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1989

Postby Kenneth Burns » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:43 am

Looking back, which gigantic 1989 development is more momentous, the fall of the Berlin Wall or the protest and crackdown in Tiananmen Square?

No fair saying the World Series earthquake.

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Re: 1989

Postby Michael Patrick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:18 pm

We didn't have Saint Ronnie Reagan to kick around anymore in '89.

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Re: 1989

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:19 pm

I'm almost tempted to say United States invasion of Panama. Not that it was earthshaking in itself, but it was clear indicator of willingness to openly invade another country to effect regime change, which I think was the first time since the Vietnam era.

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Re: 1989

Postby jman111 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:36 pm


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Re: 1989

Postby Detritus » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:45 pm

Withdrawal of the last Russian troops from Afghanistan, thereby leaving a US-backed Saudi freedom fighter with nothing to do.

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Re: 1989

Postby seemunkyz » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:49 pm

Kenneth Burns wrote:Looking back, which gigantic 1989 development is more momentous, the fall of the Berlin Wall or the protest and crackdown in Tiananmen Square?

No fair saying the World Series earthquake.


Neither, it was the first GPS satellite being launched into space. The world would be lost right now without those telling us where to go. :wink:

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Re: 1989

Postby seemunkyz » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:06 pm

Wait, no, definitely Pete Rose being suspended from baseball...

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Re: 1989

Postby pjbogart » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:13 pm

Ah, I remember 1989 well, as it spanned my junior to senior years in high school. I was a prolific criminal willfully engaging in statutory rape at every opportunity.

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Re: 1989

Postby Meade » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:13 pm

Mr. General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Hu Jintao, tear down this internet censorship wall.


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