march 1982

Remembering the Victims of the Columbine High School Massacre

On April 20, 1999, two gunmen took the lives of 13 people at Columbine High School. These gunmen subsequently took their own lives as well, making the death toll 15. Today is the 18th anniversary of the attack. These are the victims, may they never be forgotten. 

Rachel Scott, 17, born on August 5, 1981.

Daniel Rohrbough, 15, born on March 2, 1984.

Kyle Velasquez, 16, born on May 5, 1982. 

Steven Curnow, 14, born on August 18, 1984.

Cassie Bernall, 17, born on November 6, 1981.

Isaiah Shoels, 18, born on August 4, 1980. 

Matthew Kechter, 16, born on February 19, 1983. 

Lauren Townsend, 18, January 17, 1981. 

John Tomlin, 16, born on September 1, 1982.

Kelly Fleming, 16, born on January 6, 1983.

Daniel Mauser, 15, born on June 25, 1983.

Corey DePooter, 17, born on March 3, 1982.

William “Dave” Sanders, 48, born on October 22, 1951.

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In October of 2015, 50-year-old Jose Ferreira Jr. called WISN 12 News to reveal and deep and disturbing confession - when he was 17-years-old in 1982, he murdered 13-year-old Carrie Ann Jopek. Jopek had gone missing on 16 March, 1982, after being suspended from school. She never returned home. The following year, her body was found buried underneath a porch and for the forthcoming 33 years, her shocking murder remained unsolved.

Ferreira confessed that he and Jopek were at a nearby house party when, standing at the top of the stairs, Ferreira suggested they go down to the basement to fool around. When Jopek turned his advances down, he exclaimed “you are going downstairs,” before pushing her down. The fall snapped her neck, killing her. Ferreira then raped her lifeless body before retrieving a shovel and burying her.

Ferreira apparently confessed because he felt that Jopek had been haunting him since the day he murdered her. As part of a plea deal, Ferreira
pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted sexual assault and false imprisonment charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced later on in the year.

“ Rand died of heart failure on March 6, 1982, at her home in New York City,[101] and was interred in the Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, New York.[102] Rand’s funeral was attended by some of her prominent followers, including Alan Greenspan. A 6-foot (1.8 m) floral arrangement in the shape of a dollar sign was placed near her casket.”

Ayn Rand’s funeral had a fucking 6 foot tall dollar sign made out of flowers.

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Dear Archy, I noticed that today's Google Doodle was about Fazlur Rahman Khan. Do you have any favorite buildings he designed or influenced, and an estimation of his achievements?

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Fazlur Rahman Khan (Bengali: ফজলুর রহমান খান, Fozlur Rôhman Khan) (3 April 1929 – 27 March 1982) was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect, who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Considered the “father of tubular designs” for high-rises, Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design (CAD). He was the structural designer of the Sears Tower, since renamed Willis Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1973 until 1998, and the 100-story John Hancock Center. via

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Carrie Ann Jopek was only 13 years old in March 16, 1982, when she went to a party in her Milwaukee neighborhood and disappeared. Her body was found a year and a half later, buried in the yard of the house of the party, but police could never get enough evidence to arrest someone.

Now, 33 years later, the killer finally came forward and confessed his crime. Jose Ferreira, a neighbor who was 17 at the time of the murder, got desperate to tell this story: on the night of the party, he got angry at Carrie because she rejected his advances, so he hit her and pushed her down the stairs, breaking her neck. Then, he raped her body and buried her.

Ferreira first confessed in early October to a crisis hotline. Then he called a TV station. Then he told his wife, who went to the police. And finally, he turned himself in to be charged with second-degree murder.

So why did he finally reveal the dark secret after so many years of getting away with it? According to Carolyn Tousignant, Carrie’s mother, Ferreira told her that the girl was “haunting” him. 

today in BLACK HISTORY (2/17)

1942 - Black Panther Party Founder Born

Black Panther Party Founder Huey P. Newton born. An illiterate high-school graduate, Newton taught himself how to read before attending Merritt College in Oakland and the San Francisco School of Law, where he met Seale. In Oakland in 1966 they formed the Black Panther group in response to incidents of police brutality and racism and as an illustration of the need for black self-reliance. At the hieght of its popularity during the late 1960s, the party had 2,000 members in chapters in several cities. In 1967 Newton was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a police officer, but his conviction was overturned 22 months later, and he was released from prison. In 1971 he announced that the party would adopt a nonviolent manifesto and dedicate itself to providing social services to the black community. In 1974 he was accused of another murder and fled to Cuba for three years before returning to face charges; two trials resulted in hung juries. Newton received a Ph.D in social philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz (1980); his dissertation, ‘War Against the Panthers’ was subtitled 'A Study of Repression in America.’ Succumbing to factionalism and pressure from government agencies, the party disbanded in 1982. In March 1989 Newton was sentenced to a six-month jail term for misappropriating public funds intended for a Panther-founded Oakland school. In August of that year he was found shot dead on a street in Oakland.

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On this day in music history: July 3, 1982 - “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, also peaking at #3 on the Club Play chart on May 15, 1982. Written by Philip Oakey, Jo Callis and Philip Adrian Wright, it is the biggest hit for the Sheffield, UK based synth-pop band. Lead singer Phil Oakley comes up with the initial idea for the song, taking inspiration from a story he reads in a magazine and also by the film “A Star Is Born”. First issued in the UK in late 1981 as the fourth single from the bands third album “Dare”, the band are initially hesitant to release it as a single, especially lead singer Phil Oakey. In fact it causes a huge argument between Oakey and producer Martin Rushent over including the song on the album, after Rushent changes the bands original arrangement. Finally, Oakey agrees, but only if it is inserted into the album as the final track. Oakey’s fears are unfounded, as the single quickly becomes a smash. “Don’t You Want Me” tops the UK singles chart for 5 weeks, selling over 1.4 million copies, and becoming the top selling single of 1981. A&M Records picks up the record for the US, releasing it in January of 1982. Entering the chart at #86 on March 6, 1982, it begins a long, slow climb up the Hot 100, finally topping the chart seventeen weeks later. The track is groundbreaking in the States, being the first synthesizer driven single to top the US pop charts. It also is the first major hit record to utilize the newly introduced Linn LM-1 drum machine, which becomes a staple of pop, R&B, and dance music throughout the decade and beyond. The US chart success of “Don’t You Want Me” also marks the beginning of the second British Invasion of the American record charts with acts like Soft Cell, ABC, A Flock Of Seagulls, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Wham! and numerous others following in their wake. “Don’t You Want Me” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.