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Ronald Reagan 40th President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1981 to Jan. 20, 1989

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.   — Ronald Reagan

George H.W. Bush 43rd Vice President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1981 to Jan. 20, 1989

World news

• After 8 years and 1.5 million dead, the Iran-Iraq war ends • Iraq carries out poison gas attack on Kurds • Suspected Libyan terrorist bomb explodes on Pan Am jet over Lockerbie Scotland killing 259 onboard • English pound note ceases to be legal tender • Salmonella is found in eggs in Britain • Laws changed allowing UK pubs to stay open all day • Widespread solidarity strikes in Poland • Soviet Red Army withdraws from Afghanistan • Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea explodes killing 167 people

• Panama leader Manual Noriega charged with drug smuggling and money laundering • Prince Chalres escapes avalanche in Switzerland • Hurricane Gilbert devastated Jamaica, it turns towards Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula two days later

U.S. news

• A new drug, Crack (a derivative of cocaine) is increasingly found in U.S. cities • USS Vincennes shoots down Iranian passenger jet Flight 655

• Over 1/3 of Yellowstone National Park is destroyed when a series of more than 250 small different fires combined with the 1988 drought destroys 793,880 acres of the park • U.S. shuttle program resumes 2-1/2 years after Challenger disaster

Technology

• First transatlantic fiber optic cable laudable to carry 40,000 telephone calls simultaneously • Steven Hawking publishes, “A Brief History of Time”

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• The first major computer virus infects computers connected to the Internet • The Hubble Space Telescope is put into operation • The U.S. Stealth Bomber is unveiled • Using carbon dating establishes the Turin Shroud cannot be the burial cloth of Christ • The antidepressant Prozac hits the market and quickly becomes the market leader for treating depression • Laser eye surgery is introduced

Sports

• Ben Johnson wins 100m gold at Seoul Olympics and is then disqualified for taking steroids • Super Bowl XXII: Washington 42 over Denver 10 • NBA Finals: LA Lakers 4 over Detroit Pistons 3

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Popular films

• Rain Man • Who Framed Roger Rabbit • Big • Twins • Crocodile Dundee II • Die Hard • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! • Beetlejuice • Dangers Liaisons • A Fish Called Wands • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

BORN THIS YEAR: Above right: Rihanna. Above left: Emma Stone, Haley Joel Osment, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Cera.

Popular TV shows

• The Wonder Years • Home and Away • In the Heat of the Night • China Beach

• Murphy Brown • The Kids in the Hall • Empty Nest • Dear John

•  Income per year .... $24,450 •  Minimum wage ........... $3.35 •  New house ............ $90,600 •  New car ................. $10,400 •  Gallon of gas .................. 91¢ •  Dozen eggs .................... 65¢ •  Gallon of milk .............. $1.89 •  Loaf of bread .................. 61¢ •  First-class stamp ........... 24¢ •  Movie ticket ................. $3.50

Popular music

• “Faith,” George Michael • “Need You Tonight,” INXS • “Got My Mind Set On You,” George Harrison • “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” Guns N’ Roses • “So Emotional,” Whitney Houston • “Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” Belinda Carlisle

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Remember When 1988  

Remember When section of the Military Press highlights a different year in history every issue.

Remember When 1988  

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