THROWBACK THURSDAY (LIFE)

LIFE IN 1987 – PART I

(A) FINAL FANTASY VIDEO GAME:

I suppose true video game heads would or should know about when Final Fantasy was released for the first time in 1987 by Square in Japan for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).  It was released on December 18, 1987 and was considered a success selling over 400, 000 copies on its original release and over 2 million copies worldwide in subsequent releases.  Numerous series and soundtracks have followed to make this a successful series.

final-fantasy-video-gamenes-console-set

(2) UNITED STATES POPULATION (ESTIMATION):

244.6 Million

(3) KIDNAPPING:

Some may remember this incident of Terry Waite being kidnapped in Beirut.  He was taken on January 20th just eight days after he originally arrived in Beirut to negotiate the release of hostages being held by Islamic Jihad.  He wasn’t released until November 18, 1991 just shy of four years of solitary confinement. He was one of many hostages that were kidnapped and held in the Middle East.

terry-waitePicture was taken in April 1993.

 

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