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Notable Historical Events in 1990 on the 2nd

1990Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1990US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia

Historical Events in 1990 on the 2nd
Date Event
Jan 2
Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15) 
Jan 2
Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson) 
Feb 2
South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs 
Mar 2
Greyhound Bus goes on strike 
Mar 2
Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec) 
Apr 2
52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73 
May 2
"Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 perfs 
May 2
South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid 
Jun 2
"Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13 
Jun 2
Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0 
Jul 2
Imelda Marcos & Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering 
Jul 2
Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death 
Aug 2
Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia 
Aug 2
Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats 
Aug 2
US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia 
Sep 2
"Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 188 performances 
Sep 2
Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, SF 
Oct 2
"Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 perfs 
Oct 2
Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany 
Oct 2
Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die 
Oct 2
US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court 
Oct 2
Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors 
Nov 2
1st NBA game at Target Center, Minn Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85 
Dec 2
1st parlimentary election in newly reunified Germany 
Dec 2
1st time 12 people in space 
Dec 2
79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2) 
Dec 2
Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic 
Dec 2
US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit 
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