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Copy of The 1980's
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Date: 15 April 1989 – 4 June 1989
It was taking place in Beijing, China
Also known as June 4th incident in Chinese
The right to voice dissent - basically, they were liberals in a communist country
The Chinese government sent troops and tanks to Tiananmen Square.
In the end they managed to change some trade agreements First Intifada Uprising The first Palestinian intifada occured dramatically on December 9th 1987 after twenty long years of brutal Israeli military
They had been dispossessed of their homeland and expelled from their homes in 1948
This was to make way for the boatloads of European Jewish immigrants flooding into Palestine
They were the victims of a colonialist project that denied their existence and their rights to self-determination
The cause of the first intifada is related to the killing of four Palestinian civilians by an Israeli jeep at a checkpoint in the Gaza Strip Lebanese Civil War Lasted from 1975 to 1990
Resulted in an estimated 120,000 deaths
Today, approximately 76,000 people remain moved from its proper place within Lebanon
The government of Lebanon had been dominated by Maronite Christians since the state was created
By the end they managed to create the Taif Agreement Haitan Dictator: Jean-Claude Duvalier Overthrown
Duvalier leaves behind an impoverished and ruined country
Well over half of Haiti's workers are unemployed
Over 80% of Haitians are illiterate
Almost a third of Haitian children die before their fifth birthday
Life expectancy is 53 years
Per capita income is US$300 a year. Sports Ronald Reagan elected as President Reagan was one of the greatest Presidents in the history of this nation
As for Ferraro, the only good things about her nomination was that she came from New York, and that she claimed to be a Catholic.
Reagan carried 49 of the 50 states in 1984, becoming only the second candidate for President to achieve this
Reagan's 525 out of 538 electoral votes is the highest total ever received by a presidential candidate War on Drugs Opinions on cannabis have pulled in two different directions
Some people think it just damages your body and is a social threat to the fabric of our society
Other people think it's just a bit of harmless fun, and that it should be legal
These two diffrent movements appear to have been equally important in changing the attitudes of people, but cannabis remains illegal
Throughout the last sixty years, cannabis as a recreational drug that has been slowly gathering popularity in the world that we live in Berlin Wall Falls On the 9th of November, 1989, the Border separating Western from Eastern Germany was effectively opened.
Shops stayed open as long as they wanted (the usual, mandatory closing time was 6:30pm in 1989)
Berlin was in the focal point of these changes.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall, which will always be used as a symbol for the end of the Cold War, made the "West" available in the middle of the "East". German Reunification The peaceful unification of Germany in 1989-90 brought a dramatic end to the Cold War.
The start of this process was called die Wende (The Turning Point).
It was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG/West Germany). Ferdinand Marcos Leaves Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.
He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives (1949–1959) and a member of the Philippine Senate (1959–1965). He was Senate President from 1963–1965.
He enforced wide-ranging programs of infrastructure development and economic reform.
In 1983, his government was accused of being involved in the assassination of his primary political opponent.
The public was outraged over the "assassination" served against Ferdinand's oppenent in February 1986 that led to his removal from power. John Lennon Anwar Sadat Ronald Reagan - attempted assassination Indira Ghandi Olof Polme Pope John Paul II - attempted assassination John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles.
He believed in Pacifism.
He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived.
John died on December 8th 1980 at 10:50pm. Anwar El Sadat was the third President of Egypt.
He served from 15 October 1970 until his assassination.
He was killed by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981.
In his eleven years as president, he changed Egypt's direction. The Reagan assassination attempt occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981, just 69 days after Ronald became the president.
It occurred while leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington.
President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr.
Reagan suffered a punctured lung and heavy internal bleeding.
Immediate medical attention allowed him to recover quickly.
She was walking through the garden of the Prime Minister's Residence, Safdarjung Road in New Delhi towards neighbouring. As she passed a wicket gate guarded by Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, they opened fire. Sub-Inspector Beant Singh fired three rounds into her from his sidearm. Then Satwant Singh then fired 30 rounds from his Sten gun into her prostrate body. The assassination of Olof Palm, the Prime Minister of Sweden, took place on February 28, 1986 in Stockholm.
Palme was fatally wounded by gunshots while walking home from a movie theatre with his wife Lisbet Palme on the central Stockholm street Sveavägen.
The couple did not have bodyguards at the time.
Despite Olof Palme's position as prime minister, he sought to live as ordinary a life as possible.
Although more than 130 people have confessed to the murder, the case remains unsolved, and a number of theories as to who carried out the murder have been proposed. The first attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II took place on Wednesday, 13 May 1981, in St. Peter's Square at Vatican City.
The Pope was struck four times, and suffered severe blood loss.
The Pope was shot and critically wounded by Mehmet Ali Ağca.
Mehmet was sentenced to life in prison for his actions towards the Pope.
Later on, Pope John Paul visted and forgave Mehmet for his sins.
He was released from jail by the Italian court with the request of the Pope. IBM PC Released The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and descended version of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.
The IBM PC was introduced on August 12, 1981.
It was created by a team of engineers and designers under the direction of Don Estridge.
This is the computer that was manufactured by IBM and in clone form became the defacto standard for business use for the remainder of the decade and beyond. Commodore 64 It was released on January 1982 - September 1982.
17 million were released on that day.
Price: US $595.
It is an 8-bit home computer. Macintosh 128K The Macintosh 128K, released as the "Apple Macintosh", is the original Apple Macintosh personal computer.
Its beige case contained a 23 cm monitor and came with a keyboard and mouse.
A handle in the top of the case made it easier for the computer to be lifted and carried.
This PC used to be sold for $2,495.
The Macintosh was designed to achieve better than usual graphics performance, which had previously required hardware costing over $10,000. Automobilies Space Shuttle Colombia Explodes The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986.
The Space Ship exploded exactly 73 seconds after takeoff.
This caused the death of its seven crew members.
The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida at 11:38 .
The O-Ring failure caused a breach in the SRB joint it sealed, allowing pressurized hot gas from within the solid rocket motor to reach the outside of the ship. Arrival of Haley's Comet
Halley's Comet or Comet Halley officially designated 1P/Halley, is the best-known of the short-period comets and is visible from Earth every 75–76 years
Halley is the only short-period comet that is clearly visible to the eye of any human from the Earth.
It might appear twice in a human lifetime. Beginning of Aids Pandemic HIV and AIDS was first recognized in the United States in 1981.
The "AIDS" epidemic has had a substantial impact on the health and economy of many nations.
Since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States in June 1981, the number of cases and deaths among persons with AIDS increased rapidly during the 1980s.
Followed by substantial declines in new cases and deaths in the late 1990s.
The number of people living with AIDS has increased as deaths have declined. The Chernobyl Accident The Regection of Smoking 1980 Summer Olympics In Moscow The 1980 Summer Olympics took place in Moscow, Russia. 65 countries including the United States boycotted the olympic games because of Russias involvement in the afghan war. In order to further boycott the olympic games in Moscow, the United States held their own event called the Liberty Bell Classic. The Liberty Bell Classic took place in Phillidelphia. By the end of the olympic games the soviet union had won 195 medals America had also won the most medals in the Liberty Bell Classic. 1984 Summer Olympics In LA The 1984 Summer Olympic Games took place in Los Angeles, California. 18 countries decided not to part take in the games. 14 countries led by the Soviet Union participated in an event known as the Friendship Games. Even with the boycott the Summer Olympics had a record of 140 countries participating that year. It is a widespread thought that The Soviet Union decided to boycott because of the United States boycotting the olympic games at Moscow 4 years earlier. 1982 Fifa World Cup in Spain 24 teams participated in the 1982 World Cup. Italy and Germany went against each other in the world cup finals. But Italy would come out on top. The tournament M.V.P was Paolo Rossi. Paolo would go on to win more honors such as the top scorer. 1986 World Cup In Mexico The games were played in 12 venues in 9 different cities. Argentina battled West Germany in the Championship game. Argentina beat Germany 3-2 Diego Maradona was named the tournaments best player. Madonna Madonna -Borderline Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal Michael Jackson- Beat it Michael Jackson released many famous
song like Billie Jean, and Thriller during
the 1980s. Duran Duran Prince Prince- Purple Rain Duran Duran- Hungry like the wolf Van Halen U2 The Police Gun's n' Roses Supertramp ACDC Miami Vice Look. James Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs donning their famous t-shirt and expensive suit look. This style was very popular for men during the 1980s. Doc Martens Black Pair of Doc Marten Boots. Many people who donned the Gothic look usually wore these boots. SweatShirts Bill Cosby Wearing a sweatshirt. Shoulder Pads Shoulder Pads were also popular during the 80s Leggings A pair of leggings that would have been warn in the 80s. Rejection of smoking based on health concerns increased throughout the Western world. Political correctness in the 1980s The Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred on Saturday, April 26, 1986, at 1:23:58 a.m. local time.
The V.I. Lenin Memorial Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station was located in Ukraine.
It had been built to house power station employees and their families.
During a test, power surged unexpectedly, causing an explosion and driving temperatures in the reactor to more than 2,000 degrees Celsius—melting the fuel rods, igniting the reactor’s graphite covering, and releasing a cloud of radiation into the atmosphere. Discovery of RMS Titanic On September 2nd, 1985, French and American researchers announce they've found the wreck of the RMS Titanic on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
It was the most famous shipwreck of all time.
It was said to be unsinkable but the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage on a cold, scary night in April 1912.
The ship sank to the bottom within hours, killing more than 1,500 passengers and crew. Opposition of Apartheid in South Africa grows - Nelson Mandela released from prsion In Africa, apartheid means "separateness".
It grew to be a system of governance that discriminated against black South Africans.
Nelson Mandela and other people fought long and hard against this discrimination.
From 1948 until early 1994 Apartheid was made law in South Africa, even though it is considered to have been a violation of international law.
The black and coloured people of South Africa protested against this inequality led by the likes of Nelson Mandela.
There was much unrest among the black community when the government tried to force the carrying of passes to include women. Ethiopia Famine / Live Aid Concert A widespread famine affected the people of today's Eritrea and Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985.
The worst famine to hit the country in a century.
In northern Ethiopia it led to more than 400,000 deaths.
Live Aid was a dual-venue concert held on 13 July 1985.
The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine.
It was held at Wembly stadium in England on July 25th. The Breakfast Club Breakfast Club Trailer Top Gun Platoon When Harry Met Sally The Shining The Terminator Ghostbusters Dirty Dancing Hill Street Blues Family Ties Miami Vice Murder She Wrote The Oprah Winfrey Show The Simpsons 1980 Full House The Golden Girls Seinfeld Cheers These are how the cars looked like in the 1980s.