1990-1999 (Asian/Pacific Islander)
1990
Asian Pacific Heritage Month

President George Bush signs an order that designates May as Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

1996
Gary Locke

Gary Locke becomes the first Chinese-American governor of the state of Washington.

1997
Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla first woman of Indian origin in space. In 2003, she was one of seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.