Eyewitness to History

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    Eyewitness to History Timeline

  • Watergate

    The Nixon administration attempted cover-up of its involvement. This event led to Nixon's resignation.
  • Jimmy Carter

    Former governor of Georgia. Was the president of the United States.
  • Pope John Paul II

    He died in 1978. His reign as a pope was the shortest ever known. 33 days.
  • Nuclear Power Plant

    There was a leak of radioactive steam that had to have the area and surroundings evacuated. It was the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history.
  • Ronald Reagan

    He was a target for assassination. He was also very successful in his time of being presdient.
  • John Lennon

    He was one of four members in the Beatles. He was shot and killed outside of his apartment.
  • AIDS

    FDA approves first AIDS antibody screening tests for use on all donated blood and plasma intended for transfusion.
  • The Challenger

    Exploded while going up into space. It broke 73 seconds after being in flight.