1990

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Can you name the signficant events of 1990?

Featured Jul 15, 2012

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January 7thThis tourist attraction in Italy is closed to the public to make repairs over safety concerns
January 31stThis fast food chain opens its first store in the U.S.S.R. in Moscow
February 11thThis South African leader of the ANC is released from prison after 27 years
February 27thThis oil company is indicted on 5 criminal counts for the Valdez oil spill
March 26thThis man hosted the Academy Awards ceremony for his first of 9 times
March 21stThis country declares independence from South Africa after 75 years of rule
April 1stRobert Mapplethorp's nude photographs cause a stir over indecency in this Ohio city
April 24thThe space shuttle Discovery places this item into orbit with a flawed mirror
May 4thThis Dutch artist's Portrait of Doctor Gachet is sold for a record $82.5 million
May 16thThis puppeteer and creator of the Muppets dies at 53 of a strep infection
June 3rdIndiana suffered 37 of this weather phenomenon in the same day, setting a record
June 7thThis movie studio opens a theme park near Disney in Orlando Florida
July 8thWest Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 at this sporting event in Italy
July 7thPavarotti, Carreras, and Domingo perform for the first time as this group in Rome
August 2ndIraq invades this country triggering events leading to the Persian Gulf War
August 18thThis behavioral psychologist and inventor of the operant conditioning chamber, dies of leukemia
September 29thThe National Cathedral, the 2nd largest cathedral in the US is finished in this city
September 5thPete Sampras ends this former Czech player's bid to play in a 9th straight US Open final
October 3rdThe two halves of this country formally reunite after 42 years
October 15thMikhail Gorbachev wins this award for his work to reduce Cold War tension
November 27thThe final Swiss half canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden allows for this group to vote
November 28thThis Prime Minister resigns her post in the United Kingdom
December 16thMilitary rule in this country is ceased following the election of Jean-Bertrand Aristide
December 25thTim Berners-Lee creates the first page on this Internet system

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