1988

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1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 988th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade.

In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).

1988 was a crucial year in the early history of the Internet—it was the year of the first well-known computer virus, the 1988 Internet worm. The first permanent intercontinental Internet link was made between the United States (NSFNET) and Europe (Nordunet) as well as the first Internet-based chat protocol, Internet Relay Chat.[1] The concept of the World Wide Web was first discussed at CERN in 1988.[2]

The Soviet Union began its major restructuring towards a mixed economy at the beginning of 1988 and began its gradual collapse. The first extrasolar planet, Gamma Cephei Ab (confirmed in 2002) was detected this year and the World Health Organization began its mission to eradicate polio, a feat that is nearly complete as of 2015.

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File:OperationPrayingMantis-IS Alvand.jpg
The Iranian Frigate, IS Alvand, attacked by US Navy forces during Operation Praying Mantis

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References

  1. "History of IRC (Internet Relay Chat)". 
  2. The Christian Science Monitor (March 24, 1988). "Look out, Yugoslavia, there's a Big Mac attack coming on! First McDonald's opens in a communist country, and the fans are lining up". The Christian Science Monitor. 
  3. "IRA gang shot dead in Gibraltar". On This Day. BBC. 7 March 1988. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  4. Morse, D. (May 1988). "Japan Tunnels Under the Ocean". Civil Engineering. 58 (5): 50–53. 
  5. "Three shot dead at Milltown Cemetery". BBC News. 16 March 1988. Archived from the original on 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  6. "Judges free man jailed over IRA funeral murders". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 6 September 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  7. "Yugoslavs Relish Opening of McDonald's in Belgrade". Los Angeles Times. March 24, 1988. 
  8. "Soviet Party Votes End to Monopoly on Power : Communist Delegates OK Gorbachev Reforms, Approve Revision of Country's Political System". latimes. 
  9. Accepts $13B Buyout by Philip Morris The Boston Globe. Accessed 2009-03-17. Archived 2009-05-08.
  10. http://www.nordu.net/history/TheHistoryOfNordunet_simple.pdf
  11. "Obituary: Diplomat, author and athlete: Sir Alan Stewart Watt". The Canberra Times. 20 September 1988. p. 8. Archived from the original on 16 February 2014.