Going off this article from the Victoria Advocate regarding Gen Y, I have compiled a list of events before their birth and some that shaped them.
1981: Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II’s assassination attempt; cases of AIDS are becoming recognized
1980: Pac-Man is released
1979: China’s one child policy is introduced
Pre-memory of Millennials:
1982: Thriller is released
1983: hello McNugget
1984: Crack starts to be shipped across the US
1985: Back to the Future is released; Nintendo is released
Concurrent Events (some that shaped the minds):
Berlin Wall crashes; probably only remember Bush I and II, Clinton, Obama; “Ending of USSR, Columbine, Persian Gulf War, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Bill Clinton scandal, Chicago Bulls reign, cloning, OJ Simpson trial, Oklahoma City bombing, Y2K, 9/11, Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, SARS, H1N1, Indian Ocean Tsunami, earthquake in Haiti.”
What are some events that really shaped you prior to the Millennials? What are some that happened that I didn't list but are still very important?
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