The 1990's

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George H. W. Bush President

1989 - 01/20/1993

Former USSR ruler Mikail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

1990

First Free Elections in Romania

1990

Hubble Telescope Launched

04/24/1990

The Gulf War

08/02/1990 - 02/28/1991

Iraq invades its neighbor, Kuwait, setting into motion the beginning of U.S. involvement in the Gulf War.

German Reunification

10/03/1990

Americans with Disabilities Act signed into law

1991

Duke beats Kansas for NCAA Men's Basketball Championship

1991

The ‘Chunnel' completed linking England and France

1991

Operation Desert Storm

01/17/1991 - 02/28/1991

John Major Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

11/28/1991 - 05/02/1997

Margaret Thatcher Resigns

11/28/1991

Boris Yeltsin Becomes President of Russia

12/25/1991 - 12/31/1999

Official End of the Cold War

12/25/1991

The USSR declared officially dissolved

Collapse of the Soviet Union

12/26/1991

Coup against Russian leader Boris Yeltsin fails in Moscow

1993

Bill Clinton becomes President

01/20/1993 - 01/20/2001

In a three way race for the presidency of the United States, Democratic candidate Bill Clinton defeats incumbent President George H.W. Bush and businessman H. Ross Perot of the Reform Party.

World Trade Center Bombing

02/28/1993

The World Trade Center is bombed by Islamic terrorists when a van parked below the North Tower of the structure explodes.

Republican Party wins control of U.S. Congress

1994

NAFTA

01/1/1994

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect, creating a free trade zone between Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Rwandan Genocide

04/06/1994 - 07/18/1994

Begins when Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana is killed when his plane is shot out of the sky.

Nelson Mandela Elected President of South Africa

05/10/1994 - 06/14/1999

Palestinians granted limited self-rule in accord with Israel at White House

1995

O.J Simpson tried and found innocent of two counts of murder

1995

The Euro Becomes the Official European Currency

12/16/1995

Terrorist bomb explodes in city park during Atlanta Summer Olympics

1996

President Clinton re-elected as first two-term Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt

1996

Labour Party takes control of Great Britain for first time in twenty years

1997

First announced cloning accomplished with Dolly the sheep

1997

Hong Kong returned to China

07/01/1997

Death of Princess Diana

08/31/1997

Titanic Most Successful Movie Ever

12/19/1997

Massimo D'Alema, a former Communist, became Italy's prime minister

1998

U.S. Embassies bombed by terrorists in Kenya and Tanzania with hundreds killed

1998

Clinton Impeached

12/19/1998

Peace agreement reached in Northern Ireland

1999

NATO Attacks Serbia

03/24/1999 - 06/10/1999

Music

Thunderstruck- AC/DC

1990

Love Shack- B-52's

1990

U Can't Touch This- MC Hammer

1990

Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice

1990

Under the Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers

1991

Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana

1991

Black and White- Michael Jackson

1991

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

1992

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

1992

Hero – Mariah Carey

1993

Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang – Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg

1993

Cryin' – Aerosmith

1993

Creep – Radiohead

1993

I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) – Meatloaf

1993

Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex

1994

Waterfalls - TLC

1994

Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen

1994

Zombie - The Cranberries

1994

Basket Case – Green Day

1994

About a Girl – Nirvana

1994

Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio

1995

Don't Speak - No Doubt

1995

Macarena – Los del Rio

1995

Kiss From A Rose – Seal

1995

Wonderwall - Oasis

1995

California Love - 2Pac (feat. Dr. Dre)

1995

Killing Me Softly - The Fugees

1996

Crash into Me - Dave Matthews Band

1996

No Diggity - BLACKstreet

1996

Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) – Backstreet Boys

1996

California Love – Tupac Shakur & Dr. Dre

1996

I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly

1996

3 A.M. – Matchbox 20

1997

Don't Cry For Me Argentina – Madonna

1997

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

1997

Paranoid Android - Radiohead

1997

Torn - Natalie Imbruglia

1997

Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve

1997

I Want Your Back – *NSYNC

1998

Hard Knock Life – Jay-Z

1998

This Kiss – Faith Hill

1998

Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

1998

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

1998

Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

1998

Hard Knock Life - Jay Z

1998

Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers

1999

Bills, Bills, Bills – Destiny's Child

1999

Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega

1999

No Scrubs - TLC

1999

Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre

1999

Say My Name - Destiny's Child

1999

Smooth - Santana and Rob Thomas

1999

My Name Is - Eminem

1999

Movies/ TV

Full House

1987

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

1990

America's Funniest Home Videos (1990-present)

1990

Law and Order (1990-present)

1990

Baywatch

1990

Beverly Hills 90210

1990

Goodfellas

1990

Home Alone

1990

Total Recall

1990

Ghost

1990

Mr. Bean

1990

The Jerry Springer Show

1991

The Silence of the Lambs

1991

Beauty and the Beast

1991

The Addams Family

1991

Sister Act

1992

Seinfeld

1992

The Real World

1992

Dateline NBC

1992

Barney and Friends

1992

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

1992

Frasier

1993

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

1993

The Late Show with David Letterman

1993

Walker, Texas Ranger

1993

Jurassic Park

1993

The Fugitive

1993

Schindler's List

1993

Sleepless in Seattle

1993

Mrs. Doubtfire

1993

Party of Five

1994

The Shawshank Redemption

1994

ER

1994

Friends

1994

Speed

1994

Pulp Fiction

1994

The Lion King

1994

Forrest Gump

1994

Star Trek: Voyager

1995

MADtv

1995

JAG

1995

Se7en

1995

Toy Story

1995

Casper

1995

Pocahontas

1995

Apollo 13

1995

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch

1996

Blue's Clues

1996

7th Heaven

1996

Mission Impossible

1996

Scream

1996

The Nutty Professor

1996

101 Dalmatians

1996

Independence Day

1996

Twister

1996

Tomorrow Never Dies

1997

Titanic

1997

As Good As It Gets

1997

Men In Black

1997

Air Force One

1997

Shakespeare In Love

1998

A Bug's Life

1998

Armageddon

1998

Saving Private Ryan

1998

Mulan

1998

Dr. Doolittle

1998

Deep Impact

1998

Office Space

1999

Family Guy

1999

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

1999

SpongeBob SquarePants

1999

The Sopranos

1999

Fight Club

1999

The Blair Witch Project

1999

The Matrix

1999

American Beauty

1999

The Mummy

1999

Tarzan

1999

The Sixth Sense

1999

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

1999

Toy Story 2

1999