History Quiz / Which Happened First - 1980s

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Which event happened first? A Sporcle-themed trip back to the '80s. (Choose A or B)

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SPORTS - Diego Maradona's Hand of God goal puts Argentina over England in a World Cup Quarter-finalThe U.S. hockey team wins The Miracle on Ice
GEOGRAPHY - Australia gains full independence from the United KingdomCanada gains official independence from the United Kingdom
MUSIC - Do They Know It's Christmas is releasedWe Are The World is released
MOVIES - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial premieresGhostbusters premieres
TV - The last episode of M*A*S*H airsJR is shot on Dallas
MISCELLANEOUS - Phil Simms becomes the first athlete to appear in an 'I'm going to Disney World!' ad immediately after winning the Super BowlApple's famous '1984' television commercial debuts at the Super Bowl
HISTORY - The 'Unknown Rebel' stands up to tanks in Tienamen SqaureThe fall of the Berlin Wall begins
LITERATURE - Toni Morrison wins the Pulitzer Prize for BelovedAlice Walker wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Color Purple
LANGUAGE - Frank Zappa releases the song 'Valley Girl' making fun of Southern California ValspeakFirst Lady Nancy Reagan appears on Diff'rent Strokes urging Arnold to 'Just say 'NO''
SCIENCE - The World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicatedBarney Clark becomes the first artificial heart recipient
GAMING - Donkey Kong is releasedPac Man is released
ENTERTAINMENT - Cats debuts on BroadwayLes Misérables debuts on Broadway
RELIGION - Pope John Paul II is shotAyatollah Khomeini issues a fatwā against Salman Rushdie after the release of The Satanic Verses
HOLIDAY - Nicolae Ceaușescu executed on Christmas Day following his regime's collapseMartin Luther King Jr. Day first celebrated in the US

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