How long has Hosni Mubarak been in power?

Monday, January 31, 2011

Since I haven't yet started to learn Arabic I can't provide any extra background on current protests in Egypt, the ones before in Tunisia, and others that are happening now and should continue to happen in the near future. I can, however, make a video reminding the viewer how long a period of time 1981 to 2011 is. Info on the music and images is just below. After finishing the video and looking at it it reminds me of my app a bit as well.

1981 - Ronald Reagan is president, first Shuttle flight, IBM PC is released. Song: Celebration by Kool & The Gang

1982 - Falkland Islands War, Venera 13 USSR probe to Venus, Michael Jackson's Thriller. Song: same

1983 - Rumsfeld meets with Saddam Hussein, more Shuttle flights, Rev. Jesse Jackson. Song: Billy Jean by Michael Jackson

1984 - First Macintosh computer, NES, Brian Mulroney is PM of Canada, famine in Egypt. Song: For the Longest Time by Billy Joel

1985 - Gorbachev leader of USSR, first Wrestlemania, Super Mario Bros, Live Aid to raise money in Africa. Song: Material Girl by Madonna

1986 - Shuttle Challenger explodes (actually implodes), Legend of Zelda, Voyager passes by Oranos, Chernobyl explosion. Song: Caught Somewhere in Time by Iron Maiden

1987 - Final Fantasy, Simpsons, Black Monday on the stock market, Canadian loonie. Song: Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

1988 - Windows, Perestroika, Lockerbie bombing, presidential election with father George Bush. Song: Never Gonna Give you Up by Rick Astley.

1989 - Exxon Valdez oil spill, political silliness with Satanic Verses, Tiananmen Square, first Seinfeld. Song: Just Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

1990 - Nelson Mandela freed, Hubble Space Telescope launched, Pale Blue Dot. Song: Nothing Compares to You by Sinead O'Connor

1991 - USSR collapses, SNES released, Gulf War. Song: Summertime by Will Smith

1992 - Presidential election with Bill Clinton & George Bush, Melrose Place. Song: Dam that River by Alice in Chains

1993 - Jean Chretien now PM of Canada, Bill Clinton is president, peace agreement between Rabin & Arafat, Windows. Song: Ordinary World by Duran Duran

1994 - Schindler's list, Kurt Cobain suicide, Jupiter hit by comet. Song: Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen

1995 - President Chirac of France, WTO set up, Galileo arrives at Jupiter, Oklahoma city bombing. Song: Kiss from a Rose by Seal

1996 - Keck II telescope complete, N64, Dolly the Sheep. Song: Stupid Girl by Garbage

1997 - Princess Diana dies, Hong Kong back to China, Pathfinder rover, Comet Hale-Bopp. Song: Paranoid Android by Radiohead

1998 - Google starts, Lunar Prospector, Governor Jesse Ventura. Song: Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

1999 - Yeltsin resigns, Euro starts, new king in Jordan, Y2K, Columbine shooting. Song: Smooth by Santana

2000 - Vicente Fox is president, so is Putin, election in the US, Windows 2000. Song: How to Disappear Completely by Radiohead

2001 - President Bush, September 11, Afghanistan war starts, so does Wikipedia. Song: Thankyou by Dido

2002 - Mark Shuttleworth in space, Dept of Homeland Security and International Court of Justice set up, Mars Surveyor begins mission. Song: Can't get you out of my head by Kylie Minogue

2003 - Preparations and start of War in Iraq, Shuttle Columbia destroyed, Shenzhou 5. Song: Lose Yourself by Eminem.

2004 - Presidential elections, Cassini arrives at Saturn, Ubuntu starts, Tsunami in Asia. Song: Hey Ya by OutKast

2005 - Pope John Paul II dies, Mohammed images controversy, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Deep Impact mission. Song: Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day

2006 - Railway to Tibet, Pope Benedict is new pope, Montenegro separation from Serbia, Israel - Lebanon war. Song: The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg by Iron Maiden

2007 - Comet Holmes, last Harry Potter book, EU now at full size, election in France. Song: Jigsaw Falling Into Place by Radiohead

2008 - Raúl Castro now president of Cuba, Dark Knight and death of Heath Ledger, 2008 election in the US, MESSENGER views Mercury. Song: Worlds Collide by Apocalyptica

2009 - H1N1 flu, elections and protests in Iran, President Barack Obama, Israel-Gaza War. Song: From Earth I Rose by Amorphis

2010 - Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, Burj Dubai is tallest tower in the world, Eyjafjallajökull erupts. Song: The Watcher's Monolith by Agalloch

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