1990-1999
1990

World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau in 1990.

1990 - daughter of LaBianca's pleads for Tex Watson

Sue Hendrickson, amateur paleontologist, discovered the most complete (more than 90%) and, until 2001 the largest, Tyrannosaurus fossil skeleton known in the Hell Creek Formation near Faith, South Dakota, on August 12, 1990. It is named "Sue" in honor of Hendrickson.

Nelson Mandella freed from prison

1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched

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1991
  • Iraq is attacked by UN forces

January 16, 1991 signalled the start of an air campaign against Iraq. February 27, after 100 hours of ground fighting, Kuwait was liberated, and a ceasefire was declared. 200,000 Iraqis were dead, including hundreds of civilians, 148 UN allies were killed.}

  • The Soviet Union Dissolves

Boris Yeltsin, president of the Russian republic, lead a revolution against Gorbachev inorder to preserve the crumbling Soviet Union power structure. Yeltsin however didn't lose much, after the failed revolt, the 15 seperate republics were granted their independence and Yeltsin remained the president of the newly independent republic.

First web page goes online August 6, 1991

Luby's massacre was a mass killing that took place on October 16, 1991, in Killeen, Texas, United States when George Jo Hennard drove his pickup truck into a Luby's Cafeteria and shot and killed 23 people, wounded another 20 and then committed suicide by shooting himself.

1991: The Soviet Union breaks apart

1992
  • LA Riots

Rodney King was beaten badly by police officers in L.A when resisting arrest. Unknown to the police, there was somebody filming it in the bushes. The police officers were handed a verdict of not guilty by the first review board. This caused racial riots to break out in south central L.A. and led to several days of rioting.

  • President Clinton elected

In November, Democrat Bill Clinton becomes 42nd president of the United States, defeating Republican incumbant George Bush.

1992 - U.S. and French teams complete genetic maps of mouse and human

Would - Alice in Chains 3:28


1993

  • Waco Tragedy

The ATF raids the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas and a seige results. The seige lasts for several weeks until a fire breaks out (I have heard some reports that the Davidians themselves started it and some reports that the Federal agents started it) killing most of the cult members including leader David Koresh and several children.

  • Explosion at the World Trade Center in New York

February 26, Muslim funamentalists tried to destroy the World Trade Center, killing five people and trapping tens of thousands of office workers in the tower. In March, four men connected with Egyptian sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman were convict

1995

  • The Oklahoma City Bombing

April 19, 1995: 168 people, including 8 Federal Marshals, were killed in the bombing of a federal building in Oaklahoma City. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were charged and convicted in this case. For their roles in the bombing Terry Nichols received a life sentence and Timothy McVey was sentenced to death.

1996

OJ Simpson Trail Begins

1997

  • Heaven's Gate Cult Death

A mass suicide in which 39 members of a "Heaven's Gate Cult" in California killed themselves by drinkling Comet Multi Purpose Cleaner, thinking they would be sent up to a spaceship behind the passing Hale Bopp comet. Strange and sad story

  • Princess Diana Dies in Tragic and Horrific Car Accident

Princess Diana dies in a horrific car accident after being chased by the Paparazzi from an elegant hotel in downtown Paris. They were speeding along in the Black 1996 Mercedes SMG550 when they entered the Llovure Tunnel below the Effiel Towel. The car lost control and smashed into the tunnel wall at 115MPH killing everyone insode the car except for the body guard. Diana was rushed to thew hospital but attempts to save her fail and she died that same night. Nobody except for the body guard were wearing their seatbelts.

  • Princess Dianas Funeral

Millions of mourners gathered outside a London cathedral for the funeral of Princess Diana. Princess Sara and her children showed up in the crowd of mourners. Camilla Parker Bowles, refered to by Diana as a Rottweiler, was the only one who wasn't invited to the funeral. Diana was later laid to rest at the Spencer family plot.

John Benney Ramsey is Murdered in Denver, Colorado

  • She was murdered Christmas night 1996 in Boulder, and the mystery since then has remained of who killed her.

Hong Kong Gains Independence from Great Brittan

Dolly the Sheep is Cloned

1998

Clinton admits to Lewinsky affair

1999

  • President Clinton is Acquitted

In February, the Senate acquits the president of perjury and obstruction of justice, after the House or Representatives had convicted him.

Panama Canal is handed back to Panama

Y2K Scare

Creation of the Euro

Friend of the Devil - Jerry Garcia & David Grisman 4:30

1994

1994 — Saint Croix Racer, a snake native to the Virgin Islands, declared extinct.

— Levuana Moth from Hawaii goes extinct

1994: Nelson Mandela becomes president of South Africa

In 1994, Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It comprised various companies that were willing to create standards and recommendations to improve the quality of the Web

Kurt Cobain is found (CNN report April 8, 1994) Kurt Cobain was reported to be missing. His body was found on April 8. An autopsy report later concluded Cobain's death was a result of a "self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. The report estimates Cobain to have died on April 5, 1994

1995

Hum Bom! - Allen Ginsberg, London, October 19 1995

1997 - Last known Aldabra banded snail from the Seychelles Islands found. Scientists believe global warming may have been the reason for the snail's demise.

In 1997, British scientist Dr Ian Wilmut successfully cloned a sheep – 'Dolly' – from a single mammary gland cell taken from a six-year-old ewe.

1996
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1998

May 1998 Interview with Osama bin Laden

1999

Oct 12 Wilt Chamberlain dies at age 63