U.S. History from 1980 to present day?

Im constructing a timeline with 50 events from 1901 to present day..i have 37 already and im up to 1980...

*****I need 13 more (major) historical u.s. events from 1980 to 2012. ******

Thanks so much in advance :)



pleaseee.. :)

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  • 9 years ago
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    General Motors Declares Bankruptcy

    President Obama Announces Surge in Afghanistan

    Elana Kagan Becomes Fourth Female Justice

    Polish railway workers block railway to Russia

    1980 - Ronald Reagan nominated for Pres by Republicans in Detroit

    1981 - India performs nuclear Test

    1981 - Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously

    1982 - George P Shultz sworn in as minister of Foreign affairs

    1982 - NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth

    1982 - Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud

    1983 - 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident

    1983 - Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.

    1985 - 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn

    1985 - All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)

    1985 - Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

    1985 - F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph)

    1987 - Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

    US President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1987 - Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)

    1987 - Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)

    1988 - Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec

    1988 - Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds

    1988 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts

    1988 - Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan

    1988 - San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings

    1988 - Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton

    1989 - 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

    1990 - 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines

    1990 - Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA

    1990 - Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins

    1990 - NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities

    1990 - Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premieres on ABC-TV

    1990 - Ukraine declares independence

    Actor Michael J. Fox 1993 - President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville

    1993 - S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for £705,500 in London

    1993 - SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consec errorless games

    1994 - "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 perfs

    1994 - 1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)

    1994 - 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA

    1994 - Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds ½ billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)

    1994 - Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)

    1994 - Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter

    1994 - Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)

    1994 - Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights

    1994 - Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup

    1995 - "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 perfs

    1995 - "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 perfs

    1995 - 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead

    1995 - 50th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam

    1997 - Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker

    1999 - John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

    2004 - Millennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.

    2007 - An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake.


  • 9 years ago


    Berlin Wall Falling / Fall of Communsim

    Bill Clinton's Impeachment

    Reagen winning in a landslide

    Desert Storm

  • 9 years ago

    Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL for short) versions 1 and 2, were major ones, there was the minor skirmish in Somalia, Afghanistan, a bunch of wall street issues, impeaching the best president you guys had in that timeline, the faked election in 2000, I could go on and on.

  • 9 years ago

    Ronald Regan becomes president/assassination attempt

    columbine massacre


    Iraq/Afghanistan war

    hurricane Katrina

    election of Obama

    2008 recession

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  • if you get stuck, you can always put a few inaugurations in there. but don't make that most of them

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