The Crazy 1990s! By Jarrett Gingrich
1990 • In 1991 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched • The telescope has published more than 6,000 scientific articles! • Every 97 minutes the telescope makes a trip around the earth
The telescope was launched on April 24 from the space shuttle “Discovery” • The telescope is 43.5 ft long • It weighs 24,500 pounds! • It cost $1.5 billion to launch!!
1991 • Operation Desert Storm started on January 17, 1991 • President George H.W. bush Senior was the president • The operation last 38 days
1992 • Rodney King started a high speed chase • Police officers beat him with their batons and kicked him • Riots started because people started thinking that racial profiling from police officers was occurring
1993 • On February 28,1993, The FBI raided a cult compound in Waco Texas. • The leaders of the cults name was David Koresh • The cult was abusing children and storing weapons
1993 • For 51 days the FBI tried to negotiate with the cult • During negotiations, the cult let a number of children and a few adults go.
1994 • O.J. Simpson was accused of murdering his wife and her friend • It was said that O.J. stabbed 2 people to death • O.J was checked into Clark County Detention Center and charged with 2 counts each of robbery with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.
1994 • Lots of DNA on the crime scene was linked back to O.J. • A glove with blood on it was found on the crime scene and an identical glove was found on O.J.’s property. • O.J. Was said to be not guilty
1995 • On March 20, a cult named Aum Shinrikyo performed a sarin gas attack in Tokyo subways • Members of the cult dropped bags of the liquid form of the gas on the floor and put holes in it with sharpened umbrella tips • Sarin gas is 500 times more potent than cyanide
1995 • The number of injuries that occurred from the attack is about 3,800 to 6,000 • One victim who stayed on the train for 40 minutes after the gas was released says he still suffers from shuddered headaches and weight loss
1996 • A man named Theodore Kaczynski was arrested for being the “Unabomber” • He was blamed for 16 mail bombs • All of the bombings occurred over a 18 year period
1996 • The man killed 3 people and injured 23 • He targeted mostly universities and airlines • He was arrested by the FBI
1997 • Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered on March 22 • It was discovered by amateur astronomers Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp • Alan hale was in New Mexico when he saw it and Thomas Bopp was in Arizona
When it was first discovered, it was 665 million miles away • It was named “the great comet of 1997”
1998 • In 1998, the movie “Titanic” was named most nominated film of all time • It was nominated for 14 Oscars and won 11 • The movie cost $200 million to make
1998 • The film won many awards like: Best Director Best picture Best film editing Best sound effects And best visual effect
1999 • It is said to be the most famous school shooting ever • The shooting happened at Columbine High School • They originally planned to kill hundreds of people
1999 • On April 20, two teens named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold started a school shooting • The shooting killed 13 people • The two also threw and set up many bombs