Monday, March 16, 2009

Way back 1984.....


1984

1 gallon of gas $1.10

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1211

Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 10.75%

By the year end more than 70 US Banks fail

Widespread Famine in Ethiopia after political conflict with charities believing as many as 10 million people are facing starvation

A Man shoots 20 dead and wounds 16 in McDonalds Restaurant on July 18th in San Ysidro California

A giant gas works explosion on the outskirts of Mexico City left 500 dead

(Subway Vigilante )Bernhard Goetz shoots four black youths on a Manhattan subway

Typhoon Ike strikes Philippines leaving over 3,000 fatalities.

The Summer Olympics are held in Los Angeles, United States

Aids Virus identified by French Immunologist

The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD Players

Sony makes the first 3 1/2" computer disk

The Space Shuttle Discovery has its maiden voyage

Genetic fingerprinting or DNA profiling was developed and is now in wide by Forensic scientists when obtaining evidence in a crime

These Bikes....

Harley-Davidson unveils the 1340cc V²® Evolution® engine on five models including the all-new Softail®. The result of seven years of development. Also witnessed is the debut of the Softail design and its trend-setting method of "hiding" the motorcycle's rear shock absorbers.

4 comments:

kick only said...

man 84 produced some ugly bikes...

Juan Carlos said...

No kidding, but this was the year that came up with my highly scientific method of determining the year.

I thought the economy info was more interesting.

Anonymous said...

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nicholai said...

cool one...ya that pics been posted on here awhile back