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Fall of Berlin Wall - November 9, 1989




Hurricane Allen - Jamaica & Texas - August 6-10, 1980

Mount St. Helens Eruption- May 18, 1980


Irpinia Earthquake in Southern Italy - November 23, 1980. Killed 2,914 people, injured more than 10,000 and left 300,000 homeless.
Irpinia Earthquake in Southern Italy - November 23, 1980. Killed 2,914 people, injured more than 10,000 and left 300,000 homeless.



Argentina wins the World Cup in 1986
Argentina wins the World Cup in 1986


FOX Network Premiers in April 1987


Hands Across America, May 25, 1986


Discovery of HIV in 1982
Discovery of HIV in 1982


Sally Ride is the First Woman Launched into Space - June 18, 1983

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40th President of the United States: Ronald Reagan 1981-1989


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Titanic Located in Atlantic Ocean: 1985


1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake  killed 63 people and left many people homeless.
1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake killed 63 people and left many people homeless.



1980
Soviets and Mujaheddin guerrillas clash in Afghanistan after Soviet invasion.
Terrorists seize the Iranian Embassy in London, five people killed in rescue raid.
President Carter orders failed military mission to rescue hostages in the U.S. Embassy in Iran.
87 million American TV viewers wonder "Who Shot J.R.?"
Ronald Reagan becomes president, Republicans gain control of Senate.
Former Beatle John Lennon shot dead in New York.
1981
John Hinckley wounds President Reagan in assassination attempt.
Peter Sutcliffe, "The Yorkshire Ripper," is arrested after 13 murders.
The first U.S. space shuttle, "Columbia," makes inaugural flight.
Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the U.S. Supreme Court's first female judge.
1982
England drives invading Argentines from Falkland Islands.
The Vietnam Veterans' War memorial is dedicated in Washington, bearing 58,000 names.
The North Carolina Tar Heels win the NCAA basketball championship.
Lethal injection is used as a death sentence for the first time.
1983
Reagan dubs the USSR the "Evil Empire" amid steep domestic budget cuts.
A bomb planted by Shiites kills 87 at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.
Reagan openly backs Contras against Marxist Sandinistas in Nicarauga.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day becomes national holiday.
Two-year drought causes massive famine in Ethiopia.
1984
The United Kingdom agrees to give China eventual control of Hong Kong.
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" tops the charts in hunger relief effort.
AIDS virus is discovered.
A toxic gas leak from Union Carbide plant in India kills 2,500.
1985
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the U.S.S.R.
A tidal wave kills 10,000 in southern Bangladesh.
Palestinians hijack cruise ship "Achille Largo" with 450 aboard.
Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's all-time hits record in baseball.
The U.S. becomes the world's biggest debtors, with a deficit of $130 billion.
1986
South Africa institutes a "state of emergency," detaining 20,000 people.
"Colorization" of black-and-white classics bothers some film fans.
Phillipine President Ferdinand Marcos flees in the wake of election rigging allegations.
Reagan admits to secret arms deal with Iran, the beginning of the Iran-Contra affair.
1987
President Reagan announces the U.S.'s first trillion-dollar budget.
Reagan implores Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" in Berlin.
Bill Gates becomes the computer industry's first billionaire.
Van Gogh's "Irises" is sold for $49 million.
Dow Jones drops 23 percent in one day during "Black Monday."
1988
The USS Vincennes accidentally shoots down an Iranian airliner, killing 290.
George Bush defeats Michael Dukakis in the presidential race.
An earthquake in Armenia kills 80,000.
A jury orders tobacco company to pay $400,000 in smoker's death.


270 are killed in airliner bomb over Scotland.
1989
China imposes martial law in Tibet.
Thousands of prodemocracy students occupy Tiananmen Square in Peking.
U.S. invades Panama to oust Manuel Noriega.
DNA evidence is allowed in some criminal trials.
The Exxon Valdez spills eleven million gallons of oil in Alaska.
Bush authorizes $300 billion tax dollars to prop up the collapsing savings and loan industry.



poison gas leak in india in 1984 3,787 people died from relation to the gas leak
poison gas leak in india in 1984 3,787 people died from relation to the gas leak


titanic was found sunk in 1985, 1,517 people died.
titanic was found sunk in 1985, 1,517 people died.


"We Are the World" single raised over $63 million dollars for humanitarian aid in Africa
"We Are the World" single raised over $63 million dollars for humanitarian aid in Africa


"We Are the World" charity song for the famine in Africa



One of the founders of the Beatles was murdered- John Lennon
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Princess Grace Kelly dies in 1982
Princess Grace Kelly was the Princess of Manaco she died from a stroke she had while she was driving, and drove her car off the mountainside. She died the day after in the hospital. After that the hospital was named after her Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace — "The Princess Grace Hospital Centre" in English
Princess Grace Kelly was the Princess of Manaco she died from a stroke she had while she was driving, and drove her car off the mountainside. She died the day after in the hospital. After that the hospital was named after her Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace — "The Princess Grace Hospital Centre" in English


Challenger Space Shuttle Explodes during launch in 1986