1980s Timeline

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01
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1980

Pac-Man 1980
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02
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1981

03
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1982

  • E.T. Movie Released
  • Falkland Islands Invaded by Argentina
  • King Henry VIII's Ship the Mary Rose Raised After 437 Years
  • Michael Jackson Releases Thriller
  • Reverend Sun Myung Moon Marries 2,075 Couples at Madison Square Garden
  • Vietnam War Memorial Opened in Washington, DC

04
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1983

05
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1984

06
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1985

07
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1986

08
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1987

  • DNA First Used to Convict Criminals
  • Klaus Barbie, the Nazi Butcher of Lyons, Sentenced to Life in Prison
  • New York Stock Exchange Suffers Huge Drop on "Black Monday"
  • West German Pilot Lands Unchallenged in Russia's Red Square

09
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1988

10
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1989

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