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This year in History: Born in 1990 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1990


January 31   The first McDonald's opens in Moscow, Russia.

October 15   Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

November 12   Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

November 13   The first known World Wide Web page is written.

December 22   Lech Walesa is sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president

February 7   Collapse of the Soviet Union

March 28   President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

March 28   President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies

April 24   The Hubble Space Telescope is launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery.

April 28   After 6,237 performances, the Broadway musical A Chorus Line closes.

May 31   The first episode of Seinfeld airs on TV

June 8   Czechoslovakia's first free elections in 44 years

July 17   The Minnesota Twins become the first team in Major League Baseball to turn two triple plays in a single game

July 30   The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.

August 2   Iraq invades Kuwait starting the Gulf War.

August 7   Fun Date: At 12:34:56 the time and date was 12:34:56 7/8/90 i.e. 1234567890.

August 10   The Magellan space probe reaches the planet Venus.

August 12   The most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex ever found is discovered in South Dakota.

August 19   Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert.

August 23   East and West Germany announce that they would unite

August 30   Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. are the 1st father and son to play on same team

Famous Birthdays:

February 2   Dan Gosling (English footballer)

April 9   Kristen Stewart (Actress from Twilight)

April 15   Emma Watson (Actress from Harry Potter)

May 27   Chris Colfer (Actor from Glee)

August 10   Lucas Till (Actor from Hannah Montana Movie)

August 15   Jennifer Lawrence (Actress playing Katniss in The Hunger Games)

September 6   John Wall (Basketball player)

October 22   Jonathan Lipnicki (Actor - Jerry McGuire)

December 20   Jo-Jo (Singer)

December 28   David Archuleta (Singer - American Idol)


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