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Can you name the World Historical Events of 1980 - 1989?
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Funeral held for this French philosopher
April 15th. 1980
Previous colonial name of Zimbabwe
April 18th, 1980
Election of the 40th president of the U.S.
November 4th 1980
Led by this man, millions of Polish workers begin to strike in order to achieve better working rights
January 24th, 1981
U.S. hostages released from this country
January 31st, 1981
Assassination of this Egyptian President
October 6th, 1981
U.S. bans travel to this country
April 19th, 1982
Israeli Invasion into this country in an attempt to expell the PLO
June 29th, 1982
1st surgical implant of this
December 2nd, 1982
Mehmet Ali Agca arrested in an attempt on this holy figures life, reveals that Soviet intelligence took part in the plot
July 9th, 1983
The U.S. funded both sides of this war in an effort to further destabilize both countries and prolong the conflict
July 14th, 1983
U.S. invasion of this island country
October 25th, 1983
Leader of the Soviet Union dies
February 13th, 1984
Name of plan ratified by UK and Ireland
November 27th, 1985
U.S. space shuttle that exploded after take off
January 31st, 1986
USSR nuclear plant that melted down
April 26th, 1986
NATO accepts Reagan's plans to produce these types of weapons for the 1st time since 1969
May 22nd, 1986
This country was used as an intermediate by the U.S. to sell weapons to the Iranians
November 19th, 1986
The U.S. begins answering questions on the connection of weapons sales to Iran and then diverting money to aid rebels in Nicaragua
November 30th, 1986
Over 50,000 students from this country begin protesting for democratic reforms
December 21st, 1986
A government official was quoted as saying this country has obtained nuclear weapons and joined the arms race
March 1st, 1987
This Lt. Col. in the Army testifies to having a part in the U.S. arms deal
July 11th, 1987
This crash was worse than the one in 1929
October 20th, 1987
Name of Palestinian uprising
December 11th, 1987
Gorbachev's plan for restructuring USSR
January 1st, 1988
Election of the 41st president of the U.S.
November 4th, 1988
1st woman prime minister of Pakistan
November 14th, 1988
Oil tanker responsible for worst spill ever
March 30th, 1989
Religious leader of Iran dies
June 3th, 1989
Square where Chinese soldiers killed students protesting for democracy
June 5th, 1989
Soviet supported Cuban troops begin to withdraw from this African country
January 10th, 1989
Tearing down of the physical symbol that divided Germany
November 10th, 1989
Bush-Gorbachev officially end this war
December 3rd, 1989
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Feb 3rd, 2010 at 23:02 GMT
Also known as the 80's quiz
Feb 4th, 2010 at 00:16 GMT
Never heard of the Ulster Plan if anyone would be able to explain it to me. Far more famously to me the Irish and UK governments signed the Anglo-Irish Agreement on 15th November 1985 which established the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, one of the first steps of the Peace Process.
Feb 4th, 2010 at 01:24 GMT
How did Bush and Gorbachev "officially end" a war that wasn't actually a war?
Feb 4th, 2010 at 09:32 GMT
July 20th 1988 is the official end of Iran-Iraq war.
Feb 4th, 2010 at 16:32 GMT
Iraq didn't invade Kuwait in 1988. So in *two separate quizzes* you give the wrong date for Iraq invading Kuwait. Bizarre.
Feb 4th, 2010 at 17:24 GMT
Agree with rockyraccoon88, what is the Ulster Plan?
Feb 4th, 2010 at 17:37 GMT
Could you be more lenient and accept just "Ayatollah Khomeini?" Otherwise, very nice.
Feb 5th, 2010 at 22:55 GMT
You wanted "stock market"?! Seemed to be looking for a specific event. Please accept "Black Monday".
Feb 9th, 2010 at 19:10 GMT
wow there are some ultimate spelling challenges for answers in this one
May 28th, 2010 at 19:55 GMT
The 1987 stock market crash was not 'worse' than 1929. It was simply a larger one-day event. The 1929 crash went over 5 days from Thursday to Tuesday, precipitated an overall drop over four years of 90%, and started the great depression. After the 1987 crash, it only took the market two years to recover. Two years after 1929, the market was still on its way down. It would take the market twenty years to recover. You will also have to edit the Exxon Valdez question. The current, ongoing spill is now worse than the Exxon Valdez. I also agree that you can't have an official end to the cold war, because there was nothing official about it in the first place.
Aug 31st, 2010 at 17:43 GMT
Good quiz, but this color scheme is pretty hard to read.
Aug 8th, 2012 at 14:52 GMT
Please choose a font colour and background colour with more of a contrast - as it is, this quiz is pretty much impossible to read.
Aug 10th, 2012 at 00:08 GMT
Please accept more variants for the answers. For example Exxon spill,Contra and Black monday
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