The 1990s (pronounced "nineteen-nineties", commonly abbreviated as the "Nineties") was a decade that began on January 1, 1990, and ended on December 31, 1999. 1990 was an important year in the Internet's early history. In the fall of 1990, Tim Berners-Lee created the first web server and the foundation for the World Wide Web. Test operations began around December 20 and it was released the following year.

The musical era of the 1990s was one filled with a variety of pop, rap, and alternative music artists as well as a plethora of one-hit wonders.The early years of the 1990s began with a surge in popularity for music genres like techno and hip-hop that continued throughout the decade. Groups like Technotronic entered the Billboard charts with big hits like “Pump Up the Jam” and “Get Up (Before the Night is Over)”

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Prices

1990

Cost of a new home: $149,800.00

Median Household Income: $29,943.00 

Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.25 

Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.16 

Cost of a dozen eggs: $1.00 

Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.78

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Headlines

1990

Broker Drexel Burnham Lambert Files For Bankruptcy 

Mikel Milken Pleads Guilty To Securities Fraud 

Noriega Arrested In Panama By US Agents for Drug Dealing 

Conviction Of Oliver North In "Iran-Contra" Affair Is Overturned 

Iraq Invades Kuwait 

Solidarity's Lech Walesa Is Elected Poland's President 

Underdog Buster Douglas KO's undefeated Mike Tyson in 10th round in Tokyo 

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1990

Boris Yeltsin is elected President of Russian Federation 

Bronx social club fire kills 87 

East and West Germany are re-united 

Continental Airlines files for bankruptcy 

Pete Rose sentenced to 5 months for income tax evasion 

At 43, Nolan Ryan pitches a record 6th no-hitter. 

Hot Pants and Mini Skirts are back, tent dresses and pant suits are in. 

Died; Sarah Vanghan, Pearl Baily, Greta Garbo, Sammy Davis Jr. 

First Moscow McDonalds opens 

Fads, Pre-ripped jeans, Nija Turtle stuff, wide head bands, sneakers $125-$175 

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90's Sports

'96 Olympics Women's Gymnastic Team
(The Magnificent 7)
Mike Tyson
'92 Olympics Men's Basketball Team (Dream Team)

Football

1990

Superbowl XXV : NY GIANTS 20 - Buffalo 19 

  

Pro MVP: Randall Cunningham, Phila., QB & Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB 

  

College Football: Colorado  

  

Heisman Trophy: Ty Detmer, BYU, QB 

  

Rose Bowl: Washington 46, Iowa 34 

Orange Bowl: Colorado 10, Notre Dame 9 

Cotton Bowl: Miami-FL 46, Texas 3 

Sugar Bowl: Tennessee 23, Virginia 22

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Basketball

1990

NBA Championship 

Winner: DETROIT 4-1 (WLWWW) - Coach: Chuck Daly 

Opposing Team: Portland - Coach: Rick Adelman 

  

NBA MVP: Magic Johnson, LA Lakers, G Ave Score: 22.3 

  

NCAA National Champions: UNLV 35-5 - Coach: Jerry Tarkanian 

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Baseball

1990

World Series 

Winner:  CINCINNATI 4-0 - Coach: Lou Piniella 

Opposing Team: Oakland A's - Coach: Tony La Russa 

  

National League 

MVP: Barry Bonds, Pit -  OF 

Rookie of the Year: David Justice, Atl -  OF 

  

American League 

MVP: Rickey Henderson, Oak -  OF 

Rookie of the Year: Sandy Alomar Jr., Cle -  C 

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Economy

1990

President: George Bush 

Vice President: Dan Quayle 


Population: 249,438,712 

Life expectancy: 75.4 years 


Dow-Jones  

High: 3,000 

Low: 2,365 


Federal spending: $1252.52 billion 

Federal debt: $3206.6 billion 

Inflation: 5.4% 

Consumer Price Index: 130.7 

Unemployment: 5.3% 

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