7A The amazing and crazy 80's

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  • Technology Revolution

    Technology Revolution
    Micro-computers were starting to swarm the nation. They started to become a part of homes and business worldwide. Many companies such as Apple, HP, Dell, IBM, and more. Computers were gtting many developers interested in studying and creating new programs for this new technology. Many of the technologies developed are still used today. Photo Source: Source
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    Music Videos

    Music Videos first came out in the 1980s. It was very cool for the people to not only listen to their music but now watch their music. Music Videos are a very good was to express themselves. They also made it so people could have a greater understanding of what their songs were abuot. Information Source: Our Century 1980s - 1990s page 60
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    People Were Going Green

    Sciencists started realizing what the people are doing to the environment and wanted to do something about it. First, the sciencists shared their information with the media. Then, the people became more aware and starting caring for their world
    more. Information Source: The 1980s page 24
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    Magic Johnson and Larry Bird rivalry

    The rivlary between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird first garnered national attention during the 1979 NCAA National Championship. Both players had captured the nations attention at the NCAA finals, and they moved quickly to the NBA. Thats when they were reinvigorated their teams. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird became household names at the same time, and they spent the next decade as the biggest stars in basketball. They were constantly compared and their
    success and failures were close together.
  • President carter banned grain sales with soviet union

    President carter banned grain sales with  soviet union
    After the Afgan invasion president Carter banned the grain sale. Afghan was the biggest sales until they invaded the United States. Fifty-three hostages were taken by Afghan. Awhile after the invadsion Afghan split into two countries.
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  • 1980 U.S hockey team

    1980 U.S hockey team
    U.S hockey team beat the Soviet Union breaking their winning streak since 1954 at the Olympics. USA went on to win the gold medal beating finland while the Soviet Union got silver by beating Sweden. In 1999, Sports Illustrated named Miracle on Ice the top sports moment in the 20th Century. In 2008, the International ice hockey federation chose Miracle on ice the Centuries number-one hockey story. Information Source: Photo Source: http://www.sportscardforum.com
  • Who Shot J.R.?

    Who Shot J.R.?
    Who shot J.R.? is an avertising catchphrase that CBS came up with to promote the television series Dallas the phrase Who shot J.R.? refers to the season ending mystery murder on March 21, 1980. The character J.R. Ewing was played by Larry Hagman. J.R. was shot twice and viewers had to wait a two months to find out who shot him. Lots of marketing came out because of the J.R. shooting.
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  • Disaster in Iran's desert

    Disaster in Iran's desert
    It was an operation to save hostages by the army.52 Were held hostage by Iran.One helicopter crashed the others got messed up.8 people were killed and 4 were wounded. Photo Source: www.commandposts.com Information Source: Chronicle of America
  • John Lennon was shot.

    John Lennon was shot.
    John Lennon was a singer and songwriter. He was in the Beatles and was a very famous and popular singer. He left the beatles and went solo. His first solo concert was on September 13, 1969. Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City and was sent to prison with a term of 20 years to life with a stipulation.
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    Information Source: We Interrupt This Broadcast, John Lennon Assassinated, #100-info source
  • Chris Evert

    Chris Evert
    Through the years of playing tennis, Chris Evert hit 157 singles titles and 29 double titles in 1891 in January. She went to 34 consecutive grand slam singles finals, more than any player, men or women, in the history of professional tennis. She reached the semifinals or better, in singles, of 52 of 56 of the Grand Slams she played. Including the 34 consecutive grand slams entered. She was awarded the Philippe Chartier award and inducted into the hall of fame.
  • Ronald Reagan got shot.

    Ronald Reagan got shot.
    Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States and on March 30th 1981 he was struck by gunfire outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. Reagan was stabilized in the emergency room then rushed to surgery but survived. Reagan had his second term from 1985-1989 and died June 5 2004 because of pneumonia. He was the first president to survive an attempt of assasination.
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  • Martina Navratilova broke the record for womens singles in the United States

    Martina Navratilova broke the record for womens singles in the United States
    Martina Navratilova has won 18 grand slam singles titles, 31 major womens doubles titles, and 10 major mixed double titles. She reached to the Wimbledon singles finals 12 times including 9 consecutive times from 1982 through 1990. Martina won the singles titles 9 times. Navratilova is the only person of either sex to win 8 different tournaments at least seven times. She has been known as one of the greatest tennis ball players of all time.
  • Joe Montana

    Joe Montana
    Joe Montana has started his NFL football in 1979 and played for the 49ers for 14 seasons. Montana started 4 Super Bowls and won them all. In 2000, Montana was put in the Pro Hall of Fame for his first eligibility. Through the 1980s, Joe Montana won the highest passing rating, which led to the highest passing rating in NFL history. In 2006, Sports Illustrated rated Joe Montana as the number one clutch quarterback of all time. Information Source: Our Century Photo Source: freefootballwallpapers
  • The First Solar Powered Plane

    The First Solar Powered Plane
    The first solar powered plane was created and tested near Paris and was thought to take off. The inventor for the plane was Paul Mc Cready. Paul created this knowing it would reduce gas pollution. It hasn't yet become common but may be for the future. Information Source: Popular Science Year by Year Photo Source: http://www.universetoday.com/101646/solar-powered-plane-soars-over-the-golden-gate-bridge/
  • Sony Still Video Camera

    Sony Still Video Camera
    Sony Mavica was the first still video camera in the universe. Instead of film it used a magnetic storage chip for storing media. It could also be printed or displayed on a TV screen. It started the pavement for newer cameras to come. Photo Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Mavica
  • Minitel is Started

    Minitel is Started
    The French telecom, Minitel, was released in 1982. This telecommunication service sold with a seperate modem that included a keyboard and a screen. With this you could potentialy get on the internet. Minitel was just the start for many other telecommunication services until it was recently ended. Information Source: Popular Science Year by Year Photo Source: http://billmadison.blogspot.com/2011/03/la-nostalgie-le-minitel.html
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    Wind farms Are Sprouting Everywhere

    A new form of eco-friendly energy is created, wind farms. By 1982 wind farms were all over states such as California and Hawaii. Wind farms were thought to be the easiest way to produce energy. They dramatically changed the way we would get energy forever. Today wind turbines are in farms, especially in the midwest. Information Source: Popular Science Year by Year
  • E.T.

    E.T. is an American science fiction flim that was co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison. E.T. is about a boy named Elliott and his extraterrestrial friend named E.T. In the movie Elliott and his siblings help E.T. return home. The movie is based on an imaginary friend Speilberg created after his parents got a divorce.
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  • EPCOT, the World of Tomorrow!

    EPCOT, the World of Tomorrow!
    Disney's EPCOT was built as a center of ingenuity. It was the fourth Disney World theme park spanning over 200 acres. If you have heard of EPCOT then you must have seen Spaceship Earth, a geodesic sphere shown to represent Earth. It is the third most visited theme park in America and sixth most visited in the world. Information Source: Popular Science Year by Year Photo Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epcot
  • Cats the musical

    Cats the musical
    It was based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Andrew Llyod Webber personally oversaw the whole orchestrstion himself and and called on Gillian Lynne to train the cast for the flim. The flim is centered around the Jellicle Tribe and its adventures. Cats first opened in the West End in 1981. Information Source: The 80's Pop Culture page 17
    Photo Source: http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlehumane/2010/03/01/cats-for-cats-adopt-a-cat-from-seattle-humane-get-free-tickets-for-cats-the-musical/
  • Nancy Reagan is part of the "Just Say No" campaign

    Nancy Reagan is part of the "Just Say No" campaign
    The "Just Say No" campaign was to stop kids from doing drugs and abusing acholcol. Nancy appeared on television because of the campaign. She appeared on "Differnt Strokes" on March 19, 1983. Jordan Zimmerson was the one that won the campaign and is teh founder of the Zimmerson Advertising. The use and abuse of alcohol declined while Reagan was in presidency. Photo Source: http://www.tech-news.com/another/ap200805.html Information Source: The 80's Pop Culture page 19
  • The Brat Pack

    The Brat Pack
    The Brat Pack was group of actors that were in a lot of movies together. These actors were Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, and Molly Ringwald. They starred in movie such as The Breakfeast Club and St. Elmo's Fire. Many of the actors's careers declined after the middle of the 1980's for different reasons.

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  • The Invention of the Apple Lisa

    The Invention of the Apple Lisa
    The Apple Lisa was another revolutionary computer of the 80's. Made by Apple after Steve Jobs switched to the Macintosh team it was the first computer to come standard with a mouse. It was also one of the first to have a Graphical User Interface. The Apple Lisa was used by wealthy people worldwide. Information Source: Popular Science Year by Year Photo Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Lisa
  • Release of the Rubiks Cube

    Release of the Rubiks Cube
    Erno Rubik was the genius inventor from Europe, the home country for the Rubiks Cube. It was a sensational craze for kids worldwide. The Rubiks Cube was actually invented in 1977 as the Hungarian Magic Cube. This toy has won many awards such as the German Toy of the Year Award. It is still a puzzler to many this day. Information Source: Invetions Photo Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rubik's_Cube_cropped.jpg
  • Sally ride the first women to space

    Sally ride the first women to space
    Sally Ride was the first american women in space at the age of 32. She was one of the pilots on the first challanger and is the founder of Sally Ride Science. Sally won many awards, including the National Space Society's vonBraun Award and the Lindbergh Eagle. She died July 23, 2012 at age 61 because of pancreatic cancer. Information Source: Our Century page 4
    Photo Source: www.jsc.nasa.gov
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson's album Thiller got 37 million sold copies. He also got a huge smash hit with the album Bad. Michael Jackson was the king of pop and everyone loved him and many people were sorrowful when the news was let out that he was dead. He was said to have died from drug overdose and went into cardiac arrest. Information Source: The 1980s Photo Source: photo source
  • DNA Fingerprinting

    DNA Fingerprinting
    DNA fingerprinting was starting to become common in the police detection force. It was very useful for comfirming suspects and keeping records. Leicester University in England was the starting point for this discovery. Detectives could now check murder weapons or tools for fingerprints that would point to the suspect. Photo Source: http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/bioinformation/bioinformation-what-bioinformation
  • The Invention of the Macintosh

    The Invention of the Macintosh
    The Macintosh released in 1984 was not only a great computer. It was also an advertising success aired on the Super Bowl 18. The commercial featured a rebel teen fighting against the leaders of the facility she was in. The Macintosh was also the start for computers having a GUI. Information Source: Fashion the 80's and 90's Photo Source: http://www.wired.com/cult_of_mac/2007/01/steve_jobs_trad/
  • Mary Lou Retton

    Mary Lou Retton
    Mary Lou Retton began her gymnast career with a winning the American Cup at the US Nationals. She missed the world championship due to a wrist injury. But after, she won the American classic (1983-1984) and the Japan Chunichi cup (1983). After winning her US Olympic trials, she suffered a knee injury. She recovered just in time to win a perfect 10 and the Olympic gold.
  • Los Angeles Olympics start with celebration and end with U.S gold

    Los Angeles Olympics start with celebration and end with U.S gold
    At the summer olympics, 140 nations were attracted to the Olympic games. The boycott that happened however influenced a large number of events that were normally dominated by the absent countries. It was a multi sport event that was held in Los Angeles that was supposed to be held in Tehran. It declined due to the concurrent Iranian political and social changes. After the Olympics, the U.S won 3 gold medals, 81 silver medals, and 30 bronze medals.
  • Pete Rose

    Pete Rose
    Pete Rose broke Ty Cobbs record and retired with a recored of 4,256 hits, 3,562 games played, 14,053 at-bats, and 10,328 outs. His nickname that people used was Charlie Hustle. In 1891, Pete Rose admitted to gambling while playing baseball. He even included claims on his own team. The baseball Hall of Fame banned Pete Rose because he was an ineligibile player.
  • The Challenger Explosion

    The Challenger Explosion
    The Challenger was the first space shuttle to carry a civilian. It blew up shortly after it took off killing all seven people that were aboard. It exploded shortly after flight. Many people were shocked at the sight of the explosion. Some think the reason for the explosion was an engine problem.
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  • Hands Across America

    Hands Across America
    The American people held hands for 15 minutes and made a human chain across America. Most had to pay to attend but thay gave the money to homeless people to fight hunger. Nearly 7,000,000 people participated and held hands for a cause. In the end a whopping $34,000,000 was raised. Print Source: The 80's Pop Culture Photo source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hands_Across_America
  • Debi Thomas is the first African American to win a medal at the olympics

    Debi Thomas is the first African American to win a medal at the olympics
    Debi Thomas was the very first african american figure skater to win a medal in the Olympics. Her career started with the Los Angeles figure skating club in 1983. For her achievements on winning the U.S national title and the National Championship, she earned the Athlete of the year award. After winning the bronze medal at the Olympics, she decided to retire from figure skating. She won the Hall of Fame award in 2000.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit was the first movie that had both actors and animations. It was a very big thing for both actors and animated characters to be in a movie interacting with each other. It was a very popular movie that both adults and children could both watch. Bob Hoskins played the main role with Bugs Bunny. Information Source: The 1980s Photo Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Framed_Roger_Rabbit
  • Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson
    Ben Johnson was a former 100m sprinter at the Seoul Olympics. When he ran the 100m he beat the world record with his record of 9.79 seconds and won the gold medal. Unfortunatly, he was stripped of his medal because of failed drug tests in Canada. Ben Johnson was found with anabolic steroids on his drug test. He lost the medal, the record, and his world championship.
  • Battleship Iowa blows up

    Battleship Iowa blows up
    A turret of battleship Iowa blows up killing a total of 47 turret crew members. It occured on the Caribean Sea near Puerto Rico. Many people think that one of the men made it happen because relationship problems, others thought that to many powder bags were put in it. photo source-en.wikipedia.org
    Print source-The 80’s pop culture
  • The relase of Batman

    The relase of Batman
    Batman is a fictional character, a superhero, and a comic book hero. Batman was created by arist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne that having wittness the murder of his parents he swore on the revenge of his enemies. The first Batman movie came out in the 1960's and was a smash hit with the critics. Information Source: The 1980's page 32
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  • The Nintendo Game Boy

    The Nintendo Game Boy
    Lots of kids played with it all around the world. It was a very popular game. Today, it is still a very popular game that many kids play. Even though there is very many more modern versions today they would not be here if the orginal was not invented. The Nintendo Game Boy was released to North America on July 1, 1989 information Source: The 80s Pop Culture page 45
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  • The destruction of the Berlin wall

    The destruction of the Berlin wall
    On Augst 13, 1961 Germany put up a wall to separt east and west Berlin. The wall was up for over twenty years but on November 10, 1989 the wall was destroyed. Lots of people drew andpainted on the wall to express there feelings. Many different segments of the wall are scattered around the world in museums. photo sorce-gulaghistory.org
    Print source-Mr.Gorbachev tear down this wall