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The command economy of Czechoslovakia is abandoned, making it the second European country to do so.
A vote is taken by the United Nations Security Council, resulting in the condemnation of the way Israel treats Palestine.
A confession from Aileen Wuornos is made, admitting to murdering 6 men. Read More
After 62 years of being in service, Eastern Air Lines closes dues to financial problems.
Fights between Papua New Guinea and Bougainville Island that had been going on for 3 years end upon the signing of a peace agreement.
Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland sign the Visegrad Agreement implementing the move towards free-market systems.
A cease-fire is declared by President Bush upon his declaration of victory over Iraq. Read More
America and Canada both sing the Acid Rain Treaty of 1991. Read More
All remaining rights over Germany are renounced by the occupying powers after World War II, allowing Germany to officially regain it's independence.
Price increases are imposed by the government of the Soviet Union, doubling or tripling the price of consumer goods.
The Cease Fire Agreement, Resolution 687 is passed by the United Nations Security Council, implementing the destruction of all chemical and biological weapons possessed by Iraq.
The withdraw of Soviet troops begins in Poland. Read More
California is home to the first outlet of Starbucks Coffee. Read More
The dissolution of the Warsaw Pact occurs during a meeting in Prague. Read More
The Ten-Day War in Slovenia is ended upon the creation of the Brioni Agreement. Read More
The largest ever bank merger takes place when the Chemical Bank and the Manufacturers Hanover Corporation combine.
The arrest of boxer Mike Tyson takes place for raping Desiree Washington, the Miss Black America contestant.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is captured and arrested for murdering 17 people, having the remains of 11 still in his apartment.
The START I treaty is signed between the United States and the Soviet Union, implementing an agreement to limit strategic nuclear weapons.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the prime minister of Egypt, is recommended by the U.N. Security Council for the position of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The lead singer of the band Queen, Freddie Mercury, dies from AIDS induced pneumonia. Read More
The drummer from the band KISS, Eric Carr, dies from heart cancer. Read More
Operations from Pan American World Airways officially end. Read More
The Soviet Union is officially dissolved during a meeting of the Supreme Soviet, resulting in the end of the Cold War after almost 46 years of fighting.
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