Look what happened the 1991.

Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War. (5. January 1991)

Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoute in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest. (7. January 1991)

Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. (9. January 1991)

Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. (12. January 1991)

Soviet Union troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding 1000. (13. January 1991)

The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm. (15. January 1991)

Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, signs letters patent allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth realm to institute its own Victoria Cross in its honours system. (15. January 1991)

The Coalition Forces go to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time). (16. January 1991)

Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation. (17. January 1991)

Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V. (17. January 1991)

Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries. (19. January 1991)

Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south. (20. January 1991)

Gulf War: Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks. (22. January 1991)

Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi. (26. January 1991)

Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins. (29. January 1991)

A runway collision between USAir Flight 1493 and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the deaths of 34 people, and injuries to 30 others. (1. February 1991)

Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in. (7. February 1991)

Voters in Lithuania vote for independence. (9. February 1991)

Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed. (13. February 1991)

The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland. (15. February 1991)

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