World Events of the 1990s
Hubble Telescope launched into space.
Lech Walesa becomes first president of Poland.
Nelson Mandela freed from prison.
Bronze Age man found frozen in glacier.
Soviet Union collapses.
Operation Desert Storm
Official end of the Cold War.
Riots occur in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict.
Cult Compound in Waco, Texas, raided.
Use of the Internet grows exponentially.
World Trade Center bombed.
Channel Tunnel opens, connecting Britain and France.
Nelson Mandela is elected president of South Africa.
O.J. Simpson arrested in double homicide. He is later acquitted.
Oklahoma City federal buiding is bombed.
Israeli Prime Minsiter Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated.
Mad Cow Disease hits Britain.
Two couples in Britain's Royal Family divorce.
Pathfinder sends back images of Mars.
Princess Diana dies in car crash in Paris.
Scientists clone sheep.
India and Pakistan test nuclear weapons.
"Titanic" becomes most successful movie ever.
President Bill Clinton is impeached.
Fear of Y2K bug.
JFK Jr. dies in plane accident.
Killing spree at Columbine High School.