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Chapter 12: Young Headlines (1982)

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*HENRY THOMAS: Starred in the popular movie, "ET: The Extra Terrestrial" portraying Elliott, who befriends the alien. Also in the movie is Drew Barrymore.

Sculptor from Arizona, who did her first work doing sculpting a group of five tiny women in wax when she was two years old. With assistance from her father, who cast the work in bronze and entered it in a sculpting competition, it took first place beating out other sculptors from the sixth grade. Heather also did more sculpting, which were displayed at Phoenix art gallery. By 1982 when she was six years old, Heather sold 76 sculptures at prices ranging up to $150.00.

*ANGELA COLEMAN: Soprano gospel singer from Los Angeles, California who has cut albums and appeared in concerts with stars like Andy Gibb and Sarah Vaughn. Coleman has a very busy concert schedule im her own right and also sings in her church choir.

*JAY LUO: Made history becoming the youngest college graduate with honors from Boise State University in 1982 at the age of 12. Luo then furthered his education attending Stanford University in the Graduate Mathematics Program.

*MOLLY DIEVENEY: The 12-year-old native of Denver, Colorado won the 55th National Spelling Bee after spelling "Psoriasis".

*PHILIP AND NANCY MCKEON: Two of television's youngest stars. In 1982, Philip, 17, appeared as Tommy on the comedy show "Alice" while Nancy, 15, portrayed tough, street-wise Jo on NBC's "The Facts of Life". In order to keeping up their A school averages, the McKeon siblings are tutored three hours per day on set. Down the road, Philip hopes to pursue a career in directing films and maybe cutting musical albums while Nancy would make feature films.
Chapter 12: Highest Grossing Films

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Highest Grossing Films of 1982
Spring/Summer/Fall 1982

*"ET: The Extra Terrestrial"
$359,197,037: Best Office Gross


*"An Officer and a Gentleman"

*"Rocky III"
(United Artists)


*"Star Trek III: Wrath of Khan"

*"48 HRS"


*"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"

Chapter 12: Visiting Barbados

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8-11 April 1982: President Reagan visits Barbados
Chapter 12: Visiting Barbados 😎

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*April 8-11, 1982: Air Force One landed at the Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados: President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan accompanied by White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker, III including senior members of the White House Staff, were greeted by US Ambassador to Barbados Milan D. Bish; Barbadoan Prime Minister and Mrs. JMG Adams as well as a delegation of Barbadoan officials.

Welcoming Honors Ceremony was rendered in Reagan's honor which included an Honor Guard Inspection of the Barbadoan Armed Forces. Following the Welcoming Honors Ceremony festivities, the Reagan's were driven to the official residence of the US Ambassador to Barbados, where the President held a meeting and working luncheon with Prime Minister Adams along with Saint Vicente and the Grenadines Prime Minister R. Milton Cato; Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Vere C. Bird, Sr.,; Dominican Prime Minister Eugenia Charles; Saint Christopher Nevis Premier Kennedy A. Simmonds.

Before the State Dinner that evening, the Reagan's visited Barbadoan Governor-General Sir Deighton HL Ward and his wife, Lady Ward at their residence: Government House. Soon afterwards, the State Dinner was held at the Ilaro Court: Residence of the Barbadoan Prime Minister.

COMING UP IN CHAPTER 12 OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC: Highlights of President Reagan's trips to the French Republic; Italy; Vatican City; United Kingdom and West Germany.
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Chapter 12: Pop Culture Wiki Infobox-esque (I)

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Genre Drama
Created by Christopher Gore
(Consulting Producer)
David DeSilva
Starring Debbie Allen
Olivia Barash
Jesse Borrego
Loretta Chandler
Lee Currei
Cynthia Gibb
Erica Gimpel
Albert Hague
Bill Hufsey
Carlo Imperato
Janet Jackson
Carol Mayo Jenkins
Valerie Landsburg
Ann Nelson
Nia Peeples
Gene Anthony Ray
Lori Singer
Ken Swofford
Theme music composer Michael Gore
Dean Pitchford
John Debney
Opening theme "Fame" performed by Erica Gimpel
(Seasons 1-4)
Loretta Chandler (Season 5-6)
Country of origin United States
Original language English
Number of Seasons 6
Number of Episodes 136
Running time
60 Minutes
Production companies Eilenna Productions
MGM Television
Original Network
NBC (1982-1983)
Syndication (1983-1987)
Original Release 7 January 1982-18 May 1987

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Soap Opera
Created by Stephen Karpf
Elinor Karpf

Written by James Lipton
Peggy Sloane

Constance Towers
Carolyn Jones
Marj Dusay
Rory Calhoun
Debrah Farentino
Catherine Hickland
Tawny Kitaen
Ginger Alden
Richard Egan
Julie Adams
Tonja Walker
Terri Hatcher
Tammy Wynette
Nicholas Walker
Bradley Lockerman

Bob Israel
Michel Rubini
Denny Jaeger

Country of Origin
United States
Original language
Number of Seasons
Number of Episodes
Executive Producer
John Conboy
Stockton Briggle
Production locations
CBS Television City
Hollywood, California

Running time
Production company
John Conboy Productions
Original network
Original release
29 March 1982-20 March 1987
Chapter 12: Pop Culture Wiki Infobox-esque 1982 (III)

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America This Morning
ABC News This Morning (1982-1983)
World News This Morning (1983-2006)

Genre Early Morning News Program
Created by
Roone Arledge
Presented by
Andrew Dymburt (2021-2022)
Rhiannon Ally (2022-present)

Theme music composer
Score Productions (1983-1992; 1993-2013)
Yanni (1992-1993)
DreamArtists Studios

Country of Origin
United States
Original language
Number of Seasons
Production locations
ABC News Headquarters
New York City, New York State

Camera set-up
Running time
44 Minutes (1982-1992)
Approximately 23 minutes (1992-present)

Original network
Picture format
NTSC (1982-2009)
HDTV 720p (2009-present)

Original release
5 July 1982-present

World News Now
Good Morning America
Chapter 12: Wiki Infobx-esque: Gerald Rudolph Ford (38th President of the United States)

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Gerald Rudolph Ford (14 July 1913-5 September 1975), was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from 1974 to 1975. He previously served as the House Minority Leader for the Republican Party in the US House of Representatives, and was appointed as the 40th Vice President of the United States in December 1973. Following the resignation of Richard Nixon in the aftermath of the Watergate Scandal, Ford became the 38th President on 9 August 1974, making history as the first President inaugurated upon the resignation of his predecessor. He also made history becoming the person to have never been elected either to the Vice Presidency nor the Presidency. Ford was assassinated while greeting crowd of spectators on the grounds of the California State Capitol at Capitol Park in Sacramento, California in September 1975 by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, making him the fifth sitting President to be assassinated while in office. He would be succeeded by fellow Republican, then-Vice President Nelson Rockefeller of New York State.

Ford's record in office has been rated as average to mixed according to different number of Presidential historians. One of the most controversial choices he made as President came in September 1974, when he granted his predecessor Nixon a full and unconditional pardon which caused strong backlash amongst the American people including many in both political parties. Ford's controversial pardon of Nixon resulted in one of the strongest political backlashes against the Republican Party during the 1974 Midterms, factoring into his horrendus and dreadful approval ratings. During the Ford administration, South Vietnam's government collapsed when the communist North Vietnamese successfully unified the divided country with violent force ultimately ending the Vietnam War, and Congress made specific moves in restraining or reducing the powers of the Presidency by taking back its role on foreign affairs. Nonetheless, Ford oversaw continuing President Nixon's Detente Policy with China and the Soviet Union (which would be dismantled permanently by Rockefeller in late September 1975 after ascending to the Presidency); Ford also signed the Helsinki Accords, which angered many staunched conservatives inside the Republican Party. Ford also began the process of distancing the United States from the Apartheid-controlled government of South Africa, which was aggressively continued by Rockefeller and Holton during their respective presidencies. On the domestic front, Ford presided over the worst and disastrous economy in four decades since the Great Depression with massive inflation and an economic recession.

Following State Funeral services in Washington, DC and Grand Rapids, Michigan (12 September-13 September 1975), Ford was originally buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. However, upon the dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in the Summer of 1978, he was entombed in a private ceremony on the Presidential Museum Grounds.

Gerald Rudolph Ford

38th President of the United States
In office

9 August 1974-5 September 1975
Vice President None (August-December 19744)
Nelson Rockefeller (1974-1975)
Preceded by Richard Nixon
Succeeded by Nelson Rockefeller
40th Vice President of the United States
In office

6 December 1973-9 August 1974
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Spiro Agnew
Succeeded by Nelson Rockefeller
House Minority Leader
In office

3 January 1965-6 December 1973
Whip Leslie C. Arends
Preceded by
Charles A. Halleck
Succeeded by
John Jacob Rhodes
Leader of the House Republican Conference
In office

3 January 1965-6 December 1973
Preceded by Charles A. Halleck
Succeeded by
John Jacob Rhodes
Chair of the House Republican Conference
In office

3 January 1963-3 January 1965
Leader Charles A. Halleck
Preceded by
Charles B. Hoeven
Succeeded by
Melvin Laird
Member of the US House of Representatives from
Michigan's 5th Congressional District
In office

3 January 1949-6 December 1973
Preceded by Bartel J. Jonkman
Succeeded by
Richard Vander Veen
******Personal Details******
Leslie Lynch King, Jr.,
14 July 1913
Omaha, Nebraska, US
5 September 1975 (aged 62)
Sacrmaneto, California
Resting Place Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Political party
Betty Bloomer (m. 1948-1975; his death)
Michael, Jack, Steven, Susan
Leslie Lynch King, Sr.,
Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford
Alma mater
University of Michigan (BA)
Yale University (JD)
Politician, lawyer

******Military Service******
United States
Branch/Service United States Navy
Years of Service
Lieutenant Commander
World War II
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (9 campaign stars)
World War II Victory

Chapter 12: Pop Culture in Television

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Debuts in American Television
Spring/Summer/Fall 1982

*"American Playhouse" (PBS) 12 January 1982
*"Rings Crossing" (ABC) 16 January 1982
*"Late Night with David Letterman" (NBC) 1 February 1982
*"The Kids of Degrassi Street" (Showtime) 3 March 1982
*"TJ Hooker" (ABC) 12 March 1982
*"Cass Malloy" (CBS) 21 July 1982
*"Family Ties" (NBC) 22 September 1982
*"Remington Steele" (NBC) 1 October 1982
*"Saint Elsewhere" (NBC) 19 October 1982
Chapter 12: Pop Culture in Films 1982 (I)

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Wide Release Film Premieres
Spring 1982

*"The Seduction" (Thriller) 22 January 1982.

*"Vice Squad" (Action; Crime Thriller) 22 January 1982.

*"The Border" (Neo-Noir; Drama) 29 January 1982.

*"Butterfly" (Crime Drama) 5 February 1982

*"Night Crossing" (Thriller Drama) 5 February 1982.

*"Death Wish II" (Vigilante Action) 19 February 1982.
Chapter 12: The Eccentric Creepy Brazilian

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NSFW DISCLAIMER: The following installment will be NSFW gruesome, grisly and erotic. Viewer discretion is advised!
Personal PoV's: The Eccentric Creepy Brazilian

Summer/Fall 1982
Somewhere in Brazil

In a heavily secluded forrest-like island, there was an eccentric, creepy Brazilian, whose methods of super thoroughly "examining" women in an undisclosed location hideout.

It was around 3:00 AM Brazilian Standard Time when the eccentric, creepy Brazilian noticed six unconscious women ages 17-50ish on the beach and they were unconscious and battered. It appeared they had been shoved out of a helicopter sometime during the midpoint Summer.

After getting another eccentric creepy Brazilian to help take the unconscious battered women into a secret hideout, that person cleaned them up with some kind of hose before leaving.

Less than five days later, one of the battered women suffered cardiac arrest and died. The eccentric, creepy Brazilian placed a large white sheet on the deceased naked battered woman and wheeled her into a secret tunnel, before closing the doors in order to check on the other five unconscious battered women, their vital signs were improving but slowly.

Around five hours later, the eccentric, creepy Brazilian went back into the secret tunnel and entered the large underground room: where he removed the large white sheet off of the deceased battered woman and slowly massaged her hands, fingers, arms, legs, feet including all over her body before using a scapel knife, where he used an incision on the back of the deceased battered woman: removing her entire skin from head to toe, revealing her completely skinless.

Next, the eccentric, creepy Brazilian removed all of the organs from head to toe: placing all of the organs into special clear boxes across the room. Then, he sewed up the body before placing the deceased battered woman into a large glass container pool, where the gases aggressively purged out of her nose and mouth, causing her to slowly disintegrate which took hours to finish.

The next morning: the eccentric, creepy Brazilian opened up the glass container pool and lifted the naked skinless body of the deceased battered woman out of the pool, placing her atop soft-surface black stretcher: he then used lathering gooing-gel all over the body from head to toe including her buttocks and vagina before thoroughly penetrating her non-stop.

Fast forward to some months later, the eccentric, creepy Brazilian was in the middle of his steamy sex escapade with Helene Duval (both were naked and barefoot) inside their bedroom in the middle of an extreme humid hot evening. While the eccentric, creepy Brazilian stepped out to use the bathroom, Helene curious to what was leading to the super-large tunnel next to the bedroom, decided to calmly walk all the way through the dark tunnels with blue lights and when she opened the doors: she was amazed at a large glass-container pool and inside the pool was the naked skinless body of a deceased woman, "This is amazing, I wonder how long have you've perfected this masterpiece?" The eccentric, creepy Brazilian slithered in behind Helene by kissing her in the back of her neck, "Just a little bit of hardworking determination and thorough practice of perfecting the masterpiece."


Results of the Eccentric, Creepy Brazilian's secretive handiwork of perfecting the masterpiece inside his secret underground tunnel in an undisclosed location.
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Chapter 12: Young Headliners of 1982 (II)

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*ALEXANDER HOLSINGER: 13 years old from Normal, Illinois became the 1,000,000th Eagle Scout in the United States. The Eagle Scout badge has been offered by the Boy Scouts of America since 1912. About 2.5% of Scouts attain it, by earning skill awards and merit badges and completing service projects. Alexander directed the restoration of a historic cemetery as his major service project. An honor student, he's also a very accomplished musician and former little league soccer captain.

*REENA BETH GORDON: At the age of 16, Gordon combined Mathematics and English to win first prize: $12,000 scholarship in the 1982 Westinghouse Science Talent Search. She constructed a mathematical model that predicts how people interpret certain statements in English. First in her high school class in Brooklyn, New York State: Gordon also edits the school's mathematics magazine and heading its math team. After graduating from college, Gordon plans on having a career in artificial intelligence.
Chapter 12: Space Experiment with Ramifications

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The Space Experiment of Success
Spring 1982

Todd Nelson was a graduating high school senior from Rose Creek, Minnesota when he had entered one of the very special student competitions in order to design specific experiments, which was required for space shuttle flights.

Now the experiment in question had consisted of the following: It was designed to study how insects behave in gravity-free environments. On earth: the forces of gravity-free environments pulled pretty much everything toward the earth's surface. This pull gave objects their weight. However, in the outer space: there wasn't any pull of any kind whatsoever which caused the objects going weightless.

Being chosen as one of 10 finalists, Nelson's experiment was amomg the first going up in space. He wanted to find out if being weightless would result in ways the insects would fly. And everyone was curious to see if it'll work successfully.

Nelson's experiment had been housed in two containers: Each had clear-sided boxes with two chambers. Inside the chambers included many various insects which also included countless others such as velvet-bean moths, houseflies and honeybees. Both clear-sided boxes contained the same exact types and numbers of insects.

One of the boxes had been launched into space with the Astronauts, who were aboard Space Shuttle Columbia when the shuttle went into orbit for its third mission in March of 1982. And the other box in question stayed at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

While the astronauts filmed and observed the insects during the flight of Space Shuttle Columbia, Nelson remained at the LBJ Space Center during the entire flight. This is where he watched the grounded insects and compared them with insects in space, which Nelson was watching on television.

Before Columbia went into orbit, Nelson undergone an entire week of non-stop hectic preparation hours of interviews. Once the insects began to flutter in their weightless environment, Nelson was excitingly enthusiastic and was looking forward to studying the results in the lab.
Chapter 12: Adventures in Mexico 🇲🇽

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Adventure Kingdom Festivals
Spring 1982
Ajusco Mountain Range
Outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican President General Oscar Robles hosted one of the newest amusement parks and it was called Adventure Kingdom.

Located on the slopes of Ajusco Mountain Range in the outskirts of Mexico City, Adventure Kingdom opened in January 1982, making it one of the first recreational centers of its kind inside Latin America. For the flamboyant and controversial three-term Mexican President, this was a spectacular public relations coup which shut up the opposition (more on Robles later in Chapter 13 of the timeline).

Now amomg the intrigue of Adventure Kingdom:
*MEXICAN VILLAGE: The park's entrance led to the main square of the reproduction of a typical Mexican village. Materials rescued from the demolition of old buildings had been used in the reconstruction and skilled artisans filled in the intriguing details. Inside the Mexican Village, people can taste the countless delicious national dishes and buying typical Mexican products.

*COWBOY VILLAGE: Transported recreation of an old country town from the Old West which was completed with saloons and livery stables. Bronco-busters; horse races; reenactments of gun fights. For those interested in rides: Roulette; the Constellation and Panoramic Wheel, one of the largest ferris wheels in Latin America.

*CHILDREN'S WORLD: Populated by characters from favorite Mexican stories as well as by others familiar to children all over the entire world. Overlooking the village was Sleeping Beauty Castle. Dramatized fairy tales and puppet plays were presented inside the Children's Theater. Plus visitors could also go up in an airplane and imitating feats of the Red Baron, the famous flying ace from World War I.

*POLYNESIAN VILLAGE: This special village consisted on South Seas Island. Riding the Krakatoa Canoe was amomg many of the rides there. People also could visit the Octopus, one of the two exciting rides of the Polynesian Village and afterwards, spectators taking a quiet stroll to the Tucan Theater, where the trained birds will perform.

*MORE PLACES TO VISIT AT THE ADVENTURE KINGDOM: Walking down streets of Swiss and French villages, people can sample on local cuisines. Other adventurous rides include the following: Vertigo; Alpine Flight; Cyclops in the Swiss Village; Bumper Cars and the Carousel in the French Village.
Chapter 12: Shocking News Development!

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*Shocking News: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's body was discovered by law enforcement officer of the DPF.
*Brazilian authorities confirmed the Queen might've been dead for the past few months; Autopsy to determine cause of death, date of death, etc.,
*British Consulate-General Office confirms the identification of deceased woman as Queen Elizabeth II according to sources.
*Prince Charles of Wales to become King Charles III.
*The entire world is in mourning.

*Monday, September 13, 1982: Regular scheduled programming in the United Kingdom was interrupted by the BBC, who uttered these ominous words of BBC Newsreader Richard Baker from BBC News: "The BBC is interrupting its normal programs to bring you an important announcement....
This is BBC News from London. Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In a statement, Brazilian authorities along with the British Embassy in Brasilia and the British Consulate-General in Recife all officially confirmed the identification of the body was that of the Queen. As many of you know, there had been a search and rescue operation in what many in the world was hoping for the safe rescue of the Queen since the mysterious kidnapping incident back in March. The King and Queen Consort will be in Wales this evening and will be returning to London tomorrow. (Baker clears his throat to gain composure) BBC Television is broadcasting this special program reporting the death of Her Majesty, the Queen."

("God Save the King" is played as the picture of the late Queen Elizabeth II is seen on television sets across the entire world).

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Chapter 12: Wiki Infobox-esque: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; 21 April 1926-28 June 1982 [presumed]) was the Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her mysterious death in 1982. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states over the course of her lifetime and remained monarch of the Commonwealth realms until her death. Her reign of 30 years was the 11th longest of any British monarch and the 11th longest verified reign of any female Head of State in history at that time.

Born in Mayfair, London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother). Her father ascended to the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, which made the ten-year-old Princess Elizabeth the Heir Presumptive. She was educated privately at home and began undertaking public duties during World War II, she served in the Auxilliary Territorial Service (ATS). In November 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, former prince of Greece and Denmark, and their marriage lasted 35 years until her death in 1982. They had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.

Following the death of her father in February 1952, Elizabeth, at the time, 25 years old, became queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon (known as Sri Lanka) including serving as head of the Commonwealth. Elizabeth had reigned as a constitutional monarch through several major political changes: The Troubles (which began in the late 1960s and still ongoing at the time of her death) in Northern Ireland; devolution in the United Kingdom; the decolonisation of Africa; and the United Kingdom's accession to the European Communities. In 1951, when she was a princess, Elizabeth met with Pope Pius XII. 10 years later, she met with Pope John XXIII and also met with Pope John Paul II on 13 October 1980 at the Vatican. She also met with the following thirteen US Presidents: Harry S. Truman (1951: when she was a princess); Dwight Eisenhower (1957); John F. Kennedy (1961); Richard Nixon (1969); Gerald Ford (1975); Nelson Rockefeller (1976, 1977); Linwood Holton (1979) and Ronald Reagan (1981).

Significant events included Elizabeth's 1953 Coronation and the celebration of her Silver Jubilee on 6 February 1977; In March 1982, Elizabeth was mysteriously kidnapped by members of the infamous Argentinian 601st Intelligence Battalion Death Squad when she was kidnapped from Buckingham Palace and violently and sadistically tortured in undisclosed locations for months. It is confirmed that she was likely shoved out of a helicopter by the 601st Intelligence Battalion military intelligence officers sometime around late June 1982, falling to her death, becoming one of the many high-profile victims of the Dirty War. Upon official confirmation of her death, she was succeeded by her eldest son, Charles III.

To this day, there has been unresolved questions regarding why did the Argentinian 601st Intelligence Battalion Death Squad targeted the Queen at the height of the Falklands War of 1982.

Elizabeth II
Head of the Commonwealth

Formal portrait, 1959.
Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms
Reign 6 February 1952-
28 June 1982
Coronation 2 June 1953
Predecessor George VI
Successor Charles III
**********************Personal details****************
Born Princess Elizabeth of York
21 April 1926
Mayfair, London, England
Died 28 June 1982 (alleged, later confirmed)
Somewhere over Brazil and Argentine Republic
Resting place 27 September 1982
King George VI Memorial Chapel
Saint George's Chapel
Windsor Castle
Spouse Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
(m. 1947-1982; her death)
Issue Charles III
Anne, Princess Royal
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh
Names Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Father George VI
Mother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Religion Protestant

*Elizabeth's voice
Speech on her 21st birthday in Cape Town, South Africa
Recorded on 21 April 1947's_21st_birthday_speech.oga
Chapter 12: Final Farewell to the Queen

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Monday, 27 September 1982

State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth III at Westminister Abbey in London, United Kingdom.

Upon official confirmation of the Queen's death by the British Embassy in Brasilia and the Brazilian government on September 13th, Operation London Bridge immediately went into effect: which consisted of arrangements for the State Funeral and was also supported by Operation Unicorn. British Prime Minister Geoffrey Howe, who announced the United Kingdom would be observing a nationwide mourning period of 13 days, which was extended to 29 days.

Following the shocking announcement by BBC News about the Queen's death, the Union Flags were being lowered to half-mast at Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and government buildings. Crowds gathered outside royal residences and rainbows were seen above Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. On September 19th, Queen Elizabeth's flag-draped casket was taken by hearse to the Recife/Guararapes/ Gilberto Freyre International Airport and flown to Edinburgh, Scotland, where upon arriving at the Edinburgh Airport, the coffin was accompanied by her daughter, Princess Anne and her husband, Mark Phillips and the cortege was 175 miles long and people began lining up the route of the procession in order to pay their respects; the cortege arrived at the Palace of the Holyroodhouse and the coffin (draped with the Scottish version of the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom) was placed inside the Throne Room.

The next day, September 20th, the Queen's flag-draped casket was carried up through the Royal Mile to Saint Giles Cathedral in a procession that included Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; King Charles III; Princess Anne and Mark Phillips; Prince Andrew; Prince Edward; the Bearer Party from the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Company of Archers; Queen Diana and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother followed closely in their vehicle. It was during the procession that the Cannon Salutes were fired resoundingly from the Edinburgh Castle. Upon arrival at Saint Giles Cathedral, the Queen's coffin was carried inside of the cathedral and the Crown of Scotland was placed on top of the coffin.

The Service of Thanksgiving was held inside Saint Giles Cathedral celebrating the Queen's life and highlighting her association with Scotland. Among those in attendance: British Prime Minister Geoffrey Howe; several politicians and representatives of the Queen's Scottish charities and organizations.

For 24 hours, the Queen's flag-draped casket was Lying in Repose inside the Saint Giles Cathedral guarded by the Royal Company of Archers, which allowed 33,000 mourners to filing past the coffin. Later that night, King Charles; Princess Anne; Prince Andrew and Prince Edward held a quiet vigil; In a historic note, Princess Anne became the first female to participate in the Vigil of the Princes.

On September 21st, the late Queen's flag-draped casket was taken by hearse from the Saint Giles Cathedral and driving all the way to Edinburgh Airport and flown to Royal Air Force Base Northolt on a Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster, accompanied by Princess Anne and her husband, Mark Phillips. The Royal Air Force Bearer Party carried the casket onto the RAF aircraft and Guard of Honour was formed by the Royal Regiment of Scotland. It was sometime during the final flight to London when the Scottish version of the Royal Standard (that was drapping the Queen's casket) was replaced by the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom.

Upon arriving in London at RAF Northolt, the late Queen Elizabeth II was driven by the official State hearse in a slow procession before large crowds of mourners, where the State hearse arrived at Buckingham Palace. According to anonymous sources, the casket was placed inside the Bow Room at Buckingham Palace in the presence of the Royal Family.

On September 21st, the Queen's flag-draped casket was taken on a horse-drawn gun carriage of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; King Charles, III; Princess Anne; Prince Andrew and Prince Edward accompanied Elizabeth's casket on foot. This procession marched at the pace of 75 steps per minute and accompanied by military bands playing marches; Big Ben tolled each minute of the procession and minute guns were fired from Hyde Park by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

Queen Elizabeth II had laid in repose at Westminister Hall from 17:00 on 21 September to 6:30 on 27 September. The casket was guarded by the members of the Sovereign's Bodyguard and Household Division. An estimated 373,000+ people paid their respects by filing past the Queen's flag-draped casket including other politicians and foreign dignitaries as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps and public figures especially several professional athletes and celebrities. On September 23rd, King Charles III and his siblings held a vigil around their mother's flag-draped casket for 10 minutes. On September 26th, a Minute's Silence was observed across the United Kingdom.

At 10:44 on 27 September 1982, the Queen's flag-draped casket was placed on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy for the eight minute procession from Westminister Hall to Westminister Abbey, where the State Funeral Service would be taking place. The State Funeral festivities began at 11:00 at Westminister Abbey, where an estimated 2,000 people attended that included representatives from 168 countries out of 193 UN member states and two UN observer states; 18 Monarchs; 55 Presidents and 25 Prime Ministers. Because of the limited seating inside Westminister Abbey, foreign invitees were advised to limit respective delegations as small as possible and only bring spouses; US President Ronald Reagan and his wife, US First Lady Nancy Reagan; Chilean President Captain General Augusto Pinochet; Brazilian President Joao Figueriedo; French Republic President Francois Mitterrand and Taiwanese President Chiang Ching-kuo were taken to the State Funeral through other alternative means. Also attending the State Funeral festivities, included representatives from the faith communities of the United Kingdom and holders from the George Cross and Victoria Cross.

Following the State Funeral festivities, the Queen's flag-draped casket was placed on the official State Gun Carriage and included 3,000+ military personnel that was stretching over a mile. The first procession began from leaving Westminister Abbey; passing down Whitehall, through the Horse Guards; up The Mall; past Buckingham Palace for the final time; and up Constitution Hill all the way toward its destination at Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. It is at Wellington Arch, where the Queen's flag-draped casket was transferred from the State Gun Carriage to the State hearse for the final procession to Windsor. The hearse left London for the last time at 13:30, accompanied by Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, traveling on A roads in order to allowing the public to lining up the procession route.

Upon arriving in Windsor at 15:00, the final procession consisted of 1,000 military personnel down the Long Walk to Saint George's Chapel. This is where 97,000 people had lined up the entire route; King Charles III and the entire Royal Family joined the procession inside the Quadrangle, during which the Sebastopol Bell and Curfew Tower Bell both tolled respectively followed by the final Minute Gun Cannon Salutes from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from the East Lawn of Windsor Castle. By the end of the final procession, the Queen's flag-draped casket was taken via the West Steps of Saint Georges Chapel with the Guard of Honour from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

There, before an estimated 800 guests that included members of the Royal household and staff members from the late Queen's private estates including the British Royal Family themselves as well as Governors General and Prime Ministers from the Commonwealth realms; members of foreign royal households attended the quiet Committal Services inside Saint Georges Chapel, where the Imperial State Crown; Orb; Sceptre were removed from the Queen's flag-draped casket. And King Charles III placed the Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on his mother's flag-draped casket which was then followed by The Lord Maclean symbolically broke his wand of office and placed its halves on the casket. Everyone watched as the Queen's flag-draped casket was lowered into the Royal Vault while Sir Colin Cole, Garter Principal King of Arms was reciting the styles of Elizabeth II and Charles III between which the final lament: "A Salute to the Royal Fendersmith" was played by the Sovereign's Piper.

Soon afterwards, "God Save the King', the National Anthem of the United Kingdom, was sung officially marking the end of the Committal Service.

Sources inside Buckingham Palace confirmed that the late Queen's casket will remain in the Royal Vault until the eventual passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh when the time comes and they'll be moved to the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
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Chapter 12: Headlines of the Day

Sergeant Foley

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*"Suspect List growing on who wanted Queen Elizabeth II dead"
London Post Exclusive: September 28, 1982.

*"Can Reagan prevent a full-scale Blue Wave in the 1982 Midterms? We'll find out soon enough"
Sacramento Bee: September 28, 1982.

*Stalemate in the Falkands War of 1982 dragging on... Can diplomacy prevent ugly and deadly results?"
CTV News: 29 September 1982.

*"Who is Joe Gibbs? Redskins Head Coach believes his team will win the 1982 Super Bowl Championship"
Washington Post Sports Exclusive: 29 September 1982.

*"Galtieri defying economic sanctions by continuing his illegal occupation of the Falklands. Is it worth isolating the Argentine Republic diplomatically?"
CBS News Special Report: 29 September 1982.

*"All Eyes on Arkansas: Can Bill Clinton complete political comeback by returning to the Arkansas Governor's Mansion?"
CBS News: 30 September 1982.

*"US Senate Race to Watch: California
Brown vs Wilson: Winner of this election can alter politics in the Golden State."
ABC 7 KGO-TV San Francisco: 30 September 1982.

*"US Senate Race to Watch: Virginia
Davis vs Tribble: Old Dominion Politics Might Get Altered"
Richmond Daily-Post Exclusive: 30 September 1982.

*"US State/Territory Governorship to Watch: Illinois
Can Thompson survive anti-Reagan sentiment?"
Chicago Sun Times: 1 October 1982.

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