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  • Serbia
    Friday Jan 11, 1991

    Slobodan Milošević

    The 1st President of The Republic of Serbia

    Serbia
    Friday Jan 11, 1991

    On 11 January 1991, Milošević became The 1st President of the Republic of Serbia.




  • Lithuania
    Sunday Jan 13, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Vilnius TV Tower stormed

    Lithuania
    Sunday Jan 13, 1991

    On January 13, 1991, Soviet troops, along with the KGB Spetsnaz Alpha Group, stormed the Vilnius TV Tower in Lithuania to suppress the independence movement.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday Jan 14, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Chairman of the Council of Ministers resigned

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday Jan 14, 1991

    On January 14, 1991, Nikolai Ryzhkov resigned from his post as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or premier of the Soviet Union, and was succeeded by Valentin Pavlov in the newly established post of Prime Minister of the Soviet Union.




  • France
    Monday Jan 14, 1991

    Gulf War

    France propose

    France
    Monday Jan 14, 1991

    On 14 January 1991, France proposed that the UN Security Council call for "a rapid and massive withdrawal" from Kuwait along with a statement to Iraq that Council members would bring their "active contribution" to a settlement of the region's other problems, "in particular, of the Arab–Israeli conflict and in particular to the Palestinian problem by convening, at an appropriate moment, an international conference" to assure "the security, stability and development of this region of the world".




  • Kuwait
    Wednesday Jan 16, 1991

    Gulf War

    Extensive aerial bombing campaign

    Kuwait
    Wednesday Jan 16, 1991

    The Gulf War began with an extensive aerial bombing campaign on 16 January 1991.




  • Kuwait
    Thursday Jan 17, 1991

    Gulf War

    The initial conflict to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait began

    Kuwait
    Thursday Jan 17, 1991

    The initial conflict to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait began with an aerial and naval bombardment on 17 January 1991, continuing for five weeks. This was followed by a ground assault on 24 February.




  • Oslo, Norway
    Thursday Jan 17, 1991

    Harald V

    His Father's Death

    Oslo, Norway
    Thursday Jan 17, 1991

    On the death of his father on 17 January 1991, Harald succeeded automatically to the Norwegian throne. He became the first Norwegian-born monarch since Magnus VII abdicated in 1343, a gap of 648 years.


  • Kuwait
    Thursday Jan 17, 1991

    Gulf War

    The First shots of the war

    Kuwait
    Thursday Jan 17, 1991

    On 17 January 1991 the 101st Airborne Division Aviation Regiment fired the first shots of the war when eight AH-64 helicopters successfully destroyed two Iraqi early warning radar sites.


  • Ramat Gan, Israel
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1991

    Gulf War

    the Scud attacks

    Ramat Gan, Israel
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1991

    As the Scud attacks continued, the Israelis grew increasingly impatient, and considered taking unilateral military action against Iraq. On 22 January 1991, a Scud missile hit the Israeli city of Ramat Gan, after two coalition Patriots failed to intercept it. Three elderly people suffered fatal heart attacks, another 96 people were injured, and 20 apartment buildings were damaged.


  • Khafji, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jan 29, 1991

    Gulf War

    The Battle of Khafji

    Khafji, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jan 29, 1991

    On 29 January, Iraqi forces attacked and occupied the lightly defended Saudi city of Khafji with tanks and infantry. The Battle of Khafji ended two days later when the Iraqis were driven back by the Saudi Arabian National Guard, supported by Qatari forces and US Marines. The allied forces used extensive artillery fire.


  • Cannes, France
    Sunday Feb 10, 1991

    Zinedine Zidane

    First Goal

    Cannes, France
    Sunday Feb 10, 1991

    He scored his first goal for the club on 10 February 1991.


  • Saudi Arabia
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    Gulf War

    The First coalition force to breach the Saudi Arabian border

    Saudi Arabia
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    Task Force 1-41 Infantry was a U.S. Army heavy battalion task force from the 2nd Armored Division. It was the spearhead of VII Corps, consisting primarily of the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, and the 4th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment. Task Force 1–41 was the first coalition force to breach the Saudi Arabian border on 15 February 1991, and to conduct ground combat operations in Iraq engaging in direct and indirect fire fights with the enemy on 17 February 1991.


  • Iraq and Kuwait
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    Gulf War

    Few trucks fired

    Iraq and Kuwait
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    On 15 February 1991 4th Battalion of the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment fired on a trailer and a few trucks in the Iraqi sector that were observing American forces.


  • Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 16, 1991

    Gulf War

    Iraqi vehicles appeared to be performing reconnaissance

    Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 16, 1991

    On 16 February 1991 several groups of Iraqi vehicles appeared to be performing reconnaissance on the Task Force and were driven away by fire from 4–3 FA.


  • Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 17, 1991

    Gulf War

    The Task Force took enemy mortar fire

    Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 17, 1991

    On 17 February 1991 the Task Force took enemy mortar fire, but the enemy forces managed to escape.


  • Iraq
    Friday Feb 22, 1991

    Gulf War

    Iraq agreed to a Soviet-proposed ceasefire agreement

    Iraq
    Friday Feb 22, 1991

    On 22 February 1991, Iraq agreed to a Soviet-proposed ceasefire agreement. The agreement called for Iraq to withdraw troops to pre-invasion positions within six weeks following a total ceasefire, and called for monitoring of the ceasefire and withdrawal to be overseen by the UN Security Council.


  • Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 23, 1991

    Gulf War

    The Capture of 500 Iraqi soldiers

    Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 23, 1991

    On 23 February, fighting resulted in the capture of 500 Iraqi soldiers.


  • Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Gulf War

    1st Infantry Division rolled through the breach in the Iraqi defense

    Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    On 24 February 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division rolled through the breach in the Iraqi defense west of Wadi Al-Batin and also cleared the northeastern sector of the breach site of enemy resistance.


  • Iraq
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Gulf War

    British and American armored forces crossed the Iraq–Kuwait border

    Iraq
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    On 24 February, British and American armored forces crossed the Iraq–Kuwait border and entered Iraq in large numbers, taking hundreds of prisoners. Iraqi resistance was light, and four Americans were killed.


  • Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Gulf War

    The 1st Cavalry Division conducted a couple artillery missions

    Kuwait
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    On 24 February 1991 the 1st Cavalry Division conducted a couple artillery missions against Iraqi artillery units.


  • Iraq
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Gulf War

    the US VII Corps, in full strength and spearheaded by the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, launched an armored attack into Iraq

    Iraq
    Sunday Feb 24, 1991

    Shortly afterwards, the US VII Corps, in full strength and spearheaded by the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, launched an armored attack into Iraq early on 24 February, just to the west of Kuwait, taking Iraqi forces by surprise. Simultaneously, the US XVIII Airborne Corps launched a sweeping "left-hook" attack across southern Iraq's largely undefended desert, led by the US 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 24th Infantry Division.


  • Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Monday Feb 25, 1991

    Gulf War

    Scud missile hit a US Army barracks

    Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Monday Feb 25, 1991

    On 25 February 1991, a Scud missile hit a US Army barracks of the 14th Quartermaster Detachment, out of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, stationed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 soldiers and injuring over 100.


  • Kuwait
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1991

    Gulf War

    Saddam ordered a retreat from Kuwait

    Kuwait
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1991

    On 27 February, Saddam ordered a retreat from Kuwait, and President Bush declared it liberated. However, an Iraqi unit at Kuwait International Airport appeared not to have received the message and fiercely resisted. US Marines had to fight for hours before securing the airport, after which Kuwait was declared secure.


  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 1, 1991

    Prince William

    First public appearance

    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 1, 1991

    His first public appearance was on 1 March 1991—Saint David's Day—during an official visit of his parents to Cardiff. After arriving by airplane, William was taken to Llandaff Cathedral where he signed the visitors' book, showing he is left-handed.


  • Persian Gulf
    Saturday Mar 9, 1991

    Gulf War

    US troops began moving out of the Persian Gulf

    Persian Gulf
    Saturday Mar 9, 1991

    On 10 March 1991, 540,000 US troops began moving out of the Persian Gulf.


  • Serbia (Yugoslavia)
    Tuesday Mar 12, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Attempt to convince them to declare a state of emergency

    Serbia (Yugoslavia)
    Tuesday Mar 12, 1991

    On 12 March 1991, the leadership of the Army met with the Presidency of the SFRY in an attempt to convince them to declare a state of emergency which would allow for the army to take control of the country.


  • Kuwait
    Friday Mar 15, 1991

    Gulf War

    The US-led coalition restored to power Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah

    Kuwait
    Friday Mar 15, 1991

    On March 15, 1991, the US-led coalition restored to power Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the unelected authoritarian ruler of Kuwait. Kuwaiti democracy advocates had been calling for restoration of Parliament that the Emir had suspended in 1986.


  • Russia
    Sunday Mar 17, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Union-wide referendum

    Russia
    Sunday Mar 17, 1991

    On March 17, 1991, in a Union-wide referendum 76.4 percent of voters endorsed retention of a reformed Soviet Union.


  • Sierra Leone
    Saturday Mar 23, 1991

    United Nations

    Sierra Leone Civil War

    Sierra Leone
    Saturday Mar 23, 1991

    The UN mission in the Sierra Leone Civil War of 1991–2002 was supplemented by British Royal Marines.


  • Karađorđevo, Serbia
    Monday Mar 25, 1991

    Bosnian War

    Karađorđevo meeting

    Karađorđevo, Serbia
    Monday Mar 25, 1991

    On 25 March, Franjo Tuđman and Serbian President Slobodan Milošević held a meeting in Karađorđevo. The meeting became controversial in later months due to claims by some Yugoslav politicians that the two presidents agreed to the partition of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


  • Karađorđevo, Serbia
    Monday Mar 25, 1991

    Slobodan Milošević

    The Secret Karađorđevo agreement

    Karađorđevo, Serbia
    Monday Mar 25, 1991

    According to testimony by Krajina's former President Milan Babić, Milošević had abandoned plans of having "all Serbs in one state" by March 1991 in the secret Karađorđevo agreement with Croatian President Franjo Tuđman that discussed the partition of Bosnia.


  • Croatia
    Thursday Apr 11, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Croatian Army

    Croatia
    Thursday Apr 11, 1991

    The Croatian military was in a much worse state than that of the Serbs. In the early stages of the war, lack of military units meant that the Croatian Police force would take the brunt of the fighting. The Croatian National Guard, the new Croatian military, was formed on 11 April 1991, and gradually developed into the Croatian Army by 1993.


  • Russia
    Sunday Apr 28, 1991

    Garry Kasparov

    Kasparov left the party

    Russia
    Sunday Apr 28, 1991

    Kasparov left the party on April 28, 1991, after its conference.


  • Bangladesh
    Monday Apr 29, 1991

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1991 Bangladesh Cyclone

    Bangladesh
    Monday Apr 29, 1991

    The 1991 Bangladesh cyclone (IMD designation: BOB 01, JTWC designation: 02B) was among the deadliest tropical cyclones on record. On the night of April 29, 1991, it struck the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 250 km/h (155 mph). The storm forced a 6-metre (20 ft) storm surge inland over a wide area, killing at least 138,866 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless.


  • Tovarnik, Croatia
    Thursday May 2, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    A Croat policeman was killed

    Tovarnik, Croatia
    Thursday May 2, 1991

    In Tovarnik, a Croat policeman was killed by Serb paramilitaries on 2 May.


  • Sotin, Croatia
    Sunday May 5, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    A Serb civilian was killed

    Sotin, Croatia
    Sunday May 5, 1991

    While in Sotin, a Serb civilian was killed on 5 May when he was caught in a crossfire between Serb and Croat paramilitaries.


  • Split, Croatia
    Monday May 6, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    The 1991 protest

    Split, Croatia
    Monday May 6, 1991

    On 6 May, the 1991 protest in Split against the siege of Kijevo at the Navy Command in Split resulted in the death of a Yugoslav People's Army soldier.


  • U.S.
    Monday May 13, 1991

    Apple Inc.

    System 7

    U.S.
    Monday May 13, 1991

    System 7 is a graphical user interface-based operating system for Macintosh computers and is part of the classic Mac OS series of operating systems. It was introduced on May 13, 1991, by Apple Computer, Inc.


  • Yugoslavia
    Wednesday May 15, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Blocked appointment

    Yugoslavia
    Wednesday May 15, 1991

    On 15 May, Stjepan Mesić, a Croat, was scheduled to be the chairman of the rotating presidency of Yugoslavia. Serbia, aided by Kosovo, Montenegro, and Vojvodina, whose presidency votes were at that time under Serbian control, blocked the appointment, which was otherwise seen as largely ceremonial.


  • Croatia
    Sunday May 19, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    The Croatian authorities held a referendum on independence

    Croatia
    Sunday May 19, 1991

    On 19 May 1991, the Croatian authorities held a referendum on independence with the option of remaining in Yugoslavia as a looser union. Serb local authorities issued calls for a boycott, which were largely followed by Croatian Serbs. The referendum passed with 94% in favor.


  • Phu Toei National Park, Suphan Buri, Thailand
    Sunday May 26, 1991

    Plane Accidents

    Lauda Air Flight 004

    Phu Toei National Park, Suphan Buri, Thailand
    Sunday May 26, 1991

    Boeing 767-3Z9ER, On May 26, 1991, Lauda Air Flight 004, broke up in midair over a remote area of Thailand due to an uncommanded deployment of a thrust reverser on one of the plane's engines, killing all 213 passengers and 10 crewmembers aboard. The flight, which originated at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong, and made a stopover at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, was en route to Vienna International Airport, Vienna, Austria when the accident occurred.


  • Zagreb, Croatia
    Tuesday May 28, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    A Military Parade and Review

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Tuesday May 28, 1991

    The newly constituted Croatian military units held a military parade and review at Stadion Kranjčevićeva in Zagreb on 28 May 1991.


  • U.S.
    Thursday May 30, 1991

    Michael Jordan

    Bulls in the first Place

    U.S.
    Thursday May 30, 1991

    In the 1990–91 season, Jordan won his second MVP award after averaging 31.5 ppg on 53.9% shooting, 6.0 rpg, and 5.5 apg for the regular season. The Bulls finished in first place in their division for the first time in 16 years and set a franchise record with 61 wins in the regular season.


  • Reading, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 3, 1991

    Prince William

    Depressed fracture of the skull

    Reading, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 3, 1991

    On 3 June 1991, William was admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital after being accidentally hit on the forehead by a fellow student wielding a golf club. He suffered a depressed fracture of the skull and was operated on at Great Ormond Street Hospital, resulting in a permanent scar. In a 2009 interview, he dubbed this scar a "Harry Potter scar" and said, "I call it that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it—other times they don't notice it at all".


  • Croatia
    Thursday Jun 6, 1991

    Bosnian War

    A Weak Confederation

    Croatia
    Thursday Jun 6, 1991

    On 6 June, Izetbegović and Macedonian president Kiro Gligorov proposed a weak confederation between Croatia, Slovenia and a federation of the other four republics, which was rejected by Milošević.


  • Russia
    Wednesday Jun 12, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Russia's President Boris Yeltsin

    Russia
    Wednesday Jun 12, 1991

    On June 12, 1991, Boris Yeltsin won 57 percent of the popular vote in the democratic elections, defeating Gorbachev's preferred candidate, Nikolai Ryzhkov, who won 16 percent of the vote. Following Yeltsin's election as president, Russia declared itself independent.


  • Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway
    Sunday Jun 23, 1991

    Harald V

    The consecration

    Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway
    Sunday Jun 23, 1991

    The King chose to continue the tradition of royal benediction, a tradition that had been introduced with his father, and was consecrated together with Queen Sonja in the Nidaros Cathedral on 23 June 1991.


  • Colombia
    Monday Jun 24, 1991

    Shakira

    Shakira's debut Album

    Colombia
    Monday Jun 24, 1991

    Shakira's debut album, Magia, was recorded with Sony Music Colombia in 1990 when she was only 13 years old.The songs are a collection made by her since she was eight, mixed pop-rock ballads and disco uptempo songs with electronic accompaniment; however, it was hampered by a lack of cohesion in both its recording and the production. The album was released in June 1991 and featured "Magia" and three other singles. Though it fared well on Colombian radio and gave the young Shakira much exposure, the album did not fare well commercially, as only 1,200 copies were sold worldwide.


  • Slovenia
    Tuesday Jun 25, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    Independence day

    Slovenia
    Tuesday Jun 25, 1991

    Slovenia and Croatia passed the acts about their independence on 25 June 1991.


  • Croatia
    Tuesday Jun 25, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Croatia's independence

    Croatia
    Tuesday Jun 25, 1991

    The parliament of Croatia declared Croatia's independence and dissolved its association with Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991.


  • Croatia
    Tuesday Jun 25, 1991

    Bosnian War

    Slovenia and Croatia declared independence

    Croatia
    Tuesday Jun 25, 1991

    On 25 June 1991, both Slovenia and Croatia declared independence, which led to a short armed conflict in Slovenia called the Ten-Day War, and an all-out war in Croatia in the Croatian War of Independence in areas with a substantial ethnic Serb population.


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