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Life in the 1980s By. Skyler Ford
Eruption of Mt. St Helens! It was May 18th 1980, when Mt. St Helens exploded into the air, it rated 5.1 on scale, 230 mile of forest destroyed and flattened, leaving many people stranded.
February 22nd 1980 Us hockey teams defeats Russia and wins the 1st Olympic gold medal in men's hockey.
Beetles Loss It was a sad day for many on December 8th 1980, when John Lennon was shot and killed by David Chapman outside Lennon’s home in New York, he was part of the beetles band.
1st lady In The Senate Sandra Day O Connor became 1st lady to serve as state leader, and then was elect the by Reagan of the supreme court.
Music on the T.V.? On August 1981, M.T.V became open to many TV watchers. Now that people can watch music videos on the T.V.
The Iran Contra Affair In 1985 we vowed to help Iran out with trading guns with them for our American hostages, we did and so they released our people and then they did it again so we didn’t trade anymore after that.
Assassination attempt of Reagan! On march 30th 1981, 69 days into Reagan's term as president John Hinckley Jr attempted to kill Reagan.
THRILLER Thriller was released December 2nd 1983, it was a 14 minute music video created and sang by Michael Jackson, it was considered the most influential movie of the 80s.
The Most Popular Drug of The 80s Cocaine, cocaine was the most popular drug in the 80s, it was considered a fun drug, but people became to a harsh understanding how dangerous it was when John Bulushi O.D on the drug killing him, he was the 1st most popular person to die from cocaine Len Bias was also killed by o.ding on cocaine.
Flight 007 September 1st 1983, flight 007 form south Korea bound for Alaska was wrongly shot down, aboard the plane was congressman Lawrence McDonald, who died.
Liposuction Was introduced into the US in 1980s as well as 1985, went meant for large people that wanted to get rid of there fat, with out exercise.
Aids 1st case of aids was reported in June, 1981, the deaths rapidly increased in the 80s. But in the 90 they decreased.
Nintendo September 23rd 1889, and was a new popular game system, many wealthy kids played it, Super Mario was one of the most favorable games.
We Are The World Was a song written by Michael Jackson, in 1985 was reveled to the public and made Michael Jackson very popular.
Challenger Disaster In 1986 on Jan 28th at the Carpe Canaveral air force in Florida was the space shuttle to take off at 1138 but the plane sadly blew up.
Fashions of the 80’s In the 80s, the main types of shoes where the all-star shoes they where a big hit, also Michel Jackson shirts where very popular.
Movies of The 80’s Here are a list of the top movies made in the 80s, Platoon Blues Brothers Full metal Jacket Rain Man
Sally Ride Was elected from NASA in January 1978, her first space take off was in June 18 1983, she came back to earth on June 24 in California.
Baby Jessica Jessica McClure fell in a well in her back yard while playing in on October 1987, she was 22 months old
Michael Dukakis Dukakis was a democrat and was running for the 1988 presidency, and had 41,809,476 vote but lost to George Bush who had 48,886,597.
Soviets Left Afghanistan InMay 26, 1988 the Soviets left Afghanistan
Beirut Terrorist Attack In April 18, 1983, U.S. embassy destroyed in suicide car-bomb attack; 63 dead, including 17 Americans. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility
Vanessa Williams In 1984 Vanessa Williams became the first African American to win the miss America in 1984, her funds ran up to 2.5 million dollars, later that year In July 1984 she resigned from her position, due to some photos that came up.
Cars Of The 80’s Cars of the 80s began getting tougher and more affordable but with less, speed, many of the 80s trucks and car are still driven on the road today because of how tough they are.
Crack Cocaine Crack cocaine was just as popular as cocaine, just crack cocaine you could smoke or snort, very popular drug of the 80s, and very expensive to buy.