1980's Time Capsule


1980- Assination of John Lennon

after being shot four times by a crazed fan in the carriageway of his New York City apartment building. Many of the events that led to his tragic and untimely death remain unclear and decades after his murder, people still struggle to understand what motivated his killer, 25-year-old Mark David Chapman, to pull the trigger on that fateful night.

1981- First woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme court

President ronald reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first woman on the U.S Supreme court. On September 21, the United States Senate confirmed O'Connor in a vote of 99 for and zero against. Sandra was officially sworn in and took her seat on the U.S. Supreme Court for two decades
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1982- Michael Jackson releases "Thriller"

Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time and has sold over 104 million copies to date; 65 million of those copies were within the United States.
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1985- Wreck of the Titanic found

September 1, 1985, a joint American-French expedition, headed by famous American oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, found the titanic over two miles below the ocean’s surface by using an unmanned submersible called argo This discovery gave new meaning to the Titanic’s sinking and gave birth to new dreams in ocean exploration.
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(1981-1989)- Reagan's Economic Policy

The theory was that lower tax rates would induce people to work harder and longer, and that this in turn would lead to more saving and investment, resulting in more production and stimulating overall economic growth
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The decade saw great socioeconomic change due to advances in technology and the beginning of globalization. As economic liberation increased in the developed world, multiplecorporations associated with the manufacturing industry relocated into Thailand, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. Japan and West Germany saw large economic growth during this decade.