Recognizing Work / Life Challenges
A new generation of workers demands new solutions for work/life challenges. IBM leads the way in rethinking workplace needs and in creating services that meet them.
Newspapers begin to report on AIDS.
Sculptor/architect Maya Lin, a 22 - year - old Chinese American, designs the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Gerry Studds (D-Mass.) becomes the first U.S. Congressman to declare himself gay.
Sally K. Ride becomes the first U.S. female astronaut.
Mikhail Gorbachev comes to power in USSR, initiates Perestroika reforms.
A nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl kills 31, exposing thousands to radiation poisoning.
Reappearance of Halley's Comet, the first comet whose period --76 years-- was correctly calculated.
Formation of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP).
(C)Brain, first virus detected in computers.
Soviet bloc crumbles; Cold War ends.
Julia Chang Bloch becomes the first Asian American U.S. ambassador.
Fall of the Berlin Wall.