Remember the most important facts of the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s?
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Remember? the most important facts of the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s
Do you remember? The most important facts of the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s
Browse through the gallery to remember some of the most notable events, facts, and accomplishments of the 1980’s, 1990’s, and early 2000’s.
On June 25, 2009, the King of Pop Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’ was the most downloaded song of the year. It was downloaded more than 1.7 million times.
Social networking site Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami became the world’s sixth-deadliest natural disaster in history.
Halle Berry became the first black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Monster’s Ball.’
Apple’s first iPod was released on October 23, 2001.
The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
The World Trade Center terrorist attack occurred on September 11, 2001.
Diana, Princess of Wales, died August 31, 1997, in a car crash in Paris.
The first book in the ‘Harry Potter’ series was originally published on June 26, 1997.
McDonald’s expanded into its 100th country, Belarus.
Dolly, the world’s first cloned sheep, was born on July 5, 1996.
‘Toy Story’ became the first computer-animated film.
The e-commerce corporation ebay began in 1995. It was originally called AuctionWeb.
The European Union was formed on November 1, 1993.
The original Beanie Babies were released in 1993.
The World Wide Web was born on August 1, 1991.
Lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury, died from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS on November 24, 1991.
The liposuction method used today was invented in 1985 by California dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey A. Klein.
The sunken ship Titanic was found on September 1, 1985, by oceanographer Robert Ballard.
Barney Clark received the world’s first permanent artificial heart, invented by Robert Jarvik, MD.
The world’s first CD player, the Sony CDP-101 was released on October 1, 1982, in Japan. It sold for US$730 at the time.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles got married on July 29, 1981, at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, U.K.
The first reports of crack cocaine appearing in large cities were in Los Angeles in 1981.
In 1980, the world population was about 4.5 billion. For comparison, in 2018, the world population is 7.6 billion.
The Chicken McNugget was first introduced to the public in 1980.
The arcade game Pac-Man was first released in Japan in May 1980.
The Post-it Note was first introduced to the public in 1980.
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
Monty Don’s top 10 gardening books
Monty Don is the main presenter of BBC TV’s Gardener’s World and has been gardening correspondent of the Observer since 1994. A committed proponent of organic gardening, he puts his principles into practice in his own garden in Herefordshire. His latest book is The Complete Gardener (Dorling Kindersley).
- Derek Jarman’s Garden by Derek Jarman
This is the single most inspirational and best produced book on gardening of any kind. It is the benchmark by which to measure all other illustrated gardening books.
- The English Gardener by William Cobbett
Cobbett is cantankerous, opinionated and often outrageous, but he was a meticulous journalist and his thoroughness is as relevant today as it is a slice of life in the 1830s.
- Flora Britannica by Richard Mabey
The best book ever produced about wild flowers and their folklore. I am constantly referring to it.
- The New Book of Apples by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards
I love eating and growing apples and have (so far) 37 different varieties in my own garden. This is the best reference book on this wonderful fruit and by far the most readable.
- Classic Roses by Peter Beales
Peter Beales knows more about roses than anyone else alive and conveys his knowledge with grace, wisdom and accessibility. What more can a book do? A true classic.
- The Vegetable Garden displayed (1961 edition), Royal Horticultural Society
I adore this book. It was the very first gardening book I owned and read and I love the snapshot of 1950s life which exactly fits my own memories of the period. Although espousing a chemical regime that I find anathema, it is still an excellent reference book.
- The Principles of Gardening by Hugh Johnson
This is quietly encyclopedic about gardening, written with the lucidity that Johnson first bought to wine. It has the freshness and articulacy of a writer and enthusiast with the knowledge of an expert.
- Garden Flowers by Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd is in his element writing about plants (as opposed to gardens) and this book has the weight of 80 years of experience behind it. Invaluable.
- The Organic Salad Garden by Joy Larcom
Joy Larcom manages to combine enthusiasm and common sense with meticulous research. The result is great authority.
- The Well-tempered Garden by Christopher Lloyd
This book first showcased Christopher Lloyd’s idiosyncratic, brilliant skills as a garden writer. I often disagree with him but am never, ever bored by him. A superb gardener and writer.
REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
– Nicolas Chamfort
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Where there is love there is life. -Mahatma Gandhi
Happiness is….Toy Story 1-4.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
“Letting go of a loved one can be hard. But sometimes, it’s the only way to survive a rock climbing catastrophe.”
Love is… what’s inside that counts.
A time to listen to your favourite music on a CD…A time to listen to your favourite music on an i-pod
1865 Lewis Carroll publishes “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.
1973 “American Graffiti”, directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland.
1987 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is re-released
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