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1980's Timeline

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1980
Rescue Attempt to Save Hostages in Tehran
John Lennon Assassinated
Mount St. Helens Erupts
Rubik's Cube
Ted Turner starts CNN
Dingos steal baby

1981
Aids identified
Assassination Attempt on Pope
Assassination Attempt on President Reagan
Anwar Sadat killed
First Woman Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
Royal wedding
Pac-Man
Personal Computers (PC) Introduced by IBM

1982
E.T.
The term ‘internet’ used
MTV launched
Falkland Islands Invaded by Argentina
Mary Rose Raised After 437 Years
Michael Jackson Releases Thriller
Reverend Sun Myung Moon Marries 2,075 Couples at Madison Square Garden

1983
Cabbage Patch Kids
Defense Plan Called Star Wars
Sally Ride Becomes the First American Woman in Space
Soviets Shoot Down Korean Airliner
U.S. Embassy in Beirut Bombed

1984
Poison Gas Leak in Bhopal, India
Indira Gandhi Killed
PG-13 Movie Rating Created
Vietnam War Memorial Opened in Washington

1985
Famine in Ethiopia
Hole in the Ozone Layer Discovered
Glasnost and Perestroika
New Coke
Titanic Found

1986
Space Shuttle Explodes
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
Ferdinand Marcos Flees the Philippines
Iran-Contra Scandal
U.S. Bombs Libya
U.S.S.R. Launches Mir Space Station

1987
DNA Used to Convict Criminals
Klaus Barbie Sentenced to Life in Prison
Black Monday
Warhol dies
Pilot Lands in Russia's Red Square

1988
Pan Am Flight Bombed Over Lockerbie
U.S. Shoots Down Iranian Airliner

1989
Berlin Wall Falls
Exxon Valdez Spill
Students Massacred in China's Tiananmen Square
World Wide Web and email begin

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