Comprehensive childcare legislation, Act for Better Child Care (ABC), enacted.Congress passes the Americans with Disabilities Act.
President Bush and Congress agree on five-year budget-deficit reduction package.
Germany reunified; Soviet troops start withdrawal from Eastern Europe.
David H. Souter joins Supreme Court.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) signed into law by President Bush.
Daniel K. Akaka elected to the U.S. Senate; first Native Hawaiian to hold such an office.
Antonia Novello appointed U.S. Surgeon General; first woman and first Hispanic to hold that position.
Sharon Pratt Dixon becomes mayor of Washington, D.C., the first African American woman to win a mayoral election in a major U.S. city.
Clean Air Act passed; places limits on pollutant emissions.Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait (August 2).