Major News Events in the 1990's

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In History
  • Nelson Mandela is released from prison.

    Nelson Mandela is released from prison.
    Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela is released from prison in South Africa. He served time for protesting against the policy of apartheid.
  • Federal Minimal Wage is raised to $4.25

    Federal Minimal Wage is raised to $4.25
    Minimum WageThe Fedeal Minimal Wage is raised to $4.25 in 1991. Previously, the minimal wage was $3.80 in 1990. It raised .45 cents in 1 year.
  • Carol Moseley Braun joins the senate.

    Carol Moseley Braun joins the senate.
    Carol Moseley BraunCarol Mosely Braun did not just only become a senate member, but she became the first black women elected on the United States Senate.
  • Destructive Flood Hits Mississippi

    Destructive Flood Hits Mississippi
    Mississippi FloodThe massive flood that hits Mississippi destroys homes, and even takes lives.
  • Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Amateur Championship

    Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Amateur Championship
    Tiger WoodsTiger Woods, at age 18, is the youngest person ever to win the U.S. Amateur Championship for golf. Tiger Woods has been an amazing golfer ever since.
  • Oklahoma City Federal Building is bombed in a terrorist attack.

    Oklahoma City Federal Building is bombed in a terrorist attack.
    Oklahoma City BombingThis terrorst attack was the most devestating, costing millions of dollars in damages. It was the most destructive terrorist attack until September 11, 2001.
  • Terrorist attack on City Park during the Atlana Summer Olympics

    Terrorist attack on City Park during the Atlana Summer Olympics
    Atlanta OlympicsDuring the 1996 Olympics, a bomb was set off in Atlanta, Georgia during the Summer Olympics in the US.
  • Princess Diana dies in a car crash

    Princess Diana dies in a car crash
    Princess Diana36 year old Princess Diana dies in a car crash in Paris. Dodi Fayed, and their chauffeur died in the crash also.
  • John Glenn returns to space on the shuttle Discovery

    John Glenn returns to space on the shuttle Discovery
    John GlennJohn Glenn was the first US astronaut to orbit the earth. He was the oldest astronaut to return to space.
  • John F. Kennedy Jr. dies in a plane crash

    John F. Kennedy Jr. dies in a plane crash
    John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy, his sister, and his wife die in a plane crash off the coast of Massachusetts.