The ‘90s, baby! The best decade FER SURE. Remember Furbies, Beanie Babies and Nickelodeon? What about your AOL screen names or totally envying Cory and Topanga? Of course you do! If you were born in the 1980’s or before, then you clearly will not understand any of this list and are a huge loser. Born 2000 or after? Sorry, Charlie! You won’t get it either. This is THE definitive list that only REAL ‘90s kids will understand.
1990: The Gulf War -After Iraqi president Saddam Hussein admitted for the first time that he had used and was planning to use chemical weapons again, the beginning of a conflict that would terrorize the tiny nation of Kuwait set Iraq on the path to ruin and drew the United States to the Middle East for what has been a quarter of a century. Bitchin’!
1991: Discovery of Jeffrey Dahmer - Police catch Jeffrey Dahmer, a serial killer and rapist who murdered and dismembered 17 boys between 1978 and 1991. CHA-CHING!
1992: L.A. Riots - After a group of white Los Angeles police officers are filmed beating up African American male Rodney King and found innocent of any wrongdoing, riots erupt, resulting in 11,000 arrests, 2,000 injuries and 55 deaths. Damn skippy!
1992: Hurricane Andrew - One of the most powerful Hurricanes to ever hit North America, this storm left 26 people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. Slammin’!
1994: O.J. Simpson trial - After O.J. Simpson's ex-wife and another man are found stabbed to death outside of her home in LA, the former NFL star is placed as a person of interest in what would be coined “the trial of the century.” Despite overwhelming evidence, Simpson is found not guilty on all charges. O.G.!
1995: Oklahoma City bombing - A domestic terror attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 people and injures over 680 others. Phat!
1997: Heaven's Gate mass suicide - 39 members of the UFO religious cult founded in San Diego commit suicide in an attempt to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following the comet Hale-Bopp. Aiight!
1999: Columbine school shooting - Two high school students shoot up their school in Colorado, killing 11 students and 1 teacher before turning the guns on themselves. Bling-bling!
1997: Princess Diana’s death - Following a car crash as the result of an intoxicated chauffeur, Princess Diana sustains injuries that result in her death. Boom shaka-laka!