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A retro journey through the news and history of the 1980s

Moving on 1986...      Donna Reed      L. Ron Hubbard      Gordon MacRae      Lilli Palmer      Christa McAuliffe      Leif Erickson      Frank Herbert      Howard Da Silva      Ray Milland      James Cagney      Jerry Paris      Benny Goodman      —Otto Preminger      Broderick Crawford      Sterling Hayden      Marlin Perkins      Kate Smith      Rudy Vallée      Vincente Minnelli      Ted Knight      Hal B. Wallis      Forrest Tucker      Scatman Crothers      Cary Grant      Desi Arnaz      Elsa Lanchester     
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The Nation 1986

January 28 Space Shuttle Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff

April 18   Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB

May 3       NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit


January 20 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School


May 25      Hands Across America - 6 million people hold hands from California to New York


Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in U.S. court

Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4)


Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated


Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, Edmond Ok, shot 14 fellow workers dead


September 11    Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded


U.S. Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice


Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court


Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal

Oliver North's sect, Fawn Hill, smuggles documents out of his office

CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure

Mr Gates, serves as acting director of CIA


White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach, New York


U.S. Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens and offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982   Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill


U.S. president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran

Nobel prizes 1986

Physics—Ernst Ruska, Gerd Binnig, Heinrich Rohrer

Chemistry—Dudley R. Herschbach, Yuan T. Lee, John Charles Polanyi

Physiology or Medicine—Stanley Cohen, Rita Levi-Montalcini

Literature—Wole Soyinka

Peace—Elie Wiesel

Economics—James Buchanan Jr



time magazine 1986

"The sudden turn of fortune's wheel came when a confident Marcos, who had never lost a vote in his life, called a snap election. He was thus hoping to satisfy the Reagan Administration's demands that he become more democratic. But Marcos' plans for victory were upset by a slight, bespectacled mother of five, who had entered politics only two months earlier. When she went to fill out her application for the presidency, Corazon Aquino had nothing to enter under OCCUPATION but "Housewife." The last office for which the soft-spoken widow had been chosen was valedictorian of her sixty-grade class. In fact, her chief, if not her only, political strengths seemed to be her innocence of politics and the moral symbolism of her name. In Spanish, her first name meant "heart"; in Philippine politics, her second signified "martyred opposition," in memory of her late husband Benigno (Ninoy) Aquino, once Marcos' chief rival, who was slain on his return from exile in 1983, Cory Aquino, at 53, stood in effect on a platform of faith, hope and charity." Time person of the year Corazon Aquino

The World 1986

Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl U.S.S.R. explodes, 31 lost

Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti


Philippine Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos

Corazon Aquino becomes president of Philippines, Marcos flees


World Court rules U.S. aid to Nicaraguan contras


Britain's Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson


Reagan and Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Iceland

U.S.S.R. frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

The Class of 1986


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