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This year in History: Born in 1991 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1991


January 12   Persian Gulf War begins

November 30   The 1st world championship of women's soccer takes place. The U.S. defeats Norway 2-1

December 25   Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as leader of the Soviet Union

December 31   The Soviet Union is officially dissolved.

June 12   Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of their new republic.

June 20   The capital of Germany moves from Bonn back to Berlin

June 23   Sonic the Hedgehog video game is first released.

June 25   Marina Navratilova wins her 100th singles match at Wimbledon

July 26   The video game Sonic the Hedgehog is released.

August 19   Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev is overthrown by a coup.

August 25   Michael Schumacher makes his Formula 1 debut.

August 27   Moldova declares independence from the USSR.

August 30   Dan O'Brien sets U.S. decathlon record with 8,812 points

September 22   The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time

Famous Birthdays:

April 4   Jamie Lynn Spears (Actress)

July 5   Jason Dolley (Actor on Disney's Good Luck Charlie)

July 9   Mitchel Musso (Actor)

August 28   Kyle Massey (Actor played Cory on Cory in the House)

September 20   Spencer Locke (Actor - Disney Channel)


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