The Last 35 Years

  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.
  • Columbine High School

    Columbine High School is a high school in Columbine, Colorado, United States. The school is part of the Jefferson County Public Schools district.
  • Gerald Ford

    Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977
  • Jimmy Carter

    James Earl Carter Jr. is an American politician who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He previously was the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975, after two terms in the Georgia State Senate from 1963 to 1967
  • Soviets Invade Afghanistan

    Soviets Invade Afghanistan
    The Soviet 40th Army invaded Afghanistan in order to prop up the communist government of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) against a growing insurgency.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    A diplomatic standoff between Iran and the United States.
  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath
  • Miracle On Ice

    Miracle On Ice
    a medal-round game during the men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, played between the hosting United States, and the four-time defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union.
  • Summer Olympics Boycott

    Summer Olympics Boycott
    The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott was one part of a number of actions initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
  • Challenger Expliosion

    Challenger Expliosion
    the 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
  • Al-Qauda

    Al-Qaeda is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers who fought against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s
  • Tiananmen Square Massacre

    Tiananmen Square Massacre
    were student-led demonstrations in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, in 1989.
  • George Bush

    George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
  • Invasion Of Kuwait

    Invasion Of Kuwait
    a 2-day operation conducted by Iraq against the neighboring state of Kuwait, which resulted in the seven-month-long Iraqi occupation of the country.
  • Op. Desert Storm

    The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition
  • Mikhail Gorbechev

    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, GCL is a Russian and former Soviet politician. He was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, having been General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991.
  • Bill Clinton

    William Jefferson Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to the presidency, he was the Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1983 to 1992.
  • Al Gore

    Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
  • NAFTA

    NAFTA
    The North American Free Trade Agreement is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States on April 19, 1995.
  • Clinton Impeachment

    The impeachment of Bill Clinton was initiated in December 1998 by the House of Representatives and led to a trial in the Senate for the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United
  • Florida Recount

    In the 2000 United States presidential election, many Florida votes used Votomatic-style punched card ballots where incompletely punched holes resulted in partially punched chads: either a "hanging chad", where one or more corners were still attached, or a "fat chad" or "pregnant chad", where all corners were still
  • September 11, 2001

    The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001
  • George W. Bush

    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He was also the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Timothy Mcveigh

    Timothy James McVeigh was an American domestic terrorist who perpetrated the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people and injured over 680 others.
  • Columbia Explosion

    On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon reentering Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven crew members.
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom

    The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that overthrew the government of Saddam Hussein
  • Whitewater Scandal

    a campaign tactic or grand tactic based on the use of overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze the enemy's perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017