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    The 1980;s
  • AIDs Virus Found

    AIDs Virus Found
    Discovery of the Aids virusThe first article about aids was published in 1981. It reported that there was a random increase in pneumocytis carinii pneumonia (a rare lung infection).A month later, another report came out that said eight outbreads of kaposi’s sarcoma in young homosexual males in New York. It was surprising is a rare form of cancer that normally showed up in older people.
  • Iran hostages released

    Iran hostages released
    Hostages being released from iran 66 Americans were captured on November 4, 1979 for 444 daysOn April 24, 1980, Operation Eagle Claw was a failed attempt to save the capture people. Ended with 8 americans dead, 1 iranian civilian, and the destruction of two aircrafts.January 20, 1981 they were released.
  • Mt. St. Helens

    Mt. St. Helens
    Who- Mt St. Helens eruptedWhat- it erupted when it was triggered by a 5.1 earthquake beneath the mountain, pyroclastic flow covered 6 miles out from the volcano 57 people were killed, $2-3 billion dollars in damageWhen- 1980Where- Mt. St. Helens in Washington
  • Reagan Assasination

    Reagan Assasination
    Occurred 69 days into Reagan’s election Reagan suffered a punctured lungAssassination was attempted by John Hinckley, Jr. Reagan recovered very quickly due to prompt medical attention
  • First Space Shuttle Launch

    First Space Shuttle Launch
    First space shuttle launchThe shuttle was names STS-1First orbital flight of NASA’s space shuttle program. Space shuttle Columbia launched April 12, 1981 and returned back to earth on the 14th.Orbited earth 37 times during it’s 54.5 hour mission.Was the first american manned space flight since the apollo-soyuz test project.
  • Sandra Day O’Connor

    Sandra Day O’Connor
    First women supreme court justice an assistant state attorney general in Arizonabecame the majority leader, a first for women anywhere in the U.Sthe newly elected Democratic governor nominated O'Connor to the Arizona Court of AppealsPresident Reagan nominated her as the first woman to Supreme CourtShe was a conservative or republican She comes into each case with individual treatment and always comes to a practical solution.
  • MTV is Born

    MTV is Born
    Created by Robert W. Pittman. This televiosion station showed the top 40 count down based off of the radio. The term video jockey came into use because the DJ broadcasted music videos. They started the MTV awards in 1984 as an alternative to the grammies and was geared twords a hip younger generation. http://answers.yourdictionary.com/entertainment-arts/who-created-mtv.html
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson
    Known as the King of PopBecame widely known in the 1980s as a dominant figure amongst popular music His album in 1982 entitled “Thriller” is the best selling album of all time His videos brought MTV to fame Transformed how music videos were made
  • First women in space.

    First women in space.
    Sally rideOn June 18th, 1983, she boarded the challenger and became the first women in spaceShe was also the youngest at the age of 32 Ride joined NASA in 1978In 1987 Sally left NASA to work at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Arms Control
  • Mac

    First Macintosh computer was introduced by Steve Jobs on January 24, 1984 The commercial for the first Macintosh computer was aired for the first time at the Super Bowl XVIII Similar to many other companies, Macintosh had sales dips, but is a very prominent company today.
  • Boycott Olympics

    Boycott Olympics
    The opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Olympic Games is held. The games run by Peter Ueberroth, prove a financial and U.S. success, despite a retaliatory boycott by most allies of the Soviet Union due to the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Moscow games.
  • Hole In the Ozone

    Hole In the Ozone
    the antarctic ozone was discovered in 1985 by British scientists Joseph Farman, Brian Gardiner, and Jonathan Shanklin, of the British Antarctic Survey.After a series of rigorous meetings and negotiations, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was finally agreed upon on 16 september 1987 at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal. 
  • Challenger disaster

    Challenger disaster
    The space shuttle STS-51-L after an external fuel tank filled with 500,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen caught on fire exploded in the air.
  • Forensic DNA

    Forensic DNA
    Tommy Lee Andrews became the first American ever convicted in a case involving DNA evidence. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison for rape, aggravated battery and burglary. Police sent two samples to a New York laboratory for testing--semen left at the crime scene by the rapist and blood taken from Andrews.
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
    In Prince William Sound, Alaska on March 24, 1989Happened when the oil tanker (“Exxon Valdez”) bound for Long Beach, California hit Prince Williams Sound’s Bligh reefSpilled 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oilRecorded as one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters.Eventually the oil covered 1300 miles of coastline and 11000 square miles of ocean