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1989 is a year in the 20th century. It is the tenth and final year in the decade of the 1980s.

Known Events[]

  • The Velvet Revolution[1]
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall[2][3]
  • Reebok introduces the first "pump" sneaker.[4]
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is ratified.[5]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Episode 27, the Time Pilots listen in on a conversation Medeva is having with Carmen Sandiego. Medeva is talking about the Velvet Revolution in Prague, headed by playwright Vaclav Havel. After the Communists stepped down without a struggle, Havel became the Czech president. Medeva's clues lead the Time Pilots to Czechoslovakia in the year 1989.

In Episode 60, Jacqueline Hyde tells the Time Pilots about the Berlin Wall, which was reinforced by barbed wire. Her clues, which talk about the downfall of the wall, lead them to Berlin in the year 1989.

In Season 2, Episode 43, the Time Pilots are sucked into a parallel universe, where Evil!Kevin and the Commissar discuss the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In our universe, the clues the Time Pilots receive lead them to 1989, when Jávier Pérez de Cuéllar was the UN's Secretary General.

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