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1990s History Fun Facts

Discover important fun facts about the 1990s decade. Make sure that you know about important events that happened in 1990. Events such as the first Gulf War and the fall of communism changed the world forever.

The 1990s was one of the most influential decades in history, with many political, economic, and technological advancements. Interesting facts about what happened in the 1990s make this period fascinating to learn about.

1990s History Fun Facts

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1990s History
Zarya, the first space station module component for the International Space Station, was launched on 20 November 1998 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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In the summer of 1999 in Queens in New York, the West Nile virus was first reported to spread in most United States.
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Dolly the sheep, on 5 July 1996, became the first mammal to have successfully cloned. The Roslin Institute in Scotland was credited for this achievement.
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Boris Yeltsin became the first President of Russia in 1991 after the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ( USSR ) in 1990.
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The Marrakesh Agreement was signed on 15 April 1994 by 123 nations that led to the establishment of the World Trade Organisation.
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A peace treaty, known as the "Treaty of Peace between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan", was signed on 26 October 1994. It ended the state of war between them that was in place since 1948 - the date Israel declared its independence.
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The Channel Tunnel is a railway tunnel that serves as a connection between England and France. It was opened in 1994 and beneath the English Channel. It is the only fixed link between the European mainland and the island of Great Britain.
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Boris Yeltsin, the first President of Russia, resigned from his office on 31 December 1999. Then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was appointed as the acting President and later his successor.
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Aleksandr A. Serebrov, in 1993 became the first cosmonaut to have played a video game in space while on a trip to the MIR Space Station.
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The famous search engine - Google Search was launched n 1997. It is owned by an American multinational technology company and is the most visited website in the world.

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