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25 Years Ago This Month...

October 1990


  • Tim Berners-Lee begins his work on the World Wide Web, 19 months after his seminal 1989 outline of what would become the Web concept.
  • East Germany and West Germany reunify into a single Germany
  • First McDonald's restaurant is opened in Mainland China in Shenzhen, near Hong Kong
  • US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
  • US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court
  • Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
  • Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
  • Libya's Qadhafi says Israel must be eliminated
  • Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
  • Evander Holyfield Knocks Out Buster Douglas for heavyweight boxing title
  • Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel
  • Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in 86th World Series

Top #5 songs in the USA

1. George Michael - Praying for Time
2. Maxi Priest - I Close to You
3. James Ingram - I Don't Have the Heart
4. Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
5. Janet Jackson - Black Cat