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80's, 90's, & 2000's
Transcript of 80's, 90's, & 2000's
80's, 90's, & 2000's
John Lennon was one of the most inspiration musicians in the world. He emphasized world peace in his songs. He was then assassinated in 1980.
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In 1981, Prince Charles married Princess Diana. Their wedding was broadcasted world wide. It was viewed by over 700 million people.
The first ever Rubik's Cube was created. It is a puzzle cube that you have to twist and turn to solve. It is still a popular toy to this day.
In 1980, CNN was broadcasted worldwide. It was the first T.V. station the only broadcasted the news. It changed the way hat people watch television.
In 1981, aids, or HIV, was discovered. This changed the way people lived their lives. People would be afraid to even be in the same room as someone with HIV.
In 1983, The first music video over 2 minutes was released. Thriller by Michael Jackson was 13 minutes long. It was a top seller, selling over 9 million copies.
Mike Tyson was one of the greatest boxers of all time. From 1985-1989 he went on a rampage knocking out almost every one of his opponents. He is the youngest champ of all time.
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In 1986, one of the most memorable events occurred involving NASA. After take off, The Challenger, exploded, bursting into flames and smoke mid air, killing all on board. On board was the first teacher astronaut.
"Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.
"1980s Timeline." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.
On April 26, 1986, there was a nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine. This meltdown killed 31 people from the explosion, caused mutations, and expectations for thousands t die from exposure.
"E.T. Movie Released." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.
On February 11, 1990 Nelson Mandela was freed from imprisonment. He was the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid and was imprisoned for 27 years. He joining ANC in 1961 and was then arrested for treason, and although acquitted he was arrested again in 1962 for illegally leaving the country. Convicted and sentenced to five years at Robben Island Prison, he was put on trial again in 1964 on charges of sabotage.
In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope, named in honor of astronomer Edwin Hubble, was launched into orbit around the Earth.
On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center parking garage was bombed. This eft a crater 60 feet wide and causing the collapse of several steel-reinforced concrete floors in the vicinity of the blast. Although it was the parking garage that was hit and not the main structure, 6 people were killed and over 1,000 wounded.
In 1994 a man by the name of Aldrich Ames was arrested by the FBI in Arlington, Virginia on espionage charges on February 24, 1994. He was formally a CIA agent. He was arrested because he derailed vital CIA covert operations and put dozens of CIA officers at risk. In return for his betrayal, the KGB paid him more than $2 million and kept another $2 million earmarked for him in a Moscow bank, making him the highest paid spy in the world.
In 1997 Hong Kong is handed back into the hands of the Chinese after 150 years of cntrol from e United Kingdom. This happened on July 1, 1997.
In 1998 Google is founded. It was founded n California by two college students. Larry Page and Sergey Brin named the search engine they built “Google,” a play on the word “googol,” the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros.
In 1998, the movie Saving Private Ryan came into theaters. This movie was about a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
On April 20,1999 two seniors at Columbine High School in Colorado brought guns and knives with them to school. Their plan was to kill hundreds of their peers. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, the two seniors, walked the hallways and by the time the day was over, twelve students, one teacher, and the two boys were dead; plus 21 more were injured.
This was when most computers were programed to automatically assume the date began with '19'. But when the date was to turn from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000, it was prophesied that computers would be so confused that they would shut down completely. Many people thought or predicted catastrophe at the end of the year 1999.
On July 16, 1999, John F. Kennedy, Jr.; his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy; and her sister, Lauren Bessette, die when the single-engine plane that Kennedy was piloting crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
2. All that and a bag a chips
Means "I'm the best and then some."
3. Damn Skippy
5. Eat my shorts!
"Screw you!" or "Go to hell!" used by the cartoon boy Bart Simpson in Matt Groening's "The Simpsons"
It means sort of like saying "really." i.e. "she was hella pissed!
7. Old School
adj./adv. old-fashioned, of the old style, etc. Usually a term of respect for the past greats of whatever discipline you're talking about (e.g., Do it old school like Elvis)
8. Oh snap..
oh yeah, thats right
9. Open up a can of whoop-ass
Excl. to kick one's butt, you're in trouble now, etc
10. What Up Dog?
1) Exl. What have you been up to?
"Music Poster Books." Terms of the 90s, Slang of the Nineties. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.
"Princess Diana's Death Makes Headlines: New York Daily News." NY Daily News. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.
Princess Diana died in a car crash on August 31, 1997. She was only 36 years old. Diana, Princess of Wales, was so well known throughout the world and her death was a world wide tragedy.
"O.J. Simpson Found Not Guilty In Murder Case On This Day In 1995." News One RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.
In 1995, the football legend O.J Simpson was charged for the murder of his second wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. Although he was fund not guilty of the murder later on, he was arrested and convicted fr robbery.
"O.J. Simpson Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.
"Lines in the Sand (Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium, Library of Congress Exhibition)." Lines in the Sand (Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium, Library of Congress Exhibition). N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.
This cartoon has to do with the Columbine shooting in Colorado. This event followed widely reported acts of violence with firearms in the nation. I think this cartoon is about how easily it is to acquire a firearm in the country. Also how adults blamed the abuse of firearms by teens on video games.
This cartoon has to do with the War on Drugs of the early 90's. By 1999, prison populations had overwhelmingly filled with those serving long mandatory sentences for non-violent offenses. According to the American Bar Association reported that by far the majority of arrests were for possession rather than dealing, and that the stiffer sentences did not deter actual criminal activity.
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
― J.K. Rowling
Although this quote is from a children's novel, it is accurate with the times of the 1990's. The 90's was when the cold war finally ended and everything seemed to be getting a little better. The darkest of times that this quote could be referring to is in the previous decades, the 80's, the 70's. In this decade there where some ruff patches. but we got through them and learned from them.
“It's much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody. I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everybody was, especially me. I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and than make the choice to share it with other people. You can't just sit their and put everybody's lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can't. You have to do things. I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. And I'm going to figure out what that is. And we could all sit around and wonder and feel bad about each other and blame a lot of people for what they did or didn't do or what they didn't know. I don't know. I guess there could always be someone to blame. It's just different. Maybe it's good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there. Because it's okay to feel things. I was really there. And that was enough to make me feel infinite. I feel infinite.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Again, the quote is from a famous novel of the 90's. But I think that this quote describes the teenage life in the 90's. In the early 20th century, teenagers weren't a real focal group; it just kind of went from children to adults, no in between. Teenage years are the awkward years, its when you have to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. You go through changes and experience different things, things that maybe you shouldn't experience until you are older. Regardless of the decade, teenage years are awkward and I think this quote captures that.
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"Stephen Chbosky Quotes." Stephen Chbosky Quotes (Author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower). N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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George W. Bush is elected president in 2000. He ran against Al Gore who was a democrat. Bush was a republican. He was not the only Bush to be president, his father also won the presidency years earlier.
On September 11, 2001, the Al Queda terrorist group flew three plans into the World Trade Center in New York and into the Pentagon. This was a nation wide tragedy and fear spread throughout the country. It is a day that no one can forget.
On October 23, 2001, Apple introduced iPod a breakthrough MP3 music player that packs up to 1,000 CD-quality songs into an ultra-portable device.
Mark Zuckerberg, 23, founded Facebook while studying psychology at Harvard University. In February 2004 Mr Zuckerberg launched "The facebook", as it was originally known.
In 2004, NASA Mars Rover lands safely on planet and begins exploring. The rover, called Curiosity, ushers in a new era of exploration that could turn up evidence that the Red Planet once had the necessary ingredients for life.
Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the US. An estimated 1,836 people died in the hurricane and the flooding and millions of others were left homeless along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans, which experienced the highest death toll.
In February 2005, YouTube founders, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim begin work on a video sharing site. Then months later, the first video is uploaded.
The founders of Twitter are Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone.They were looking for a way to send text on their cellphones and a way to reinvent a dying company.
Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States. He was the first ever black president. This election was a big deal because of his race and how he was the first to be the first black president.
In 2009, President Obama ordered the closing of Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo Bay was being used as a detention center for terrorism suspects. When President Obama signed an executive order on Jan. 22, 2009, to close the center within a year, the number of detainees at Guantanamo had fallen to 245 men.
By Jarret and Allisa
"American Cultural History." - Decade 1991-1999. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.
"Music in the '90s: When Alternative Became Mainstream." PopMatters. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.
"The 90 Greatest '90s Fashion Trends." Complex.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.
The nineties was another decade of changes. So much happened in so little time. This decade was a continuation of the culture war that started in the 1980’s. The decade when the world was just getting over the Cold War and starting to fear Y2K. Kids and adolescents played Street Fighter in the arcade leading to a fighting game boom. On the PC side of things, the boom helped make the First-Person Shooter mainstream. Also, many things happened in the 90’s like change, culturally and politically.
This was the decade of modern technology. This effected everyone from the common teenager to the common business man. Modern culture's obsession with electronics was born in the 80’s and became dominant during the turn of the millennium. An advancement in technology was cloning. The first thing to be cloned was a sheep named Dolly. Another advance was the GPS. The GPS was the first thing that could give you directions without having a map in your lap. Also, Cell phones became smaller and more common. Home computers were changing too. They changed so much that they were actually easy to use instead of requiring a degree in programming. Because of this, everyone wanted one. Additionally, home computers, coupled with the invention of the Web, inevitably led to the explosion of the Internet, which opened the floodgates forever.
Moreover, music changed. The 1990s ushered in music’s first great renaissance, a decade of unparalleled expansion across the industry, from the quality of songwriting to how music was produced, to the very method of serving up music to the masses. In 1990 music was all about the CD, but by New Year’s Eve, 1999, the notion of driving across town to a record store for physical disc was very uncommon. Although boy bands were a thing of the 60’s they were back again in the 90’s. Another new thing that bloomed in the 90’s was the idea of a girl band or girl power. Women in the music industry were becoming more and more common and more and more popular.
Another thing that changed in the 90’s was fashion. The grunge look was popular in the 1990s. This look was highly influenced by grunge music that became quite popular during this time period also. The clothing was greatly influenced by the hit music groups. It was they who popularized particular clothing styles and trends that simply caught on. This look was especially popular amongst teenagers. Teenagers loved to sport long hair and wear crazy sneakers in a colors such as green and red. The 90s saw a revival of certain trends from the earlier years, as well as incorporated new ones into the same.
Everything changed in the 90’s, not just fashion and music and technology. It was the end of the cold war and by the mid-1990s, the country had still not recovered from the recession of the Bush presidency. It was entering an era of booming prosperity, and doing so despite the decrease of its traditional industry base.
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The beginning of this decade was a rocky one. However, it went off without a problem. It was the beginning of a new century and a new start for most people. The Y2K bug failed, obviously. And then when everything started looking up, tragedy hit on September 11, 2001. On this day, two planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York Center killing over 2,500 innocent lives. It was said that the terrorist group, the Al Qaeda, were in charge of this operation. This was the year that Osama Bin Laden became a name everyone knew. After this day things changed, things like airplane security and security in general. Not only were two planes flown into the World Trade center, but one was also flown into the Pentagon. This day is truly a day of grief and tragedy. September 11, 2001 was the end of some people’s world and life as they knew it. It is a day that we will never forget and always remember.
After 2001, we began to prepare ourselves for everything. Strict measures came into play for flying and security. One thing that the American people were not prepared for however, was Hurricane Katrina. Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. The reason it was so devistating is because the levee system failed to keep out storm water and at least 1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane. The floods that followed, made it one of the five deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history. Homes and lives were destroyed. People are still trying to recover.
On a happier note, music embraced the new millennium with open arms. As the decade started, it was normal as usual on the pop charts, with R&B artists still taking over and country artists begging for attention. There was also a seemingly endless parade of trained pop acts, practicing what they learned on Star Search or Disney’s version of boot camp. Some famous artist of this decade were Destiny’s Child, Christina Aguilar, ‘N Sync, Lonestar, and Jay-Z. Every today, these artist are still popular and making music.
Something else that happened was the inauguration of our first black president, Barack Obama in 2008. Now this was a big deal because he was African American and he was the first one to be elected president. Now this has obviously never happened before so it was kind of a big deal.
Additionally, on March 20, 2003, the U.S invades Iraq. This began the Iraq War. Currently though, as we are still in Iraq, Saddam Hussein and his regime of torture and mass murder are gone. He started a war by invading a neighbor and sought reign over the global oil supply. He was an ongoing threat to the region. If he no longer had weapons of mass destruction we wouldn’t be there. He was undermining the limits that kept him from restarting his weapons programs. Even the harshest critics of the war are not going to admit that their other option would be to have left Saddam in charge Iraq. This war was popular in the beginning however, soon things went wrong. We didn’t know enough about the country we had taken over. We underestimated the devastation that had been created in Iraqi institutions and civil society by Saddam’s rule. We couldn’t get our act together as the administration crossed signals and pursued rival plans.
ABC News. ABC News Network, n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2014.
In the 1982, one of the most famous extraterrestrial movies came out, E.T. It was a hit that everyone knew about. It had a popular phrase "E.T. phone home".
"80s Slang Terms and Fads. Men and Womens 80s Fashion, Clothing, Fads and Slang." 80s Slang Terms and Fads. Men and Womens 80s Fashion, Clothing, Fads and Slang. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2014.
Chill- Relax, hangout
Dweeb- Geek or nerd
Fresh- Cool, new
Gnarly- Very good
Grody- Really gross
Lame- Not cool
PC- Personal Computer
Stoked- Ready to do something
Stud- Macho man
To the Max- Taking it to the extreme
This was a huge event during the 1980's. It was when the Berlin Wall got brought down by the people. It was when freedom was brought to Berlin, rejoining East and West Berlin.
In 1986, one of the most memorable events took place. The Challenger, a space shuttle being sent to space, exploded. This article talks about the 7 astronauts that died in the tragedy.
This political cartoon is bashing the policies the government undertook as president Ronald Reagan took office in 1981. The cloud in the upper right hand corner says administration budget, and the lightning bolt is striking the social projects for the non-wealthy. The large man represents the welfare for the wealthy, reflecting on how unbalanced this political movement was by being so much bigger than the small man representing the social projects for the non-wealthy.
This political cartoon followed the presidency of Ronald Reagan. It is hitting on the fact that he would not take responsibility for the mistakes he made such as the Iran-Contra Affair.
The 1980's were a time where there were a lot of both positives and negatives. The decade began with double-digit inflation, and Reagan declared a war on drugs. Also hospital costs and unemployment rose, and a lot of people fell to AIDS. On the other side, Gone with the Wind turned 50, ET phoned home, and the popular Rubik's cube came out. Internationally, at the very end of the decade the Berlin Wall was removed rejoining East and West Berlin.
During this decade, the first nationally broadcasted music station on T.V. was created. It was called MTV. MTV focused on new music and popular musicians. It eventually included in its playlist, heavy metal and rap acts as well. Most pop music avoided any hint of political significance at the time. Popular musicians also recognized their positions as figureheads and decided to use their influence to bring about change. This idealized sense of purpose came to its peak in 1985, with the massive success of Live-Aid, an idea that began as a British Christmas single and grew immensely, trying to help a relief that was to reduce extreme hunger in the world. Also in the music world during this decade, Madonna redefined dance music as a form of self-expression with a sexually aware sense of rebellion that made the 1970’s disco music become greatly out shadowed in comparison. The 1980's was also all about money, introducing the world to the yuppie and crack, along with film characters like Tony Montana and Gordon Gekko.
"I hope you're all Republicans." -Ronald Reagan
This is a humorous quote made by Ronald Reagan as he entered the operating room following his assassination attempt. He was joking about how if they were Democrats they might not want him to live.
"May the force be with you" -Star Wars
This is one of the most popular movie quotes of all time. It is still known and used today by many people. It was from the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
Owned- Beat bad
Bling- Expensive/Flashy jewerly
Clean- Cool, nice
Chilax- Chill and relax
Brain Fart- Stupid human error
Bromance- Close non-sexual relationship between two males
Da Bomb- The best
LOL- Laugh Out Loud
This was after September 1, 2001 when terrorists blew up the World Trade Center. It was a moment that everybody remembers and will never forget.
When the millennium changed to 2000, everybody went into panic because they thought that all the computers were going to crash putting the world into a crisis.
This is a cartoon poking at the fact that the Republicans left such a bad economy for Obama.
This is making fun of the fact that both Democrats and Republicans are both on their own side and neither is willing to meet halfway.
"Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things." -Joe Paterno
This is an inspirational quote said by the famous Joe Paterno. It means that you have to believe in yourself if you want to do great things.
"Why so serious" -The Joker in Batman
This is a very popular movie quote said by the Joker in Batman The Dark Knight. It is known by both many children and adults because it is the most known line of the movie.