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25 Years Ago This Month...

September 1990


  • Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West
  • US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive U.S. statements toward Iraq
  • Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC
  • George H W Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
  • US, England, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
  • Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die
  • Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000
  • France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
  • Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • Both Germanys ratify reunification
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Reports that US refinery problems will lead to a loss in capacity and aggressive remarks by Saddam Hussein send crude prices to new highs
  • Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
  • Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah.
  • "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
  • Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
  • UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
  • Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
  • Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
  • Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court nominations

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