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Chronology of World History (1991)

Chronology of World History

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Last updated: 2019 June 14.


1991

October 5
  • The first official version of the Linux
October 8
October 11
  • In Russia, the KGB is replaced by the SVR. [41]
October 12
October 14
October 16
October 20
  • In Northern India, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurs. Two events about 1.6 seconds apart. At least 2,000 people killed, more than 1,800 injured and 18,000 buildings destroyed. [53]
October 21
October 27
  • The first free parliamentary elections are held in Poland. [41]
October 28
October 30
November 4
November 6
  • The KGB officially stops operations. [41]
November 7
  • The last oil well fire in Kuwait is put out. [41]
  • The first report on carbon nanotubes is published by Sumio Iijima in the journal Nature
November 14
  • American and British authorities announce indictments against 2 Libyan intelligence officials, in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103. [41]
November 18
  • Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon set Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite free, after four years of captivity. American educator Thomas M. Sutherland is also released. [1] [41] [129]
November 19
November 27
November 28
November 30
December 1
  • Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election. [1]
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as President of Kazakhstan. [1]
December 2
  • Muslim Shites release American held hostage in Lebanon (Joseph Cicippio). [1]
December 3
December 4
December 8
  • A referendum on the constitution of Romania is accepted as valid. [41]
December 11
December 12
  • Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community. [1]
December 13
December 14
  • Ferry boat Salem Express
December 15
  • The Egyptian ferry Salem Express
December
December 16
  • United Nations reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote. [1]
December 17
December 19
  • Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin. [1]
December 20
December 21
  • 95 people share in Madrid, Spain $1.3 billion lottery (number47996). [1]
December 22
December 25
December 26
  • Jack Ruby's gun (killed Lee Harvey Oswald) sells for US$220,000 in auction. [1]
  • Militant Sikhs kill 55 and wound 70 in India. [1]
December 27
December 28
  • Irene the Icon of the Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen. [1]
  • Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venezuela, is crowned 41st Miss World. [1]
  • Ted Turner is named Time
December 29
December 31
  • CPN, Communist Party of Netherlands, last day of existance. [1]

End of 1991. Next: 1992 .
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start-302 303-599 600-799 800-999 1000-1099 1100-1199 1200-1299 1300-1401 1402-1449 1450-1474
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.

Other web pages of interest:

  • This Day in History
  • Chronology of the United States of America
  • Chronology of Sports
  • Chronology of Gambling
  • Chronology of Extreme Weather
  • Chronology of Earthquakes and Volcanos
  • Chronology of World War II
  • Chronology of Space Exploration
  • Chronology of Sweden
  • Chronology of Personal Computers
  • Chronology of Notable Births
  • Chronology of Notable Deaths
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