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3  8:32 A.M.  May 18, 1980  Registered 5.1 on the Richter Scale  57 people killed

4  8gI This is a short video about the eruption that is a little more than 7 minutes. 8gI  helens-erupts#mount-st-helens-erupts This video is set to “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by the Clash- it is a little over 3 minutes helens-erupts#mount-st-helens-erupts

5  December 8, 1980  lennons-tragic-death-33-years-later-a-timeline- of-events This is a timeline of events with Lennon’s assassination lennons-tragic-death-33-years-later-a-timeline- of-events  Mark David Chapman- assassin  /08/dec-8-john-lennon-shot-killed-1980/ This is the ABC announcement of his death /08/dec-8-john-lennon-shot-killed-1980/  2r-E Howard Cosell announcing death on Monday Night Football 2r-E


7  Pope John Paul II was shot four times  Mehmet Ali Agca was attempted assassin  Sentenced to life in prison- in 2000 he was pardoned at the request of the Pope. Sent to another prison to serve terms for other offenses- released in 2010  One theory is he was hired by KGB because of Pope’s support of the Polish movement for independence  Pope and Agca met and developed a relationship- Pope announced he forgave Agca


9  2xU Lady Diana entering the church for her wedding to Prince Charles 2xU  Global audience of 750 million people  Considered a “fairy tale wedding”

10  ges/article/0,28804,2085383_2085381_2085346, 00.html This is considered to be #3 on Time’s list of government showdowns. ges/article/0,28804,2085383_2085381_2085346, 00.html  WFZMY This is Reagan speaking about the strike. WFZMY  11,345 workers were fired- Reagan stated they were in violation of the law that forbids government union workers from striking


12 Tended to be strong conservative In later years was a swing vote Nominated by President Reagan

13  I think the important thing about my appointment is not that I will decide cases as a woman, but that I am a woman who will get to decide cases.  I tried to decide each case based on the law and the Constitution.

14  Lives 112 days  12/dayintech_1202jarvikheart/ This article talks about Clark and why he was not a candidate for a heart transplant 12/dayintech_1202jarvikheart/  Jarvik 7- type of artificial heart


16  D4g Sally Ride recalls her first mission to space D4g  ride-9458284/videos This is a mini biography of Sally Ride ride-9458284/videos  Flew on Challenger mission in 1983

17  williams-9542151 Mini Biography of Vanessa Williams williams-9542151  Soon afterwards had to return her crown because of inappropriate photos that were released in Penthouse

18  ast/beirut-marine-barracks-bombing-fast- facts/ ast/beirut-marine-barracks-bombing-fast- facts/  nthisday/big/1023.html nthisday/big/1023.html

19  Two truck bombs struck buildings housing the U.S. and French forces  Killed a total of 299 American and French servicemen (241 American servicemen- 220 were Marines)  Suicide bombers detonated each of the truck bombs  It was the deadliest single-day death toll for the Marines since the Battle of Iwo Jima


21  Triggered by a military coup that had ousted a revolutionary government  Restored a constitutional government  There had been a request for intervention  Invasion began Oct 25, 1983 (just a couple of days after the bombing of the U.S. barracks in Beirut)


23  First female gymnast from outside Eastern Europe to win the Olympic gold medal in the Gymnastic Individual All-around competition  Inspired by Nadia Comaneci  Trained under Romanians Bela and Marta Karolyi (they coached Nadia Comaneci)  xTI (Mary Lou reflects on winning the gold) xTI  ZDs3A Covering Retton’s Perfect 10 ZDs3A

24  xdE xdE  1976 Nadia highlight of Olympics moments- first perfect 10 score in gymnastics  (Motivation for Mary Lou Retton)

25  historic-olympic-performance-140500946.html historic-olympic-performance-140500946.html  Carl Lewis wins 4 Gold Medals at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics

26  Prime Minister of India  Known for political ruthlessness  Went to war with Pakistan in support of the independence movement in East Pakistan  Resulted in an Indian victory and the creation of Bangladesh  Assassinated by her bodyguards- the bodyguards were Sikh and there was a Sikh separatist movement in India that she attempted to repress  gandhi-9305913?page=1 gandhi-9305913?page=1

27  December 2, 1984  Pesticide plant in Bhopal, India leaked methyl isocynate gas and other chemicals  Dense toxic cloud  Killed more than 8000 people in just a few days  Factory belonged to Union Carbide- made a settlement with the Indian Government in 1989 for $470 million (a total of only $370 to $533 per victim)  Groundwater and soil is still contaminated


29  j3ro Filming of a Pepsi commercial- Jackson suffered from second and third degree burns j3ro  vCIc This commercial came out later vCIc


31  Major marketing failure  Reintroduction of Coke’s original formula was rebranded as “Coca- Cola Classic ”



34  January 28, 1986  Broke apart 73 seconds into flight  7 crew members died  O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster failed at liftoff- it allowed pressurized hot gas from within the solid rocket motor to reach the outside


36  _QNE This is a ten minute video about the Iran Contra Affair _QNE  Lt. Col. Oliver North  Began in 1985- Reagan’s administration supplied weapons to Iran in the hopes of securing the release of American hostages in Lebanon by terrorists loyal to Khomeini

37  US took millions of dollars from the weapons sale- routed the money and guns to right wing “Contra” guerrillas in Nicaragua  Contras were opponents of Nicaragua’s Sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction  Democratic dominated Congress passed the Boland Amendment- banning aide to the Contras

38  Part of the deal was that the U.S. would send 508 American made TOW anti-tank missiles from Israel to Iran for the safe exchange of a hostage (Reverend Benjamin Weir)  Israelis offered to ship 500 HAWK surface to air missiles to Iran in November 1985 in exchange for the release of all remaining American hostages being held in Lebanon  Arms were sold with proceeds going to the Contras, and hostages were released

39  Eventually the terrorists elected to kidnap more hostages following their release of the previous ones  Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa published a series of articles in November 1986 that exposed the weapons for hostages deal  Congress issued a report that the president bore “ultimate responsibility”

40  Republican Senator John Tower headed up a review board  President had been inefficient in controlling National Security Council- they made the illegal deals  Not known from hearings if president knew about the Contra support  Televised May to August 1987

41  North had been the main negotiator  He stated he was “under the orders from his superiors”  May 1989 he was convicted of unlawfully destroying government documents  When George H.W. Bush became president- North’s conviction was expunged on the grounds he acted out of patriotism  Bush issued presidential pardons for all indicted in the scandal


43  cle/0,,20193651,00.html The Epic Rescue of Jessica McClure cle/0,,20193651,00.html  ges/article/0,28804,1977927_1977934_1977866, 00.html Rescue of Jessica was #2 on Time’s list of Miraculous Rescues ges/article/0,28804,1977927_1977934_1977866, 00.html  jessica-17175736 Shows rescue jessica-17175736  talk-about-baby-jessica There is video within this with the rescue (around 5 minutes) talk-about-baby-jessica  18 months old, fell down 22-foot well, trapped for 58 hours


45  Oil Spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska  March 24, 1989- hit a reef  Spilled 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil  Considered to be one of the most devastating human caused environmental disasters  Remote location made it difficult for a response effort  Captain had been drinking heavily- but was not at the controls (he was asleep)

46  Third mate who was at the controls did not have a radar that was working (had been broken for about a year) so he could not look to see it was close to the reef  Exxon management knew the radar was broken and had opted to not fix it

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