Timeline 1990 to June 30

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1990        Jan 1, David Dinkins was sworn in as New York City's first black mayor.
    (AP, 1/1/98)

1990        Jan 2, On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day above 2,800 for the first time, at 2,810.15.
    (AP, 1/2/00)
1990        Jan 2, A lahar from the Mt. Redoubt volcano in Alaska flooded part of the oil terminal in Cook Inlet.
1990        Jan 2, Alan Hale Jr. (b.1921), Skipper on Gilligan's Island, died of cancer.

1990        Jan 3, Ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S. forces, 10 days after taking refuge in the Vatican's diplomatic mission.
    (AP, 1/3/98)

1990        Jan 4, Charles Stuart, who had claimed a gunman had killed his pregnant wife and wounded him, leaped to his death from a Boston Harbor bridge after he became a suspect.
    (AP, 1/4/00)
1990        Jan 4, Deposed Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was arraigned in federal district court in Miami on drug-trafficking charges.
    (AP, 1/4/00)
1990        Jan 4, In Sindh Province, Pakistan, an overcrowded 16-car passenger train collided with standing freight train and more than 210 people were killed.
    (SFC, 6/4/98, p.A15)(AP, 2/18/04)

1990        Jan 5, President Bush told a news conference the United States had a strong case against deposed Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega and said he was convinced Noriega would receive a fair trial on drug-trafficking charges.
    (AP, 1/5/00)

1990        Jan 6, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney told CNN the U.S. invasion of Panama should not be viewed as a new "Bush doctrine" inclined toward military intervention in countries where democratic elections had been subverted.
    (AP, 1/6/00)

1990        Jan 7, The president of El Salvador, Alfredo Cristiani, said in a nationally broadcast address that military men two months earlier had massacred six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter.
    (AP, 1/7/00)

1990        Jan 8, In San Francisco Doris Ward (1932-2018) was worn in as president of the board of Supervisors, becoming the first African-American to serve in that position.
    (SFC, 4/17/18, p.C1)
1990        Jan 8, Terry Thomas (78), English comic (Heroes), died of Parkinson's disease.
1990        Jan 8, Military tribunals in Romania began trials of the country's dreaded security forces who stood accused of resisting the revolution that toppled Nicolae Ceausescu.
    (AP, 1/8/00)

1990        Jan 9, The space shuttle Columbia was launched on a 10-day mission that included retrieving a drifting scientific satellite.
    (AP, 1/9/00)

1990        Jan 10, NCAA approved the random drug testing for college football players.
1990        Jan 10, Chinese Premier Li Peng lifted Beijing's 7-month-old martial law and said that by crushing pro-democracy protests the army had saved China from "the abyss of misery."
    (AP, 1/10/00)

1990        Jan 11, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev visited Lithuania, where he sought to assure supporters of independence that they would have a say in their republic's future.
    (AP, 1/11/00)

1990        Jan 12, Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia retrieved an 11-ton floating science laboratory in a rescue mission that kept the satellite from plunging to Earth.
    (AP, 1/12/00)
1990        Jan 12, Civil Rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton was stabbed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
1990        Jan 12, Laurence J. Peter (b.1919), author (Peter Principle), died of a stroke.

1990        Jan 13, L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia, the nation's first elected black governor, took the oath of office in Richmond.
    (AP, 1/13/00)

1990        Jan 14, The Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers earned a trip to the Super Bowl by winning the American and National Football Conference championships.
    (AP, 1/14/00)

1990        Jan 16, Two Bank of Credit and Commerce (BCCI) members pleaded guilty to money laundering.
1990        Jan 16, The Soviet Union sent more than 11,000 reinforcements to the Caucasus to halt a civil war between Armenians and Azerbaijanis.
    (AP, 1/16/00)

1990        Jan 17, A federal judge in Miami set March 1990 for the trial of ex-Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega on drug trafficking charges. After initial delays, Noriega was tried and convicted of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and was sentenced to 40 years in prison, later cut to 30 years.
    (AP, 1/17/00)

1990        Jan 18, In an FBI sting, Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for drug possession. Barry was arrested while smoking crack cocaine and fondling a woman who was not his wife. He was later convicted of a misdemeanor.
    (AP, 1/18/00)(SFC, 11/24/14, p.A6)
1990        Jan 18, A jury in Los Angeles acquitted former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, of 52 child molestation charges.
    (AP, 1/18/00)

1990        Jan 19, Arthur J. Goldberg, former Supreme Court justice, labor secretary and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was found dead in his Washington apartment at age 81.
    (AP, 1/19/00)
1990        Jan 19, Elias Zayek, leader of the Christian Phalange party of Lebanon was shot and killed in Byblos. Samir Geagea, leader of the of the Lebanese Forces militia, was later accused and convicted (5/20/96) of the murder.
    (SFC, 5/21/96, p.A-11)
1990        Jan 19, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (b.1931), Indian guru (Osho), died in Pune, India. From 1981 to 1985 he resided in the US. His followers were involved in a bio-terrorist attack in Oregon in 1984.
    (SFC, 12/13/02, p.K6)(SFC, 6/15/05, p.A1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajneesh)

1990        Jan 20, The space shuttle Columbia returned from an 11-day mission.
    (AP, 1/20/00)
1990        Jan 20, Actress Barbara Stanwyck died in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 82.
    (AP, 1/20/00)
1990        Jan 20, The Soviets attacked Baku, leaving dozens dead and wounded. Gen’l. Lebed led Russian forces in Baku to crush the nationalist Azeri Popular Front. 62 civilians were killed and more than 200 wounded when the Soviet army stormed into the city of Baku to end what Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called fratricidal killing between Muslim Azerbaijanis and Christian Armenians.
    (WSJ, 12/18/96, p.A21)(CO, Grolier’s Amer. Acad. Enc./ Azerbaijan)(WSJ, 8/7/96, p.A15)(AP, 1/20/00)

1990        Jan 21, Azerbaijan Pres. Aliyev made his first public appearance since his 1987 resignation from the Soviet Politburo. He broke the information blackout and urged int’l. condemnation of the Soviet attack. Mutinous military cadets fired on troops patrolling the capital during a crackdown on a nationalist uprising.
    (WSJ, 12/18/96, p.A21)(AP, 1/21/00)

1990        Jan 22, SF Giant’s first baseman Will Clark became the baseball’s highest paid player as he signed a 4-year contract for $15 million.
    (SSFC, 1/18/15, DB p.46)
1990        Jan 22, A jury in Syracuse, N.Y., convicted graduate student Robert T. Morris of federal computer tampering charges for unleashing a "worm" that crippled a computer network.
    (AP, 1/22/00)
1990        Jan 22, Roman Vishniac (b.1897), Russian-American street photographer, died in NYC. He is best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust.
    (Econ, 1/26/13, p.76)
1990        Jan 22, Up to 2 million Azerbaijanis marched through the republic's capital to mourn those killed when Soviet troops put down a nationalist revolt.
    (AP, 1/22/00)

1990        Jan 23, The 101st US Congress convened its second session, facing an agenda that included clean air legislation and deficit reduction.
    (AP, 1/23/00)
1990        Jan 23, In Oregon Keith Hunter Jesperson (b.1955) began his career as a serial killer with the sexual assault and murder of Taunja Bennett. He went on to murder 8 women. He was arrested in March, 1995. In October 1995 just before going to trial, he pleaded guilty to the murder of Bennett. Multnomah County Presiding Judge Donald H. Londer sentenced Jesperson to life in prison, setting a minimum 30-year prison term before being eligible for parole. Jesperson claimed to have murdered up to 160 people in California, Florida, Washington, Oregon and Wyoming.  In 2002 Jack Olsen (d.2002) authored “I: The Creation of a Serial Killer."
    (SSFC, 8/18/02, p.M2)(www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/predators/jesperson/murder_1.html)

1990        Jan 24, The House voted 390-25 to override President Bush's veto of legislation protecting Chinese students from deportation. Bush prevailed in a Senate vote the next day.
    (AP, 1/24/00)

1990        Jan 25, President Bush proposed to add an additional $1.2 billion to the budget for the war on drugs, including a 50% increase in military spending.
1990        Jan 25, An Avianca Boeing 707 ran out of fuel and crashed in Cove Neck, N.Y.; 73 of the 161 people aboard were killed.
    (AP, 1/25/00)
1990        Jan 25, Actress Ava Gardner, star in 60 films, died in London at age 67. Her 3 husbands included Mickey Rooney (1942-1943), Artie Shaw (1945-1946) and Frank Sinatra (1951-1957).
    (AP, 1/25/00)(SFEC, 3/12/00, Par p.2)

1990        Jan 26, Attorneys for Manuel Noriega challenged the jurisdiction of U.S. courts to try the deposed Panamanian leader on drug-trafficking charges, and said Noriega should be declared a prisoner of war.
    (AP, 1/26/00)

1990        Jan 27, In Romania, four top associates of executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu went on trial, charged with abetting genocide.
    (AP, 1/27/00)

1990        Jan 28, The San Francisco 49ers routed the Denver Broncos, 55-10, in the 24th Super Bowl.
    (AP, 1/28/00)

1990        Jan 29, Former Exxon Valdez skipper Joseph Hazelwood went on trial in Anchorage, Alaska, on charges stemming from the nation's worst oil spill; Hazelwood later was acquitted of the major charges and convicted of a misdemeanor.
    (AP, 1/29/00)

1990        Jan 30, A federal judge ordered former President Reagan to provide excerpts of his personal diaries to John M. Poindexter for the former national security adviser's Iran-Contra trial. The judge later reversed himself, deciding the material was not essential.
    (AP, 1/30/00)

1990        Jan 31, McDonald's Corp. opened its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow.
    (AP, 1/31/98)

1990         Jan, In Albania demonstrations at Shkodra forced authorities to declare a state of emergency.
    (www, Albania, 1998)

1990        Feb 1, Jane Novak (b.1896), film actress (Ghost Town), died of stroke in Woodland Hills, Ca. Her career began with silent films.
1990        Feb 1, East Germany's Communist premier, Hans Modrow, appealed for negotiations with West Germany to forge a "united fatherland."
    (AP, 2/1/00)

1990        Feb 2, In a dramatic concession to South Africa's black majority, President F.W. de Klerk lifted a ban on the African National Congress and promised to free Nelson Mandela.
    (AP, 2/2/00)
1990        Feb 2, In South Africa Benedict Daswa, as Catholic schoolteacher, was beaten to death in a spasm of violence born of a flash of lightning and a witch hunt. In 2012 a movement was under way to have the Vatican declare Daswa South Africa's first saint. Daswa was beatified on Sep 13.2015.
    (AP, 7/15/12)(AFP, 9/13/15)

1990        Feb 3, The parliament of Bulgaria elected economist Andrei Lukanov to replace a hard-line Communist as premier. Lukanov became the prime minister after rising to the number 2 spot of the Communist hierarchy under Zhivkov. He oversaw the party’s formal break with Stalinism and victory in the first free elections.
    (SFC, 10/5/96, p.A10)(AP, 2/3/00)

1990        Feb 4, Nine people were killed as guerrillas attacked a bus carrying Israeli tourists near Cairo, Egypt.
    (AP, 2/4/00)
1990        Feb 4, Cheering protesters thronged Moscow streets to demand that the Communists surrender their stranglehold on power.
    (AP, 2/4/00)

1990        Feb 5, The Nepali Congress passed a resolution officially launching the "country-wide peaceful mass movement." Shortly thereafter, as many as 475 opposition party members, human rights advocates, students, lawyers and journalists were arrested. In a number of incidents, police opened fire indiscriminately into crowds of unarmed demonstrators. Estimates of the number killed range from 50 to several hundred. While the lower figure probably is more accurate, the precise figure may never be known because the police disposed of many of the bodies in secret without conducting inquests.
1990        Feb 5, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev told the Communist Party it had to earn the right to rule, instead of treating it as an unchallenged right.
    (AP, 2/5/00)

1990        Feb 6, Soviet Communist Party leaders decided to extend a two-day party session by an extra day amid controversy over Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's proposals to revamp the country's political structure.
    (AP, 2/6/00)

1990        Feb 7, An 811-foot tanker, the American Trader, spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of Alaskan crude oil off the coast of Huntington Beach, Calif.
    (AP, 2/7/00)
1990        Feb 7, Judith Clancy (b.1950), SF artist, died of cancer.
1990        Feb 7, In Pakistan riots broke out between rival political parties and 22 people were hurt.
1990        Feb 7, The Soviet Union's Communist Party agreed to let other political parties compete for control of the country, thereby giving up its monopoly on power.
    (AP, 2/7/00)

1990        Feb 8, CBS television temporarily suspended Andy Rooney for his anti-gay and anti-black remarks in a gay magazine interview.
    (HN, 2/8/99)
1990        Feb 8, In California Christy Pina (14) was found dead in an artichoke field just off Highway 1 in Castroville. She had been strangled, raped and stabbed repeatedly. In 1996 advanced DNA technology identified Arsenio Pacheco Leyva as the killer, but he had gone into hiding. Leyva was later arrested in Mexico and spent over three years in jail before he was extradited to the US to face charges. On May 3, 2018, Leyva (56) was booked at the Monterey County Jail.
    (SFC, 5/8/18, p.C4)
1990        Feb 8, In NYC a gunman botched an attempt to rob a diamond courier. He then shot and killed Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger in his vehicle and rode off in the vehicle. David Ranta, an unemployed drug addict, was arrested on circumstantial evidence and “uncertain" witness testimony. In 2013 Ranta was freed from his 37.5 year prison sentence.
    (SFC, 2/22/13, p.A7)

1990        Feb 9, John Gotti (1940-2002) was acquitted of charges that he commissioned the Westies gang to shoot a union official in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen. This earned him the nickname "The Teflon Don."
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A2)
1990        Feb 9, Perrier Group of America Inc. announced it was voluntarily recalling its inventory of mineral water in the United States after tests showed the presence of benzene in a small number of bottles.
    (AP, 2/9/00)
1990        Feb 9, The Galileo satellite, launched Oct. 18, 1989, made its closest approach to Venus.

1990        Feb 10, In Indonesia Mount Kelud erupted. Some 33 post eruption lahars took place from Feb 15-mar28 and more than 30 people were killed with hundreds injured.
    (AP, 11/3/07)(www.springerlink.com/content/x7d7qvad0ct3c9bf/)
1990        Feb 10, South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that black activist Nelson Mandela would be released the next day after 27 years in captivity.
    (AP, 2/10/00)

1990        Feb 11, In a stunning upset, heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was knocked out in the 10th round of his fight with Buster Douglas in Tokyo.
    (AP, 2/11/00)
1990        Feb 11, Nelson Mandela was released from South Africa’s Victor Verster prison after being detained for 27 years as a political prisoner fighting against Apartheid.
    (AP, 2/11/97)(SFC, 12/6/13, p.A19)

1990        Feb 12, President Bush rejected Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's new initiative for troop reductions in Europe, but predicted a "major success" on arms control at the superpower summit in June.
    (AP, 2/12/00)
1990        Feb 12, Robert Ouko (b.1931), Kenya’s foreign minister and member of the Luo tribe, was murdered during his investigation of corruption charges against the government.
    (Econ, 2/9/08, p.51)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ouko)

1990        Feb 13, At a conference in Ottawa, the United States and its European allies forged agreement with the Soviet Union and East Germany on a two-stage formula to reunite Germany.
    (AP, 2/13/00)

1990        Feb 14, Space probe Voyager 1 took photographs of entire solar system.
1990        Feb 14, Ninety-four people were killed when an Indian Airlines passenger jet crashed while landing at a southern Indian airport.
    (AP, 2/14/00)

1990        Feb 15, Professional baseball owners locked out their players.
    (440 Int’l., 2/15/99)
1990        Feb 15, President Bush and the leaders of Colombia, Bolivia and Peru met in Cartagena, Colombia for a drug-fighting summit.
    (AP, 2/15/00)
1990        Feb 15, The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission decided that the gigantic concrete cross atop Mount Davidson will remain a city-owned landmark, but that it should never be lit again.
    (SSFC, 2/15/15, DB p.42)

1990        Feb 16, Former President Reagan began two days of giving a videotaped deposition in Los Angeles for the Iran-Contra trial of former national security adviser John Poindexter.
    (AP, 2/16/00)

1990        Feb 17, Former President Reagan spent a second day in a Los Angeles courtroom, giving videotaped testimony about the Iran-Contra affair for the trial of his former national security adviser, John Poindexter.
    (AP, 2/17/00)
1990        Feb 17, The first set of Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) officials were elected. Due to electoral protest, the ARMM formally started to function only on July 9, 1990 following the oath taking of Atty. Zacaria A. Candao as First Regional Governor of ARMM.

1990        Feb 18, In general elections, Japan's conservative governing party held onto its 34-year-old majority in the Parliament's lower house.
    (AP, 2/18/00)

1990        Feb 19, US Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, snubbed by Philippine President Corazon Aquino, met in Manila with Defense Minister Fidel Ramos to discuss the future of U.S. bases in the country.
    (AP, 2/19/00)
1990        Feb 19, Michael Powell (84), English director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), died.

1990        Feb 20, President Bush welcomed Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel to the White House, promising trade rewards for Prague's moves toward democracy.
    (AP, 2/20/00)

1990        Feb 21, Addressing the U.S. Congress, Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel said his nation welcomed U.S. help after decades of Soviet domination, but also said Europe should eventually "decide for itself" how long American and Soviet troops should remain.
    (AP, 2/21/00)

1990        Feb 22, Former President Reagan's videotaped testimony for the trial of former national security adviser John Poindexter was released in Washington; in his deposition, Reagan said he never had "any inkling" his aides were secretly arming the Nicaraguan Contras.
    (AP, 2/22/00)

1990        Feb 23, James Gavin (b.1907), US commander 82nd Airborne Div (Normandy), died. He was known as “the jumping general" for parachuting along with combat troops in WW II.
1990        Feb 23, Former Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte died at age 64.
    (AP, 2/23/00)

1990        Feb 24, Magazine publisher Malcolm Forbes died in Far Hills, N.J. at age 70.
    (AP, 2/24/00)
1990        Feb 24, Johnnie Ray (63), fifties balladeer (Cry), died in Los Angeles of liver failure.
    (AP, 2/24/00)

1990        Feb 25, Enver Hadri, a human rights leader, was allegedly shot in the head by Veselin Vukotic and two other men while he was stopped at a traffic light in Brussels, Belgium. Hadri had papers on him incriminating former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in assassinations. All three gunmen were believed to be hitmen working for the Yugoslav secret service. Veselin was arrested in Spain in 2006.
    (AP, 2/27/06)
1990        Feb 25, Nicaraguans voted in an election that led to an upset victory for opponents of the ruling Sandinistas. Daniel Ortega, communist president of Nicaragua, lost to Violeta Chamorro.
    (WSJ, 3/12/96, p. A-16)(AP, 2/25/98)

1990        Feb 26, USSR agreed to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czechoslovakia by July, 1991.
    (SC, 2/26/02)

1990        Feb 27, The US Supreme Court ruled that prison officials could force inmates to take powerful anti-psychotic drugs without a judge's consent.
    (AP, 2/27/00)
1990        Feb 27, Exxon Corp and Exxon Shipping were indicted on 5 criminal counts for the oil spill at Valdez, Alaska.

1990        Feb 28, In San Francisco protesters lit the street outside the St. Francis Hotel with a flaming torch parade and bonfire as part of demonstrations against a visit by Pres. George H.W. Bush.
    (SSFC, 3/1/15, DB p.42)
1990        Feb 28, Space shuttle Atlantis blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on a secret mission to place a spy satellite in orbit.
    (AP, 2/28/00)

1990        Feb, Cisco Systems Corp. went public.
    (SFC,11/5/97, p.D1)
1990        Feb, In Germany a group of artists occupied Tacheles, a building in East Berlin, two months before it was scheduled for demolition. The squatters saved it by getting the city to declare it a historic landmark. Their lease ended Dec. 31, 2008, and residents were advised to move out though no court order was issued.
    (AP, 2/13/09)

1990        Mar 1, The controversial Seabrook, N.H., nuclear power plant won federal permission to go on line after two decades of protests and legal struggles.
    (AP, 3/1/00)
1990        Mar 1, Benin nullified its constitution.
    (SC, 3/1/02)
1990        Mar 1, Luis Alberto Lacelle was sworn in as President of Uruguay.
    (SC, 3/1/02)

1990        Mar 2, More than 6,000 drivers went on strike against Greyhound Lines Inc. The company, later declaring an impasse in negotiations, fired the strikers.
    (AP, 3/2/00)
1990         Mar 2, A grenade attack in downtown Panama killed a U.S. soldier and injured 28 other people at the My Place discotheque on Via Espania and Calle 50.
    (AP, 3/2/00)

1990        Mar 3, President Bush sparked controversy by expressing opposition to the settlement of Soviet Jewish refugees in East Jerusalem.
    (AP, 3/3/00)
1990        Mar 3, Carole Gist (20) of Michigan was 1st black crowned 39th Miss USA.
    (SC, 3/3/02)

1990        Mar 4, The 20th Easter Seal Telethon was held.
    (SC, 3/4/02)
1990        Mar 4, Atlantis 6, the US 65th manned space mission STS 36, returned from space.
    (SC, 3/4/02)
1990        Mar 4, Voters in the Soviet republics of Russia, Byelorussia and the Ukraine participated in local and legislative elections, resulting in notable gains for reformists and nationalists.
    (AP, 3/4/00)

1990        Mar 5, To the cheers of onlookers, workers in Bucharest, Romania, finally succeeded in removing a 25-foot, seven-ton bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin from its foundation.
    (AP, 3/5/00)

1990        Mar 6, The Soviet parliament overwhelmingly approved legislation allowing people to own factories and hire workers for the first time in nearly seven decades.
    (AP, 3/6/00)

1990        Mar 7, Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan announced the US government would propose a more informative food-labeling system that would require the disclosure of the fat, fiber and cholesterol content of nearly all packaged foods.
    (AP, 3/7/00)

1990        Mar 8, Opening arguments were heard in the Iran-Contra trial of former national security adviser John M. Poindexter.
    (AP, 3/8/00)
1990        Mar 8,  In San Francisco Giovanni Torrocha (30), part owner of the Grant and Green Bar and the Condor nightclub shot and killed Francesco Tarsitano (42), a chef and former maitre d’ of Martinelli’s, in the vengeful climax of a love triangle.
    (SSFC, 3/8/15, p.42)
1990        Mar 8, NYC's Zodiac killer shoot his 1st victim, Mario Orosco. Orozco survived a bullet lodged near his spine.

1990        Mar 9, Dr. Antonia Novello (b.1944) was sworn in as the US surgeon general, becoming the first woman and the first Hispanic to hold the job. Dr. Novello became Commissioner of Health for the State of New York in 1999.
    (AP, 3/9/98)(www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/history/bionovello.htm)

1990        Mar 10, Haitian ruler Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril resigned during a popular uprising against his military regime.
    (AP, 3/10/00)

1990        Mar 11, Chile’s General Augusto Pinochet gave up power after 16 years of rule, but remained commander of the army. Some 3,200 people were murdered under his dictatorship and 30,000 more were tortured. Patricio Aylwin (1918-2016) began serving as president.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricio_Aylwin)(Econ, 12/16/06, p.89)(SFC, 4/20/16, p.A2)
1990        Mar 11, The Lithuanian parliament voted to break away from the Soviet Union and restore its independence. The Supreme Council promulgated the historic document: "On the Re-establishment of the Independent State of Lithuania." Validity of the 1938 Constitution was briefly reinstated and the provisional Fundamental Law was adopted. Vytautas Landsbergis was elected president of Lithuania under the party Sajudis. Landsbergis was elected Chairman of the Council with Bronislovas Juozas Kuzmickas, Kazimieras Motieka and Ceslovas Stankevicius as Vice Chairmen, with Liuvikas Sabutis as Secretary. Four governments were formed under tenure of the Council. They were led by Kazimiera Danute Prunskiene, Albertas Simenas, Gediminas Vagnorius and Aleksandras Algirdas Abisala. Moscow responded with an economic blockade that brought industry and transportation to a standstill. In June the Lithuanians agreed to suspend independence.
    (DrEE, 10/5/96, p.5)(CSOE)(HN, 3/11/98)(AP, 3/11/00)

1990        Mar 12, Vice President Quayle met in Santiago, Chile, with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who promised to peacefully relinquish power to Violeta Chamorro, the U.S.-backed candidate who had won Nicaragua's presidential election.
    (AP, 3/12/00)

1990        Mar 13, President Bush lifted trade sanctions against Nicaragua in a show of support for President-elect Violeta Chamorro.
    (AP, 3/13/00)
1990        Mar 13, The Soviet Congress of People's Deputies approved Mikhail S. Gorbachev's proposals for a multiparty political system headed by a powerful president.
    (AP, 3/13/00)
1990        Mar 13, Bruno Bettelheim (86), Austrian-US psychoanalyst, committed suicide. His books included "The Empty Fortress" (1967), on infantile autism and "the Use of Enchantment" (1976), a study of fairy tales. In 1996 Richard Pollak wrote: "The Creation of Dr. B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim." In 2002 Theron Raines authored "Rising to the Light: A Portrait of Bruno Bettelheim."
    (SFC, 12/29/96, BR p.1)(SSFC, 9/8/02, p.M4)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Bettelheim)

1990        Mar 14, The United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, France, and West and East Germany held their first formal meeting on reunifying the German states.
    (AP, 3/14/00)
1990        Mar 14, The Soviet Congress elected Mikhail S. Gorbachev president of the Soviet Congress, a day after creating the post.
    (HN, 3/14/98)(AP, 3/14/00)

1990        Mar 15, Iraq executed London-based journalist Farzad Bazoft, claiming he was a spy.
    (AP, 3/15/00)
1990        Mar 15, The Israeli government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir lost a vote of confidence in the Knesset after Shamir refused to accept a U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
    (AP, 3/15/00)

1990        Mar 16, Brazil announced the Collor Plan. It was a collection of economic reforms and inflation-stabilization plans carried out during the presidency of Fernando Collor de Mello, between 1990 and 1992. The plan was officially called New Brazil Plan. It combined fiscal and trade liberalization with radical inflation stabilization measures.
    (Econ, 11/14/09, SR p.5)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plano_Collor)
1990        Mar 16, South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that exiled African National Congress leaders could return home for talks with the white-led government.
    (AP, 3/16/00)

1990        Mar 18, There was a theft of art work from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. 2 men dressed as policemen made off with masterworks that included Rembrandt’s "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee," Vermeer’s "The Concert," Manet’s "Chez Tortoni," and 5 paintings and drawings by Edgar Degas and a 1200 BC Chinese bronze beaker valued at $300 million. The theft led Sen. Edward Kennedy to sponsor the museum theft provision of the 1994 Omnibus Crime Act. In 2009 Ulrich Boser authored “The Gardner Heist." In 2013 the FBI said it knows who stole the artwork but withheld the identity of the thieves.
    (WSJ, 8/9/96, p.A8)(WSJ, 5/13/97, p.A21)(SFC, 8/26/97, p.A3)(SFC,12/15/97, p.A3)(WSJ, 2/20/09, p.W10)(SFC, 2/19/13, p.A6)
1990        Mar 18, An alliance of conservative parties won a surprising victory over the Communists in East Germany's first free elections.
    (AP, 3/18/00)

1990        Mar 19, Latvia's political opposition claimed victory in the republic's first free elections in 50 years, and reformers also claimed victories in crucial runoffs held in Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine.
    (AP, 3/19/00)
1990        Mar 19, Kremlin warned Lithuania against taking over factories, putting up border posts.
    (AP, 3/19/03)

1990        Mar 20, Namibia became an independent nation, marking the end of 75 years of South African rule. The South African colony gained independence after 25 years of guerrilla war. Namibians began petitioning the U.N. as early as 1947, developing political parties, most notably SWAPO (South West Africa People‘s Organization) to voice opposition to South African rule. Armed resistance to South African rule began in earnest in the 1970s and continued into the 1980s, which combined with drought and other factors, contributed to an overwhelming drain to South Africa‘s economy. The UN Security Council eventually demanded independence for Namibia, but transition elections were not agreed to by South Africa until December 1988 after a military disaster involving Angola. The UN Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) started work in April 1989 with elections giving SWAPO 57% of the vote. On March 21 of the following year, the South African flag was lowered and the Namibian flag raised in Namibia‘s National Stadium.
    (LVRJ, 11/1/97, p.20A)(SFEC, 3/1/98, p.T4)(AP, 3/20/00)(HNQ, 2/13/01)
1990        Mar 20, The last Indian peacekeepers left Sri Lanka.

1990        Mar 21, Secretary of State James Baker met black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela in Namibia.
    (AP, 3/21/00)
1990        Mar 21, Elkins, West Virginia, reported a record national low of minus 16 degrees.
    (SFC, 3/21/09, p.D10)
1990        Mar 21, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev increased pressure on the breakaway republic of Lithuania, ordering its citizens to turn in their guns.
    (AP, 3/21/00)

1990        Mar 22, A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found former tanker captain Joseph Hazelwood innocent of three major charges in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, but convicted him of a minor charge of negligent discharge of oil.
    (HN, 3/22/97)(AP, 3/22/00)

1990        Mar 23, Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood was sentenced by a judge in Anchorage, Alaska, to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for his role in the 1989 oil spill.
    (AP, 3/23/00)
1990        Mar 23, Rene Enriquez (56), actor (Hill St Blues), died of pancreatic cancer.

1990        Mar 24, Soviet military vehicles rumbled through the heart of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius as lawmakers in the breakaway Baltic republic voted to transfer their power to foreign soil if they were attacked or arrested.
    (AP, 3/24/00)

1990        Mar 25, Star Trek V won as worst picture in the 10th Golden Raspberry Awards.
1990         Mar 25, Eighty-seven people, most of them Honduran and Dominican immigrants, were killed when an arson fire raced through the illegal Happy Land Social Club in New York City. Julio Gonzalez, 36, was charged with arson and murder. Gonzalez was convicted in August 1991 and was sentenced to 174 twenty-five-year sentences (a total of 4,350 years), the longest sentence ever handed down in New York. He is eligible for parole in 2015.

1990        Mar 26, "Driving Miss Daisy" won best picture at the 62nd annual Academy Awards and captured the best actress prize for Jessica Tandy; Daniel Day-Lewis was named best actor for "My Left Foot."
    (AP, 3/26/00)
1990        Mar 26, Designer Halston died in San Francisco at age 57.
    (AP, 3/26/00)

1990        Mar 27, The U.S. began test broadcasts of TV Marti to Cuba, which promptly jammed the signal.
    (AP, 3/27/00)
1990        Mar 27, Soviet soldiers began rounding up Lithuanians who had fled the Red Army after the republic's declaration of independence.
    (AP, 3/27/00)

1990        Mar 28, Jesse Owens (1913-1980) was awarded (posthumously) the Congressional Gold Medal from President George Bush.
1990        Mar 28, British customs officials announced they had foiled an attempt to supply Iraq with 40 American-made devices for triggering nuclear weapons, following an 18-month investigation by U.S. and British authorities.
    (AP, 3/28/00)

1990        Mar 29, President Bush, addressing the National Leadership Coalition on AIDS, declared his administration "on a wartime footing" against the disease, and called for compassion, not discrimination, toward those infected with the virus.
    (AP, 3/29/00)

1990        Mar 30, Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus vetoed a highly restrictive state abortion measure, saying the bill gave a woman and her family no flexibility in cases of rape and incest.
    (AP, 3/30/00)
1990        Mar 30, Harry Bridges (b.1901), Australian-born SF labor activist, died.
    (SFC, 7/27/01, p.A19)

1990        Mar 31, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev warned the defiant Baltic republic of Lithuania to annul its declaration of independence or face "grave consequences."
    (AP, 3/31/00)
1990        Mar 31, Hundreds of people were injured in rioting in London over Britain's so-called "poll tax." The poll-tax disturbances helped to bring down PM Margaret Thatcher.
    (AP, 3/31/00)(Econ, 3/8/08, p.66)

1990        Mar, Over 700 people from around the world gathered for the First International Ecocity Conference in Berkeley, Ca.
    (PacDis, Spring '94, p. 27)
1990        Mar, GM and SAAB completed setting up a joint auto-making venture in Europe. They had agreed on Dec. 15, 1989, to form a 50-50 joint auto-making company, called Saab Automobile A.B.
1990        Mar, Several people were killed and hundreds injured in clashes between Romanians and ethnic Hungarians in the Transylvanian city of Targu Mures. The Szeklers make up about a third of Romania's 1.4 million Hungarian minority.
    (AP, 10/8/06)
1990        Mar, Namibia, the South African colony, gained independence.
    (LVRJ, 11/1/97, p.20A)
1990        Mar, Following the Sudanese government's failure to make any move toward restoring democracy after the June 1989 military coup, the US government suspended all development assistance to Sudan under Section 513 of the Foreign Assistance Act, which mandates a cutoff in most U.S. aid to any nation where an elected government has been overthrown in a coup. However, food aid under P.L. 480 and humanitarian assistance are permitted to continue.

1990        Apr 1, The US Federal Hourly Minimum Wage was set at $3.80 an hour.
1990        Apr 1, CBS fired sportscaster Brent Musburger (b.1939).
1990        Apr 1, More Soviet military vehicles rolled through the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, a day after Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev warned the Baltic republic to annul its declaration of independence.
    (AP, 4/1/00)

1990        Apr 2, The University of Nevada at Las Vegas won the NCAA college basketball championship, defeating Duke 103-73.
    (AP, 4/2/00)
1990        Apr 2, Saddam Hussein of Iraq threatened to hit Israel with binary chemical weapons.
1990        Apr 2, In a conciliatory gesture, the president of Lithuania invited Kremlin officials to discuss the republic's secession drive.
    (AP, 4/2/00)

1990        Apr 3, Sarah Vaughan (66), Jazz singer, died in suburban Los Angeles.
    (AP, 4/3/00)
1990        Apr 3, A delegation from the rebellious republic of Lithuania met with an adviser to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
    (AP, 4/3/00)

1990        Apr 4, Secretary of State James Baker met in Washington with his Soviet counterpart, Eduard Shevardnadze, for three days of talks on the Lithuanian crisis and arms control.
    (AP, 4/4/00)
1990        Apr 4, Security law violator Ivan Boesky was released from federal custody.

1990        Apr 5, It was announced that President Bush and Soviet President Gorbachev would hold their first full-scale summit in the United States.
    (AP, 4/5/00)
1990        Apr 5, Paul Newman won a court victory over Julius Gold to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity.

1990        Apr 6, Secretary of State James Baker and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze concluded three days of talks in Washington, after which Shevardnadze handed President Bush a letter from Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
    (AP, 4/6/00)

1990        Apr 7, A display of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs opened at Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center, the same day the center and its director were indicted on obscenity charges. Both were later acquitted.
    (AP, 4/7/00)
1990        Apr 7, Former national security adviser John M. Poindexter was convicted of five counts at his Iran-Contra trial. However, a federal appeals court later reversed the convictions.
    (HN, 4/7/97)(AP, 4/7/00)
1990        Apr 7, In Myanmar a double-decker ferry sank in Gyaing River during a storm and 215 people were believed drowned.
1990        Apr 7, An arson fire aboard a ferry enroute from Norway to Denmark killed 159 people.
    (AP, 4/7/00)(AP, 1/14/12)

1990        Apr 8,    The cult series Twin Peaks, an American television serial drama created by Mark Frost and David Lynch, premiered on ABC TV. It ran until Apr 18, 1991.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Peaks)(SFC, 2/19/96, zz-1 p.3)(AP, 4/8/00)
1990        Apr 8, Ryan White (18), the teen-age AIDS patient whose battle for acceptance gained national attention, died in Indianapolis. The Ryan White Foundation was established for AIDS education programs after his death and it closed its doors due to dwindling funds in 1999.
    (AP, 4/8/97)(SFC, 10/19/99, p.A3)
1990        Apr 8, A global conference of the Prague-based International Romani Union, a coalition of organizations working to ease the plight of Gypsies, designated this day as International Day of Roma.
    (AP, 4/8/06)

1990        Apr 9, The baseball season opened a week late because of a labor dispute.
    (AP, 4/9/00)
1990        Apr 9, Humorist John Henry Faulk, who challenged his blacklisting in the entertainment industry in the 1950s, died in Austin, Texas, at age 76.
    (AP, 4/9/00)

1990        Apr 10, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved reducing the city’s curfew laws. Minors under 14 will be banned from public places between midnight and 5am. The old law included minors under 18 from 11pm to 6am.
    (SSFC, 4/5/15, DB p.42)
1990        Apr 10, H.J. Heinz said it would not sell tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins.
1990        Apr 10, Three European hostages -- a French woman, a Belgian man and their two-year-old daughter, who was born in captivity -- were released in Lebanon by the Abu Nidal Palestinian guerrilla group following an appeal by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
    (AP, 4/10/00)
1990        Apr 10, Teddy Wang Tei-huei (57), Hong Kong real estate tycoon, was kidnapped for a 2nd time. Abductors demanded $60 million. His wife Nina Wang paid a $34 million installment, but it was too late. His body was never found. Wang was declared legally dead in 1999.
    (WSJ, 10/20/99, p.A23)(Econ, 7/3/04, p.52)

1990        Apr 11, Funeral services were held in Indianapolis for AIDS patient Ryan White, who had died three days earlier at age 18. Among the 1,500 mourners were first lady Barbara Bush and singers Elton John and Michael Jackson.
    (AP, 4/11/00)
1990        Apr 11, Konstantinos Mitsotakis (b.1918) of the New Democracy party became prime minister of Greece with one vote from an independently elected member of the parliament. He held office to October 13, 1993.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_Mitsotakis)(Econ, 12/3/16, p.43)

1990        Apr 12, Greyhound Bus hired new drivers to replace strikers.
1990        Apr 12, James Brown (b.1933) was moved to the lower Savannah Work Center in Aiken County, SC, after serving 15 months.
1990        Apr 12, In its first meeting, East Germany's first democratically elected parliament acknowledged responsibility for the Nazi Holocaust, and asked the forgiveness of Jews and others who had suffered.
    (AP, 4/12/00)

1990        Apr 13, The Soviet Union accepted responsibility for the World War II murders of thousands of imprisoned Polish officers in the Katyn Forest, a massacre the Soviets had previously blamed on the Nazis.
    (AP, 4/13/97)

1990        Apr 14, The hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa hit the top #40 on the pop singles chart with "Expression."
1990        Apr 14, Lithuanian officials, facing a Kremlin deadline to back away from their declaration of independence, acknowledged that an economic blockade threatened by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev could result in huge layoffs.
    (AP, 4/14/00)

1990        Apr 15, Actress Greta Garbo died in New York City at age 84. In 1997 Karen Swenson authored "Greta Garbo: A Life Apart." In 2000 the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia opened 55 letters written by Garbo to her lesbian friend Mercedes de Acosta (d.1968) between 1931-1959. Acosta was a Spanish aristocrat turned Hollywood screenwriter.
    (AP, 4/15/97)(SFEC, 4/16/00, p.A5)

1990        Apr 16, The US Supreme Court rejected appeals by Dalton Prejean, a nearly retarded man, who was condemned to die for the 1977 murder of a Louisiana state trooper. Prejean was executed the following month.
    (AP, 4/16/00)
1990        Apr 16, The US Supreme Court let stand a ban on school dances in the Bible Belt town of Purdy, Mo.
    (AP, 4/16/00)
1990        Apr 16, In San Francisco some 950 shops and restaurants in Chinatown shut down in protest over Mayor Art Agnos’ proposal to demolish the embarcadero Freeway.
    (SSFC, 4/12/15, DB p.42)

1990        Apr 17, President Bush warned the Soviet Union against carrying out an economic blockade of Lithuania, hinting at "appropriate responses."
    (AP, 4/17/00)
1990        Apr 17, The US Supreme Court in Employment Division v Smith said two members of a native American church had no First Amendment right to unemployment compensation after being fired for ingesting peyote as part of their religious observance.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employment_Division_v._Smith)(Econ, 7/9/16, p.24)
1990        Apr 17, The Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, the civil rights activist and top aide to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died in Atlanta at age 64.
    (AP, 4/17/00)

1990        Apr 18, The US Supreme Court ruled that states may make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home.
    (AP, 4/18/00)
1990        Apr 18, Bankruptcy court forced Frank Lorenzo (b.1940) to give up Eastern Airlines.
1990        Apr 18, A Franco-German proposal was made at the Dublin summit for the political union of the 12 European Community member countries.
1990        Apr 18, The Soviet Union shut off a pipeline that supplied the rebellious republic of Lithuania with crude oil; a day later, the Soviets severely reduced the flow of natural gas.
    (AP, 4/18/00)

1990        Apr 19, Nicaragua's nine-year-old civil war appeared near an end as Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas and the incoming government agreed to a truce and a deadline for the rebels to disarm.
    (AP, 4/19/00)

1990        Apr 20, Former junk bond financier Michael Milken agreed to plead guilty to six felonies and pay $600 million in penalties to settle the largest securities fraud case in history.
    (AP, 4/20/00)
1990        Apr 20, Pete Rose pleaded guilty to two felony counts of filing false income tax returns.

1990        Apr 21, Bob Engel, a National League umpire was arrested in Bakersfield, Ca., for stealing baseball cards.
1990        Apr 21, Pope John Paul II was greeted by hundreds of thousands of people as he visited Czechoslovakia to help celebrate the nation's peaceful overthrow of communist rule.
    (AP, 4/21/00)

1990        Apr 22, Pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon freed American hostage Robert Polhill after nearly 39 months of captivity.
    (AP, 4/22/00)
1990        Apr 22, Millions of Americans joined in a worldwide 20th anniversary celebration of the first Earth Day. Harriett Burgess (d.2010 at 73) founded the San Francisco based American Land Conservatory to shelter land from development in all parts of the country.
    (AP, 4/22/00)(SFC, 5/8/10, p.C4)

1990        Apr 23, Pres. George H. W. Bush signed the Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990. It required the Attorney General to collect data on crimes committed because of the victim's race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. The bill was the first federal statute to "recognize and name gay, lesbian and bisexual people."
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_Crime_Statistics_Act)(Econ, 12/10/16, p.33)
1990        Apr 23, Freed American hostage Robert Polhill, released in Lebanon the day before, enjoyed his first full day of freedom in nearly 39 months at the U.S. Air Force hospital in Wiesbaden, West Germany.
    (AP, 4/23/00)

1990        Apr 24, Security law violator Michael Milken pleaded guilty to 6 felonies.
1990        Apr 24, The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope. It cost $2 billion. The orbital period of the telescope was 97 Minutes. In 2008 Robert Zimmerman authored “The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It."
    (AP, 4/24/97)(NG, 1/’94, p.23)(WSJ, 2/14/97, p.A1)(SFC, 3/21/98, p.E3)(WSJ, 6/16/08, p.A13)
1990        Apr 24, West and East Germany agreed to merge currency and economies on July 1.

1990        Apr 25, In the 25th Academy of Country Music Awards Clint Black and Kathy Mattea won.
    (SS, 4/25/02)
1990        Apr 25, The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the space shuttle "Discovery."
    (AP, 4/25/00)
1990        Apr 25, Dexter Gordon (67), jazz saxophonist, died in Philadelphia.
    (SS, 4/25/02)
1990        Apr 25, Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was inaugurated as president of Nicaragua for a six year term, ending 11 years of leftist Sandinista rule.
    (AP, 4/25/97)(HN, 4/25/98)

1990        Apr 26, In Colombia Carlos Pizarro (b.1951), a former M-19 rebel leader and presidential candidate was killed when an assailant opened fire with a machine gun inside a crowded airliner in midflight. In 2001 fugitive Carlos Castrano said he organized the killing because Pizarro had links to a drug lord. In 2014 his remains and those of his assailant were dug up to see whether bodyguards assigned by the state to protect the politician also had a hand in his murder.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Pizarro_Leong%C3%B3mez)(WSJ, 12/4/01, p.A1)(AP, 11/26/14)
1990        Apr 26, Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir, leader of the right-wing Likud bloc, was chosen to form a new government after Labor Party leader Shimon Peres failed to form a coalition.
    (AP, 4/26/00)

1990        Apr 27, The aperture door of the Hubble Space Telescope was opened by ground controllers as the space shuttle Discovery, which had carried the Hubble into orbit, prepared to return home.
    (AP, 4/27/00)

1990        Apr 28, Anti-abortion demonstrators marched in Washington D.C.; authorities put the number of protesters at 200,000, but organizers claimed a turnout of about 700,000.
    (AP, 4/28/00)

1990        Apr 29, The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California after a mission which included deploying the Hubble Space Telescope.
    (AP, 4/29/00)

1990        Apr 30, Hostage Frank Reed was released by his captives in Lebanon, the second American freed in eight days.
    (AP, 4/30/00)

1990        Apr, In California Glenn Payne was arrested in San Jose after a 2-year-old, who lived across the street, was asleep on a walkway a block away with her cloths torn and covered with debris. She told police a man who lived nearby had hurt her. In 1991 Payne was sentenced to 27 years in prison, but maintained his innocence. He was released in 2005 after more than 13 years in prison. In 2017 a hair analyst recanted his testimony against Payne saying it was based on an unreliable study. On Jan. 26, 2018, Payne’s conviction was overturned, and his criminal record was cleared.
    (SFC, 1/27/18, p.A1)
1990        Apr, Jamba Juice was founded by Kirk Perron, Joe Vergara, Kevin Peters, and Linda Ozawa Olds as a single Juice Club in San Luis Obispo, Ca.
    (SSFC, 12/12/10, p.F1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamba_Juice)
1990        Apr, Argentina’s Congress under Pres. Carlos Menem added 4 new seats to the 5-member Supreme Court.
    (Econ, 10/8/05, p.46)
1990        Apr, In Japan the Aum Shinri Kyo cult sent three trucks into central Tokyo to spray poisonous botulin mists. The convoy then attacked US bases at Yokohama and Yokosuka. The botulin did not work and the cult turned to use anthrax.
    (SFC, 5/27/98, p.A12)
1990        Apr, A pro-independence coalition won in Slovenia.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)

1990        May 1, In Hampton, NH, William Flynn (16) and a friend shot and killed Gregory Smart (b.1965), the husband of Pamela Smart (23) with whom Flynn was having an affair. Flynn was sentenced 28 years to life. Smart had enlisted Flynn to kill her husband and was sentenced to life in prison. On June 4, 2015 Flynn was released from prison. Patrick Randall, who had held a knife to Gregg Smart’s throat, was also released on parole.
    (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7090228)(SFC, 6/5/15, p.A11)
1990        May 1, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and other Kremlin leaders were jeered by thousands of people during the annual May Day parade in Red Square.
    (AP, 5/1/00)

1990        May 2, David Rappaport (38), British 3'11' actor (Wizard, LA Law), committed suicide by gunshot in California.
1990        May 2, The government of South Africa and the African National Congress opened their first formal talks aimed at paving the way for more substantive negotiations on dismantling apartheid.
    (AP, 5/2/00)

1990        May 3, The US federal government approved the use of the drug AZT to treat children infected with the AIDS virus.
    (AP, 5/3/00)

1990        May 4, Latvia's parliament voted 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence. The Russophone Ravnopraviye (Equal Rights Movement) boycotted this resolution by walking out of parliament.
1990        May 4, The South African government and the African National Congress concluded historic talks in Cape Town with a joint statement agreeing on a "common commitment toward the resolution of the existing climate of violence."
    (AP, 5/4/00)

1990        May 5, "Unbridled" won the 116th running of the Kentucky Derby.
    (AP, 5/5/00)
1990        May 5, Five people were killed as 3 small fishing boats capsized in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, along the northwest int’l. border between the US and Canada.
    (SFC, 5/5/09, p.D8)

1990        May 6, Freed American hostage Frank Reed said at a news conference in Arlington, Va., that he had been savagely beaten by his captors in Lebanon after two unsuccessful escape attempts.
    (AP, 5/6/00)
1990        May 6, Former president P.W. Botha quit South Africa's ruling National Party as a protest against the apartheid reform program of his successor F.W. de Klerk.

1990        May 7, The White House put aside President Bush's pledge of no new taxes, saying talks to strike a budget deal with Congress would have "no preconditions."
    (AP, 5/7/00)

1990        May 8, One crewman was killed, 18 others injured in a fire aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Conyngham in the Atlantic, about 100 miles southeast of Norfolk, Va.
    (AP, 5/8/00)
1990        May 8, NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin was suspended for a racial slur.

1990        May 9, President Bush and congressional leaders announced plans for emergency budget talks, with tax increases and spending cuts on the negotiating table.
    (AP, 5/9/00)
1990        May 9, A major cyclone made landfall on Andhra Pradesh, India. It dissipated 2 days later over central India. Strong flooding caused 510 human fatalities, but the effect on agriculture was substantial. More than 100,000 animals were killed,

1990        May 10, The government of China announced the release of 211 dissidents who had been involved in pro-democracy demonstrations a year earlier.
    (AP, 5/10/00)
1990        May 10, Walker Percy (b.1916), Mississippi-raised physician, novelist (Lancelot), died of cancer in Covington, Louisiana. His book "The Moviegoer" was the 1962 winner of the National Book Award." His last book, The Thanatos Syndrome, appeared in 1987.
    (www.olemiss.edu/depts/english/ms-writers/dir/percy_walker/)(WSJ, 3/26/03, p.D8)

1990        May 11, President Bush, on a two-day trip of college commencement speeches, told reporters aboard Air Force One that there were "no conditions" going into a budget summit with Congress.
    (AP, 5/11/00)
1990        May 11, The center fuel tank of Philippine Air Lines B737-300 exploded as the plane pushed back from the gate and 8 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 6/26/08, p.A12)

1990        May 12, The tune "Sending All My Love" by Linear reached #8 on the pop singles chart.
1990        May 12, The presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania forged a united front by reviving a 1934 political alliance in hopes of enhancing their drive for independence from the Soviet Union.
    (AP, 5/12/00)

1990        May 13, Thomas Walker was shot to death at his home in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County. In 1991 his wife Hudie Joyce Walker was convicted of 2nd degree murder and sentenced 19 years to life in jail. In 2007 she was granted a new trial due to issues involving battered women’s syndrome.
    (SFC, 2/8/07, p.B2)

1990        May 14, In separate decrees, Soviet President Gorbachev declared that the republics of Estonia and Latvia had no legal basis for moving toward independence.
    (AP, 5/14/00)

1990        May 15, Congressional leaders and Bush administration officials began a bipartisan summit on the fiscal 1991 budget and its deficit.
    (AP, 5/15/00)
1990        May 15, The "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" (1890) by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) sold for $82.5 million to Ryoei Saito, Japan's second-largest paper manufacturer.

1990        May 16, Sammy Davis Jr. (64), entertainer, died in Los Angeles. Davis owed the IRS $5 million at his death. A settlement was later reached for $300,000. In 2003 Wil Haygood authored "In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr."
    (AP, 5/16/00)(SSFC, 1/21/01, Par p.2)(WSJ, 11/7/03, p.W9)
1990        May 16, Jim Henson (53), "Muppets" creator, died in NYC. In 2013 Brian Jay Jones authored “Jim Henson: The Biography."
    (AP, 5/16/00)(www.imdb.com/name/nm0001345/)(SSFC, 10/20/12, p.F5)

1990        May 17, The effective date for pension rights for both men and women as ruled by a European court in 1994.
1990        May 17, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev met in Moscow with Lithuanian Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene, Gorbachev's first face-to-face meeting with a senior official of the defiant Baltic republics.
    (AP, 5/17/00)

1990        May 18, The TV movie "Return To Green Acres" aired.
    (SC, 5/18/02)
1990        May 18, In the face of heated student protests, the trustees of all-women Mills College in Oakland, Ca., voted to rescind their earlier decision to admit men.
    (AP, 5/18/00)
1990        May 18, Jill Ireland (54), actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), died of cancer.
    (SC, 5/18/02)
1990        May 18, East and West Germany signed a monetary union treaty.
    (SC, 5/18/02)
1990        May 18, The French TGV-train hit record speed of 515.3 kph.

1990        May 19, The tune "Vogue" by Madonna peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
1990        May 19, Summer Squall won the Preakness Stakes.
1990        May 19, Secretary of State James A. Baker III concluded an agreement with the Soviet Union to destroy chemical weapons and settle longstanding disputes over limits on nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.
    (AP, 5/19/00)

1990        May 20, In Massachusetts the body of Cheryl Kosilek (35) was found in her car at a North Attleborough shopping mall. Robert Kosilek (41) was convicted of her murder in 1993 and while in prison demanded that the state of Massachusetts provide him or her with a sex-change operation.
    (SFC, 11/24/09, p.A9)(www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-8176530.html)
1990        May 20, The Hubble Space Telescope sent back its first photographs.
    (AP, 5/20/00)
1990        May 20, An Israeli opened fire on a group of Palestinian laborers south of Tel Aviv, killing seven; the gunman was sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 5/20/00)
1990        May 20, Romania's ruling National Salvation Front scored victories in the country's first free elections in more than 50 years.
    (AP, 5/20/00)

1990        May 21, Israeli soldiers shot and killed three Palestinians in violence sparked by the slayings of seven Palestinians by an Israeli civilian a day earlier.
    (AP, 5/21/00)

1990        May 22, Microsoft released Windows 3.0.
1990        May 22, Boxer Rocky Graziano died in New York at age 71.
    (AP, 5/22/00)
1990        May 22, After years of conflict, pro-Western North Yemen and pro-Soviet South Yemen merged to form the Republic of Yemen. The North was conservative and the South was socialist. This day became an annual National Day holiday.
    (WSJ, 3/28/97, p.A1)(AP, 5/22/98)(AFP, 5/23/12)

1990        May 23, Clinton’s campaign for a 5th term as governor of Arkansas received a $60,000 loan from the Perry County Bank. More cash was requested a few days later.
    (SFC, 6/28/96, p.A7)
1990        May 23, Neil Bush, son of the president, denied any wrongdoing as a director of a failed Denver savings-and-loan in testimony before Congress. The cost of rescuing US savings & loan failures was put at up to $130 billion.
    (AP, 5/23/00)(www.mof.go.jp/english/f_review/fr51e.htm)
1990        May 23, The Soviet Union unveiled an economic-reform program that included plans for a national referendum.
    (AP, 5/23/00)

1990        May 24, Darryl Cherney and Judi Bari (11/7/49-3/2/97), environmental activists in the Earth First! movement, were injured after a pipe bomb exploded in their car as they drove through Oakland, Ca. They were arrested while in the hospital on charges of transporting a bomb but the charges were never filed. They later filed a suit against the FBI and Oakland police for false arrest, illegal search and seizure and conspiracy to violate free-speech rights. Bari died of liver cancer in 1997. In 2002 a jury awarded $2.9 million to Bari’s estate and $1.5 million to Cherney saying the FBI had framed them as eco-terrorists. In 2004 the government settled civil suits for $2 million. In 2004 Kate Coleman authored “The Secret Wars of Judi Bari."
    (SFC,10/21/97, p.A20)(SFC, 6/12/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/23/04, p.B1)(SFC, 1/18/05, p.D1)
1990        May 24, The Edmonton Oilers won their fifth Stanley Cup as they defeated the Boston Bruins, four games to one.
    (AP, 5/24/00)

1990        May 25, A congressional report cast doubts on the US Navy’s official finding that a troubled sailor probably had caused the blast that killed 47 servicemen aboard the battleship USS "Iowa."
    (AP, 5/25/00)
1990        May 25, Vic Tayback (60), actor (Mel-Alice), died of a heart attack.

1990        May 26, Soviet maverick politician Boris N. Yeltsin failed in a second round of voting to win the presidency of the Russian Federation. He succeeded in a third round of balloting three days later.
    (AP, 5/26/00)

1990        May 27, The political opposition of Burma (Myanmar) scored a victory in the country’s first free, multiparty elections in three decades. The military rulers allowed democratic elections but ignored the results when the National League of Aung San Suu Kyi won 392 of 485 contested seats.
    (SFC, 5/25/96, p.A12)(AP, 5/27/00)
1990        May 27, Cesar Gaviria Trujillo was elected president of Colombia. Luis Carlos Galan, Colombia presidential candidate, had been shot and killed while campaigning south of Bogota. He was so far ahead in the polls for the presidential elections that he was virtually assured of victory. His campaign manager, Cesar Gaviria, ran in his place after the attack and was elected president. Immediately after Galan's assassination, the president at the time, Virgilio Barco, retaliated by reinstating extraditions.
    (AP, 5/27/00)(AP, 5/13/05)
1990        May 27, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev tried to calm his nation’s economic nerves with a hastily scheduled television address. The radical Democratic Party held its 1st political meetings in Moscow.
    (AP, 5/27/00)

1990        May 28, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein opened a two-day Arab League summit in Baghdad with a keynote address in which he said if Israel were to deploy nuclear or chemical weapons against Arabs, Iraq would respond with "weapons of mass destruction."
    (AP, 5/28/00)

1990        May 29, Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49.
    (SC, 5/29/02)
1990        May 29, Boris N. Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic in the third round of balloting by the Russian parliament. This gave him a base from which to attack Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev.
    (AP, 5/29/97)(HN, 5/29/99)
1990        May 29,  Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev visited Canada en route to his Washington summit with President Bush.
    (AP, 5/29/00)
1990        May 29, Northern Peru was struck by an earthquake that claimed as many as 200 lives.

1990        May 30, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrived in Washington for his summit with President Bush.
    (AP, 5/30/00)

1990        May 31, Seinfeld, starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuted on NBC. [see July 5, 1989]
1990        May 31, President Bush and his wife, Barbara, welcomed Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in a ceremony on South Lawn of the White House. The two leaders and their aides then held talks on German reunification.
    (AP, 5/31/00)
1990        May 31, In NYC the Zodiac killer shot a 3rd victim. Joseph Ponce died from his wound on June 24.

1990        May, In Croatia Franjo Tudjman led a party that advocated a Yugoslav confederation of sovereign states.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A14)
1990        May, In Hungary Gyula Horn became president of the Socialist Party, which he had helped shape out of the ruins of the former communist party. The party had just been soundly defeated in the first democratic elections in over four decades.
    (AP, 6/20/13)

1990        Jun 1, President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S.  Gorbachev signed more than a dozen bilateral accords in the second day of their Washington summit. Meanwhile, Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbachev traveled to Wellesley College in Massachusetts to deliver commencement addresses.
    (AP, 6/1/00)
1990        Jun 1, E! Entertainment Television was launched.
1990        Jun 1, The Dow Jones Avg. hit a record high of 2,900.97.
    (DTnet, 6/1/97)

1990        Jun 2, On the third day of their Washington summit, President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev held informal talks at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.
    (AP, 6/2/00)
1990        Jun 2, Jack Gilford (b.1908), comedic actor (Cocoon II), died of stomach cancer.
1990        Jun 2,  Sir Rex Harrison (82), actor (My Fair Lady),  died in New York.
    (AP, 6/2/00)
1990        Jun 2, Frederick Mellinger (76), founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, died.

1990        Jun 3, President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev concluded their Washington summit with a joint news conference at the White House. During their 4-day meeting they sealed agreements to slash long-range nuclear weapons, halt production of chemical weapons and lift trade barriers. Gorbachev and his delegation then flew to Minnesota for a whirlwind tour of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
    (AP, 6/3/00)(SSFC, 12/2/18, p.A13)
1990        Jun 3, "City of Angels" won Best Musical and "The Grapes of Wrath" won Best Play at the 44th Tony Awards.
    (AP, 6/3/00)
1990        Jun 3, Robert Noyce (b.1927), co-inventor of the integrated circuit, co-founder and 1st CEO of Intel Corp. (1968), died at age 62. In 2005 Leslie Berlin authored “The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley.
    (www.ieee.org/organizations/history_center/legacies/noyce.html)(SSFC, 7/10/05, p.E1)

1990        Jun 4, Janet Adkins (54) of Portland, Ore., became the first person to use a suicide machine developed by Dr. Kevorkian. This began a national debate over the right to die.
    (SFC, 4/14/99, p.A3)(www.lectlaw.com/files/cas20.htm)
1990        Jun 4, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev closed out his US visit in northern California, where he held a reunion with former President Reagan and met with South Korean President Roh Tae-woo in San Francisco, and addressed students at Stanford University in Palo Alto.
    (AP, 6/4/00)

1990        Jun 5, Authorities in Oakland County, Michigan, moved to prevent Dr. Jack Kevorkian from continuing to make available a suicide device that Janet Adkins, an Oregon woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, had used a day earlier to take her own life.
    (AP, 6/5/00)
1990        Jun 5, In South Africa a representative from the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) in Durban met with the Commissioner of the SAP (South African Police) to call for a change in the "cultural weapons" policy.
1990        Jun 5, Vasily V. Kuznetsov (b.1901), president of USSR supreme soviet (1982-83, 85), died in Moscow.

1990        Jun 6, A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, declared the 2 Live Crew album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" to be obscene. The decision was later overturned on appeal.
    (AP, 6/6/00)

1990        Jun 7, Barbara Baxley (b.1923), actress (Norma Rae), died of a heart attack in NYC.
1990        Jun 7, South African President F.W. de Klerk announced he was lifting a four-year-old state of emergency in three of the country’s four provinces, with the exception of Natal.
    (AP, 6/7/00)

1990        Jun 8, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir announced he had succeeded in forming a new right-wing coalition government, ending a three-month-old political crisis.
    (AP, 6/8/00)

1990        Jun 9, "Go and Go" won the 122nd running of the Belmont Stakes.
    (AP, 6/9/00)

1990        Jun 10, Alberto Fujimori was elected president of Peru by a narrow margin over novelist Mario Vargos Llosa.
    (AP, 6/10/00)
1990        Jun 10, Two members of the rap group 2 Live Crew were arrested in Hollywood, Florida. They and a third band member were acquitted of obscenity charges October 20th.
    (AP, 6/10/00)

1990        Jun 11, A federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M. Poindexter to six months in prison for making false statements to Congress about the Iran-Contra affair. However, Poindexter’s convictions were later overturned.
    (AP, 6/11/00)
1990        Jun 11, The US Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting desecration of the American flag.
    (AP, 6/11/00)
1990        Jun 11, The UN appoints Olivia Newton-John as its 1st Goodwill Ambassador to the Environment.

1990        Jun 12, In a speech to the Supreme Soviet legislature, President Mikhail S. Gorbachev eased his objection to a reunified Germany holding membership in NATO.
    (AP, 6/12/00)
1990        Jun 12, Boris Yeltsin led a vote at the Congress of Peoples Deputies on a "declaration of Sovereignty for Russia." Russia Day became a national holiday honoring this day, when Russian lawmakers decided that Russian laws should take priority over Soviet Union laws.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, p.A16)(AP, 6/12/12)

1990        Jun 13, Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, urged Israel to accept a US plan for peace talks. Baker gave out the telephone number for the White House switchboard, telling the Israelis publicly, "When you’re serious about this, call us."
    (AP, 6/13/00)
1990        Jun 13, East German border guards and demolition experts from the Bundeswehr started the official demolition of the Berlin Wall.

1990        Jun 14, The US Supreme Court upheld, by a six-to-three vote, police checkpoints that examine drivers for signs of intoxication.
    (AP, 6/14/00)

1990        Jun 15, Real estate mogul Donald Trump missed a payment due on junk bonds used to finance one of his Atlantic City, New Jersey, resorts.
    (AP, 6/15/00)
1990        Jun 15, The Dublin regime was established by the Dublin Convention and signed in Dublin, Ireland. It first came into force on 1 September 1997. The EU’s Dublin Rule said that people applying for asylum in an EU country other than the one they first entered should be returned to that first country.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_Regulation)(Econ, 9/12/15, p.25)

1990        Jun 16, A crowd in the Netherlands welcomed African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, who thanked them for staunch Dutch support for the anti-apartheid movement.
    (AP, 6/16/00)

1990        Jun 17, South African black nationalist Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, arrived in Ottawa, Canada, en route to an eleven-day tour of the United States.
    (AP, 6/17/00)

1990        Jun 18, James Edward Pough went on a shooting rampage at an auto-financing company office in Jacksonville, Florida, after his car was repossessed. He fatally wounded 8 people before killing himself. 
    (AP, 6/18/00)(SSFC, 8/8/04, p.A7)

1990        Jun 19, Opening statements were presented in the drug and perjury trial of Washington DC Mayor Marion S. Barry Junior. Barry was later convicted of a single count of misdemeanor drug possession, and sentenced to six months in prison.
    (AP, 6/19/00)
1990        Jun 19, NYC's Zodiac killer shot a 4th victim, Larry Parham, who survived.

1990        Jun 20, South African black nationalist Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, arrived in New York City for a ticker-tape parade in their honor as they began an eight-city US tour.
    (AP, 6/20/00)
1990        Jun 20, The Communist Initiative created its neoconservative Russian Communist Party. Among the founders were Gennady Zyuganov, Valentin Kuptsov, and Alexander Rutskoi. Gorbachev still ran the country.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, p.A16)

1990        Jun 21, An estimated 50,000 Iranians were killed in a magnitude 7.3 to 7.7 earthquake. The earthquake killed some 35,000 people in Gilan and neighboring Zanjan province.
    (SFC, 3/1/97, p.C1)(AP, 6/21/00)(AP, 6/22/02)

1990        Jun 22, George W. Bush, a director of Harken Energy Corp., a Texas oil company, sold 212,140 shares at $4 per share just before huge losses were reported. Corporate disclosure of the sale was filed months later.
    (SFC, 7/4/02, p.A1)(SFC, 7/9/02, p.A12)(WSJ, 7/10/02, p.A8)
1990        Jun 22, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela addressed delegates at the United Nations, where he said victory for a democratic, non-racial South Africa was "within our grasp."
    (AP, 6/22/00)

1990        Jun 23, The tune "That's The Way Of The World" by D'Mob with Cathy Dennis hit #1 on Billboard magazine’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play.
1990        Jun 23, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela received a tumultuous welcome in Boston as he continued his US tour.
    (AP, 6/23/00)

1990        Jun 24, Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan was virtually drowned out by jeering demonstrators as he addressed the Sixth International AIDS conference in San Francisco.
    (AP, 6/24/00)
1990        Jun 24, South African black nationalist Nelson Mandela arrived in Washington.
    (AP, 6/24/00)

1990        Jun 25, The US Supreme Court ruled that family members cannot end the lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known.
1990        Jun 25, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela met with President Bush at the White House.
    (AP, 6/25/00)

1990        Jun 26, President Bush, who’d campaigned for office on a pledge of "no new taxes," conceded that tax increases would have to be included in any deficit-reduction package worked out with congressional negotiators.
    (AP, 6/26/00)
1990        Jun 26, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela addressed the U.S. Congress, asking for "material resources" to hasten the end of white-led rule.
    (AP, 6/26/97)

1990        Jun 27, Jose Canseco signed a record $4,700,000 per year baseball contract with the Oakland A's.
    (SC, 6/27/02)
1990        Jun 27, NASA announced that a flaw in the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope was preventing the instrument from achieving optimum focus.
    (AP, 6/27/00)
1990        Jun 27, Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributed $8600 to help their earthquake victims.
    (SC, 6/27/02)

1990        Jun 28, Jurors in the drug and perjury trial of Washington DC Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. viewed a videotape showing Barry smoking crack cocaine during an FBI hotel-room sting operation. Barry was later convicted of a single count of misdemeanor drug possession.
    (AP, 6/28/00)

1990        Jun 29, Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dave Stewart of the Oakland A’s became the first pitchers to hurl no-hitters in both the National and American Leagues on the same day. Oakland shut out the Blue Jays, 5-to-0, while Los Angeles blanked the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-to-0.
    (AP, 6/29/00)

1990        Jun 30, Harken Energy reported a $23 million 2nd quarter loss. George W. Bush was a director at Harken.
    (SSFC, 7/28/02, p.A19)
1990        Jun 30, Mary Cobb (d.1998) allegedly witnessed Maurice Caldwell pump shotgun blasts into a car that resulted in one death and one serious injury at the Alemany Housing Project. The mother of 2 children later reported the killing to investigating police and identified Caldwell who was convicted and sentenced to 34 years in prison. Mary Cobb died of lupus as age 37. In 2010 a judge ordered the conviction of Caldwell set aside following a signed declaration by Maritte Funches that he and accomplice Henry Martin were responsible. In 2011 Caldwell was released after prosecutors learned that evidence in the case had been destroyed. In 2012 Caldwell filed a federal civil rights suit against San Francisco.
    (SFC, 12/17/10, p.A1)(SFC, 3/26/11, p.C1)
1990        Jun 30, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela visited Oakland, California, a day after receiving a star-studded welcome in Los Angeles.
    (AP, 6/30/00)

1990        Jun, The FTC launched a probe into possible collusion between Microsoft and IBM.
    (Wired, 12/98, p.197)
1990        Jun, California voters passed Prop. 115 with a 57% majority vote allowing prosecutors access to public defense evidence before trial and eliminated defendant’s rights to a preliminary hearing after a grand jury.
    (SFC, 10/2/14, p.D2)
1990        Jun, In Michigan Dr. Jack Kevorkian asked Janet Good (d.1997 at 73) if he could use her house for his first assisted suicide. She initially said ok but after conferring with her husband, a retired police officer, declined the request on the grounds that it might be illegal.
    (SFC, 8/27/97, p.A9)
1990        Jun, At Cunningham Lake near Omaha a fisherman caught a 2-pound black piranha.
    (NH, 8/96, p.66)
1990        Jun, In Bulgaria the former Communist Party, renamed the Socialist party, won parliamentary elections.
    (SFC, 5/2/97, p.A14)
1990        Jun, Colombia’s Pres. Cesar Gaviria and FARC held peace talks in Venezuela.
    (SFC, 1/8/99, p.A13)
1990        Jun, In Kyrgyzstan about 300 people were killed in a violent land dispute between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks  in Osh, and only the quick deployment of Soviet troops quelled the fighting.
    (SFC, 10/21/99, p.AA5)(AP, 6/13/10)(Econ, 6/19/10, p.27)
1990        Jun, In Romania antigovernment protests left 6 people dead. In 2015 former Pres. Ion Iliescu (85) faced charges for the deaths of 4 people, the shooting of three others and depriving 1,000 people of their freedom.
    (SFC, 10/22/15, p.A6)
1990        Jun, In Romania miners, transported into Bucharest in government vehicles, destroyed hundreds of Interior Ministry files. Over 2 years well organized mobs of rural coal miners descended on Bucharest 4 times to knock the heads of student leaders, opposition politicians and others.
    (SFC, 6/15/98, p.A11)

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