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this In the News this year… March 4 – Robert Mugabe is elected Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. this yearsMarch 21 – U.S. President announces that the United States will boycott this years Summer Olympics. April 7 – The US severs diplomatic relations with Iran and imposes economic sanctions, following the taking of American hostages in the previous year. May 18 – Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 and causing $3 billion in damage. June 1 – The Cable News Network (CNN) is officially launched. July 16 – A former governor and actor is nominated for U.S. September 22 – Iraq launches an offensive attach on Iran military targets starting the Iran–Iraq War. this yearsNovember 4- Ronald Regan defeats Jimmy Carter in this years presidential election November 23 – A magnitude 7 earthquake in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people and leaves 300,000 homeless.
Pop Culture News February 19 – Bon Scott of AC/DC dies of alcohol poisoning. May 21 – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is released. May 22 – Pac-Man is released. June 9 – Comedian Richard Pryor is badly burned trying to freebase cocaine. September 19 – The Robert Redford-directed film Ordinary People premieres September 25 – John Bonham of Led Zeppelin dies of alcohol poisoning. November 21 – A record number of viewers tune in to find out"Who shot J.R.? December 8 – A former member of an English pop band of international fame and peace activist, is assassinated in New York City.
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