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  • 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.




  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Slovenia
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    Yugoslav People's Army's 13th Corps moved towards Slovenia's borders with Italy

    Slovenia
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1991

    On the morning of 26 June, units of the Yugoslav People's Army's 13th Corps left their barracks in Rijeka, Croatia, to move towards Slovenia's borders with Italy.


  • Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    Shot down two YPA helicopters

    Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    In the afternoon of 27 June, the Slovenian TO (Slovenian Territorial Defence) shot down two YPA helicopters.


  • Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Slovenian Independence War

    Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    In June and July 1991, the short armed conflict in Slovenia.


  • Metlika, Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    Further YPA troop movements took place in the early hours

    Metlika, Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    Further YPA troop movements took place in the early hours of 27 June. A unit of the YPA's 306th Anti-Aircraft Regiment, based in Karlovac, Croatia, crossed the Slovenian border at Metlika.


  • Brnik, Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    a column of tanks and armoured personnel carriers of the YPA 1st Armoured Brigade left heading for the airport at Brnik

    Brnik, Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    A few hours later, a column of tanks and armoured personnel carriers of the YPA 1st Armoured Brigade left their barracks at Vrhnika near the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, heading for the airport at Brnik.


  • Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    The YPA nonetheless successfully accomplished much of its military mission

    Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    Despite the confusion and fighting, the YPA nonetheless successfully accomplished much of its military mission. By midnight on 27 June it had captured all of the crossings along the Italian border, all but three crossings on the Austrian border and several of the new crossing points established along Slovenia's border with Croatia.


  • Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    A meeting of the Slovene presidency was hastily convened

    Slovenia
    Thursday Jun 27, 1991

    In the early hours of 27 June the Slovenian leadership was told of the movements of the YPA. The military leadership of the Fifth Military District, which included Slovenia, was in telephone contact with Slovenian president Milan Kučan, telling him that the troops' mission was limited to taking over the border crossings and airport. A meeting of the Slovene presidency was hastily convened at which Kučan and the rest of the members decided on armed resistance.


  • Slovenia
    Friday Jun 28, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    The border crossing at Holmec was captured by Slovenian TO forces

    Slovenia
    Friday Jun 28, 1991

    The border crossing at Holmec was captured by Slovenian TO forces. Two Slovenian and three YPA soldiers were killed, and 91 YPA soldiers captured.


  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Friday Jun 28, 1991

    Vladimir Putin

    Head of the Committee for External Relations of the Mayor's Office

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Friday Jun 28, 1991

    On 28 June 1991, he became head of the Committee for External Relations of the Mayor's Office, with responsibility for promoting international relations and foreign investments.


  • Slovenia
    Friday Jun 28, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    Rapidly losing ground

    Slovenia
    Friday Jun 28, 1991

    Additional fighting took place throughout the day. The YPA tank column that had been attacked at Pesnica the previous day was blocked by impromptu barricades of Slovenian trucks at Štrihovec, a few kilometers short of the border with Austria, where it again came under attack by Slovenian TO personnel and Slovenian police. The SFR Yugoslav Air Force mounted two airstrikes in support of the YPA forces at Strihovec, killing four truck drivers. At Medvedjek in central Slovenia, another YPA tank column came under attack at a truck barricade, where air raids killed six truck drivers. Heavy fighting broke out at Nova Gorica on the border with Italy, where the Slovenian Special Forces fired two armburst antitank rockets and fired 700 rounds from infantry weapons. Slovene troops destroyed two YPA T-55 tanks and captured an additional three, plus a BTS-1 racked buldozer. Three YPA soldiers were killed and 16 wounded, among them the commander of the armored column, and 98 surrendered. By the end of the day, the YPA still held many of its positions but was rapidly losing ground. YPA was beginning to experience problems with desertions — many Slovenian members of the YPA quit their units or simply changed sides - and both the troops on the ground and the leadership in Belgrade appeared to have little idea of what to do next.


  • Slovenia
    Sunday Jun 30, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    Skirmishing continued

    Slovenia
    Sunday Jun 30, 1991

    Skirmishing continued in several places during the day. Slovenian forces seized the strategic Karawanken Tunnel under the Alps on the border with Austria and captured nine YPA tanks near Nova Gorica.


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