Things

Here are some things that have happened, been found, been invented, been created, become popular etc. since my birth in Q1 1968:

Moon landings
assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy
Kent State
Apollo-Soyuz linkup
end of the Vietnam war
Iran hostage situation
end of the Soviet Union
fall of the Berlin Wall
VCRs
the World Wide Web
finding of the Titanic
Tivo
personal computers
mapping of the human genome
CDs
cell phones
Star Wars
Space Shuttle
Watergate and Nixon’s resignation
digital cameras
Clinton’s impeachment
Gulf War
War on Terror
Mini-wars in Panama, Grenada, Libya, Yugoslavia
disco
crack cocaine
microwave ovens
LCD screens
calculators
digital watches
Unix
punk rock
DVDs
email
Internet
household recycling (we used to just put everything in the trash)
HBO
CNN
QVC
satellite television
Seattle Mariners
Microsoft
Apple
video games
Starbucks
Indiana Jones
All Star Trek (except the first season or so)
SkyLab
Vietnam War Memorial
pictures of atoms (my school textbooks used to say that no atoms had ever been seen)
Columbine
rise and fall of the Japanese economy
OPEC-induced oil shortages and gas rationing
the euro and European unification
Falklands Islands War
the fall of Ferdinand Marcos
Pope John Paul II
legalized gambling in Atlantic City
Hank Aaron’s record breaking home run
Ali v. Frazier, Ali v. Foreman, Ali v. Spinks, etc.
McGwire’s record breaking home run
Nadia Comaneci’s perfect tens
mass popularization of running shoes
pet rocks

15 May 2002

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