History

Events of 1988

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Willie Horton ads
Issue advocacy group runs controversial ads about a black, convicted murderer, Horton, furloughed by Gov. Dukakis.
November 3:Geraldo's nose gets broken on his show (-1988)
When a fight breaks between white supremacists and black activist, Roy Innis, Geraldo's nose gets in the way of a flying chair.
November 8:George Bush elected as 41st U.S. president
After serving eight years as Reagan's Vice President, George Bush (R) defeats Gov. Michael Dukakis (D). Bush wins 426 electoral votes, vs. Dukakis' 111 electoral votes.
December 21:Pan Am Flight 103 explodes
Pam Am 103, flying from London to New York City, crashes into the village of Lockerbie, Scotland, when a bomb explodes. 260 people are killed.