There were a lot of big events in the 1980's. AIDS was identified, the Berlin Wall came down, and the first women went into space.
Ride is a great role model for a lot of women. She was born on May 26,
1951 as a normal child into a normal family. But she wouldn't stay
that way. On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first women to
go into space. It was a day that would forever go down in history.
It was a magical for every person ever born. It was another turning
point in women's accomplishments. Sally rode board the Challenger,
on that special day as millions of people not only in the U.S., but all
over the world watched Sally Ride take off for space. But, Sally
did not only go to space once, she went twice, both times aboard the Challenger!
That was 1984. Sally Ride was also a member of a team to investigate
the tragic explosion of the Challenger itself. Today, Dr.
Sally Ride is on the faculty board at the University of California, where
she is also head of the California Space Institute.
Sally Ride once made a very famous quote. "Our future lies with today's kids and tomorrow's space exploration." Dr. Sally Ride, the first woman in space.
|In the 1980's, AIDS was identified. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Now everybody knows that AIDS is a terrible thing. But, it is actually great that it was identified, for a couple of reasons. Now, doctors can notice if anybody has acquired it and let them know about it. Also, we are now able to not only able to warn people against doing things that cause AIDS, but also being able to try and find a cure for it. That's a really bad thing about AIDS, there is no cure for it. That's why you to be careful about getting the disease. Like I said before, it was actually a very good event, and maybe we can help some people out by finding a cure for the terrible disease, AIDS.|
August 31, 1961, the Berlin Wall was constructed. Most people know
why the Berlin Wall was put up. Well here's the story of how it was taken
down. The Berlin wall was put up during the cold war to separate
Germany. But there were some problems. The wall was put up
in the middle of the night, so if for some reason you were from the east
side but on the west side, or from the west side but on the east side it
was you're tough luck. There was no way to across over the wall, so you
lost your family and friends. But I'm here to tell you about how
it was put up, I'm here to tell you the better half of the story. How it
was taken down! On December 22, 1989, the Berlin Wall was taken down.
President Ronald Reagan made the famous quote that would destroy 28 years
of misery. Quote: "Mr. Garbachev, tear that wall down!" Since
the Berlin Wall has been taken down, there has been peace in Germany.
But, I can assure you, that nobody on the face of this earth, will ever
forget the Berlin Wall.