History Quiz / Which Happened First? (1980s)

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Can you determine which of these pairs of events of the 1980s occurred first? Enter 'A' or 'B'

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AFirst to OccurB
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'
Australia gains full independence from the United KingdomCanada gains official independence from the United Kingdom
Do They Know It's Christmas is releasedWe Are The World is released
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial premieresGhostbusters premieres
The last episode of M*A*S*H airsJR is shot on Dallas
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
The 'Unknown Rebel' stands up to tanks in Tiananmen SquareThe fall of the Berlin Wall begins
Toni Morrison wins the Pulitzer Prize for BelovedAlice Walker wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Color Purple
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''
The World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicatedBarney Clark becomes the first artificial heart recipient
Donkey Kong is releasedPac Man is released
Cats debuts on BroadwayLes Misérables debuts on Broadway
Pope John Paul II is shotAyatollah Khomeini issues a fatwā against Salman Rushdie after the release of The Satanic Verses
Nicolae Ceaușescu executed on Christmas Day following his regime's collapseMartin Luther King Jr. Day first celebrated in the US

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