1980-2001

Timeline created by tsolmonbaatar
  • Mt Saint Helen's Eruption

    An earthquake followed by the eruption of Mt St Helen's kills 57 people in Washington. There was over $1 billion in damage and the eruption caused the land to be a wasteland.
  • 1980 Summer Olympics Boycott

    The US boycotts 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest against the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan
  • 1980 US Presidental Election

    Reagan won by a landslide 489-49
  • John Lennon Assasinated

    John Lennon, a member of the Beatles, was assassinated on December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman killed him in New York City.
  • Iran Releases Hostages

    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.
  • MTV sings on

    MTV was the first 24-hour cable TV station dedicated to music videos. The people that changed the songs were called VJ's
  • Sandra Day O'Conner Joins US Supreme Court

    She is the first female member of the Supreme Court
  • 1983 Beirut barracks bombing

    Marked the end of peacekeeping operations in Lebanon
  • Chrysler Unveils Mini-Vans

    The Dodge Caravan and the Plymouth voyager are released to the public as 1984 models.
  • Presidental Election 1984

    Reagan won 525-13 taking all but one state, MN.
  • Ninendo Entertainment System Released

    It was one of the original gaming consoles.
  • Tax Reform Act of 1986 Passed

    Simplified the tax code and broadened the tax base. It was referred to as "Reagan tax cuts".
  • Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Agreement between US and USSR. Limits ground intermediate-range nuclear weapons
  • 1988 Presidental Election

    George H.W. Bush wins 426-111 taking 40 states.
  • Cold War Ends

    George HW Bush declares the Cold War to be over at the Malta Summit.
  • 27th Amendment is Ratified

    Prohibits changes in Congressional salaries to take effect until after the next election cycle. It was first proposed in 1789.
  • 1992 Presidental Election

    Clinton defeats George HW Bush 370-168 taking 32 states plus DC.
  • NAFTA Goes Into Effect

    Allows for free trade between the US, Mexico, and Canada.
  • Centennial Olympic Park Bombing

    The bombing occurred during the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta. 2 people were killed and 111 were injured. The bombing was committed on by Eric Robert Rudolph.
  • 2000 Presidental Election

    The outcome was delayed due to an unknown winner in FL. Also known as the "Hanging Chads".
  • 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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