Original 25th Anniversary Timeline

The original timeline was produced using spreadsheet software. It was color-coded and looked like this:


Here it is less all of the color coding which would have required a lot of extra coding to re-create,

25th Anniversary Timeline

timeline updated: 06/28/03
Nixon resigns Oct-73
Aug-74 KCD places personal ad in Real Paper. MMO replies.
Sep-74 KCD & MMO meet at Central Sq. T stop; go
on first date; see Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage.
Anti school busing riots in Boston Oct-74 KCD & MMO have one-beer dates on Fridays
Microsoft Corp founded Jun-75
US abandons South Vietnam – war over Jun-75
Sep-75 KCD & MMO start at Wentworth Institute
Sep-75 MMO work – takes tickets at Brattle Theatre
working for Harvey Meyerson. KCD serves fish at restaurant near Porter
Sq.
Saturday Night Live
1st broadcast
Sep-75
May-76 MMO moves in with KCD and children at 249 Western
Ave
Jun-76 MMO work – Stevens-Arnold South Boston – machinist
Dec-76 Torrey & Jane Orton visit during heavy
snow storm. Fire rages on River St. Jane defeats everyone in air hockey.
Jun-77 KCD work – Arthur D. Little – machinist
Jun-77 MMO & KCD graduate from Wentworth
Jun-77 Wedding June 19, 1977 at Cambridge Community
Center
Jul-77 MMO work – Minuteman Labs – mechanical designer,
Acton, MA
Movies: Star Wars, Saturday Night
Fever, Annie Hall
Dec-77 Renovations to 266 Western Ave – begin sweat
equity
The Great Blizzard Feb-78 Buy 266 Western from RCCC – continue renovations
– The Great Blizzard
Aug-78 Move into 266 Western
Sep-78 KCD work – Cambridge Rindge & Latin High
School – Voc Ed, Title 1,Math, Newspaper
Red Sox loose World Series despite
Fisk homer in 6th game
Oct-78 1st Head of the Charles Regatta Party – series
runs unbroken until 1995
Three Mile Island nuclear plant “accident” May-79
Jul-79 Cheryl Davis moves to California,
drives cross country- solo. Arrives on 4th of July.
Aug-79 Buy 52 Kinnaird: Move in to first
floor – kids declare, “We’ve moved to the suburbs!”
Sep-79 52 Kinnaird: construction on 2nd
floor begins
Sep-79 First family computer – Radio Shack TRS80 “Trash
80” -$2,000 -every computer wsince costs the same.
Sep-79 MMO work – MIT Biomechanics Lab Building 3
– staff engineer
Larry Bird starts playing for Celtics Oct-79
Pink Floyd releases The
Wall
Nov-79
May-80 52 Kinnaird: construction ends on 2nd floor
– family occupies 2nd floor
Mt. St. Helens erupts May-80
Sep-80 KCD work – Chelsea High printing teacher
Sep-80 MMO work – C&K Design Engineer
Reagan starts first term as President Jan-81
IBM introduces “PC” May-81
Jun-81 KCD work – ECRM – Application Specialist, Bedford,
MA
Sep-81 AJL starts high school
May-82 52 Kinnaird: construction – 1st floor bathroom,
laundry room, closets in bedrooms.
Jun-82 Ida and Louis Davis spend 1st summer at 42
Kinnaird St
Jun-82 MMO, KCD, & JDL Green Tortoise bus from
Boston to LA. AJL meets us there
AIDS epidemic identified Jun-82
Jul-82 KCD 40th birthday
Sep-82 KCD work – Quadex – Training Specialist, Cambridge
Internet protocols TCP/IP established Oct-82
Reagan announce Star Wars defense
plan
May-83
Sep-83 JDL starts at Cambridge Rindge & Latin
High School
Sep-83 MMO & KCD cross Canada on RR
Sep-83 MMO starts at Augat – 8 positions over 9 years
in 3 locations
Apple Computer introduces Macintosh
with Superbowl Ad
Jan-84
Jun-84 KCD at Womens Technical Institute – Director
of Curriculum
Jul-84 KCD & MMO give up plywood on concrete block
bed for new futon bed, gift of Karen’s parents – hippy days are over;
middle age is at hand!!
Ozone hole discovered over Antarctica Oct-84
Nov-84 2nd computer – Mac Plus – $2,000
Nov-84 KCD & children Virgin Islands
Dec-84 Louis Davis dies
Iran Contra Gate Jan-85
Jun-85 AJL graduates from high school
Aug-85 KCD work – Karen at Kodak Electronic Printing
Systems (Eikonix)
Sep-85 AJL starts at Bowdoin College, 3rd generation
of Londons; even Mark’s mother is pleased (her brothers went there)
1st Internet virus attacks 6,000
computers
Oct-85
Mar-86 KCD & MMO in Puerto Rico
Apr-86 MMO – Milan for work and Paris with Harvey
Meyerson
May-86 52 Kinnaird St: 3rd floor construction begins,
5 skylights added, master bath with 6 ft tub, new roofing
Nuclear plant at Chernobyl in USSR
blows up
May-86 Karen to Rome, Paris, Dueseldorf (for Kodak)
nuclear fallout fears in Europe
Mar-87 KCD & MMO in Jamaica – explore relaxation
as a vacation style
Jun-87 52 Kinnaird: construction – 2nd floor porch
with wood stove and deck.
Jun-87 JDL graduates from high school
Aug-87 MMO – Taiwan (work) & Australia (Torrey
& Jane)
Sep-87 JDL starts at Hofstra University
Sep-87 MMO 40th birthday
Stock market crashes Oct-87
Feb-88 KCD & MMO Big Bend National Park Texas
– discover “snow birds”
Mike Dukakis rides in Army tank Apr-88
Jun-88 KCD & MMO Southwest w/ AJL & JDL. Great
adventure on Burr Trail
Jul-88 52 Kinnaird St: 3rd floor construction complete
– KCD & MMO move into “master suite”
Tianamen Square massacre in China Jun-89
Sep-89 JDL begins Peace Studies around the world year
Earthquake in San Francisco, Oct-89 Carol Orton rides out earthquake in office
tower in SF. Cheryl Davis unhurt in earthquake. Apartment trashed.
President Bush announces “No
More Broccoli!”
Oct-89
Dec-89 KCD travels to India for 3 weeks (spends 3
days with JDL in New Delhi & Agra)
Hubble Telescope launched into space May-90
Jun-90 Ed O and Meredith Morgan marry. KCD and MMO
are stunned by double ring ceremony.
Jun-90 KCD & MMO in Washington, DC, Virginia &
West VA
Lech Walesa elected President of
Poland
Jun-90
Aug-90 Ida Davis marries Joe Caminsky. Moves to 36
Kinnaird St.
Sep-90 JDL at Brandeis University. Proves he can hit
the academic curve ball.
Sep-90 Patrice Simms arrives at 52 Kinnaird for sojourn
at Northeastern University.
August Wilson wins Pulitzer Prize
for The Piano Lesson
Oct-90
Berlin Wall torn down Nov-90
Mar-91 MMO & KCD in Mexico
Nelson Mandela freed from prison Jun-91 AJL moves to NYC to continue work with NewsEdge.
Jun-91 JDL graduates from Hofstra University
Jun-91 KCD & MMO exchange wedding rings for second
time. Gold replaces copper. Inspired by Ed & Meredith’s double
ring ceremony
Sep-91 KCD hikes hut to hut in White Mountains
Sep-91 KCD work – KCD to Industrial Services Program
Riots in Los Angeles after Rodney
King verdict
May-92
Jun-92 KCD & MMO Glacier National Park w/ Ed &
Meredith
Larry Birds retires from Celtics Jun-92
FBI burns Branch Davidians in Waco,
TX
Jul-92 Surprise 50th Birthday for KCD at Cambridge
Community Center
Aug-92 MMO work – Augat fires Mark
Sep-92 JDL starts graduate school at UW
Sep-92 KCD breaks foot on hike in Princeton, MA. MMO
says, “Its nothing” and they hobble a mile to the car.
Oct-92 3rd computer – Mac Centris 610 – $2,000
Oct-92 KCD & AJL to Southwest and Albuquerque
Balloon Festival
Oct-92 KCD & MMO Midwest loop Chicago, Hyde Park,
Galena, Madison, WI (see JDL at UW), LaCrosse, Frank Lloyd Wright
Pope Paul admits error in Galileo
affair in 1630’s
Oct-92
President Clinton begins disappointing
terms in office
Jan-93
May-93 Patrice Simms graduates from Northeastern Summa
Cum Laude
Jun-93 52 Kinnaird: build darkroom in 1st floor closet
Jun-93 MMO & KCD do Boston By Foot Tours
Sep-93 MMO Doc Linskey 5 mile race
Oct-93 Southwest
Nov-93 MMO Boston Police Chase – 5 miles; finishes
in personal best 56 minutes.
Mar-94 MMO work – Manufacturing Extension Partnership
start up in Lowell, MA
Nelson Mandela elected President
of South Africa
May-94
Jun-94 MMO & KCD Cascade Mtns, Mt St Helens, Mt
Rainier, Seattle
Sep-94 KCD work – Karen starts photography & writing
full time
Sep-94 MMO & KCD Doc Linskey 5 mile race
OJ Simpson takes freeway ride Oct-94
Pizza Hut begins to sell pizza on
the Internet
Oct-94
Feb-95 MMO work – New England Suppliers Institute.
Starts working with Sherry Gordon with whom later starts Valuedge,
Inc.
Mar-95 MMO and KCD to Paris
May-95 52 Kinnaird: rock garden construction begins
and continues sporadically to present
Jun-95 Two new bikes for KCD & MMO gift from children
Oct-95 Head of the Charles Regatta Party goes on extended
sabbatical
Toy Story released
to movie theatres. First fully computer-animated movie
Nov-95
Apr-96 MMO & KCD Florida East to West Coast, Everglades
and visit Ida & Joe in West Palm Beach
Jun-96 52 Kinnaird: Begin construction of 1st floor
apartment. Move darkroom to second floor
Jun-96 Cheryl Davis pulls through critical illness
Sep-96 52 Kinnaird: End construction of 1st floor
apartment. Kristen Graves becomes first and only tenant.
Taliban takeover Afghanistan Sep-96
Apr-97 52 Kinnaird: Begin rebuild of 2nd floor kitchen,
add wall to create separate studio space for KCD, complete finish
work on stairway to 3rd floor
Jul-97 52 Kinnaird: end 2nd floor construction
Aug-97 Family Reunion at Nantasket Beach
Sep-97 MMO 50th birthday
Starbucks Coffee opens in Central
Square – Western civilization slumps in despair
Nov-97
Jan-98 KCD work – 1st show at Gallery 57 Cambridge,
MA
Feb-98 KCD work – F8 Photography Group has first show
in Concord, MA
Mar-98 4th computer – Mac PowerPC 233 – $2,000
Aug-98 Nantasket Beach House
Sep-98 JDL in Vietnam and Australia over three years
with stops at 52 Kinnaird
President Clinton impeached Sep-98
Oct-98 MMO & KCD to King Biscuit Blues Festival-
Helena Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Memphis, TN
Nov-98 Ida Davis dies
Jan-99 KCD work – show at University Place
Mar-99 KCD work – Boat Building at Boston Public Library
Mar-99 MMO work – NESI, Inc. spins off
May-99 Noah Davis G. born. Herd of newbie Grandparents
(G.s, Londons, KCD & MMO) wait it out.
Jun-99 KCD work – For Patrons Only at Mass Museum of Contemporary Art – continuing show
Aug-99 Nantasket Beach House
“dotCom” speculation begins Sep-99
Oct-99 Nancy Orton dies
Dec-99 KCD & MMO publish Pretensions – art world agog
Dec-99 KCD goes to Vietnam tours country with JDL.
Stops in Shanghai, visits Danielle Sun
Apr-00 KCD goes to Jackson MS with Linda Larson
Apr-00 MMO work – Valuedge, Inc. incorporated
Jun-00 AJL & family move to London
“dotCom” speculation fizzles Aug-00 AJL and John G. marry
Aug-00 Nantasket Beach House
Dec-00 MMO AIDS 5 mi. Race. Beaten by 80yr old woman
Mar-01 KCD work – “New England Photographers
’01” at Danforth Museum, Framingham MA
1st $million condo sold on Kinnaird
St.
May-01 KCD to Jackson MS
Jun-01 5th Computer – Mac iBook with wireless connection
to Internet – $2,000
Jun-01 MMO starts Lyme disease plague year – spends
a month in bed with Nurse Karen propping him up.
Aug-01 Nantasket Beach House
9/11 Terrorist Attack Sep-01 JDL returns to UW in Madison
Sep-01 KCD work – Child’s Play with Mary Lang at Newton Free Library
Sep-01
Patriots win SuperBowl Feb-02 AJL and family return to NYC
Jun-02 KCD work – Lines, Arc and
Other City Pictures
at MIT Dean’s Gallery
Jun-02 KCD to Jackson MS
Jun-02 MMO & KCD 25th wedding anniversary
Jul-02 KCD – 60th Birthday
Jul-02 Nantasket Beach House
Oct-02 Anniversary Party at Cambridge Community Center
where it all started
Nov-02 Andrea gives birth to second grand child, Nyla
Olivia G. – November 9, 2002 in New York City
May-03 Jonathan gets PhD May 16, 2003. Big family
event with many in attendance.