80’s History

80s History – 09/01/85 The Titanic Wreck Is Found

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On the 1st of September 1985, the wreck of the Titanic was finally found. The vessel was 73 years old at the time of the discovery. The Titanic was once considered unsinkable. Back then, it was the largest and most luxurious sea vessel in the whole world.  Unfortunately, it collided with an iceberg in her maiden voyage and approximately 1,500…

80s History – 04/23/1985 Coca Cola Company Releases “New Coke” Formula

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Taking risks is a big part of winning the hearts of consumers, and even brands as big as Coke have to take risks every now and then. Sometimes the risk pays off, other times, it doesn’t. Let’s take a look at what happened in April 23, 1985, when Coca-Cola decided to take a huge risk when it introduced the “New…

80s History – 03/15/1985 First Internet Domain Name is Registered

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On March 15, 1985, the first ever domain name in history to be registered was It was first owned by a company called Symbolics Inc., a firm based in Cambridge, MA. Technically Not the First Domain Name however was not the first domain name to ever exist. A research collaboration firm based in Scandinavia created a domain name…

80s History – 10/31/84 India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is Assassinated

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On the 31st of October 1984, the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated by her very own Sikh bodyguards. Gandhi was making her way to an interview where Peter Ustinov, an English actor, was going to speak with her and use the footage for a documentary. As the Prime Minister entered the garden area of her official residence…

80s History – 04/01/84 Motown Legend Marvin Gaye is Killed

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April 1, 1984. This was the day when Marvin Gaye, the man and the voice behind some of the most famous R & B hits of the era, was killed. The murder was committed by Marvin Gaye’s own father, and it was the day just before the singer’s 45th birthday. And sadly, it wasn’t an April Fool’s trick. Who Was…

80s History – 01/24/1984 Steve Jobs Introduces First Macintosh Computer

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January 24, 1984 was the day of the annual Apple’s shareholders meeting in the Flint Center in Cupertino. It was a day that would go down in history, a day that will forever change how people viewed personal computers. You can even read what he said online. It was the day that Steve Jobs finally introduced the revolutionary Macintosh computer….

80s History – 08/13/81 Fall Of The Berlin Wall

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The Berlin Wall served as a barrier that divided the capital up until its fall in 1989. The wall was erected by the German Democratic Republic in East Germany on the 13th of August 1961. Because of the wall, West Berlin was totally cut off by land from East Germany, and also East Berlin. The complete demolition of the wall…

80s History – 07/29/81 Diana and Prince Charles Wedding

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The wedding between Lady Diana Spencer and Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales took place on July 29, 1981. The grand wedding was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral, in London. The fairy tale story however didn’t have a happy ending. The royal couple separated in 1992 and eventually, in 1996, they were officially divorced. Princess Diana And Prince Charles…

80s History – 07/07/1981 First Woman Appointed to the US Supreme Court

80's History Apr 20, 2017 No Comments

Back in July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that he would nominate the first ever woman to the United States Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor. She was to replace Potter Stewart who was about to retire. O’Connor was notified a day before the actual nomination and she was caught unaware as she didn’t even know she was one of…

80s History – 03/30/1981 The Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt

80's History Apr 15, 2017 No Comments

The assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan happened on March 30, 1981, just 69 days after he stepped into office. While the president was leaving a speaking engagement in Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., he together with three companions were shot. A little bit past two o’clock in the afternoon, he left the hotel via the “President’s Walk”. His…

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