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What Happened In 1988?

The News and Events In 1988:

  • Ronald Reagan is president of the US
  • Federal grand juries return indictments against Gen. Manuel Noriega, ruler of Panama, charging him of running drug cartels
  • A missile, fired from the US Navy warship Vincennes destroys a commercial Iranian airliner killing all 290 on board
  • A Pan-am Boeing 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland from a terrorist bomb
  • Controversial Arizona Governor Evan Mecham is removed from office for financial misdeed
  • Jimmy Swaggart is defrocked when his sexual liaisons with women other than his wife are revealed
  • The Netherlands becomes the second country to get connected to the Internet
  • Al-Qaida is established by Osama bin Laden
  • Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series
  • Washington Redskins win Superbowl XXII
  • Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup
  • Rain Man is the top grossing film
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking is published
  • "Faith" by George Michael spends the most time at the top of the US charts  

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Presenting "A Day In Life" my series of texts from my journals that I kept between the ages of 14 and 17. I'll be adding new entries every now and then to share all my thoughts, ideas,events, experiences, memories, ideas I had during the eighties. It is for my continued amusement that I read and reread my old journals, even when there isn't much content, I still gain occasional insight how I'm still in the process of changing to maturity. Most of the names have been changed to protect the people I recently found on Facebook. A few are just partial entries, my bleeping and blinding exclamations have been removed and some entries have been modified to give way to my now correct spelling and grammar. Yet the mix of excitement, melodrama and pleasant memories from the eighties are still much felt :)I hope, as you read my old journal with me, you enjoy the same sentiments.