1980-2001

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In History
  • 1980-2001

    1980-2001
    Mt Saint Helen's Eruption - An earthquake followed by the eruption of Mt St Helen's kills 57 people in Washington.
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    1980-2001
    US boycotts 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest against 1979 invasion of Afgahnastan.
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    1980-2001
    Regan won by a landslide 489-49
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    1980-2001
    John Lennon, a member of the Beatles, was assasinated on December 8, 1980 Mark David Chapman killed him in New York City
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    1980-2001
    US citizens were held hostage for 444 days from Nov. 4 1979 - Jan. 20 1981 after the US embassy was taken over by Islamic students and militants.
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    1980-2001
    MTV was the first 24 hour cable TV station dedicated to music videos. The people that changed the songs were called VJ's
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    1980-2001
    She is the first female member of the Supreme Court.
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    1980-2001
    The Dodge Caravan and the Plymoth voager are released to the public as 1984 models.
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    1980-2001
    Reagan won 525-13 taking all but one state, MN.
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    1980-2001
    World awarness of poverty in third world countries sparked celeberties to sing the song We Are the World by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
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    1980-2001
    Nintendo released an Entertainment System and It was one of the original gaming consoles.
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    1980-2001
    On Jan. 28, 1986 the space shuttle Challenger exploded during lift off, killing all on board including school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
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    1980-2001
    First major network to host nightly programming. FOX is still around today.
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    1980-2001
    Simplified the tax code and broadedned the tax base. It was referred to as "Reagan tax cuts".
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    1980-2001
    On a visit to Europe Ronald Reagan tells Gorbachev to tear the Berlin Wall.
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    1980-2001
    Agreement between US and USSR. Limits ground intermidiate range nuclear weapons.
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    1980-2001
    Wrigly Field adds lights. They were the last MLB stadium to add lights for night games.
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    1980-2001
    George H.W. Bush wins 426-111 taking 40 states.
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    1980-2001
    Pan Am flight 103 Bombing. Also known as the Lockerbie bombing. All 270 people on board the aircraft were killed.
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    Bush declares a "War on Drugs"
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    1980-2001
    San Francisco Earthquake. 63 people were killed and thousands were left homeless.
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    1980-2001
    The Cold War ends and George HW Bush declares the Cold War to be over at the Malta Summit.
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    1980-2001
    The Simpsons Debuts. One of the most successful animated cartoons in US history.
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    1980-2001
    Hubble Space Telescope Launched during a Space Shuttle Discovery mission. The telescope allows us to see farter into space.
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    1980-2001
    The Cold War offically ends when the USSR is dissolved.
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    1980-2001
    27th Amendment is ratified. Prohibits changes in Congressial salaries to take effect until after the next election cycle. It was first proposed in 1789.
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    1980-2001
    Clintion defeats George HW Bush 370-168 taking 32 states plus DC.
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    1980-2001
    The Storm of the Century. 300 people are dead after one of the worst billzards in history hits the East Coast causing $6 billion in damages.
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    1980-2001
    Dont Ask, DOnt Tell. Act which prohibits homsexual people from serving in the US armed forces.
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    1980-2001
    NAFTA goes into effect. Allows for free trade between the US, Mexico, and Canada.
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    1980-2001
    The Oklahoma City Bombing was an attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. 168 people were killed including 19 children under the age of 6. It was the worst tragedy on US soil before 9/11.
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    Centennial Olympic Park Bombing. The bombing occured during the 1996 summer olympics in Atlanta. 2 peopel were killed and 111 were injured. The bombing was commited on by Eric Robert Rudolph.
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    Columbine Massacre. Fourth deadliest school shooting in US history. 15 peoeple killed total including the shooters.
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    Y2K Computer Problems. Problem with computers that rese the date back to 1900 after 1999. The problem arose from many computes using 2 digit dates.
  • 1980-2001

    1980-2001
    September 11, 2001 four airplanes were hijacked and two destroyed the twin towers in NYC, one crashed into the Pentagon, and the fourth was crahed in a field in PA after the passenges on board took over the aircraft.