Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground. A bomb hidden inside an audio cassette player detonated in the cargo area when the plane was at an altitude of 31,000 feet.
Wednesday, December 21, 1988
It was many years ago but the pain does not go away. This is a summary of what happened on this day in 1988:
We later learned that Libya was behind the terrorist act. In 2011, Qaddafi met justice for the death of those innocent people in 1988.
It was a horrific act of terrorism."Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, an hour after departure. A bomb that had been hidden inside an audio cassette player detonated inside the cargo area when the plane was at an altitude of 31,000 feet. All 259 passengers, including 35 Syracuse University students returning home for the holidays, were killed in the explosion. In addition, 11 residents of Lockerbie were killed in the shower of airplane parts that unexpectedly fell from the sky."
By the way, Syracuse University held a special 25th celebration in 2013. As we mentioned above, 35 young students were killed by this act of terrorism.
We can not forget the innocent lives of PAN AM 103.
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Pan Am 103 was blown up over Scotland on this day in 1988. It was a London to New York flight.
All 259 passengers were killed, including 35 students from Syracuse University returning home for Christmas.
Over the next years, Libya accepted responsibility but did not express remorse.
Saturday, December 17, 1988
The Battle of The Bulge 1944 with Barry Jacobsen, military historian 12/17 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:
Guests: Barry Jacobsen, military historian....We will remember the 75th anniversary of The Battle of The Bulge.........and other stories....
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Friday, November 25, 1988
Like most two term presidents, Reagan gave 8 messages. They were memorable and full of Reagan's optimism and religious convictions.
In 1988, Pres. Reagan delivered his last message. It was a few weeks after VP Bush carried 41 states.
This is what Pres. Reagan said Thanksgiving 1988:
"In this year when we as a people enjoy the fruits of economic growth and international cooperation, let us take time both to remember the sacrifices that have made this harvest possible and the needs of those who do not fully partake of its benefits.Two months later, President Reagan left Washington and flew west to his retirement in California. He wrote a great book about his two term presidency.
The wonder of our agricultural abundance must be recalled as the work of farmer who, under the best and worst of conditions, give their all to raise food upon the land.
The gratitude that fills our being must be tempered with compassion for the needy.
The blessings that are ours must be understood as the gift of a loving God Whose greatest gift is healing.
Let us join then, with the psalmist of old:O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name, Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him, Tell of all His wonderful works!
Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 24, 1988, as a National Day of thanksgiving, and I call upon the citizens of this great Nation to gather together in homes and places of worship on that day of thanks to affirm by their prayers and their gratitude the many blessings God has bestowed upon us."
Monday, August 08, 1988
As I recall, the game was rained out but the lights went on before the summer showers came.
It all started at 6:05 pm when 91-year-old Cubs fan Harry Grossman began the countdown. “Three . . . two . . . one . . . Let there be lights!”
Grossman pressed a button and light towers were on. Wonder if Mr. Grossman was around for the 2016 World Series title? My guess is no but I don’t know for sure.For years, Cubs’ fans had to watch day baseball. It was charming, specially for kids off from school. It made afternoon rush hour traffic a bit interesting for commuters listening to WGN radio. It brought morning baseball to West Coast fans.Eventually, economics caught up with the Cubs. It’s hard to play day time baseball when TV viewership is crucial to pro sports.
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