History of Science Journalism

1970-1990: Wall 1

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

1970-1990
Breaking News during This Era

1970
August 26th, the Women's Liberation Movement is born.

1971
November 15th, American company Intel introduces the first microprocessor invented by Marcian Hoff on the computer market.

1972
Ray Tomlinson perfects and sends the first electronic message (email).

1975
April 4th, William H. Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft Corporation in Albuquerque.

1977
May 25th, start of the Star Wars saga in 32 movie theatres in the United States.

1977
August 16th, singer Elvis Presley, age 42, dies of a heart attack at Graceland, his home in Memphis.

1977
August 26th, Quebec adopts French as its official language.

1978
October 16th, Jean Paul II is elected Pope.

1980
June 1st, launching of CNN by Ted Turner.

1980
December 8th, assassination of John Lennon.

1981
April 24th, American builder IBM (International Business Machines) introduces the company's first PC (personal computer).

1981
First cases of AIDS are diagnosed.

1983
December 2nd, Michael Jackson launches the video clip Thriller from the album of same name.

1985
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.

1986
January 28th, explosion of the Challenger space shuttle.

1989
April 21st, the Game Boy revolution by Nintendo.

1989
November 9th, in Berlin, the Wall of Shame is dismantled.

1989
December 17th, the first airing of The Simpsons in the United States.

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