HIST 2123: 1980-2001

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In History
  • 1980 US Presidential Election

    1980 US Presidential Election
    The 1980 United States presidential election was the 49th presidential election where Republican nominee Ronald Reagan defeated Democrat Jimmy Carter.
  • O'Conner Joins Supreme Court

    O'Conner Joins Supreme Court
    Sandra Day O'Conner became the first female member of the supreme court on November 25, 1981.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System Released

    Nintendo Entertainment System Released
    The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is an 8-bit video game console with numerous games and functions, which was released in 1985.
  • FOX News

    FOX News
    In 1986, FOX became the first major news network to host nightly programming and is still watched today.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that served as a divide between West Berlin and East Germany. The spokesman for East Berlin’s Communist Party declared, starting at midnight that day, citizens were free to cross the border. East and West Berliners thronged around the wall, drinking and cheering “Tor auf!” (“Open the gate!”).
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    The Oklahoma City Bombing was an assault on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. A total of 168 Americans were murdered including nineteen children beneath the age of six. Up to this point, it was was the worst attack on U.S. soil.
  • Columbine High School Massacre

    Columbine High School Massacre
    Known for being the fourth-deadliest school shooting in US history, a total of fifteen people were killed, including the shooters.
  • 9/11

    On September 11, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked, two of which destroyed the twin towers in NYC, one crashed into the Pentagon, and the fourth was crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after the passengers took over the aircraft. The attacks resulted in 2,977 fatalities, over 25,000 injuries, and at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.This day will forever be remembered as the worst attack on American soil.