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All Night Longby Lionel Ritchie


1990-1999


With the introduction of the modem, SDN, an DSL, the American public moves to the internet with lightening speed.
 
httpworldWorld Wide Web
 
By 1994, 3 million users are online, and by 1998 over 100 million are surfing the
World Wide Web.


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Televised War
Televised coverage of Desert Storm in 1991
changes viewers' expectations of war reporting.
  Iraq invades Kuwait.
August 2, 1990


Six days after the invasion, the United States deploys troops to Saudi Arabia.


Gulf War

Operation Desert Storm
January 17, 1991


Fighting begins with a coordinated air attack on Baghdad.
Millions watch as live images of the assault are televised around the world.

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The American Disabilities Act of 1990 protects the rights of the disabled.


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Terror Strikes Home


~ February 26, 1993 ~
The World Trade Center Bombing

Cover Time Magazine      Cover Time Magazine

When a car bomb is detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City,
the plan is to have it fall into the South Tower and kill thousands of people - it failed - but it did kill six and injured 1,042.




~ April 19, 1995 ~
The Oklahoma City Bombing

Timothy McVeigh
is sentenced to death.

McVeigh
Murrah Federal Building
Nichols

Terry Nichols
is serving multiple life sentences.

A rental truck, containing fertilizer and diesil fuel, explodes in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
The blast destroys a third of the building and damages 324 buildings in a sixteen-block radius.
With 168 dead and over 800 injured, it is the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.




~ 1990 - 1999 ~
Violence in Our Schools

school

From 1990 to 1999 there are 21 school shootings in the United States.

School

University of Iowa, IA
Lindhurst High School, CA
Simon’s Rock College, MA
East Carter High School, KY
Richland High School, TN
Frontier Junior High School, WA
San Diego State University, CA
State College, PA
Bethel High School, AK
Pearl High School, MS
Heath High School, KY
Stamps High School, AR
Westside Middle School, AR
Parker Middle School, PA
Lincoln County High School, TN
Thurston High School, OR
Armstrong High School, VA
Deming Middle School, NM
Columbine High School, CO
Heritage High School, GA
Ft. Gibson Middle School, OK

Date

11/01/1991
05/01/1992
12/14/1992
01/18/1993
11/15/1995
02/02/1996
08/05/1996
09/17/1996
02/19/1997
10/01/1997
12/01/1997
12/15/1997
03/24/1998
04/24/1998
05/19/1998
05/20/1998
06/15/1998
11/19/1998
04/20/1999
12/06/1999
05/21/1999
Deaths

 6
 4
 2
 2
 2
 3
 3
 1
 2
 3
 3
 0
 5
 1
 1
 2
 0
 1
15
 0
 0
Injured

 1
 9
 4
 0
 1
 1
 0
 1
 2
 7
 5
 2
10
 3
 0
25
 2
 0
24
 6
 4

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Reality TV shows make an appearance in 1992.

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The Waco Seige

  February 28 ~ April 19, 1993
Branch Dividian - Waco, TX
When the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms attempted to execute a search warrent at the Branch Dividian ranch
in Waco, Texas, it was met with gunfire and a 51 day stand off that ended when fire destroyed the compound.
Seventy-six people, including children, died in the fire.

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DADT  

Don't Ask - Don't Tell

In December of 1993, DON'T ASK - DON'T TELL (DADT) becomes the official United States policy for dealing with homosexuals serving in the military. While the policy prohibites discrimination and harassment of homosexual personnel, it also bans disclosure of sexual orientation, which allows gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to serve in the United States armed forces as long as their sexual preference remains hidden.

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Space Travel
star   star   star
1990, The Hubble Telescope is launched.
1994, U.S. Atlantis docks with Russian MIR.
1996-1997 Construction on the International Space Station begins.

star   star   star
Hubble Space Telescope

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1998, Furbies
furby
1993, Pentium Processors
Pentium processor
  • CD Burners
  • Satellite TV
  • MP3 Players
  • DVD Video
  • GPS Tracking
Beanie Babies
  • Roller Blades
  • Fanny Packs
Viagra
1998, Viagra

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Dolly
   

Evolution or Revolution?

In 1996, Dolly the Sheep becomes the first animal cloned.
Dolly’s success may pave the way for preserving endangered species,
increasing food supplies, or possibly one day to make human replacement parts.

But controversy rages over the question:
Are Scientists Playing God?


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$ $ $    The stock market hits an all time high.    $ $ $

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Natural Disasters

F5 Tornado Rocks Oklahoma City


At about 6:30 PM CDT on May 3, 1999, the deadliest tornado in decades ripped across Oklahoma, killing at least 44 people and leveling entire neighborhoods. The tornado may have been up to a mile wide with wind speeds over 300 mph.

 

tornado



The Storm of the Century

1993 Storm

Satellite image of the superstorm
taken by NASA March 13, 1993

19 inches of snow blankets
Asheville, North Carolina

1993 Storm

The storm hits the Eastern Coast of North America. At its height, the storm stretches from Canada to Central America,
but the biggest impact is on the Eastern United States and Cuba.

The storm dumpes record snow falls on the southern and central coastal United States during it's 2-day rampage.

Hurricane force wind gusts batter the Gulf of Mexico and scattered tonadoes kill dozens.




1993 Flood
Aerial view of flooding
Jefferson City Memorial Airport, Missouri.

 

The Great Floods of 1993


The Great Flood is the most costly and devastating flood to ravage the United States. The flooded area covers more 30,000 square miles, 75 towns are completely inundated, and 54,000 people are evacuated as the Mississippi and Missouri rivers swell. Losses are estimated at 15 to 20 billion dollars.



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General Audiences    tv rating

  TV Ratings identify viewing content.   

Parental Guidance Suggested    Mature Audiences

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Clinton - Lewinsky Scandal

News of President Clinton's extra-marital affair goes public, and the resulting investigation eventually leads to his impeachment in 1998.
  President Clinton

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angelMemorialsangel
Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis
Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis
1929 - 1994

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Roy Rogers
  Roy Rogers
1911 - 1998
Princess Di
Diana,
Princess of Wales

1961 - 1999
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
1960 - 1999
JFK, Jr.
Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa
1910 - 1997

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currency  

Big Money

In 1999, several European nations adopted a single currency called the euro to strengthen and stabilize the continent's economy.

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Y2K         Count down         Y2K


With the approach of the New Mellennium there is much speculation about how the date change will effect computers. Some fear it will cause major system crashes around the world, and software developers scramble to "fix" the impending problem.

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Modern Inventions   1990-1999
Wikipedia   Gulf War
Wikipedia   1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Wikipedia   Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
Wikipedia   School Shootings
infoplease   Time Line of Worldwide School Shootings
Time.com   Waco, Newsfile.
Wikiedia   Waco Seige.
Human Genome   Clone Fact Sheet
Weather Forecast Office, Norman, Oklahoma   The Great Plains Tornado Outbreak of May 3, 1999
Tornado Project   Killer Tornadoes during 1999
Wikipedia   1993 North American storm complex
USGS - Missouri Water Science Center   The Great Flood of 1993
Bill Clinton   The 1997 Inauguration
Time   The Death Of A Princess