TOEFLesque News Events
Big News Events from the 1990s
Each of the following sentences has one mistake. Select the INCORRECT part of each sentence.
The Hubble Space Telescope, which has provided evidences for the existence of black holes, was launched by NASA in 1990.
- was launched
In early 1991, The Gulf War has captured the attention of the world as the allied forces--led by the United States--fought an aggressive bombing campaign against Iraq.
- has captured
The official break-up of the Soviet Union began in September 1991 when the three Baltic Republics--Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia--achieved full independences.
- the three
In 1992, scenes from the Rodney King riots of Los Angeles, CA were broadcast around the world.
- of Los Angeles
Apartheid, which ended in early 1990s, was a policy of racial segregation in South Africa.
- in early 1990s
Nelson Mandela, whom had spent more than 25 years in prison for his political beliefs, was elected the first black president of South Africa in 1994.
- was elected
The worst terrorist bombing in the history of United States occurred in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
- of United States
- 50 year
- by contributed
- Southeast Asia
- Latin America
- the US House of Representatives
- has voted
India, a nation of nearly one billion people, celebrated 50 year of independence from British colonial rule in August 1997.
In 1997-98, El Nino devasted the world by contributed to drought in Southeast Asia and massive floods in Latin America.
In October of 1998, the US House of Representatives has voted to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton.