1990 in the United States

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1990
in
the United States

Decades:
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Events from the year 1990 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal government

Events

January

February

February 14: Pale Blue Dot

March

April

April 24: Hubble Space Telescope in orbit

May

June

July

August

September

September 28: Washington National Cathedral completed

October

  • October 2 – The Senate confirms David Souter to the Supreme Court; he takes his seat on October 9.
  • October 3 – In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a jury convicts a record store owner of obscenity for selling an album by 2 Live Crew. On October 20, a second jury finds 2 Live Crew not guilty of obscenity on charges stemming from a June 1990 performance.
  • October 5 – In Cincinnati, a jury finds an art museum and its art director innocent of breaking obscenity laws for displaying sexually explicit photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe.
  • October 6 – STS-41: The Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off and launches the Ulysses on a mission to study the sun.
  • October 6-8 – The federal government temporarily halts all non-essential services after Congress fails to enact a new budget and President Bush vetoes a stop-gap spending measure.
  • October 9 – Leonard Bernstein announces his retirement from conducting after 47 years. He dies five days later.[2]
  • October 20 – The Cincinnati Reds win the 1990 World Series.
  • October 22
    • President Bush vetoes a civil rights bill that would have strengthened federal protection against job discrimination, arguing that it would lead to race and gender-based quotas.
    • In Orange County, California, a judge denies a surrogate mother's request for parental rights to a child she bore for another couple.
  • October 24 – United States Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole announces her resignation.
  • October 25 – Evander Holyfield defeats James "Buster" Douglas to become the heavyweight boxing champion.
  • October 27 – Congress passes the Clean Air Act of 1990.

November

December

December 11: John Gotti arrested

Ongoing

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Undated

See also

References

  1. ^ John T. Woolley; Gerhard Peters (June 26, 1990). "Statement on the Federal Budget Negotiations". The American Presidency Project.
  2. ^ "Leonard Bernstein, 72, Music's Monarch, Dies". The New York Times. 15 October 1990. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Dalilah Muhammad profile".
  4. ^ "Adrianna Franch - U.S. Soccer". 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2018-06-24.

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