|Search||FAQ||US Titles||UK Titles||Memories||VaporWare||Digest|
|CED Digest Vol. 7 No. 44 • 11/2/2002|
20 Years Ago In CED History: November 3, 1982: * Encouraged by the mid-term election, the Dow Jones industrial average gains a record 43.41 points and reaches its highest yet closing in history - 1,065.49. November 4, 1982: * A single-day record for volume of stock trading is set as 149.35 million shares change hands on the New York Stock Exchange. * Health and Human Services Secretary Richard S. Schweiker approves regulations mandating tamper-resistant packaging for most non-prescription drugs, including Tylenol. * Ruud Lubbers is sworn in by Queen Beatrix as prime minister of The Netherlands, replacing Andreas van Agt. The new Parliament is expected to support NATO's decision to deploy medium-range nuclear weapons in Europe. November 5, 1982: * The U.S. Social Security retirement fund borrows money for the first time. * Some 10,000 Canadian members of the United Auto Workers go on strike for higher wages at six Chrysler plants in Ontario. * President Reagan nominates Under Secretary of the Interior Donald Hodel as energy secretary, to replace James B. Edwards, who had resigned. * Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: The Man from Snowy River. November 6, 1982: * President Ahmadou Ahidjo of Cameroon resigns after 22 years in power, naming Prime Minister Paul Biya as his successor. * "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker (CED) and Jennifer Warnes becomes the No. 1 U.S. single. November 7, 1982: * Iran reports its troops have driven six miles into Iraq during a week-long offensive that forced the Iraqis out of a broad stretch of Iranian territory. * The Upper Volta government of Col. Saye Zerbo is overthrown by Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo, an army commander and medical doctor. * Voters in Turkey approve by more than 90 percent a new constitution proposed by the military junta of Gen. Kenan Evren, who automatically becomes president for a seven-year term. November 8, 1982: * Auto maker John DeLorean pleads not guilty to cocaine charges in a Los Angeles court. * Twenty-nine inmates die, and 61 persons are injured in a fire at the county jail in Biloxi, Mississippi. * A meteorite about the size of a grapefruit crashes through the roof of a home in Wethersfield, Connecticut. The chances of more than one meteorite landing in the same town are just about nonexistent. Yet it was the second time in eleven years that a meteorite had crashed through a Wethersfield house. November 9, 1982: * Rank and file of the United Mine Workers elect 33-year-old Richard L. Trumka as union president, replacing Samuel Church. * The West first learns of a massive tunnel explosion in Afghanistan a week earlier. It appears that the lead truck of a Soviet convoy collided with a fuel truck igniting many vehicles and filling the 1.7 mile long tunnel with toxic fumes. Soviet soldiers outside the tunnel mistakenly seal both ends thinking the explosion signals an attack by Afghan guerrillas. * Pope John Paul II concludes the first ever papal visit to Spain after making public appearances in 16 cities throughout the country. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: "Edith Finkral" <gmaedie> To: <email@example.com> Subject: subscribe Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 12:42:10 -0700 am interested in the r.c.a. video disc player, thank you, firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 01:34:03 -0500 From: K Depp <longlost> Fwd: email@example.com Subject: Lum Fong RCA #234 Greetings, We do not normally solicit but I thought that this item may have enough merit that you might excuse us for bringing it to your attention. We have come across a rare example of RCA CED #234, "Lum Fong". While researching this CED we found your fine and informative website. We have just offered it for sale on ebay and hope that you don't mind that we have added a link to your site in our description, particularly your documant pertaining to this videodisc. If you object to our inclusion of a link we will be glad to remove it. We also hope we are not out of line by informing you of this items offering as ebay item #1394686728 <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1394686728> Though you already seem to have one of these, perhaps you know of someone eager to add one to their collection or display. Thanks again for maintaining such a fine, informative and dedicated website. Appreciatively, Kurt D........Long lost Co.
Previous Digest | Next Digest | Volume 7 Index | CED Magic Home