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  • National Science Foundation (NSF) created its own network called NSFNET.

  • NSFNET used TCP/IP and ran faster than ARPANET by running more phone lines between big cities. This formed a strong Internet backbone.

  • There are now about 6000 hosts/nodes at the end of 1986.


  • On January 28th, the Challenger explodes.

  • Worst nuclear disaster ever in Chernobyl, USSR, April.

  • Fox Network starts in America.

  • Vice President George Bush's broccoli incident, tons is delivered to the White House.

  • Return of Haley's Comet.

  • Hands Across America, May 25, 1986.

  • Statue of Liberty celebrates the 100th Anniversary and gets a face lift in the process.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger marries Maria Shriver.


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