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1980

INTERNET EVENTS

  • Entire ARPANET is shut down on October 27th by first virus. (Accomplished what bombs could not do.) Fortunately virus was eradicated.

  • Many universities worldwide joined ARPANET because it was nifty, funded and could be used for non-military purposes also such as e-mail.



CURRENT EVENTS

  • "Who Shot JR?" is talked about heavily from the TV show Dallas. On November 21, the conclusion draws more viewers than any other show in TV history up to that point.

  • The US boycotts the Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR.

  • Post-It Notes are introduced by 3-M.

  • The first all news service started by Turner Cable Network begins.

  • Mark David Chapman assassinates John Lennon.

  • Ronald Reagan is elected, defeating Jimmy Carter, and takes credit for freeing the Iranian hostages in his inaugural speech.

  • About 125,000 Cubans leave Cuba for America, most are criminals hand picked by Castro's men, only a few are relatives of those in America.

  • Mt. Saint Helens erupts, killing 60 people.

  • Richard Pryor gets badly burned trying to freebase cocaine.

  • Sadam Hussein launches war against Iran for close to a decade over oil rights.

Resources

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