In the time capsule today…
We find the debut of the Nintendo Game Boy. The console features a dull green dot-matrix screen and a hot new game: Tetris.
We find a surprising decision from the Supreme Court on flag burning. At the time 48 of the 50 states enforced laws against desecration of the American flag.
And we find a song on the radio by Tom Petty. “Runnin' Down A Dream” was inspired by Tom’s boyhood encounter with Elvis Presley in Florida in 1961. Tom became fascinated with Elvis and set out to follow his path.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1989!