1. The Simpsons
Ay Caramba! Bart Simpson and his fam made their series debut on FOX on December 17, 1989.
The animated sitcom created by Matt Groening began as a series of shorts incorporated into The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987.
The Simpsons is the longest running American sitcom with more than 650 episodes to date.
Not bad for a ragtag bunch from Springfield, however they are not too good at settling family disputes. Sometimes a little more than tact and delicacy is necessary to resolve family issues.
2. The fall of the Berlin Wall
It took 38 years, but in 1989 the Berlin Wall, which separated East and West Germany, came tumbling down as the Cold War began to thaw.
It was November 9, 1989, to be exact that East Berlin’s Communist Party said at midnight their citizens were allowed to cross the border.
According to History.com, more than 2 million East Berliners flocked to the checkpoints that once held them back to visit West Berlin that weekend.
For some, it’s hard to believe the Berlin Wall even existed. It’s even harder to believe these 11 events shaped history as we know it.
We often take GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation for granted.
It’s so easy to bring up directions on our phones, we don’t even need a separate device for guidance on the road anymore.
But it was February 14, 1989, that the first of 24 satellites to make up the global positioning system was put into orbit.
Using the GPS on your phonecan be a handy life saver. It can also suck all your data and become an expensive exercise.
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