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Historical Events

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Throughout history, information of the past has been recorded through the use of newspapers. Newspapers have served as a primary source of information and an irreplaceable source for centuries of important events. NewspaperArchive.com has utilized this source to feature the most notable events that have occurred throughout many years, including the year 1988, some of which being the incrimination of Kurt Waldheim by a Nazi document for taking part in World War II deportations, the withdrawal of the Soviet Union from Afghanistan after being at war for 8 years, the announcement made by scientist James Hansen that the effects of man-made global warming has begun, the Morris Worm becoming the first computer malware to spread through the internet, the formation of the World Championship Wrestling, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1988

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

February 3, 1988

A request for $36.25 million from the House of Representatives is made by President Ronald Reagan in an attempt to support the Nicaraguan Contras, but it is rejected.
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February 29, 1988

Kurt Waldheim is incriminated as taking part in World War II deportations by a Nazi document.
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March 8, 1988

George H.W. Bush wins a number of Republican presidential ballots and meetings against opponent Bob Dole.
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April 4, 1988

An impeachment trial is held for Governor of Arizona Evan Mecham in which he is convicted and removed from office.
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April 10, 1988

The America Sings attraction at Disneyland is permanently shut down in Anaheim, California.
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May 15, 1988

A withdrawal from Afghanistan begins by the Soviet Union after 8 years of being in war. Read More

May 27, 1988

Windows 2.1 is released by the Microsoft Corporation. Read More

June 22, 1988

The theatrical premiere of the Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit occurs. Read More

June 23, 1988

An announcement that man-made global warming is beginning to take effect is made to the Senate by James Hansen, a scientist from NASA.
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August 14, 1988

The founder of Ferrari automobiles, Enzo Ferrari, dies at age 90. Read More

September 16, 1988

The 12th perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball is pitched by Cincinnati Reds' Tom Browning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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October 19, 1988

Interviews with members of the IRA are banned from being broadcast in the United Kingdom, provoking the BBC to utilize actors in place of actual members to circumvent the ban.
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October 27, 1988

The discovery of listening devices put in place by the Soviet Union prompts President Reagan to tear down the United States Embassy located in Moscow.
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November 2, 1988

The first computer malware being spread by the internet, the Morris Worm, is launched by Robert Tappan Morris in Massachusetts.
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November 8, 1988

George H.W. Bush wins the presidential election, making him the first Vice President to be elected President of the United States in 152 years.
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November 10, 1988

The existence of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is acknowledged by the United States Air Force in a press release by the Pentagon.
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November 21, 1988

The World Championship Wrestling is formed when Jim Crockett Promotions is bought and transformed by Ted Turner.
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November 22, 1988

A B-2 Spirit prototype stealth bomber is unveiled in Palmdale, California. Read More

December 1, 1988

The occurrence of the first World AIDS Day takes place. Read More

December 20, 1988

The signing of the Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances held by the United Nations takes place in Vienna.
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