Mode’s Birthday News: Headlines from 1995

news in 1995

Remember when the riots broke out in Brixton, OJ Simpson was acquitted, and houses cost £50,000? Mode does.

Funnily enough, not everything changes; in 1995 the US was imposing economic sanctions against Iran, there was an Ebola outbreak killing 244 Africans in Zaire, and scientists were busy discovering distant galaxies (even if the ones we’re looking at now are a little further away).

Achievements Still Stand, 20 Years Later

It’s easy to get down on the news, but there were a lot of ground-breaking achievements in 1995. Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned to earth after 437 days in the Mir space station – the longest ever stay in human history. His record remains unbroken and will likely stay that way until the Mars mission.

Cal Ripken’s record of 2,632 baseball games played still hasn’t been broken – he hadn’t taken a day off work since 1982 and he voluntarily pulled himself out of the winning streak in 1998.

In other cases, athletes preferred to break their records immediately, like Jonathan Edwards, who was the world’s first man to legally clear 18m at the triple jump. His record lasted 20 minutes, when he beat the previous jump by 13cm.

Laying the Foundation for the Future

We discovered the first planet outside our solar system when we found Pegasi-51 and discovered that the star wobbled (meaning that it had planets). In 2015 we marked the 1,000th exoplanet discovery.

Just 1% of the UK population had internet access, but it was a growing trend that would take over the world very shortly.

And, of course, our monarch has been immovable and has now been on the throne for 63 years.

Mode Donates to Charities at Anniversary Bash

charity donation

As part of our corporate and social responsibility, we think it’s important to support both local and national charities to give back to the community and world at large. That’s why we regularly donate to charities such as Together for Short lives, The Blue Cross, and Marie Curie.

It’s a pleasure working with these charities and we really enjoy building long-term relationships with the charities that we support to really make a difference.

Together for Short Lives

Since 2011, we’ve donated £6,155 to this charity to help families care for seriously ill children. The charity makes sure that every family has the care and support they need for every step of the journey, and we’re happy that we can make a meaningful contribution to the cause.

Marie Curie

Our latest donation of £7,000 will fund 350 nursing hours at Marie Curie to help local patients and their families in their final days. By offering both hospice care and nursing services at patient’s homes, the charity ensures that each patient can make their decisions and get the best possible care for their circumstances.

We look forward to donating more to these remarkable charities to support their efforts and ensure that patients and families can get the care that they deserve.

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