1990 1991 1992
January 15: Future Pakistanu military dictator Pervez Musharraf is promoted to Major General and given the command of an Infantry Division.
January 16: U.S. officially begins Operation Desert Storm to liberate Kuwait. (Air war begins on January 17th in theater.)
February 12: Darwin Day
February 24: Ground war begins against Iraqi forces in Kuwait.
February 28: Iraqi forces retreat from Kuwait.
February 28: Saudi prince/ambassador Bandar bin Sultan (a.k.a. Bandar Bush) meets with Republican U.S. President George H.W. Bush in the Oval Office.
June 25: Slovenia and Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia. The Yugoslavian army fails to prevent them from breaking away. Macedonia follows suit later that year.
July 1: On the first day of Maine's fiscal year all but emergency services of state government are suspended and approximately 100,000 state employees are furloughed.
August 14: Richard Snelling dies of a heart attack, and Howard Dean becomes Governor of Vermont.
August 19: Mikhail Gorbachev is put under house arrest in an last-gasp coup attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Russian President Boris Yeltsin defies the coup, which fails three days later.
October 27: General Dzhokher Dudayev is elected President of Chechnya.
November 12: Santa Cruz Massacre in Dili, East Timor: 271 killed, 278 wounded, and 270 "disappeared."
December 8: The presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus declare the Soviet Union dissolved.
December 25: Mikhail Gorbachev resigns.
December 31: Soviet Union ceases to exist and the experiment ends.