80s, 90s, 2000s

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  • United States defeats the Soviet Union

    United States defeats the Soviet Union
    The United States Olympic ice hockey team upsets the Soviet Union, 4-3. Two days later the U.S. team wins the gold medal by defeating Finland, 4-2.
  • AIDS

    AIDS
    On April 24, 1980 AIDS was the first case to be recognized in the United States
  • Mount St. Helens (Cultural Moment)

    Mount St. Helens (Cultural Moment)
    Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington, U.S. on May 18, 1980, killing 57 people.
  • 1980 presidential election

    1980 presidential election
    Ronald Reagan defeats Jimmy Carter with a vote of 489-49
  • End of Iran Hostage Crisis

    End of Iran Hostage Crisis
    The Iran Hostage Crisis ended on January 20, 1981 minutes after Ronald Reagan was inaugurated.
  • Sandra Day O' Connor

    Sandra Day O' Connor
    On July 7, 1981 Sandra Day O' Connor was selected to Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan
  • 1984 presidential election

    1984 presidential election
    Ronald Reagan defeats Walter F. Mondale with a vote of 525-13
  • Glasnost and Perestroika

    Glasnost and Perestroika
    Glasnost and Perestroika were introduced by Gorbachev on April 1, 1985
  • Challenger explosion

    Challenger explosion
    On January 28, 1986 the Space shuttle Challenger exploded killing 7 people
  • Iran-Contra Affair

    Iran-Contra Affair
    The Iran-Contra Affair began on August 20, 1985 and ended on March 4, 1987
  • INF treaty

    INF treaty
    The INF treaty was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev on December 8, 1987. It was an agreement between the US and Soviet Union.
  • 1988 presidential election

    1988 presidential election
    George Bush defeats Michael S. Dukakis with a vote of 426-111
  • Bill Clinton Impeachment

    Bill Clinton Impeachment
    Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice, on December 19, 1998.
  • Berlin Wall falls

    Berlin Wall falls
    The Berlin Wall started in August 13, 1961 and was demolished in Nov 9, 1989
  • Hubble Telescope

    Hubble Telescope
    The Hubble Telescope was carried into space by Space Shuttle Discovery on April 14, 1990
  • TwoTriple Plays (Sporting Event)

    TwoTriple Plays (Sporting Event)
    The Minnesota Twins become the first major league baseball team to record two triple plays in one game.
  • World Wide Web (Technological Advancement)

    World Wide Web (Technological Advancement)
    Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    The Persian Gulf War began on August 2, 1990 and ended on February 28, 1991
  • 1992 Los Angeles race riots

    1992 Los Angeles race riots
    The 1992 Los Angeles riots were riots that occurred over six days in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in California. It began on April 29, 1992 and ended on May 4,1992. It was the beating of Rodney King.
  • 1992 presidential election

    1992 presidential election
    Bill Clinton defeats George Bush with a vote of 370-168
  • 1996 presidential election

    1996 presidential election
    Bill Clinton defeats Robert Dole with a vote of 379-159
  • First MP3 player (Cultural Moment)

    First MP3 player (Cultural Moment)
    The first MP3 Player, the MPMan, is released in late spring of 1998. It came with 32Mb of flash memory expandable to 64Mb.
  • LoveBug worm (Technological Advancement)

    LoveBug worm (Technological Advancement)
    The LoveBug worm/virus infects 2.5 million PCs and causes an estimated $8.7 billion in damage.
  • 2000 presidential election

    2000 presidential election
    George W. Bush defeats Al Gore with a vote of 271-266
  • September 11, 2001

    September 11, 2001
    The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. areas on September 11, 2001.
  • War in Afghanistan

    War in Afghanistan
    The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001. It is the second longest running war in history.
  • Super Bowl XXXVI (Sporting Event)

    Super Bowl XXXVI (Sporting Event)
    Super Bowl XXXVI, New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams. A major upset starts an unexpected dynasty, and U2 perform an inspiring 9/11 tribute at halftime.
  • Columbia explosion

    Columbia explosion
    On February 1, 2003 the Space shuttle Columbia exploded shortly before mission conclusion killing 7 people
  • Saddam Hussein captured

    Saddam Hussein captured
    Saddam Hussein was captured on December 13, 2003
  • 2004 presidential election

    2004 presidential election
    George W. Bush defeats John Kerry with a vote of 286-251
  • Benazir Bhutto assassination (Cultural Moment)

    Benazir Bhutto assassination (Cultural Moment)
    Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated at an election rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, by a bomb blast. The assassination attempt killed also at least 20 other people.
  • 2008 presidential election

    2008 presidential election
    Barack Obama defeats John McCain with a vote of 365-173
  • Obamacare

    Obamacare
    Obamacare was passed by congress on March 21, 2010 and signed in to law on March 23, 2010
  • Osama Bin Laden killed

    Osama Bin Laden killed
    Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011
  • War in Iraq

    War in Iraq
    The War in Iraq began on March 20, 2003 and ended on December 15, 2011
  • 2012 presidential election

    2012 presidential election
    Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney with a vote of 201-191
  • Fiscal Cliff

    Fiscal Cliff
    Fiscal cliff is a compromise bill signed on January 1, 2013 to delay economic effects from tax increases spending cuts and reduction in budget deficit