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  • 1. Review of 1980s
    Dustin Cotton
  • 2. May 18, 1980 in Washington State
    Worst volcanic explosion in US history
    Caused by a 5.1 earthquake
    Spread 230 square miles
    Eruption of Mt. St. Helens
  • 3. February 22, 1980
    Played Red Machine from the USSR
    Made up of young men
    Russians were suppose
    to win
    US Hockey team beat Russia in Olympic games
  • 4. Part of the Beatles
    Beatles split and went his own way
    Married Ono and had a son
    Planning for a come back
    Murdered on Dec. 8 1980 outside of his apartment
    John Lennon
  • 5. First supreme court justice female (U.S.)
    Sep. 25, 1981 – Jan. 31, 2006
    Nominated by Ronald Reagan
    Sandra Day O'Connor
  • 6. August 1, 1981
    First to play music videos 24/7
    First song was “Video killed the radio star” by the Buggles
  • 7. August 20, 1985 – March 4, 1987
    Political scandal in the United States
    Began as an operation to free American hostages being held by terrorist groups
    Oliver North was part of the second plan: diverting proceeds from the arms sales to support the Contra rebels group in Nicaragua
    Iran-Contra Affair
  • 8. Born Feb. 6, 1911
    March 30, 1981
    Punctured a lung and bullet was one inch from his heart
    Shot from John Hinckley with a .22 cal.
    Died June 5, 2004
    Assassination attempt of Reagan
  • 9. 14 min. music video by Michael Jackson
    Released December 2, 1983
    Most influential pop music video of all time
  • 10. remove undesired fat from the face, neck, chin, breast, back, arms, abdomen, hips, flanks (love handles), inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees and ankles.
  • 11. Became a life style in the 80s
    22 million people abused cocaine
    Being shipped to the U.S. landing in Miami
    In 1985, cocaine-related hospital emergencies rose by 12 percent, from 23,500 to 26,300.
  • 12. September 1, 1983
    Shot down by Soviet Jets
    U.S congressman Lawrence McDonald was aboard
    Navigated into USSR airspace
    South Korean flight 007
  • 13. June 18, 1983
    Became the first American woman and then the youngest to enter space
    Spent more than a total of 343 hrs. in space
    Sally Ride
  • 14. October 23, 1983
    Terrorist suicide bombers in a van bought in Texas
    Killed 299 American and French servicemen
    Beirut Terrorist Attack
  • 15. Introduced by Phillips and Sony
    CD-DA was the first cd
    1984 both companies came out with the CD-ROM
  • 16. 1984
    Athletes from 140 nations competed at the Los Angeles Games
    Olympics in Los Angels
  • 17. American Pop and R&B recording artist, producer, dancer, model and actress
    In 1983, she became the first woman of African-American descent to be crowned Miss America
    1988 released her debut album “The Right Stuff”
    Vanessa Williams
  • 18. March 7, 1985
    length 7:09
    Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
    It is a charity song
    We are the world
  • 19. 1986
    All American college basketball player
    Picked by the Boston Celtics died 2 days later after a cocaine overdose
    Len Bias
  • 20. Created the color TV game system
    Inventers of Donkey Kong & Mario Brothers
    Worth billions
  • 21. Jan. 28, 1986
    Exploded 73 seconds into it flight
    7 crew member including the first school teacher, African American
    Caused by a bad O ring
    Challenger Disaster
  • 22. First reports were in June 1981
    Most AIDS cases were among white people
    In 1985, the first federal resources dedicated to HIV prevention were made available to all state and local health departments nationwide
  • 23. American fashion model
    Most considered her the first supermodel
    Became affected with HIV and died at 26 (Nov. 18, 1986)
    Supermodel GIA
  • 24. October 14, 1987
    18 months old when she fell into a well in Midland, Texas
    Workers worked for 58 hrs. to free her from an eight inch wide well casing 22 ft. below the ground
    She has had 15 surgeries over the years
    “Baby Jessica”
  • 25. Served as the 65th and 67th governor of Massachusetts
    Democratic presidential nominee in 1988
    Second Greek American governor in U.S history
    Michael Dukakis
  • 26. Feb. 16, 1989
    9 years and 50 days after Soviet troops intervened to support a coup by a Marxist ally
    100,300 Soviet troops in Afghanistan
    Compared to the American experience in Vietnam War
    Soviets leave Afghanistan
  • 27. Both men and women began wearing looser shirts and tight , close-fitting pants
    Men grew mustaches
    Fashion of the times
  • 28. Included:
    Back to the Future
    Blade Runner
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Famous Movies of the Time
  • 29. From Philadelphia, Pa
    Hit in 1970s & 1980s
    Song that got them know was Sarah Smile
    Mark P Cotton Jr.(Jun. 5 1974 – Dec. 12 2010) my father wrote one of there songs. “So Close”
    Daryl Hall and John Oates
    So Close by Hall & Oates Music Video on Yahoo! Music