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Patricia Cornwell's debut novel Postmortem was published in 1990. The first book of the Dr. Kay Scarpetta series, it received the 1991 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Cornwell would go on to write 23 more books in the Scarpetta series with the latest one being in 2016. However, the twenty-fifth Scarpetta novel is due out sometime this year.
Yes, I'm a fan and I've read all of her books.
First edition cover
On Jan. 17, 1991, Operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm, backed by public support after diplomacy failed. Invasion of Kuwait and Iraq.
eBay launched (is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website. eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble. eBay is a multibillion-dollar business with operations in about 32 countries, as of 2019. The company manages the eBay website, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a wide variety of goods and services worldwide. The website is free to use for buyers, but sellers are charged fees for listing items after a limited number of free listings, and again when those items are sold)
Frasier premiered on NBC on September 16, 1993 and concluded on May 13, 2004. It was an American television sitcom that was created as a spin-off of Cheers, continuing the story of psychiatrist Frasier Crane as he returned to his hometown of Seattle and started building a new life as a radio advice show host while reconnecting with his father Martin, a retired police officer, and brother Niles, a fellow psychiatrist, while making new friends. Frasier starred Kelsey Grammer as the eponymous character, as well as Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, and John Mahoney. The show was critically acclaimed, with the show itself and the cast winning thirty-seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a record at the time for a scripted series. It also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for five consecutive years.
One of my favorite shows.
And of course we have to include Eddie ...
Gianni Versace shot outside his home in Miami (On the morning of July 15, 1997, Versace took a walk on Ocean Drive to retrieve his morning magazines. Usually, Versace would have an assistant walk from his home to the nearby News Cafe to get his magazines, but on this occasion, he decided to go himself. Versace had returned and was climbing the steps of his Miami Beach mansion when a man dressed in a gray T-shirt, black shorts and a white hat carrying a backpack shot him in the head at point-blank range with a .40 caliber Taurus PT100. He was subsequently pronounced dead at Jackson memorial Hospital, at 9:21 a.m. He was 50 years old at the time of his death. His was one of 5 people killed during a 5-month period by Andrew Cunanan, who later committed suicide)
Hong Kong, a British colony since 1841, was transferred to the People's Republic of China on July 1, 1997. Diplomatic negotiations with China resulted in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, in which the United Kingdom agreed to transfer the colony in 1997 and China would guarantee Hong Kong's economic and political systems for 50 years after the transfer. The impending transfer triggered a wave of mass emigration as residents feared an erosion of civil rights, the rule of law, and quality of life. Over half a million people left the territory during the peak migration period, from 1987 to 1996. The Legislative Council became a fully elected legislature for the first time in 1995 and extensively expanded its functions and organizations throughout the last years of the colonial rule. Hong Kong was transferred to China on July 1, 1997, after 156 years of British rule. As one of China's two special administrative regions (the other being Macau), Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of "one country, two systems".
I Will Always Love You (was covered by Whitney Houston and recorded for her 1992 film The Bodyguard. The song was originally written by Dolly Parton and released on June 6, 1974 as the second single on her album Jolene. Houston's cover has since become one of the best-selling singles of all time and contributed to The Bodyguard being the top-selling soundtrack of all time. Kevin Costner, Whitney's co-star and one of the film's co-producers, is actually responsible for suggesting this song for Houston to cover in the film's first track release. He brought the original song to composer Dave Foster, who rearranged it as a pop ballad for Houston. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 consecutive weeks: at the time this was a record for the longest number one. It also reached #3 on the Hot 100 after Houston's death in 2012)
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Calling it a night.................................
Kim Jong-il becomes the second Supreme Leader of North Korea in 1994 after the death of his father Kim Il-sung. Kim ruled North Korea as a repressive and totalitarian dictatorship. Kim assumed supreme leadership during a period of catastrophic economic crisis amidst the dissolution of the Soviet Union, on which it was heavily dependent for trade in food and other supplies, which brought a famine. While the famine had ended by the late 1990s, food scarcity continued to be a problem throughout his tenure. Kim strengthened the role of the military by his Songun ("military-first") policies, making the army the central organizer of civil society. Kim's rule also saw tentative economic reforms, including the opening of the Kaesong Industrial Park in 2003. In April 2009, North Korea's constitution was amended to refer to him and his successors as the "supreme leader of the DPRK" (Democratic People's Republic of Korea). On 19 December 2011, the North Korean government announced that he had died two days earlier, whereupon his third son, Kim Jong-un, was promoted to a senior position in the ruling WPK and succeeded him.
Leona Helmsley sent to jail after being convicted on tax evasion (nicknamed the “Queen of Mean” by the press, receives a four-year prison sentence, 750 hours of community service, and a $7.1 million tax fraud fine in New York. For many, Helmsley became the object of loathing and disgust when she quipped that “only the little people pay taxes.” Leona’s husband, Harry, was one of the world’s wealthiest real estate moguls, with an estimated $5 billion to $10 billion in property holdings. The couple lived in a dazzling penthouse overlooking Central Park and also maintained an impressive mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut. Leona, who operated the Helmsley Palace on Madison Avenue, was severely disliked by her employees. Though they lavishly furnished their homes and hotel, the Helmsleys were curiously diligent about evading the required payments and taxes for their purchases. Much of their personal furniture was written off as a business expense, and there were claims that the Helmsleys extorted free furnishings from their suppliers. Contractors were hardly ever paid on time-if at all-and many filed lawsuits to recover even just a portion of what they were owed. Leona reportedly also purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars of jewelry in New York City but insisted that empty boxes be sent to Connecticut so that she could avoid the sales tax. Given her offensive personality, many were quite pleased by Leona’s legal troubles. Even celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz could not win her immunity from the law. Following her conviction, Federal Judge John Walker publicly reprimanded her, saying, “Your conduct was the product of naked greed [and] the arrogant belief that you were above the law.” Leona Helmsley was sent to jail in 1992 and was released in 1994. Helmsley died in August 2007 at age 87. She famously left $12 million to her dog, Trouble)
Of course there was a made for tv movie..............