1970-1990: Wall 1
This is what may be found on the back wall.
The solid beige wall contains three large windows. Click on the windows to view a musical slideshow presenting 18 major events that marked the period between 1970 and 1990.
Following is the list of events displayed in the musical slideshow
Breaking News during This Era
August 26th, the Women's Liberation Movement is born.
November 15th, American company Intel introduces the first microprocessor invented by Marcian Hoff on the computer market.
Ray Tomlinson perfects and sends the first electronic message (email).
April 4th, William H. Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft Corporation in Albuquerque.
May 25th, start of the Star Wars saga in 32 movie theatres in the United States.
August 16th, singer Elvis Presley, age 42, dies of a heart attack at Graceland, his home in Memphis.
August 26th, Quebec adopts French as its official language.
October 16th, Jean Paul II is elected Pope.
June 1st, launching of CNN by Ted Turner.
December 8th, assassination of John Lennon.
April 24th, American builder IBM (International Business Machines) introduces the company's first PC (personal computer).
First cases of AIDS are diagnosed.
December 2nd, Michael Jackson launches the video clip Thriller from the album of same name.
Seventy-three years after the sinking of the Titanic, a Franco-American team locates the wreck submerged at a depth of 3 800 metres off the coast of Newfoundland.
January 28th, explosion of the Challenger space shuttle.
April 21st, the Game Boy revolution by Nintendo.
November 9th, in Berlin, the Wall of Shame is dismantled.
December 17th, the first airing of The Simpsons in the United States.