New Mexico from 1979-Today

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    New Mexico through

  • Albuquerque Museum completes a new facility near Old Town Plaza

  • N. M. penitentiary riot

    33 inmates die 200+ inmates and gaurds injured
  • Fossilized bone of Seismosaurus

    Bone of the longest and largest dinosaur found near San Yaro NM
  • Interstate 40 is completed in New Mexico

    I-40 runs through San Jon and Tucumcari, Santa Rosa, Moriarty, Grants and Gallup.
  • Space shuttle Columbia lands at White Sands Space Harbor

    irst mission with an unpainted External tank.
    Only time that a space shuttle landed at the White Sands Space Harbor.
  • Mary Coon Walters becomes supreme court justice

  • Lechugilla Cave found

    Is the 5th largest cave in the world.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe dies at age 98

    Gergia O' Keffe died at the age ot 98 in Sante Fe New Mexico.
  • The International UFO Museum and Research Center opens in Roswell New Mexico

  • USS Santa Fe, a Los Angeles class attack submarine, is launched

    a Los Angeles class attack submarine, is launched
  • Governor Gary Johnson signs gaming compacts

    he signed this copact with eleven Native Tribes
  • “Red or Green?” is adopted as the official state question

  • Ed Romero of Albuquerque is appointed U. S. Ambassador to Spain

  • I was born

    I was born on July, 07 1998
  • WIPP near Carlsbad opens and receives its first shipment of radioactive waste

  • R.C. Gorman, Navajo artist, dies in Albuquerque, NM

  • New Mexico Rail Runner Express service begins to Santa Fe

  • Engineers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and IBM Corp. Unveil the fastest computer.

    The Computers name is Roadrunner.
  • USS New Mexico (SSN-779) is christened;

    It was a Virginia-class attack submarine
  • Susana Martinez is elected

    She is he first woman governor of New Mexico and the first Hispanic woman governor in the U. S.