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