Important Events in the 1990's:
1990 The Berlin Wall comes down
1991 "First" Gulf War Ends
1992 Soviet Union dissolved
1993 NOMA reopens after a large expansion
1994 Church of England approved ordaining women as priests
CD burner drives are introduced.
The DVD media format is developed and popularized.
Pagers are popular until they are replaced by cellphones.
The cloning of Dolly the sheep is achieved.
Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990; revolutionizes astronomy.
The Global Positioning System becomes fully operational.
Reunification of Germany on October 3, 1990.
End of apartheid in South Africa (1990) and election of ANC government of Nelson Mandela.
Gulf War (resulting from Iraq's invasion of Kuwait) and United Nations embargo on Iraq in 1991.
Break up of the Soviet Union in 1991 - the end of the Cold War, United States as sole world superpower. The Cold War was officially declared over on December 31, 1992.
The bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 by an explosive-filled van leads to awareness of international terrorism as a rising threat.
Peace process begins in Northern Ireland in 1995
Hip-hop culture booms; by the end of the decade hip hop was as popular as rock and roll.
Much information on this site courtesy of the New Orleans Museum of Art.