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Chronology of World History (1991)

Chronology of World History

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Last updated: 2019 June 14.


1991

May 1
May 2
  • Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus
May 7
May 12
May 14
  • 42 die in a train collision in Japan. [1]
May 15
  • Édith Cresson becomes France's first female premier. [1] [41]
May 16
May 17
May 18
May 20
May 21
  • Ethiopia's Marxist president Mengistu Haile Mariam resigns. [1] [41]
May 22
May 23
  • Last Cuban troops leave Angola. [1]
May 24
May 25
May 26
May 28
  • Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa. [1]
  • Liberian-registered supertanker ABT Summer
May 31
June 1
June 3
June 9
June 11
  • On the cruise yacht New Yorker , dubbed the "DOS Boat", in New York City harbor, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer unveil MS-DOS 5.0. It adds a full-screen editor, undelete and unformat utilities, and task swapping. GW-BASIC is replaced with Qbasic , based on Microsoft's QuickBASIC . ( One million copies are sold in six weeks.
June 12
June 15
June 17
June 20
June 22
June 23
June 25
June 28
July 1
July 3
  • TriStar releases the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day to theaters. ( Total world gross ticket sales: $520 million (1st for 1991).
July 4
July 7
July 10
July 11
July 15
July 18
July 22
July 24
July 27
  • TV Guide
July 29
August 3
August 7
  • The World Wide Web debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet. [5] [41]
  • Court rules Manuel Noriega may access some secret US documents. [1]
August 8
  • Shite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy. [1]
August 11
August 17
  • In Sydney, Australia, taxi driver Wade Frankum shoots seven people and injures six others before turning the gun on himself. [41]
August 19
August 20
  • The Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia declares restoration of independence. [10] [41] [810.123]
August 21
  • Latvia declares independence from the Soviet Union. [41] (August 20 [10])
  • Estonia declares independence. [1132.288]
  • Communist coup is crushed in USSR in two days. [1]
August 22
August 23
August 24
  • Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party. [1]
August 25
  • Student Linus Torvalds posts messages to a Usenet newsgroup comp.os.minix about the new operating system kernel he has been developing (Linux). [41]
August 27
  • Moldova declares independence from the Soviet Union. [5] [41] [1131.96]
August 28
  • The first email message is sent from space to Earth, sent by the crew of space shuttle STS-43 Atlantis
August 29
August 30
August 31
  • In Noblesville, Indiana, USA a meteorite falls harmlessly to the ground. [521]
September 2
September 5
September 6
  • The Soviet Union's new ruling council recognizes independence of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. [1] [10] [41]
September 8
September 13
September 15
September 17
  • North and South Korea join the United Nations. [1]
  • Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations. [5]
September 19
September 21
  • Armenia declares independence from the Soviet Union. [1] [41]
September 22
September 26
September 30
  • Haitian President Jean-Bertand Aristide is ousted. [1] [41]

End of 1991 May-September. Next: 1991 October .
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1475-1499 1500-1524 1525-1539 1540-1559 1560-1574 1575-1599 1600-1619 1620-1629 1630-1639 1640-1649
1650-1659 1660-1669 1670-1679 1680-1689 1690-1699 1700-1708 1709-1719 1720-1739 1740-1749 1750-1759
1760-1769 1770-1774 1775-1779 1780-1784 1785-1789 1790-1794 1795-1799 1800-1804 1805-1809 1810-1814
1815-1819 1820-1824 1825-1829 1830-1834 1835-1836 1837-1839 1840-1844 1845-1847 1848-1849 1850-1852
1853-1854 1855-1859 1860-1861 1862-1864 1865-1867 1868-1869 1870-1871 1872-1874 1875-1877 1878-1879
1880-1882 1883-1884 1885-1887 1888-1889 1890-1892 1893-1894 1895 1896-1897 1898-1899 1900-1901
1902 1903-1904 1905 1906-1907 1908-1909 1910-1911 1912 1913 1914 1915
1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925
1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935
1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955
1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2016 2017 2018-end


A list of references to all source material is available.

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