Information. (from around the world)
George Herbert Walker Bush inaugurated as 41st US President (Jan. 20).
Iran declares author Salman Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses offensive and sentences him to death (Feb. 14).
Tens of thousands of Chinese students take over Beijing's Tiananmen Square (April 19). More than one million in Beijing demonstrate for democracy; chaos spreads across nation (mid-May). Thousands killed in Tiananmen Square as Chinese leaders take hard line toward demonstrators (June 4).
Mikhail S. Gorbachev named Soviet President (May 25). P. W. Botha quits as South Africa's President (Aug. 14). Deng Xiaoping resigns from China's leadership (Nov. 9).
Romanian uprising overthrows Communist government (Dec. 15 et seq.); President Ceausescu and wife executed (Dec. 25).
US troops invade Panama, seeking capture of General Manuel Noriega (Dec. 20).
A San Francisco Bay area earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude, killed 67 and injured over 3,000. Over 100,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. (Oct. 17)
First World Wide Web server and browser developed by Tim Berners-Lee (England) while working at CERN.
Well. It's none of the above. Twenty-five years ago, I married Brian. We looked so different then--both mature yet vital. After separating from my first husband in Australia, I arrived in England in 1988 with two suitcases, a booking at a nurses' hostel in London, and a link to a nanny agency. I chose a job within a week and went off to live with a family comprising mother, father and 3 month-old baby. I spent the first year exploring my new country and traveled the world with my employers who worked in advertising and the film industry.
Loneliness set in. And then I met Brian. We married on Feb. 19th 1989. As usual, he's left an anniversary card on the table so I can see first thing in the morning. He's never forgotten the occasion and tells me every day how much he loves me.
Society all over the world, and our understanding of how things work, has changed so much over that twenty-five year period. So has the availability of jobs to unqualified people. Back then, I took the job of nanny based on my experience of motherhood.
What do you regard as the most important event?