18th 1992, Kurt Cobain became a father when his wife Courtney Love gave birth to a daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

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Written By: nally on 08/20/17 at 9:07 pm


August 17th 1992 - Woody Allen admitted to being romantically involved with Soon-Yi Previn. The girl was the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, Allen's longtime companion.

That same day, Kevin Gross of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched a no-hitter vs the San Francisco Giants.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/17 at 12:06 pm

August 21st 1992 - NBC News fired Authur Kent two weeks after he refused an assignment to war-torn Croatia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 4:37 am

August 22nd 1992 - In Rostock, Germany, neo-Nazi violence broke out against foreigners.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 7:18 am

August 22nd 1992 – FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 4:29 am

August 23rd 1992 - The Town Square Café at Disneyland closes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 4:06 am

August 24th 1992 - China and South Korea established diplomatic relations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 12:24 pm

August 24th 1992 - Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida and dissipates over the Tennessee valley when it merges with a storm system; 23 are killed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 3:55 pm

September 2nd 1992 – The 7.7 Mw Nicaragua earthquake affected the west coast of Nicaragua. With a Ms–Mw disparity of half a unit, this tsunami earthquake triggered a tsunami that caused most of the damage and casualties, with at least 116 killed. Average runup heights were 3–8 meters (9.8–26.2 ft).

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Written By: nally on 09/02/17 at 3:57 pm


September 2nd 1992 – The 7.7 Mw Nicaragua earthquake affected the west coast of Nicaragua. With a Ms–Mw disparity of half a unit, this tsunami earthquake triggered a tsunami that caused most of the damage and casualties, with at least 116 killed. Average runup heights were 3–8 meters (9.8–26.2 ft).

I remember that day... 9/2/92!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 1:11 pm

September 21st 1992, Parlophone Records released 'Creep' by Radiohead. as their debut single. The single didn't chart but featured in the majority of critics lists at the end of the year and later appeared on their first album, Pablo Honey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 7:55 am

September 25th 1992, Two fans were stabbed and 20 arrests were made after trouble broke out at a Ozzy Osbourne gig in Oklahoma City. The sale of alcohol at the concert was blamed for the incident.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 12:47 pm

September 29th 1992 - Magic Johnson announced that he was returning to professional basketball. The comeback ended the following November.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 1:08 pm

October 6th 1992 - Ross Perot appeared in his first paid broadcast on CBS-TV after entering the U.S. presidential race.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:57 pm

October 19th 1992 - The Metallica single "Wherever I May Roam" was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 11:40 am

October 24th 1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 11:27 am

October 27th 1992, Bo Diddley took his ex-manager to court claiming he had taken $75,000 through unauthorised personal expenses.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 6:26 am

November 3rd 1992, Bon Jovi released their fifth studio album, Keep The Faith, which spent a total of 49 weeks on the US chart. The album produced three Top 40 hits: 'Keep The Faith', 'Bed of Roses' and 'In These Arms'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 8:31 am

November 3rd 1992 - U.S. presidential election: Bill Clinton defeats incumbent U.S. President George H.W. Bush and businessman H. Ross Perot.

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Written By: nally on 11/03/17 at 2:03 pm


November 3rd 1992 - U.S. presidential election: Bill Clinton defeats incumbent U.S. President George H.W. Bush and businessman H. Ross Perot.

A presidential election that I remember quite well!! :)

That was the last time that an incumbent U.S. President (in this case, Bush Senior) was defeated for another term.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 7:04 am

November 10th 1992 - Axl Rose was found guilty of assault and property damage at a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert in Maryland Heights, MO. He was given two years probation and ordered to pay $50,000 to community groups.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 10:17 am

November 13th 1992 - Elton John performed in Mexico for the first time for 90,000 people in Mexico City.

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Written By: nally on 11/13/17 at 10:18 am


November 13th 1992 - Elton John performed in Mexico for the first time for 90,000 people in Mexico City.

That day was a Friday the 13th!

For the record it was a good-luck day for me.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 11:42 am


That day was a Friday the 13th!

For the record it was a good-luck day for me.
It was a lucky day for EJ too!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 8:04 am

November 14th 1992, Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Keep The Faith' their fifth studio album and second UK No.1. The album produced six UK Top 20 hit singles, 'Keep The Faith', 'Bed Of Roses', 'In These Arms', 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead', 'I Believe' and 'Dry County'.

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Written By: nally on 11/16/17 at 5:36 pm

November 16th 1992: In Suffolk, England, a local man found the largest hoard of Roman silver and gold in Britain, including the largest collection of 4th/5th-century gold and silver coins ever discovered within the former Roman Empire.

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Written By: nally on 11/18/17 at 11:53 am

18 November 1992: Russian President Boris Yeltsin releases the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of KAL 007, which had been shot down by the Soviets in 1983.

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Written By: nally on 11/23/17 at 10:19 am

On November 23rd 1992:

IBM introduced the Simon, a handheld, touchscreen mobile phone and PDA that is considered the first smartphone.
American singer/actress Miley Cyrus was born.

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Written By: nally on 12/04/17 at 10:39 am

December 4th 1992: U.S. President George H. W. Bush, in his final two months in office, ordered American troops into Somalia to help provide humanitarian aid and restore order during the ongoing Somali Civil War.

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Written By: nally on 01/01/18 at 6:24 pm

January 1st 1993: Dissolution of Czechoslovakia - Czechoslovakia is divided into the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.

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Written By: nally on 01/03/18 at 11:13 am

January 3rd, 1993: In Moscow, Russia, George H.W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

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Written By: nally on 01/13/18 at 5:38 pm

January 13th 1993 - Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.

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Written By: nally on 01/19/18 at 11:07 am

January 19th 1993, was George H.W. Bush's last full day as President of the United States.

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Written By: nally on 01/20/18 at 10:56 am

...and on the 20th, Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd President of the U.S.!

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Written By: nally on 01/31/18 at 7:36 pm

January 31st 1993: Super Bowl XXVII was played at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. The NFC champion Dallas Cowboys defeated the AFC champion Buffalo Bills by a score of 52 to 17. Dallas scored in every quarter.

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Written By: Catherine91UK on 02/12/18 at 3:00 pm

12th February 1993: 2-year-old British boy James Bulger is murdered by two 10-year-olds, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 3:08 pm


12th February 1993: 2-year-old British boy James Bulger is murdered by two 10-year-olds, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables.
A truly sad day, on I remember well.

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Written By: nally on 02/13/18 at 12:03 am


A truly sad day, on I remember well.

It was like a very sad day for those in the UK, that's for sure. :\'(

I didn't hear of it in the U.S., but I do know that for me it was the last weekday of my super-long winter break from school.

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Written By: nally on 02/26/18 at 10:37 am

I'm sure most people in NYC know what happened on THIS date 25 years ago...

(the WTC bombing incident) :\'( :\'( :\'(

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Written By: nally on 03/11/18 at 8:16 pm

March 11th 1993:

Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.

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Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 03/13/18 at 2:10 pm

March 13, 1993.

Liz writes a story about Sonic and tries to mail it to a Sega magazine. (How the heck do I remember this?)

I get my first taste of SNL. John Goodman hosts and Mary J. Blige performs in the episode I watch. I soon become a very big Blige fan.

I also pull my first all nighter, when me and Liz watch the Moronathon on MTV right after SNL ends. I'll wake up the next day tired and sleeping in church.

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Written By: nally on 03/24/18 at 9:46 pm

^ Amazing that you remember all that!

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Written By: nally on 03/24/18 at 9:46 pm

March 24th 1993, was the day of the Discovery of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.

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Written By: Wobo on 03/24/18 at 9:50 pm

Today would be the 24th day of the Waco Siege.

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Written By: nally on 03/24/18 at 9:57 pm


Today would be the 24th day of the Waco Siege.

I remember hearing about that on the news. It lasted for about a month-and-a-half.

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Written By: Wobo on 03/24/18 at 10:02 pm


I remember hearing about that on the news. It lasted for about a month-and-a-half.

Yeah that's crazy.

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Written By: nally on 03/24/18 at 10:04 pm


Yeah that's crazy.

And also very sad, in a number of ways.


I remember being absent from school that day (it was a Wednesday) due to illness. But I was well again the next day. :)

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Written By: Dr. Mario on 03/31/18 at 5:17 pm

Brandon Lee, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, dies in an on-set firearms accident at 28

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Written By: Catherine91UK on 04/26/18 at 1:05 pm

I'm a few days late with this, but:

22nd April 1993: Black British teenager Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racist attack by a gang of white youths. It would take almost 20 years for any of the murderers to be convicted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 6:29 pm

April 28th 1993 - New York Islanders beat Washington Capitals four to one in playoffs, Capitals Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 5:12 pm

April 30th 1993 – CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 6:10 pm

April 30th 1993 - Tennis star Monica Seles is stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan of rival Steffi Graf at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/18 at 3:34 pm

May 1st 1993, George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Five Live EP' which was recorded at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert held in April 1992, at Wembley Stadium, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 11:45 am

May 13th 1993 - The final episode of "Knots Landing" aired.

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Written By: nally on 05/13/18 at 8:24 pm


May 13th 1993 - The final episode of "Knots Landing" aired.

Amazing; I had not realized it was on the air that long.

Also, American former child actress Debby Ryan was born. (She was best known for starring in Suite Life On Deck as Bailey Pickett, and Jessie as the title character.)

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Written By: YuYuYuuki on 06/04/18 at 2:35 pm

in june 4th 1993; i was 2 years old. i was sick that day. i threw up a lot. i slept with my teddy bear.

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Written By: nally on 06/04/18 at 6:12 pm

^ that day was a Friday; I felt just fine on that day, but the previous day (June 3rd) I woke up feeling crummy but felt fine by 10am, so I went to school for about half the day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/18 at 2:53 pm

June 10th 1993, Irish singer Sinead O'Connor took out a full-page ad in the Irish Times asking the public to "stop hurting me please." She blamed her troubles on abuse she suffered as a child. O'Connor was still being criticized for ripping up a picture of the Pope during an appearance on Saturday Night Live the previous October.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 06/11/18 at 5:13 pm

June 11, 1993 - Dinosaurs came back from extinction.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjM2MDgxMDg0Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTM2OTM5NDE@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 6:18 pm


June 11, 1993 - Dinosaurs came back from extinction.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjM2MDgxMDg0Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTM2OTM5NDE@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_.jpg
We had to wait for July 16th for the release of that film in UK.

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Written By: nally on 06/25/18 at 3:43 pm

June 25th 1993: Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.

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Written By: nally on 08/01/18 at 11:33 am

August 1st 1993, the Great Mississippi & Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 reached its peak.

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Written By: nally on 09/23/18 at 3:04 pm

September 23rd 1993 - The International Olympic Committee selects Sydney, Australia, to host the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 7:30 am

October 23rd 1993 – The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in the Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 5:52 pm

October 23rd 1993 - Joe Carter hits only the second baseball World Series winning home run as the Toronto Blue Jays win Game Six of the World Series to beat the Philadelphia Phillies four games to two.

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Written By: nally on 10/23/18 at 5:54 pm


October 23rd 1993 - Joe Carter hits only the second baseball World Series winning home run as the Toronto Blue Jays win Game Six of the World Series to beat the Philadelphia Phillies four games to two.

I remember watching that game! :) :D 8)

The Phillies would need to wait 15 more years before returning to the World Series...and winning it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 1:18 pm

October 30th 1993 - The United Nations deadline concerning ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide passed with country's military still in control.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 4:00 pm

October 31st 1993 - The play "Wonderful Tennessee" closed after only 9 performances.

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Written By: charasmaticleague1997@gma on 10/31/18 at 5:47 pm

George bush senior becomes president!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 5:55 pm


George bush senior becomes president!
I believe he became President in 1989?

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Written By: nally on 10/31/18 at 7:14 pm


I believe he became President in 1989?

Yes, he did.

And he left office on Inauguration Day in 1993 (January 20th), when Bill Clinton was sworn in.

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Written By: nally on 10/31/18 at 7:14 pm


October 31st 1993 - The play "Wonderful Tennessee" closed after only 9 performances.

And that was the very last time I wore a Halloween costume.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 7:39 am

November 1st 1993 – The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 1:59 pm

November 21st 1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 12:19 pm

November 22nd 1993 - American Airlines flight attendants ended their strike that only lasted four days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 2:19 pm

December 2nd 1993 - NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission (STS-61) to repair an optical flaw in the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/18 at 4:20 pm

December 3rd 1993 - Britain's Princess Diana announced she would be limiting her public appearances because she was tired of the media's intrusions into her life.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 12:39 pm

December 14th 1993 - The United Mine Workers approved a five-year contract that ended a strike that had reached seven states and involved some of the nation's biggest coal operators.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 2:49 pm

December 14th 1993 - A judge in Colorado struck down the state's voter-approved Amendment Two prohibiting gay rights laws, calling it unconstitutional.

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Written By: nally on 12/18/18 at 7:00 pm

December 18th 1993: Omar Bongo is re-elected as President of Gabon in the country's first multiparty elections.

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Written By: nally on 12/30/18 at 2:58 pm

December 30th 1993: Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Vatican City and also upgrades to full diplomatic relations with Ireland.

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Written By: nally on 01/17/19 at 8:45 am

January 17th 1994: The 6.7 Mw  Northridge earthquake shakes the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving 57 people dead and more than 8,700 injured.

I remember it very well; it affected me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzKLq4wrPmE

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Written By: nally on 01/19/19 at 12:37 pm


January 17th 1994: The 6.7 Mw  Northridge earthquake shakes the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving 57 people dead and more than 8,700 injured.

I remember it very well; it affected me.



And it was on this date in 1994 when President Bill Clinton visited the area to see the damage caused by the quake. This was on the eve of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 3:48 pm

February 3rd 1994 - President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam.

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