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On This Day (July 27) during the 90's


On This Day in the 90's


  • Last Citroen 2CV, known as the “Tin Snail”, rolls off the line in Portugal

Citroen 2CV - Flickr - mick - Lumix.jpgBy Mick from Northamptonshire, England - Citroen 2CV, CC BY 2.0, Link

  • White-Russia (Belarus) declares independence


  • TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition


  • Nelson Mandela says a general strike will go ahead to protest for the removal of South African President F. W. de Klerk from power and for free elections
  • Barcelona Olympic records:
    • Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days

    • The Unified Team swam a world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)


  • NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high

  • Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome, Milan and Vatican City


  • 28th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center


  • Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured

  • The Spice Girls scored their first No.1 UK single with 'Wannabe'


  • 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany


  • The U.S. space shuttle Discovery completed a five-day mission commanded by Air Force Col. Eileen Collins. It was the first shuttle mission to be commanded by a woman.
  • Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900"

...and THAT's what happend on July 27, during the 90's!

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