1981            1983            1985            1987            1989 1980            1982            1984            1986 ...
1980 <ul><ul><li>Mt. St. Helens erupts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Lennon assassinated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubi...
1981 <ul><ul><li>Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan survive assassination attempts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S...
1982 <ul><ul><li>&quot;E.T.&quot; hits theaters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Jackson releases &quot;Thriller&quot; <...
1983 <ul><ul><li>President Reagan announces Star Wars defense plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sally Ride becomes first Ame...
1984 <ul><ul><li>Huge poison gas leak at Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Prime Mini...
1985 <ul><ul><li>Hole in the ozone layer discovered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mikhail Gorbachev calls for Glasnost (openn...
1986 <ul><ul><li>Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after liftoff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chernobyl nuclear acci...
1987 <ul><ul><li>DNA first used to convict criminals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Black Monday&quot; stock market plun...
1988 <ul><ul><li>Pan Am Flight 103 is bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. shoots down Iranian ...
1989 <ul><ul><li>Berlin Wall falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exxon Valdez spills millions of gallons of il on Alaska coas...
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1980 1989 timeline

  1. 2. 1981            1983            1985            1987            1989 1980            1982            1984            1986            1988 Timeline by Meghan Schumacher
  2. 3. 1980 <ul><ul><li>Mt. St. Helens erupts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Lennon assassinated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubik's Cube gains worldwide popularity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ted Turner founds CNN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 50 nations, including U.S., boycott Moscow Olympic Games </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. 1981 <ul><ul><li>Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan survive assassination attempts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandra Day O'Connor becomes first woman to serve on Supreme Court </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AIDS recognized by the CDC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Computers (PCs) introduced by IBM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pac-Man craze sweeps U.S. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. 1982 <ul><ul><li>&quot;E.T.&quot; hits theaters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Jackson releases &quot;Thriller&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rev. Sun Myung Moon marries 2,075 couples at Madison Square Garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Falkland Islands war (Argentina-U.K.) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. 1983 <ul><ul><li>President Reagan announces Star Wars defense plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Embassy in Beirut bombed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cabbage Patch Kids craze sweeps U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M*A*S*H ends after 251 episodes </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. 1984 <ul><ul><li>Huge poison gas leak at Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two bodyguards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnam War Memorial opened in Washington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bishop Desmond Tutu awarded Nobel Peace Prize </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. 1985 <ul><ul><li>Hole in the ozone layer discovered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mikhail Gorbachev calls for Glasnost (openness) and Perestroika (restructuring) of Soviet Union </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Coke hits stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wreck of the Titanic found </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. 1986 <ul><ul><li>Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after liftoff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chernobyl nuclear accident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iran-Contra scandal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. bombs Libya </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. 1987 <ul><ul><li>DNA first used to convict criminals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Black Monday&quot; stock market plunge </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. 1988 <ul><ul><li>Pan Am Flight 103 is bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. shoots down Iranian airliner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solidarity strikes in Poland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soviet troops begin to withdraw from Afghanistan after nine year occupation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. and Canada sign free trade agreement </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. 1989 <ul><ul><li>Berlin Wall falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exxon Valdez spills millions of gallons of il on Alaska coastline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student protesters killed in China's Tiananmen Square </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F.W. DeKlerk becomes President of South Africa, promising apartheid reforms </li></ul></ul>
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