80s History – 04/15/1989 Tiananmen Square Protests

The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 occurred in Beijing in the spring of ’89 and it was led by students with support from local residents. The big divide in China’s political leadership that time was exposed by the demonstration. Hard-liners in the Chinese government heavily and forcibly suppressed the demonstrators and enlisted the help of […]
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80s History – 01/22/89 DNA First Used In Court To Convict Criminals

January 22, 1988. This was the day that Colin Pitchfork of Leicestershire, England, stood before a judge and was sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of two 15-year old girls. Pitchfork was identified as the killer and confessed to both crimes when confronted with DNA evidence. Catching Pitchfork The concept of DNA […]
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