Nelson Mandela released after spending 27 years in prison in South Africa
East and West Germany unified into one Germany, agree to merge currency and economies
First McDonald’s opens in Moscow
Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
George Bush signs the American Disabilities Act into law
August 2: Iraq invades Kuwait; Gulf War begins
March 18-Largest art theft in U.S. History-12 paintings ranging $100-300 million stolen in Boston
Driving Miss Daisy wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards
James “Buster” Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson to win World Boxing Title
Microsoft Windows releases version 3.0
Universal Studios in Florida opens
Leonard Bernstein, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Henson die
Garry Kasparov defeats Anatoly Karpov for World Chess Championship

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