June 19, 1990 - "On The Threshold Of Major Change"

June 19,1990 - Hijacked Soviet plane lands in Helsinki. Gorbachev addresses fractured Communist Party. Nelson Mandela addresses audience in Toronto. First execution in Arkansas since 1964. Marion Barry trial proceeds. Rift in Solidarity Movement in Poland. Excalibur Hotel opens in Las Vegas.

July 4, 1989 - Fireworks Of A Sort.

News of the day for July 4, 1989 - Supreme court ruling holding states to limit abortions sparks outrage. Mikhail Gorbachev lands in Paris. Poland swears in new parliament, first Soviet Bloc country to do so since late 1940's, Chinese protests crackdown continues with overseas broadcasts blacked out, radio broadcasts jammed and print material outlawed. Brush fires outside of Los Angeles burn homes.

December 2nd, 1989 - The Summit On The Sea.

News of the day for December 2, 1989 - the Malta Summit and the problem with the sea. Romania in the midst of overthrow of the Ceausescu government and Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci seeks asylum in U.S.

On September 30, 1985 - More Than Just Politics Made News

More than just politics made news on September 30, 1985 - French movie legend Simone Signoret dies, Americans were kidnapped in Beirut, Violence in South Africa, Hurricane Gloria and on this day they stuck a 19% tax on liquor. The horror.