25 Years of Memories

Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal

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07/25/2010 -

A look back at 25 years of the Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal…



1985 — 1989




1980s CD, VCR, Cable Become Common

1981-1989 Ronald Reagan is President

1985 Hurricane Hugo

1985 Michael Jordan Wins Rookie of the Year

1985 Terrorists Bomb Air India Flight 182

1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

1986 Chernobyl Disaster

1987 Ozone “Hole” Found Over Antartica

1987 Stock Market Crash

1988 Spitak Earthquake Kills 25,000 People

1988 Lockerbie Bombing Kills 270

1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

1989 Berlin Wall Falls

1990 — 1994





1990 An insurance company has agreed to pay more than $500,000 - plus monthly payments of up to $2,000 for life - to the widow of a Roanoke firefighter killed in 1985 by a hit-and-run driver who plowed through the scene of a car fire on Shenandoah Avenue. The settlement ended a lawsuit that lasted longer than the prison term of a Salem teenager who caused the accident. Roger Lee White was convicted of manslaughter and hit-and-run charges.

1991 Gulf War

1992 Los Angeles Riots

1993 Bill Clinton is President

1993 Internet Expands with World Wide Web

1994 Amazon is Founded

1995 — 1999





1995 Yahoo! is founded

1995 Tokyo Gas Attack at Tokyo Metro

1995 Chicago Heat Wave kills 525

1995 eBay is Founded

1996 U.S. Clean Air Act Amended to Ban Sales of Leaded Fuel

1997 Tiger Woods Wins His First Major at the 61st Masters Tournament

1997 Diana, Princess of Wales Dies After a Car Crash

1998 International Space Station Begins Construction

1998 President Clinton Denies Lewinsky Allegations

1998 Google is founded

2000 — 2004





2000s Internet and Cell Phones Revolutionize Communications

2001-2009 George Bush is President

2001 9/11 Terror Attack Alerts America

2002 Euro Banknotes and Coins Put Into Circulation

2002 Kmart Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

2003 Iraq War Begins

2003 The New United States Department of Homeland Security Officially Begins Operation

2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger Elected Governor of California

2004 New Government Formed in Iraq

2004 Rover Lands on Mars

2005 — 2010





2005 Hurricane Katrina

2005 Rosa Parks Dies at 92

2006 Enron Former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling and Founder Kenneth Lay Found Guilty of Conspiracy and Fraud

2006 Saddam Hussein Sentenced to Death

2007 Seung-Hui Cho Goes on Shooting Rampage at Virginia Tech Killing 32

2007 iPhone Invented

2008-2010 Global Financial Crisis and Recession

2008 7.9 Earthquake in China Kills Thousands

2009 Barack Obama Elected President

2010 BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

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