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Landmark Events of 1989

Soviets leave Afghanistan – Feb 15
Exxon Valdez spill – Mar 24
Disney-MGM opened – 1 May
RYEBREAD (then called Regan Young Architects) opens in Hainesport – 1 May
Tiananmen Square Democracy Massacre – June 4
Solidarity wins Polish Elections – June 4
TV show Seinfeld premier – 5 July
Colin Powell made first black Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff – Aug 9
F. W. de Klerk becomes President of South Africa
San Francisco/Oakland (Loma Prieta) Earthquake – Oct 17
Douglas Wilder becomes first elected African-American US Governor (VA) – Nov 7
Fall of Berlin Wall – Nov 10
Start of Czechoslovakian Velvet Revolution – Nov 17
First full-length episode of The Simpsons airs on TV – Dec 17
US Troops invade Panama, topple Manuel Noriega – Dec 20