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1990 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXC) was the 90th year of the 20th century. 1990 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1990.
News Events of 1990
Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time, Inc. and Warner Communications, Inc.
Nelson Mandela released from prison in South Africa.
Namibia becomes independent from South Africa.
Iraq invades Kuwait.
Hubble space telescope launched.
Microsoft introduces Windows 3.0.
Anti Poll Tax protests in London, turn into a riot.
British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher resigns.
Tim Berners-Lee invents "The Worldwide Web".
Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it emerges that they did not sing at all on their album.
Jack Kevorkian participates in his first assisted suicide.
Mary Robinson elected first female President of Ireland.
JohnBenét Ramsey murdered (an unsolved case to this day).
The World Health Organization (WHO) removes homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
Anti Poll Tax protests in London, turn into a riot in Trafalgar Square.
National Cathedral completed in Washington DC.
Sports in 1990
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