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Dated Events

  • Real World: February 26. Tim Berners-Lee introduces the first web browser. Saddam Hussein orders his troops to withdraw from Kuwait; as they leave, many set Kuwaiti oil wells ablaze.
  • Real World: February 27. After 100 hours of fighting, Iraqi forces completely retreat to their country. As part of the terms of their defeat, Iraq is supposed to disarm.
  • Real World: March 3. An amateur records the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles P.D. officers.
  • Real World: March 13. Exxon agrees to pay $1 billion to help clean up the Valdez oil spill.
  • Real World: April 3. U.N. Resolution 687 requires Iraq to destroy or remove their arsenals of chemical and biological weapons. However, the United Nations and other nations spend years thereafter trying to ensure this happens.
  • Real World: May 15. Edith Cresson becomes the first female French Prime Minister.
  • Harry Potter: July 24. Harry Potter begins receiving letters telling him he has been accepted to Hogwarts. His adopted family attempts to escape the summons and prevent Harry's attendance for weeks afterwards, until he is found by Hagrid. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone))
  • Real World: August 6. Tim Berners-Lee begins distributing his ideas about the World Wide Web.
  • Real World: August 18. Hard-liners place standing Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest in an attempt to forestall the end of the Soviet system, but their attempted coup dissolves in less than three days.
  • Real World: August 25. Linus Torvalds makes his first announcement regarding the Linux kernel.
  • Harry Potter: September 1. Harry Potter begins his first year at Hogwarts. The events of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) follow.

Undated Events

New Fictional Works

Notable Books

Imajica by Clive Barker, The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy, Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett, Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn.

Notable Films

  • Adventures in Dinosaur City, Alien Space Avenger, And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird, Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time, Beauty and the Beast, Beyond the Door 3, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, Billy the Kid Meets the Vampires, Black Rainbow, Body Parts, The Borrower, Burn Up! (Japan), Cast a Deadly Spell, Child of Darkness
  • Child of Light (TV movie), Child's Play 3, The Chilling, Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, The Church, Class of Nuke 'Em High II: Subhumanoid Meltdown, Critters 3, Critters 4, Crucifer of Blood, The Dark Backward, Dead Again, Dead Men Don't Die, Deadlock, Delicatessen, Delta Force, Commando Two, Demonic Toys, Dollman, Dolly Dearest
  • Dragon Knight (Japan), Drop Dead Fred, Dune Warriors, Empire of the Dark, Escape from Survival Zone, Eve of Destruction, Flight of Black Angel, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Futurekick, George's Island, The Green Man, The Guyver, Heartstopper, Highlander 2: The Quickening, Highway to Hell, Hook, House IV, If Looks Could Kill
  • Kingdom of the Vampire, La Femme Nikita, Late for Dinner, The Legend of the Swordsman, The Lightning Incident (TV movie), Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (U.S.), Megaville, Mindwarp, Murderous Vision, Mutator, My Grandpa is a Vampire, Neon City, The Neverending Story II, Nick Knight (TV movie), 976-Evil II: The Astral Factor
  • Prayer of the Rollerboys, Prom Night IV - Deliver Us from Evil, Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge, Raiders of the Sun, Raw Nerve, The Resurrected, Robin Hood (TV movie), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Rocketeer, Scanners 2: The New Order, Servants of Twilight (TV movie), Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., Sherlock Holmes and the Incident at Victoria Falls
  • Silence of the Lambs, Sometimes They Come Back (TV movie), Star Knight, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Steel and Lace, Strays, Switch, Teenage Exorcist, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, To Die For 2: Son of Darkness, Trancers II, The Unborn, Waxwork II: Lost in Time
  • Witchcraft III: The Kiss of Death, Wizards of the Demon Sword, Xtro II, Zeram, Zombie Cop

Notable Comic Books

King Kong (Monster Comics), X-Men #1.

Notable Television Series

  • Beginning: The Adventures of the Little Mermaid, The Boy from Andromeda, Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars, Dark Shadows, Darkwing Duck, Eerie, Indiana, The Girl from Tomorrow, The Golden Years (miniseries), Heroes on Hot Wheels, It (miniseries), James Bond Jr., Land of the Lost, The Legend of Prince Valiant, The New Adventures of Tintin, Pirates of Dark Water (miniseries), Swamp Thing (animated).
  • Continuing: The Adventures of Superboy (Season 4), Captain N and the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 becomes Captain N and the New Super Mario World, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (Season 2), Dragon Ball Z (Season 3) (Japan), Quantum Leap (Season 4), Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 5), Swamp Thing (Season 2), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Season 5).
  • Ending: Dracula: The Series, Dragon Warrior, DuckTales, The Flash, The Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone, My Secret Identity, The New Adventures of He-Man, She-Wolf of London, Talespin, Video Power.

Notable Electronic Games

Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear), Super Mario World (Super NES).

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