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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.




  • 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".




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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