“We Going Back to ’88, Y’all” – World Events

Posted: May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


We going back to ‘88, ya’ll (ya’ll ya’ll ya’ll ya’ll –)

Hip Hop culture is 15 years old.

Rap music–younger–but it’s on the move.

– How We God On, Idris Goodwin

To cram an entire retrospective of all US and world events that transpired in the year 1988 would be both too long and too boring for our purposes.  So instead, I decided to share a few highlights from the year…  Bullet points pulled from thepeoplehistory.com.  Additional information and links courtesy wikipedia.org.

– Suspected Libyan terrorist bomb explodes on Pan Am jet over Lockerbie in Scotland on December 21st killing all 259 on board and 11 on the ground.

– A new drug Crack appears (a derivative of Cocaine) and is increasingly found in US Cities.

– The 1988 Summer Olympics are held in Seoul, South Korea.

– The USS Vincennes shoots down Iranian passenger jet Flight 655.

– Over 1/3 of Yellowstone National Park is destroyed when a a series of more than 250 small different fires combined with the 1988 Drought destroys 793,880 acres of the park.

– US Shuttle programme resumes 2 1/2 years after Challenger disaster.

– The 1988 Winter Olympic Games are held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Stephen Hawking publishes A Brief History Of Time.

– The Hubble Space Telescope is put into operation.

– The Antidepressant Prozac introduced which quickly became the market leader for treating depression.

– Republican George H. W. Bush defeats Democrat Michael Dukakis in 1988 United States Presidential Election.


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