July 28, 1990 – A soft drink containing liquid cocaine kills an unsuspecting drinker

July 28, 1990 – A soft drink containing liquid cocaine kills an unsuspecting drinker

Maximo Menendez falls into a coma immediately after drinking a Colombian soft drink, Pony Malta de Bavaria, in Miami, Florida.

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July 27, 1990 – Last Citroen 2CV rolls off the line in Portugal

July 27, 1990 – Last Citroen 2CV rolls off the line in Portugal

The last Citroen 2CV, known as the “Tin Snail” for its distinctive shape, rolls off the production line at the company’s plant in Mangualde, Portugal at four o’clock on the afternoon of July 27, 1990.

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July 12, 1990 – Yeltsin resigns from Communist Party

July 12, 1990 – Yeltsin resigns from Communist Party

Just two days after Mikhail Gorbachev was re-elected head of the Soviet Communist Party, Boris Yeltsin, president of the Republic of Russia, announces his resignation from the Party.

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September 8, 1990 – Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians

September 8, 1990 – Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians

Seventeen Palestinians are shot and killed, and over 100 are wounded, by Israeli police at a mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, a site sacred to Jews and Muslims. Although both Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups accused police of using unnecessary violence, an official report commissioned by the Israeli government, released on October 26, claimed … Continue reading “September 8, 1990 – Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians”

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