Reaganomics and The Act of Terror

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In History
  • Reagan Assassination Attempt

    Reagan Assassination Attempt
    Hinckley said that he wanted to shoot President Reagan to impress actress Jodie Foster. He planned the assassination after he saw the movie Taxi Driver and there was a scene similar to the event.
  • First Woman

    First Woman
    The first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Vietnam Memorial

    Vietnam Memorial
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall pays tribute to the brave members of the U.S. Armed Forces who fought in the Vietnam War and were killed or missing in action. The memorial consists of three separate parts: The Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, also known as The Wall That Heals, which is the most popular feature.
  • First Woman in Space

    First Woman in Space
    NASA Astronaut Sally K. Ride became the first American woman in space, when she launched with her four crewmates aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-7
  • Explosion in Space

    Explosion in Space
    The Challenger Space Shuttle explodes after lift off at Cape Canaveral, Florida, killing seven people, including Christa McAuliffe, a New Hampshire school teacher.
  • Hand Across America

    Hand Across America
    Five million people make a human chain across the United States in the Hands Across America campaign to fight hunger and homelessness.
  • Oliver North

    Oliver North
    The Iran-Contra Affair was a secret U.S. arms deal that traded missiles and other arms to free some Americans held hostage by terrorists in Lebanon, but also used funds from the arms deal to support armed conflict in Nicaragua.
  • Black Monday

    Black Monday
    Monday, October 19, 1987, is known as Black Monday. A financial strut had buckled, and the strain brought world markets tumbling down. The U.S. markets fell down 20% in one day.
  • Operation Desert Shield

    Operation Desert Shield
    Iraqi president Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in early August 1990.
  • Cold War Ends

    Cold War Ends
    During 1989 and 1990, the Berlin Wall came down, borders opened, and free elections ousted Communist regimes everywhere in eastern Europe. In late 1991 the Soviet Union itself dissolved into its component republics.
  • Trade Center Bombing

    Trade Center Bombing
    In1993 World Trade Center bombing was a terrorist attack that involved a truck bomb being detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center
  • The Bronco and the Chase

    The Bronco and the Chase
    The bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are found outside her home in Los Angeles, California. Five days later, her husband, former football star O.J. Simpson is arrested for the crime but is later acquitted on October 3, 1995. The Simpson case was one of the highest-profile murder cases in the nation's history.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    Anarchists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols explode a bomb outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing one hundred and sixty-eight people in a domestic terrorism attack killing 168 people.
  • I did not have sexual relations with that woman

    I did not have sexual relations with that woman
    Monica Lewinsky scandal begins when U.S. President Bill Clinton denies his relationship with the White House intern in a televised interview. This denial, and other denials to a grand jury investigation, would lead to the impeachment of the president.
  • 9/11

    9/11
    Salute to those who risked their lives trying to save those who were injured and killed in the cowardly acts that took the lives of so many on this day. The worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.