Robert Mugabe assumes office as President of Zimbabwe (1987)
The Soviet Union is officially dissolved (1991)
Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting President (1999)
The U.S. hands Panama Canal over to Panama (1999)
b: Frank Marshall Davis (1905); d: Joseph Yablonski (1969), Michael Kennedy (1997), Alan Cranston (2000)
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