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Major Events of 1991
1991 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXCI) was the 91st year of the 20th century. 1991 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Tuesday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1991.
News Events of 1991
US, Britain, France and allied countries drive Iraq from Kuwait (Operation Desert Storm).
Warsaw Pact officially dissolved.
Attempted coup in Soviet Union.
Break-up of USSR, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) formed.
Croatia and Slovenia independent from Yugoslavia after a brief war.
Bank of Credit and Commerce (BCCI) collapses.
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassinated.
Helen Sharman is the first Briton in space.
Linus Torvalds announces in a newsgroup that he is working on developing his own operating system (later to become Linux).
Apple releases the first version of QuickTime.
US airline Pan Am, ends operations.
US space probe Galileo visits the asteroid 951 Gaspra.
Boris Yeltsin wins Russian Presidential election.
Sports in 1991
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