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  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Friday Apr 1, 1988

    Nokia

    Buying the Computer Division of Ericsson's Information Systems

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Friday Apr 1, 1988

    On 1 April 1988, Nokia bought the computer division of Ericsson's Information Systems, which originated as a computer division of Swedish aircraft and car manufacturer Saab called Datasaab.




  • Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 9, 1988

    Hillsborough events

    FA Cup semi-final 1987-1988

    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 9, 1988

    Liverpool and Nottingham Forest met in the semi-final at Hillsborough in 1988, and fans reported crushing at the Leppings Lane end. Liverpool lodged a complaint before the match in 1989. One supporter wrote to the Football Association and Minister for Sport complaining, "The whole area was packed solid to the point where it was impossible to move and where I, and others around me, felt considerable concern for personal safety"




  • Al-Faw, Iraq
    Sunday Apr 17, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Second Battle of al-Faw

    Al-Faw, Iraq
    Sunday Apr 17, 1988

    On 17 April 1988, Iraq launched Operation Ramadan Mubarak (Blessed Ramadan), a surprise attack against the 15,000 Basij troops on the peninsula, and within 48 hours, all of the Iranian forces had been killed or cleared from the al-Faw Peninsula.




  • Persian Gulf
    Monday Apr 18, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Praying Mantis

    Persian Gulf
    Monday Apr 18, 1988

    The same day as Iraq's attack on al-Faw peninsula, the United States Navy launched Operation Praying Mantis in retaliation against Iran for damaging a warship with a mine. Iran lost oil platforms, destroyers, and frigates in this battle, which ended only when President Reagan decided that the Iranian navy had been put down enough.




  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Tuesday Apr 26, 1988

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Second anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Tuesday Apr 26, 1988

    On April 26, 1988, about 500 people participated in a march organized by the Ukrainian Cultural Club on Kiev's Khreschatyk Street to mark the second anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, carrying placards with slogans like "Openness and Democracy to the End".




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