What happened with running shoes in 1989?
Adidas releases their of ‘Torsion system‘ and the ZX 8000
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What else happened in 1989?
1989 was considered a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November.
On January 20, George H. W. Bush is sworn in as the 41st President of the USA.
On February 14, Union Carbide agrees to pay $470,000,000 to the Indian government for damages in the 1984 Bhopal disaster, a gas leak that killed 3700 people.
In Alaska’s Prince William Sound, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels of oil after running aground on March 24.
On April 27, a major demonstration occurs in Beijing as part of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. On unknown man, dubbed the “Tank Man” stands in front of a column of military tanks in Tiananmen Square temporarily halting them. The incident achieves iconic status internationally through images taken by a Western photographer.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine is awarded to J. Michael Bishop and Harold E. Varmus for their work on work on retroviral oncogenes.
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