1989 for SPR

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Garrison Keillor

January

In 1989, Spokane’s Fox Theatre becomes a discount movie house.

 

Fabruary

Feb 14 - Iran offers reward for London writer Rushdie's death who lived to appear at Spokane’s Get Lit in 2005.

 

March

Mar 24 - Exxon Valdez oil spill fouls Alaskan Coast. 

 

June

June 3 - Chinese Pro-Democracy protesters crushed at Tiananmen Square. Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini dies.

 

July

July 3- Supreme Court upholds abortion restrictions. 

 

Summer

Garrison Keillor returns to public radio with “American Radio Company of the Air.”

Jim Feehan, News Director in 1989

August

Aug 9 - Massive U.S. Savings and Loan bailout set. 

Aug 4 – 100 year anniversary of the great Spokane Falls fire.

 

Autumn

Jim Feehan becomes News Director.

 

October

Oct 17 - Major quake rocks San Francisco Bay Area leaving 62 dead, nearly 4,000 injured.

November

Nov 9 – The Berlin Wall falls. 

Nov 11 - Washington State celebrates its centennial of statehood. 

Dec 20 - U.S. Forces invade Panama, oust strongman Noriega 

Dec 25 - Romania's Ceausescu toppled, executed in uprising.