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1990

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Events In 1990.

Military

    • Jan. 3 - Manuel Noriega surrenders to US forces.
    • Feb. 26 - The USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czechoslovakia by July, 1991.
    • Mar. 1 - An SR-71 Blackbird sets a U.S. transcontinental speed record of 1 hour 8 minutes 17 seconds, on what is publicized as its last official flight.
    • Mar. 1 - The Royal New Zealand Navy discontinues its daily rum ration.

Other

    • Feb. 11 - Mike Tyson is knocked out by James Douglas to lose the World Heavyweight Title.
    • Feb. 11 - Nelson Mandela is released from prison.
    • Mar. 11 - Lithuania declares independence from the Soviet Union.
    • Apr. 20 - The Hubble Telescope is launched upon the shuttle Discovery.