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1990

This article is about the year 1990. For the number, see 1990 (number). For other uses, see 1990 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
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Years: 1987 1988 198919901991 1992 1993
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1990 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1990
MCMXC
Ab urbe condita 2743
Armenian calendar 1439
ԹՎ ՌՆԼԹ
Assyrian calendar 6740
Bahá'í calendar 146–147
Bengali calendar 1397
Berber calendar 2940
British Regnal year 38 Eliz. 2 – 39 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2534
Burmese calendar 1352
Byzantine calendar 7498–7499
Chinese calendar 己巳(Earth Snake)
4686 or 4626
    — to —
庚午年 (Metal Horse)
4687 or 4627
Coptic calendar 1706–1707
Discordian calendar 3156
Ethiopian calendar 1982–1983
Hebrew calendar 5750–5751
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2046–2047
 - Shaka Samvat 1912–1913
 - Kali Yuga 5091–5092
Holocene calendar 11990
Igbo calendar 990–991
Iranian calendar 1368–1369
Islamic calendar 1410–1411
Japanese calendar Heisei 2
(平成2年)
Juche calendar 79
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4323
Minguo calendar ROC 79
民國79年
Thai solar calendar 2533
Unix time 631152000–662687999

1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter G), the 1990th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 990th year of the 2nd millennium, the 90th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1990s decade.

Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and Yemeni unification,[1] the separation of Namibia from South Africa, Desert Shield, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika. Also in this year, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after over 11 years.

1990 was an important year in the Internet's early history. In the fall of 1990, Tim Berners-Lee created the first web server and the foundation for the World Wide Web; it would be released to the public in 1991.[2] 1990 also saw the official decommissioning of the ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet system and the introduction of the first true search engine, Archie.[3]

Al-Qaeda's predecessors were present on American soil as far back as the mid-1980s, and in 1990, members of this network committed assassinations; including the killing of liberal Muslim Rashad Khalifa in Arizona, and the killing of Jewish nationalist Meir Kahane in New York City.[4][5]

Encyclopædia Britannica, which ceased printing in 2012, saw its highest all time sales in 1990; 120,000 volumes were sold that year.[6] The number of librarians in the United States also peaked around 1990.[7]

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January 7: The Pisa tower closed.
January 29: Trial relating to Exxon Valdez.

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Gulf War Begins

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October 3: The former flag of West Germany becomes the flag of all Germany.

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Margaret Thatcher, the UK's only female Prime Minister, resigns after 11 years.

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World populationEdit

World population
1990 1985 1995
World 5,263,593,000 4,830,979,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 432,614,000 +8.95 % 5,674,380,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 410,787,000 +7.80 %
Africa 622,443,000 541,718,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 80,629,000 +14.88 % 707,462,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 85,019,000 +13.66 %
Asia 3,167,807,000 2,887,552,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 280,255,000 +9.71 % 3,430,052,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 262,245,000 +8.28 %
Europe 721,582,000 706,009,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 15,573,000 +2.21 % 727,405,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 5,823,000 +0.81 %
Latin America 441,525,000 401,469,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 40,056,000 +9.98 % 481,099,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 39,574,000 +8.96 %
North America 283,549,000 269,456,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 14,093,000 +5.23 % 299,438,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 15,889,000 +5.60 %
Oceania 26,687,000 24,678,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 2,009,000 +8.14 % 28,924,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 2,237,000 +8.38 %

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Emma Watson

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/652831/Yemen/273073/Unification-of-Yemen
  2. ^ http://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/History.html
  3. ^ http://people.lis.illinois.edu/~chip/projects/timeline/1990archie.htm
  4. ^ a b http://s3.amazonaws.com/911timeline/2001/arizonarepublic092801.html
  5. ^ http://articles.philly.com/2011-02-03/news/27098992_1_father-el-sayyid-nosair-shooting-range
  6. ^ http://www.nooga.com/154314/encyclopaedia-britannica-ceases-publication-after-244-years/
  7. ^ "Librarians in the U.S. from 1880-2009 | OUPblog". Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  8. ^ EurasiaNet Human Rights – Notes from Baku: Black January
  9. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fxM1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=zaULAAAAIBAJ&pg=5762,4912828&dq=poland&hl=en
  10. ^ a b Weston, Shaun (2010-08-19). "McDonald's announces bond to support growth in China". FoodBev. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  11. ^ "STS-31". Mission Archives. NASA. 2006-10-14. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  12. ^ http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/546
  13. ^ http://www.crit.rai.it/eletel/LeMiniSerie/MS3a.pdf
  14. ^ "Iranian Town, Once a Jewel, Lies Entombed". The New York Times. June 25, 1990. pp. A6. 
  15. ^ a b Terrorist and Sabotage Acts Committed in the Territory of Azerbaijan
  16. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vi5IAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ygANAAAAIBAJ&pg=3590,134106&dq=walmart+california&hl=en
  17. ^ http://www.i-love-moscow.com/russian-internet.html
  18. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19900803&id=SUNWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=meoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2290,436246
  19. ^ "Today in History for 23rd August 1990". HistoryOrb. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  20. ^ a b http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=PBPB&p_theme=pbpb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EAF83915FDC366B&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
  21. ^ Articles from L.A.Times
  22. ^ http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/Longer.html
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  24. ^ http://business.highbeam.com/2025/article-1G1-11194804/digital-cameras-next-wave
  25. ^ Berners-Lee, T.; Cailliau, R. (12 November 1990). "WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project". Retrieved 2013-01-17.  Archived 23 September 2006 at WebCite
  26. ^ "Links and Anchors". Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  27. ^ http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/books/hp7/harrypottertimeline
  28. ^ http://www.cnn.com/ASIANOW/time/magazine/99/1122/pokemon6.fullinterview1.html