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Shannon Faulkner , born in Powdersville, South Carolina , United States , graduated from Wren High School in 1993, was the first female cadet to enter The Citadel . Faulkner enrolled after a successful lawsuit against the military academy . [ 1 ] She joined an otherwise all-male class on August 15, 1995 under the escort of United States Marshals . After four hours of the military indoctrination training, she spent the remainder of the first week in the infirmary before voluntarily resigning, citing emotional and psychological abuse and physical exhaustion. After her departure, the male cadets openly celebrated on the campus. [ 2 ]
Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut . She became the first black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. After her medical education and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 to 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to form a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation . She is a dancer, and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters , and the humanities .
Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor for FYI , a fictional CBS television newsmagazine . [ 2 ] [ edit ] Overview The program was well known for "torn-from-the-headlines" stories and blatant political satire. It achieved a high level of political notoriety in the 1992 presidential election when Dan Quayle mentioned the show in a campaign speech, afterwards known as the "Murphy Brown speech". [ 3 ] The show began in the Monday 9/8PM timeslot and remained there until its final season when it was moved to Wednesday at 8:30/7:30PM.
The Tailhook scandal refers to a series of incidents where more than 100 U.S. Navy and United States Marine Corps aviation officers were alleged to have sexually assaulted at least 83 women and 7 men, or otherwise engaged in "improper and indecent" conduct at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada . The events took place at the 35th Annual Tailhook Association Symposium from September 8–12, 1991. The term can also refer to the resulting investigations conducted by the Department of the Navy and the Inspector General of the Department of Defense . As a result of the subsequent investigations, a number of officers were formally disciplined or refused advancement in rank.
James Arthur Hogue (born October 22, 1959) is a US impostor who most famously entered Princeton University by posing as a self-taught orphan . [ edit ] Early life Hogue was born in Kansas City, Kansas and spent his youth there.
The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul , popularly known as Washington National Cathedral , is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church located in Washington, D.C. , the capital of the United States . Of neogothic design, it is the sixth-largest cathedral in the world, the second-largest in the United States, [ 1 ] and the fourth-tallest structure in Washington, D.C. The cathedral is the seat of both the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori , and the Bishop of the Diocese of Washington , Mariann Edgar Budde .
Seen from about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles), Earth appears as a tiny dot (the blueish-white speck approximately halfway down the brown band to the right) within the darkness of deep space. [ 1 ] The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers ( 3.7 billion miles) from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny dot (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space . [ 2 ] The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System , was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of Carl Sagan . Subsequently, the title of the photograph was used by Sagan as the main title of his 1994 book, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space . [ 3 ] [ edit ] Background
Museum of Jurassic Technology Facade - 9341 Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles The Museum of Jurassic Technology is a museum located at 9341 Venice Boulevard in the Palms district of Los Angeles, California (although it has a postal address of Culver City because it is served by that city's post office ). It was founded by David Hildebrand Wilson and Diana Drake Wilson (husband and wife) [ 1 ] in 1988. [ 2 ] The museum calls itself "an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic"; [ 3 ] the relevance of the term " Lower Jurassic " to the museum's collections is left uncertain and unexplained. [ 4 ] The museum's collection includes a mixture of artistic, scientific, ethnographic, and historic, as well as some unclassifiable exhibits, and the diversity of its offerings evokes the cabinets of curiosities that were the 16th century predecessors of modern natural history museums.
Robert John Bardo (born January 2, 1970) is an American man serving life imprisonment without parole after being convicted in October 1991 for the murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer on July 18, 1989, whom he had stalked for three years beforehand. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Early life Bardo was the youngest of seven children. His mother was Korean and his father was a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force . The family moved frequently and eventually settled in Tucson, Arizona in 1983.
Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer (November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989) was an American television and film actress. Schaeffer began her career as a teen model before moving on to acting. In 1986, she landed the role of Patricia "Patty" Russell in the CBS sitcom My Sister Sam . After the series was canceled in 1988, Schaeffer appeared in several films, including the black comedy Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills , which was released six weeks before her death. In July 1989, Schaeffer was fatally shot in the doorway of her Los Angeles apartment building by Robert John Bardo . Bardo, then 19 years old, was obsessed with Schaeffer and had been stalking her for three years.
The Central Park Jogger case involved the assault and rape of Trisha Meili, a female jogger in New York City's Central Park , on April 19, 1989. Five juvenile males—four black and one Hispanic—were tried and convicted for the crime. The convictions were vacated in 2002 when Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist and murderer serving a life sentence for other crimes, claimed to have committed the crime alone and DNA evidence confirmed his involvement in the rape.
Barbara Clementine Harris (born 12 June 1930 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ) was the first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion . [ edit ] Education Harris attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls (Class of 1948). There, she excelled in music and wrote a weekly column for the Philadelphia version of the Pittsburgh Courier called "High School Notes by Bobbi". After graduation, Harris attended the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising and Journalism in Philadelphia where she earned a certificate in 1950. Harris later attended Villanova University , the Urban Theology Unit in Sheffield , England , and also graduated from the Pennsylvania Foundation for Pastoral Counseling.
Events from the year 1988 in the United States . [ edit ] Incumbents [ edit ] Events
Dorothea Helen Puente (January 9, 1929 – March 27, 2011) was a convicted American serial killer. In the 1980s, Puente ran a boarding house in Sacramento, California , and cashed the Social Security checks of her elderly and mentally disabled boarders. Those who complained were killed and buried in her yard. [ edit ] Background She was born on January 9, 1929 as Dorothea Helen Gray in Redlands, California to Trudy Mae Yates and Jesse James Gray. Her parents worked as cotton pickers . [ 1 ] Her father died of tuberculosis when she was eight years old, in 1937.
" Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy " was a remark made during the 1988 United States vice-presidential debate by Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Lloyd Bentsen to Republican vice-presidential candidate Senator Dan Quayle . Jack Kennedy was a reference to John F. Kennedy , the 35th President of the United States .