Historical Events of 1991

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Can you name the significant events of 1991?

Featured Dec 12, 2009

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January 16Operation Desert Storm begins with air-strikes against this country
January 27This Buffalo Bills placekicker's missed field goal attempt allowed the New York Giants to win Super Bowl XXV
February 5This infamous doctor is barred by a Michigan court from assisting in suicides
March 3Amateur video captures LAPD officers beating this man
April 1This 'South Park' cable channel is launched in its current format
April 29An estimated 138,000 people are killed when a tropical cyclone hits this country.
May 18This popular 'Weekend Update' anchor leaves 'Saturday Night Live'.
May 25This NHL team wins their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
June 12This man is elected the 1st President of Russia.
June 23Sega publishes the first game in this video game franchise.
July 1This 'Little House on the Prairie' and 'Highway to Heaven' actor dies
July 1This Communist agreement is officially dissolved in Prague.
July 22This serial killer is arrested in his Milwaukee apartment.
August 13Nintendo releases this video game system in the US.
September 3This 'It's a Wonderful Life' director passes away at age 94.
September 19This 'Similaun Man' is discovered nearly 5000 years after his death in the Alps.
September 24A surprise success, this Nirvana album is credited with bringing alternative rock into the mainstream.
October 2This Arkansas Governor announces his candidacy for the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination.
October 11This Soviet agency is replaced in Russia by the SVR.
October 15After a controversial hearing, the Senate votes 52-48 to confirm this judge to the Supreme Court.
October 27This AL team defeats the Braves to win the World Series.
November 7This Lakers point guard shocks the nation with his announcement that he has HIV.
November 23Freddie Mercury, the frontman for this band, publicly announces that he has AIDS; he dies the next day.
December 25This man resigns as president of the Soviet Union

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