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Where were you when? : 180 unforgettable moments in living history

Author: Ian Harrison
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines 180 historically and culturally momentous events in politics, war, science, sports, and the arts, spanning over sixty years from 1939 to 2008, including the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and the 2008 Democratic primary.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Harrison
ISBN: 9780762107926 0762107928
OCLC Number: 277591049
Notes: "Published by ... arrangement with Collins & Brown, an imprint of Anova Books Ltd."--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Buzz Aldrin --
1939-1949: Outbreak of World War II --
Release of Gone with the Wind --
Dunkirk --
Battle of Britain --
Blitz --
Pearl Harbor --
Battle of Midway --
D-Day landings --
Taking of Iwo Jima --
Allies discover the Nazi death camps --
V-E Day --
Hiroshima and Nagasaki --
V-J Day --
Baby boom --
End of the Raj --
Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier --
Assassination of Gandhi --
Birth of Israel --
Berlin airlift --
1950-1959: McCarthy witch hunts --
Korean War --
First jet airliner --
Television comes of age --
Conquest of Everest --
Coronation of Elizabeth II --
Roger Bannister's four-minute mile --
Bill Haley rocks around the clock --
Disneyland opens --
James Dean dies in car crash --
Rosa Parks rides in front of the bus --
Grace Kelley marries Prince Rainier --
Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show --
Hungarian uprising --
Suez Crisis --
1960-1969: Sharpeville Massacre --
Gary Powers' U2 spy plane is shot down --
Pill goes on sale --
Yuri Gagarin is the first man in orbit --
Berlin wall goes up --
Death of Marilyn Monroe --
Dr. No, the first Bond movie --
Cuban Missile Crisis --
"I have a dream ..." --
Beatlemania --
Assassination of president-John F. Kennedy --
United States enters the Vietnam War --
Dylan goes electric --
Great Northeast blackout --
Swinging sixties --
Canadian Centennial --
First human heart transplant --
Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Student riots in Paris --
Soviet invasions of Czechoslovakia --
Bob Beamon's long jump --
Man walks on the moon --
Woodstock --
1970-1979: Apollo 13 crisis --
October crisis --
Mark Spitz's seven gold medals --
Israeli athletes murdered at the Olympics --
Paul Henderson scores for Canada --
Rise of the women's movement --
Watergate to scandal --
Cyclone Tracy --
Fall of Saigon --
United States and USSR meet in space --
Death of Franco --
First supersonic passenger flight --
Entebbe hostage crisis --
Release of star wars --
Death of Elvis --
Birth of the space invaders --
Crisis at Three Mile Island --
USSR invades Afghanistan --
1980-1989: Failed attempt to rescue U.S. hostages in Iran --
SAS storms the Iranian embassy in London --
Who shot JR? --
John Lennon is murdered --
Assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan --
Wedding of Charles and Diana --
Falklands War --
Ash Wednesday bushfires --
AIDS --
Apple launches the Mac --
Brighton bomb --
Disaster at Bhopal --
Live aid --
Challenger disaster --
Chernobyl --
Lockerbie --
Exxon Valdez oil spill --
Fall of the Berlin wall --
1990-2008: Release of Nelson Mandela --
First gulf war --
Collapse of communism --
Rabin and Arafat shake hands at the White House --
Microsoft launches --
Windows 95 --
Q.J. Simpson is acquitted --
Quebec referendum --
Dolly the sheep is born as the first cloned animal --
Pathfinder sends back pictures from Mars --
Death of Diana, princess of Wales --
Globalization --
Total eclipse of the sun --
Arrival of the new millennium --
Controversial election of George W. Bush --
9/11 --
Bali bombs --
Global protest against war in Iraq --
US-British invasion of Iraq --
Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix --
Capture of Saddam Hussein --
Last episode of Friends --
Siege at Beslan --
Murder of Theo van Gogh --
Tsunami --
Death of Pope John Paul II --
Hurricane Katrina --
Israeli-Lebanese war --
Execution of Saddam Hussein --
Nancy Pelosi: First female house speaker --
Al Gore wins the Nobel prize --
Assassination of Benazir Bhutto --
Collapse of Bear Stearns and world financial markets --
Cyclone Nargis and Sichuan earthquake --
Barack Obama wins historic democratic primary --
Other memorable events --
Index --
Acknowledgments --
Photo credits.
Responsibility: Ian Harrison ; [foreword by Buzz Aldrin].

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Examines 180 historically and culturally momentous events in politics, war, science, sports, and the arts, spanning over sixty years from 1939 to 2008, including the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and the 2008 Democratic primary.

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