Saturday, March 25, 2017

TIME MACHINE: 1938, 1995, 2012

Our Little Corner In Space And Time

(Reader-friendly viewing of news archives/historical archives material)

October, 1938

The Morning News (Wilmington)

February, 1995

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The Sunday Star (Easton)

Five Years Ago

2012 Technology

  • Windows releases the Windows 8 operating system meant for tablets and touch screens.
  • Sally Ride, the first woman in space, dies at the age of 61 on July 23rd.
  • The popular iOS photo filter application Instagram releases a version for the Android operating system.
  • Facebook goes public and its initial stock offering was at thirty-eight dollars per share, the current price is $55.06 (Jan. 28, 2014). Initial investors were worried about the social media website's ability to make money and approached with caution, this forced Facebook to think of creative ways to monetize the company.
  • Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, dies at the age of eighty-two on August 5th.

2012 Pop Culture
  • Musicians like Rihanna, Adele, Bruno Mars, Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Taylor Swift top the charts and win awards.
  • Television shows like Homeland, The Voice, NCIS, Revolution, and Elementary are widely watched and discussed.
  • Popular movies released in 2012 include The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games, and Lincoln.
  • Whitney Houston, widely recognized as one of the greatest voices in history, dies in the bathtub of a hotel at the age of forty-eight after drowning due to a drug overdose on February 11th.            


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