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  • ARPANET became too big too manage so it splits into two networks - Milnet used by the Military, and "the new smaller ARPANET" to be used by civilians.

  • An inter-network communication method was invented called Internet Protocol (IP) with the most popular being the Transmission Control Protocol for IP (TCP/IP). This is the standard we use today for the internet.

  • At end of 1983 there were about 600 hosts/nodes.


  • Cabbage Patch kids are released.

  • French scientist Dr. Luc Montagnier discovered HIV.

  • Camcorders are introduced.

  • Karen Carpenter dies of anorexia nervosa at the age of 32, February 4th.

  • The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, advertising cost more than during the Super Bowl that year, and surpassing the record Dallas set for most viewers.

  • Compact discs are first released.

  • U.S Embassy is bombed in Beirut, killing 40 people.

  • "Just Say No" is the new tool to combat growing drug use in the US.

  • The Tylenol Murders happen in Chicago.


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