Historical Events For Year 1990

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January 27, 1990

Only four months after the Communist Party of Poland steps out of power, they officially no longer exist.
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February 7, 1990

Multiparty elections begin being implemented upon the vote to end the monopoly of power by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
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February 15, 1990

Diplomatic relations are restored between the United Kingdom and Argentina for the first time in 8 years.
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March 3, 1990

The first crossing of Antarctica by dog sled takes place when a group of six explorers embark on the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition.
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March 26, 1990

Best Picture of the 62nd Academy Awards is won by the film Driving Miss Daisy. Read More

April 1, 1990

According to the 1990 United States Census, the population of the United States is 248,709,873 people.
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May 15, 1990

The selling of Vincent van Gogh's Dr. Gachet painting at a record amount of $82.5 million occurs.
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May 17, 1990

The foundation for the acceptance of homosexuality begins upon the removal of homosexuality from the list of diseases by the World Health Organization.
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May 18, 1990

A treaty between East and West Germany is signed in an attempt to merge the two social and economic systems.
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May 19, 1990

An agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union in regards to destroying and stopping production of chemical weapons takes place.
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May 29, 1990

The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic elects it's first president, Boris Yeltsin.
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May 29, 1990

The formation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development occurs. Read More

June 7, 1990

The opening of Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida takes place. Read More

June 19, 1990

Moscow is home to the formation of the Communist Party of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
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July 26, 1990

The signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act by President George H.W. Bush takes place, implementing the protection of disabled persons in America.
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August 2, 1990

Smoking in bars is banned for the first time in American in San Luis Obispo, California.
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August 12, 1990

The discovery of the most well preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur, later named Sue, occurs in South Dakota.
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August 23, 1990

The announcement of the unification between East and West Germany on October 3rd takes place.
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October 1, 1990

Rwanda is invaded by Uganda and the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front commencing the beginning of the Rwandan Civil War.
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November 13, 1990

The creation of the first Web Page takes place. Read More

November 16, 1990

The highest grossing live-action comedy movie, Home Alone, makes it's theatrical debut. Read More

December 23, 1990

88.5 percent of votes in the Slovenian independence referendum supported the country's independence.
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