Big News Headlines in 1988
Federal grand juries return indictments against Gen. Manuel Noriega, ruler of Panama, charging that
he was aiding drug cartels.
A missile, fired from the U.S. Navy warship Vincennes destroys a commercial Iranian airliner killing
all 290 on board.
A Pan-Am Boeing 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland from a terrorist bomb.
Vice-President George Bush defeats Michael Dukakis to capture the presidency.
Controversial Arizona Governor Evan Mecham is removed from office for financial misdeeds.