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Finnish Linus Torvalds develops this free and open-source, monolithic, Unix-like operating system kerne
In 1995 this country erects a statue of Frank Zappa in its capital, a country the artist have never been to
Email becomes popular; as a result, this company acquires the popular Hotmail webmail service
Physicists developes this theory, that unifies all consistent versions of superstring theory, in 1995
Political crisis that struck in Belgium during the spring of 1999. Contamination of feedstock with PCB was detected in animal food products, mainly eggs and chickens
Instant messaging and the buddy list feature becomes popular. Which to protocols were the earliest?
Apple introduced this all-in-one computer, in 1998, initiating a trend in computer design towards translucent plastics and multicolor case design, discontinuing serial ports
After the 1992 booming of the stock market, and the following dot-com-bubble, Alan Greenspan coined this phrase, which was interpreted as a warning that the market was overvalued
For much of the decade, Apple would struggle to develop a next-generation operating system, starting with Copland and culminating in its December 1996 buyout of this company
Java programming language is developed by this company
CPC General Secretary Jiang Zemin launched a brutal crackdown against this religious sect in 1999
The deadliest Atlantic hurricane since 1780, caused over 11 000 fatalities in Honduras and Nicaragua in 1998
This earth quake killed 17 000 people in 1999
Volcanic eruption that, in 1991, injected more particulate into the stratosphere than any eruption since Krakatoa in 1883
This first MP3 player is released in late spring of 1998, and by the mid-2000s, the MP3 player would overtake the CD player in popularity
This Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that struck the Bahamas, Florida, and Louisiana in August 1992
This railway tunnel that connects Folkestone (Kent, England) with Coquelles (Pas-de-Calais, France), opened in 1994
The boots and shoes of this company became popular in the 1990s as grunge fashion arose
This hairstyle increased in popularity in fashion and culture among teenage boys and young men in the 1990s, mainly after it was popularized in the film Terminator 2
Researchers and popular media use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years for this generation
This global economic institutions replaced GATT in 1995, after 124 nations signed the agreement
This international high-speed railway service connecting London with European metropoles was establieshed in 1994
This car company bought Volvo in 1999, but sold it to the Chinese company Geely Holding Group in 2010
The first of these types of network is launched in Finland in 1991, which in the mid 2010s became a global standard for mobile communications achieving over 90% market share
This international scientific research project with the goal of determining the base pairs that make up human DNA, and of mapping all of human genes, was launched in 1990
These shirts of soft woven fabric became popular as grunge wave rose
This hairstyle from the hit show Friends, became a cultural phenomenon with millions of women copying it worldwide
Two men, posing as police officers, robbed this museum in Boston for 13 works of art, at the value of $500 million in 1990
This company released a maganeto-optical disc-based data storage format called MiniDisc in 1992
Protease inhibitors introduced allowing this therapy against HIV; drastically reduces AIDS mortality

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