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01/68--North Korea seizes U.S.S. Pueblo; holds 83 sailors as spies.
03/68--Tet Offensive launched in Vietnam. "Light at the end of the tunnel" dims.
08/68--Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia, crush liberal regime.
04/68--Dr. Martin Luther King assassinated in Memphis. Riots erupt throughout U.S.
06/68--Sen. Robert F. Kennedy assassinated after winning California Democratic primary.
07/68--Richard Nixon nominated by GOP. Claims "secret plan" to end Vietnam War, vows "law and order."
08/68--"Police riot" in streets of Chicago. Democrats nominate HHH to replace LBJ; whole world watches.
11/98--Nixon oozes past Humphrey by narrow margin, promises to "bring us together."
01/69--Nixon inaugurated. Institutes policy of "benign neglect" on civil rights. "War on Drugs" replaces "War on Poverty."
07/69--Apollo 11 lands on moon.

"First Vibration" released.
"Do it now" PSA's introduced.
Publication series begun.

 

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.Sign of the times..

01/70--Biafra surrenders after 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria.
10/71--United Nations admits People's Republic of China, expels Nationalist China.
03/72-Britain takes direct control of N. Ireland.
09/72--Arab terrorist group invades Munich's Olympic Village, kills 11 Israeli Olympians.
10/73--Fourth Arab-Israeli war erupts.
04/70--Four students slain by National Guard fire at Kent State University in Ohio.
06/71--26th Amendment lowers U.S. voting age to 18. Watergate break-in
08/72--George McGovern wins Democratic presidential nomination, campaign theme: "Come Home, America."
11/72--On election eve, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger proclaims "Peace is at hand." Nixon beats McGovern in landside.
12/72-Massive Christmas bombing of N. Vietnam begun to ensure peace being at hand.
10/73--Vice President Spiro T. Agnew pleads 'no contest' to kickback, income tax evasion charges, resigns.
02/74--Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army.
08/74--Facing 3 counts of impeachment, Nixon resigns. Law and order prevails, finally. Gerald Ford assumes office.
09/74--President Ford grants "full, free, and absolute pardon" to Richard Nixon for Watergate crimes.

Expansion of publishing focus
onto environmental issues,
alcohol and alcoholism,
health & sexuality

 

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07/76--Israeli commandoes attack Uganda's Entebbe Airport, freeing 103 hostages held by Palestinian hijackers of Air France plane.
07/77--Deng Xiaoping restored to power in China; "Gang of Four" remnants purged.
09/77--Nuclear non-proliferation pact signed by US, USSR, 13 other nations
11/79--Iranian militants seize U.S. embassy in Teheran, taking 52 hostages.
07/76--U.S. celebrates nation's bicentennial.
07/76--Jimmy Carter nominated by Democrats; Sen. Walter Mondale picked for VP. 08/76--Gerald Ford nominated by GOP, picks Bob Dale as running mate.
11/76--
Jimmy Carter elected president.
01/77--Carter inaugurated, pardons Vietnam draft resisters.
11/79--Nightly news update on Iranian crisis, "America Held Hostage," debuts, eventually morphs into "ABC Nightline."
01/76--Ted Kennedy challenges Jimmy Carter for Democratic pres. nomination.
07/80--Ronald Reagan nominated by GOP; picks ex-ambassador, ex-CIA chief George Bush for veep.
08/80--Kennedy concedes, Democrats renominate Carter-Mondale.
11/80--Ronald Reagan elected president.
12/80--John Lennon is shot dead by a troubled fan in New York City.

International Editions launched.
Do It Now sponsors & hosts
First International Action
Conference on Substance Abuse

 

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01/81--Hostages released in Iran.
08/83--South Korean jetliner strays into Soviet airspace, and is shot down by Soviet fighter, killing all 269 on board.
10/83--Terrorist bomb in Beirut rips U.S. Marine barracks, killing 237. U.S. invades Grenada.
12/84--Toxic gas leak at Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India kills 2,000.
03/85--Mikhail Gorbachev assumes power in U.S.S.R.
11/85--Volcano eruption in Colombia kills 25,000.
01/81--Ronald Reagan takes oath as 40th U.S. president.
03/81--President Reagan and three aides are wounded in assassination attempt.
08/81--Air-traffic controllers strike, and are fired by President Reagan.
07/84--Former VP Walter Mondale wins Democratic nomination, picks woman, Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, for vice-president.
11/84--Reagan re-elected.

Drug Information Network radio project launched.
National
Don't Shoot campaign
(with Ciba-Geigy, Inc.).
DIN Newservice debuts.
Congressional testimony on "lookalike" drugs

 

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03/86--Rival research teams announce discovery of AIDS virus.
04/86--U.S. planes bomb Libya.
02/89--Iran's Ayotallah Khomeini declares author Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" blasphemy, sentences Rushdie and publishers to death.
05/89--Million-plus demonstrators occupy Beijing's Tianamen Square, demanding democratic reforms.
06/89--Thousands killed as China crushes democratic revolt.
11/89--Berlin Wall comes down.
12/89-U.S. invades Panama.
08/90--East and West Germany reunited.
11/90--Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, seize oil reserves.
U.S. deploys combat aircraft to Saudi Arabia.
12/90--President Bush orders additional 150,000 combat troops to Iraqi border: "Desert Shield."
01/86--Space shuttle Challenger explodes during launch, killing all 7 crew members.
10/86--Congress overrides Reagan veto of sanctions against South Africa.
11/86--Secret arms sales to Iran, diversion of profits to Nicaraguan "contras," exposed. 03/87--Reagan admits "mistake" in Iran-Contra deal.
03/87--FDA approves AZT as a treatment for AIDS.
07/88--Democrats nominate Gov. Michael Dukakis, Sen. Lloyd Bentsen for top jobs.
08/88--Republicans nominate Vice-President George Bush for president, Sen. Dan Quayle for VP.
11/88--Bush elected president, pulling 40-state electoral majority.
03/89--Oil tanker Exxon Valdez ruptures in Alaska's Prince William Sound, dumping 11 million gallons of crude oil, unleashing environmental devastation.

State- and provincial-wide
education campaigns in Kansas,
New Jersey, British Columbia.
Newservice earns national
"Best Newsletter Design" award
by
Magazine Design & Production.

 

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01/91--Gulf War. Desert Shield turns into a Desert Storm. Whole world watches.
01/91--South African schools integrated.
03/91--Civil unrest erupts in Yugolsavia.
06/91--South African parliament abolishes apartheid.
07/91--Warsaw Pact dissolved.
08/91--Communist hardliners seize Mikhail Gorbachev in an attempted coup. Defiant Boris Yeltsin leads popular resistance, and coupe crumbles.
09/91--Yugoslav army invades Croatia.
12/94--Russian troops invade Chechnya.
03/92--Bill Clinton woos primary voters, but gropes to explain "bimbo eruptions." 07/92--Clinton grabs Democratic nomination, fingers Al Gore for VP.
08/92--Republicans renominate Bush-Quayle.
11/92--Bill Clinton exposes GOP's vulnerable middle, seduces electorate, wins presidency.
01/93--Clinton inaugurated, institutes "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in military.
04/94--
Kurt Cobain commits suicide in Seattle.
06/94--O.J. Simpson leads police on slow-motion "chase" through LA freeways, then is arrested for murders of ex-wife, friend.
08/94--Woodstock II 25th anniversary festival held in Saugerties, NY. The brown acid is still not "particularly great."
11/94--Republicans capture House and Senate after pollsters script "Contract with America," and Ralph Reed personally drives every member of the Religious Right to the polls.
04/95--Blast rips through downtown Oklahoma City, destroying federal office building. 169 dead.
08/95--
Jerry Garcia joins original grateful dead.
10/95--Million-man march held in Washington, D.C. Critics claim that only 999,997 men showed up.

Begins complete redesign of entire publication line, conversion to full-color graphics,
continual updates.
FastFacts series debuts.

 

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04/92--War breaks out in Bosnia, after Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina declare independence from Yugoslavia. Bosnian Serbs begin policy of "ethnic cleansing" by expelling Muslims and non-Serbs from areas under their control. Seige of Sarajevo begins.
12/95--Presidents of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign peace treaty, ending 3 1/2 years of war. U.S. sends 20,000 troops to area, joining 40,000 troops from other nations in UN peacekeeping force.
09/96--
Peaceful elections held in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
07/97--
Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule.
11/97--Titanic premieres, charts record global run at box office.
02/98--Full-blown fighting erupts in Yugoslavian province of Kosovo.
04/99--US/NATO warplanes continue to pound Yugoslavia.
01/96--Universe expands. American Astronomical Society reports the cosmos contains at least 50 billion galaxies, not 10 billion, as previously believed. Still, the Macarena is undetected outside of the Milky Way.
04/96--Ted Kaczynski arrested, charged with "Unabomber" bombings.
08/96--Sen. Bob Dole nominated by GOP, picks Jack Kemp as running mate.
09/96--Rap star Tupac Shakur murdered in Las Vegas.
11/96--Dole falls off stage, falls before Clinton sweep, but GOP keeps Congress and keeps heat on Clinton.
03/97--Rap star Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) murdered in Los Angeles.
03/98--Media dumps OJ, discovers Monica.
09/98--Starr Report released on Internet. Clinton job approval rating soars.
09/98--Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa shatter MLB single-season HR mark with 70, 66 HR's.
11/98--Sen. John Glenn becomes the oldest man in space; returns to hero's welcome.
11/98--Democrats surge in mid-term elections. Newt Gingrich resigns as Speaker of the House.
12/98--House votes two articles of impeachment against President Clinton, alleging perjury, obstruction of justice.
02/99--Senate acquits Clinton on impeachment charges; finds him guilty of bad taste.

Completes conversion of
all publications to full-color.
FastFacts series expands to 20 titles.
Web site introduced.

 

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..Sign of the times.

01/00--Millennium begins, with whimper, not bang. World doesn't end; western civilization doesn't crumble; predicted Y2K disasters fail to materialize. Life goes on, sort of.
03/00--Vladimir V. Putin elected President of Russia; pledges to avoid Cold War confrontations, but keep Chechnya.
06/00--North and South Korean leaders sign broad agreement to reconcile differences and unify country, eventually.
10/01--U.S. launches military campaign to destroy Al Quaida terrorist bases in Afghanistan.
01/00--Universe continues to expand.
03/00--Interest in presidential primaries wanes as Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush coast to easy wins in Super Tuesday presidential primaries.
04/00--
U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson determines that Microsoft Corporation engaged in monopolistic practices, orders company split. Bill Gates avers to buy his way around the decision.
05/00--Hillary in; Rudy out of NY Senate race.
07/00--Jury orders tobacco industry to cough up $145 billion in punitive damages to sick Florida smokers.
12/00--VP Al Gore wins popular vote by 500,000 votes, but U.S. Supreme Court awards presidency to George W. Bush. America shrugs, turns on "Survivor.".
09/11/01--In coordinated attacks on New York City and Washington, terrorists destroy World Trade Center and inflict serious damage to Pentagon.

 


"Ceasefire" violence-prevention pamphlet debuts.
New FastFacts titles introduced.
Multimedia product development in progress.
(Check back with us for our August 31 roll-out.)