• Abortion pill

    French pharmaceutical company Roussel-Uclaf for the development of mifepristone
  • U. S. boycotts Olympics

    U. S. boycotts Olympics
    the US would boycott the Moscow Olympics if Soviet troops did not withdraw from Afghanistan within one month. 65 countries and regions invited did not take part in the 1980 Olympics.
  • Executive Order 12287

    Executive Order 12287
    provides for the decontrol of crude oil and refined petroleum products.
  • Columbia

    NASA's space shuttle Columbia blasted off
  • Reagan elected President

    Reagan elected President
    Ronald Wilson Reagan served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989
  • CD player

    CD player
    Sony introduced the CDP-101, the first CD audio player to market, on October 1, 1982 at $900
  • Wireless Internet research

    Wireless Internet research
    The first wireless products were under the name WaveLAN. They are the ones credited with inventing Wi-Fi. Came to light in 1991
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars
    strategic defensive system against potential nuclear attacks—as originally conceived, from the Soviet Union. The SDI was first proposed by President Ronald Reagan in a nationwide television
  • Beirut barracks bombings

    Beirut barracks bombings
    terrorist attacks that occurred in Beirut, Lebanon, during the Lebanese Civil War when two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces—members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon killed 241 US Americans
  • U.S. Invasion of Grenada

    U.S. Invasion of Grenada
    Ended 12/15/1983 Ronald Reagan dispatched a heavy- fire- power invasion force to the island of Grenada, where a military coup had killed the prime minister and brought Marxists to power; demonstrated dominance of the U.S in the Caribbean
  • Macintosh computer

    Macintosh computer
    Created by Steve Jobs was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature two old known then, but still unpopular features
  • Geraldine Ferraro chosen as vice presidential

    Geraldine Ferraro chosen as vice presidential
    former vice president and presidential candidate Walter Mondale, seen as an underdog, selected Ferraro to be his running mate in the upcoming election.
  • Congress bars military aid to contras

    Congress bars military aid to contras
    Congress bars further aid to contras in light of discovery that C.I.A. has been involved in mining of Nicaraguan harbors.
  • Reagan defeats Walter Mondale in landslide

    Reagan defeats Walter Mondale in landslide
    Reagan ran against Walter Mondale , who chose Geraldine Ferraro the 1st woman for VP. Reagan won by a landslide
  • William Rehnquist

    William Rehnquist
    Becomes chief justice of the Supreme Court; 16 the Chief Justice until his death in 2005
  • Space Shuttle Challenger

     Space Shuttle Challenger
    he NASA shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of five NASA astronauts, one payload specialist and a civilian school teacher. Broadcasted on live television
  • Reagan signed INF Treaty in Moscow

    Reagan signed INF Treaty in Moscow
    Reagan and Gorbachev shake hands after signing the INF Treaty ratification during the Moscow Summit
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web wrote the first web browser in 1990
  • Massive Alaskan oil spill by Exxon Valdez

    Massive Alaskan oil spill by Exxon Valdez
    Oil spill was a manmade disaster that occurred when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker owned by the Exxon Shipping Company, spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil
  • Pro Democracy Movement in China

    Pro Democracy Movement in China
    These protests were put down by government troops In response, a number of pro-democracy organizations were formed by overseas Chinese student activists,
  • Oliver North convicted of Iran-contra role

    Oliver North convicted of Iran-contra role
    his convictions were vacated and reversed, and all charges against him dismissed in 1991. North is primarily remembered for his term as a National Security Council staff member during the Iran-Contra affair,
  • Berlin Wall is opened

    Berlin Wall is opened
    as the Cold War began to thaw across Eastern Europe, the spokesman for East Berlin's Communist Party announced a change in his city's relations with the West. Starting at midnight that day, he said, citizens of the GDR were free to cross the country's borders.
  • U.S. Invasion of Panama

    U.S. Invasion of Panama
    Ended Jan 31, 1990
  • Recession begins

    Recession begins
    dramatic limit in economic growth ended 1991 March
  • Hubble Telescope

    Hubble Telescope
    The world's first space telescope was then launched on; Worlds largest telescope
  • Iraq invades Kuwait date

    Iraq invades Kuwait date
    Ended 8/4/1990 iraq invades its neighbor Kuwait, because off oil production and debt repayment
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    Ended Feb 28, 1991 The U.S. fought against Iraq when they illegally invaded Kuwait.
  • Germany reunited

    Germany reunited
    West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of division that began in the aftermath of World War II by reuniting to become one nation.
  • U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

    U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
    For U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
  • Soviet Republics declare independence

    Soviet Republics declare independence
    officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • Bill Clinton elected President

    Bill Clinton elected President
    American politician and humanitarian activist who served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States.
  • World Trade Center bombed

    World Trade Center bombed
    terrorists drove a truck bomb underneath the towers and detonated it killed 6
  • HDTV

    made official in 1993 by the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance, a group of television, electronic equipment, communications
  • NAFTA treaty

    NAFTA treaty
    A trade agreement between North America that reduce tariffs, eliminate trade barriers, create a common market, and increase trade/investment.
  • Broadcast.com

    was an Internet radio company founded as AudioNet in September 1995 by Christopher Jaeb. First online radio station
  • Bill Clinton re - elected President

    Bill Clinton re - elected President
    was the 53rd quadrennial presidential election.
  • MP3

    developer Tomislav Uzelac of Advanced Multimedia Products invented the AMP MP3 Playback Engine, the first successful MP3 player
  • Monica Lewinsky Scandal

    Monica Lewinsky Scandal
    An American political scandal involving President Bill Clinton and intern Monica Lewinsky. (inappropriate relations)
  • Operation Desert Thunder

    Operation Desert Thunder
    Ended Dec 22 1998 was a response to threats by Iraq's president Saddam Hussein to shoot down U-2 spy planes, and violate the no-fly zone set up over his country.
  • House Judiciary Committee sends 4 articles of Impeachment

    House Judiciary Committee sends 4 articles of Impeachment
    Articles of Impeachment toward Bill Clinton
  • Bill Clinton is Impeached

    Bill Clinton is Impeached
    After confessing up to the affair The house of Representatives Voted to impeach Bill Clinton, Five week impeachment trial. Dec 19, 1998 to Feb 12 1999 Charged with lying under oath
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush
    United States presidential election was the 54th quadrennial presidential election. George W bush vs Al Gore
  • 9/11

    Terrorist attack Twin towers 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.
  • Operation Enduring Freedom and War against Terrorism begins

    Operation Enduring Freedom and War against Terrorism begins
    in response to the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush announced that airstrikes targeting Al Qaeda and the Taliban had begun in Afghanistan.