History / Which Decade Was It?

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Can you name the decade in which these events occurred?

Updated Jun 26, 2013

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EventDecade
India becomes independent from the United Kingdom (40 or 50)
Iran Air Flight 655 shot down by US warship (70 or 80)
Space shuttle Challenger explodes (80 or 90)
Arnold Schwarzenegger wins his first Mr. Olympia bodybuilding title (60 or 70)
Robert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (70 or 80)
The first Super Bowl is played (50 or 60)
Soviet Union established (10 or 20)
Wheel of Fortune debuts (70 or 80)
Facebook created (90 or 00)
The Titanic sinks (10 or 20)
Terrorists led by Ramzi Yousef attack the World Trade Center (90 or 00)
First four-minute mile (40 or 50)
Kyrgyzstan becomes independent country (80 or 90)
Panama takes control of the Panama Canal (90 or 00)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy published (70 or 80)
Passenger pigeon goes extinct (00 or 10)
Final episode of M*A*S*H (70 or 80)
D. B. Cooper hijacks Northwest Orient flight 305 (60 or 70)
The Matrix released in theaters (90 or 00)
First Garfield comic published (70 or 80)
EventDecade
Pol Pot comes to power (60 or 70)
Tulsa race riot (10 or 20)
World War II begins (30 or 40)
Canadian dollar bill discontinued (80 or 90)
Scientology founded (40 or 50)
First man walks on the moon (60 or 70)
Rodney King beat by police (80 or 90)
Chicago White Sox throw the World Series (10 or 20)
Marshall University football team plane crash (60 or 70)
Instagram launched (00 or 10)
Miracle on Ice (70 or 80)
USS Cole attacked in Yemen (90 or 00)
Jamaican national bobsled team's first Olympic appearance (80 or 90)
Hawaii becomes a state (50 or 60)
Queen Elizabeth II begins her reign (40 or 50)
First known AIDS death in the US (70 or 80)
First man in space (50 or 60)
Brazil wins its first World Cup (50 or 60)
World War I ends (10 or 20)
Ronald Reagan shot (70 or 80)

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