HISTORY 1302 INDEPENDENT STUDY EXERCISE - SINCE 1975 - INTERNET VERSION

Directions: On your own paper, briefly explain why the following events/terms/persons were important in the year indicated. Be sure your answer relates to the correct year. Each event/term/person has a link that provides the answer. 2 points each.

On some pages, you may want to use the "find" tool located under "EDIT" at the top of your screen. Click on "EDIT" and "FIND." Type in the term you are trying to find. Continue until you find what you are wanting for the answer.

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EVENTS/TERMS/PERSONS:

    1976:

  1. Jimmy Carter
  2. Year-long celebration
  3. Death penalty
  4. "Streaking"
  5. North & South Vietnam
  6. Legionnaires disease
  7. Concorde
  8. U.S. Air Force Academy

    1977:

  9. Amnesty granted
  10. Gary Gilmore
  11. Department of Energy
  12. Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant
  13. Panama Canal Treaty
  14. New York City
  15. Elvis
  16. Voyager I & II

    1978:

  17. Camp David Agreement (Accords)
  18. Bakke case
  19. People's Temple
  20. Muhammed Ali
  21. Iran
  22. Harvey Milk

    1979:

  23. Iranian Hostage Crisis
  24. Three Mile Island
  25. Margaret Thatcher
  26. Chrysler Corporation
  27. Karen Silkwood

    1980:

  28. Afghanistan
  29. Mary Decker
  30. Hunt family of Dallas
  31. Miami, Florida
  32. Mt. St. Helens
  33. Summer of 1980
  34. John Lennon
  35. MGM Hotel
  36. "Who Shot J.R.?"
  37. Ronald Reagan
  38. Love Canal
  39. "Freedom Flotilla"

    1981:

  40. 25% Tax Cut
  41. Solidarity
  42. Bob Marley
  43. Atlanta Child Murders
  44. John Paul II
  45. John Hinckley
  46. Hyatt Regency Hotel
  47. Charles & Diana
  48. PATCO
  49. Personal Computer
  50. Sandra Day O'Connor
  51. Anwar Sadat

    1982:

  52. Falkland Islands
  53. Thriller
  54. Equal Rights Amendment
  55. Vietnam Memorial
  56. lethal injection
  57. AT&T

    1983:

  58. Sally Ride
  59. "Star Wars"
  60. Grenada
  61. Ethiopia
  62. Lebanon
  63. Benito Aquino
  64. KAL flight 007
  65. Wells Fargo

    1984:

  66. Republican Convention
  67. Bhopal, India
  68. AIDs
  69. Marvin Gaye
  70. Geraldine Ferraro
  71. Vanessa Williams
  72. Los Angeles Olympics

    1985:

  73. Bernard Goetz
  74. South Africa
  75. Coca-Cola
  76. "Crack"
  77. MOVE
  78. Largest debtor nation
  79. Rock Hudson
  80. Mikhail Gorbachev
  81. Live Aid
  82. DFW Airport
  83. Mexico City

    1986:

  84. Challenger
  85. Chernobyl
  86. Tylenol
  87. Iran-Contra
  88. Libya
  89. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    1987:

  90. AZT
  91. Jim Bakker
  92. Bill Gates of Microsoft
  93. Baby Jessica
  94. "Black Monday"
  95. Walker Railey

    1988:

  96. Yellowstone National Park
  97. Willie Horton
  98. Galaudet College
  99. USS Vincennes
  100. The Satanic Verses published
  101. "no new taxes"
  102. Lockerbie, Scotland

    1989:

  103. Tianamen Square
  104. Colin Powell
  105. Manuel Noriego
  106. Communism
  107. Exxon Valdez
  108. San Francisco
  109. Pete Rose
  110. Douglas Wilder
  111. Hirohito
  112. Ted Bundy

    1990:

  113. Kuwait
  114. Marion Barry
  115. Nelson Mandella
  116. Americans with Disabilities Act
  117. Boris Yeltsin

    1991:

  118. Desert Storm
  119. David Duke
  120. Clarence Thomas
  121. Luby's Cafeteria
  122. Jeffrey Dahmer
  123. Terry Anderson

    1992:

  124. Rodney King
  125. Bill Clinton
  126. Ross Perot
  127. Somalia
  128. Ruby Ridge
  129. Tailhook Scandal
  130. Hurricane Andrew

    1993:

  131. Branch Davidians
  132. World Trade Center
  133. The Bobbitts
  134. NAFTA
  135. Gays in military

    1994:

  136. Haiti
  137. Whitewater
  138. O.J. Simpson
  139. Tanya Harding
  140. Republicans
  141. Kurt Cobain

    1995:

  142. Oklahoma City
  143. Prime Minister Rabin
  144. Selena
  145. Former Yugoslavia
  146. Million Man March
  147. Susan Smith
  148. Ebola Virus
  149. Madalyn Murray O'Hair
  150. Cadet Murder

    1996:

  151. Unabomber
  152. Saudi Arabia
  153. Freemen
  154. Ron Brown
  155. FBI Files
  156. TWA Flight 800
  157. Atlanta, Georgia
  158. Jack Kemp
  159. Jon Benet Ramsey

    1997:

  160. Republic of Texas
  161. Darlie Routier
  162. Timothy McVeigh
  163. Madeleine Albright
  164. Mike Tyson
  165. Heaven's Gate
  166. Jimmy Stewart
  167. The Goldmans & Browns
  168. Paula Jones
  169. Tiger Woods
  170. Mars
  171. Bill Cosby
  172. Andrew Cunanon
  173. Paparazzi
  174. El Nino

    1998:

  175. Monica Lewinsky
  176. Frank Sinatra
  177. Kenneth Starr
  178. Phil Hartman
  179. Africa
  180. The Titanic
  181. Skiing accidents
  182. China
  183. Tanzania and Kenya
  184. Washington D.C.
  185. Sudan and Afghanistan
  186. Mark McGuire
  187. Stock Market
  188. Hurricane Mitch
  189. Articles of Impeachment
  190. John Glenn

    1999:

  191. Janet Reno
  192. Mountain Gorillas
  193. Joe DiMaggio
  194. Jasper, Texas
  195. Al Gore, Bill Bradley, Pat Buchanon, George Bush, Lamar Alexander, Dan Quayle, and Elizabeth Dole
  196. Tornado Alley
  197. Y2K
  198. Kosovo
  199. Columbine High School
  200. Wedgewood Baptist Church
  201. Payne Stewart
  202. Egypt Air 990
  203. Texas A&M
  204. George Harrison

    2000:

  205. The Millenium
  206. Elian Gonzalez