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    What Happened The Year You Were Born?

    Shortie861 Jul 14, 2016

    1. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      In 1986, A Loaf of Bread Cost 56 Cents

      Ronald Reagan is president of the US

      The US officially observes Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday for the first time

      The space shuttle Challenger explodes moments after lift off, killing 6 astronauts and a teacher

      A major nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union

      Japanese video game maker Nintendo introduces its games to America

      US warplanes bomb Libyan headquarters in retaliation for terrorist attacks

      The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station

      IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer

      Charlotte Church, The Olsen twins, and Lindsay Lohan are born

      New York Mets win the World Series

      Chicago Bears win Superbowl XX

      Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

      Top Gun is the top grossing film

      "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends spends the most time at the top of the US charts

      ALF, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Pee-wee's Playhouse premiere

      What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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    2. KyngzIndeyen

      KyngzIndeyen Getting There

      In 1990, A Car Cost $15472

      George H.W. Bush is president of the US

      Operation Desert Shield forces leave for Saudi Arabia to defend them following the invasion of Kuwait

      Congress passes Americans with Disabilities Act

      Nelson Mandela is released from a South African prison

      East and West Germany are reunified

      The first McDonald's opens in Moscow, Russia

      Super Mario Brothers 3 is released on the Nintendo Entertainment System console, selling over 6 million copies

      The Space Shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit

      Windows 3.0 is released by Microsoft

      Cincinnati Reds win the World Series

      San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XXIV

      Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup

      Home Alone is the top grossing film

      Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton is published

      "Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey spends the most time at the top of the US charts

      Chris Farley and Adam Sandler join Saturday Night Live

      What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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    3. APS

      APS Administrator Staff Member

      In 1949, A Gallon of Milk Cost 84 Cents

      Harry Truman is president of the US

      Treaty signed by US, Canada and other countries establishes the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

      German Federal Republic (West Germany) is established

      A communist government is established in mainland China

      John Belushi, Erik Estrada, and Bruce Springsteen are born

      New York Yankees win the World Series

      Philadelphia Eagles win the NFL Championship

      Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

      The Second Sex by Simone de Behavior is published
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      steel bat Chat Addict

      In 1952, A Home Cost $16800

      Harry Truman is president of the US

      Elizabeth II becomes Queen of England after the death of her father, George VI

      First explosion of a hydrogen device takes place at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific

      Christine Jorgensen becomes the first medically and legally certified transsexual

      US troops complete their pull-out from Japan

      Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President of the US

      Sister Theresa becomes Mother Theresa and begins her charity work in Calcutta

      Rick James, Douglas Adams, and Liam Neeson are born

      New York Yankees win the World Series

      Detroit Lions win the NFL championship

      Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup

      Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is published