Presentation on theme: " 1981-IBM introduces Personal Computer (PC) 1981-First vaccine for Hepatitis B 1982-Jarvic-7-first mechanical heart 1983-HIV the virus that causes."— Presentation transcript:
1981-IBM introduces Personal Computer (PC) 1981-First vaccine for Hepatitis B 1982-Jarvic-7-first mechanical heart 1983-HIV the virus that causes AIDS is identified 1983-Compact Disc invented 1985-Nintendo Entertainment System 1985-Hole in ozone layer discovered 1985-Famine in Ethiopia 1986-Challenger space shuttle explodes 1987-DNA first used to convict criminals 1988-America undergoes a dramatic drought 1989-Berlin Wall falls
“Heptavex” was the first commercial Hep B vaccine Involved taking plasma from infected donors and making a vaccine Use of this vaccine was discontinued in 1990
In July of 1980, IBM met with Bill Gates to create an operating system for their top secret project, the Personal Computer Project code name was “Project Chess” Computer code name “Acorn” 16-256 KB memory $1,565.00
Robert J. Jarvik designed this artificial heart Dentist Dr. Barney Clark was hours from death. After implantation he lived for 112 more days.
Pasteur Institute in France isolated the retrovirus Controversy arose when US announces that Dr. Robert Gallo, too, isolated the retrovirus. Gallo was credited with the discovery.
8 tracks are quickly becoming a thing of the past Cassettes aren’t as durable as everyone would like CDs can be put through the dishwasher, much more durable, and have better sound quality than cassettes
Nintendo, originally a playing card company introduces the Nintendo Entertainment System to Japan in 1983 Introduced to the US in 1985 and sold more than 60 million of game systems. Zelda and Mario
5.8 million people dependant on relief Ethiopian government unwilling to send relief into rebel areas Condemnation from world community Force resettlement
British scientists Joesph Farman, Brian Gardiner, and Jonathan Shanklin of the British Antarctic Survey.
9 successful missions 73 seconds into the mission when it exploded 7 members in the crew died Regan gave a moving speech The Discovery resumed missions in 1988
Colin Pitchfork first person convicted using DNA evidence
Effected 36% of America at it’s peak Lasted from 1987-1989 Most expensive natural disaster for the US estimated at $39 billion Detrimental effects for farmers Yellowstone National Park Fire
Construction began in 1961 Communisum and USSR began to collapse in the early 80’s “Private trips abroad” spread like wildfire and an unyielding mob finally broke down the wall